Weekly Feature

January 12, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

William Street adds ‘rigor’ to math program

What do you get when you add elevated expectations to a middle school math curriculum? The answer: further shifts to align students with state mandates.  More...

Editorial

Letter to teacher is a reminder to say thanks

Bee Editorial

Theresa Lund taught music for 48 years, 38 of them at Hillview Elementary School in Lancaster.  She contacted the Bee Group Newspapers recently because she received a letter from one of her former students that touched her heart. More...

Spindle items

HOLLY SCHIFERLE

LOOKING BACK, LOOKING AHEAD — It is true what is said about the greatest education being the one we receive not in the classroom, but through living. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Jan. 13, 1887   The roads are drifted quite badly.  Mrs. Logan has been granted a pension of $2,000.  Hastrich Bros. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

. For Village of Lancaster Mayor Cansdale and Village Board, I’m appalled to learn that our village has to go to great lengths to keep a 25-year-old snowplow truck running. Where is taxpayer money going? More...

Education

Depew High School posts honor roll

The following students have been named to the honor roll for the first quarter of the 2011-12 school year. Grade 9 More...

Sports

Youngsters step up for Redskins in January

Wrestling

The Lancaster Redskins’ wrestling team finally appears to be on the right track at the start of the new year. More...

Young Wildcats rally after winless start

Girls Basketball

After a tough, 0-4 start to the 2011-12 season, the Depew Lady Wildcats have righted the ship to start play in the new year. After the four consecutive losses to begin the year, Depew won four straight between Dec. 22 and Jan. More...

Lady Redskins remain unbeaten

The new year has brought no new changes for the Lancaster High School girls basketball team. More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 12 . 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, Jan. More...

Film/Video

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Literature

thurs. 12 .Spit at Spot — Open mic poetry night hosted by Brown Sugar, 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 12 at Spot Coffee, 227 Delaware Ave., Buffalo; Free. 818-3739 tues.  More...

Depew deems two properties unsafe

¦ Board also puts off action on Olmstead Avenue spelling

The Village Board moved forward Monday on one of Depew’s newest laws in an effort to target unsafe buildings.  The law, passed in July, gives the village more power when it comes to getting such structures cleaned up, or, if necessary, dem More...

Village resident concerned over ‘rift’ between town, village

A new year has brought new beginnings to Lancaster, especially with Dino Fudoli taking over as the new town supervisor. But one Village of Lancaster resident hopes the new year brings a new partnership between the village and town.  More...

Local News

Adolescent mental health topic of parent forum

An upcoming program aims to address the struggles of teenage depression and what parents can do to help their children.  “Out of the Darkness: A Parent Forum on Adolescent Depression and Suicide Awareness” will be held from 6:30 to 8 More...

Photo

Lisa Miller, a registered dental hygienist, and her helper, Dudley, recently taught oral health techniques to second-graders, including Christine Wolford, at St. Mary’s Elementary School. More...

Charity events planned at Lancaster High School

The Lancaster High School Leadership Academy is showing the community it cares.  From Monday, Jan. 16, through Friday, Jan. More...

Letters to the Editor

Marching band a success story

Once again, I’m amazed at all that the Lancaster High School has to offer, specifically in the music department.  More...

Police Blotter

Unsafe lane changes lead to DWI charge

Depew  Tuesday, Jan. 3   Police responded to Olmstead Avenue after a man reported his girlfriend’s son broke the cover of the thermostat and damaged the wall. He was charged with fourth-degree criminal mischief.  More...

Obituaries

James E. Green, tool and die maker

James E. Green, 77, of Lancaster, died Friday, Dec. 16, 2011.  Mr. Green graduated from Lancaster High School and later joined the U.S. Army, from which he was honorably discharged.  He was employed at Scott Aviation Corp. More...

Death Notices

JASICZEK, Clara, of Lancaster, died Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, at the Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Transit Road. A luncheon will follow.   More...

Lifestyles

A passion for writing

WNY Romance Writers share their love of the genre

From contemporary, realistic love stories to the fantastical paranormal romances made famous by “Twilight,” to love stories set in Scottish castles, romance has been an enduringly popular genre for decades.  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, Jan. 13   More...

Library News

Friends of the Lancaster Library will meet at 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 12.  More...

Business

Scholarship available for college females

The American Business Women’s Association Western New York Charter Chapter 5037 is accepting applications for the 2012 Stephen Bufton Memorial Educational Fund $2,000 national scholarship grant.  More...

BBB warns business owners of ongoing email scam

Hundreds of calls are coming in to the Better Business Bureau confirming the email scam using the BBB’s name and logo continues to proliferate across North America, even to some overseas addresses. More...

Energy help available for low-income households

To help larger numbers of low-income households cut their energy bills in the coming year, funding for EmPower New York will increase by $18 million, providing a total of $46 million in 2012, according to the New York State Energy Research and Develo More...