Weekly Feature

February 10, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

School departments present preliminary budgets

It seems as if the Lancaster Board of Education is in for a long, arduous budget process as preliminary estimates were presented at a work session on Monday, Feb. More...

Editorial

Town should have gone further with EMS choice

Bee Editorial

A rguably the biggest news story of 2010 in the town of Lancaster ended Monday night when the Town Board approved a one-year contract with the Lancaster Volunteer Ambulance Corps.  The board’s decision last fall not to automatically renew More...

Spindle items

COLLEEN FARRELL

 LOOK OUT — You may find your vehicle needs an alignment if you drive through certain areas of town.  More...

Out of the Past

Remember this?

Why were these woman behind bars? Some are celebrating Depew’s Diamond Jubilee in 1967 while others are fighting for equal rights between the sexes. Anyone know the story? photo courtesy of “Depew Diamond Jubilee”   More...

Police Blotter

Couple steals hundreds of dollars worth of Red Bull

Lancaster Monday, Jan. 31   Police were called to Kohl’s on Transit Road for the report of shoplifting. According to a store employee, a woman stole $318 worth of merchandise and was charged with petit larceny. More...

Obituaries

Death Notices

Marotto, Margrethe J., of Depew, died Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011. She is survived by her husband, Anthony; sons, Art and Primo; daughters, Leslie VanTine, Toni Marotto and Kristen Marotto; brother, Charles Bagley; and seven grandchildren. More...

Sports

Records fall this week at St. Mary’s

Girls Basketball

On back-to-back evenings this week, the St. Mary’s of Lancaster Lancers saw two players reach some huge scoring milestones. Senior Vica Fontana passed the 1,000 point mark on Monday by scoring 10 points to reach 1,005. More...

Redskins among top performers at Class AA Championship

The Lancaster Redskins were not the top team at Saturday’s Section VI Class AA Championships at Lockport. More...

Redskins dominate team challenge

Indoor Track

Lancaster’s boys and girls indoor track and field teams won team titles on Saturday, Jan. 29 at the league’s varsity team challenge at Fredonia State.  More...

Entertainment

Theater

thurs. 10 . Our Town — Thornton Wilder’s drama starring Michael Breen, Sarah Averill McFadden, Daniel F. Torres under the direction of L. Don Swartz. Opens 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 10 and continues 8 p.m. More...

Special Events

thurs. 10 -sat. 12 . Night Lights at The Gardens — The interior of the Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens will be illuminated with theatrical and interactive lighting for this event.  More...

Family Activities

thurs. 10 . Stories in the Woods — As part of the Story Hour series for preschoolers at the Julia B. Reinstein Library by the Reinstein Woods, 10:30 a.m. More...

LVAC earns town’s confidence for another year

The Lancaster Town Board’s unanimous approval of a contract between it and the Lancaster Volunteer Ambulance Corps came as no surprise Monday night.  (See editorial on page four)  Supervisor Robert Giza had indicated at the board&rsqu More...

Village elections draw candidates

Some familiar faces will be on the ballot in both the Depew and Lancaster village elections March 15.  In Depew, voters will cast a ballot for four offices: mayor and three trustees.  More...

Science on display

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Local News

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GIVING BACK — St. Mary’s Elementary School students Jacob Concannon, left, and Lucas Loecher, right, and parishioner Mark Thill load up food to be delivered to the Lancaster Food Pantry. More...

Depew man charged in sex case

East Aurora police have arrested two men accused of having sexual relations with a 12-year-old East Aurora girl.  Robert J. Bogush Jr., 19, of Amherst, formerly of East Aurora, and Stephen J. More...

Get to know Depew candidates

The People’s Voice of Depew is hosting a Meet the Candidates Night, from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 19, at Magruders, 4995 Broadway.  Food, soft drinks, beer, wine and raffles will be available for a donation of $10 at the door. More...

Letters to the Editor

Bowmansville Fire has productive year

2010 was a very productive year for the Bowmansville Volunteer Fire Association. More...

L-D Coalition appreciates support

The Lancaster-Depew Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition recently organized its Kickoff Luncheon at the Twin District Fire Department to reintroduce the coalition to the community while promoting the benefits of the Drug Free Communities Mentoring Pr More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.As we sit down to pay our Town of Lancaster and Erie County tax bill, I am not so pleased with the bill of goods we were sold when the town did a full-market assessment. We were told our taxes may even decrease. More...

Education

St. Mary’s lists honor students

The following pupils were named to the honor roll for the first quarter of the 2010-11 academic year at St. Mary’s High School in Lancaster:  More...

St. Mary’s awards scholarships

St. Mary’s High School awarded more than $85,000 in scholarships to incoming freshmen.  More...

St. Mary’s to hold fundraising auction

St. Mary’s High School is holding its annual Run for the Roses Lancer Auction on Friday, Feb. 11.  More...

Lifestyles

'The Drowsy Chaperone'

...anything but

s a kid, Mark Pietroszka regularly attended shows at Shea’s Performing Arts Center.  Enthralled, he would watch characters come to life on stage, the performers singing and dancing and acting — and most of all, entertaining.  He More...

Library News

A toddler storytime for 2- to 3-year-olds will be held at 10:30 a.m. every Friday through Feb. 11. Teen gaming will be held at 3 p.m. on Fridays. Refreshments will be served. A family book group will be offered at 1 p.m. More...

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SUNDAYS AT THE LIBRARY — Friends of the Lancaster Public Library are funding Sunday hours from noon to 5 p.m. on Feb. 6. More...

Business

Lancaster resident appointed Erie County Attorney

Erie County Executive Chris Collins has tapped Jeremy A. More...

National Grid warns of potential wintry weather hazards

As snow piles quickly become snow mountains, and ice and snow continue to fall and accumulate, National Grid urges everyone to take precautions to avoid the potential hazards the wintry weather may present.  The buildup of ice and snow around or More...

Lancaster Realtor earns NYSAR post

Margaret Hartman, a Realtor for 40 years and officer sales manager for RealtyUSA’s Lancaster office, took the oath of office as the 2011 secretary/ treasurer of the New York State Association of Realtors.  Hartman’s swearing in was d More...