Weekly Feature

April 5, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Animal cruelty registry set forth

Individuals convicted of animal cruelty offenses could be banned from owning pets.  That’s if Erie County Legislator Terrence D. McCracken, D-Lancaster has his way. More...

Editorial

Legislature should support animal cruelty registry

Bee Editorial

Mistreating an animal is behavior no one can condone, yet it continues to happen anyway.  Kudos to Erie County Legislator Terrence McCracken for bringing attention to the issue by proposing legislation that would establish a registry of convicte More...

Spindle items

COLLEEN FARRELL

A CHANGE  WILL DO YOU  GOOD — I hate change.  I can handle it only in small doses, like rearranging furniture or trying a new eyeshadow. If the company changes the color on my milk carton, I balk.  More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago April 7, 1887   Holy week.  Hunt up your garden tools.  House-cleaning is now in order.  Read the new advertisement of M. M. Schwartz.  Mr. More...

Obituaries

Death Notices

FOHL, Eileen Rita (nee Welch), of Lancaster, died Sunday, April 1, 2012. Mrs. Fohl is survived by her husband, Kenneth N.; two sons, Robert and Richard; three daughters, Nancy Fohl-Castro, Carol Hawkins and Shirley; and four grandchildren.  More...

Bee policy on obituaries

The Bee publishes death notices and obituaries free of charge. Submissions may be made by the funeral director or by family members. More...

Lifestyles

Smooth operators

Ham radio club celebrates 25 years

Kevin Retzer has always had an interest in radio operation.  “Almost any ham will tell you of their fascination with being able to put a piece of steel in the air, connect it to a radio and be able to talk to someone on the other side of t More...

Library News

The library will be closed Friday, April 6 in observance of Good Friday and on Sunday, April 8 in observance of Easter.  More...

Photo

GIVING BACK — Maranda Cichocki, left, Michael Vallone and Olivia Helwig, St. Mary’s Elementary School students, organize donated items for the parish’s Easter food drive. More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 5 . 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. More...

Art

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Classes

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Bunnies on the brain

Nicole Jordan, 1, of Lancaster hunts for eggs while, at right, volunteer Barb Ciesla paints an egg on Maya Eberle, 9, of Lancaster, Saturday during Centerpointe Community Church’s Easter festiv More...

State aid infusion coming to some school districts

Depew and Lancaster school districts received a boost this week when they learned that they will be receiving some extra state aid.  More...

Local News

Raising awareness, one step at a time

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Gina Williams considers herself a blessed woman.  Williams, of Lancaster, has been named the adult honoree of the Upstate New York chapter of the Arthritis Foundation’s Arthritis Walk in Rochester on May 12.  More...

Fire department plans open houses

As part of RecruitNY, a statewide campaign to increase volunteer firefighter and emergency medical personnel ranks, local fire departments will open their doors to the public on Saturday, April 21.  The Depew Fire Department will hold a recruitm More...

Project assists homeless vets

Depew American Legion Post 1528, in conjunction with the Erie County American Legion Family Project, is conducting a drive to aid the “Veterans Helping Veterans” organization.  More...

Police Blotter

Business experiences mystery of dead animals

Depew  Monday, March 26   A complainant came to the station to report that she had found a handbag in a parking lot. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.I’m disappointed in the village board spending $900,000 on West Main Street in the downtown area. There’s a $1 million loan from a local bank on that property; where does that stand? And we’re going to knock down this property? More...

Sports

Lady Redskins seek title game redemption

Girls Lacrosse

The unthinkable happened to the Lancaster Lady Redskins last May.  After winning six consecutive Section VI Class A titles, Lancaster’s remarkable streak ended when Frontier won the Class A title by beating the Lady Redskins in the title g More...

Lady Lancers look to build on inaugural season

The St. Mary’s girls lacrosse team laid an impressive foundation during its first season in the Monsignor Martin Association in 2011. Now the Lady Lancers are looking to take the next step in 2012.  More...

Lancaster aims to take down top dogs in ECIC

Boys Lacrosse

The Lancaster Redskins have started to establish themselves as one of the better teams in ECIC lacrosse. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Our Lady of Pompeii to hold meat raffle   More...

Business

Depew, Lancaster students honored by NTHS

Nine students from Lancaster High School and one student from Depew High School were inducted into the National Technical Honor Society in March.  More...

Women mind business with upcoming ‘day out’ event

Women Minding Their Business will host its third annual “Girl’s Day Out” from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. More...

Electronics recycling event to benefit charity

This April, Sunnking, Inc. More...