Weekly Feature



May 6, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Photo

CHECK IT OUT — Frank Wilson, left, of St. More...

Editorial

Bee Editorial

Leandra’s Law passed for good reason

It is an unusual week when the police blotter for Depew and Lancaster doesn’t include information about someone charged with driving while intoxicated. More...

Spindle items

• COUNT - DOWN TO RELAY — With about a month left until Lancaster High School’s second annual Relay for Life, the 47 teams and 318 participants who have already registered have raised $10,079.   More...

Out of the Past

100 Years Ago   May 5, 1910   STRIKE — The carpenters at the American Car & Foundry Plant went out on strike, demanding more pay and less hours. More...

Police Blotter

Youths learn lesson on one danger of smoking

(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...

Obituaries

John P. Gober, served 30 years on Town Planning Board

John P. Gober, 83, formerly of Lancaster, died Thursday, April 29, 2010, in Rochester after a short illness.   Mr. Gober was born Feb. 29, 1927, in Edwardsville, Pa., and graduated from Edwardsville High School. More...

William J. Henke, district representative of Lutheran Brotherhood Insurance Society

William J. Henke, 83, of Lancaster, died Wednesday, April 28, 2010, in GreenField Health and Rehabilitation Center after a long illness.   Mr. Henke was born Feb. 20, 1927, in Buffalo. He graduated from Lancaster High School. More...

Karen K. Vogt, assistant event planner for church

Karen Kay Vogt (nee Orr), 47, formerly of Depew, died suddenly Wednesday, April 7, 2010, in Colorado. Mrs. Vogt was born Jan. 6, 1963, in Buffalo. More...

Lifestyles

Winner, final results announced for ‘Bee a 10 in 2010’

Three months ago, nine contestants received an opportunity to change their current lifestyles, learn to make better food choices, get active and maybe motivate Bee readers to do the same. More...

In brief

The Empty Leash Pet Loss Support Group offers meetings open to the public from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursdays at Life Transitions Center, 150 Bennett Road, Cheektowaga. There is no fee to attend, but registration is required. More...

Summer events mark 200th anniversary of Hull House

The Hull Family Home & Farmstead, 5976 Genesee St. at Pavement Road, Lancaster, will be the site of several events this summer, all enhanced to commemorate 200 years of the circa-1810 Hull Family Home, the oldest stone residence in Erie County. More...

What's Going On

Letter carriers to collect food Saturday

The National Association of Letter Carriers in conjunction with the United Way of Niagara, AFL-CIO and the U.S. Postal Service will conduct its annual food drive Saturday, May 8. 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...

ACTS plans several events

ACTS, 1470 Church St., Alden, will stage the comedy “Harvey” at 7:30 p.m. May 6 to 8 and 14 to 16, with a matinee at 2:30 p.m. May 16. Tickets will be $10 for general admission and $8 for students and seniors. More...

Business

Lead-Safe certified businesses sought for Preservation Day

In celebration of National Preservation Month, the public has been invited to attend the second annual Preservation Day at the Opera House, presented by the Village of Lancaster Historic Preservation Commission. More...

Commission on the Status of Women launches new logo competition

The Erie County Commission on the Status of Women is calling all artists and students from the Western New York community with a passion for design to enter the ECCSW New Logo, New Beginnings Competition. More...

Mother, son team up to heal others’ pain

A Lancaster businesswoman is pleased to see that her son has followed in her handprints.   Jan Ordon, the owner of Therapeutic Massage & Bodyworks of WNY, 4917 William St. More...

Print Subscribers get FREE online access

Subscriber Self Service now available

This new Self Service Manager allows readers not only start a new subscription online but also manage an existing subscription. More...

Making the play

First baseman Trevor Reformat, left, puts his all into making the catch and rendering Noah Bartos out at first base as the 7- and 8-year-olds face off on opening day for the Lancaster-Depew Baseball L More...

Chamber chooses another new leader

The new executive director of the Lancaster Area Chamber of Commerce hopes to bring a stronger voice to members while increasing opportunities for businesses to learn from each other and grow. More...

Local News

Alden Farmers Market opens with mothers in mind

The Alden Farmers Market opens its eighth season Saturday, May 8, the day before Mother’s Day, and vendors will offer a variety of plants, shrubs, vegetables and herbs to get home gardens going.   More...

Volunteers sought to Clean Up Depew

Village of Depew officials will sponsor the 11th annual Clean Up Depew Day from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, May 8.   Volunteers are asked to meet in the council chambers of Village Hall, 85 Manitou St., to collect assignments. More...

Depew gathering focuses on saving village

About 30 residents from several sectors — firefighters, law enforcement, laborers and private citizens — united Monday night in a common effort to try to save their village. More...

Letters to the Editor

Fudoli appreciates opening day invite

Throwing out the first pitch of Lancaster-Depew Baseball’s Opening Day Ceremony on Saturday was a thrill and an honor. I want to thank the organization for inviting me to attend and help kick off its 2010 season. More...

Village offers great quality of life

My husband and I have lived in the Village of Lancaster for 26 years, and I feel that the event series gives our village its unique identity as compared to other villages of similar size. More...

Village should rethink law

As you are aware, we have been at odds with the Village Board and Mayor Barbara Alberti in our tenant’s dispute over him being allowed to store topsoil on our property for re-sale purposes. More...

Education

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Lancaster pianist wins music scholarship

A Lancaster teenager who has a knack for tickling the ivories has performed her way into an opportunity to hone her skills over the summer. More...

Lancaster High School stages full-scale emergency response drill

A full-scale evacuation drill, complete with the coordination of fire, police and emergency management first responders, was held for the first time April 28 at Lancaster High School. More...

Performing live

PERFORMING LIVE — Sophomore Nick Wheeler sings with his band, Panda Bear Rebellion, which was the opening act for Battle of Bands held Friday at Lancaster High School. More...

Sports

Redskin tennis putting together memorable season

Tom Morganti says he can’t remember another season quite like this one. The Lancaster tennis coach has his team out to 8-2 start overall, including 7-1 in league. The Redskins have developed into one of the top teams in the ECIC. More...

Gulisano leads Depew to tourney title

It was their own tournament, but the confidence level is still high for the Depew Lady Wildcats after winning the B bracket of the Depew Softball Tournament this past weekend at Walden Ponds. More...

Lancaster girls first, boys third at Wildcat Relays

The Lancaster boys and girls track teams both submitted impressive performances at the 21st Annual Wildcat Relays held Saturday at Depew High School. More...

Entertainment

Theater

thurs. More...

Live Local in WNY

thurs. 6  The Bravuras — 8 p.m., Flying Turtles Bar and Grill, 1641 More...

Concerts

thurs. 6 Labatt Blue Light Border Cross concert series — Brownman with Type Relevant & DJ Cutler, 9:30 p.m. Thursday, May 6 at Pearl St. Grill & Brewery, 76 Pearl St., Buffalo; $. More...