Weekly Feature



April 19, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Pension ‘reforms’ called anything but by unions

The passage of Gov. More...

Editorial

Cheap shots won’t help union negotiations

Bee Editorial

The perception that teachers enjoy a career with perks that the rest of us don’t is alive and well in the Depew School District.  More...

Spindle items

• ADJUSTMENT — Since I’ve left the comfortable life of being a renter, I’m reaping some of the benefits of being a homeowner — quasi-homeowner, I should say, as my roommate, a Bee colleague, owns the home.  More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago April 21, 1887   Excursions will soon be in order.  The Board of Excise will grant license on Monday, May 2nd.  Our streets are kept in splendid condition by Commission Gretzler.  Spring house-cleaning is in ful More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.As a resident of the Village of Lancaster, I am not too sure why the receptacles were put up underneath the viaducts on Central Avenue. Are they collection baskets? More...

Sports

Kranz, Chowaniec look to repeat postseason success

The 2011 regular season saw the Lancaster boys tennis team post a 10-3 overall record and finish second in ECIC I with seven league wins.  It was during the postseason that the Redskins really shined.  More...

Lancaster begins new season at Run ‘Em Relays

The 2012 version of the boys track team made its debut last Saturday at the Run ‘Em Relays at Maryvale High School. As usual, the throws led the way with wins in the shot put and discus.  More...

St. Mary’s turns out larger numbers for track season

The St. Mary’s Lancers returned back to the track this week for the start of the 2012 season.  St. More...

Depew teachers, district fail to agree on contract

¦ Health care contributions were a sticking point

Depew Superintendent Jeffrey Rabey was confident last week that members of the Depew Teachers Organization were close to agreement on a new contract.  He was wrong.  More...

Tolsma shares story in ‘Everything Changed’

¦ Flight 3407 widow writes about tragedy, triumph

Robin Tolsma wants her new book, “Everything Changed,” to inspire others.  Tolsma lost her husband, Darren, in the crash of Flight 3407 on Feb. 12, 2009. More...

Local News

Crooning for cause continues at Kleinhans

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Paschal Frisina III will be raising a melodious voice for a cause at 7 p.m. More...

Fire departments to recruit at 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...

Events planned to mark National Day of Prayer

Two events will be held in the Town of Lancaster to observe National Day of Prayer, which is Thursday, May 3.  An informal prayer gathering will meet in front of the Lancaster Town Hall, 21 Central Ave., Lancaster, from noon to 12:45 p.m. More...

Education

Scholarship offered for high school seniors

Forms to apply for the Buffalo Chapter of the FBI National Citizens’ Academy Alumni Association scholarship are available through Legislator John Mills’ office or at his website. More...

LHS musicians to perform ‘Requiem’

The Lancaster High School Concert Choir and Symphony Orchestra will perform “Requiem” by Gabriel Fauré at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 22 at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 1080 Main St., Buffalo.  More...

Lifestyles

Proudly celebrating a decade of dining out

Ten years, $611,000, and thousands of people living with HIV assisted. More...

Business

Author appearance added to tradeshow

Author Robin Tolsma will make an appearance at the Lancaster Area Chamber of Commerce’s Spotlight on Business tradeshow, which runs from 4 to 8 p.m. More...

Women’s event a highlight for Cheektowaga Chamber

One of the events that has become an annual showpiece for the Cheektowaga Chamber of Commerce is set to return at the end of the month.  The Chamber will sponsor “Celebrate Spring … Celebrate You … An Event for Women” f More...

BBB offers tips to consumers for spending tax refunds

The BBB and Clear Point Credit Counseling Solutions recommend the following tips to tax refund recipients:  • Pay down your debt, like toward credit cards, a car loan or a home equity loan.  More...