Weekly Feature

February 16, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Everyone has a say in school budget process

Bee Editorial

When May rolls around, and it’s time to vote on school budgets, remember that you had your chance to have a say in what you will pay in taxes, the instruction your children receive, and the programs your district offers.  More...

Spindle items

COLLEEN FARRELL

GIVING BACK — For one week last month, Lancaster High School students and staff dressed in pink, orange, purple and white and bought ribbons of remembrance and beverages at the building’s sporting events.  More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Feb. 17, 1887   Did you get a valentine?  The auction season is here.  The Lenten season begins Feb. More...

Police Blotter

Police attempt to pull over woman who keeps driving

Depew  Monday, Jan. 30   An officer witnesses a suspicious man walking in between two houses on Penora Street. When he approached the suspect, he displayed a large dagger in a threatening manner. More...

Sports

Pair of Redskins earn sectional titles at Lake Shore

Wrestling

The Lancaster Redskins were able to turn out two champions at the Section VI Wrestling Championships last Saturday at Lake Shore High School.  Lancaster finished sixth overall as a team with 105 points in part because of the championship perform More...

St. Mary’s DiPirro wins State Catholic Championship

All the hard work paid off again for St. Mary’s Kyle DiPirro on Sunday.  More...

Lancers celebrate senior night with big win

Boys Basketball

The seniors on the St. Mary’s of Lancaster boys basketball team went out in style on Tuesday night in their final home game.  St. Mary’s hosted Archbishop Walsh, the team that handed the Lancers their last defeat on Jan. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Village Citizen’s Party plans event   More...

Entertainment

Art

fri. 17 . Line & Shadow — Figure drawings by local artists opens 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16 at Artsphere Studio & Gallery, 466 Amherst St., Buffalo; Free. More...

Family Activities

thurs. 16 . Diary of a Wimpy Kid Activity — This after school special, inspired by Greg of wimpy kid fame, features reading, games and crafts, 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. More...

Festivals

sat. 18 . The Three Stooges Film Festival — Hey Curly! Hey Larry! Hey Moe! For one night only there is a Stooge Fest going on with a Mighty Wurlitzer theatre organ concert opening the show, 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. More...

Lee Street to get sewer system upgrades

Residents of the Lee Street neighborhood have been complaining for years that when heavy rains come, they have to contend with flooding in their basements and damaged property.  More...

Lancaster considering sharing assessor with Town of Clarence

The Town of Lancaster will soon be without its own assessor, which is prompting Supervisor Dino Fudoli to explore sharing those services with the Town of Clarence.  More...

Depew firefighter wounded in Afghanistan

Depew resident Brian Foote is recovering from injuries he sustained while serving in the U.S. Army in Afghanistan last month.  More...

Local News

Longtime football coach wins award

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Bob Mullen, the defensive coordinator for the Nichols School varsity football team, has been named the 2011 assistant coach of the year by Crosstraining Football.  The award is named for longtime Iroquois assistant coach Dave Stepien and was pre More...

LEAF plans family fun day

The nonprofit Lancaster Educational and Alumni Foundation, which benefits Lancaster schools and students, will host its second annual Family Fun Day at Chuck E. Cheese’s, 4408 Milestrip Road, Buffalo, from 3 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21.  More...

Town hosting seminar for landlords

As the Cheektowaga Town Board continues to work on drafting a landlord licensing policy, Supervisor Mary Holtz has arranged a seminar designed to empower landlords in dealing with unruly tenants.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Be patient with bridge repairs

I understand that the Cemetery and Pavement Road bridge reconstruction projects are an inconvenience to all, but I am speaking to the many people who have to use the Nichter Road detour. First of all, the speed limit is 35 mph, not 50 mph. More...

Openness critical for school districts

I want to thank The Bee for your recent editorial highlighting the changes in the Open Meetings law.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

. I am a resident of Newell Avenue in the Village of Lancaster. I am disappointed in the sewer work. This project didn’t have to be done in the winter months; all we have are stones, mud and a mess here. More...

Lifestyles

THE YEAR OF THE 'GIRL'

Scouts honor, celebrate 100 years

A promise of service and a law valuing honesty, respect and strength has been practiced by millions of Girl Scouts across the country.  And this year, they celebrate the organization’s centennial.  More...

On the campus

Anthony DiRienzo, a senior physical education major from Lancaster and a 2008 graduate of Lancaster High School, was named to the dean’s list at Cortland State University for the fall 2011 semester.  More...

Simme-Hattler

Kim Kegler of Williamsville and Jeff Simme of Lancaster announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessica M. Simme, to William F. Hattler, son of Carol Malaney of Cheektowaga and William Hattler of Lancaster.  More...

Business

Handbag Happy Hour will benefit agency that helps women find success

Handbag Happy Hour will offer women the chance to shop for a stylish handbag while also contributing to the efforts of the Everywoman Opportunity Center Inc.  More...

Events

VA to host employment, education fair   More...

Scholarships available to college students

The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo’s 2012 competitive scholarship application is now available online at www.cfgb.org and can be submitted until March 1.  Competitive scholarships are primarily awarded to undergraduate college st More...