Weekly Feature



June 17, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Depew Breakfast Club marks 30 years of friendship

When two Depew men began meeting each Saturday morning in 1980, they never expected that coffee and conversation would evolve into a tradition that would span 30 years and involve up to 60 people at a time.   More...

Editorial

Bee Editorial

Understanding loan repayment is crucial

Some college graduates may be taking the summer off to refresh their minds while others may have been lucky enough to find work immediately, but all are reminded that the clock is ticking on the six-month grace period for federal student loans and th More...

Spindle items

• KEEP COOL — As the summer months bring warmer temperatures, Erie County’s Department of Social Services, Heating and Energy Assistance Program has announced its AC Cooling Assistance Program.   More...

Out of the Past

Special birthday wishes

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...

Police Blotter

Woman claims she paid for right to throw trash

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

Obituaries

Death notices

FUDOLI, Maria E. (nee Ferrantino), of the Lancaster-Depew area, died Sunday, June 6, 2010. She is survived by her husband, Vincent “Jimmy”; daughter, Catalina Fudoli; and nieces and nephews. Mrs. More...

Sports

Lancaster Elks Golf Tourney slated for July

The annual Lancaster Elks Charity Golf Tournament is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. Saturday, July 10 at Kis-N-Greens Golf Course in Alden. The event is a four-person “best ball” scramble. More...

Nowak, Romano impress at State Championship

Lancaster and Depew were both represented well this year at the New York State High School Golf Championships held at Cornell University during the first weekend of June.   More...

Redskins win Gold title, impress at States

If Brian Chowaniec and Mike Kranz continue to play this well over the final two years of their tennis careers at Lancaster High School, the future will certainly be bright for Redskin tennis. More...

What's Going On

School census continues in Lancaster

A door-to-door census of all Lancaster residents from birth through age 19 and disabled persons through age 22 will be held through Aug. 7. For more information, call the Lancaster Central School District registrar at 686-3218.   More...

Host families sought for exchange students

The non-profit organization STS Foundation is seeking temporary and permanent families to host students coming to New York in the fall. Families are responsible for providing a nurturing and safe environment. More...

Polish Falcons Club organizes car shows

The Polish Falcons Club, 445 Columbia Ave., Depew, will hold car shows from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursdays through Sept. 17. Admission will be free, and beer, soft drinks and hot dogs will be available. The bar also will be open to the public. More...

Business

Brown Squared Chiropractic rounds out health care regimens

A West Seneca couple’s love for fitness and each other is flourishing in the same environment it began — in the gym.   More...

BNSME plans golf outing in Orchard Park

Buffalo Niagara Sales and Marketing Executives will host the 15th annual BNSME golf outing for Junior Achievement of WNY beginning with registration at 10 a.m. Monday, June 21, at Orchard Park Country Club. More...

SCORE to hold all-day business workshop

The Buffalo Niagara SCORE Chapter will hold a “Starting and Managing Your Own Business” workshop all day from 8:50 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, June 23, at the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library, 1 Lafayette Square, Buffalo. More...

Depew flooding issues continue

Anger and frustration flooded the Depew Council Chambers on Monday night as more than a dozen residents sought answers to why pumps were removed from their neighborhood earlier this month when it was known that a storm was on its way.   More...

Lancaster police chief loses son to motorcycle accident

A motorcycle accident Saturday in Elma has claimed the life of Michael A. Stoldt, 29, the son of Lancaster’s police chief and a Village of Lancaster employee.   Mr. More...

Tiffany excited to visit Lancaster, headline 80s Bash

When singer-songwriter Tiffany visits Lancaster later this month to perform during the 80s Bash, she also will be returning to an area she called her hideaway during the time when she was a pop icon. More...

Local News

Lancaster High School Prom 2010

  Senior Christian Reed, left, and junior Nicole Denaro hit the dance floor during Lancaster High School’s prom Friday night at the Buffalo Convention Center.  More...

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Lancaster man helps Tops to assist those in need

To Andrew Brocato, the best part about getting up and going to work in the morning is being given the opportunity to help others in the community.   More...

Fourth of July events include parade, fireworks

The events list is set for this year’s Independence Day celebration Friday, July 2, to Sunday, July 4, in the Central Business District of the Village of Lancaster. More...

Letters to the Editor

Resident opposes changes to dog laws

Regarding the article in last week’s Bee — good gracious every rescue organization around is begging people to adopt their dogs (not to mention the SPCA). More...

Depew has sewer problem

I purchased a home on Lee Street in Depew last May. Within that time period, I have had raw sewage back up into my basement three times. Several other residents on the street have experienced similar problems. 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

Lancaster Educational Alumni Foundation incorporates

The Lancaster Educational and Alumni Foundation has received incorporation from the state and can begin acting as a separate legal entity to seek support on behalf of the students of the Lancaster Central School District. More...

School news

Graduating Lancaster High School senior Matthew S. Loecher was the recipient of the 2010 Gloria J. Symer Memorial Scholarship award. More...

On the campus

Courtney Kempski, the daughter of Paul and Corinne Kempski of Depew, was named to the dean’s list for the spring 2010 semester at St. Bonaventure University. More...

Lifestyles

Cancer patient finds strength in faith, family, friends

Through being stricken by stage four colon cancer, sickened by pneumonia and weakened by chemotherapy, Lisa Church credits one thing for her continued success in her battles — making sure that faith is a priority. More...

Area band seeks chance to open for KISS at Darien Lake

When KISS takes the stage at Darien Lake this summer, an area band hopes to be the opening act.   More...

Singing group Buffalo Chips, chalk art contest highlight Alden market offerings

Award-winning male singing group The Buffalo Chips will headline the Alden Farmers Market annual art show and chalk art contest Saturday, June 19. They will perform from noon to 12:45 p.m.   More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

 Thursday Family Walk — Get a good cardio workout during this brisk evening hike, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 3 at Chestnut Ridge Park Casino, 6121 Chestnut Ridge Road, Orchard Park; Free. 828-0282, www.erie.gov/parks fri.  More...

Art

thurs. 17  Members’ Open Exhibition — An exhibition from the Buffalo Society of Artists. Opening reception 7 p.m. More...

Special Events

thurs. 17  Opening Night Reception: Much Ado About Nothing— Enjoy an Italian buffet courtesy of Rich’s Renaissance Catering, live music by Presto String Quartet and mingling with our actors. Sample fine wines from Schulze Vineyard. More...