Weekly Feature

August 24, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Streetlights not just service, but matter of safety

Bee Editorial

Prairie Lane residents have been waiting on streetlights for their cul-de-sac for five years now.  After complaints fell on deaf ears with the community’s developer, Clover Management, residents have had to turn to the Lancaster Town Board More...

Spindle items

• EASILY AVOIDED — A couple weeks ago, I wrote about my camping accident, a broken ankle that could have been easily avoided with the use of a handy flashlight. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Aug. 25, 1892   • Ta-ra-ra-boom de-ay is said to have originated with the howling dervishes. More...

Police Blotter

Man steals Xbox and bicycle, sells to cousin

Lancaster  Friday, Aug. 11  • Police initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle travelling 47 in a 30-mph zone along Transit Road, near Giele Avenue. More...

Sports

Lancaster boys soccer team ready to compete in 2017

The Lancaster boys soccer team came close last season. The Legends made it to the sectional final, but were felled by Clarence. But that is in the past. More...

St. Mary’s volleyball looking to repeat as state champions

The 2017 Lancers have reloaded after losing four seniors from their 15th State Championship team and are sharply focused on the upcoming season.  More...

St. Mary’s boys soccer aiming to repeat as B champs

The St. Mary’s boys soccer team will have a little extra challenge if it wants to repeat as Monsignor Martin B Division champions. The Lancers won last year’s title, 3-1, over Cardinal O’Hara after going 5-0 in league play.  More...

Entertainment

Historical Tours

thurs. 24 & sun. 27   More...

Family Activities

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Special Events

fri. 25   Movie Night on the Niagara — “Beauty and the Beast” (2017 version), an evening full of activities with popcorn and other snacks available for purchase, 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. More...

Lancaster development still in need of street lights 5 years later

Residents of Prairie Lane in Lancaster addressed the board Monday night about a five-year dilemma: a street without lighting. More...

From Italy with love: Lancers softball team gets trip of a lifetime

The Softball Central Lancers, made up of St. Mary’s High School students and one each from Orchard Park and West Seneca East, spent eight days in Italy earlier this month thanks to Mike Rappl, St. More...

Local News

LUCKY WINNER

— Gloria Jakubowski, right, was this year's winner of the Lancaster Historical Society Quilt Raffle. Ray Wolfe presents the quilt, called "Taking Flight," to her. More...

Broadway construction is under way

The state Department of Transportation has begun a highway paving project on U.S. More...

Gregorek charged in fatal 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...

Letters to the Editor

Political parties need common ground

To all political parties: Please start working together in an effort to save our nation.  Forget your pet projects and work to recapture the White House from a tyrant whose only goal is to own the country.  He has “thrown under the b More...

Historical society marks 30 years

On Saturday, the Lancaster Historical Society celebrated the 30th anniversary of the dedication of the Historical Society Museum at 40 Clark Street, around the corner from the historic opera house.  The event was held at Ripa’s Restaurant More...

Education

Lancaster Middle School names honor students

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

Lifestyles

Tour celebrates Erie Canal bicentennial

In celebration of the Erie Canal’s bicentennial — and more specifically, the beginning of its construction — the Heartland Passage Tour will travel the state next month, bringing award-winning musicians, storytellers and a special d More...

VFW Post 7275 sets military vehicle show

The Lt. Col. Matt Urban VFW Post 7275 will hold its military vehicle show and cruise from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 27, at 3741 Walden Ave. in Lancaster. Call 683-8387 to learn more.   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 Sept. 12 until Oct. 3.  More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

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...

Business

Food Bank of WNY earns maximum 4-star rating from Charity Navigator

The Food Bank of WNY’s strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency have again earned a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator. More...

Inaugural Collectors’ Expo to feature Hall of Famer, authors

appraiser and other special attractions will highlight the first Collectors’ Expo to take place from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, in the Buffalo Irish Center, 245 Abbott Road, South Buffalo, according to a recent press release.   More...

Learning center to open

Huntington Learning Center will open a new center in Lancaster on Tuesday, Sept. 5, according to a press release from the company.  The center will be located at 4845 Transit Road near Michael Anthony Lane in the Lancaster Medical Plaza.  More...