Weekly Feature



March 3, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Depew hammers out school cuts

State aid drops

Depew Union Free School District officials continue to find ways to balance the proposed budget for the next school year.  It’s a challenge made more difficult because Depew is expecting less revenue from the state.  More...

Editorial

Political opponents miss chance to better village

Bee Editorial

Petty. That’s the way leaders of Depew’s two political parties see it when political signs are damaged or disappear.  At least the two sides agree on something.  More...

Spindle items

COLLEEN FARRELL

THE MILITARY — The Erie County American Legion, Legion Auxiliary, Sons of the Legion and the Legion Riders are embarking on the project “Donations for Deployed Service Members Families.” The project is set up to provide assistance t More...

Out of the Past

Roughin’ it

Lancaster Union School, in service from 1887-1901, featured no electricity or indoor plumbing. More...

Police Blotter

Soccer games turns violent; woman steals glue

Lancaster Friday, Feb. 18   A driver on Central Avenue was charged with driving while intoxicated after an officer on patrol stopped him for tailgating another vehicle. He had a blood-alcohol level of .14.  Sunday, Feb. 20   More...

Obituaries

Beatrice H. Haehl, legal secretary

Beatrice H. Haehl (nee Hasfurter), of Lancaster, died Monday, Feb. 21, 2011.  Mrs. Haehl was a legal secretary to the late Samuel Gladner and Hyman Karnofsky, attorneys, in the late 1940s and ’50s.  She was also a member of St. More...

Death notices

Benzel, Lois W., of Lancaster, died Friday, Feb. 25, 2011. She is survived by her daughter, Penny Lansom; sisters, Helen Cain and Norma Dembinski; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. More...

Bee policy on obituaries

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Sports

St. Mary’s Manhattan Cup dreams fall short

Boys Basketball

One of the goals the St. Mary’s Lancers had all season was to win the Manhattan Cup for the first time in school history. More...

Depew to host Winter Sports Awards banquet

The Depew High School Athletic Department will host the Winter Sports Awards banquet on Monday, March 14, in the high school cafeteria at 6:30 p.m. All winter athletes will receive their awards at the banquet and are encouraged to attend. More...

Redskins look to satisfy hunger at Buffalo State

The Lancaster Redskins have been hungry all season and, despite advancing to Buffalo State for the Section VI Class AA semifinals, have yet to satisfy their hunger.  More...

Entertainment

Art

ongoing: now-March 4 . More...

sat. 5

You’ve Gotta Have Art Festival

Sales and display of a variety of fine arts featuring 40 Western New York artisans. Music, crafts for kids and much more, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, March 5 at the Clarence Presbyterian Church, 9675 Main St., Clarence; Free. 689-1039   More...

Special Events

thurs. 3 . SEAsonings — The original “Taste of Niagara,” a mouth-watering fundraiser for the Aquarium of Niagara Falls. More...

Special election slated for 26th Congressional District

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced Wednesday that a special election will be held on May 24 to fill the vacancy in New York’s 26th Congressional District. More...

Town continues to fine residents for uncleared sidewalks

A snow-clearing provision in the Town of Lancaster’s code that has been the source of residents’ complaints was also a topic of discussion at a board meeting on Monday.  More...

Just out of reach

St. Mary’s Victoria Fontana slides for a loose ball as the Lancers took on Holy Angels in Monsignor Martin Association girls basketball semifinals Monday at Canisius College. More...

Local News

Lancaster alum has love of books, writing

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

You could say Danielle Burning’s profession was in the making since she was a child.  One of her fondest games when she was little was playing library.  “My siblings and I would organize all our books all over our bedroom, and t More...

Depew woman killed in car crash in Cheektowaga

Unknown circumstances led to Cheektowaga’s first fatal car accident of 2011 on Thursday evening.  Elisa Mannella, 29, of Depew died in a two-car accident around 5 p.m. More...

Lancaster to feature artist series

Nationally acclaimed horn and flute artists Alex and Elizabeth Shuhan, from Ithaca College, will perform with Lancaster High School bands and jazz ensembles at 7:30 p.m. More...

Letters to the Editor

Maute, O’Brien deserve support

As a Village of Lancaster resident, I am pleased with both the services I receive and the government that delivers them to me. More...

There’s little choice for Depew taxpayers

Depew residents do not have much choice when they vote on March 15. The incumbents representing the People’s Voice of Depew have dodged the big issues facing Depew government. Their past platform included long-range planning. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Wow, they plowed my sidewalk after such a long time not doing it. What’s going on, Village of Lancaster? What are you thinking when you do something like this? I was so surprised.  More...

Education

SCHOOL CALENDAR

Lancaster Public Schools  Friday, March 4  CKSO Island Night, 7-11 p.m.  Saturday, March 5    High school Academy of Finance free tax prep, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., room 208   CKSO Island Night, 7-11 p.m.   More...

Lancaster High School Honor Roll

The following pupils at Lancaster High School earned honors for the second quarter of the 2010-11 school year: Seniors - More...

On campus

Rebecca Cerny of Lancaster was named to the dean’s list for the fall 2010 semester at The College of St. More...

Lifestyles

"Hello, DOLLY!"

... a delightful dandy

Put on your Sunday clothes, and get ready to say hello to Dolly — a meddling matchmaker with old-fashioned charm and her own agenda.  Depew High School will be performing “Hello, Dolly” for its spring musical, a show it hasn&rs More...

Library News

Teen gaming will be offered from 3 to 4:45 p.m on Fridays.  Preschool storytime for ages 3 to 5 will be offered at 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays through March 22.  More...

CLERGY COLUMN

Prayer offers a lifeline REV. MICHAEL C. BLACKWELL

There are few conditions more damaging to the human psyche than isolation. More...

Business

LACC formally welcomes new members

The Lancaster Area Chamber of Commerce welcomed several new members to its board of directors at an installation luncheon last month. The new members are:  More...

Events

BNSME to host Marketing Awards Gala   More...

NYSERDA offers money-saving tips, advice

With the price of gasoline rising throughout the state, the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority has developed a guide to help motorists stretch their gasoline dollars.  To save money at the pump, NYSERDA recommends the follo More...