Remember the fallen

Calling all gardeners: Show off your blooms in Lancaster’s Garden Walk

Lancaster’s annual Garden Walk is coming up in mid-July, and residents are encouraged to enter their gardens by a soft deadline of June 2 to be included with this year’s list. Self-guided walking tours of gardens in the village and town will start with Lancaster Lights the Landscape, a night walk from 8:45 to 11 p.m. Friday, July 14, and […]

Reinstein Woods encourages public to ‘Get Outdoors’ with Community Day

Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve is gearing up for its inaugural “Get Outdoors! Community Day,” which, as the name suggests, is aiming to do just that: get community members up and outside this summer. The event, scheduled for 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 10, will feature a plethora of activities, including time-tested favorites such as chalk art and newer […]

Community meeting addresses concerns with Ellicott Creek flooding

Residents in Lancaster and Bowmansville have been concerned in recent weeks with the rise of water levels in Ellicott Creek and the increased amount of flooding in the area. A community meeting was held for people to voice their concerns on May 24 at the Bowmansville Fire Hall. Representatives from the town, state and federal levels were in attendance, including […]

Scout project gives back to Buffalo community

Andrew Pasek of Boy Scout Troop 618 earned the rank of Eagle Scout after completing his final project, building storage shelves for Compass House Resource Center, according to a press release. Compass House, located in Buffalo, provides nonresidential support to youths who are homeless or at risk of being homeless. Shelves were built to accommodate donated clothing and housing necessities. […]

New York Health Act is the state’s response to AHCA

Assemblywoman Monica Wallace helped get the New York Health Act passed in the Assembly to establish a universal, single-payer health care system throughout the state, according to a press release from her office. The measure has not yet passed in the Senate. “When the health care of tens of thousands of Western New Yorkers is threatened by Congress, New York […]

Cross-country trek calls attention to world’s water insecurity

Traveling from New Jersey to San Francisco and aiming to increase the visibility of water insecurity worldwide, James Leitner is transporting 90 pounds of water coast to coast — on foot. When he’s done, he’ll have covered 3,215 miles, the same distance a woman in countries such as Tanzania would walk over a year in search of water. It’s a […]

Business ideas pay off for Depew, Lancaster students

Mercedes Jackson, a senior at Depew High School, took top honors for her business idea, “Afro-Sooth,” earning a $2,500 scholarship at the Junior Achievement Business Plan Challenge. According to a press release from the school district, the ninth annual competition brought 15 teams together at Bryant & Stratton College in Orchard Park on May 18. Seniors Mitch Becker and Josh […]

Ticks present public health risk in summer months

Bee Editorial

After another mild Western New York winter, the number of ticks in Erie County may be increased compared to previous years. More ticks could lead to more people exposed to tick-borne diseases, such as Lyme disease, which is widespread in Erie County. According to the Erie County Department of Health, there were 55 reported cases of Lyme disease in 2016, […]

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• SAVE THE DATE— With summer months upon us, it’s time to mark up our calendars with all the festivals and other fun events happening in the area. A lot of happenings are right in our backyard, with some also benefiting local organizations. The Village of Lancaster’s Car and Cycle Show will take place from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, […]