Weekly Feature

March 17, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

School Board looks at census results, budget process

The Lancaster Central School Board reviewed three elements to the district’s 2010-11 Census Report at its meeting on Monday.  The report revealed interesting trends, including the decrease of 237 preschool students enrolled in the district More...

Editorial

Election’s over — let’s get to real work

Bee Editorial

You’d be hard-pressed to find an organization more aware of the importance and power of democracy than a newspaper. More...

Spindle items

COLLEEN FARRELL

ERIN GO BRAGH — A sign with those three words hung on a door in my grandmother’s home for years. I would always forget the meaning and have to ask the nearest adult what its translation was from Gaelic to English. More...

Out of the Past

School expands

Lancaster’s third high school was built on Aurora Street in 1922. In 1935, the first two additions were added. Students formed a newspaper and school band in 1929 and published the first yearbook in 1938. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.I have to work, and sometimes I am called out of town for a day or two, so I may not be home to shovel my sidewalk. What am I to do? Do I have to hire someone to shovel my sidewalk? More...

Education

School Calendar

Lancaster Public Schools  Friday, March 18  High school Mr. Lancaster, 7:30 p.m.  Saturday, March 19  High school junior class dance, 8-11 p.m.  Tuesday, March 22   More...

Lancaster Middle School Honor Roll

The following pupils at Lancaster Middle School earned honors for the second quarter of the 2010-11 school year:  Grade 7   More...

Youth Bureau holds its first junior spelling bee

by JOLENE ZANGHI Reporter   The Lancaster Youth Bureau, as part of its Family Asset Building Month, held its first junior spelling bee on March 10, inviting selected students from grades four through six from Cayuga Heights, Our Lady of the Bles More...

Lifestyles

‘Hard Times Fashion Show and Tea’

Fundraiser models creativity during darker days

Coco gave the world its first “little black dress.”  Marilyn preached that diamonds were a girl’s best friend.  Audrey preferred her jewels from Tiffany’s.  More...

Roberts-Walsh

Cynthia and David Roberts of Lancaster announce the engagement of their daughter, Julie Lynn Roberts, to James Patrick Walsh II, son of Karen and James Walsh I, also of Lancaster.  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.  Lapsit Story Time for ages 3 to 23 months will meet at 11:30 a.m. More...

Business

Word of mouth brings success to dental practice

Imagine getting a tour of the inside of your mouth on a television screen, which also serves as a source of entertainment while you’re getting your teeth cleaned.  Dr. More...

Some funny business is OK in the workplace

Work these days is no laughing matter. We are working more hours, taking on added responsibilities, anxious about losing our jobs and uncertain when things will turn around. Experts say the best way to deal with this is to laugh it off, and I agree. More...

Business brief

Ladies Workout Express is hosting a Spring into Fitness Open House from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 26. Enter to win a 19-inch television or free one-month membership. More...

Lancaster returns Maute, O’Brien

There were no surprises in the Village of Lancaster’s election Tuesday.  Incumbents Paul M. Maute and Kenneth L. More...

Depew considers layoffs, increased class sizes

Students in the Depew school district will see changes come next fall if Superintendent Jeffrey R. More...

Giving back

Lancaster High School senior Bryan Gleason is attended to by Maureen Sobocinski, collection supervisor, during the school's blood drive Friday. It was his first time donating. More...

Local News

Teen wants to serve others, here and abroad

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

The Cheektowaga Y.E.S. More...

Southeast Works to hold spring craft show

More than 60 artists and vendors will display their creations at a spring craft show put on by Southeast Works.  Some of the more unique offerings will include bracelets designed and made by the agency’s clients.  More...

ElderWood residents come through for Variety Kids Telethon

Residents at ElderWood Health Care at Linwood in Lancaster sold chili and baked goods, held a hot dog cookout and tossed pies in the face of a willing administrator to raise $2,937.28 for the Variety Kids Telethon.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Depew ignores sewage situation

While most people were staying warm and dry during Saturday’s rains, residents on Lee Street were once again forced to battle raw sewage as it back-flowed into residents’ basements.  More...

Obituaries

Martin remembered for wit as well as scoring punch

He was one of the most recognizable men ever to play professional hockey in Buffalo. More...

Sports

St. Mary’s wins second-straight state title

Girls Basketball

One year ago, the St. Mary’s Lancers climbed to the top of the mountain and claimed a New York State Catholic High School Class B Championship in New York City. More...

Lancers run at three-peat ends against Salesian

Boys Basketball

Last season, the St. More...

ECC wins program’s first national title

Men’s hockey

After falling one game shy of winning a national championship last year, the Erie Community College men’s hockey team was determined to make up for the devastating defeat.  More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Lenten vespers service scheduled for March 20   More...

Entertainment

Theater

thurs. 17 . Aunt Dan and Lemon — Wallace Shawn’s play explores the relationship between young Lemon and her family’s larger than life friend Aunt Dan. More...

Family Activities

thurs. 17 . More...

Literature

thurs. 17 .Northside Writers Group — Join the group in discussion and informal readings, 7 p.m. Thursday, March 17 at Crossroads Lutheran Church, 4640 Main St., Amherst; Free.  More...