Weekly Feature

March 25, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Lancaster C.A.R.E.S. — and so should you

When it comes to youth substance use or abuse, attitudes need to change and the community as a whole must come together to protect our children’s well-being. “Not my child” — but it could be any one of our children.   More...

Spindle items

• ON THE WEB — If you are like me, you enjoy grabbing the newspaper in the morning and spending time with it over a cup of coffee, perusing the pages and taking in all of the information.  More...

Rep. Fred Smerlas? It just may happen this fall

There’s been some chatter in recent weeks at the counters of a few coffeeshops and in the produce section of some grocery stores in Massachusetts that should soon reach the taverns and barbershops of Western New York and intrigue voters in this More...

Police Blotter

Man’s vehicle showered with steel as he travels I-90

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

Obituaries

Death notice

WOODALL, Margaret E. (nee Schreiber), formerly of Lancaster, died Sunday, Jan. 3, 2010. She is survived by her son, Keith Clever; daughter, Karen Crummins; three grandchildren; and sister, Gail Triviz. A service will be held at 12:30 p.m. More...

Sports

Bee a 10 in 2010

Scheitheir overcomes injury to continue challenge

After the ‘Bee a 10 in 2010’ challenge began, Karl Scheitheir, The Bee contestant, suffered a shoulder injury, which put a halt to some of his exercise plans but did not put a stop his drive and motivation to be fit and healthy.   More...

Page brings home gold medal from Vancouver Paralympic Games

With the help of four players from Western New York, including Lancaster’s Adam Page, the United States Paralympic Sled Hockey Team won the its second ever gold medal this past weekend at the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games in Vancouver, Canada. More...

Lancer boys, girls basketball ready for Glens Falls

Glens Falls may seem like Lancaster east this weekend as St. Mary’s invades with both its boys and girls basketball teams for the State Federation Championships at Glens Falls Civic Center.   More...

What's Going On

Reinstein Woods offers tours, events

Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, provides tours at 10 a.m. Saturdays and self-guided tours from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday and from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday. More...

SWAT team to perform demo for Scout troop

The Erie County’s Sheriff’s Department’s SWAT team will hold a demonstration of their equipment for Boy Scout Troop 618 from 7 to 8:15 p.m. Thursday, March 25. More...

Team in Training organizes fundraiser

Team in Training and Friendly Restaurant are sponsoring a fundraising event at Friendly’s Restaurant to aid in the search for a cure for blood cancers. The event will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. More...

Business

Hearings to address saving, creating jobs

A Depew company is requesting the Lancaster Industrial Development Agency’s assistance in keeping 71 jobs in Depew.   The LIDA has scheduled a public hearing for 4 p.m. More...

Events

Empire State College to discuss   degree programs   More...

Pizzerias earn prizes for pies

Argument and conjecture will continue over which Western New York pizzeria serves up the best slice, but local restaurants earned some bragging rights this past weekend. More...

Budget hearing turns to talks of dissolution

Only one resident took advantage of the Depew Village Board’s public hearing on the proposed 2010-11 budget Monday night, and he also hoped to spread a message of dissolution. More...

Family mourns loss of boy

An area family was just getting to know a young relative before tragedy stole him away again.   More...

Local News

Pick those pussy willows early for pre-Dyngus Day event

Several organizations will celebrate the end of the Lenten season with Dyngus Day festivities, while one has plans to start the party early.   More...

Senate passes FAA bill increasing training hours

Changes affecting passenger airline safety moved a critical step forward Monday when the U.S. Senate unanimously passed the FAA Reauthorization bill. More...

Public hearing scheduled to discuss Lancaster Village budget

The Lancaster Village Board has scheduled a public hearing to discuss the tentative budget for the 2010-11 fiscal year, which begins on June 1.   The meeting will be held at 8:15 p.m. More...

Letters to the Editor

Dissolution won’t drive down taxes

I would like to respond to the ever-pressing debate over village dissolution. I see Kevin Gaughan on television and read his rhetoric in the news. A self-proclaimed civic leader and community activist, I want to know what his agenda is?  More...

Depew resident grateful for police

I’m not one who usually writes to a newspaper. However, I just wanted to thank the Village of Depew police dispatchers and police officers for their professionalism, caring and quick response when my aunt was injured. 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...

Education

PAYING A VISIT

PAYING A VISIT — Our Lady of Pompeii Church Deacon Greg Feary recently teaches a religion lesson to pupils at Our Lady of Pompeii School in Lancaster. More...

‘Freedom in America’ essay finalists announced

Five Depew Middle School writers have been named as essay finalists in the “Freedom in America” contest sponsored by the Lancaster-Depew Sertoma Club. More...

BUILDING BASKETS

BUILDING BASKETS — Jacob Goss, 5; Jack Molino, 6; Josh Goss, 8; Natalie Corda, 8; Amanda Peterson, 9; and Kayla Bulas, 8, assemble baskets Sunday at St. James School in Depew. St. More...

Lifestyles

Dinner-for-two certificates available through club

The Lancaster Redskins Booster Club is selling dinner-for-two certificates for Salvatore’s Italian Gardens for $45 and Russell’s Steaks, Chops and More for $50 as its major fundraiser. More...

People in the news

The Erie County Badge & Shield Club recognized Dispatcher Broc Dean as one of two recipients for the 2009 Support Services Award. Dean was on duty the night Flight 3407 crashed in Clarence Center. More...

In the military

Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Orson J. Roth, the son of Mary and Anthony Roth of Lancaster, recently participated in Operation Unified Response as part of the Bataan Amphibious Relief Mission. More...

Entertainment

In brief

The 2010 Hull Family Home and Farmstead Calendar is available for $8. To order, send a check payable to “Hull House Foundation,” 5976 Genesee St., Lancaster NY 14086, request a calendar and provide your shipping address. More...

Live Local in WNY

thurs. 25  Down to the Roots — 10 p.m., Allen Street Hardware Cafe, 245 Allen St., Buffalo; $. 882-8843, www.allenstreethardwarec afe.com  The Bravuras — 8 p.m., Flying Turtles Bar & Grill, 1641 Military Road, Kenmore; $. More...

Theater

fri. 26  American Pioneers: The Amelia Earhart Story — Theatre of Youth production of Jean McCann’s true story of an inspiring and charismatic female aviator just in time for National Women’s History month. Opens 7 p.m. More...