Weekly Feature

April 26, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Jay J’s Law will strengthen penalties for child abusers

Bee Editorial

What happened to Jay J. Bolvin during the first weeks of his life was a despicable display of cowardice, one that was at the very least unprovoked and ventured well beyond disgusting.  More...

Spindle items

• DON’T SAY THEY DIDN’T WARN YOU — I used to always cut it close when it came to arriving at school on time. More...

Out of the Past

Birthday girl

This photo was taken on Jan. 13, 1945, on the occasion of Joan Basher’s 13th birthday. An eighth-grader, she and the others in the photo would graduate from Lancaster High School in 1949. More...

Education

Depew High School posts honor roll

The following students have been named to the honor roll for the third quarter of the 2011-12 school year:   Grade 9  More...

Lifestyles

A ‘new wave’ of preservation

Cover band focuses on sounds and style

Greg and Carole Tobin, Steve Barrick and Jon Kuwik love the music of the 1980s. More...

Pancake breakfast planned

The Hull Family Home and Farmstead in Lancaster will host its annual pancake breakfast at Applebee’s, 5017 Transit Road, Williamsville, from 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday, April 28. More...

Couple celebrate 50 years

Elaine and John Ludwig of Lancaster will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a trip given to them by their children.  John Ludwig married the former Elaine Mazurowski on May 5, 1962, at St. More...

Business

Lancaster Chamber schedules May 1 trade show

The Lancaster Area Chamber of Commerce is readying for its second annual trade show next week. Chamber leaders are hoping to recreate the success they generated at last year’s event, according to Megan Burns-Moran, executive director. More...

Reconstructive specialist joins dental practice

Gentle Dentistry of Lancaster announces the addition of Anastasia De Pounti to its practice.  De Pounti will use her skills in all phases of dentistry, including complex reconstructive cases. More...

AAA and Preservation Buffalo Niagara offering tours

AAA Western and Central New York has partnered with Preservation Buffalo Niagara to offer a new way of showcasing the “Queen City” and its surrounding areas this summer.  Starting in June, full-day motorcoach tours of the city will b More...

Cooking grease clogs sewer

¦ Village of Lancaster seeks source of dumping

The Village of Lancaster had crews out to deal with a sewer issue on Monday, but this time it had nothing to do with weather.  More...

Depew adopts 2012-13 budget

Members of the Depew Village Board on Monday adopted a $14 million budget for the 2012-13 fiscal year.  The spending plan carries a tax rate of $18.55 per $1,000 assessed value, up 58 cents for the Cheektowaga portion of Depew, and $11.50 per $1 More...

Student exhibition packed with originality, style

Taylor O’Hara was on her way to work one day when she found a vintage suitcase lying in the middle of the street.  And it was this suitcase that sparked the idea for her senior project as a member of the Lancaster High School Visual and Pe More...

Local News

Students participate in SADD week

Members of Lancaster High School’s Students Against Destructive Decisions club have created several awareness activities for SADD week, an annual series of events that help to inform their peers about the dangers of daily life as a teenager.&nb More...

Two charged with DWI

Two area residents were arrested on Sunday by Erie County Sheriff’s deputes and charged with driving while intoxicated in Depew.  More...

Multiple DWIs lead to jail sentencing for woman

An Elma woman was sentenced to six months in jail on a DWI conviction in a Cheektowaga court on April 18.  Amy Schonblom of Rice Road was placed on the maximum probation for a DWI in 2009 after being involved in an accident that injured her and More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.To the mayor and village board, I am outraged at the tax increase. As a state employee, I gave up nine days of my pay to keep my job and gave up a pay raise. There was no savings with the police merger or going to Erie County Water. More...

Sports

Lancaster rebounds with impressive wins

Baseball

The return from Spring Break has been a roller coaster ride for the Lancaster baseball team.  The Redskins returned from break with a 2-0 record, but immediately plummeted back to earth with back-to-back losses to Niagara Falls and Frontier. More...

Offense comes alive in wins for Lady Redskins

Softball

The Lancaster Lady Redskins rebounded nicely from their first loss of the season last week and earned a milestone for their coach in the process.  More...

Lancers pile up victories in Monsignor Martin

The St. Mary’s Lancers have had just about as good a start as you can hope for to the Monsignor Martin Association season.  More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Seminar on Middle East ministry comes to Alden   More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

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Theater

fri. 27 . Blithe Spirit — Noel Coward comedy starring Chris Kelly, Diane Curley, Kristen Tripp Kelley, Debbie Pappas, Greg Gjurich, Megan Callahan and Anne Gayley under the direction of David Lamb. More...

Announcements

.GRANT AVAILABLE — Undergraduate students interested in journalism, as well as professional journalists seeking additional academic training, can apply for college and graduate school scholarships for the 2012-13 academic year from the Gre More...