Weekly Feature

July 15, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

New member sworn in; officers re-elected

Newly elected Lancaster School Board member Brenda Christopher took the oath of office at the annual reorganization meeting on Monday and sat for the first time in the seat she won in May. More...

Editorial

Bee Editorial

Family fun — four for one this weekend in Lancaster

If you are looking for something to do this weekend, look no further than your own backyard to find quality activities for the entire family. More...

Spindle items

• LEARN HOW TO SHOP FOR BOOKS — I am on a much-welcome, six-week break from my MBA classes, but come mid-August, I will be dreading the start of my next course as the time comes to shell out $100 or more for a textbook.  More...

Out of the Past

100 Years Ago   July 14, 1910   IT’S A GIRL — Mr. and Mrs. Ed Kraus of Central Avenue announced the birth of a daughter. More...

Education

Depew School Board reorganizes

by BETH HUTCHINSON Copy Editor Trustees Diane Benczkowski, Nancy Fumerelle and John Spencer took their oaths of office during Tuesday’s annual reorganization meeting of the Depew Board of Education. More...

St. Francis lists area honor students

St. Francis High School named the following Lancaster students to its fourth-quarter 2009-10 honor roll:   First honors were awarded to: Aaron T. Pawlak, Nathan J. Cichocki, Troy J. Roncone, Ryan M. Jank, Patrick M. Loecher, Ryan N. More...

Trocaire College plans open houses

Trocaire College will hold open houses from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 4, at its Lancaster and Buffalo schools.   More...

Lifestyles

A world away

College students visit Africa

In Kenya, Africa, it’s often easier to drive off the roads than on them; holes in the ground pass for public bathrooms; and if a pedestrian happens to notice you’re an American — which is probable — a barrage of questions abou More...

Collyer-Green

Deborah and Timothy Collyer of Greensboro, N.C., announce the engagement of their daughter, Tiffany Renee Collyer, to Robert Ralph Green, son of Antonietta and Robert Green of Cheektowaga.   More...

Reunions

Depew class of 1965   The Depew High School class of 1965 is planning its 45th reunion for the summer, and classmates are sought. More...

Business

New owners still serving customer favorites at Sal’s Lounge

“Bartender extraordinaire” used to be Debbie Nietopski’s job description at Sal’s Lounge in Depew, but after seven years of cooking, waiting on tables and tending bar, she now shares ownership with Sue Machniak.   More...

Events

Hispanic Women’s League expands   scholarships   More...

Better Business Bureau issues scam warning

The Better Business Bureau advises all consumers and small business owners looking to get loans to be on the lookout for a particular scam. particular scam.   More...

Alberti absence ends in Depew

A familiar face returned to the Depew Village Board on Monday night. Mayor Barbara Alberti was back for the board’s regular meeting at the Municipal Building. She had missed the previous three meetings due to shoulder surgery. More...

Lancaster Garden Walk stop features country atmosphere

It is the reason behind their involvement each year in the Lancaster Garden Walk. The seventh annual event will be held from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. More...

Local News

SONGSTRESS

SONGSTRESS — Lancaster resident Elizabeth Wojtowicz offers an opera recital on Sunday at the Lancaster Opera House. More...

Musical acts to entertain at Alden Farmers Market

Music will fill the Alden Farmers Market while patrons shop on Saturday, July 17. More...

Alzheimer’s support groups schedule meetings

Support group meetings for people caring for those with Alzheimer’s disease, dementia or memory impairment are held in several locations in Lancaster and Depew each month.   More...

Police Blotter

Drunk driver misses driveway, finds ditch

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

Obituaries

Deaths

CICHON, Edward J., of Depew, died Friday, July 9, 2010. He is survived by his wife, Helen Muszocki. Mr. Cichon was the founder and owner of the Edward J. Cichon Funeral Home, until selling it in 2000. Services were private. More...

Sports

Empire State Games’ revival begins in WNY

After a one-year hiatus, the Empire State Games are back.   The 32nd edition of the Games, the first statewide, multi-sport athletic event in the country, returns to Buffalo July 21-25. More...

Co-Teams of the Year

Boys, girls hoops have season to remember at St. Mary’s

It was a special year on Laverack Avenue in Lancaster for basketball at St. Mary’s High School. For the first time in school history, both the girls and boys basketball teams won the New York Class B Catholic State Championship.  More...

Coach of the Year

Buccieri helps Lady Redskins overcome obstacles

Julie Buccieri has been the girls lacrosse coach at Lancaster High School for six years now. In each of those six years, the team has won a Section VI championship. Clearly, Buccieri has to be doing something right.   More...

Entertainment

Live Local in WNY

thurs. 15  The Doerfel Family — 7 p.m., Bassett Park, Youngs and Klein roads, Amherst; Free.  The Bravuras — 8 p.m., Flying Turtles Bar & Grill, 1641 Military Road, Kenmore; $. More...

Art

fri. 16  Remnants of A Life Undercover — Mary Johnson’s solo show opening at 6 p.m. Friday, July 16 at 464 Gallery, 464 E. Amherst St., Buffalo; Free. 983-2112 thurs. More...

Theater

now-August 7   More...