Weekly Feature

August 26, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

German firefighters, Millgrove personnel exchange knowledge, friendship

When it comes to paid firefighting, Germany and the United States are a world apart.   More...

Editorial

Bee Editorial

Depew schools must continue commitment to families

Do schools have a responsibility to families when trouble arises outside of their walls? More...

Spindle items

• ROCKED THE VILLAGE — The weather was beautiful, the band, The Mixtape, was great and the crowd was perfect for Rock the Village on Aug. 18 in Lancaster.   More...

Out of the Past

100 Years Ago   Aug. 25, 1910   More...

Police Blotter

Depew woman’s lunch too hot to handle

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

Obituaries

Melba Y. Seibold, longtime music teacher, escaped Cleveland Hill fire

Melba Y. Seibold (nee Yiengst), 95, formerly of Lancaster, died Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2010, at the St. Joseph Campus of Sisters Hospital.   Mrs. Seibold was born in Buffalo and attended School 68 and Bennett High School.   More...

Death notices

FALT, Dorothy A. (nee Selbert), of Lancaster, died Sunday, Aug. 15, 2010. More...

Sports

Top seeds prevail in opening round of Depew Recreation Men’s Softball playoffs

The top four seeds in the Depew Recreation Department Men’s Softball League each won their contest to advance into the semifinals of the league playoffs.   The Aud 4, Mr. Dee’s 3   More...

Twin District Horseshoe League completes 27th season

The Twin District Thursday Night Horseshoe League completed its 27th season on Thursday, Aug. 12, and their Annual “Stake” Banquet, sponsored by Mighty Taco, was held on Thursday, Aug. 19.   More...

New Era Diamond Girls win Eastern National Championship

The New Era Diamond Girls Gold 12U girls softball team traveled to York, Pa. and won the prestigious ASA Eastern National Championship. More...

What's Going On

Wha t’s going on

MOMS Club seeks   new members   The MOMS (Moms Offering Moms Support) Club of Lancaster/ Cheektowaga holds periodic meetings, play dates and social events for mothers and their children. Call 812-5557. More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 26  Water Creatures — Check out the Touch Tank from the Aquarium of Niagara Falls and then create your own water creature with fish prints! 12 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 26 at Explore & More, 300 Gleed Ave., East Aurora; $. More...

Special Events

fri. 27  5th Annual Kids Day Fest: Unity In The Buffalo Community — Hundreds of families from all around Buffalo will join us in celebration of the culmination of a successful summer camp and unity in the community. More...

Festivals

fri. 27-sun. 29  Buffalo Irish Festival — The 28th annual event featuring Irish food and drink, goods, crafts and Irish step-dancing. Opens 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 27; continues 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 28; and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. More...

Lancaster board replaces Simme

Two weeks after hinting that changes may be coming to the Village of Lancaster’s Code Enforcement and Building Inspection Department, the Village Board transferred the responsibilities of code enforcement officer and building inspector from Je More...

Police can’t beat the heat

Depew Fire Capt. Mike Riley slugs the ball during his turn at bat during the third annual Depew Police Department vs. More...

Local News

Photo

ROCKING THE VILLAGE — Trevor Wirth of the band The Mixtape, also a 2010 Lancaster High School graduate, performs during the youth concert “Rock the Village” on Aug. More...

Kickin’ Rhythm Cloggers to set tone at Alden Farmers Market

Get your toes tapping as the Kickin’ Rhythm Cloggers entertain Alden Farmers Market guests Saturday, Aug. 28, with their award-winning routines from 11 a.m. to noon. More...

Park totes carry non-smoking message

Erie County Executive Chris Collins and Parks Commissioner Jim Hornung, in conjunction with the Erie Niagara Tobacco-Free Coalition and Roswell Park Cancer Institute, announced Tuesday that the county has added garbage totes inscribed with a non-smo More...

Letters to the Editor

Jankiewicz will be missed

I would like to personally thank and congratulate coach Lenny Jankiewicz as he begins his final year as athletic director at Lancaster High School. Ironically, I never had the honor of having Mr. Jankiewicz as a teacher or a coach. 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

It’s time to prepare for another school year

The onslaught of television and print advertising for clothing and school supplies can only mean one thing — it is back-to-school time in Western New York. Most parents meet this time of year with a sense of bittersweet anticipation. More...

Districts to begin Mandated Parent Program on Sept. 2

The parents of incoming high school freshmen will have a course of their own to complete if they want their children to be able to take part in school social activities.   More...

Depew teacher’s song earns him national recognition

A Depew music teacher has won a national award after being given the opportunity to write a song to commemorate another school district’s history.   More...

Lifestyles

Aspiring opera singer heads to Eastman with big dreams

Since she was 9 years old, Jena Abati has wanted only one thing — to sing opera.   People tried telling her she was too young, too this or too that, but again and again, she proved them all wrong.   More...

Grell-Andrews

Dawna and Dennis Grell of Lancaster announce the engagement of their daughter, Valerie Grell, to Eric Andrews, son of Penny and Rich Diehr of Horseheads, N.Y., and Doug Andrews of Corning, N.Y. More...

Lancaster/ Depew Library News

• The library offers a book sale located outside the meeting room. Children’s and adult books range from 50 cents to $2, and new titles are available for $3 and $4. More...

Business

Hearthstone Manor proudly serving up four decades of experience

If you are looking for the perfect setting for your wedding, the staff of the Hearthstone Manor encourages you to look to its 44 years of experience in hosting more than 10,000 such events.   More...

MacSolutions Plus to open at Eastern Hills

MacSolutions Plus will open a second location in the Western New York area with a service center and retail store at Eastern Hills Mall.   A grand opening for the location will be held Sunday, Aug. More...

Clarence mall welcomes two new merchants

Two businesses, Toys “R” Us Express and Nail Trix, have joined the growing merchant mix at Eastern Hills Mall. More...