Weekly Feature



September 29, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Depew village vehicles to get GPS units

All Village of Depew vehicles will soon contain GPS units.  The Village Board approved the installations through Verizon at its meeting on Monday.  The idea came about after discussions with leaders of other municipalities, including Cheekt More...

Editorial

Jamey Rodemeyer can finally rest in peace

Bee Editorial

We didn’t know you, Jamey, but we grieve for you. The story of your short life and your unbelievably tragic death has affected those of us close to home and people across the country.  It’s jarred us. More...

Spindle items

COLLEEN FARRELL

DON’T SNOOZE — Here’s another way to get your child out of bed in the morning. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Sept. 30, 1886   More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.I read in the paper that the Village of Lancaster is going to begin tackling its rat problem. They hired someone five years ago to go around and remind residents how to prevent rats. More...

Education

School Calendar

Lancaster Public Schools   Friday, Sept. 30   MS welcome back dance, 7-9:30 p.m.  Monday, Oct. 3   HS marching band booster meeting, 6:30 p.m.   HS alcohol and drug awareness for athletes program, 7-8:30 p.m. More...

Sports

Lancers snap losing streak against O’Hara

Football

It was a long-time coming for the Lancers of St. Mary’s High School.  More...

Depew prepares for Alden

The Depew Wildcats are on a roll heading into the biggest game of their season so far.  More...

Lancaster aims to continue winning ways

Gymnastics

The tradition of excellence for the Lancaster girls gymnastics team continued in 2010.  The Lady Redskins won their 11th Sectional championship last season as they won for the fourth straight year last November. More...

Entertainment

Special Events

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Family Activities

thurs. 29 . 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...

Theater

thurs. 6 . Halloween Dreams — Winner of the Fourth International Playwriting Competition sponsored by Elmira College, the play tells the story of a small town family that gets caught-up in a murder mystery on Halloween. More...

Bullying

Lancaster, Depew offer programs to help students

Bullying isn’t going away — but something can be done about it, school officials say.  In the wake of the news that Jamey Rodemeyer, a 14-year-old Williamsville teen, committed suicide after being bullied, school districts are talkin More...

Business talk

More than 50 vendors participated in the Spotlight on Business trade show put on by the Lancaster Area Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday at the Lancaster Opera House. More...

Lancaster business owner asks for help with unruly crowd

A business owner asked the Lancaster Village Board for help on Monday. More...

Local News

Alumni give back to school district

As an employee of KeyBank, Scott Pease has worked with four interns from Lancaster High School’s Academy of Finance.  More...

Race set in new legislative district

Two familiar names in local political circles will face off at the polls next month.  Terry McCracken has received the Democratic nomination for the 8th District seat in the Erie County Legislature, while Republican Mike Cole won his party&rsquo More...

Depew recreation offers sport programs for fall

The Village of Depew Recreation Department is accepting registration for boys and girls basketball, co-ed soccer and Learn to Skate programs.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Fresh Air Fund thanks supporters

This year, 51 New York City children found out once again just how special summer is in Western New York.  Fresh Air Fund hosts, volunteers and local supporters dedicated their time and efforts to help these inner-city youths experience simple s More...

Incumbents show they can’t govern

I would like to be the first to respond to your challenge to “stick to the issues.” As a resident of Lancaster my whole life, I have sat on the sidelines and placed my faith in our elected officials. More...

Provide healthy foods at pantries

Local food pantries are requesting donations to replenish their stocks of food, clothing, personal care items or monetary aid. Those who run the pantries cite the economy for increased demands on their dwindling stock.  More...

Obituaries

Anthony Fumerelle, sports enthusiast, entrepreneur

Anthony Fumerelle, 81, formerly of Williamsville, died Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011.  Mr. Fumerelle was a veteran of the Korean War. More...

Louis Krygier, former Depew police chief

Louis Krygier, 73, of Valrico, Fla., formerly of Depew, died Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2011.  Mr. Krygier was born in Cheektowaga and resided in Depew from 1965 to 1997. He attended Bishop Ryan High School in Buffalo.  An Army veteran, Mr. More...

Lifestyles

Tricks are for Kids

Brothers, magicians focus on hocus-pocus

Top hats, tricks, rabbits and routines. Faster than you can say “abracadabra,” the Hamilton brothers make frowns disappear.  More...

Couple honeymoon in Cancun following ceremony on beach

Amanda Flewelling married Brian Juda during an afternoon ceremony on Saturday, July 2, 2011, on a white sand beach at Islas Mujeres, Mexico.  The bride is the daughter of Doris and Norm Flewelling of Depew. 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, Sept. 30   More...

Business

Expo provides everything baby

Anyone in the market for maternity and baby supplies should find everything needed at the fourth annual Western New York Pregnancy and Baby Expo.  The expo will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. More...

Events

Theatre panel to discuss money, morality   More...

Michaels draws deal with state

A legal settlement has brushed up $1 million worth of art supplies to be contributed to school districts across the state, including those in Cheektowaga.  The retail chain Michaels will contribute the supplies following an investigation by the More...