Weekly Feature



September 20, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Depew graduation rate increases, shows promise

Depew school officials have reported that 87 percent of the students who entered ninth grade in 2008 graduated from high school in June, the highest rate the district has seen since 2004.  At Tuesday’s Board of Education meeting, statistic More...

Editorial

Village must find a new way to roll

Bee Editorial

Being young, carefree and having the freedom to walk, skate or bike on your neighborhood streets is a right.  On Friday, a group of young men and women gathered in the core of the Village of Lancaster and protested a proposed ban that may take t More...

Spindle items

• FEELS LIKE HOME — I grew up in Depew and graduated from Lancaster High School in 2001. So when I was asked to be the new editor of The Lancaster Depew Bee, I was thrilled. Then terrified. And then thrilled again.  More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Sept. 8, 1887  Last Saturday night, the residents of this village were startled by hearing the cry of fire. It soon became known that the old Bush and Howard tannery buildings were on fire.   More...

Police Blotter

‘Suspicious person’ turns out to be meter reader

Depew   Thursday, Sept. 13  • Police responded to French Road after a dispute between neighbors occurred. The complainant said his neighbor had cut him off on a nearby roadway.  More...

Sports

Wildcats overcome slow start to improve to 3-0

Football

For the first time all season, the Depew Wildcats actually had to deal with a little bit of adversity Friday during their Week 3 game at Barker/Roy-Hart.  More...

Lancers win second straight over rivals from O’Hara

Times have certainly changes for the St. Mary’s of Lancaster football program. There was a time when St. Mary’s could not beat the Cardinal O’Hara Hawks. In fact, the Hawks won 12 straight games against the Lancers. More...

Offensive struggles doom Redskins in loss to Quakers

Boys Soccer

Through the first six games of the 2012 high school soccer season, the Lancaster Redskins sit with a 4-2 record. This winning mark is about what was expected of the Redskins heading into the season after winning the Section VI title a year ago.  More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Our Lady of Pompeii sets open house, book fair   Our Lady of Pompeii School will host an open house and book fair from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, at 129 Laverack Ave., Lancaster. For more information, call 684-4664. More...

Business

New craft shop in Lancaster a ‘treasure’

It’s a family affair at Berried Treasures, a craft shop located at 5870 Broadway St., in Lancaster.  “This is just something that my husband and I have wanted to do for a while,” said owner Chris Ward.  More...

Mercy’s Heart Center studying new implant device

Cardiologists at the Catholic Health Heart Center at Mercy Hospital of Buffalo are studying a new medical device, the AngelMed Guardian System, which can alert patients of an imminent heart attack often before any symptoms are detected.  More...

Women invited to attend health and wellness event

Catholic Health WomenCare will host its first “Day of Health” event next month that invites area women to enjoy a day devoted to their health and wellness.  This event will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. More...

Breaking News - 9/25/2012 9:05 AM

Cansdale resigns

Village of Lancaster Mayor William G. Cansdale Jr. resigned his position on Monday night and accepted an appointment as the village’s superintendent of public works. Village trustees appointed Deputy Mayor Paul Maute to fill Cansdale’s position. More...

Skateboarding

Teens, business owner speak on proposed ban

Eric Raedel and Shane Anderson are tired of the stigma.  Dan Prichard is tired of the politics.  (See editorial on page four)  For dozens of youths in the town and village of Lancaster, Sirens Skateshop serves as a place where they can More...

Town faces pension increases

Unexpected increases to the town’s employee pension benefits could make crafting a 2013-14 budget difficult.  More...

Local News

Polish National bishop oversaw major transition

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Bishop Thaddeus Peplowski — head of the Buffalo-Pittsburgh Diocese of the Polish National Catholic Church — is being honored this Saturday with a retirement Mass at Holy Mother of the Rosary Cathedral at 6298 Broadway St.  More...

Absentee ballots to decide primary

Nearly 1,200 absentee ballots still need to be counted, so the race for the Democratic line in the New York State Senate’s 63rd District ballot remains in contention.  More...

Buffalo Navy Week brings regional chaplain to area

As Capt. Bruce Boyle stood on the hallowed ground of the War of 1812 cemetery in Cheektowaga, he took a moment to embrace the history beneath his feet.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Businesses make fundraiser a success

The Lancaster Lions Club held its annual steak roast on July 25 at the Como Park Casino. A major fundraiser supporting the club as well as other charitable organizations, it relied heavily on donations from the business community. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.I’m disappointed that the Village of Lancaster has not reconstructed a single street in several years. Why was this program of putting in curbs and proper drainage and storm sewers abandoned? More...

Lifestyles

Taking ‘hide and seek’ to the next level

Geocaching phenomenon alive and well in Western New York

About 12 years ago, satellites orbiting the Earth started sharing more accurate coordinates, thanks to the Clinton administration’s decision to stop degrading global positioning satellite signals for civilian use. More...

Alden Farmers Market sets Fire Safety Day

Alden Farmers Market will hold Fire Safety Day from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, 13119 Broadway, between the post office and Tractor Supply in the Alden Village Plaza parking lot, Alden. More...

Couple honeymoon in Hawaii following Lancaster nuptials

Kristin Krajewski married Breandan “Buzz” Karas during an afternoon ceremony on Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012, at Our Lady of Pompeii Church in Lancaster. The Rev. Leon J. More...

Entertainment

Literature

. Ghosts of the Lakeshore — Supernatural author Mason Winfield will hold a book signing and talk, 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20 at the Hamburg Library, 102 Buffalo St.,  More...

Theater

fri. 21 . Seussical The Musical — Based on the books of Dr. Seuss and his memorable characters, Seussical The Musical, presented by Theatre in the Mist, follows the adventures of Horton the Elephant as he  More...

Film/Video

thurs. 20 . Bitter Seeds — Micha X. Peled’s dire warning about the devastating impact of genetically modified seeds on agriculture, presented in collaboration with Burning Books as part of Occupy Monsanto Week. More...