Weekly Feature

October 7, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Audit shows Depew schools in good shape

The Depew School Board received word Tuesday night that the district is in good financial standing, with a nearly $13.2 million surplus as of June 30. More...

Editorial

Bee Editorial

Early detection is key to surviving breast cancer

When talking about breast cancer, the statistics are sobering. Western New York has the highest rate of breast cancer in Upstate New York. The Susan G. More...

Spindle items

• MORE DOES NOT MEAN BETTER — The other day, a friend sent a video to me highlighting a portion of a show by comedian Gallagher. More...

Out of the Past

100 Years Ago   Oct. 6, 1910   DIRECTIVE — B. D. Jackson, village attorney, was instructed by the board to notify the Erie R.R. Co. to place gates on the Court Street crossing. More...

Police Blotter

Man allegedly tells police: ‘Just arrest me’

(Editors note: The Bee’s police blotter is a sampling of unusual, sometimes humorous calls received by the police department. It is not intended to be a complete record of all incidents reported.)   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

William Street School vies for grant

William Street School has a chance to win a $50,000 grant or one of three $20,000 grants in the Clorox Power a Bright Future contest.   More...

St. Mary’s Elementary School pupils reach out to others

St. Mary’s Elementary School was recently awarded a Bronze Shovel Award for making a donation to Reaching Out 2 Africa.   More...

Depew Middle School pupils learn values of teamwork

All 160 seventh-graders at Depew Middle School spent Friday, Oct. 1, trying to get a team of classmates from one side of the gymnasium to the other using little more than their creativity, problem-solving skills and teamwork.   More...

Lifestyles

Pumpkins fly at Great Pumpkin Farm

Once a year, under crisp October skies, a crowd gathers around a large, spherical shadow, and the countdown begins:   “Ten! ... Nine! ... Eight! 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...

CLERGY C OLUM N

Turn to prayer when hope seems lost

Well, the weather has changed and so has the season, but this fall we are in more of a bind than we have experienced in many years. More...

Business

Do your body a world of good with classes at Yoga Universe

At Yoga Universe, students are encouraged to go with the feeling.   That’s the advice of owner Kathy Markousis, who has relocated her business to 8 St. More...

Chamber to celebrate completion of Central Business District face-lifts

The Central Business District is ready to show off its new look. More...

Deadline extended for First Niagara essay contest

First Niagara has extended the deadline of its student mentoring essay contest Friday, Oct. 15. More...

Web exclusive: Tops Markets to kick off Bee Rivalry Week Food Drive on Saturday

Food drive gets early boost in goal of raising 1,200 pounds. More...

Resident questions board about sidewalks going nowhere

Carole Marciniak does not see the sense in installing sidewalks that lead to nothing. More...

Caroll family donates space for breast cancer wellness center

Before breast cancer took Carolyn Caroll from him, they were life and business partners, and after her death, he has found inspiration to ensure that her legacy of helping others lives on.   More...

Local News

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Lancaster man serves as docent at Buffalo Zoo

A Lancaster man is combining his love of animals with an opportunity to give back to the community. More...

Lancaster Heritage Trail to open Friday

After more than four years of planning and construction, residents are on track to being able to officially enjoy the new Lancaster Heritage Trail. More...

E & E supports environmental conference in Buffalo

Ecology and Environment Inc. in Lancaster was the sponsor of the North American Association for Environmental Education conference, which was held from Sept. 29 to Oct. 2 at the Hyatt Regency in Buffalo.   More...

Letters to the Editor

Town Line sale deemed success

The Town Line Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary wishes to thank everyone who attended our rummage sale Sept. 25. A special thank you to all those who donated items for the sale. Because of your generosity, the sale was a huge success. More...

Hunting ban would harm economy

Hunting is the only proven control method of managing wildlife populations. People need to understand that first and not fall into the fear of guns are bad. More...

Obituaries

Nancy L. Simme, longtime Realtor

Nancy L. Simme (nee Safford), 80, of Elma, died Friday, Oct. 1, 2010, in Mercy Hospital after a brief illness.   Mrs. Simme was born in Buffalo and raised in Marilla. In 1947, she graduated from Lancaster High School. More...

Sports

Wildcats need overtime to remain unbeaten

The Depew Wildcats were down but certainly not out against the Cheektowaga Warriors in a huge Class B matchup Friday night at Depew. The Wildcats trailed, 20-14, late in the fourth quarter. More...

Hawks soar over Lancers

They’ve been a thorn in the side of the St. Mary’s of Lancaster Lancers for the past few years now. More...

Depew renames new field after McGrath

Longtime coach, AD honored by Depew school board

Last Friday night’s Depew-Cheektowaga football game was extra special for Depew head coach Dan McGrath not only because his Wildcats won in overtime, but also because the new football field at Depew was renamed in his honor.   More...

Entertainment

Theater

thurs. 7  Oliver! More...

Special Events

thurs. 7  Buffalo Meets Burma — A unique cocktail reception featuring Burmese fare, drinks, music and dancing. Hosted by the International Institute of Buffalo, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 7 at Asbury Hall, 341 Delaware Ave., Buffalo; $. More...

Dance

fri. 8  Lehrer Dance — LehrerDance returns with three world premieres that showcase the com pany’s trademark athletic, breathtaking and strikingly orginial style of dance. More...