Weekly Feature



March 15, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Let’s work together to save basketball program

Bee Editorial

Monday’s Depew Village Board meeting looked and sounded an awful lot like a school board meeting.  Impassioned parents pleaded for the board to reconsider eliminating its recreational basketball program.  The endeavor has seen thousan More...

Spindle items

COLLEEN FARRELL

GOING HOME — I’ve never had the good fortune to visit the Emerald Isle, but I’ve never doubted what I’d do once I arrived. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago March 10, 1887   Village election next Tuesday.  The open weather has injured winter wheat.  Red is the color most prominent in spring millinery.  New maple syrup can now be bought at P. More...

Police Blotter

Shoplifter unsuccessfully hides stolen goods

Depew  Tuesday, March 6   Police stopped a man riding a bicycle on Transit Road because he matched a suspect in a larceny. When asked if he had anything on him, he told police he had a needle inside of his jacket. More...

Education

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  STICKER SHOCKER — The Lancaster Youth Bureau, in conjunction with the Depew High School Students Against Destructive Decisions chapter, recently participated in Project Sticker Shock at Tops.  More...

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  AUCTIONED OFF — Colleen Kajdas and Maria Berardi, chairs of St. Mary’s Elementary School Theme Tray Auction, ready the gift baskets for the event, which will be held at 6 p.m. Friday, March 23, at the school at St. More...

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  SCIENCE FUN — From left, Matthew Berardi, Everett Weldon, Collin Tytka, Julie Pijacki and Daniel Cress from St. More...

Entertainment

Theater

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Announcements

.MEETING—The Western New York Rose Society will have its monthly meeting on Wednesday, March 21 at 7 p.m. Meeting will be held at St. Stephens-Bethlehem UCC, 750 Wehrle Drive, Amherst in the lower hall. All are welcome to attend. More...

Holiday .

sat. 17 The Broadway Market celebrates St. Patrick’s Day — Food, music, dance and shenanigans will be taking place at the Broadway Market’s St. Patrick’s Day Celebration. More...

Business

Reel great dancing: Rince Na Tiarna Irish Dancers make major strides

Rince Na Tiarna is a Gaelic phrase meaning “lord of the dance.”  It is also the well-earned name of an Irish dance school, which has turned out numerous internationally ranked dancers, presents more than 50 shows in the St. More...

Kell to lead new KeyBank branch

The newest KeyBank branch, set to open in Lancaster next month, will be headed by Bonnie Kell.  Kell comes to KeyBank from Bank of America where she was a vice president and banking center manager and won the 1999 and 2006 Award of Excellence. More...

Events

Business writing class slated at Trocaire College   More...

Village approves $900,000 for West Main

¦ Save-A-Lot store to stay put

The redevelopment of the Village of Lancaster’s downtown business district received a huge boost on Monday night when the Village Board authorized the construction of the West Main Street extension at a maximum cost of $900,000.  Board mem More...

Gang history rediscovered in Depew

Bootlegging, bullets and bodies

The story of John Korney reads like something out of Hollywood, albeit on a smaller scale.  Korney, from the east side of Buffalo, helped turn the Village of Depew, back in the Roaring Twenties, into an outpost for a group of criminals who found More...

Local News

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WE HAVE A WINNER — The Lancaster Youth Foundation and the Lancaster Youth Bureau held their 15th annual Community Spelling Bee on March 7 at Depew High School. More...

Man pleads guilty in fiancee’s death

The driver of a car involved in a fatal motor vehicle crash in Cheektowaga last year pleaded guilty to criminally negligent homicide for the death of his fiancee this week.  Phillip Kane, 30, of Depew appeared before Erie County Court Judge Thom More...

Lancaster Youth Bureau plans family events

The Lancaster Youth Bureau has planned several ways for families to come together during what it is touting as Lancaster-Depew Family Asset Building Month.  Upcoming events include:  More...

Letters to the Editor

Oversight missing on Depew board

I cannot express enough the level of frustration I felt as I sat in the audience of the Depew School Board meeting last month.  More...

HHS mandate should be stopped

This country was founded on the Bill of Rights, in particular the First Amendment, which protects religious liberty. The government has never led such an assault on the Catholic church, or religion in general.  More...

Bee Heard

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. Is there a way to have Central Avenue between Laverack and Sawyer marked that it is not a four-lane highway? We are going to get killed pulling into our driveways or Frank’s Barber Shop as cars pass us on the right.  More...

Sports

Memorable season ends for Lancers in title game

Boys Basketball

Saturday marked the last hurrah for St. Mary’s celebrated senior class.  The group that helped rebuild the St. More...

Area’s best seniors to clash in boys hoops tripleheader

The area’s top senior boys basketball players will cap off their high school careers by participating in the ADPRO Sports 15th annual Silver Hoops Classic.  More...

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CHAMPIONS — The West Seneca Wings Pee Wee Minor AA travel hockey team defeated the Hamburg Hawks Sunday, 5-1, in the title game of the March Championship Tournament. More...

Lifestyles

Forbidden love in ancient Egypt

St. Mary’s presents ‘Aida’

Two princesses, one captain and a classic love triangle that seems just as complex as the ancient pyramids themselves.  “Aida,” written by Elton John and Tim Rice, is taking the stage at St. More...

Couple honeymoon in Jamaica following Buffalo nuptials

Ashley Zoe Magnini married Anthony John Caputa during an afternoon ceremony on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012, at the Hellenic Orthodox Church of the Annunciation in Buffalo. The Rev. Dr. Christos B. More...

Worship series offered

The Lancaster-Depew Ministerium invites the community to the 2012 Ecumenical Lenten Worship Series. More...