Weekly Feature



December 16, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

‘Tis the season not to complain

Bee Editorial

In the hustle and bustle of the holiday, it’s easy to forget the good things. More...

Spindle items

COLLEEN FARRELL

• I ASSUMED LIVING IN BUFFALO WOULD BE A LOT LIKE LIVING IN ROCHESTER —   Of course, I was wrong.   More...

Out of the Past

Snowy turf

The 1982 game between Depew and Lancaster was put off twice due to bad weather. Here, Lancaster head coach Joe Foyle clears Bill Kling Field. Depew shut out Lancaster, 20-0.   More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Where are the crossing guards at the corner of Walden and Central? Isn’t our children’s safety important in Lancaster? Depew has them at the corner of Transit and Broadway. More...

Education

Immaculata lists honors students

Four students from Lancaster and Depew earned second honors for the first quarter of the 2010-11 school year at Immaculata Academy: Elizabeth Musial, Shelby Scibetta, Christina Ann Steck and Allison Wozniak.   More...

Canisius honors four students

Four students from Lancaster and Depew earned honors for the first quarter of the 2010-11 school year at Canisius High School: Jeremy Crossman, grade 11; Andrew Montil, grade 11; Peter Pham, grade 9; and Taylor Sharman, grade 9.   More...

Sports

Lancers, Redskins deliver statement wins

Boys Basketball

The St. Mary’s of Lancaster boys basketball team had won just one of its first four games entering the Monsignor Martin Association/ECIC Basketball Challenge earlier this week at St. Mary’s. More...

Wildcats learning how to win

Bowling

Depew boys bowling coach Adam Nagy said that so far it’s been so good for his team at the beginning of the 2010-11 season. That may be a little surprising considering how few players returned from the 2009-10 season.   More...

Monsignor Martin undefeated to begin inaugural season

Girls Hockey

They’ve dubbed themselves “Team Purple.” That’s the name the girls from the Monsignor Martin girls Federation hockey team have given themselves. The concept is simple: all the girls are playing for each other on one team. More...

Entertainment

Holiday

thurs. 16  It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play — Timeless Christmas tale as a live 1940s radio broadcast as adapted by Joe Landry with original music by Kevin Connors. More...

Special Events

fri. 17  PraiseSong presents: “Praying Twice” Christmas Extravaganza — Join Fr. Bill Quinlivan, Norm Paolini and Gregg Prince for a “Praying Twice” reunion. More...

Live Local in WNY

thurs. 16  John Allen & Billy — 5 p.m., Nietzsc he’s, 248 Allen St., Buffalo; $. 886-8539, www.nietzsches.com  Jony James Blues BandK — 9:30 p.m., Tudor Lounge, 335 Franklin St., Buffalo; $. 855-9643, www.tudorlounge.com fri. More...

Village reviews snowstorm response

Lancaster

The Village of Lancaster is reviewing its handling of the recent lake-effect snowstorm that dumped as much as 4 feet of snow in some areas of Western New York.   More...

Fact-finder recommends Lancaster raise pay for teachers

Lancaster Central School District and its teachers union are one step closer to resolution with the release of a fact-finding report. More...

Collins, GOP smite Dems’ budget plan

All 154 of Erie County Executive Chris Collins’ vetoes to the Democratic caucus’s budget plan were upheld in Tuesday’s marathon legislative session, as all six Republican legislators sided with him. More...

Local News

Officer Kerl keeps school children safe

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

When Keith Kerl heard about an opening at Lancaster High School, he jumped at the opportunity to work at his alma mater.   Becoming the school’s resource officer is a decision he’s glad he made. More...

AAA offers free, customizable letters from Santa

AAA Western and Central New York is offering parents another way to brighten their children’s holiday with a free, personalized letter from Santa at www.AAA.com/holiday.   More...

Photo

SPECIAL GUEST — Katelyn Allen has a seat close to Santa as Lauren Richardson serves cookies and milk in Patricia Witulski and Gail Breidenstein's second-grade class at St. More...

Letters to the Editor

Roads overlooked despite tax dollars

At the end of fiscal year 2010, the Village of Depew collected $8.05 million in real property tax revenue. The effect should be felt by citizens on a daily basis through superior maintained public roads.   More...

Obituaries

Werner Huber, Elma councilman, Amherst teacher

Werner “Whitey” Huber, 71, of Elma, died Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2010, after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. He was a former Elma town councilman and longtime Amherst Middle School teacher.   He was born Feb. More...

Bee policy on obituaries

The Bee publishes death notices and obituaries free of charge. Please request that your funeral director send written information to The Bee. Submissions may be made by the funeral director or by family members. More...

Lifestyles

Fan Fest

Hockey festival caters to visiting, local fans

W estern New York hockey lovers will get a chance to be immersed in their sport of choice at the biggest hockey-themed festival ever to come to the region. More...

Library News

• A craft program for ages 5 to 12 will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 16.   • The Lancaster Library Board ]meets from 4 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 16.   • Toddler Time runs from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. More...

On the campus

Lucy Bungo has earned a master's degree in information science from the University at Albany School of Library Science. She graduated from Niagara University in 2009 and Lancaster High School in 2006.   More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Legion Post 1528 sets monthly meeting   American Legion Depew Post 1528 meets at 7 p.m. the second Thursday of each month in Room 200 of Depew Village Hall, 85 Manitou St. More...

Business

Business owner has found his niche

Dale Makowski loves Christmas — so much so that he made his business all about it.   Makowski, of Cheektowaga, runs The Christmas Store on Broadway in Depew, where you can find “anything from 25 cents to 50 bucks,” he said. More...

Events

Federal credit union awards scholarships   More...

Employers offered incentive program to hire unemployed

Unemployment insurance benefits expired for more than 130,000 New Yorkers this week. If no action is taken in Washington to extend the benefits, roughly 200,000 New Yorkers will lose the benefits by the end of the year. More...