Weekly Feature



March 8, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Father personifies reason to get involved

Bee Editorial

The world could use more people like Charlie Markel. The Cheektowaga town councilman has earned a reputation as a straight shooter and holds the respect of people on both sides of the political aisle. More...

Spindle items

COLLEEN FARRELL

HAIR — I’ve never considered myself a vain person, but when it comes to my hair, I will do all I can to keep it under control.  More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago March 10, 1887   Beautiful spring weather.  President Cleveland will be fifty years old on Friday, the 18th.  A beautiful rain-bow was seen Friday morning between eight and nine o’clock.  How about sending the More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.I recently paid my taxes and noticed the deplorable condition of the windows at the town clerk’s office. More...

Obituaries

Rev. Kenneth Geyer, Order of St. Benedict

The Rev. Kenneth Geyer, 84, of Belmont Abbey, N.C., formerly of Lancaster, died Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012. Rev. Geyer was born in Lancaster; professed as a monk on July 11, 1946; and was ordained as a priest on June 13, 1953. More...

Lifestyles

‘‘Canaan’’ in Depew

High school presents a musical of biblical proportions

KK evin Stevens knows what it’s like to be the youngest sibling. That is why the Depew High School senior is the perfect fit to play Joseph in this week’s musical production of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.” More...

On the campus

The following students were named to the School of the Professions’ fall 2011 dean’s list at Buffalo State College: Kristopher Bunk of Depew, the son of Tom and Jill Bunk and a graduate of Lancaster High School; Danielle Cortese of Depew, More...

Library News

Due to library renovations, the library will be closed Monday, March 19–Sunday, April 1. Drop boxes will remain open for returns.  Chess Club -— Chess Club for all ages. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. More...

Entertainment

Theater

thurs. 8. Men of Like Passions — JustinKarcher’s play presented by Theater Jugendstarring Matt Kindley, Steven Stizman, J.R.Finan and Courtney Weather under thedirection of Karcher. More...

Dance

thurs. 8 . Swing Dance Thursdays — Take lessons, 6:30 p.m. and then let loose on the dance floor, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 8 at the Polish Falcons Hall, 445 Columbia Ave., Depew: $. More...

Concerts

thurs. 8 .Wadada Leo Smith — Hallwalls presents this trumpeter with both the Golden Quartet and Double Quartet, 8 p.m. Friday, March 8 at Babeville’s Asbury Hall, 341 Delaware Ave., Buffalo; $. More...

Lancaster adds meeting documents to town website

Curious about what the Lancaster Town Board is going to talk about at its meetings?  The information is now just a click away on the town’s website. More...

Town, fire departments settle contracts

Fire departments and the Town of Lancaster have agreed on new two-year contracts, which contain no increase in funding from the town.  The proposal was brought to the town by department leaders and is an important step, Supervisor Dino Fudoli sa More...

Local News

Photo

LIFE GIVING — Pat Schwartzmueller from the American Red Cross attends to second-time blood donor, John Richter, a Lancaster High School senior, at the school on Friday during its annual blood d More...

Lancaster teen dances her heart out

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Lexy Wagner has been dancing since she was 6.  That’s 10 years of tap, jazz and ballet. More...

‘Skin and bones’ budget breakdown increases pressure

The federal jobs money is gone, and now the funding for 27 full-time positions within the Lancaster School District is being shifted back into its general fund.  The district’s Board of Education examined the instructional side of the 2012 More...

Letters to the Editor

Town website enhancement a plus

The Town of Lancaster recently developed an administrative procedure to enlist technology in the service of the cause of transparency in government. I applaud this giant step.  More...

Depew shuts down public input

I had requested to ask questions at the Depew School Board meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 28. This was a very lengthy meeting, as the board came out of executive session at 9:30 p.m., which by itself was a total disregard of the public. More...

Sports

Olean stops Depew’s playoff run in Class B-1 final

Boys Basketball

If the Depew Wildcats proved anything on Saturday afternoon, it’s that they are full of guts.  Depew may not have won the Section VI Class B-1 championship game, falling 53-47 to top-ranked Olean, but they proved they have the toughness an More...

Lancers can’t recover from slow start in Manhattan Cup final

Things got out of hand early for the St. Mary’s Lancers during the Manhattan Cup finals at Canisius College last Wednesday.  No matter what the Lancers tried, they could not score during the first quarter against Canisius. St. More...

Lady Redskins fall just short of Class AA title

Girls Basketball

Tuesday’s Class AA championship game at Niagara County Community College was the matchup of the season in Section VI girls basketball. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Raffle to benefit Holy Mother of the Rosary   A Home & Garden Raffle will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday, March 10, at Holy Mother of the Rosary Cathedral, 6298 Broadway, Lancaster. The grand prize is a washer and dryer. More...

Business

Buffalo’s Best Grill serves up homemade food

Buffalo’s Best Grill lives up to its Buffalo-centric name.  The new restaurant, located at 3700 Southwestern Blvd. More...

Events

Buffalo State announces small business training   More...

Essex Homes of WNY celebrates 20th anniversary with promotion

In light of its 20 years of service, Essex Homes has announced the first of many celebrations planned for 2012, the 20-Year Anniversary Promotion.  “We’re building value into every Essex home by offering up to $20,000 in free options More...