Weekly Feature

May 19, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Despite low turnout, budgets approved

Depew and Lancaster residents have returned some familiar faces to their respective boards of education, members who will start their new terms in July with multimillion-dollar budgets that were approved Tuesday by voters.  In Depew, just 983 vo More...

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CUTE COUPLE — Jill Sosnowski is assisted by her date Jake McNamara as they arrive at the Depew High School prom Friday, May 13. More...

Editorial

Committee’s sleight of hand costs residents

Bee Editorial

By pushing through the vote on Chairman Adam Perry’s map last Wednesday, the Erie County Legislature’s Advisory Committee on Reapportionment failed to provide the people a chance to weigh in.  More...

Spindle items

COLLEEN FARRELL

OUCH — You know the old tale about the rift between the postal worker and the dog? Well, apparently it’s true.  More...

Out of the Past

St. John’s

This is a sketch of St. John’s Lutheran Church, which traces its roots to the mid-1800s. The congregation became part of the United Lutheran Church in America in 1918. More...

Police Blotter

Woman steals $73 worth of mulch; lawn ornaments stolen

Lancaster  Monday, May 9   A woman was charged with aggravated Driving While Intoxicated because she had her child in the car under the age of 16. More...

Obituaries

Death notices

ACQUISTO, Donna, of Dunedin, Fla., died Tuesday, May 10, 2011. She is survived by her husband, Charles; sons, Angelo and Charles; daughter, Julie Merlino; and two grandchildren. Services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Friday, May 20, at St. More...

Sports

Romano, Nowak heading back to State Tourney

Golf

The rain, the cold and the wind could not stop Andrew Romano or Austin Nowak Monday at Diamond Hawk Golf Course in Cheektowaga. More...

Depew softball clinches division title

Depew’s senior group was finally rewarded for their hard work last week as the Wildcats clinched the ECIC III division title with a 12-1 win over Springville last Wednesday.  More...

Kranz, Chowaniec waiting out the rain

Boys Tennis

The Lancaster boys tennis team looks real strong heading into the finals of the ECIC Championships. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Our Lady of Pompeii plans open house   Our Lady of Pompeii is having an open house from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 19. More...

Entertainment

Special Events

fri. 20 .Amherst Dusk to Dawn Relay — Eleventh annual Amherst Youth Foundation and Amherst Youth & Recreation sponsored fundraiser featuring a 12-hour Relay with non-stop entertainment, food and fun, 7 p.m. More...

Art

thurs. 19 . Visions of Greater Buffalo — As it has every two years since 2005, CEPA Gallery invited 100 individuals with unique community perspectives to take up single-use Kodak cameras.  More...

Family Activities

fri. 20 . Spring Carnival — Rides, games, food and vendors, 5 p.m. Friday, May 20 in the parking lot of Northtown Plaza, 3097 Sheridan Dr., Amherst; $. sat.  More...

Lancaster, Depew play ball for breast cancer research

Traditional rivals Lancaster and Depew will team up on the softball diamond in the Second Annual “Strikeout Cancer Game” on Friday at 4:30 at Lancaster High School. More...

Reapportionment

County committee passes plan

The work of the Advisory Committee on Reapportionment is done.  (See editorial on page four)  But a lingering bad taste sticks in the mouths of Democrats who feel they have been railroaded.  More...

Come ‘sale’ away at Lancaster Village Wide Garage Sale

It’s garage sale season, and there’s nothing better than gathering the unwanted goods you’ve collected while spring cleaning and getting a little extra money for them.  From 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. More...

Local News

Author confronts OCD in published memoir

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

“Step on a crack, break your mother’s back” was more than just a silly childhood rhyme for Neil O’Donnell. He became fixated on the saying in his youth.  More...

Dems endorse Poloncarz

Erie County Democrats on Tuesday officially threw their weight behind Mark Poloncarz in his quest to become Erie County executive.  Len Lenihan, Erie County Democratic Party chairman, announced that the party’s executive committee had una More...

Depew changes student participation policy

Students in the Depew Union Free School District who want to participate in sports and clubs have some new rules to follow.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Sidewalk program has been a success

In 2003, many Lancaster Village residents received letters notifying them that they needed to repair or replace their sidewalks due to hazardous conditions. More...

Thank you, Lancaster-Depew

Each Wednesday at noon during the season of Lent, Christians in our area gathered for a worship service and a time of shared fellowship over lunch. More...

Bee Heard

call: 632-0390

.Well, it’s the second week of May, and the potholes are ever-present in our village. Please attend to the pothole at the intersection of Pleasant Avenue and Central Avenue.  More...

Education

School news

St. Francis High School in Athol Springs awarded first honors to: Troy J. Roncone, Luke D. Cichocki, Ryan M. Jank, Patrick M. Loecher, Nathan M. Nasternak, Ryan N. Sobczak and Richard P. Luczak and second honors to: Dominic B. Mendola, Aaron T. More...

Save the date for LHS Class of 1991 reunion

The Lancaster High School Class of 1991 is planning its 20th reunion from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, at Salvatore’s Italian Gardens on Transit Road in Depew. More...

DEPEW HIGH SCHOOL Junior/Senior PROM2011

Stephanie Marlinski, left, and Rachael Cardinal pose for a photograph taken by Brooke Nolan in the lobby before the start of the prom. Jordan Hammer, left, Miranda Rich, Andrea McCarty and Andrew Senseney were among the attendees. More...

Lifestyles

Making a house a home

Homeless youth find support, direction

Growing up, many of us had a place we called “home sweet home.” A place where someone would greet us with open arms, offer a shoulder to cry on after a bad day or a plate of cookies to celebrate a good test score. More...

Tuning in for insight

‘Readio’ service celebrates milestone

Cataracts, glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy. These are some of the eye conditions affecting many individuals, having an impact on how and what they see every time they open their eyes.  More...

In the news

Amy Michelle Stypa, 23, of Lancaster has been accepted into the Peace Corps and has been placed in Panama, where she will take part in pre-service training as a Community Environmental Peace Corps volunteer. More...

Business

Chamber of Commerce opens house to all

The Lancaster Area Chamber of Commerce is holding an open house next week for members and those thinking about joining the organization.  More...

Events

Marketing execs to hear speaker at Salvatore’s   More...

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MUSIC LESSON — Rudy Tichy, owner of Twin Village Music store on Central Avenue in the Village of Lancaster, welcomed Lancaster Cadette Girl Scout Troop 31311 to his store in order for the membe More...