Weekly Feature



July 19, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Love in the garden: Couple known for mutual green thumb

Jack and Betty Stellrecht, Lancaster Garden Walk participants and lifelong Lancaster residents, first met at the little schoolhouse at the corner of Pavement Road and Walden Avenue, now home to Ripa’s Restaurant.  More...

Editorial

Make the most of summer, but drive responsibly

Bee Editorial

There’s a lot of summer left to enjoy, and many Western New Yorkers celebrate the season both locally and by traveling to destinations across the state and beyond by car, truck and SUV.  But driving is full of hazards, and residents should More...

Spindle items

• TREE HEALTH — The Lancaster Forestry Department is calling on residents to keep trees in rights of way watered and healthy, as they are a considerable aesthetic and financial investment in our neighborhoods.  More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago July 20, 1893   • There is a great scarcity of hired help throughout the country. Good farm hands can get employment anywhere.  • Mr. More...

Obituaries

Michael ‘Mickey’ Nagy, volunteer fireman

Michael “Mickey” Nagy loved giving back to the community.  Whether he was fighting fires as a volunteer fireman for six decades with Cayuga Hose Company No. More...

Peter E. Tuyn, former funeral director at Beach-Tuyn Funeral Home Inc.

Peter E. Tuyn, of Williamsville, died Thursday, July 12, 2018.  Mr. Tuyn joined his father, Edward “Ted” Tuyn, at Beach-Tuyn Funeral Home in 1963. More...

Ervin W. Blair Jr., owner of Blair’s Hardware & Plumbing

Ervin W. Blair Jr., 84, of Lancaster, died Friday, July 6, 2018. Mr. Blair was born on Dec. 28, 1933, to Elizabeth and Ervin Blair. He grew up in Lancaster and graduated in 1951 from Lancaster High School.Mr. More...

Lifestyles

'Photography Caravan'...

uniting Jewish community’s photographers

The Art Gallery at the Jewish Community Center Holland Family Building will host an exhibit titled “Photography Caravan-Images of Jewish Buffalo” beginning Wednesday, Aug. 15. The exhibit, which will run until Oct. 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.  Friday, July 20   More...

Library News

Story Times • Lapsit Story Time for 3- to 23-month-olds, with a parent or a caregiver, is being held from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Tuesdays until July 31. More...

Business

Baby’s Sweet Beginnings to celebrate 10 years

This Saturday marks the 10-year anniversary of the local breast-feeding and maternity boutique, Baby’s Sweet Beginnings.  “There’s a class [at 9 a.m.], and it just happened to be the same time I was turning the key 10 years ago More...

Food Bank hires nutrition resource manager

Lancaster resident Ann Marie Nowicki has been brought on as the Food Bank of WNY’s nutrition resource manager.  In this position, Nowicki provides nutrition education and technical support to the Food Bank’s member agencies throughou More...

InfoTech names board chairman

Lancaster resident Peter Cimino has been named board chairman for InfoTech WNY.  Cimino is director of information technology for the Buffalo Niagara Association of Realtors, according to InfoTech staff.  Cimino succeeds Patrick Finucane of More...

Town Board looks to eliminate redundant SEQRA meetings

A public hearing was set Monday night, for Aug. More...

Founder’s Day expands for its second year

The Village of Depew will hold its Founder’s Day this weekend, with festivities kicking off from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, July 20, and continuing from noon to 9 p.m. Saturday, July 21, in Veteran’s Park on Terrace Boulevard.  More...

Local News

LHS assistant principal earns state recognition

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

In early May, Terry Adamec earned statewide recognition for her duties as Lancaster High School’s assistant principal.  She was presented with the Assistant Principal of the Year award at the School Administrators Association for New York More...

News Brief

The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra is looking for volunteer ushers to scan tickets, distribute programs, assist patrons in locating their seats, and aid with customer service during the 2018-19 season. More...

Naturalization ceremony recognizes 64 new citizens

Charulatha Kalluri, an Amherst resident from India, sits in the front row of Gleasner Hall Auditorium at Erie Community College North Campus.  She waits patiently with her husband, Kalyan Shastri, for the scheduled naturalization ceremony to beg More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.My favorite part of the Fourth of July weekend was the dog parade by Lancaster Unleashed. These people have been working very hard to accomplish something. More...

Education

St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute names honor roll students

Students from Lancaster and Depew have been named to the honor roll at St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute for the fourth quarter of the 2017-18 school year. More...

Sports

St. Mary’s Dantonio named Lancaster Coach of the Year

As recently as spring 2016, St. Mary’s did not have a hockey team at any level. Just two years later, the Lancers were celebrating a Niagara Cup Championship on the ice at the KeyBank Center. More...

LRD softball back in action

After two weeks off due to Mother Nature and Uncle Sam, the Lancaster Parks and Recreation Department’s adult slow-pitch leagues returned to the diamonds July 11 and 12. More...

LRD volleyball reaches halfway point

The sand was blazing on July 10 as the Lancaster Parks and Recreation Departments’s women’s outdoor sand volleyball leagues reached the halfway point of their season. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Job fair set for VFW Post 7275  Express Employment Professionals will offer a job fair for local vets and other job seekers from noon to 4 p.m. Thursday, July 19, at Lt. Col. Matt Urban Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7275, 3741 Walden Ave. More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

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Festivals

thurs. 19   NOBO Fest — Buffalo-themed event including fresh produce, crafts, food vendors, food trucks, artisans and more, 4-7 p.m. Thursday, July 19, at North Park Community School, 780 Parkside Ave., Buffalo. 816-3440  thurs. More...

Special Events

thurs. 19 Botanics and Brews — While enjoying some craft beers, attendees can also enjoy tidbits from Oliver’s Catering, 6-9 p.m. Thursday, July 19, at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave., Buffalo; $. More...