Weekly Feature

March 10, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

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Lancaster's JJ Harrington, right, is blocked by Jamestown’s Joey Campion during the Section VI Class AA semifinal Thursday at Buffalo State College. More...

Editorial

UB 2020 revisions should get nod from state

Bee Editorial

I t makes us optimistic about the future of education to note that our elected officials are driven to see the University at Buffalo’s 2020 plan come to fruition.  The State Senate recently passed the bill by a vote of 55-1, and the Assemb More...

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COLLEEN FARRELL

FORTY DAYS — March is National Caffeine Month, and I’m celebrating by giving it up for 40 days.  More...

Out of the Past

New school

Lancaster’s first high school, used from 1902 to 1921, cost $40,000 to build. As the population grew, partitions were used to expand its 13 classrooms to 22. In 1918, teachers earned between $600 and $700 a year. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.If you would like to stop the cost of postage to our taxpayers, simply shovel your walks as the law requires. An added bonus will be the safety of those otherwise forced to walk in the road as well as drivers trying to avoid them.  More...

Education

On campus

Andrew Berghold, Jacquelyn Berst, Amber Grosch, Jessica Kagels, Holly Opanashuk, Shonnah Romesburg, and Elaine Snyder of Depew and Lawrence Bitterman, Garrett Boneberg, Sara Burtis, Brittany Holdsworth, Lauren Lukasiewicz, Ashley Madera, Melissa May, More...

School Calendar

Lancaster Public Schools  Friday, March 11  High school blood drive, 7 a.m.-1:30 p.m.  Saturday, March 12  High school Academy of Finance free tax prep, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., room 208  Sunday, March 13   More...

On campus

Amber Walczyk was named to the fall 2010 dean’s list with high honors at Roberts Wesleyan College in Rochester. She is a psychology/ music double major from Lancaster.  More...

Lifestyles

"Camp Rock"

strums modern-day music

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‘Fire and Ice’ to be theme of Boy Scouts fundraiser

Each year, the Greater Niagara Frontier Council of the Boy Scouts of America plans a gala fundraiser. This year’s event, “Fire and Ice,” will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. More...

Friends of Reinstein receives regional grant

Friends of Reinstein Nature Preserve has received a grant from the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo to support invasive species education and control at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew.  More...

Business

Depew to show pride with banners

The streets of Depew will look a little different by the time summer rolls around, thanks to VOTE Depew, a community organization that formed one year ago.  For its newest project, VOTE Depew is sponsoring banners that will be displayed on light More...

WNY Chamber Alliance hosts legislative forum

The WNY Chamber Alliance will host a legislative forum from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. More...

Lowe’s joins MDA for shamrock campaign

For the fifth consecutive year, many Buffalo area Lowe’s stores are supporting the Muscular Dystrophy Association.  More...

In Depew, voters choose change

Depew voters cast a mandate Tuesday as they elected members of the Village Preservation Party of Depew to every open seat on the village board, including the village's top job, mayor. More...

Martin, former member of the Buffalo Sabres, dies in auto accident

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Depew schools pursue $16m project

When Depew School District voters head to the polls on May 17, they may weigh in on a multimillion-dollar capital improvement project.  The nearly $16 million project would correct the district’s most egregious health and safety issues, as More...

Depew could face lawsuit in student death

A Depew family has filed a notice of claim against the Depew Union Free School District after the death of a student, and the attorney representing the family says her death could be emblematic of how the district takes care of its special needs stud More...

Local News

Lancaster group prepares for Relay for Life fundraiser

Cancer never sleeps, which is why the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life happens overnight on tracks at local parks and high schools across the country, uniting people in the fight against cancer and raising money in an effort to find a c More...

Lancaster special education budget in good standing

The Lancaster School Board discussed elements of the district’s Special Education budget at a work session on Monday night.  The board listened to a presentation by John Armstrong, the district’s director of special education, who sa More...

Coalition plans substance abuse prevention events

The Lancaster-Depew Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition is offering a number of opportunities for the public to get involved in its mission this month.  The group is focused on preventing and reducing substance abuse among youth in the communit More...

Letters to the Editor

Fudoli deserves praise for reform

I read Legislator Dino Fudoli’s column in last week’s edition with great interest. Finally someone who gets it! More...

Lancaster musical was a treat

This past Saturday we had the pleasure of watching my nephew, Jack Gawrys, in the Lancaster High School musical, “The Drowsy Chaperone.”  This was our first time viewing a Lancaster musical. It was fantastic!  More...

Obituaries

Death Notices

Job, Jean A. , of Depew, died Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011. She is survived by her sons, Ronald and Richard; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Stanley. Services were held Saturday, March 5, at St. More...

Sports

Redskins fall to Red Raiders in Class AA semifinals

Boys Basketball

It’s difficult to think that one man could be responsible for the end of the Lancaster Redskins’ boys basketball season. After Thursday night, it’s not so difficult to argue.  More...

Bondanza wins state championship

Gymnastics

Lancaster gymnastics head coach Donna Aquino understands how tough it is to be number one. In her two years of coaching at Lancaster, Aquino has only coached one state champion during that time, Christine Del Prince. More...

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The Depew Recreation Department’s boys and girls 6-8 year old winter soccer program recently concluded its 2010-11 season. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Workshop set for school board candidates   More...

Entertainment

Theater

fri. 11 . Jekyll and Hyde the Musical — The production, directed by Kim Petersdorf, will star Scott Mackmin as Jekyll/Hyde, along with Jessica Dows, Ashley Alaimo and Joe Fratello. Performances: 7:30 p.m. More...

Art

thurs. 10 . Art Lab — Emerging Leaders in the Arts Buffalo (ELAB) present a monthly artists show and tell event featuring Richard Tomasello. Open to all art and artists, 7-10 p.m. More...

Dance

thurs. 10 . Taylor 2 Dance Company — 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 10 at UB’s Center for the Arts, UB North Campus, Amherst; $. 645-2787, www.ubcfa.org . Swing Dance Thursdays — Take lessons, 6:30 p.m.  More...