Weekly Feature



May 17, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Cause of sewer clog unknown

The Village of Lancaster is still waiting to learn who may be responsible for the April 23 backup of a sewer located under the east side of a bridge that carries Broadway over Cayuga Creek.  Crews worked overnight on that date to remove cooking More...

Editorial

Armed Forces Day deserves recognition, too

Bee Editorial

Pop quiz: What is the difference between Veterans Day, Memorial Day and Armed Forces Day?  Most people don’t know. And, unfortunately, most people don’t seem to care.  More...

Spindle items

• IMPRESSED — I can remember in preschool holding my writing instrument in a gripped fist. As I sat at the little circle table, coloring happily, my teacher would admonish me to hold it the adult way. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago May 19, 1887   Out with your hammocks.  The Thatcher house on Factory Street is being treated to a new coat of paint.  The Ripper baseball club defeated the Clippers by a score of 23 to 13 last Sunday.  More...

Police Blotter

Man steals energy drinks from store twice in one day

Depew   Monday, April 30  • A customer at a Dick Road store turned in a sandwich bag containing what appeared to be marijuana.  • A man stole $115 worth of energy drinks from a Dick Road store. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Another fatality in the Town of Lancaster because of no sidewalks. Isn’t it time the next time we go to the polls we elect people to the town board who do not live in the village?  More...

Education

Student creates portable X-ray machine

Adam Munich, a senior at Orchard Park High School, spent his free time during the last few years in an unconventional way. More...

School news

Nicholas Kozminski, a senior, and Taylor Sharman, a sophomore, both from Depew, were named to the honor roll at Canisius High School for the third marking period.   More...

On the campus

Karen Elizabeth Merrill received her master’s degree in school counseling from the University at Buffalo. She is a 2008 graduate of Geneseo State College and a 2004 graduate of Depew High School.   More...

Lifestyles

Skates, sleds and sacrifice

War veterans play hockey to heal

Jeff Gramlich and Dan Ohar have both served in the military.  The wars they fought may have been waged during different eras, but the two veterans have had the opportunity to find camaraderie once more, this time on the ice.  Both men are m More...

Country Western Review planned at VFW Post

JC Thompson Band will headline a country western review from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, May 19, at Lt. Col. Matt Urban Post No. 7275. The cost is $7, and drink specials, raffles and bell jar tickets will be available. More...

Camp Invention returning to Clarence

In partnership with Invent Now, Clarence Central School District is offering the nationally acclaimed Camp Invention program to children entering grades one through six.  More...

Business

William Street postal facility to stay at least three more years, says Schumer

According to Sen. Charles Schumer, the William Street Processing Center will remain open for at least three years.  More...

Driving range open for the season

Broadway Driving Range & Miniature Golf is now open for the summer.  Located at 4367 Broadway in Depew, it features a driving range that’s been voted one of the top 100 ranges by the Golf Association of America as well as a handicap-ac More...

Lancaster employee wins state award

Cheryl Peck has received the Outstanding School Related Professional Member of the Year Award from the New York State United Teachers.  More...

Voters approve school budgets

Depew Union Free

Depew Union Free School District residents gave their superintendent a vote of confidence on Tuesday.  By a vote of 629 to 267, residents approved Superintendent Jeffrey Rabey’s $37.4 million budget.  More...

Lancaster Central

Voters in the Lancaster Central School District apparently like the direction in which the school community is going.  Residents who headed to the polls approved all four propositions on the ballot, including Superintendent Edward Myszka’s More...

Village Garage Sale starts Friday

Have the urge to shop this weekend? Just look for the yellow balloons.  A Village Wide Garage Sale, sponsored by the Village of Lancaster and The Lancaster Bee, will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, May 18, through Sunday, May 20.  More...

Local News

LHS grad recognized for St. Bona achievements

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Brittany Feldmeyer is thankful for the opportunity she has had serving as a resident assistant at St. More...

Yard, plant sale comes to Hull House this weekend

The Hull Family Home & Farmstead will hold a yard sale and plant sale this weekend.  The hours for the sale will be 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 19, and Sunday, May 20, at the farmstead site, 5962 Genesee St. More...

Youth Bureau offers prep for Regents examinations

The Town of Lancaster Youth Bureau is accepting registrations for Regents exam preparation sessions from May 29 through June 19 for the following subjects: integrated algebra, geometry, algebra 2/trig, biology, chemistry, global history and geography More...

Letters to the Editor

Food drive a great success for pantry

Thank you so much to local Lancaster members of the National Association of Letter Carriers. Through the effort and sacrifice of these U.S. postal workers, food donations from our generous community found their way to Trinity Pantry. More...

Education important for traffic safety

Recently, there has been a rash of DWI accidents involving people bicycling and walking. Not only are these senseless fatalities of pedestrians and bicyclists, but there are scores of injuries that go unreported. More...

Obituaries

Death Notices

SZAFRANSKI, James E. Jr., of Lancaster, died Saturday, May 12, 2012. Mr. Szafranski is survived by his parents, James and Diane (nee Peck); one sister, Tammy; and grandparents, Edward and Annette, and Violet Peck. More...

Sports

Depew wraps up division title, continues long win streak

The good times continue to roll for the Depew Lady Wildcats.  Depew has already wrapped up the ECIC III division title with an undefeated record as they have won 11 games in a row dating back to an April 3 loss versus Williamsville East.  More...

Clarence beats Lancaster to win ECIC I title

Tuesday’s matchup was all Lancaster head coach Kelly Ambrose and her team could have asked for at the start of the season.  More...

Lancaster clinches share of division title with win over Jamestown

Lancaster head coach Mark Dalfonso believes his team plays in the toughest division in all of Section VI baseball. He knows what ever team comes out on top of that division will have really earned it through hard work and determination. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Moose Lodge to serve up chicken barbecue   The Depew-Lancaster Moose Lodge will host a chicken barbecue from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, May 19, and Sunday, May 20, at 5437 Broadway. Takeout is available. The cost is $8. More...

Entertainment

Special Events

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Literature

thurs. 17 . Roberta Rich — Reading and book signing for The Midwife of Venice, 7 p.m. Thursday, May 17 at Talking Leaves Books, 3158 Main St., Buffalo; Free.  More...

Art

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