Weekly Feature

September 16, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Banko Drive residents seek answers to flooding problems

Banko Drive residents continued their search for answers to decades-old flooding issues Monday night with a visit to the Depew Village Board.   More...

Editorial

Bee Editorial

Residents must prepare themselves for disasters

The Town of Lancaster and the Villages of Lancaster and Depew have emergency management departments to ensure that residents remain safe when the unexpected happens. More...

Spindle items

• ALWAYS REMEMBER — The setting for the day was eerily familiar. A beautiful blue sky with barely a cloud. A light breeze that still carried that hint of summer. Calm and peaceful.   More...

Out of the Past

100 Years Ago   Sept. 15, 1910   NEW BUILD — Another old landmark was removed — the old Scheifla house, purchased by Dr. Carl Binz, who was making room for a fine new building to be occupied by himself.   More...

Bee Heard

Bee call:

(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

Residents welcome Rabey to Depew schools

Punch, cookies and a new face greeted families during the Depew Union Free School District’s first social event of the academic year.   More...

Reunions

The class of 1965 from Depew High School has scheduled its 45th reunion from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, at the Lancaster Elks Lodge, 33 Legion Parkway. More...

Lancaster sees more students than expected

Lancaster Central School District had 6,107 students walk through its doors the first day of school, reported superintendent Edward Myszka at the board meeting Monday night. More...

Lifestyles

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!

Lancaster Family Support Center celebrates 10 years

Not every school district is fortunate enough to have a family support center — someplace that gives additional support to students and families — but Lancaster Central School District has had one, in collaboration with the town, for 10 y More...

Lancaster/ Depew Library News

•Teen gamingwill be held at 3 p.m. Fridays in September. Dance, Dance Revolution, Wii, Guitar Hero and various board games will be available. Refreshments will be served. Call to register. More...

CLERGY COLUMN

You are invited to worship with community

As I write this column today, the warmth of the summer season seems to be leaving Western New York. In our house, we have gone looking for clothing with long sleeves and thicker cloth. We have brought another blanket out of storage for our bed. More...

Business

Eat, love, volunteer: Making a difference

We are working harder than ever, putting in more hours and performing more duties just to keep up. Now, I am going to suggest you take on extra tasks to serve your community. More...

Bank of Akron raises funds for YMCA

Bank of Akron has announced that its customers have donated $504.54 to YMCA Buffalo Niagara. More...

NOW OPEN

NOW OPEN — Shoppers Dianna Borth of West Seneca, left, and Beverly Schrlau of Lancaster get directions from Merchandise Supervisor Lisa Tymorek of Depew at the new Wal-Mart at 4975 Transit Road More...

Gallivan claims 59th District; Domagalski not ready to concede

With each candidate taking nearly a third of the 59th District State Senate primary vote Tuesday, former Erie County Sheriff Patrick Gallivan emerged the apparent winner, though one hopeful is not ready to call it a race.   More...

Families want more from FAA proposal

The Federal Aviation Administration has begun the process of implementing changes in rules for commercial pilots that have been championed by the Families of Continental Flight 3407, but several group members feel the plan does not go far enough. More...

Local News

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Maryvale student drops 105 pounds

There are students at Maryvale High School who weigh less than what Sean Hamilton has lost this year. More...

Reinstein Woods celebrates 10th annual fall festival

Reinstein Woods, 93 Honorine Drive, Cheektowaga, will hold its 10th annual Fall Festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18. More...

PRESENTATION

PRESENTATION — Sarah Molitor, left, Courtney Schneider, Christine Lonewski and Andrew Turner make a presentation during the Beggars for Life ceremony Aug. More...

Police Blotter

Store employee cashes self out of a job

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

Obituaries

Death notices

HARTNETT, Kathleen R. (nee Griffin), of Depew, died Monday, Sept. 13, 2010. She is survived by her sons, Sean, Ryan and Erik; one grandson; brothers, Glenn, Kevin and Brian; and sister, Barbara Will. A service was held Wednesday, Sept. More...

Sports

Late heroics put Depew at 2-0

There was little action for three quarters of the Depew-Burgard game Friday night at Depew’s Frank Constantino Field. In fact, the game was scoreless heading into the final frame. More...

Hersey captures first win as St. Mary’s coach

Dave Hersey was happy to see his players finally get rewarded for all they had been through in recent weeks. The new St. More...

Depew returns veteran roster

The Depew High School Girls Tennis team will face new competition in division for the upcoming season.   The team moved to Division IV for the 2010 season, joining Alden, JFK Tonawanda, Springville, Lackawanna, and Eden.   More...

Entertainment

Special Events

thurs. 16  The Floating Cocktail Party-Allentown Edition — Come enjoy a night of drinks and hors d'oeuvres at three downtown eateries as part of this Hallwalls fundraiser, 5:30-7:30p.m. Thursday, Sept. More...

Family Activities

thurs. 16  After School Escape — Children in grades K-5 are invited to enjoy a one-hour program for kids featuring a different, fun, outdoor activity each week, 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. More...

Tours

thurs. 16  Wellness Walk — Healthy, outdoor walk with a botanical emphasis, 10 a.m. – 12 noon Thursday, Sept. 16 at Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd., Buffalo; 825-6397, www.sciencebuff.org/tifft-nature-preser ve fri. More...