Weekly Feature

July 29, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Lancaster to host Drums Along the Waterfront participants

Depew and Lancaster residents will have a chance to beat the rest of Western New York in catching a glimpse of a unit that will perform during the 14th annual Drums Along the Waterfront in August.   More...

Editorial

Bee Editorial

Residents may want to pass on door-to-door sales

The warm weather brings with it a slew of solicitors and scam artists trolling the streets of Depew and Lancaster neighborhoods. Residents need to be on high alert for these summertime swindlers.   More...

Spindle items

• HISTORY MYSTERY — As I traveled home from Florida earlier this month, the path led through Morgantown, W.Va., and that led me to wonder about an e-mail I had received from a newspaper there in June.   More...

Out of the Past

Roarin’ 20s mail carrier

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...

Obituaries

Death notice

GIGLIO, Mary A. (nee Mandi), of Depew, died Friday, July 23, 2010. More...

Lifestyles

Youth Bureau to present play ‘I Never Saw Another Butterfly’

The Lancaster Youth Bureau’s Summer Theater Workshop will present “I Never Saw Another Butterfly” by Celeste Respanti at 6:30 p.m. Friday, July 30, and at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 31, in the Richard E. More...

Frisbee Fever

With three local courses to choose from, disc golf is gaining momentum in Erie County

D uring the hot, summer months, Western New Yorkers often find   any excuse to   spend time outside and enjoy the weather. More...

Couple honeymoon in Hawaii

Jill Schmelzer married Eric Szpylman during an afternoon ceremony on Saturday, June 26, 2010, at St. Gabriel’s Church in Elma. The Rev. Daniel Palys officiated.   The bride is the daughter of Cheryl and Gary Schmelzer of Depew. More...

Business

Programs help Medicare members take control of health

Independent Health Medicare members can learn to manage their health through weekly health and wellness activities at the Medicare Information Center located at 620 Dick Road, Cheektowaga. More...

Massage business offers Mini Service Night on Friday

Hands-On Therapeutic Massage, 42 South Warsaw St., Depew, will hold its next Mini Service Night from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, July 30. More...

Depew business sets sights on helping local charity

A Depew business is teeing up a fundraiser to help those closer to home.   Broadway Driving Range & Miniature Golf, 4367 Broadway, will hold its seventh annual Closest-to-the-Pin Competition from noon to 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 13.   More...

Dog days of summer require extra pet care

Season brings more abandoned canines, dangers

Penny Prestia, one of the Town of Lancaster dog control officers, answered an unusual phone call recently in the dog control office on Walden Avenue.   More...

Depew police chief retires

Since April 1, the Depew Police Department has lost 88 years of experience to retirement, the latest being that of Chief Thomas J. Domino.   More...

Local News

SPECIAL GUEST

SPECIAL GUEST — Former Buffalo Bills quarterback Frank Reich delivers an address for Vine Wesleyan Church on Sunday at Court Street School in Lancaster. More...

YMCA launches early online registration for Turkey Trot

YMCA Buffalo Niagara has begun early registration for the 115th annual YMCA Turkey Trot.   The event, being held Thanksgiving morning Thursday, Nov. More...

Alden Farmers Market to focus on health, wellness this weekend

While every day is “healthy eating day” at farmers markets, health and wellness will be the theme of the Alden Farmers Market on Saturday, July 31.   More...

Letters to the Editor

Help with events is appreciated

Thank you all, my car show/art show and garden walk volunteers. I appreciate your dedication.   A special thank you to Joe Marino. More...

New party, same old faces

I attended the first campaign fundraiser of the newly formed Village Preservation Party of Depew. I was interested to see who the concerned residents, owners and dedicated public servants consisted of. The individuals present did not surprise me. More...

Education

Depew School Board OKs retirement incentive

The Depew Union-Free School District could see some new faces come September now that the Board of Education has adopted a new retirement incentive plan.   More...

On the campus

The following Depew and Lancaster residents have been named to the dean’s list for the spring 2010 semester at Canisius College: Christie Adamczak, Caitlin Antonio, Timothy Boyle, Alison Brown, Sarah Burke, Ryan Corbelli, Vincent Croglio, Dan More...

Depew High School students honored for fourth-quarter grades

The following students were named to the honor roll for the fourth quarter of the 2009-10 academic year at Depew High School:   More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 29  Thursday Family Walk — Get a good cardio workout during this brisk evening 5 mile hike, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 29 at Chestnut Ridge Park Casino, 6121 Chestnut Ridge Road, Orchard Park; Free. More...

Comedy

thurs. 29-sat. 31  Ron Josol — F ilipino-Canadian stand-up comedian, 9 p.m. Thursday, July 29 and Friday, July 30; 8 & 10:30 p.m. Saturday, July 31 at Yuk Yuk’s at Casino Niagara, 5705 Falls Ave., Niagara Falls, Ontario; $. More...

Dance

sat. 31  Buffalo Dance Festival — LehrerDance, Configuration Dance Theatre and The Bill Evans Dance Company join forces to create this dynamic evening of dance, 8 p.m. More...