Weekly Feature

June 22, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Parkland resolutions called out by supervisor, councilman

Progress was made to acquire more parkland at the Lancaster Town Board meeting on Monday night, including a resolution to approve payment for appraisal services at 00 Lake Ave., affirm support for the Lancaster Parkland Acquisition and Planning Proje More...

Editorial

Transit Road work a step in the right direction

Bee Editorial

Anyone who has driven along Transit Road in Depew can attest to dangerous driving conditions, from the narrow roadways to deteriorating bridges overhead. More...

Spindle items

BE A TROOPER— Those looking for a career in crime prevention and law enforcement have an opportunity to learn more this summer, thanks to a partnership between the Walden Galleria and New York State Police. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago June 23, 1892   • It is said that whisky and beer is being sold in Albion under the seductive title of “pop.”  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.As a resident of the Village of Lancaster, I’m disappointed with Mayor Schroeder, who claims we need special events year round. Unfortunately, we do not. After another wet spring, we have many sewer problems in the village. More...

Education

Area students selected for scholarship

The Jackie Schmid Memorial Scholarship Selection Committee presented six high school seniors who reside in Cheektowaga with scholarships of $1,500 each at an awards ceremony on Wednesday, June 14, at the Julia Boyer Reinstein Library. More...

Sports

First Team marked by championship pedigree

2017 All-Bee Softball

Aside from all being extremely talented players, there’s one thing six of the eight First-Team all-stars on the 2017 All-Bee Softball Team have in common: They played for schools that reached the local pinnacle this season.  More...

Lancaster’s Paradowski dubbed Player of the Year

Anyone who wonders just how much of a difference work ethic can make in athletic endeavors should look no further than 2017 All-Bee Softball Player of the Year Kara Paradowski.  More...

Sports briefs

The Just Show Up softball skills camp for all girls in grades kindergarten through eighth grade will be held from 9 a.m. More...

Business

Key Bank partners with nonprofit to donate computers to LMS

KeyBank partnered with Computers for Children — a local nonprofit — in donating computers to Lancaster Middle School students at the Central Avenue School Building on Monday.  More...

Emerging Business Leaders to host Summer ProMix at Canalside

The Emerging Business Leaders will hold its fourth annual EBL Summer ProMix from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 22, at the USS Little Rock at the Buffalo & Erie County Naval & Military Park at Canalside. More...

Extras sought for movie

The production company behind a movie scheduled to be filmed in East Aurora is now looking for extras to be featured in the film.  More...

Breaking News - 6/22/2017 5:12 PM

Lancaster PD investigating fatal hit-and-run

A 28-year-old man was killed while walking along Broadway in Lancaster, between Wednesday evening and early Thursday, according to a press release from the Lancaster Police Department. The man was struck from behind by a vehicle traveling west a More...

Transit Road construction set for summer

Work began on Transit Road construction Monday as part of a project to rehabilitate a portion of Route 78, according to a press release from the state Department of Transportation.  (See editorial on page four)  More...

Depew School Board says goodbye to longtime member

Barbara Staebell led her last Depew School Board meeting as board president Tuesday night.  As a member of the board for 16 years, Staebell was vice president for a number of years before taking over as president the last two years.  Before More...

Local News

St. Mary’s students embark on Junior Robotic Surgery Challenge

For the third consecutive year, St. Mary’s High School is sending students to participate in the Junior Robotic Surgery Challenge at the Roswell Park Cancer Institute of Buffalo. More...

ADE for Alzheimer’s enters fourth year

Jake Oberg, a sixth-grade student of Lancaster’s William Street School, lost his grandfather to Alzheimer’s disease in 2014.  According to a press release via ADE for Alzheimer’s Lemonade Stand and Bake Sale, Oberg decided to h More...

Lancaster Central officials honor MacKay at last board meeting

At the last meeting of her 15-year career on Lancaster Central’s Board of Education, member Marie MacKay received thanks from her peers for a job well done.  More...

Letters to the Editor

In our society, thinking is becoming lost art

I enjoyed David Sherman’s column “Without news, we have no freedom.”  Freedom is a process where we all have our duty to play.  “What is truth?” — Pontius Pilate.  If truth is the first casualty of w More...

Police Blotter

Cash, passport stolen from Chinese tourist

Lancaster   Friday, June 9  • Police caught two male drivers racing each other along Transit Road at Como Park Boulevard, one going 68 and the other 72 mph. More...

Obituaries

June E. Underkofler, former owner of Carousel Nursery

June E. Underkofler (nee Farr), 81, of St. Louis, Missouri, formerly of Lancaster, died Wednesday, May 31, 2017.  Mrs. Underkofler was born on June 19, 1935, in Buffalo. More...

Lifestyles

Bill Wende contemplates past, future of Section6Runs website

Hundreds of athletes have been in Bill Wende’s camera lens as he spent countless days running around in — or sometimes biking in — torrential rain, blazing heat and the rare, perfect afternoons snapping pictures.  More...

Hook and Ladder hosts golf outing

Lancaster's Hook and Ladder Volunteer Fire Company will have its golf outing starting at 7 a.m. Sunday, June 25 at Chestnut Hill Country Club, 1330 Broadway in Darien Center. Contact Bill Craver at 574-3662 to reserve your spot.   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...

Entertainment

Family Activities

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Art

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Walking Tours

thurs. 22   Chestnut Ridge Park Evening Hike — This 5-mile walk is presented by the Foothills Trail Club, 6 p.m. Thursday, June 22. Meet in the parking lot by the casino. 548-1401, www.foothillstrailclub.org  More...