Weekly Feature



April 15, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Bee policy on upcoming elections

It has been a long-standing policy of Bee Group Newspapers not to publish letters to the editor, Bee Heard items or campaign news the week before an election. More...

Bee Editorial

Lancaster did what it had to do in closing school

Losing a part of one’s childhood or history is always emotional, but sometimes the alternative could mean losing more down the road. More...

Spindle items

• KEEP THEM WARM — A Lancaster businesswoman continues her efforts to collect reading materials and pajamas for area children who could use a little warmth any time of the year.   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

Lancaster students drumming up support for Kids Escaping Drugs

The Carnival Kids Steel Orchestra’s idea of helping others is panning out to include the Renaissance House through Kids Escaping Drugs.   More...

On the campus

Amber Grosch and Matthew Militello of Depew were honored by the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate College as student-athletes who have earned Academic All-Conference Honors for the 2009-10 academic year at Hilbert College.   More...

Student’s scholarship comes with chance to meet Brian Williams

Chelsea Orcutt of Cheektowaga has been named the recipient of a national scholarship and will be presented the award by Brian Williams of NBC’s “Nightly News.”   More...

Lifestyles

Bee a 10 in 2010

Inspired contestant closes in on weight-loss goal

With a few weeks left in the “Bee a ‘10’ in 2010” weight-loss challenge, Ed Howard, the Getzville contestant, is one pound away from his original goal and plans to push himself a bit harder to achieve even more success. More...

People in the news

Kim Wielinski was named Employee of the Year at the Lancaster Family Branch of the YMCA during YMCA Buffalo Niagara’s annual Employee Recognition   1 Event at the Pearl Street Bar and Grill in Buffalo. More...

MOMS Club

Providing support to stay-at-home moms

Any stay-at-home mom knows those days when the children are crying, the house is a mess, no one’s around and she just needs someone there to offer support. More...

Entertainment

Lancaster Opera House to stage ‘Me and My Girl’

The musical “Me and My Girl” opens at 7:30 p.m. Friday April 30, at the Lancaster Opera House, 21 Central Ave., Lancaster.   More...

Workshops/Classes

fri. 16  Harbingers of Spring — Come and discover the real signs of spring and become attuned to the fascinating rhythms of nature through this unique indoor presentation at 7 p.m. More...

Family Activities

thurs. 15  Thursday Family Walk — Get a good cardio workout during this brisk evening hike, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 15 at Chestnut Ridge Park Casino, 6121 Chestnut Ridge Road, Orchard Park; Free. More...

Lancaster board OKs closing Central Avenue School

The Lancaster Board of Education unanimously voted on Monday to close Central Avenue Elementary, ending the weeks-long suspense — and hope — some residents felt when the board postponed the vote at the March 22 meeting after hearing from More...

Depew taxes to decrease

The Depew Village Board on Monday night adopted the 2010-11 budget with no changes from the tentative spending plan, meaning that residents will receive a tax break.   More...

Local News

Lancaster centenarian credits healthy lifestyle for longevity

ElderWood Health Care at Linwood resident Thelma Ellis celebrated her 100th birthday during a celebration Friday at the Lancaster residence.   More...

Youth Bureau seeks donations of prom dresses

The Lancaster Youth Bureau, 200 Oxford Ave., is collecting gently used prom gowns for this year’s prom season. 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

Resident likes village as it is

I read Leon McBride’s letter in last week’s Bee.   He said he is pondering the dissolution of the village so we get better service and save money. Does he realize what is involved in dissolution and what it will cost? More...

Police Blotter

Money appears to grow in purses on trees in Depew

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

Obituaries

Death notice

KWIATKOWSKI, Norman R., of Depew, died Wednesday, April 7, 2010. He is survived by his wife, Lorraine; son, Damien; daughter, Ashley; and stepsons, Alexander, Phillip and Dennis. He was the co-owner of Ellicott Manor in Depew. More...

Sports

Depew softball off to fast start

The Depew Wildcats softball team got off to a quick start to their 2010 season, winning their first three games impressively and doing so with a roster that has only one senior.   More...

Lancers softball looks to defend MMA title

St. Mary’s of Lancaster softball coach Dave Helak said the girls on his team had a goal of adding the year 2009 to the wall of previous league champions at their school. His girls were able to do just that.   More...

Lancaster softball wants to make statement in Class AA

After a third place finish last season in Section VI Class AA, Lancaster Redskins Softball Coach Kelly Ambrose said her team is being overlooked by others in the division. Ambrose warns them that could be a mistake. More...

What's Going On

Reinstein Woods offers tours, events

Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, will offer several programs, including After School Escape at 4:30 p.m. each Thursday; an Earth Day celebration from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. More...

Substance Abuse Coalition sets meeting

The Lancaster-Depew Substance Abuse Coalition will hold its next regular meeting at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, April 15, at the Lancaster Youth Bureau, 200 Oxford Ave. More...

Book, bake, craft sale to benefit library

The Lancaster Women’s Civic Club’s book, bake and craft sale for the Lancaster Library will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 16 and 17, and from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 18. More...

Business

LIDA assisting Central Business District

The Lancaster Industrial Development Agency is offering those in the Central Business District added incentive to take advantage of a grant awarded to the village to update facades.   More...

Events

IAAP luncheon   to honor   Member of Year   More...

Lancaster business offers assistance with sales incentive program

In an exploratory study of sales incentive programs conducted by the Forum for People Performance Management and Measurement, researchers evaluated the quantitative impact of sales incentives on the bottom line.   More...