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March 31, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

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RaeAnn Gierlinger and her son, Timothy, 3, of Lancaster are helped by AmeriCorps volunteer Jenny Whittaker and Mobile Safety Net Team leader Cyndie Huynh at the Lancaster Public Library on March 23. More...

Editorial

Exercise caution while driving and ‘move over’

Bee Editorial

With a tragedy such as the accident that claimed the life of New York State Trooper Kevin Dobson, thoughts often turn to how the situation could have been prevented.  More...

Spindle items

COLLEEN FARRELL

NO SPEAK MATH — I think this world is divided into two groups of people: those who like and understand math and those who do not. I am one who does not.  Math has never been my friend.  More...

Out of the Past

Were you here?

Hundreds gathered on Central Avenue in the Village of Lancaster on July 4, 1995, to run a 10K race. More than 600 took part.  Do you have a memory of the Lancaster or Depew area you would like to share with Bee readers? More...

Police Blotter

Apologetic robber attempts to strike again

Lancaster Saturday, March 19 Patrol was dispatched to Kohl’s on Transit Road for shoplifting. Three subjects attempted to steal seven rings and one pair of sunglasses. They were charged with petit larceny. Sunday, March 20 More...

Obituaries

Franklin R. Miller, Little League coach, Scout leader

Franklin R. Miller, 78, of Saranac Lake, N.Y., died Thursday, March 24, 2011.  Mr. Miller was born Oct. 21, 1932, in Buffalo. More...

Adolph J. Wiercioch, former teacher in Buffalo school system

Adolph J. Wiercioch, 83, of Depew, died Saturday, March 26, 2011, after a long illness. He was a former teacher in the Buffalo school system.  Mr. Wiercioch was born in Lackawanna on June 5, 1927. More...

Sports

2011 Girls All-Bee Team

MOST VALUABLE PLAYER

Corrin Genovese is known for being a fantastic softball player, but she proved this winter why she’s one of the area’s all-time greatest basketball players. More...

2011 Boys All-Bee Team

MOST VALUABLE PLAYER

Phil Stasiak leaves Williamsville South basketball with several school records, but his intangibles on the court — more so than his ability to stuff the stat sheet — made him one of the Billies’ all-time greats. More...

ECIC, public schools win again at Hoops Classic

Lancaster’s Plonka wins sportsmanship award

Some of the best local high school boys basketball talent was on display at the William J. Grabiarz School of Excellence in Buffalo Saturday for the 14th Paul R. More...

Entertainment

Theater

thurs. 31 . More...

Family Activities

thur. 31 . 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. 1 . Dance Your Art Off — Give for Greatness fundraiser to support local art institutions. Music by DJ John Ceglia (The Saint, Studio 54) and local DJ Cutler, 9 p.m.  More...

Fudoli eyes Lancaster’s top post

Saying he can bring needed change to Lancaster, Erie County Legislator Dino J. Fudoli is seeking to become town supervisor.  More...

Man on his way to work saves family from fire

Depew fire officials are crediting a man for saving lives in a Main Street blaze on Monday. Depew firefighters responded to 21 Main St. around 7:11 a.m. with a report of people still in the building, a multi unit apartment home. More...

Local News

In wake of trooper’s death, police urge drivers to ‘move over’

Capt. Steven Nigrelli, New York State Police Zone 2 commander, remembers Trooper Kevin P. Dobson as someone who was quick with a joke and a smile. (See editorial on page four) “He had an innate ability to make you laugh and have fun. More...

Lancaster BOE hears from students, social workers; sets budget dates

Members of the Lancaster Board of Education were reminded on Monday of why they love representing the school district.  More...

Mayor expresses well wishes from, for, Village Board

When Barbara Alberti was elected mayor of Depew four years ago, she was the last one to leave the Village Hall on Election Night.  She remembers sitting in her car and slapping a hand to her face as the realization sunk in that she held the vill More...

Letters to the Editor

St. Patty’s parade a success for village

Thank you to all the residents who came out in the cold weather to watch the parade. I want to take a moment to thank everyone who helped with St. Patrick’s Day. Thank you to Sen.  More...

Bee Heard

call: 632-0390

.It appears we have one patrol car assigned to the Village of Lancaster for Saturday and Sunday evenings.  .All the snow is melted off the sidewalks, and we still have people walking down the streets not using the sidewalks, yet town politicians More...

Education

On campus

Gregg Torlone, son of Jean Torlone of Depew, graduated with a bachelor of science degree from Ithaca College's School of Health Sciences and Human Performance. The degree was awarded in December 2010.  More...

On campus

Alyssa Bennett of Lancaster received the 2011 Canisius College Dr. I. Joan Lorch Award. Bennett, class of 2012, is a psychology major. More...

Lifestyles

Making a "Mockery" of pop culture, human behavior

There are three topics involving American pop culture that never seem to rid themselves of stereotypical arguments: the institution of marriage, the inheritance of family traits and the aggravations from fellow human beings.  More...

Library News

Lapsit Storytime for ages 3 months to 23 months will be held on Friday mornings from 11:30 a.m.–noon.  Shopping Online - Learn how to save money and get cash back discounts online at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, April 2.  More...

Senior News

All events (except where indicated) are held at the Town of Lancaster Senior Citizens Center, 100 Oxford Ave.  Friday, April 1   More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

OLBS offers Trash and Treasure Sale   Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Parish, 10 French Road, Depew, will hold its annual Trash and Treasure Sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 9. More than 50 tables of items will be for sale. More...

Business

Taste of Rotary to benefit polio eradication

In an effort to further benefit children as well as aid the eradication of the polio virus, area Rotarians hope to make a local fundraiser an annual occasion.  The Taste of Rotary, a family event featuring food samples produced by area restauran More...

Events

Job fair to be held at Lancaster High School   More...

DECA finds success

Nineteen DECA students from Lancaster High School attended the 51st State Career Conference in Rochester earlier this month, where they competed against more than 2,000 students from across the state. More...