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April 22, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Bee Editorial

Residents left hung out to dry on FEMA flood maps

Area residents, especially those living along the banks of Cayuga Creek in the Village of Lancaster, have every right to be nervous and angry over the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s proposed updates to the Erie County Digital Flood Insur More...

Spindle items

• IT PAYS TO RECYCLE — Each Thursday, I go through the same routine with my son, Billy. More...

Out of the Past

100 Years Ago   April 1910   NEW BUILD — Frank Ziegler started work on the foundation of a new house on School Street.   HANDED OVER — Julius Israel bought out the stock of the bankrupt Good Luck Clothiers. More...

Police Blotter

Would-be grandparent scammer picks wrong target

(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

(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

Not Sheepish About Learning

NOT SHEEPISH ABOUT LEARNING — Lead preschool teacher Jill McArdow, left, helps Dan Matthew paint a lamb Friday at EduKids Early Childhood Center in Lancaster. More...

Back then: A Catholic school begins to flourish

Sometimes, on a journey, an attractive side trip presents itself. This past weekend, St. Mary’s Church of the Assumption held a reception for a dozen Sisters of St. Francis, some of the 30 still living who had taught at the school on the hill. More...

Math whizzes

MATH WHIZZES — Benjamin Falk, left, Adam Duke and Jake Betzig, seventh-graders at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament School in Depew, hold awards they earned during the Dr. More...

Lifestyles

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Wilson bringing ’80s Bash to Dunn Tire Raceway Park

If you’re still living in the 1980s, then Keith Wilson has the event for you.   The third annual “Buffalo’s Biggest 80’s Bash” will be held from 5 a.m. to 1 p.m. More...

Lancaster residents named Family of the Year

Ed and Rosemary Czapla of Lancaster have been named Family of the Year by the Secular Franciscan Order’s Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha Region, which covers most of Upstate New York and northwestern Pennsylvania. More...

Benefit

BENEFIT — Austin Bonafede, 9, is shown during a recent practice. A benefit for Austin, myelogenous leukemia in December, will be held from 7 to 11 p.m. More...

Entertainment

Art

fri. 23  I Am Here Today — Media-psychological phenomenon of simulation confusion - where a simulation (movie, TV and radio) affects not only our perception, but our engagement with realty by artist Sam Van Aken, Opens 7 p.m. More...

Live Local in WNY

thurs. 22  The Bravuras — 8 p.m., Flying Turtles Bar and Grill, 1641 Military Road, Kenmore; $. 876-2884 fri. 23  Blind Vision — 11 p.m., Macaroon’s, 576 Dick Road, Cheektowaga; $. 681-7197, More...

Concerts

fri. 23 Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and former lead singer and gutarist of The Byrds,   More...

Trying to save the Day

RecycleBank totes reward recyclers, but have upfront cost

A program recently touted by an area lobbying firm to the Lancaster Town Board would reward residents for recycling, but the initial cost would appear to be at the expense of taxpayers.   More...

Five hopefuls seek three seats on Lancaster School Board

School budgets, mired in turmoil over the projected loss of state funds, have garnered the most publicity, but when residents of the Lancaster and Depew districts head to the polls on May 18 they will also elect school trustees.   More...

Local News

Hull House plans several anniversary events

Polly’s Tea Party will be sponsored by the Hull Family Home and Farmstead on Saturday, May 8, at 5962 Genesee St., Lancaster, which is next to the Hull House.   The group will offer three sittings at 11 a.m. and 1:30 and 4 p.m. More...

County-led walks to promote healthy living, offer information

Erie County will sponsor its free Be Active Walks on Saturdays throughout the spring in county parks.   ?Registration will begin at 9 a.m. at each site, and walks will begin at 10 a.m.   More...

Lancaster man receives $4.4M settlement after accident

A Lancaster man has been awarded a $4.4 million settlement after he suffered extensive injuries while he was on an archeological dig in 2001 as part of a Buffalo State College course. More...

Letters to the Editor

Bins are not always for charitable use

Goodwill Industries of Western New York is among a host of cities nationwide that are seeing the sudden appearance of unattended donation bins for the collection of used clothing and household goods.   More...

Let’s dissolve Depew government

The good news is that we are on the verge of dissolving Depew village government. This is our opportunity to eliminate an unnecessary layer of government. For too long village government has been a financial burden to taxpayers. More...

Officials should control overtime

Robert Giza’s remark that Lancaster must have been picked “from random,” referring to Andrew Cuomo’s planned study into public employee abuse of the retirement system, is either a disingenuous deflection or a powerful example More...

Obituaries

Jacqueline M. Jachim, co-founded Depew preschool center

Jacqueline M. Jachim (nee Prishel), 56, of Depew, died Sunday, March 28, 2010, in Mercy Hospital after a long illness.   Mrs. Jachim was born July 26, 1953, in Buffalo. More...

Judith A. Storms, nursing director at long-term care facilities

Judith A. Storms (nee Marchese), 67, of Depew, died Saturday, April 10, 2010, at her home after a long illness.   More...

Sports

YMCA hosts Passport to Summer event, nutrition program

YMCA Buffalo Niagara will hold its free annual Passport to Summer: A Summer Camp Preview event Saturday, May 8.   The Lancaster Family Branch will offer information from 9 a.m. More...

Pitching carrying Redskins early in season

Lancaster baseball coach Mark Dalfonso said his team struggled at times to come together during the 2009 baseball season. More...

Depew impresses during Maryvale Invite

The Depew Wildcats girls track season is only one weekend old and already there is a lot to like about the way the team looks. More...

What's Going On

Desiderio’s offers dinner theater

“Come Blow Your Horn,” directed by Jay Desiderio, will be staged on select Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays through June 20 as part of the dinner theater series at Desiderio’s, 5827 Broadway, Lancaster. More...

Church finds temporary home in Lancaster

Epiphany United Church of Christ, previously located in Buffalo, has launched its capital funds campaign for a new building at 9520 Wehrle Drive, Clarence. The church is now holding services, along with Sunday school, at 10:50 a.m. More...

ACTS plans several events

ACTS, 1470 Church St., Alden, will host an air band/comedy troupe at 8 p.m. Friday, April 23, with a $3 admission. ACTS also will hold its first Ladies’ Spring Tea from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 24. More...

Business

Besroi Construction marks 50th anniversary

For 50 years, Besroi Construction Corp. has been offering home renovation needs with a family touch.   More...

Events

Interfaith Impact to present   ethics seminar   More...

Business offers suggestions for sales incentive programs

Sales incentives can boost business, according to Donna Wieand, owner of the home-based Internet business I-Com in Lancaster and a member of the Lancaster Area Chamber of Commerce. Taking several steps can ensure that the program is successful. More...