Weekly Feature



August 16, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Foreclosure Task Force to fight ‘zombie homes’

Bee Editorial

The term “zombie home” has entered the vernacular in Western New York communities through the past several years, referring to a home that is left vacant by homeowners following the beginning of the foreclosure process by a bank.  More...

Spindle items

• DIGGING IN —  If you are a homeowner or a business owner and thinking about any project that will involve excavation, remember that before you operate machinery, you must first operate a telephone.  More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Aug. 17, 1893   • The “watermelon musical” given by Mr. H.A. Dunn on Wednesday evening, in compliment to his guest, Lawyer Comstock of Buffalo, was a most enjoyable affair, so the participants claim.  More...

Police Blotter

Man takes wood, hits car, doesn’t remember

Lancaster  Monday, Aug. 6  • Two individuals fled from police after failing to stop their vehicle. Police pursued the individuals for taking more than $500 worth of items from a Transit Road establishment without paying. More...

Sports

Dudas, Americans to play for 50+ title

Glory Days Softball

Defending division champion Wallenwein’s will attempt to break its 2018 split with ALP Steel Corporation on Diamond Two in Westfalls Park at 6:30 tonight, Aug. More...

HISTORIC PERFORMANCE

- Lancaster natives Timothy Campbell Jr. and Trevor Odrobina, who play for the 12U Titans coached by Brian Willats, made Western New York history. More...

Silver Surfers claim Senior Softball title

The Voortman Cookie Silver Surfers lost only two games during the 2018 50+ Senior Softball League, with both defeats coming at the hands of BAV Services.  On Saturday morning at Cheektowaga Town Park, the Surfers got revenge with an unexpected 1 More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Alden Farmers Market selling raffle tickets More...

Business

Reinstein Woods to host BioBlitz

Friends of Reinstein Woods, in partnership with the state Department of Environmental Conservation, is sponsoring a “BioBlitz” at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve in Depew. More...

M&T Bank to host local not-for-profits at Buffalo Bills games

For the third consecutive year, M&T Bank is presenting local not-for-profit organizations with a game-day experience during the 2018-19 Buffalo Bills season.  More...

McDonald’s announces plans to update restaurants

McDonald’s announced on Tuesday plans to update 360 restaurants in New York State as part of a $6 billion plan to modernize most U.S. restaurants by 2020.  More...

Collins suspends campaign as McMurray sees opening

In the early morning hours on Aug. More...

Village clears up miscues about CDC property

When news broke last week that the Village of Lancaster was going to be selling its Community Development Corporation property to a developer, citizens understandably had some questions about the ramifications of the sale. More...

Local News

Erie County Foreclosure Task Force launched

Erie County Clerk Michael Kearns was recently joined by Kate Lockhart of the Western New York Law Center, as well as representatives from several local housing and realty groups, to announce a new countywide foreclosure task force.  (See editori More...

Mychajliw enters race, begins war of words with McMurray

Prior to last week, the election for New York’s 27th Congressional District was considered to be an open and shut race in which a well-financed Republican incumbent, fortified in a heavily conservative area, would cruise to victory over a Democ More...

News Brief

E-ZPass On-the-Go can now be purchased through the Lancaster Town Clerk’s Office, 21 Central Ave. The On-the-Go program allows customers to prepay funds and receive a tag, which is then mounted on the vehicle. More...

Letters to the Editor

Mayor thanks visitors of village events

On behalf of the Village Board and myself, I would like to thank those who visited us for our Taste of Lancaster/ Arts in the Village events this past weekend.  Special thanks go to our merchants in the Central Business District, WKBW Channel 7 More...

Obituaries

Death Notices

BACCARI, Teresa (nee Tarapata), of Depew, died Monday, Aug. 13, 2018. Mrs. More...

Lifestyles

‘Prescribed to Death’

Exhibit honors 22,000 victims of opioid crisis

None of Michael Israel’s doctors warned him about addiction. 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 Aug. 28.  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. 16   More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 16   More...

Special Events

thurs. 16-sat. 18   More...

Festivals

sat. 18   Gathering of the Drums Festival — An indigenous drumming festival, 1-6:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, front steps and lawn of the Niagara Arts and Cultural Center, 1201 Pine Ave., Niagara Falls; Free. More...