Weekly Feature



May 27, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Lancaster Village Board continues flood map discussion

Discussion continues about new flood map plans in Erie County by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the potential impact on residents in the Village of Lancaster. More...

Editorial

Plenty of opportunities exist to honor fallen soldiers

Bee Editorial

Memorial Day may be a day off work or the last day one would hope to hear about frost warnings for many of us, but we hope that with Monday also comes a feeling of appreciation for those who have lost their lives through dedicated service to the arme More...

Spindle items

• SLIMMED DOWN — After four sometimes trying months, I am happy to report that I am 13 pounds lighter than I was when I began the office weight-loss challenge.   Our journey began Feb. More...

Out of the Past

Protecting a village

Do you have a memory of the Lancaster/Depew area   you would like to share with Bee readers? Send it to “Out of the Past,” Lancaster/Depew Bee, 5564   Main St., Buffalo, NY 14221.   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

Honor roll

Cassandra Davin, Mary Dougherty and Margaret Herdzik, residents of Lancaster and Depew, were named to the honor roll for the third quarter of the 2009-10 academic year at Mount St. Mary Academy in Kenmore.   More...

18-year-old student takes seat on Maryvale School Board

About 20 high school seniors sat through Monday’s Maryvale Board of Education meeting. More...

Bowmansville resident earns Eagle Scout rank

Boy Scout Troop 85 awarded the Eagle Scout rank, the highest rank in Boy Scouts, to Jason D. Maybach on May 12 in a Court of Honor ceremony held at the Leonard Post VFW in Cheektowaga. He is the son of Michele and David Maybach of Bowmansville. More...

Lifestyles

Lancaster and Depew VALEDICTORIANS and SALUTATORIANS

H igh school students across Western New   York will walk   across the stage   to receive diplomas   at the end of   June, and a select few will have something extra to add to their resumes —valedictorian and sal More...

Bee hosts fundraiser for Relay for Life

Employees and family members of The Bee will participate in the Lancaster High School Relay for Life next month, and the team will hold a fundraiser from 9 p.m. to midnight Friday, May 28, at The Well, 4190 North Buffalo Road, Orchard Park. More...

Lancaster/ Depew Library News

• The Princeton Review will offer a 30-hour summer SAT preparation course beginning Wednesday, June 23, at the library. For more information, visit PrincetonReview.com/SAT or call 839-4391. More...

Business

Schuster Construction building new inspection program

A Depew company wants to ensure that your home improvements or new build are up to your standards not only when the work is completed, but well into the future.   More...

Gabryszak: Legislation would protect companies’ Power for Jobs benefits

State Assemblyman Dennis Gabryszak, D-Cheektowaga, announced last week that the Assembly passed a temporary extender that continues the Power for Jobs program allowing businesses such as Lancaster Knives Inc. More...

Williamsville Pediatric Center relocates to Lancaster

Construction is complete, and the Williamsville Pediatric Center has officially moved into new office space at 2733 Wehrle Drive in Lancaster, just east of Transit Road, and less than one mile from the previous location on Main Street in Williamsvil More...

V.O.T.E.: Think before you ink

Anti-dissolution group goes door to door to fight Gaughan’s efforts

Village of Lancaster residents have mobilized their own door-to-door campaign to fight dissolution. More...

Events to honor soldiers’ sacrifices

Memorial Day

Several Memorial Day events will be held throughout the area Monday, May 31, to commemorate the sacrifices of those who have fought and died in the name of American freedom.   (See editorial on page four)   More...

Local News

HALL OF FAMERS

HALL OF FAMERS — Christopher Giza, left, a student at Lancaster High School; Sawrie Becker, commissioner of the Erie County Office of Public Advocacy; Village of Lancaster Mayor William Cansdale; and State Sen. More...

Fiddlers to string together fun time at Alden market

The Niagara Frontier Fiddle Club returns to the Alden Farmers Market on Saturday, May 29, kicking off the market’s summer entertainment season.   The group will perform from 11 a.m. More...

Women vets focus of workshop

Several groups aim to be at the service of women who have served in the armed forces.   The Women Veterans Workshop will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 3, at the Lancaster Library, 5466 Broadway.   More...

Letters to the Editor

letters to the Editor

Fire protection would suffer If Kevin Gaughan gets his way, what will happen to our fire protection? More...

Police Blotter

police Blotter

Blotter Woman bares all through hotel window

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

Obituaries

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

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

GIAMBRA,

GIAMBRA, Michael L., formerly of Lancaster, died Jan. 16, 2009. He is survived by his wife, Ima; daughters, Mary, Margaret, Lisa Simmons and Pia Wilson; son, Tony; sister, Lucy Brennan; and 10 grandchildren. More...

LUDWIG,

LUDWIG, Kathlyn Shannon, of Lancaster, died Sunday, May 16, 2010. She is survived by her son, Stephen; daughter, Sandra Hoover; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and sisters, Margaret Gerhardt and Mildred Ping. More...

Sports

Lancaster, Depew compete in girls, boys track classics

It was a busy week for the Lancaster Girls Track team. The Redskins competed in two dual meets as well as the Western New York Track Classic hosted on their own track. More...

St. Mary’s softball reaches Monsignor Martin final

St. Mary’s and Immaculata have been the two best teams throughout the 2010 Monsignor Martin Association softball season. The two teams finished as the top two seeds in league’s playoffs. More...

Redskins tame Wildcats; both begin playoffs

Not even a little rain could put a damper on the rivalry between Lancaster and Depew softball. The two cross-town rivals met last Friday at Lancaster High School as the Redskins emerged victorious, 5-3.   More...

Entertainment

Holiday

sat. 29  West Seneca Flag Flying Ceremony — The West Seneca Boy Scouts will place American flags on more than 1,000 veterans’ graves in the St. Matthew’s Cemetery, 180 French Road, West Seneca, 11 a.m. Saturday, May 29. sun. More...

Art

ongoing: now-May 23  Heat Waves in a Swamp — Retrospective of Charles E. Burchfield’s work. Buffalo State College’s Burchfield Penney Art Center, 1300 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo; $. 878-6011, www.yournewburchfieldpenney. More...

Concerts

fri. 28 The “Pressure [will] Drop” from the soothing vocals of reggae/ska masters Toots and the Maytals flow from the stage, 8 p.m. More...