Editorial

August is Immunization Awareness Month

Bee Editorial

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began over two years ago, vaccines to prevent or lessen the severity of diseases have been in the spotlight and a topic of national discussion and in some cases, debate. With August being National Immunization Awareness Month, it is a good time to examine the impact that 20th-century vaccinations have had on the country and the […]

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..MEDIEVAL MINDSET – With knights and fairies; maidens and mead, Lilly Belle Meads’ first crack at a Renaissance festival proved a success. Young and old from all around Erie County, visitors filled West Main Street from noon to 10 p.m. on Saturday. The event had an array of craft vendors, an ice cream truck, ax throwing, a best-dressed contest, a […]

Out of the Past

100 YEARS AGOAug. 10, 1922 ROTARIANS BACK BOY SCOUT DRIVE The Lancaster-Depew Rotary Club, at their luncheon in the Village Inn last Thursday, discussed the Boy Scout movement and decided upon a plan to aid in obtaining the quota necessary to keep this organization alive in this district. Charles D. Cooper of Brockport, the speaker of the evening, gave a […]

Let’s talk fiber networks



For this month’s column, I’d like to discuss fiber networks, and how it can be great for the Village of Depew residents, as well as the rest of Erie County. Last month, I was very proud to be a part of the grand opening celebration of GoNetspeed’s local office at 2371 George Urban Boulevard in Depew. This new internet service […]

In the heart of Lancaster



So many positive vibes have surrounded the business district in the last few months, which compelled me to write this article about all the good things that have been taking place. We are seeing a rebirth of this business district right before our very eyes. These type of activities bode well for all involved; from the business owners, right down […]

Staying safe in the summer heat

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The sun is out and temperatures are reaching the top of the thermometer. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), high temperatures kill hundreds of Americans every summer: High temperatures, high humidity and other factors such as age, obesity, dehydration, circulatory issues or alcohol use all contribute to a heat-related illness. People 65 years or older are at the […]

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..HALLOWEEN CANDY HORROR – At tent ion, candy lovers! Your worst nightmare is about to come true: The Hershey Co. has announced that it may fall short of meeting the chocolate demand for Halloween and Christmas this year due to a scarcity of raw ingredients and difficulties in securing suppliers. The residual effects of the pandemic combined with the Russia-Ukraine […]

Out of the Past

100 Years AgoAug. 3, 1922 MEETING REJECTS BOARD INCREASE The proposition to increase the number of the School Board from five to not exceeding nine members was voted down by almost a two to one vote at the annual school meeting of Union Free School District No. 8, held at the School Street School Building, August 1st. A petition requesting […]

Compromise starts with respect



There is value in having a difficult conversation and in talking with someone who has a completely different opinion, or with whom you disagree. If there is an honest effort to be respectful in a conversation, to explain your opinion, and to genuinely listen and to try to understand another perspective and where it is coming from: There is always […]

Adopt, don’t shop

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We’re now well into kitten season, which means there is no better time to check out your local shelters for animals in need of their “forever home.” According to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, over 6 million animals are placed in U.S animal shelters nationwide every year, and approximately 4.1 million are adopted. But about […]


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