Weekly Feature

May 12, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Lancaster residents deserve more from Town Board

Bee Editorial

Residents who show up for municipal meetings are the responsible ones. They want to know what’s going on in their communities.  More...

Spindle items

COLLEEN FARRELL

KUDOS — Congratulations to Lancaster Central School District, which is one of 51 districts in New York State and one of 172 school districts across the country to be named a Best Community for Music Education by the nonprofit National Associati More...

Out of the Past

Lancaster volunteers

This open-cab pumper was used by the Lancaster Fire Dept. back in the day. The department was founded in the 1870s. Do you have a memory of the Lancaster or Depew area you would like to share with Bee readers?  More...

Obituaries

Death notices

JANISH, Evelyn M., of Depew, died Tuesday, May 3, 2011. She is survived by her husband, Kenneth; two daughters, Evelyn L. Janish and Mary K. Towles; one grandchild and two great-grandchildren. More...

Sports

Depew softball clinches tie for division title

The Depew Wildcats sit just one win away from accomplishing something they haven’t done in a few years; win an outright ECIC III division title.  More...

St. Mary’s can’t hold lead against Canisius

Baseball

For whatever reason, the Canisius Crusaders always seem to get the best of the St. Mary’s Lancers on the baseball diamond. St. More...

Wildcats claw towards first place

It was an up and down week for the Depew Wildcats baseball team. Rob Parry’s club split four league games between Tuesday and Thursday. More...

Business

Bidjov earns certification

George Bidjov, a financial representative from New England Financial of Upstate New York in Williamsville, has been authorized by the Certified Financial Board of Standards to utilize the CFP designation in his practice.  More...

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SMALL BUSINESS WEEK — County Executive Chris Collins issued a proclamation declaring May 9-13 “Small Business Week” in Erie County. The U.S. More...

Events

BNSME schedules meeting at Salvatore’s   More...

Lancaster school budget passes by close margin

Voters supported Superintendent Edward Myszka's as well as two propositions. More...

Budget, board seats, improvement projects up for vote in Depew

Depew Union Free School District residents will vote on Superintendent Jeffrey Rabey’s proposed $37,872,147 budget for next year on Tuesday, May 17.  More...

Poloncarz: ‘Collins has failed’

The first salvo of what is sure to be a lengthy and heated battle over the Erie County executive seat came from Democratic challenger Mark Poloncarz Saturday.  The Erie County comptroller announced his candidacy in his hometown of Lackawanna, th More...

Local News

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SCARY LESSON — Emergency crews work to free passengers during a simulated auto accident staged by the Depew police and fire departments and Lancaster Volunteer Ambulance Corps behind Depew High More...

Town honors Arbor Day poster contest winners

The Town of Lancaster honored several young people for winning a poster contest as part of its recent Arbor Day celebration.  Victoria Jasinski, a fifth-grader at St. Mary’s Elementary, won first place. More...

Investigation continues into illegal spas

Several area businesses described by police as “Asian spas” have been shut down as a result of a multi-jurisdictional investigation into human trafficking and prostitution.  Eight search warrants were simultaneously served on May 2 b More...

Letters to the Editor

Headline praised

I simply cannot resist extending kudos for The Bee’s headline atop David Sherman’s May 4 column: “What went through bin Laden’s mind when U.S. pulled the trigger?”  The answer, quite unequivocally, is a bullet. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.I appreciate the ads that Jack Davis is running for the 26th congressional district. His ads are very positive and upbeat. More...

Education

School Calendar

Lancaster Public Schools  Thursday, May 12   CT art show, ice cream social, theme basket auction  CP PTO executive board meeting 6 p.m., PTO meeting 7 p.m.  Friday, May 13   More...

Lifestyles

The art of collaboration

Vacant office space becomes student art gallery

A llie Warmus moved aside, away from the doorway in the second room of the newly-renovated gallery space at 11 West Main St. and smiled.  “My box spring is here,” she laughed.  More...

Veterans outreach event nears

A veterans outreach event is planned for 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. More...

Library News

Lapsit storytime for ages 3 months to 23 months will be offered at 10:30 a.m. on Fridays through May 20.  Computer Training - Internet Basics will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 21.  More...

Entertainment

Special Events

thurs. 12 . The Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum open house— The museum will host a free open house so members of the local community can learn more about the museum’s mission and services to the public, 6-8 p.m.  More...

Concerts

thurs. 12 .A special evening at the Hotel California as former Eagles lead guitarist, Don Felder plays solo, 8:30 p.m. Thursday, May 12 at 9 p.m.  More...

Art

fri. 13 .Alex Young — Opening reception of Young’s World Shaving exhibit with artist talk, 8 p.m. Friday, May 13 at Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, 341 Delaware Ave., Buffalo; $.  More...