Weekly Feature

March 18, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

St. Patrick’s Day parade leads off Special Events Series

The 2010 Special Events Series will kick off Saturday, March 20, with the St. Patrick’s Day parade, which will be held at 4:30 p.m. along Central Avenue near Broadway. More...

Man honors father, former Lancaster doctor

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Matt Bartels never dreamed he would sit down at his laptop after his long days as a physician and medical director at Univera Healthcare to write, nor that he’d spend his weekends researching a book.   More...

Family Asset Building Month activity billed as real ‘Beauty’

The Lancaster Youth Bureau’s Family Asset Building Month continues with “Beauty and the Beast” from Thursday, March 18, to Saturday, March 20, at St. Mary’s Elementary School, 2 St. Mary’s Hill.   More...

Editorial

What is ‘The Cost’ to you if your village disappears?

Bee Editorial

Village dissolution are the new buzz words on the political scene, and most people are probably already growing tired of listening to the arguments for and against the idea. More...

Spindle items

• ‘CARE’-ING — Sometimes all it takes is a little karaoke and a game of musical chairs to connect with youths. More...

Out of the Past

100 Years Ago   March 17, 1910   NEW OWNER — The ownership of the Lancaster Times has changed. John Soemann purchased the entire plant.   More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

(Editor’s note: Call The Bee at 632-0390 and record a one-minute comment on our Bee Heard line. It gives readers an opportunity to comment quickly and candidly on items of local or regional interest. More...

Obituaries

Death notice

MCCUTCHEON, Dorothy E. (nee Sarasota), formerly of Lancaster, died Wednesday, March 10, 2010. She is survived by her sons, William and John; sister, Dona Brannan; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. More...

Education

Area students hear powerful messages about drug use

Alicia Hoffman of Lancaster just celebrated two years of being drug free in February. Brian Kruszka of Hamburg admits he is lucky to be alive after years of addiction. More...

Depew student chosen for Georgetown University program

While many teenagers will be spending their summers working part-time jobs, tanning or just hanging out, one will be spending 10-hour days immersed in politics and government. More...

Lancaster studies recycle program that would reward residents

The Town of Lancaster is studying a possible new system that, if enacted, would reward residents for recycling.   More...

Lifestyles

‘Thoroughly Modern Millie’

dances onto stage at St. Mary’s High School

The Tony Award-winning musical “Thoroughly Modern Millie” is truly modern. More...

Benefit scheduled for past Depew fire chief

Family and friends will hold a benefit for past Depew Fire Chief Mike Hehir, who is battling stage 2 Hodgkin’s lymphoma and is undergoing chemotherapy treatments. The event will be held from 7 p.m. More...

CLERGY COLUMN

It’s time to remember late winter saints

Although Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar” is warned of the dangers of the Ides of March and winter’s winds still send blasts of chilling cold, Spring is near, and these last few days leading to its beginning invite us to commemor More...

Business

Woman sees red after losing green to scam

Three days after getting swindled out of more than $3,000, Margaret Fouchie sat at the dining room table in her Cheektowaga home reliving one of the worst days of her life.   More...

Reichert adds additional talent to organization

Reichert, 3362 Walden Ave., Depew, welcomed two new faces to the organization last week.   Brett Himes replaces Rick Subel, interim Chief Financial Officer, as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. More...

In brief

“Identifying Older Adults at Risk for Falls” will be the topic of a free seminar to be held from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 24, at GreenField Health & Rehabilitation Center, 5949 Broadway, Lancaster. More...

Depew tax levy decreases in tentative budget

When Depew officials began the 2010-11 budget process, a 17 percent tax increase was projected, but as of the release of the tentative budget Tuesday, it looks as though taxpayers will catch a break.   More...

Bailamos, Zumba style

Town of Lancaster seniors are stepping to a Latin beat to keep in shape.   A group of between 20 and 25 people meets from 9 to 10 a.m. each Tuesday at the Lancaster Senior Center, 100 Oxford Ave., to take part in a Zumba class.   More...

Zoning Board of Appeals delays airport decision

A ruling on how far the Buffalo-Lancaster Airport can continue to expand has been postponed so the town Zoning Board of Appeals can gather more information. More...

Lancaster Relay for Life meeting dates switched

The schedule for Lancaster Relay For Life meetings has changed, with team captain meetings moving from Tuesdays to Thursdays. More...

Depew schools budget process explained

Interim Superintendent Dennis Ford took a significant amount of time at the Depew School Board meeting Tuesday to give a much-needed, clear explanation of the budget-making process.   More...

Lancaster School Board solicits residents’ input on 2010-11 spending plan

The Lancaster Board of Education has added a public input session as the first agenda item for its regular meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, March 22, in the auditorium of Lancaster High School, 1 Forton Drive.   More...

Local News

In brief

The Lancaster High School Carnival Kids Steel Orchestra’s Island Nights will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, April 9, and Saturday, April 10, at the Knights of Columbus, 6114 Broadway between Pavement and Schwartz roads, Lancaster. More...

Reinstein Library to receive funding

The Anna M. Reinstein Memorial Library in Cheektowaga will receive $58,487 in state aid for improvements.   More...

GOP leaders in three counties endorse Volker for re-election

State Sen. Dale M. Volker, R-59th District, has been endorsed for re-election by the Republican County chairmen representing Wyoming, Livingston and Ontario counties.   More...

Letters to the Editor

Village protects quality of life

I am writing to correct misconceptions concerning village dissolution and the elimination of village taxes. There are many village residents who mistakenly believe that if the Village of Lancaster is dissolved, the village tax will be eliminated. More...

Police Blotter

Boy, 12, learns lesson on phone manners

(Editor’s note: The Bee’s police blotter is a sampling of unusual, sometimes humorous calls received by the police department. More...

Lancaster man charged with stealing $7,650 in unemployment benefits

State Police arrested a Lancaster man after he allegedly improperly claimed $7,650 in unemployment benefits.   More...

In brief

The New York State Police, in conjunction with the Niagara Frontier Automobile Dealers Association, will hold a child safety seat installation from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, March 21, at Joe Basil Chevrolet, 5111 Transit Road, Depew. More...

Sports

Lancers repeat as Class B champions

It’s back-to-back state titles for St. More...

Lancer girls win Catholic championship

It was a double championship weekend for St. Mary’s of Lancaster High School. More...

Bowling scholarship deadline nears

The John Jowdy Scholarship Fund from Columbia 300, an annual award to a graduating high school seniors who maintain a 3.0 grade point average and are actively involved in the sport of bowling, is seeking applicants for its final scholarship prior to More...

Entertainment

Art

thurs. 18 . The Automatiste Revolution: Montreal 1941-1960 — Exhibition of work by Canada’s first avant-garde art movement. More...

Family Activities

thurs. 18 . After School Escape — A one-hour program for kids in grades K-5 featuring a different, fun outdoor activity each week, 4:30 p.m. Thursday, March. 18 at Reinstein Woods, 77 Honorine Drive, Depew; Free - No registration required. More...

Theater

thurs. 18 . Baby with the Bathwater — Niagara University Theatre’s production of Christopher Durang’s comedy under the direction of Gregory Fletcher, 7 p.m. Thursdays; 7:30 p.m. Friday & Saturdays; and 2 p.m. More...