Weekly Feature

January 20, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

LVAC expected to get nod from town

The Lancaster Town Board has yet to formally approve a contract with the Lancaster Volunteer Ambulance Corps, but if Tuesday night’s meeting was any indication, the pen is in hand to do so.  More...

Editorial

Holding our elected officials accountable

The beginning of a new year means it’s announcement time for our elected officials. More...

Spindle items

COLLEEN FARRELL

RE-TEST, ANYONE? — I didn’t get my driver’s license until I was 18. More...

Out of the Past

He can run

Despite his skinny appearance, Spike and his owner, John Johnson, were frequent winners at Lancaster’s race tracks in the early 1900s. Do you have a memory of the Lancaster/Depew area you would like to share with Bee readers?  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.The Department of Public Works on Broadway has a very dilapidated, rusty-looking building. More...

Education

Photo

CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK — St. More...

On campus

Benjamin Steele of Lancaster was named to the dean's list for the fall 2010 semester at Plattsburgh State College.   More...

School news

Kylie M. Bett, a senior at St. Mary’s High School, has been accepted at Gannon University in Erie, Pa., and will begin classes in the fall 2011 semester as a physician assistant major. More...

Lifestyles

Snow Chaser

Lancaster graduate aspires to broadcast meteorology

Whereas most people are griping, muttering and kvetching about it, Keith Jaszka is doing something entirely different.  He’s chasing it.  Since the beginning of January, Jaszka, a graduate of Lancaster High School, and a team of mete More...

Library News

The Lancaster Library Board will meet at 4 p.m.  A toddler storytime for 2- to 3-year-olds will be held at 10:30 a.m. every Friday through Feb. More...

C&S awards grant to Trinity Food Pantry

Trinity Food Pantry, located at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lancaster, distributed $10 Tops Supermarket gift cards to pantry clients. C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc. More...

Business

Better Business Bureau revisits top scams of 2010

The Better Business Bureau last week released a list of the top 10 scams, rip-offs and complaint types of 2010 for Upstate New York. More...

Events

‘Straight Talk’ seminar set at Convention Center   More...

First Niagara awards mentoring grants

As part of National Mentoring Month, First Niagara announced 11 selected Western New York organizations as grant recipients of its fourth annual Mentoring Matters program. More...

Member of Rep. Chris Lee's staff to stop in Lancaster

Lancaster residents who want to talk to a member of Rep. Chris Lee’s staff will be able to do so on Wednesday. One-on-one meetings will be available from 9 to 10:30 a.m. More...

Depew appoints new business administrator

The Depew Board of Education appointed a new district business administrator on Tuesday at its regular meeting.  Susan Arena, who was given a four-year contract, will start Feb. 21. More...

Lancaster YMCA plans re-gifting auction

The Lancaster YMCA will hold its third annual re-gifting auction from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 30, at Forestview Restaurant, 4781 Transit Road, Depew.  More...

Local News

Longtime Youth Bureau director enjoys job

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

John Trojanowsky obviously loves his job as executive director of the Town of Lancaster Youth Bureau.  He’s performed it for 28 years.  More...

Higgins: Additional $196.5M in HEAP funds

According to Rep. Brian Higgins, the state will receive an additional $196.5 million in Home Energy Assistance Program block grant funds from the U.S. More...

Lancaster promotes, adds officers to police force

At Tuesday’s meeting, the Lancaster Town Board promoted one officer to lieutenant and added another officer to its ranks.  James Robinson was promoted to police detective lieutenant. More...

Letters to the Editor

Lancaster/Depew Carolers say thanks

The Lancaster/Depew Carolers had a successful 2010 season. We would like to thank everyone for their generosity and thoughtful donations. The donations that were received went to the Lancaster and Depew food pantries. More...

Fundraiser receives community support

On Jan. 16, Baby’s Sweet Be- ginnings and SH Portraits (owned and operated by Kenmore resident Samara Hutcheson) held an event to benefit Upstate New York Transplant Services and Ronald McDonald House of Buffalo.  More...

Pantry grateful for parish support

I want to say thank you to the parishioners of Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament in Depew for answering the call to sponsor the children who are serviced by our food pantry. More...

Obituaries

Death Notice

Cupp, Charles D. Sr, 90, of North Tonawanda, died Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2011. He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen. More...

Sports

Redskins finding balance, defensive stride

Girls Basketball

The Lancaster Redskins’ girls basketball team is on a roll right now. The Redskins have won five of their last six games, with their lone loss coming against St. More...

Depew offense disappears against Warriors

Boys Basketball

Tuesday night was not the best way for the Depew Wildcats to begin the stretch run toward the end of the ECIC III season. The Wildcats had a tough task ahead of them as they traveled to Cheektowaga to face the 7-2 Warriors. More...

Miner coaching his final season for the Redskins

Bowling

Since the 1960’s, Milt Miner has been coaching bowling. He’s spent the last 33 years doing so at Lancaster High School, where he’s also been a math teacher. More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 20 . After-School Escape — Featuring an outdoor activity for children grades K-5, 4:30 p. m. Thursday, Jan. 20 at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Dr., Depew; Free. More...

Theater

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Regional premiere of Tony nominated musical by Hunter Bell and Jeff Bowen about two young songwriters in New York City trying to write a show about… well… two young songwriters in New York City! More...