Weekly Feature

June 8, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Public hearings focus on property rezonings

Ralph Lorigo and Chris Strang representing TBD Properties spoke at the Lancaster   Town Board’s public hearing Monday night to give a presentation on a townhouse unit they’re looking to build.  More...

Editorial

Stay fit this summer by attending a free class

Bee Editorial

If you are looking to lose weight or just remain active, summer can be a good time to get a head start. While there are plenty of activities to surf through around the area, some are even free of charge. More...

Spindle items

• SPEAKING OF WHICH — I had my first brush with public speaking in a while last week. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago June 9, 1892   • The West Seneca wolves were seen in the vicinity last week.  • Live in pure air and you will never take cold. It is the attack of microbes in bad air that gives you cold.  More...

Police Blotter

‘Big Gulp’ thrown at adjacent car

Lancaster  Saturday, May 27  • A man was pulled over for passing a red light at Transit Road and Como Park Boulevard. The man admitted to police he had marijuana in his shirt pocket and handed it over.  Monday, May 29  More...

Obituaries

Roberta J. Castlevetere, owner of Castle Capital Inc.

Roberta Jean Castlevetere (nee Woods), 89, of Clarence and formerly of Lancaster, died on Wednesday, May 31, 2017.  More...

Sports

Depew softball repeats as Far West Regional champions

History repeated itself in the Class B softball Far West Regional Friday. Last year, Depew dominated Section V Class B Champion Bath-Haverling to the tune of an 11-0 win, advancing to the program’s first-ever state semifinal. More...

Legends lax falls in close call to OP in title game

The Lancaster boys lacrosse team got closer than it ever has before. The Legends lost the Class A Championship to perennial powerhouse Orchard Park 15-13 Thursday. The team had a slow start but never allowed the Quakers to put the game away. More...

Lady Legends fall to Frontier in Class A Championship

The Lancaster girls lacrosse team fought and clawed back but couldn’t keep up its streak of Class A sectional titles. The Lady Legends fell to Frontier Thursday, 8-7, in the Class A Championship. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Bottle, can fundraiser planned by troop   More...

Business

At 5 Wits, theatrics and storytelling provide building blocks for a great adventure

Everyone at some point has wanted to jump through the screen and become a part of their favorite movie, whether it features pirate rapscallions or a sweeping landscape, court intrigue or a rapid-fire action sequence.  Escape rooms have filled th More...

Westermeier Martin Dental Care hosts Dentistry from the Heart event

Westermeier Martin Dental Care will offer free basic dental care for low-income families during its 13th annual Dentistry from the Heart event.  The service runs from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, June 16, at its East Aurora office, 950 Main St. More...

Catholic Charities annual appeal enters final month short of goal

Bishop Richard J. More...

Breaking News - 6/8/2017 4:47 PM

Thruway crash in Lancaster claims life of Rochester woman

A 45-year-old woman was killed this morning in a multi-vehicle accident on Interstate 90 between Exit 48a (Pembroke) and Exit 49 (Depew), according to a press release from the New York State Police website.   More...

Supervisor weighs in on possible big-name tenant

Amazon.com

Lancaster officials are cautiously optimistic that digital marketplace giant Amazon is coming to the town. More...

Former chief, president of Bowmansville Fire Association, celebrates 50 years of service

The Bowmansville Volunteer Fire Association honored former chief and president and active life member Frank Cullinan for 50 years of service with a dinner at the fire hall on Monday, June 5.  More...

Local News

Student recognized as ‘Volunteer of the Year’

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Because of her compassion and communication skills, Nardin Academy sophomore Ellia Flejtuch, a volunteer at the Harris Hill Nursing Facility, has won the hearts of residents and staff.  More...

Concert series set

The Village of Depew will be sponsoring its second annual Summer Concert Series in Veteran’s Park on Terrace Boulevard. Concerts are as follows:   •7 p.m. Thursday, June 29, Special Delivery  •7 p.m. More...

News Brief

Our Lady of Pompeii will hold a Vacation Bible School from 9 a.m. to noon Monday, July 10, to Friday, July 14, at 129 Laverack Ave., Lancaster. The program is for children ages 5 to 12. Registration is $15 for each child or $40 per family. More...

Letters to the Editor

New column could address long-standing issues

Like all village residents, I was overjoyed to hear the news that Mayor Schroeder would be writing a monthly column.  In college, coming up with ideas for term papers was hard, so I would like to throw out some ideas for our mayor.  More...

Political opinions can be changed

Opinion: A belief based not on certainty but on what seems true or probable.  Everyone has the right to their own opinion of course, but I ask those who believed what seemed true or probable as set forth by Mr. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.As a recent retiree from the Social Security Administration, I agree with Trump. More...

Education

Lancaster residents named to honor roll

The following Lancaster residents were named to Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart’s honor roll for the third quarter of the 2016-17 academic year:  Seniors  Abby Choboy, Madison Folsom, Julia Kajdas, Rachel Levea, Skylar Merrell, Ha More...

Lifestyles

It all began in Lancaster for pro pole vaulter

Mary Saxer almost never tried pole vaulting. The former high school and NCAA All-American and current pro didn’t even pick up the sport until her junior season at Lancaster High School. More...

Niagara Falls trip, dinner celebrate 60th anniversary

Gloria and Donald Spagnola of Lockport will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with a Maid of the Mist tour in Niagara Falls followed by a dinner celebration at Salvatore’s Italian Gardens. More...

Spring ceremony joins couple in Lancaster church

Amanda Annarino married Jordan Malecki during an afternoon ceremony on Saturday, May 27, 2017, at St. Mary of the Assumption Church in Lancaster.  The groom is the son of Diane and Thomas Malecki of Alden.  The Rev. More...

Entertainment

Live Local in WNY

thurs. 8 Victor Dean — 6 p.m., as part of Music On Main, Cabernet Cafe, 9 N. Ellicott near Main St., Williamsville. 631-1044, www.cabernetswinecafe.com More...

Concerts

thurs. 8  Alternative rock group, Blue October, will perform at 8 p.m. Thursday, June 8, at The Rapids Theatre, 1711 Main St., Niagara Falls; $. 205-8925, www.rapidstheatre.com  sat. 10   More...

Workshops/Classes

thurs. 8   More...