Weekly Feature



March 24, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Think green

Decked out in festive wear, Kailey Allen, 5, of Lancaster enjoys the St. Patrick's Day Parade, held Saturday in the Village of Lancaster. More...

Editorial

School budget cuts aren’t pretty

Bee Editorial

We don’t begrudge local school superintendents and their staff this time of year. They’re looking at sheets and sheets of numbers and line items for everything from teacher salaries to the cost of a bleacher.  More...

Spindle items

COLLEEN FARRELL

SPRING IS HERE — Although the threat of snow may be in the forecast, the calendar doesn’t lie: spring became official March 20. I love living where I do because I get to experience the fullest of each season. More...

Out of the Past

New school

The fourth incarnation of Lancaster High School opened in 1957 for $2.7 million. Built to accommodate 1,200 students, it included a library, cafeteria, auditorium, double gymnasium, swimming pool and rifle range. More...

Bee Heard

call: 632-0390

.I live on Fifth Avenue. I hope this year in the 2011 budget there is room enough to resurface the street and reconstruct the street with curbing and proper drainage. We’ve been promised curbs for the last 10 years, and nothing has happened. More...

Education

On campus

Martin Bielat of Lancaster was named to the dean’s list for the fall 2010 semester at Baldwin-Wallace College in Berea, Ohio.  More...

School news

St. Francis High School in Athol Spring named several students from Lancaster to its second quarter honor roll. First honors were awarded to: Troy J. Roncone, Luke D. Cichocki, Ryan M. Jank, Patrick M. Loecher, Nathan M. Nasternak, Ryan N. More...

School Calendar

Lancaster Public Schools  Friday, March 25  Como Park science fair  Saturday, March 26  High school Academy of Finance tax prep, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., room 208  Monday, March 28   More...

Lifestyles

‘Tropical Dreamin’

Annual benefit helps MS families

Tom Buono can remember back to 1989, when he first started feeling the effects of multiple sclerosis.  “I used to be very athletic but I can remember whenever I would run, I felt the numbness in my arms and legs. More...

Rummage sale slated at Bowmansville UMC

Bowmansville United Methodist Church, 5344 Genesee St., between Transit and Harris Hill roads in Bowmansville, will host a rummage sale from 9 to 11:45 a.m. Saturday, March 26. A bag sale will be held from noon to 1 p.m.   More...

Library News

Teen gaming will be offered from 3 to 4:45 p.m on Fridays.  Credit Counts! Consumer Credit Counseling will be presented at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 24.  Lapsit Story Time for ages 3 to 23 months will meet at 11:30 a.m. Friday, March 25.  More...

Entertainment

Theater

thurs.  More...

Family Activities

thur. 24 . After-School Escape — Children grades k-5 are invited to come and enjoy a one-hour program featuring a different, fun, outdoor activity, 4:30 p.m. More...

Special Events

fri. 25 . Blues & Brews — Fundraiser benefiting the Kevin Guest House. More...

Democrats endorse Hochul

The chairpersons of the seven county Democratic committees of the 26th Congressional District on Saturday unanimously nominated Erie County Clerk Kathy Hochul as the endorsed candidate to run in the May 24 special election to fill the district’ More...

Town to help pay for cemetery’s upkeep

The Town of Lancaster is in the cemetery business — sort of.  At its March 21 meeting, the Town Board approved paying the Lancaster Rural Cemetery Association $10,000 in two payments this year.  The association first sought help from More...

Local News

What winter blues?

INDOOR FUN — Above, Jamie Kaempf of Lancaster enjoys a game of Uno with her father, Jim on March 5 during the ‘Beat the Winter Blues’ event at Westwood Park. More...

Lancaster-Depew Teen Idol deadline nears

The deadline to register for the Lancaster-Depew Teen Idol competition sponsored by the Lancaster Youth Foundation and Lancaster Youth Bureau is March 31st. More...

Polish Falcons Club plans dinner, auction

The Depew Polish Falcons Club will hold its 10th annual chicken barbecue and rib dinner from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 27. More...

Letters to the Editor

Change is needed in Lancaster politics

In 2009, I decided to run for the Erie County Legislature because I could no longer tolerate being a bystander to a dysfunctional government. More...

Police Blotter

Man crashes car, but doesn’t remember where

Lancaster  Tuesday, March 15    Police responded to Kohl’s on Transit Road for the report of a shoplifter who had entered a fitting room with two pairs of jeans and a shirt but was discovered to have hidden the items in her purse and More...

Obituaries

Death notices

AMAN, George, of Depew, died Sunday, March 20, 2011. He is survived by his sons, George and James; daughter, Deborah Becker; and five grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley. Services will be held at 10 a.m. More...

Death notices

SIENKIEWICZ, Eleanor T., of Cheektowaga, died Friday, March 11, 2011. She is survived by a son, William; a daughter, Jane Watson; a brother, Daniel; a sister, Ann Kolis; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. More...

Sports

Lancers plan on returning from Albany with title

Girls Basketball

Last year, the St. Mary’s of Lancaster girls basketball team was just happy to be there when they went to the State Federation playoffs. This season, the Lancers are on a mission.  More...

Cheektowaga Lions to hold 13th annual doubleheader

Girls all-star basketball

The Cheektowaga Lions Club will be hosting its 13th annual Senior High School Ladies Basketball Classic all-star doubleheader beginning at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, March 26, at Cheektowaga Central High School, 3600 Union Road.  More...

Area's best seniors to clash in tripleheader

Boys all-star basketball

The area’s top senior boys basketball players will cap off their high school careers Saturday by participating in the ADPRO INC., Silver Hoops All-Stars tournament.  More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Gliding Stars will present “Music and Movies on Ice” at 7 p.m. Friday, March 25 and at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 26, at the Northtown Center at Amherst, 1615 Amherst Manor Drive. More...

Business

Lancaster company sponsors school contest

Ecology and Environment Inc., an environmental consulting group based in Lancaster, is sponsoring two contests for kindergarten through 12-grade schools through its environmentally focused Web site, ProjectEarth.net.  More...

Tops launches nutritional scoring system

Tops Friendly Markets last week launched the NuVal Nutritional Scoring System in all of its locations.  The NuVal scoring system helps customers make informed nutritional choices by giving foods on Tops’ shelves a rating from 1 to 100 &mda More...

Depew DECA students win big in state competition

Two Depew High School students won a Top 10 award in the New York State DECA Competition & Leadership Conference. More...