Weekly Feature

November 3, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Sertoma Club to dissolve

¦ Members blame lack of interest, money, for decision

Their mission was simple, but the effects were so much more.  Whether it was sponsoring an essay contest, raising money for medical supplies, or throwing a Christmas party, Lancaster-Depew Sertoma Club members were behind the effort.  &ldqu More...

Editorial

Justice Department grants are a mystery

The media are often criticized for publicizing negative news and overlooking the good things.  The Bee strives to do both. We thought we had a positive story when the office of U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul Jr. issued a press release Oct. More...

Spindle items

COLLEEN FARRELL

RUSH — Is anybody else getting excited?  More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Nov. 4, 1886   The election in this village passed off more quietly than usual. In this district there were 373 votes cast, the Democrats receiving a majority, ranging from 33 for District Attorney to 3 for Congress.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.There were several trees cut down on Broadway over the last few years. Why aren’t they being replaced by village crews? We have no problem cutting down trees, but we have a problem putting them back in the village. More...

Education

School Calendar

Depew Public Schools  Friday, Nov. 4  Registration deadline for December SAT and ACT  Saturday, Nov. More...

Lifestyles

Jazzy, snazzy, country with a KICK

Line dancing team gives boredom the boot

Their boots are made for walking, dancing and entertaining, and that’s just what they do.  The members of the Hot Country Liners  Dance Team do what they love and love what they do. More...

CLERGY C OLUM N

The challenge and blessing of new seasons REV. SHIRLEY DAVIDSON

I have so enjoyed the light and warmth of our summer days this year. Even when my calendar turned from August to September and then on into October, summer’s bounty continued to spill its good gifts into daily life. More...

School news

Students at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament School at St. Martha’s Parish held a walk-a-thon and collected donations of food and monies Oct. 19. More than 700 nonperishable items and $2,248.50 was collected for St. More...

Entertainment

Film/Video

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Art

fri. 4 . Duet — A new exhibition of work by Buffalo artists Gene Witkowski and Viktoria Ciostek, a small selection of work by two Buffalo photographers from their extensive portfolios.  More...

Theater

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Town, county elections set for Tuesday

Voters will have a bevy of choices on Election Day.  Perhaps the most watched races are for supervisor in the towns of Lancaster and Cheektowaga. More...

Spooky night

Logan Batt, 9 months, peeks out from his Batman mask while holding his mom’s hand during the Halloween parade down Central Avenue in the Village of Lancaster Sunday. More...

Redskins band takes top honors in state

The Lancaster Redskins Marching Band took flight last weekend, winning first place in its class to earn its first state championship.  And it was done with birds.  Inspired by Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Birds,” more than 100 More...

Local News

Photo

GIVING BACK — Senior Carson Hensley braves her first donation on Friday as Terri Gannon, supervisor of operations for the American Red Cross, draws her blood during Lancaster High School’ More...

Depew man’s death ruled an accident

Autopsy results have determined that a man whose body was found in Depew over the weekend died after an accident.  Bruce Petz, 41, of Depew was discovered in a creekbed along Olmstead Avenue, near Transit Road, by neighborhood residents at appro More...

Door-to-door food drive planned in village

The Protective Hose Company of the Lancaster Fire Department and Cub Scout Pack 236 will go door to door later this month as part of their annual food drive.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Light rail system could link to Falls

I agreed with David Sherman’s take on the Light Rail Rapid Transit through Amherst to UB North. More...

Police Blotter

Intoxicated man told not to drive, does so anyway

Depew  Wednesday, Oct. 19    A Walden Avenue store manager reported that a semi struck a sign in the parking lot, heavily damaging it.  Monday, Oct. 24   More...

Obituaries

Larry Homer Erickson, poet, blood donor, veteran

Larry Homer Erickson, 74, of Depew, died Friday, Oct. 7, 2011.  Mr. Erickson was born in Bradford, Pa., and graduated from Depew High School. He was a sergeant first class in the National Guard and Army Reserve and served for 21 years. More...

Sports

Depew advances to Section VI Class B final for first time since 2007

Football

The goal from the very start of practice for the Depew Wildcats was to reach Ralph Wilson Stadium for the Section VI Class B championship game. More...

Lancaster closes season with win over Amherst

After their heartbreaking loss to Kenmore West in the Section VI Class AA quarterfinals, the Lancaster Redskins regrouped to play one more game last Wednesday in a consolation matchup on the road against Amherst at Dimp Wagner Stadium.  More...

St. Mary’s to face Bishop Timon in MMA semifinals

All season long the St. Mary’s Lancers have known where they would end up for the start of the Monsignor Martin Association playoffs. With the new league format in the MMA and the schedule the Lancers play, St. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Pet loss support group plans meetings   The Empty Leash Pet Loss Support Group offers meetings open to the public from 5:30 to 7 p.m. the first and third Thursdays each month at Life Transitions Center, 150 Bennett Road, Cheektowaga. More...

Business

Collins to headline Industrial Forum

The Lancaster Industrial Development Agency and the Lancaster Area Chamber of Commerce are planning the next installment of the Industrial Forum Series for Wednesday, Nov. 16.  More...

Photo

WELL-READ — Anthony Chen from Met Life reads “Llama, Llama Red Pajama!” by Anna Dewdney to an audience of kindergartners to fourth-graders on Oct. More...

Conference on fetal alcohol spectrum disorders planned

A conference on “Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders: Success by Working Differently NOT Harder” will be held this month in Depew.  Presented by Diane Malbin, the conference is intended for providers who work with students, patients and More...