Weekly Feature

June 15, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Seniors honored at Maryvale High during joint BOCES awards ceremony

Assembling for the first time in one venue, Erie 1 Board of Cooperative Educational Services officials and instructors from the Harkness, Kenton, and Potter career and technical centers presented awards to approximately 70 students, recognizing them More...

Editorial

Help is needed for seniors in New York

Bee Editorial

June 15 marks National Elder Abuse Awareness Day. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, there are around 383,000 people age 60 and older living in Erie County. More...

Spindle items

• BLUES FESTIVAL — With warmer months upon us, it’s time to mark our calendars with all the festivals and other fun events occurring in the area. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago June 16, 1892   • Crocodile shoes for young women will be one of the fashions in footwear this summer.  • The Lancaster Benevolent Association will hold its annual picnic at Mook’s Grove on Monday, July 4. More...

Sports

Lancaster goalie Ben Mazur named Boys Player of the Year

Playing as a lacrosse goalie can be tough, but Lancaster junior goalie Ben Mazur makes it look easy.  That is because Mazur spends countless hours honing his skills, whether it’s watching film, training in the weight room or meeting up wit More...

Mazur, Kasprzyk share All-Bee Girls Player of the Year honor

Maddie Mazur and Allison Kasprzyk are two of the most talented girls’ lacrosse players in Section VI, and that has not gone unnoticed by the coaches in the Bee coverage area.  Mazur, a freshman midfielder at Lancaster, and Kasprzyk, a seni More...

WSE, Lancaster, Amherst fill First Team

All-Bee Girls Lacrosse

West Seneca East, Lancaster and Amherst are among the top Section VI girls lacrosse teams in Western New York, and the girls’ lacrosse coaches who voted in the Bee coverage area agreed.  West Seneca East, section runner-up in Class C, had More...

Depew officials look to get moving on ‘zombie’ property maintenance

The Depew Village Board approved a resolution Monday night to have the Department of Public Works mow the grass for “zombie” properties in the village as of June 12, via a list of properties provided by Tony Fischione, code enforcement of More...

Thruway crash in Lancaster claims life of Rochester woman

A 45-year-old woman was killed Thursday 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...

Local News

Plymouth Crossroads’ fifth Bluesfest aims to raise $12K for homeless youth

The Plymouth Crossroads’ Bluesfest will be back for a fifth year this weekend, aiming to raise funds to help fight youth homelessness in Western New York and break the cycle of generational poverty. More...

In the Military

Army Cpl. Meghan Weinstein of Lancaster has re-enlisted to continue service with the 105th Military Police Company.  Army Sgt. Austin Bessong of Lancaster has re-enlisted to continue service with the 152nd Engineer Support Company.  More...

Village moves forward with several projects

The Village of Lancaster continued to move forward with several longstanding projects at Monday’s Village Board meeting.  The board approved a resolution to recommend an amendment to the Eric County Tax Act. More...

Police Blotter

Woman claims attack by cocaine dealer

Lancaster Sunday, June 4 • A man was pulled over along Madison and Randolph streets for giving insufficient notice before signaling a turn. More...

Lifestyles

Homegrown

Farmers markets offer new twists for 2017 season

Under way for another year of fresh, local food and products — and quality community interaction — farmers markets throughout the region are showcasing their wares for the buying public.  Here’s a look at what some popular mark More...

Programs at Reinstein Woods

The following events are all scheduled at the Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, More...

Library News

Story Times  • Lapsit Story Time for 3- to 23-month-olds with a parent or a caregiver is being held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays from July 11 to Aug. 15.  More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Scouts plan rocket launch, derby Boy Scout Pack 129 will have its Rocket Launch and Derby Day at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 15, at Our Lady of Pompeii School, 129 Laverack Ave. in Lancaster. Call Dennis Piskaldo at 683-7726 with any questions. More...

Business

Salon De Kat aims to offer more than the typical beauty shop

For Kathleen Beardsley, opportunity comes in many forms.  The Lockport native had always wanted to be part of the beauty industry, but early in life found herself working in a factory.  More...

Mother-daughter duo start business together in Lancaster

Deb Ervolina and her daughter, Kelly Depczynski, have always been artistically inclined, with Ervolina teaching decorative painting for 26 years at an adult education program in Lancaster, and her daughter following in her creative footsteps.  T More...

Businesses recognized

The following individuals and businesses won for their respective categories at the Lancaster Area Chamber of Commerce awards luncheon:  • Small Business of the Year: Orffeo Printing and Imaging, Greg Orffeo, owner.  • Medium Bus More...