Weekly Feature

April 1, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Bee Editorial

Be prepared to avoid getting scammed

An item in this week’s Lancaster police reports illustrates how low scammers will stoop to dupe you. More...

Spindle items

• ANSWERING THE CALL — The nearly 70 residents in attendance — both parents and their youths — showed me Monday night that Lancaster C.A.R.E.S. more than many naysayers might think. More...

Spindle items

• WHERE DID THE TIME GO? More...

Police Blotter

Job doesn’t pay enough to put up with fraud

(Editor’s note: The Bee’s police blotter is a sampling of unusual, sometimes humorous calls received by the police department. It is not intended to be a complete record of all incidents reported.)   Depew   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...

Sports

Bee a 10 in 2010

West Seneca East contestant ensures lasting results with lifestyle change

Before the Bee challenge began, Colleen Cotter, the West Seneca East contestant, was already fed up with being unhealthy and carrying so many pounds on her tiny frame. More...

Lancer girls reflect on incredible season

Keith Junik, the girls basketball coach at St. Mary’s of Lancaster High School, called the 2009-2010 Lancers season the “coolest five months of his entire career.”   More...

ECIC dominates 13th annual Silver Hoops Classics

The Erie County Interscholastic Conference put a show at the Paul R. Missana Memorial 13th annual Silver Hoops Classics. More...

Lifestyles

Bishop Kmiec dedicates new home for retired priests

Bishop Edward U. Kmiec formally blessed and dedicated a new priest retirement residence Friday on Cowing Street in Depew.   The Msgr. John J. More...

In brief

Villa Maria College will host its second Spring Visit event at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 17. More...

HONORED

The Como Lake Service Unit, composed of Girl Scout troops from Akron, Bowmansville, Depew and Lancaster, was presented the President’s Award during the annual volunteer recognition luncheon Marc More...

Business

Dyngus Day starts early at Crownview

One Depew restaurant aims to be the crown jewel of the area’s Dyngus Day celebrations.   Michael and Jan Kurdziel, the owners of Crownview Restaurant and Banquets at 5512 Transit Road in Depew, will open their doors from 6 to 10 p.m. More...

Applebee’s letting children eat free on Easter

Once the Easter egg hunting ends, children across Western New York will be able to enjoy a free meal at Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar restaurants. More...

CLEAR WINNER

CLEAR WINNER — Store manager Dave Karb, left, congratulates Charles Krzyzanowski of West Seneca, who won an LCD HD-TV valued at $1,500 as part of the customer Monopoly Collect and Win game at To More...

Evidence of a great career

Retired Depew patrolman Ron Vohwinkel signs an oversized card as Senior Detective Lt. Steven Lehman looks on Monday during Lehman’s retirement party at Village Hall. More...

Bee Newspapers honored for Flight 3407 coverage

Bee Group Newspapers Managing Editor David Sherman has won first place in the Best Spot News Photos category for photos taken at the site of the crash of Flight 3407 in February 2009. More...

Local News

2010 is ‘Year of the Female Veteran’ in Erie County

County officials will recognize the accomplishments of women veterans and members of the military throughout this year after declaring 2010 the “Year of the Female Veteran.”   The announcement was made last week as the county obser More...

Photos

EASTER GREETINGS — Gabriel Persons, 2, and his sister Melanie, 4, get close to the Easter Bunny at a breakfast held Saturday at Eastern Hills Mall, 4545 Transit Road, Clarence. More...

Vets to be honored during parade

The Village of Lancaster is looking for village residents who have or are currently serving in the military so that they may be honored during the annual Fourth of July parade.   More...

Letters to the Editor

Business owners commend Lee vote

While we are disappointed with the outcome of the latest health care vote, on behalf of New York’s small businesses I want to thank Rep. More...

Protect investment in higher education

The higher education infrastructure in New York State is among the best in the world, with a mix of 269 independently governed and state-supported colleges and universities.   More...

Budget must reflect changing times

I feel compelled to write to express my perspective of the Lancaster school budget process. More...

Education

Pupils express thoughts on ‘Freedom in America’

America is a great place to live because of the level of freedom citizens are afforded. More...

Teenager plans run at Maryvale Board of Education position

While most high school seniors are deciding how to decorate their dorm rooms next fall, planning the graduation party or looking forward to one last summer before college, Maryvale senior Patrick Weisansal is taking a much different path. More...

BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS

BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS — Brandi Pierog, Sarina Hanger, Michael Pawlowski, Rhiannon Urquhart, Jennifer Baran and Jane Konieczko work on a project about the story “Sadako” at Our Lady More...

What's Going On

Adult AD/HD group slates monthly meetings

The support group Adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder of Western New York, based in Lancaster, will hold its monthly meetings at 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at Denny’s, 4610 Genesee St., Cheektowaga. More...

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...

Good Friday fish fry set in Alden

Alden Meals on Wheels will hold its third annual Good Friday fish fry from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, April 2, at the Alden American Legion, 13143 Broadway. Admission will be $8.50 per person, and takeout will be available.   More...

Entertainment

In brief

The Friends of Harmony men’s chorus and the women’s Buffalo Gateway Show Chorus are looking for new members. Singers are welcome to inquire at the Southeast Work Center, 180 Lincoln St., Depew. More...

Family Activities

Thurs., April 1 The Spring Flower Show More...

Art

fri. 2  “Espaces” by Andre Fradet — Studio Hart is proud to present the first U.S. exhibition of paintings by Canadian painter Andre Fradet, opens 6 p.m. More...