Weekly Feature

May 20, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Presidential visit to Western New York

Obama takes in sites, tastes

In the first presidential visit since George W. Bush came to Western New York in 2004, President Barack Obama met with owners and employees of an area manufacturing company last week as part of his White House to Main Street tour.   More...

Editorial

Bee Editorial

Land FAA Reauthorization Bill on Obama’s desk

What a difference three months makes. In February, Robin Tolsma, whose husband, Darren, was among the 50 lost in the crash of Continental Connection Flight 3407 on Feb. More...

Spindle items

• GREAT EXAMPLES — Prom season has begun, and Depew juniors and seniors enjoyed their big night Friday with a gala at Kotecki’s Grandview Grove in West Seneca.  More...

Spindle items

• NEW LICENSE PLATES — You may have noticed New York State license plates of a different color recently. But contrary to Gov. More...

Police Blotter

Fleeing suspect leaves big piece of evidence behind

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

Obituaries

Death Notice

DEAN, Jane G. (nee Gaherty), of Lancaster, died Wednesday, May 12, 2010. She is survived by her son, Mark; one grandchild; brother, John; and sisters, Beh Schulte, Ann Dunn and Meme Hughes. Mrs. More...

Sports

Golf buddies Nowak, Romano qualify at Sectionals

Austin Nowak and Andrew Romano both grew up together. The two began playing golf together when they were just little kids. The two still play golf together today. More...

St. Mary’s softball wins Immaculata Tourney

The St. Mary’s Lancers softball team took home the Immaculata Softball Tournament championship this past weekend at Immaculata High School.   More...

Besch sited by USTA

The United States Tennis Association will honor George Besch from Depew High School as part of its national recognition program for high school tennis coaches across America who implement a “no-cut” policy for their high school tennis te More...

Lifestyles

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...

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...

Boy Scouts present three awards

Three Lancaster residents received awards from the Boy Scouts of America during a banquet April 29 at the Millennium Hotel in Cheektowaga.   More...

Entertainment

Art

sun. 23  Empty Bowls VII: Artists Helping Feed Western New York — Hundreds of handcrafted bowls by Western New York students, teachers and artists will be displayed and sold at the seventh-annual Empty Bowls fundraising event at 11 a.m. More...

Family Activities

thurs. 20  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 20 at Reinstein Woods, 77 Honorine Drive, Depew; Free - No registration required. More...

Tours

fri. 21  Evening Riverwalk — 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 21 - meet near the Riverwalk across from Mississippi Mudds restaurant, 313 Niagara St., Tonawanda; Free. 833-3851 sat. 22  Ellicott Creek Park — 9 a.m. More...

Lancaster Village Wide Garage Sale offers 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. The event will run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. More...

Airport expansion still in question

The adjourned Lancaster Zoning Board of Appeals hearing in March between the Safe Aviation Coalition of Lancaster and the Buffalo-Lancaster Airport reopened Thursday evening for further evidence.   More...

Local News

Erie County Home seeks volunteers

The Erie County Home, 11580 Walden Ave., offers area residents the opportunity to help others.   The facility is seeking adults to volunteer one morning per week at its on-site library. More...

Rezone request draws debate about conflict

A rezoning issue turned into a brief but heated debate over a conflict of interest during Monday night’s Lancaster Town Board meeting.   More...

LVAC opens its doors to residents

Visit their home before they have to visit yours.   That’s the message being sent by members of the Lancaster Volunteer Ambulance Corps, which will hold its annual open house from noon to 5 p.m. More...

Letters to the Editor

Reader wants signs fighting dissolution

I have lived in the same house in Depew since I came here 53 years ago. I grew up in Buffalo and my late husband and I bought this house and got married and moved here. We really knew nothing about Depew. We just liked it. More...

Help with cleanup much appreciated

On May 8, the 11th annual “Clean-up Depew Day” was held in the Village of Depew. More...

Legion Auxiliary president returning

Our very own Karyn Porempski, from Kensington American Legion Auxiliary Unit 708, was elected to the high office of Department of New York American Legion Auxiliary president at the Department Convention in Buffalo in July 2009. More...

Education

SCHOOL CALENDAR

Lancaster Public Schools

Friday, May 21   • High school Math Honor Society applications due; yearbook sale; spring courtyard dance, 8-11 p.m.   Saturday, May 22 • High school Students for a Better World sleep-out. More...

Lancaster teachers’ hockey game raises more than $4,800 for Youth Bureau, pantry

The first Lancaster Central Teachers Association Charity Hockey Event at Holiday Rinks on Broadway was deemed a success, and the association thanked area businesses for their donations of services and prizes, which helped the event raise $4,822.15. More...

Maryvale budgets pass; Weisansal elected to Board of Education

Maryvale Superintendent Deborah Ziolkowski felt much more at ease and high school student Patrick Weisansal was elated after Tuesday’s election results were known. More...

What's Going On

Youth Bureau schedules Regents prep classes

The Town of Lancaster Youth Bureau is accepting registrations for the Regents exam preparation sessions from June 2 through June 17 for Integrated Algebra, Algebra 2, Math B, Geometry, Earth Science, Biology, Chemistry, Global History & Geography II More...

UNYTS plans blood drive

Upstate New York Transplant Services will hold a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 22, at Park Lane Apartments, 4845 Transit Road, Depew. To schedule an appointment, call 512-7940 or e-mail donateblood@unyts.org.   More...

Moms Club organizes new member social

The Moms Club of Lancaster/ Cheektowaga will hold a new member social at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 20, at Stiglmeier Park Cheektowaga. Meet the group while the little ones play. More...

Business

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Depew resident joins Roycroft Campus Corp.

Alan Nowicki’s first experience with the Roycroft Campus Corporation came as an employee of WNED, the local Public Broadcasting Service television station.   More...

Hunt brings back $8,000 buyer credit

In response to the end of the federal tax credit April 30 and to capitalize on the strong buyer market, Hunt Real Estate ERA in collaboration with Hunt Mortgage is announcing the Hunt Buyer Stimulus — a new sales promotion that will run throug More...

Events

NFTA to hold public hearings   on Metro fare   study   More...