Weekly Feature

September 22, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Depew tries different approaches to lift student achievement

The Depew Board of Education heard at its Tuesday meeting from administrators about two programs designed to bolster student achievement.  Assistant Superintendent Susan Frey outlined the district’s Response to Intervention plan, the resul More...

Cupboards nearly bare at food pantries

¦ Donations, money sorely needed at three sites

The three food pantries that serve Lancaster and Depew are resembling Mother Hubbard’s cupboard, their volunteers say.  Those who run St. More...

Editorial

Local businesses mean more than you may think

Bee Editorial

We’ve all heard the old saying, “You don’t know what you’ve got until it’s gone.” That saying can be especially important in the case of local businesses.  More...

Spindle items

COLLEEN FARRELL

SOAP — Last Wednesday was a rare day. I made it home before 4 p.m. and caught the end of “General Hospital.”  More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Sept. More...

Police Blotter

Man can’t find way back to Orchard Park, charged with DWI

Depew  Saturday, Sept. 3   A driver who passed through a red light on Dick Road was stopped by police and subsequently determined to be intoxicated. He had a .17 blood alcohol level and was charged with DWI.  Sunday, Sept. 4  More...

Obituaries

Deaths

TOMAKA, Michael A., of Cheektowaga, died Friday, Sept. 16, 2011. Mr. Tomaka is survived by his father, Andrew; wife, Beverly (nee Blarr); one son, Kevin; one daughter, Amy Kornacki; three grandchildren; one brother, Paul; and one sister, Karen Wnuk. More...

Sports

St. Mary’s looks to rebound against rivals at O’Hara

Football

Dave Hersey considers himself to be a guarded optimist, so he is looking forward to see what his St. Mary’s of Lancaster football team can do when they visit Cardinal O’Hara at 2 p.m. Saturday in Tonawanda.  More...

Wiatrowksi, Geary named Athletes of the Week

Kyle Wiatrowski, of the boys soccer team, and Jessica Geary, of the girls field hockey team, have been named the Lancaster High School Block L Athletes of the Week for Sept. More...

Youngsters set to lead Lady Redskins in new season

Girls Swimming

2010 was a rebuilding year for the Lancaster girls swimming team. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Native American history, culture workshop set   More...

Business

Get to know your local businesses

¦ Trade show will feature variety of vendors

The Lancaster Area Chamber of Commerce wants the community to become more familiar with itself and its members.  That is why it is holding an inaugural trade show from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. More...

1st Source Servall’s Depew operations to grow

The Depew call center of 1st Source Servall expects to see an increase in its workforce.  The increase is due to the company’s growth. More...

Basil Dealership developing property in Depew

Joe Basil Chevrolet, 5077 Transit Road, Depew, has doubled its volume of sales since 2008 and increased its employee count by nearly 50 men and women during that time. This growth has necessitated a $2 million renovation at that facility.  More...

Bee Commentary

I was bullied in high school, but everyone bullied 'Bobby'

The issue of bullying made a terribly strong return to the spotlight this week when 14-year-old Jamey Rodemeyer concluded he could no longer face the dawn of another day and took his own life. More...

Police station, court building progressing

So far, so good.  That was the message at Monday’s Lancaster Town Board meeting from Gwen Howard, a project manager and associate with Foit-Albert, the firm designing the new police and court building.  More...

Photo

WALKING TO HELP — Annina Zheng-Hardy, left, and Inbal Fischer, both of East Amherst, rest after participating in Farm Sanctuary’s Walk For Farm Animals Saturday at Como Lake Park in Lanca More...

Local News

Volunteer firefighter honored for contributions

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Mark J. Lawniczak has been serving his community for three decades, and his efforts were recently recognized.  More...

Civil War weekend planned at Hull House

Soldiers will invade the Hull Family Home & Farmstead during the annual Civil War Living History Weekend on Saturday, Sept. 24, and Sunday, Sept. 25.  Civil War Candlelight Tours will be conducted at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 24. More...

Photo

HISTORY LESSON — Pam Davison, left, Kate Scibilia, Donna Schmidle and Dianna Cummings portray members of a women’s anti-slavery group at an abolition picnic and re-enactment held at the H More...

Letters to the Editor

Collins hasn’t helped Erie County

Chris Collins started the year with more than a million dollars in his re-election coffer. He will raise even more as his wealthy friends host big money fundraisers for him. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Does the Village of Lancaster have enough money to plow its streets?  .I live off of Butler in the Town of Lancaster, and I want to thank the recreation department for doing such an excellent job maintaining our entrance and our retention pond. More...

Education

SCHOOL CALENDAR

Lancaster Public SchoolsFriday, Sept. 23 HV spirit day, sports themeSaturday, Sept. 24 HS marching band competition at Medina, 6 p.m.Sunday, Sept. More...

Lifestyles

ROCKIN' lockers

Students think outside the box, spice up their spaces

A lex Colarte stood at his locker, surrounded by several friends, and placed a triangular party hat on his head.  “Today is my birthday,” he said, explaining why dozens of snack-size Twix and Kit Kat candy bars were sporadically tape More...

Library News

Preschool Storytime - At 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays through Sept. 27 for children ages 3 to 5 with a parent or guardian.  Toddler Time— At 10:30 a.m. Fridays through Sept. 30 for children ages 2 to 3 with parent or guardian.  More...

On the campus

Stephanie Dukat, a graduate of Lancaster High School, received the James Lombardo Sr. Award at Buffalo State College for her outstanding artwork. Dukat is majoring in ceramics and art education. More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 22   After-School Escape — Children, grades K-5, are invited to enjoy a one-hour program for kids featuring a different, fun, outdoor activity each week, 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. More...

Special Events

fri. 23   PosiPalooza — Join the folks of 1st Pres for a family-friendly event featuring Jana Stanfield, Daniel Nahmod, Sue Riley and Richard Mekdeci, 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23 at First Presbyterian Church, 2085 Union Road, West Seneca; $. More...

Festivals

fri. 23-sun. 25   More...