Weekly Feature



January 25, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

A look at the women who keep our communities going

Bee Editorial

On Sunday, women across the nation and right here in our area joined together to show the fight for women’s rights is far from finished. More...

Spindle items

SOUP’ER BOWL — Through the Faith Formation Program, Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta Parish at St. James Church will host its Soup’er Bowl of Caring event to benefit food pantries in the area.  More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Jan. 26, 1893   • Bacteria have been found on bank notes, and yet men will be found rash enough to pick up every bit of dirty paper money they come across. The love of filthy lucre is proof against a cholera scare.  More...

Obituaries

Anthony V. D’Amore, public school psychologist, administrator

Anthony Valentine D’Amore, 89, of Lancaster, died Monday, Jan. 1, 2018. Mr. D’Amore was born on Feb. 14, 1928, in Jamesville, New York.  More...

Death Notice

STELLRECHT, Betty (nee Torpy), of Lancaster, died Friday, Jan. 19, 2018. Mrs. More...

Lifestyles

LGBTQ children’s book offers ray of light

William Mason, an East Amherst native who graduated from Williamsville East and earned a master’s degree from the University at Buffalo, remembered what it was like for his sister growing up.  More...

St. Mary’s High School to host dinner

St. Mary’s High School will have its Lancer dinner auction on Friday, Feb. 2, at 142 Laverack Ave. in Lancaster. Last year, the event raised more than $60,000 and has provided funding for scholarship and tuition assistance. More...

Friends of Reinstein Woods Events

The following events are scheduled at the Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew, unless otherwise noted. For more information or to register for a specific event, call 683-5959. After-School Escape More...

Lancaster district estimates $1 million rise in benefit costs in draft budget

According to draft figures presented to Board of Education members on Monday, the Lancaster schools could experience a $1 million rise in employee benefits costs, along with other smaller increases, in 2018-19. More...

Depew police cars, fire equipment to be auctioned within 90 days

Depew police and fire departments have selected equipment, clothing and outdated technology to be auctioned off in the next 90 days, according to a Village Board resolution passed Monday night.  Some electronics, such as old computer towers and More...

Local News

AWARD WORTHY

— Seventh-grader Pamela McCarty, left, is Depew Middle School’s spelling bee champion; Eighth-grader Hannah Stoklosa, right, was the runner-up. More...

Lancaster Town accepting reservations for picnic season

The Town of Lancaster Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department will begin accepting picnic reservations for the 2018 season at 8 a.m. Monday, Feb. 5.  More...

Village Board looks to improve sewer system

The Lancaster Village Board continues to focus on improving its sanitary sewer system. More...

Letters to the Editor

Lancaster bus drivers go above and beyond

On my way to work one day this past week, I encountered two Lancaster school buses stopped, facing each other with their lights flashing.  Apparently, a small child got on the wrong school bus and was being transferred to the correct one.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Once again, people who live in the Village of Lancaster have been let down by the public works department. Sidewalks are impassible, which are their responsibility to plow. Why are we paying the taxes we do for such terrible service?   More...

Education

Students named to Buffalo State dean’s list

Buffalo State College has named the following students to its fall 2017 dean’s list:  Bowmansville  Danielle Milbrand  Depew   More...

Sports

Wildcats hoops now 5-1 in league

The Depew boys’ basketball team is off to an impressive start to league play. The team is now 5-1 in ECIC IV and 7-4 overall after a solid stretch of games.  The Wildcats got a 60-58 win over Alden Jan. 9 in a game they almost gave away. More...

Depew Lady Hoopsters top JFK

The Depew girls basketball team got its third win of the season Friday with a 33-22 victory over JFK. The defense obviously put forth a dominant effort, pressing the Bears into mistakes that led to missed shots. More...

Legends girls bowling team wins division title

The Lancaster girls bowling team clinched at least a share of the ECIC large school division title Monday with a 5-2 win over Frontier. The team finished 9-1 in league play. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Hillview youth groups ongoing Hillview Baptist Church hosts weekly youth groups at 26 Rehm Road, Depew. The high school group meets from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays, and the fourth- and fifth-grade kids’ club meets from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursdays. More...

Business

Lancaster area chamber appoints 2018 board officers, directors

At an installation luncheon held Tuesday, the Lancaster Area Chamber of Commerce welcomed new officers and directors to the board. More...

Sweet Charity to benefit Food Bank of WNY

The 12th annual Sweet Charity to benefit the Food Bank of WNY will offer guests the opportunity to enjoy food and drink selections from a variety of Western New York establishments all under one roof. More...

Steven Johnson named wellness coordinator

Depew resident Steven Johnson has been named wellness coordinator for Elderwood.  According to Elderwood staff, Johnson’s primary responsibility will be to oversee the Right Moves wellness program at Elderwood assisted living communities, More...