Weekly Feature

April 28, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Lancaster village tax rate to decrease

The Lancaster Village Board adopted its budget for the 2011-12 fiscal year on Monday, and for the first time in five years, the village will see a decrease in taxes.  The rate is going down 5.25 percent, from $10.08 to $9.55 per $1,000 assessed More...

Editorial

Now it’s your time to battle prescription drug abuse

Bee Editorial

National Prescription Drug Drop-Off Day offers everyday residents a chance to help combat the growing problem of prescription drug trafficking and addiction that affects all communities.  More...

Spindle items

COLLEEN FARRELL

OFF TO WORK WE GO — Northeast Christians at Work, a workplace volunteer ministry out of Connecticut, marked the 12th annual Joy at Work week from April 17 to 24. More...

Out of the Past

Back when

Mook’s Dam was the scene of a dramatic incident in 1894 when four men escaped death as the ice floe on which they were working split in two and sent them into the raging waters of Cayuga Creek.   More...

Obituaries

Death notices

MARINI, Josephine R., of Lancaster, died Tuesday, April 19, 2011. She is survived by her daughters, Joanna Nervo and Patricia Marini; brother, Paul Acquisto; two grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. More...

Sports

Lancers enjoy sunshine of South Carolina

Baseball

While the rest of Western New York was caught in the downpour of the wet April weather this month, the St. Mary’s baseball team made their way to the warm, sunny weather of South Carolina for their annual spring trip last week.  More...

Lancaster debuts at Maryvale Relays

Track and Field

Lancaster’s girls track team competed in its first meet of the season at the Just Run ‘Em Relays last week, bringing home quite a number of ribbons. More...

Wildcats see top finishes at Run ‘Em Relays

Given a chance to show their stuff at last week’s Just Run ‘Em Relays, the Depew Wildcats took the opportunity and ran with it, posting a couple of top-place finishes in events at Maryvale High School on Thursday.  More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Dinner-for-two certificates available   The Lancaster Redskins Booster Club is selling dinner-for-two certificates to Salvatore’s Italian Gardens for $45 and Russell’s Steaks, Chops and More for $50 as its major fundraiser. More...

Business

Southeast Works offers summer camp program

Students will learn skills to help them find jobs

A Depew agency is offering a way for students to work on their employment skills during a summer camp.  This is the second year that Southeast Works, which provides services to help people with developmental disabilities lead productive, indepen More...

ElderWood to change ownership

Robert M. More...

Catholic Health opens Lancaster lab

Catholic Health has opened a new Laboratory Patient Service Center at 4893 Transit Road in Lancaster. More...

Depew Village Board OKs tax increase

Some Village of Depew residents will pay more in taxes next year — but a little less than was first anticipated.  Originally, the Village Board proposed a tax levy increase of 5.08 percent. More...

Depew BOE adopts goals for union negotiations

When the Depew Board of Education negotiates contracts with two of its largest unions this year, it will do so armed with a set of new guidelines.  The board unanimously adopted a list of five collective bargaining goals at its April 12 meeting. More...

Local News

Auctions to benefit Lancaster Opera House

Lancaster Opera House supporters are hosting the third annual Chinese auction and fundraiser on Sunday, May 1.  Proceeds will benefit the programming at the opera house.  More...

Rotary offers cookbooks for Mother’s Day gifts

The Rotary Club of Lancaster Depew is selling a fundraiser cookbook featuring recipes ranging from gourmet to picnic fare, family favorites and more.  Cookbooks cost $10. More...

Depew Police investigate why man fired gun

Depew Police are continuing to investigate what led a man to shoot four rounds in the area of Irving Terrace.  Officers responded to the area for a report of shots fired around 1:30 a.m. More...

Letters to the Editor

As clock ticks, costs go up in Lancaster

Our Lancaster police do deserve a work environment more aesthetically pleasing than the present squalor-like environment they presently have to work in. It should not have taken eight years. More...

Taxpayer: Truth and transparency, please

Any similarity to the April 21 Lancaster Bee’s report on what took place at Monday evening’s (April 18) Town Board meeting is purely coincidental. Isn’t it time your readers got both sides of the story?  More...

Bee Heard

call: 632-0390

.I’m really sick and tired reading complaints about the Village of Depew police and DPW. They are not overpaid and are not underworked. The beginning of the problem would be our administrator, who makes over $82,000 a year plus benefits. More...

Education

School Calendar

Lancaster Public Schools  Thursday, April 28   MS spring concert #1, p.m.  Friday, April 29  HS battle of the bands, 7-10 p.m.  Monday, May 2  HS marching band booster meeting, 6:30 p.m.   More...

Prom dress drive nears

High schools girls from Erie County are invited to shop for a free prom dress during two events.  Shopping days will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, April 29, and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. More...

Lifestyles

Farmers market sprouts in village

The corner of Broadway Avenue and Aurora Street will soon serve as a weekend hub for neighbors to meet, buy local goods and enjoy the strong sense of community. More...

Erie County participates in drug drop-off day

Erie County has established nine sites for the National Prescription Drug Drop-Off Day. Over-the-counter and prescription drugs will be collected, with no questions asked.  More...

Senior News

All events (except where indicated) are held at the Town of Lancaster Senior Citizens Center, 100 Oxford Ave. To use the center, Lancaster residents need to have photo identification. For more information, call 685-3498.  Friday, April 29   More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 28 . 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...

Dance

thurs. 28 . Swing Dance Thursdays — Take lessons, 6:30 p.m. and then let loose on the dance floor, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 28 at the Polish Falcons Hall, 445 Columbia Ave., Depew: $. More...

Walking Tours

sun. 1 . Inside the Central Terminal — This abandoned train station evokes poignant memories of departure and reunion. More...