Weekly Feature



August 10, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Assembly speaker tours stretch of Scajaquada during WNY stop

Scajaquada Creek, the blighted waterway that winds its way through Cheektowaga, Lancaster, Depew and Buffalo, has long held the attention of local lawmakers and conservation groups, but Monday, it had a downstate audience: New York State Assembly Spe More...

Editorial

Town recordings promote transparency

Bee Editorial

At Monday night’s meeting, the Lancaster Town Board approved a resolution to have audio recordings made of all meetings, including State Environmental Quality Review meetings and work sessions, along with existing audio from meetings of the Pla More...

Spindle items

• TOUGH BREAK — It turns out that being accident prone is much more dangerous while camping than having little to no knowledge of the wilderness.  At least it was for me. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Aug. 11, 1892   More...

Obituaries

Paul H. Augustyniak, elevator worker

Paul H. Augustyniak, 78, of Lancaster, died Sunday, July 30, 2017.  Mr. Augustyniak graduated from Buffalo Public School No. 24, Hutch Tech High School and Erie County Technical Institute as well as various elevator industry schools. More...

Lifestyles

NFTA veteran bomb dog a repeat pick for high-profile security details

In his short but illustrious working life, King, one of the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority’s top explosives detection dogs, has seen a lot. More...

Senior News

All events (except where indicated) are held at the Town of Lancaster Senior Citizens Center, 100 Oxford Ave. Lancaster residents need to have photo identification ready. For more information, call 685-3498. More...

Reinstein Woods Programs

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

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 10   Teddy Bear Picnic — Families can enjoy crafts, games, stories and carrousel rides with their best stuffed friends, 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 10, at the Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum, 180 Thompson St., North Tonawanda; $. More...

Art

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Festivals

thurs. 10-sun. 20   Erie County Fair — Noon-10 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 9; 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 10, through Sunday, Aug. 20, at the Hamburg Fairgrounds, 5600 McKinley Parkway, Hamburg; $. www.ecfair.org  sat. 12   More...

Lancaster Central board sets final tax rates for 2017-18

With final assessment values in, the Lancaster Central Board of Education on Monday approved property tax rates for district residents, which came in lower than those estimated by district officials in April.  More...

Town SEQR, work sessions will now be audio recorded

The Lancaster Town Board took a step toward increasing transparency at Monday night’s meeting.  Members approved a resolution, introduced by Councilman Ron Ruffino, that will require all State Environmental Quality Review meetings and work More...

Local News

Depew man killed by hit-and-run vehicle near airport

Police are investigating a fatal hit-and-run during the predawn hours of Tuesday on Genesee Street, near Buffalo Niagara International Airport.  More...

News Brief

Sporting licenses are on sale in the Town Clerk’s Office at Lancaster Town Hall, 21 Central Ave., Lancaster. More...

Morton’s law would ensure American-made tag on county purchases

Erie County Legislator Ted Morton, R-Cheektowaga, wants to bring the term “Buy American” out of the abstract and into the concrete at the county level, and a proposed law announced last Tuesday would be the first step in doing that.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Kudos to fire chief for pursuit of grant money

We would like to publicly thank Scott Wegst, Depew Fire Department chief, for continuously pursuing grant money to purchase new equipment for the Depew Fire Department.  The latest grant is for all new overhead doors at all three fire halls, at More...

Matthew’s Table aims to enrich community life

An article about Matthew’s Table, a ministry of Lord of Life Lutheran Church, appeared recently in The Lancaster/ Depew Bee.  Unfortunately, the impression that some members of the community took away from the article does not accurately r More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.As a resident of the Village of Lancaster, I’m wondering why they spent $20,000 on a 30-year-old sewer cleaning machine in the Village of Lancaster. This is bizarre. More...

Sports

Glory Days’ 60+ division playoffs begin

50+ division’s attempt to play makeup doubleheaders washed out

The Senior Mostly Old Guys recently took on the Comfort Funeral Home Senior Cubs at Westwood Park in the opening round of the Glory Days Softball League’s 60+ Division playoffs.  Leo Noe (East Amherst) and Dave Weinman led the charge durin More...

SUPER STRIKERS

— The Lancaster-Depew U14 Strikers soccer players proudly wear their medals after finishing up an 18-5-1 season. The team went 11-2 in league play, earning the league title. More...

LAXERS

- The Buffalo Storm 2019-20 team, a Lancaster-based travel lacrosse team, traveled to Traverse City, Michigan, July 22-23 and was named JV Champion at the Warrior - Cherry Bomb Invitational. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Summer theater show set   The Lancaster Youth Bureau’s Summer Performing Arts Academy presents Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Oklahoma!” at 7:30 p.m. each evening from Thursday, Aug. 10, through Saturday, Aug. More...

Business

BlueCross BlueShield enhances digital wellness tools

As the demand for digital health tools continues to rise, BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York has introduced an enhanced digital wellness platform, My- Health, developed in partnership with Welltok, the leading consumer health enterprise company More...

Whole Foods to open

Whole Foods Market Buffalo’s first Western New York location is scheduled to open at 9 a.m. Friday, Sept. 15. The 50,000-square-foot natural and organic supermarket will be located in the Northtown Plaza at 3097 Sheridan Drive. More...

Springville Center for the Arts seeks exhibits

Springville Center for the Arts, located at 37 N. Buffalo St., is seeking artwork submissions for “Changing Seasons: The Byway Experience” exhibit, according to a release from the center.  More...