Weekly Feature

May 5, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Guitar heroes

Chris Allen on guitar and Dave Forsyth, drums, members of “Save This Dance” perform during Battle of the Bands at Lancaster High School April 29. More...

Editorial

Add your name to end an epidemic

Bee Editorial

Families Against Texting While Driving, like many other advocacy groups, was born out of tragedy and heartache.  Kelly Cline’s staunch efforts to ban the highly-dangerous and deadly habit that claimed the life of her son are admirable. More...

Spindle items

COLLEEN FARRELL

THE OTHER FOUR-LETTER WORD — I’ve shared with you before about my struggles with math. I can only remember a few lessons that I enjoyed: trigonometry, algebra and the multiplication tables. (I’m good at memorization.)  More...

Out of the Past

Back then

This is a front view of the original School Street School building in Lancaster, which was built in 1873. The school was built because the town was experiencing rapid growth in the industries of railroad, glass works and grain mills. More...

Police Blotter

Man enters wrong house, throws oven grates

Lancaster  Friday, April 22   An employee at the post office on Broadway reported several white landscaping stones had been thrown at the building, putting a hole in a window.  Monday, April 25   More...

Bee Heard

call: 632-0390

.There is a very large and bright sign on Broadway just before you enter the village, and it states something very kinky: “Couples massage on Mother’s Day.” Well, my child wanted to know what a couples massage is, and it sounds terr More...

Sports

McLaughlin selected in USHL’s first round

Dylan McLaughlin’s dream has always been to play the highest possible level of hockey. More...

Depew grabs hold of first place in division

Softball

Everything appears to be falling into place for the Depew Wildcats so far in the 2011 season.  More...

Hot bats keep Wildcats undefeated

Baseball

The Depew Wildcats baseball team couldn’t have asked for a much better start. The Wildcats haven’t been able to get out on the field as much as they anticipated, but they have finished four games and sport an impressive 4-0 record. More...

Entertainment

Special Events

thurs. 5 . Caritas Awards Dinner — The annual Brothers of Mercy Campus Foundation fundraiser, 6-9 p.m. Thursday, May 5 at Salvatore’s Italian Restaurant, 6461 Genesee St., Lancaster; $. 759-7808 fri.  More...

Holiday

sat. 7 . Mother’s Day at the Gardens — Come celebrate Mother’s Day under the dome with the Buffalo Indie Market and B&EC Botanical Gardens. More...

Art

thurs. 5 . Sammie Noeson — A photography exhibit by the artist, opens 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 5 and continues through Friday, May 13 at Carnegie Art Center, 240 Goundry St., N.  More...

Residents want input on police station

A public meeting by Town of Lancaster officials has left some residents feeling shut out of what will be one of the town’s largest and costliest public projects.  More...

School budget draws little public comment

The sparse attendance at Depew’s Board of Education meeting Tuesday was a sign, one board member said, that the community is pleased with the way the district is going and its proposed spending plan for next year.  More...

Bin Laden’s death met by surprise, new questions

Gary Kadow loves being retired and living in The Villages, the sprawling Florida development home to more than 80,000 seniors. More...

Local News

Second-grader wins state handwriting contest

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

If Andrew Filby decides to become a doctor, he might very well be the first to write a prescription legibly.  The 8-year-old second-grader at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament School in Depew has some of the best handwriting in the state for his More...

Depew to crack down on traffic enforcement

Drivers of Depew, consider this your warning.  The Depew Police Department will be conducting several selective traffic enforcement details throughout May.  More...

Man pleads guilty to vehicular assault

A Lancaster man who was high on drugs pleaded guilty to striking an elderly man with his vehicle last fall.  David Waldroff of 22 Gordon Ave. appeared in Supreme Court Judge Russell P. More...

Letters to the Editor

Wine tasting event is a bargain

Wine, Wheels and Song, sponsored by the WNY Railway Historical Society, will benefit the Lehigh Valley Historic Site on South Long Street, Williamsville — specifically, the restoration of the 1937 caboose moved to the site in June 2010.  More...

Town not honest on police station

I need to share the following story with my fellow citizens of Lancaster. As usual, I attended and filmed a Town Board meeting on April 7, 2003, at which Supervisor Giza announced the purchase of the Colecraft warehouse at 3949 Walden Ave. More...

Good business isn’t good politics

I would like to make a plea to the citizens of Erie County and specifically, my hometown of Lancaster, to investigate the alleged surplus being cleverly advertised by some of our county officials. More...

Education

Depew Middle posts honor roll

The following students have been named to the honor roll at Depew Middle School for the third quarter of the 2010-11 school year. Grade 6 More...

SCHOOL CALENDAR

Lancaster Public Schools  Thursday, May 5   Middle school spring concert #3, 7 p.m.  JAS art show/ice cream social, 7 p.m.  Friday, May 6   CT kindergarten Mother’s Day tea  Saturday, May 7   More...

Lifestyles

A‘Wheel’ good time

Fundraising event committed to buying new ride

What do you get when you mix a fundraising event with a group of warmhearted individuals wanting to help a childhood friend who has inspired them with her humbling attitude? The “Kate’s Wheels” project.  More...

Spring offers gifts of beauty, lessons

TOM LEBEAU

Spring is finally here. I was thinking about spring and flowers, something that always adorns sanctuaries on Easter morning. I found a quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson: “The earth laughs in flowers.” I think that is so beautiful.  More...

Library News

Preschool storytime for 3-5-year-olds will be offered at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesdays through May 10.  Toddler time for 2-3-year-olds will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Fridays through May 13.  More...

Business

Chamber of Commerce plans networking events

The Lancaster Area Chamber of Commerce, which serves Lancaster, Depew and Elma, will hold its weekly Morning Business Exchange Networking meeting every Wednesday at 8 a.m. at Forestview Restaurant, 4781 Transit Road, Depew. More...

Events

SCORE to host government networking event   More...

Lancaster’s DECA adviser honored

Lori Piotrowski, Lancaster High School DECA adviser, was recently awarded an honorary lifetime membership by New York State for her dedication and achievement within the DECA organization.  More...