Weekly Feature

September 23, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

New buses include more safety features

The Depew Board of Education took a brief field trip to the Terrace Education Center’s parking lot Tuesday night to take a tour of one of the new school buses purchased this year for added student safety and comfort.   More...

Editorial

Bee Editorial

Keep online identity secure to avoid scams, ID theft

New York State Assemblyman Dennis Gabryszak is just like anyone else. He pays his taxes, enjoys watching movies and, now, has been the victim of an online attack. More...

Spindle items

• SEEKING SOLUTIONS — Soon after I began covering Depew and Lancaster for The Bee in 2006, an issue came to the forefront that caused a stir — and rightfully so — that encompassed not only the schools, but also the communit More...

Spindle items

• SALUTE TO VETERANS — With Americans serving in combat overseas, this is an appropriate time to remember them as well as all those who have served their nation in the past. More...

Police Blotter

Wal-Mart security tested on day of grand opening

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

Obituaries

Death notice

FRANGER, Marion S. (nee Shadle), of Lancaster, died Sunday, Sept. 19, 2010. She is survived by her son, Peter; daughter, Jane LaFave and Mary Loiselle; four grandchildren; and sisters, Janice Stafford and Eloise Mannes. More...

Sports

Eberhart takes over as Lancaster swim coach

It’s the start of a new era for the Lancaster High School girls swimming team.   More...

Good times continue for Wildcats

The Depew Wildcats football team opened its season with back-to-back wins at home on Frank Constantino Field in the first two weeks. In week three, the Wildcats had to take their first road trip of the season to Akron Central High School. More...

Youngsters look to lead Lancaster/Depew teams

Chuck Friedman said the glory years of Lancaster girls cross country were five years ago. The Redskins were busy winning state and sectional titles back then for their varsity head coach. Much has changed in that time.   More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 23  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...

Special Events

fri. 24  Party for the Parks — An indoor/outdoor event overlooking Hoyt Lake with live music, food and cash bar benefiting the Buffalo Parks Conservancy, 6-11 p.m. Friday, Sept. More...

Festivals

sat. 25  Buffalo Oktoberfest — Eat, drink and be merry at this Munich-inspired celebration commemorating the 200th anniversary of Oktoberfest, 5:30- 11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25 at Buffalo Central Terminal, 495 Paderewski Drive, Buffalo; $. More...

Lancaster officials agree not to allow hunting on town land

The debate over hunting on a piece of town-owned land continued Monday night as a resident living on the edge of the land pleaded with officials not to remove “no trespassing” signs because she fears for the safety of her family.   More...

Honoring a hero

U.S. Army Reserve Staff Sgt. More...

Local News

SAFETY FIRST

SAFETY FIRST — Olivia George, 11, waits at the bottom of the ladder of the Lancaster Fire Safety House as her friend, Rebecca Tarbox, 10, climbs down Sunday during the Fire Prevention and Life S More...

Depew Recreation Department to hold winter registrations

The Village of Depew Recreation Department will accept registration for boys and girls basketball and co-ed soccer and the Learn to Skate programs starting Saturday, Sept. 11.   Registration will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.   More...

Lancaster/Depew coalition to benefit from $75K grant

A group formed in 2007 to combat an increase in drug and alcohol abuse among area youths will be the benefactor of a $75,000 grant awarded to the Genesee County Drug-Free Communities Coalition.   More...

Letters to the Editor

Fire prevention event help lauded

Thank you to all my volunteers who spent a Sunday afternoon volunteering to help make Fire Prevention and Life Safety Day run smoothly: the Lancaster Fire Department, Explorer Post 333 and the Ladies Auxiliary; Bowmansville Fire Association; Depew H More...

Help Fresh Air host children

This year, 40 New York City children found out once again just how special summer is in Western New York. More...

Research is needed when voting

I am proudly an Andrew Cuomo supporter but congratulate Mr. Paladino for rallying the far right, entrenching himself with the Tea Party and winning the Republican nomination. More...

Education

Five Depew High School graduates receive AP Scholar awards

Five students from Depew High School have earned the designation of Advanced Placement Scholar by the College Board in recognition of their achievement on the college-level Advanced Placement Program exams.   More...

District goals guide Depew schools into future

A new school year always brings a tremendous amount of excitement for our children, as they are focused on a fresh start, the anticipation of learning and the opportunity to reconnect with their classmates. More...

Venture links Canisius students, English learners

An online initiative at Canisius College offers language assistance to Korean students.   MyLinkFace, a student-run, not-for-profit organization, uses web cameras and Internet calling software, Skype, to teach English.   More...

Lifestyles

Lancaster/ Depew Library News

• Help support the Lancaster Library. Stop in and buy a raffle ticket for a chance to win a Halloween basket. Drawing will be held Monday, Oct. 25.   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...

Bee S enio r New s

All events (except where indicated) are held at the Town of Lancaster Senior Citizens Center, 100 Oxford Ave. To use the center, Lancaster residents need to have photo identification.   For more information, call 685-3498. More...

Business

Cortese Brothers Construction soon to mark 60th anniversary

A Depew company has evolved during the past six decades from installing concrete floors to offering a full range of home improvement services. More...

E & E promotes cleaner Great Lakes

Ecology and Environment Inc. More...

Alden Farmers Market extends its season

Following requests by customers and vendors, organizers of the Alden Farmers Market are stretching their season further into the fall, postponing closing day from Oct. 2 to 9.   More...