Weekly Feature



August 9, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Village primed for business district change

Bee Editorial

The heart of Lancaster will likely look quite different five years from now, thanks to a plan in the works to completely overhaul the central business district in the village.  More...

Spindle items

• THE BIG DAY — After nearly a year of planning, weekend trips devoted to everything from dresses to chalk table numbers, Donovan and I are joining the many other couples who have made that leap into married life. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Aug. 10, 1893   • Chautauqua County grape growers claim that the crop promises to be the largest in the history of the country.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.I think it’s terrible The Bee has not reported on the Depew American Legion baseball team. This team won the area championship; they are now in the state championship in Utica   More...

Education

Depew, Lancaster residents graduate from Buff State

Buffalo State College has recognized the following Depew and Lancaster residents for graduating in May:  Depew   More...

Sacred Heart names Lancaster students to honor roll

The following Lancaster residents were named to the 2017-18 fourth-quarter honor roll at Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart:  Freshmen  Megan Del Regno, Olivia Dobiesz, Olivia Helwig, Lauren Richardson and Erin Trapper.  Sophomores&n More...

On the Campus

Alexander Juhasz and Gretchen Throm, both of Lancaster, graduated from Baldwin Wallace University in May. Juhasz received a bachelor’s degree in pre-physical therapy, and Throm earned a bachelor’s degree in music education.  More...

Lifestyles

Mountstock 2018... to be bigger and better

Mount St. Mary Academy’s Mountstock will be a little different than previous years. The teen bands will battle it out this fall at the event’s 10-year anniversary, and it will be much larger this time around.  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, Aug. 10   More...

Friends of Reinstein Woods Events

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

Business

Blue Fund grants to fund local health-oriented organizations and initiatives

BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York recently announced the creation of the Blue Fund, a new health-focused grants program. More...

McGuire nurse recognized for decade of service

Lancaster resident Annie Spano is celebrating 10 years of employment with the McGuire Group’s Harris Hill Nursing Facility.  According to the facility, Spano is a registered nurse, wound care-certified, and has a Bachelor of Science degree More...

Smith promoted at Lactalis

Lancaster resident Scott Smith has been promoted to demand planning manager for Lactalis American Group.  Within the company’s supply-chain team, Smith is responsible for overseeing the development and maintenance of short-term, mid-term a More...

Collins arrested by feds on insider trading charges

Federal officials arrested Rep. Chris Collins Wednesday morning in New York City on charges related to alleged insider trading.  More...

Possible capital project discussed for Lancaster schools

A possible $77.1 million capital project was discussed by representatives from Young + Wright Architectural company and Buffalo Construction Consultants Inc. to improve the Lancaster Central School District’s buildings. More...

Local News

PINS AND NEEDLES

— Janis Lichtenthal, left, of Williamsville, is delighted to accept the “Country Sampler” quilt from Terry Wolfe, president of the Lancaster Historical Society. More...

Town fields questions about residential build

Stutzman Road residents spoke at Monday night’s Lancaster Town Board meeting concerning a proposed subdivision nearby.  More...

Planet Fitness builds ‘Judgement Free Zone’ at two Boys & Girls Club locations

Staff members from the Cheektowaga and Tonawanda Planet Fitness locations have been working over the last month and a half to design two “Judgement Free Zone” fitness centers for the Boys & Girls Club.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Look for BBQ again next year

The Friends of the Lancaster Library would like to thank the community for its support of our first chicken barbecue.  Your support was overwhelming. We apologize to all those who came and found that we had sold out in 45 minutes. More...

Obituaries

Annmarie M. Weyand, sales manager, contract administrator

Annmarie Weyand, 96, of Depew, died Sunday, July 29, 2018.  Mrs. Weyand was born on April 27, 1922, in Darmstadt, Germany, to Dr. Freidrich and Cecelia Winkler Nos. More...

Sports

Semifinalists set in 50+ Division playoff race

Glory Days Softball

Playoffs recently began in 50+ Division play of the Glory Days Softball League, leaving two games to play tonight to determine the participants in this season’s upcoming championship game. More...

LRD softball starting to wind down

The days are a little warmer, the sun sets a little sooner, and the end is in sight for the adult slow-pitch softball leagues of Lancaster Parks and Recreation. More...

Local Golf

Kylie Dean of Lancaster finished first among girls 9 and under at the Western New York Junior PGA event at the Buffalo Tournament Club last Wednesday. She had an 18-hole score of 48. Adrianna Pliszka was second at 52.  More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

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Walking Tours

thurs. 9   Knox Farm State Park - Evening Hike in the Woods — This 3-mile hike is presented by the Foothills Trail Club, 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 9. Meet in the parking area by the red barns. Rain will cancel the hike. Call 548-1401. More...

Theatre

thurs. 9-sun. 19   More...