October 23, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Erie County releases proposed budget

An increase of nearly $40 million in spending from 2014 is one of the key points of the proposed 2015 budget for Erie County Released on Oct. 15, the general fund budget is $1.43 billion, representing a 2.86 percent or nearly $40 million increase. More...

Local News

LET’S GO BUFFALO

— Buffalo Bills linebacker Brandon Spikes signs an autograph for Lancaster resident William Mueller. More...

Wine, cheese and art combine to benefit Reinstein Woods

Friends of Reinstein Woods will soon be putting on an event that brings together samplings of wine and cheese as well as the opportunity to view works of art. More...

Depew man sentenced to jail for committing forgery

A Depew man was sentenced to six months in jail on Friday after he pleaded guilty to forgery. More...

Police Blotter

Man accused of threat to slap former co-worker

Depew Monday, Oct. 13 • A chop saw and skill saw were stolen out of an unlocked garage along with a palm sander and some copper piping, which were in a locked trailer. Some of the items were found at pawn shops. More...

Sports

Depew wins rivalry game with strong defensive effort

The Depew Wildcats managed to regain a rivalry win against Lancaster on a last second stop. With one second left in the fourth quarter, Lancaster had the ball at Depew’s 20-yard line with a chance to at least tie the game. More...

Lancers football earn cornerstone win against St. Joe’s

It’s been an impressive run for Chris Glenn in his first year as head coach of the St. Mary’s football team. On Saturday, Glenn and the entire Lancers program earned a cornerstone victory against St. Joe’s 51-26 on the road. More...

Buffalo State to offer skating lessons

Learn to skate ice skating lessons will be held at 10 a.m., 11 a.m. and noon on Saturdays in three seven-week-long sessions at Buffalo State College, starting Nov. 8, Jan. 3 and Feb. 28. The latter two dates are in 2015. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

DVD Bible study set on Book of Revelation More...

Entertainment

Halloween

fri. 24 More...

Family Activities

thurs. 23 New Moon Nocturnal Walk — Discover and learn about Tifft’s nocturnal wildlife on the night of the new moon, 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, at Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd., Buffalo; $ - Pre-registration required. More...

Special Events

sat. 25 Fall Craft Show — Annual event features more than 150 crafters, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at West Seneca East Senior High School, 4760 Seneca St., West Seneca; $. More...

Court controversy remains unsolved

Heads were shaking as residents left Monday’s Lancaster Village Board work session. It was the highest attended meeting of the year as at least 25 people filled the chambers. More...

Depew schools receive major grant

On Monday, the Depew School District won an educational lottery of sorts. More...

Editorial

Grant money awarded is positive reflection of Depew

Bee Editorial

Many school districts are facing moderate to extreme financial challenges in Western New York, or have done so during the past few years and are in the process of recovering. More...

Spindle items

• HOMECOMING — This weekend was homecoming at Elon University, where I went to college, and the event is always a great opportunity to catch up with old friends and share the love and pride I have for my alma mater with people who feel the More...

Out of the Past

Fly like an eagle

Do you have a memory of the Lancaster-Depew area you would like to share with Bee readers? Send it to “Out of the Past,” Lancaster-Depew Bee, 5564 Main St., Buffalo, NY 14221. More...

Obituaries

Death Notices

LEWCZYK, Frank A., of Lancaster, died Friday, Oct. 17, 2014. Mr. Lewczyk is survived by his wife, Sharon; two sons, Frank and Douglas; and five grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial was held Oct. 21 at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church. More...

Lifestyles

Turning heads... Halloween digs up the best disguise

I n the spirit of Halloween, unconventional ghouls and masked figures will knock on doors and reach for colorful wrappers on Oct. 31. More...

‘Haunted Hayride’ to benefit two charities

The Bowmansville Fire Association will hold its annual “Haunted Hayride” from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24, and Saturday, Oct. 25, at 36 Main St., Bowmansville. More...

Band to present music, story of The Carpenters

Singer Lisa Rock and her six-piece band will bring the music of The Carpenters back to the stage with their renditions of Carpenters’ classics with “Close to You: The Music of The Carpenters” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. More...

Business

Depew resident promoted to treasurer at BlueCross BlueShield

BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York recently appointed Peter Was of Depew to treasurer. He will report directly to Stephen T. Swift, the company’s senior vice president and chief financial officer. More...

Candy return benefits children, armed forces members

One area dental office is redefining the phrase “put your money where your mouth is” this Halloween. More...

Business Brief

Kids Korner is now offering drop-off care for children ages 2 to 4 from 9 a.m. to noon. The sessions will include learning-structured activities, art projects and a snack. There is a fenced-in play yard, gym space and multiple teachers. More...