Weekly Feature



August 3, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Vaccinations necessary for all U.S. children

Bee Editorial

August, for many people, is known for hot summer days, back-to-school shopping and generally, celebrating the last bit of summer. More...

Spindle items

• SAVE THE DATE — With August rounding off the summer months, it’s time to get those last cookouts, camping adventures and pool parties underway. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Aug. 4, 1892   • William Delzer, of Lancaster, was in town last week for the purpose of erecting a windmill on the farm of John Porter.  More...

Obituaries

Death Notice

PICCILLO, Beverly A., of Depew, died Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017. Mrs. Piccillo is survived by three siblings, Carol Wisniewski, Joyce Provino and June Krcmarik. The family will be present to receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. More...

Sports

South breaks three-game losing skid against North

The 42nd annual Kensington Lions All-Star High School Football Classic had all of the makings of a big win for the South all-stars.  More...

LRD softball winding down

It’s playoff time for a couple of divisions, as the Lancaster Parks and Recreation adult slow-pitch softball leagues are slowly winding down. More...

Sports Brief

Registration for Lancaster Recreation Department fall and winter volleyball will be Monday, Sept. 18 through Friday, Sept. 23. Those interested in registering should call the department at 684-3320.  More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Faith United to host rummage sale Faith United Methodist Church, 5505 Broadway in Lancaster, will hold its rummage sale from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 5. Admission is $2, with an additional $2 for the bag sale at 1 p.m. More...

Business

Business is brisk for the first Checkers to open in Depew

Now in its third week of operation, the new Depew Checkers restaurant, located at 5752 Transit Road, is bustling with activity according to owner Amit Malik. More...

GreenFields program shares memories through storytelling

In collaboration with the Pastoral Care Department at Roswell Park Cancer Institute, The GreenFields Continuing Care Community has introduced Reflections, a volunteer driven program aimed at capturing the memories and life experiences of its resident More...

Food Bank of WNY names three new board members

Kristen Hanson, Steven Jezioro and Vincent Miranda have been elected to the Food Bank of WNY’s board of directors, according to a press release from the organization.  More...

Morton says lake upkeep should include dredging

Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarcz has proposed a resolution to repair Como Lake dam’s low level outlet without dredging the lake, according to a press release.  The lake was last dredged in 2004, a process that needs to be done every e More...

Taste of Lancaster & Arts in the Village return next weekend

For the first time, the Taste of Lancaster and Arts in the Village are being combined for residents and community members in the town and village of Lancaster. More...

Depew church touching lives through ‘Matthew’s Table’ outreach

For the past three months, members of Lord of Life Lutheran Church on Borden Road have been visiting the Depew Senior Center, bringing a hot meal and their undivided attention to needy families in Depew.  More...

Local News

St. Mary’s High School grad wins Marian Award for selfless service

Whether it’s singing for the Buffalo Sabres, supporting her school through volunteerism or helping local charities through her church, recent St. Mary’s High School grad Anna Heerdt lives to serve.  More...

As summer progresses, park programs flourish

It’s prime time for the Town of Lancaster’s Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department, and for its programs for residents.  According to a press release from the department, children have been keeping busy with crafts, tournaments an More...

Lorigo sponsors dental safety law

Erie County Legislature Majority Leader Joseph Lorigo announced his sponsorship of a newly proposed, local, dental-care safety law at Evolution Dental in Cheektowaga on Tuesday. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.As a resident of the Village of Lancaster, I see we can spend and blow off fireworks worth $15,000 to $20,000 in 20 minutes plus the cost of insurance. Why can’t we spend that same amount on trees? More...

Education

Lancaster High School lists honor roll

The following Lancaster High School students have been named to the honor roll for the fourth quarter of the 2016-17 school year.  Grade Nine  More...

Lifestyles

Erie County Fair celebrates 178th anniversary

Food and agriculture take center stage as the new commodities for the 178th Erie County Fair.  More...

Reinstein Woods sets programs for August

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

News Brief

Sporting licenses went on sale for the Town of Lancaster at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 1, and may be purchased any weekday between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. at Lancaster Town Hall, 21 Central Ave. More...

Entertainment

Live Local in WNY

thurs. 3   The Barn Katz — 6 p.m., as part of Music On Main, Cabernet Cafe, 9 N. Ellicott near Main St., Williamsville. 631-1044, www.cabernetswinecafe.com  More...

Performance

thurs. 3   Bobby Militello — Performing as part of the Easy Listening Concert series, 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 3, at Raymond Klimek Veterans Park, 700 River Road, North Tonawanda. 695-8520  More...

Auditions

mon. 7 & tues. 8   Over the Tavern — The Lancaster Regional Players will hold open auditions for “Over the Tavern,” at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 7, and Tuesday, Aug. 8, at the Lancaster Opera House, 21 Central Ave., Lancaster. More...