Weekly Feature

May 13, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

HELP FOR HAITI

HELP FOR HAITI — Sophia Brewer, left, her father, Jeff Brewer, and Cooper Zak load up Jeff Brewer’s truck with shoes Tuesday at John A. Sciole School in Depew. More...

Editorial

Lancaster Village Wide Garage Sale to offer bargains

Residents looking to unload some clutter after spring cleaning and treasure hunters hoping to find great deals will meet from Friday, May 21, to Sunday, May 23, during the Lancaster Village Wide Garage Sale.   More...

Bee Editorial

Archiving tweets means dumbing down journalism

At the risk of compounding the senior generation’s reputation for old fogyness, here’s a warning about the latest virus of so-called social networking that is infecting American journalism. More...

Spindle items

• SUPPORT OUR TROOPS — I am thankful to have had my sister, Lynn, home from Missouri this week, especially surrounding Mother’s Day. More...

Police Blotter

Woman receives visit from happy trespasser

(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

CROWNING

CROWNING — Alexis Kuzniarek, left, and Matthew Banks crown the Blessed Virgin Mary Statue during a recent Marian Prayer Service held in their second grade classroom at St. More...

Lancaster teachers to take on media in charity hockey event

The Lancaster Central Teachers Association vs. WNY Media All-Stars Charity Ice Hockey Game will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 15, at Holiday Twin Rinks, 3465 Broadway, Cheektowaga. More...

Lancaster resident to deliver Canisius’ student commencement address

Randolph Joel Francia of Lancaster will give the student commencement address during Canisius College’s 144th undergraduate commencement ceremonies at 11 a.m. More...

Lifestyles

HONORED

HONORED — Judith Shanley, executive director of Southeast Works, left, parent Dawn Rappold and Southeast Works Vice President Diane Tiveron and President Karen Tussing gather for a photo during More...

CD sale to benefit cancer research

Just two years ago, in the summer of 2008, Adrienne Thompson noticed an irregularity during a self examination and her doctor immediately ordered a mammogram. More...

Elly’s Angels earns high praise for community service

A program that began as a tribute to a victim of the crash of Continental Connection Flight 3407 in Clarence Center has garnered accolades beyond the borders of Western New York.   More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 13  After School Escape — A one-hour program for kids in grades K-5 featuring a different, fun outdoor activity each week, 4:30 p.m. Thursday, May 13 at Reinstein Woods, 77 Honorine Dr., Depew; Free - No registration required. More...

Special Events

fri. 14  Christian Music Summit — A two day international conference offering more than 120 workshops for Christian musicians, audio-visual technicians and church staffers, 7 p.m. More...

Tours

thurs. 13  Chestnut Ridge Park — 6:30 p.m., Thursday, May 13 - meet in the parking lot in front of the casino, Chestnut Ridge Park, 6121 Chestnut Ridge Road, Orchard Park; Free. 652-6190, 828-0282 fri. More...

School budgets in voters’ hands

Voters will head to the polls Tuesday, May 18, to consider 2010-11 academic budgets and candidates after districts experienced a tumultuous budgeting process due to severe cuts in state aid.   Lancaster   More...

Officials clarify proposed stockpiling, crushing law

A heated Depew Village Board work session Monday night offered clarification on a recently proposed law that would set permitting rules and fees for businesses that wish to crush and stockpile materials.   More...

Local News

MEET THE CANDIDATES

Mary Bitka Trustee Lancaster schools I have lived in Lancaster with my husband for the past 20 years. More...

ProAct Cards delivering savings

In the first two weeks since ProAct prescription discount cards were mailed out in Erie County, taxpayers saw savings.   According to ProAct, 491 Erie County residents used their new prescription discount cards between April 20 and May 4. More...

Town residents are reminded about permits for sales

Lancaster Town Clerk Johanna Coleman reminds residents that those living in the town outside the Villages of Depew and Lancaster are reminded that a permit is required for yard, garage and estate sales, auctions or other sales occurring on residenti More...

Letters to the Editor

What will you lose if village dissolves?

With the recent push by activist Kevin Gaughan, residents need to be told about the professional services provided to village residents.   The emergency services provided by the Depew fire and police departments are second to none. More...

Sidewalks, streets not your ashtray

I live in the Village of Lancaster and enjoy what the renovation of the New York Store has added to the spirit of our “old village.”   More...

Resident supports Cansdale run

As the 2010 mid-term elections approach, politics across the country are heating up, especially in Western New York. With the latest development of State Sen. Dale M. More...

Obituaries

Ella N. Osterman, former director of Federation of Women’s Clubs

Ella Nora Osterman (nee Kenyon), 89, formerly of Williamsville, died Friday, April 21, 2010, in Artesia, Miss., after a short illness.   Mrs. Osterman was born July 10, 1920, in Artesia. More...

Sports

Relay participants reminded about mandatory meeting

Those who have formed teams already or hope to do so for the Lancaster High School Relay for Life are reminded that the next meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 20, in high school Room 122 is mandatory. More...

Redskins stun previously unbeaten Bulldogs

The Lancaster Redskins baseball team was having a so-so ECIC league season heading into their matchup last Wednesday with Hamburg Bulldogs, the number one ranked team in the league. More...

Lancaster softball rebounds from first league defeats

The Lancaster Lady Redskins softball team found out on Monday that they have a little flare for dramatics. More...

What's Going On

Depew officials seek certified lifeguards

The Village of Depew Recreation Department is seeking certified lifeguards to work at the village pool this summer. Applicants must have current life guarding and first aid/CPR training. 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...

UNYTS plans blood drives

Upstate New York Transplant Services will hold blood drives from 2 to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 13, at the Lancaster Municipal Building, 5423 Broadway; from 2 to 7 p.m. Friday, May 14, at K-Mart, 1460 French Road, Depew; and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. More...

Business

Y generation, college students being urged to Invisionit

When seeking the right career path, an individual’s personality matters. More...

ADDRESS

ADDRESS — Sen. More...

Armed Forces Day planned at Eastern Hills Mall

Eastern Hills Mall, 4545 Transit Road, will be hosting its annual Armed Forces Day Celebration from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 15, at Center Court Stage. More...