Weekly Feature

February 24, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

From Depew to Lancaster to Kansas

You could say it was the meeting of two of the best of Lancaster High School’s minds.  It took a business contract and some thousands of miles before Neal Saskowski and Peter Van Kuren met, in Kansas, earlier this year.  More...

Editorial

You have a role in village elections, too

Bee Editorial

We’re less than one month away from village elections in Western New York.  The big day is March 15 in Lancaster and Depew.  In Lancaster, two incumbents are seeking re-election.  In Depew, the field is a bit more crowded, with t More...

Spindle items

COLLEEN FARRELL

NEW LOOK — The paper you’re holding should look different to you — and if it doesn’t, it means you’re not reading it enough. So get crackin’.  More...

Out of the Past

Ding ding

This photograph shows an International Railway Company trolley on Central Avenue in the Village of Lancaster in 1931  Do you have a memory of the Lancaster or Depew area you would like to share with Bee readers? More...

Education

On campus

The following students were named to the School of Education fall 2010 dean's list at Buffalo State College:  Joanna Cianciosa, the daughter of Joe and Joy Cianciosa of Lancaster and a graduate of St. Mary's High School.  More...

School news

Christian Central Academy in Williamsville named several students from Lancaster and Depew to its second quarter honor roll.  More...

Depew High School posts honor roll

The following Depew High School students have been named to the honor roll for the second quarter of the 2010-11 school year:  Grade 9   More...

Lifestyles

Steel Orchestra to hold annual ‘Island Night’

They’re loud. They’re proud. More...

Keep your ‘hands’ to yourself

Deuces and jokers are wild. More...

Senior News

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.  Friday, Feb. 25   More...

Business

Business brief

NOCO Express Stores recently donated $8,835 to the Food Bank of Western New York. NOCO donated 10 cents from the sale of every cup of Nickel City Roast Coffee or 23.7 oz. More...

Move opens new doors for Chamber

While the new space is pretty bare — fresh paint was recently added to the walls — Megan Burns-Moran has ideas on how she and the rest of the Lancaster Area Chamber of Commerce staff will use their new office space.  More...

Events

Community Foundation offers scholarships   More...

Making a splash

Lancaster’s Eric Mruk swims the breast stroke in Clarence High School. Mruk finished 13th in the the 200-yard individual medley Friday during the event with a time of 2:11.34. More...

Depew police charge man with attempted rape

A 35-year-old man from Watkins Glen, N.Y., allegedly drove to Depew to have sex with a 16-year-old girl he met online.  That’s according to Depew police, who charged John Klem with third-degree attempted rape, first-degree disseminating in More...

Local News

Photo

Fire departments, including Hy-View, U-Crest, Forks and Depew, responded to a house fire on Poinciana Parkway in Cheektowaga on Monday morning. Photo by Don Murtha III of Erie County Fire Wire More...

Water Authority warns against impersonators

Officials at the Erie County Water Authority are advising customers to ask for identification from workers claiming to represent the agency.  That’s because there have been two incidents of individuals posing as ECWA workers in Hamburg, ac More...

Depew PBA to hold fundraising ball

The Depew Police Benevolent Association, a group of Depew police officers, will hold its annual fundraising ball next weekend.  Open to the public, it takes place from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. More...

Letters to the Editor

Lancaster spends money it shouldn’t

I must admit I was a little surprised when I opened my tax bill last month and saw a significant increase. More...

Sports

Redskins fall short in semifinals again

Boys Hockey

The Lancaster Redskins were all set up to finally break through and go to the final game of the Federation Large School playoffs at HSBC Arena. More...

Boys Basketball

Wildcats outclawed by Warriors on Senior Night

All season long, the Depew Wildcats have been searching for a big, signature win. The Wildcats had another chance last Thursday as they faced Cheektowaga, the second-place team in ECIC III.  More...

Lancaster heading to Super Sunday

It will be the big stage as the Lancaster Varsity Club Hockey team will appear at HSBC Arena against City Honors/O’Hara in the finals of the large school championship of the Western New York High School Club Hockey League on Sunday.  More...

Entertainment

Special Events

thurs. 24 . American Red Cross Blood Drive — 2-6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 24 at Leon Studio, 5221 Main St., Williamsville; Free. 1-800-RED-CROSS. sat.  More...

Family Activities

thurs. 24 . Stories in the Woods — As part of the Story Hour series for preschoolers at the Julia B.  More...

Art

sun. 27 . 42nd Annual All High Exhibition — This juried competition is open to all high school juniors and seniors enrolled in secondary art programs throughout Western New York.  More...