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April 21, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

School board seats open in Lancaster, Depew

Petitions to run for seats on the Board of Education were due Monday, April 18.  In Depew, voters will have a choice of candidates. Three seats will be available. Two carry three-year terms while the other has a one-year unexpired term. More...

Editorial

Shifting rodent control to localities causes problems

Bee Editorial

Several municipal leaders were outraged when County Executive Chris Collins cut funding for a Department of Health program that was responsible for baiting rodents and handling other rodent-related issues.  While some say they understand that cu More...

Spindle items

COLLEEN FARRELL

EARTH DAY — Friday, April 22, is Earth Day. Let’s all remember to do something nice for the planet we share. It doesn’t matter if you believe the world is melting or not. Litter is ugly. More...

Out of the Past

Early days

This rendition of a one-room schoolhouse located at Bowen and William in the Town of Lancaster depicts the early days of education. Heated by a potbellied stove, this building was constructed around 1868. More...

Bee Heard

call: 632-0390

.Supervisor Giza, why don’t we have a separate collection for yard waste like other towns? We have to think of our kids and grandkids; we can’t put yard waste in a landfill like we are doing now. More...

Education

SCHOOL CALENDAR

Lancaster Public Schools  Monday, April 25  Classes resume  Tuesday, April 26    WSS incoming grade 4 parent tour, 9:30-11 a.m.  BOE meeting, 7 p.m., HS auditorium  Wednesday, April 27   More...

Lifestyles

‘Get hungry for that night’ as Dining Out For Life returns to Buffalo

II f you think nothing interesting ever happens on Tuesday nights, Dining Out For Life will help break the monotony — and for a worthy cause. More...

Help fight AIDS by dining at...

Buffalo   More...

Enjoy the Journey displays new art exhibit

Enjoy the Journey Art Gallery, located at 1168 Orchard Park Road, West Seneca, will display the “Where Clay and Canvas Meet” exhibit until Saturday, April 30. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Violet and gesneriad group to hold sale   More...

Business

NY receives additional $5.1M in HEAP funds

Applications accepted into mid-May

The federal government has released additional funding for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program, which pushes New York’s total for the 2010-11 winter season to more than $505 million, according to the State Office of Temporary and Disa More...

Your business is news

The Bee publishes news about local businesses and their employees. We also welcome news about hirings, promotions and individual honors. More...

Events

BNSME to host networking event at Millennium Hotel   More...

Audit faults Village of Lancaster

The results of an audit of the Village of Lancaster by the Office of New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli were released last week. More...

Hundreds to lose jobs in Quad/Graphics shutdown

After months of speculation, Quad/Graphics made it official this week when company officials announced that they will close their Depew plant, laying off approximately 400 workers.  The facility, which laid off about 95 workers in December, will More...

Local News

Resident gets paid to do what she loves

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Lyndsey Leigh Thuerck is a familiar face to many at Lancaster’s Broadway Deli in the village, where she works at her family’s business.  More...

Photo

JOB WELL DONE— Fourth-grade students from William Street School’s Odyssey of the Mind team recently took sixth place out of 20 teams in the statewide championship. More...

Registration open for Junior Redskins football, cheerleading

Children ages 6 to 15 who are interested in football or cheerleading are invited to register online with Lancaster Junior Redskins Football and Cheerleading. Registration for returning players began April 1.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Qualifications needed for office

It is appalling that Kathy Hochul wants to move up and decides that the congressional seat in the 26th District pays more salary and benefits, and even though she doesn’t live even close to the district, greedily will move if elected.  More...

Thanks for making event a success

The “Families Touched by MS” crew would like to thank everyone who attended our annual fundraiser, “Tropical Dreamin’.” We had a record crowd, and everyone seemed to enjoy the festive event.  More...

Corwin leadership seen in Assembly

As my representative in the Assembly, Jane Corwin has impressed me tremendously. More...

Obituaries

Death notice

BRUNEA, Jean M., of Lancaster, died Monday, April 4, 2011. She is survived by a son, Chris. She was preceded in death by her husband, Theodore. A memorial service will be held at a later date. More...

Sports

Redskins begin year with landmark win

Tennis

The Lancaster Redskins closed out the 2010 tennis season by winning the Gold Flight Tournament championship as they beat Williamsville South, 3-2. More...

Juniors to lead St. Mary’s girls tennis

It should be an interesting transition year for the St. Mary’s of Lancaster girls tennis team. More...

Depth a concern for Lancaster boys

Track and Field

The Lancaster Redskins boys track team might not be as dominant this season as they have been in the past, at least according to head coach Kevin Carriero. The Redskins don’t have the same depth that they used to, Carriero said.  More...

Entertainment

HOLIDAY

sat. 23 . SEAster egg hunt—The Aquarium of Niagara’s annual SEAster egg hunt will be held from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Saturday, April 23 at 701 Whirlpool St., Niagara Falls; $.  More...

Family Activities

thurs. 21 . Spring is here! — Stories, songs and snacks will be offered to children ages 2-5, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 21 at the Clarence Public Library, 3 Town Pl., Clarence; Free.  More...

Announcements

 Call for AUDITIONS — Interviews for Shakespearience, (Shakespeare in Delaware Park’s high school apprenticeship program) are scheduled to be held from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. More...