April 24, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Reinstein Woods opens trails for Earth Day

In observance of Earth Day, Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve opened two additional trails on Tuesday. Until now, access to the two routes, Lower Pond Trail and West Pond Trail, was limited to guided group tours. More...

Local News

Ride for Bryce scheduled for May 4

The second annual Ride for Bryce is scheduled for Sunday, May 4, rain or shine, and organizers say the day will be filled with entertainment for a good cause, and memories of a young man whose life ended far too soon. More...

Lancaster students to provide numerous concert events

The Lancaster School District will be holding numerous concerts throughout the spring and summer. The events will showcase the talents of students from third through 12th grade and include orchestras, bands and vocal performances. More...

Town of Lancaster discusses roofing permit violations

Residents raised concerns about the issuance of roofing permits during a Monday night meeting of the Lancaster Town Board. More...

Police Blotter

Burning doughnut becomes cause for alarm

Depew Monday, April 14 • Following too closely and an improper turn signal caused a man to be pulled over who later admitted that he had picked up the car’s passenger in exchange for heroin and had shot up approximately one hour before he More...

Obituaries

Death Notices

KAEGEBEIN, Daniel P., of Depew, died Tuesday, April 15, 2014. Mr. Kaegebein is survived by two daughters, Marilyn Janiga and Linda Chapman; one son, Steven; six grandchildren; and one sister, Carol Gates. More...

Sports

Both Lancaster teams dominate; St. Mary’s routs Sweet Home; Wildcats improving depth

Baseball/softball recap

Lancaster baseball The Redskins are off to a blistering 6-1 start after defeating West Seneca West 16-9 on Tuesday. Senior Ryan Becht earned the win on the mound and fellow senior J.D. Andreessen was 4-for-6 at the plate with four runs batted in. More...

Lancaster suffers first loss

The Lady Redskins may be one of the best teams in Western New York, but they are not perfect. Lancaster (4-1) dropped its first game of the spring on the road to Section V opponent Fairport High School last Wednesday, 7-6. More...

Kilijanski's Corner

One of the most impressive performances of this young spring season was Lancaster’s softball team on Tuesday out in Rochester. It was their first game of the season and they beat the Section V Class A defending champion Our Lady of Mercy, 12-3. More...

Lancaster School Board adopts 2014-15 budget

¦ Members review updated education plan

The Lancaster Central School Board on Tuesday adopted the 2014-15 district budget of $97.44 million, a spending increase of $2.72 million, or 2.87 percent, from the current year. The tax rate will increase 2.68 percent. More...

School boards to hold elections

In May, seats on both the Lancaster and Depew school boards will be on the ballot, but the election in one district will likely draw a bit more interest. More...

Editorial

Real-world experience an important part of education

Bee Editorial

There has always been a debate about the practical application of at least a portion of high school curriculum. More...

Spindle items

• OLD Mac- DONALD HAD A SPECIALTY CROP FARM — Lancaster and Depew certainly represent a diverse community, from the villages to the outskirts of town. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years AgoApril 25, 1889 More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.How could the mayor of Depew and village trustees possibly consider the recommendation by Attorney Thomas Burton in his recently-completed review of the Depew Fire Department to close the West End Fire Station? More...

Education

Depew School Board adopts budget within cap

¦ Teachers discusses Academy of Finance

After months of uncertainty and examining options, the Depew Board of Education has adopted a budget that stays just within its tax cap. More...

Depew Middle School posts honor roll

The following students have been named to the honor and merit rolls for the third quarter of the 2013-14 school year at Depew Middle School. Grade 6 More...

Lifestyles

Forest Lawn Cemetery spins life into Buffalo’s history

An actor walks amidst gravestones and the expansive landscape wearing a duster, cap, goggles, scarf and tie. More...

Town of Lancaster to celebrate Arbor Day

The Town of Lancaster Forestry Department will host an Arbor Day celebration from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 26, at Westwood Park, 175 Pavement Ave. The celebration is open to all; however, an adult must accompany children younger than age 13. More...

Senior News

All events (except where indicated) are held at the Town of Lancaster Senior Citizens Center, 100 Oxford Ave. To use the center, Lancaster residents need to have photo identification. For more information, call 685-3498. More...

Business

Student-run Federal Credit Union opens at Lancaster High School

There is a new place to bank in Lancaster, and the students, teachers and staff at Lancaster High School are enjoying the service. More...

Event to feature live cigar rolling

A cigar-rolling event will be held from 4 to 9 p.m. Thursday, April 24, at Nice Ash Cigars, located at 5334 Transit Road, Depew. More...

National Parkinson Foundation to host wine tasting event

The National Parkinson Foundation of Western New York is sponsoring its ninth annual wine tasting this month. The wine tasting will be held from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. More...

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