January 29, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

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CHICKS

— Residents Alice Kantanista, left, and Ann Gluszak check out some feathered friends during a chicken carnival recently held at Harris Hill Nursing Home. More...

Spaghetti dinner to feature ‘Frozen’ characters

The Alden Christian Theatre Society is partnering with the Alden Substance Abuse Coalition to present a “Frozen” character dinner from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31, at 1470 Church St., as part of the Winterfest Celebration in Alden. More...

Incoming freshmen earn St. Mary’s scholarships

St. Mary’s High School in Lancaster recently announced the recipients of scholarships to attend St. Mary’s High School for the 2015-216 school year. More...

Letters to the Editor

Safety takes priority over mailboxes

In response to a letter from a lady on Schwartz Road regarding her mailbox being knocked down: I am in charge of the plows doing that road. Let me state reasons, not excuses, why mailboxes get knocked down. More...

Firearm rights are important to protect

During a time when too many people have a knee-jerk reaction to limit the constitutionally guaranteed Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens, it’s refreshing to see public officials with common sense. More...

Obituaries

Diane T. Zimmer, active church parishioner

Diane T. Zimmer (nee Czarnocki), 74, of Lancaster, died Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015. Mrs. Zimmer was a graduate of Mount St. Joseph Academy and Erie Community College, and was retired from Kid’s Place in Clarence. More...

Lifestyles

From sketch to casting off, Maritime students craft wooden boats

A group of Western New York Maritime Charter School students practice a centuries old skill: building boats with their hands. More...

Valentine luncheon to include performance

Faith United Methodist Women will hold its annual Valentine Luncheon at noon Saturday, Feb. 14, at 5505 Broadway, Lancaster. After lunch, Denise Reichard will portray Babe Zaharias, professional golfer, LPGA pioneer and Olympic champion. More...

LHS selected to perform full-length version of ‘The Little Mermaid’

The Lancaster High School music department will present Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” Feb. 11 to 14 in the school auditorium at 1 Forton Drive. Curtain time is 7:30 p.m. More...

Business

ConServe gives back to help homeless

ConServe gave back to Buffalo City Mission and Rochester’s Open Door Mission in December. More...

Business to award scholarships to numerous students

Kohl’s Department Stores, which has a location at 4835 Transit Rd, Depew, will be accepting nominations for outstanding young volunteers for the 2015 Kohl’s Cares Scholarship Program. More...

Chamber events including networking, guest panelists

The Lancaster Area Chamber of Commerce will host a Business After Hours and New Member Orientation from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3, at the Bradford Ale House, 6036 Transit Road. More...

Native American perspective propels mascot discussion

The controversial mascot debate in the Lancaster School District continued last week as four Native Americans invited by Superintendent Michael Vallely provided their perspectives at a Board of Education work session. (See editorial on page four) More...

Village receives block grant for sewer project

The Village of Lancaster will begin preparations to repair the Brady Avenue sewer system. The Village Board received notice Jan. 14 from Erie County Executive Mark C. More...

Editorial

Public should trust School Board to discuss mascot

Bee Editorial

The Lancaster School District Board of Education has been saddled with a difficult task. More...

Spindle items

• COURAGE IN A CUT— Last week, I spent my Friday afternoon in the gymnasium of Lancaster High School. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years AgoFeb. 20, 1890 A house in the south part of the town of Alden belonging to Ira Munn burned down last Monday night. It was occupied by Adam Dirsum’s family. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heards

.I recently attended the Lancaster School Board’s fact-finding board meeting on changing the Lancaster High School mascot name. More...

Sports

Lancaster track shines at Varsity Select meet

The Lancaster indoor track team traveled to Houghton College Sunday to compete in the Varsity Select meet. The team posted 36 season best marks at the meet. The girls team had three first place finishes. More...

Depew on two-game winning streak

The Depew Wildcats are on fire, winning the last two games they played by stifling teams defensively. Depew has received strong defensive play from their point guard captain Dylan Sekuterski. More...

Wrestling returns to Cleve Hill gym

¦ Combined squad with Depew holds first home meet since ’81

Friday night was a long time coming for fans wanting to see high school wrestling back in Cleveland Hill’s gym. Thirty-three years coming, to be exact. More...