Weekly Feature

August 17, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Rotary aims to bolster numbers

The Lancaster-Depew Rotary Club has seen numbers drop since its heyday in the 1970s, according to President Robert Benzel, but that doesn’t mean it is down for the count.  The club was down to eight members three years ago, but it has slow More...

Editorial

It can be difficult decoding school dress codes

Bee Editorial

This is a pretty important time of the year for fashion, given that it’s back-to-school shopping season. More...

Spindle items

• BACK TO SCHOOL — Every year, The Bee looks for a bright-eyed student to be pictured on our front pages for the first week of September.  For families seeing their little ones off for the first time, consider memorializing the milest More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Aug. 18, 1892   More...

Obituaries

Death Notice

PILLARD, Cheryl Ann (nee Conrad), of Lancaster, died Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017. Mrs. Pillard was preceded in death by her husband, Glenn. A funeral service was held on Aug. 14 from Bowmansville United Methodist Church. More...

Lifestyles

Going green by living in less

Woman builds tiny house to embrace more sustainable lifestyle

Michelle Bernas grew up in a duplex with her grandparents, two aunts, parents and older brother in North Tonawanda. She shared a 9-foot by 10-foot room with her brother until she was 12 years old. More...

St. Mary’s High School plans raffle

St. Mary’s High School will host its meat raffle at 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 25, at 142 Laverack Ave. in Lancaster. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the women’s volleyball team. 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...

Business

Walk Off Hunger campaign raises $93,000 for annual event

The 10th annual Walk Off Hunger, presented by Life Storage, raised a record-breaking $93,000 for the Food Bank of WNY, according to a release from the organization. More...

Museum speaker series to continue on Sept. 9

As part of its continuing speaker series, the Museum of disABILITY History will host author Diana Katovitch from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, at the museum, 3826 Main St., Amherst. More...

Business Briefs

Finish Strong Health and Wellness has a five-week program, including a three-week sugar detox. Visit 6229 Transit Road, Depew, or call 880-5967 for details.  More...

Breaking News - 8/17/2017 5:19 PM

Gregorek charged in fatal Thruway crash

A 27-year-old man, Kristofer Gregorek, of Ballston Spa, has been arrested and charged with manslaughter in the second degree for a fatal crash on the New York State Thruway near the Depew exit, according to a press release from the Erie County Distri More...

Breaking News - 8/17/2017 5:11 PM

Broadway construction starts Monday

The state Department of Transportation will begin a highway paving project on US Route 20 - Broadway, in the town and village of Lancaster, according to a press release from the DOT.  As a result, several daily traffic restrictions will occ More...

DPW gains administrative assistant

The Depew Village Board held a special meeting on Monday to appoint a new administrative assistant for the Department of Public Works.  Deborah Schugardt, who has been a resident of Depew for 27 years, accepted the position at the meeting for a More...

Local News

Como Lake dam work slated for August

The Erie County Department of Public Works will open bids for the initial phases of the rehabilitation of Como Lake Dam low-level outlets on Aug. 24, according to a county letter dated Aug. More...

On the Campus

Emily Bagley of Lancaster graduated from Le Moyne College in May with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology.  Brigitte Gauthier of Elma has graduated and was named to the 2017 spring semester dean’s list at Le Moyne College. More...

Area high school students gain nursing experience at Harris Hill

Students from Clarence and Lancaster High Schools graduated from Harris Hill Nursing Facility’s second annual hospitality internship program. More...

Letters to the Editor

Kudoes to those involved in show

The members of the Rotary Club of Lancaster-Depew are grateful and thank the many sponsors, volunteers, automobile enthusiasts, Depew schools and the mayor of the Village of Depew for all their assistance to make our recent car show a success.   More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.As a resident of the Village of Lancaster, I’m wondering with the beautification of downtown, why are there two tree planters without trees on Clark Street near Central? More...

Sports

Senior MOGs claim fifth straight 60+ title

Glory Days Softball

The Senior Mostly Old Guys recently won their fifth consecutive Glory Days Softball League 60+ Championship via their hard-fought 4-3 victory over the Tigers.  More...

Maryniewski and Lakeside Concrete win titles in LRD Softball

It was time to close down the curtains on a couple divisions as the Town of Lancaster Parks, Recreation and Forestry departments, adult slow-pitch softball leagues came to an end for two divisions.  Wednesday saw the finals for the Men’s More...

Titles claimed in LRD Volleyball

It was time to celebrate as two of the three divisions of the Lancaster Parks and Recreation Department outdoor women’s sand volleyball league have their winners for the summer of 2017. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Garden club to tour Silo City The Lancaster Garden Club will hold a Silo City Boat Tour for its members on Thursday, Aug. 17. The hour-and-a-half boat ride will be followed by lunch at the Panorama on Seven, Canalside. More...