Weekly Feature

April 8, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Depew officials trim time limit for public comments

If you hope to make a point to the Depew Village Board, you will have to speak a bit quicker. More...

Editorial

Bee Editorial

Depew High School Web strategy great for students

Finding solutions to the issue of lagging graduation rates just met a 21st-century solution at Depew High School. More...

Spindle items

• SAFETY TIPS — The Lancaster Fire Department is offering residents a two-part series on protecting your home from fires.   More...

Spindle items

• GIVING LIFE — Cathleen Klaffka has been diagnosed with a life-threatening disease, primary biliary cirrhosis of the liver, an autoimmune disease that will result in her liver no longer being able to function. More...

Police Blotter

Vandal uses everything, including the bathroom sink

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

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

call: 632-0390

(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

BROWN, Carl E., of the Lancaster area, died Wednesday, March 31, 2010. More...

Sports

Lancaster boys lacrosse off to hot start

The Lancaster Redskins came into the 2010 season with one of the younger teams in Section VI Class A lacrosse. The team has only four seniors on the roster after graduating 10 seniors from a team made up of mostly freshmen and sophomores in 2009. More...

Redskin girls go for another sectional championship

After becoming the first Section VI girls lacrosse team in history to reach the state semifinals in 2008, the Lancaster Redskins fell one game short of repeating the feat in 2009. More...

First Niagara helps save ESGs with $500,000 donation

First Niagara Financial Group is leading the charge in fundraising this summer’s Empire State Games in Buffalo.   More...

What's Going On

Wha t’s going on

Reinstein Woods   offers tours, events   More...

Entertainment

Concerts

thurs. 8 Experimental synthpop noise rockers Xiu Xiu featuring Jamie Stewart, Ches Smith and Angela Seo, with special guest Tune Yards, 8 p.m. Thursday, April 8 at the Mohawk Place, 47 E. Mohawk Place, Buffalo; $. 855-3931, www. themohawkplace. More...

Live Local in WNY

thurs. 8  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...

Symphonic

fri. 9  Bohemian Rhapsody — The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra featuring violinist Michael Ludwig, under the baton of JoAnn Falletta. Works include Mozart’s “S ymphony No. More...

BREAKING NEWS

Lancaster School Board votes to close elementary school

In a unanimous vote the Lancaster school board voted tonight to close the Central Avenue Elementary School. More...

Web could catch failing youths

In an effort to further boost graduation rates, Depew High School’s administration hopes to employ its expanding technological resources to help students make up lost course credits.   (See editorial on page four)   More...

Summer pays a visit

Tim Odrobina of Lancaster takes in some fly fishing Saturday in Cayuga Creek off Broadway in the Village of Lancaster. More...

Local News

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Lancaster resident earns collegiate sales award

Frederick Surface Jr. admitted that in early March, he did not think he would be winning the 2009 Collegiate Sales and Marketing Award given by the Buffalo Niagara Sales and Marketing Executive Organization.   More...

Fudoli sets HEAP outreach

A Home Energy Assistance Program will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 13, at the Elma Senior Center, 3007 Bowen Road.   HEAP is a federally funded program designed to assist Erie County residents with their heating bills. 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

Are services worth the cost?

As I ponder about dissolving the Village of Lancaster, I am taking a close look at everything around me that affects my quality of life, which touches many people the same way. More...

Old picture post cards sought

Post card photos from about 1890 to 1920 of Lancaster-Depew and the vicinity are wanted for addition to the Lancaster Historical Society’s B. D. Cornell photo equipment display.   More...

Where’s the proof for dissolution?

As Village of Depew residents living within the Town of Cheektowaga, the idea of dissolution scares us. More...

Education

Lancaster Central School students selected to All-County Music Festivals

More than 100 students from the Lancaster School District music program were selected by audition to participate in the 2010 Erie County Music Educators Association   All-County Music Festivals, which were held during March at locations around More...

Top Spellers

TOP SPELLERS — The St. More...

Lancaster, Depew students inducted into National Technical Honor Society

High school students representing 20 districts from across Erie 1 BOCES’ three career and technical centers were inducted into the National Technical Honor Society on March 18 during an event at Maryvale High School.   More...

Lifestyles

More cremations, more options, less tradition

Anthony Amigone Jr. stood on Aspen Mountain in Colorado. In his hand he held a lock of his mother’s hair. She loved skiing. But as he let her hair go, with the wind, it blew the wrong way. It wouldn’t float down the mountainside. More...

Lancaster/ Depew Library News

• The group Friends of the Lancaster Public Library is in its 21st year of fundraising to help keep the library updated on materials. Individual residents may donate $5 while families may donate $10, or another amount may be specified. More...

S enio r New s

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

New York Store face-lift to bring out past

The face of the Village of Lancaster’s Central Business District is beginning a transformation as The New York Store continues a project to restore its facade to a more historic form.   More...

Events

NAWBO plans international   trade program   More...

inLighten to relocate headquarters

Depew business inLighten, an industry leader in the field of digital media communications, has agreed to purchase a 45,000-square-foot facility at 9645 Wehrle Drive in Clarence. More...