Weekly Feature



July 27, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Problem gambling conference visits Depew

For a second consecutive year, mental health practitioners from across the region gathered at Grapevine Banquets in Depew for a conference on problem gambling, part of a state-sponsored effort to educate clinicians and address an issue that experts s More...

Editorial

Summer camping offers great health benefits

Bee Editorial

Many people take advantage of the summer weather by planning camping trips with their families. The fresh air and reconnecting with children and spouses are often cited as top reasons that people enjoy spending their vacation days outdoors.  More...

Spindle items

• INTO THE WILD — Western New Yorkers know that we need to take advantage of warmer weather when we can.  For some, there’s no better way to take advantage of the season than camping, with beautiful hiking trails throughout Erie More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago July 28, 1892   More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.As a resident of the Village of Lancaster, with the continuing sewer problems, I’m wondering why we bought a camera for approximately $110,000 and not even use it? More...

Sports

Cotton’s grand finale earns her Female Athlete of the Year honor

Six years of varsity softball built up to one playoff run for Karsen Cotton. The Depew senior did not disappoint. She led the Lady Wildcats as far as they have ever gone – all the way to the state championship game. More...

Senior MOGs earn ninth straight win

Glory Days Softball League

60+ Division  The Senior Mostly Old Guys finished the 2017 regular season with their ninth consecutive victory, which came at the Comfort Funeral Home Senior Cubs’ expense, 11-8.  TheCubs didn’t make things easy, however, as the More...

Titles clinched in LRD softball

It was time to pop the corks and celebrate as two regular season titles in the men’s league of the Lancaster Parks and Recreation slow-pitch softball leagues were claimed. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

St. Mary’s WINGS plans movie series The Women in God’s Spirit Bible study group at St. Mary of the Assumption Church will host a free movie series, all starting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 27, and Wednesday, Aug. 16, at 1 St. More...

Business

First area Chick-fil-A coming to Cheektowaga

Right now, if area fast food aficionados want, say, a Chick-fil-A Deluxe with extra Chick-fil-A sauce, their best — and closest — option would be a more than three-hour round trip to the Gem City: Erie, Pennsylvania.  The trip for a More...

National Grid funding aids area Boys and Girls Clubs

National Grid will continue its support for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Buffalo’s STEAM — Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics — program, according to a press release from the organization.  More...

Price Rite introduces organic product line

Price Rite Supermarkets is making it easy for customers to find affordable, organic and nutritious products.  More...

Depew DPW without supervisor

Phillip Fleck, Depew’s Department of Public Works supervisor, was put on administrative leave indefinitely in mid-June, with pay, according to Michael Kinson, DPW crew chief.  Kinson and Michael Lucarelli, the village’s two crew chie More...

Additions to Transit Road project leave some out of loop

The Depew Village Board approved a resolution at Monday night’s meeting regarding a fire hydrant installation along Transit Road, north of the Norfolk Southern Railroad Bridge.  However, fire department officials said during a board work s More...

Local News

GOODWILL

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Lancaster native nabs Unyts scholarship

Abby Choboy of Lancaster has received a $500 college scholarship from Unyts, Western New York’s only organ, eye, tissue and community blood center, according to a press release from the organization.  More...

On the Campus

Oswego State College named sophomore meteorology major Samantha Jaworowicz, junior meteorology major Alec Sczepanski and junior wellness management major Jessica Sheppard, all of Lancaster, and senior physics major Samuel Carwile and sophomore journa More...

Police Blotter

Woman accused in theft of lottery tickets

Lancaster   Sunday, July 9  • Two shoplifters were caught attempting to leave Walmart with 51 items of merchandise. More...

Obituaries

Helen A. Biskey, owner of Helen’s Beauty Shoppe

Helen A. Biskey (nee MacCallum), 95, of Holiday, Florida, formerly of Depew, died Thursday, April 2, 2015.  Mrs. Biskey was born on May 6, 1920, in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada. More...

Lifestyles

Stop and snare

Top drum corps to perform at 20th annual Drums Along the Waterfront

Imagine a marching band combined with synchronized dance movements and the artistry of a Broadway production. That’s what an audience can expect from a drum corps performance. More...

Programs set 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 until Aug. 15.  More...

Entertainment

Historical Tours

fri. 28   Old First Ward — Enjoy a walking tour of one of the oldest neighborhoods in Buffalo, 6 p.m. Friday, July 28. Meet at Mutual Riverfront Park, 41 Hamburg St., Buffalo; $. 245-3032, www.explorebuffalo.org  More...

Festivals

thurs. 27-sat. 29   CMC JazzFest — The Colored Musicians Club will celebrate its 100th year of jazz at 145 Broadway, Buffalo, and this free, outdoor festival will host more than 150 performers on seven stages. More...

Family Activities

thurs. 27   Kids DJ Dance Party — 6 p.m. Thursday, July 27, as part of Music On Main, at Ed Young’s Hardware, 5641 Main St., Williamsville. shop.edyoungs.com/departments  More...