Weekly Feature

January 31, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Technology integration in classroom engages students

The use of iPads, smartphones and other technological devices in school settings is the wave of the future, and many teachers are generating new ways to develop their curriculum around social media and educational computer applications.  More...

Spindle items

• 30 YEARS LATER — In exactly one week, I will be 30 years old. Yes, 30 is just a number. Yes, it is a new decade. Yes, most people I know who are in their 30s say it has been the best yet. It seems very surreal to me. I remember when More...

Out of the Past

Batter up

Do you have a memory of the Lancaster-Depew area you would like to share with Bee readers? Send it to “Out of the Past,” Lancaster-Depew Bee, 5564 Main St., Buffalo, NY 14221.   More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.I’m a resident of the Village of Lancaster, and I live on Garfield. I wonder why a contractor was taking down a village tree in between the curb and the sidewalk last week and not the DPW. I thought we had the equipment and manpower to do it. More...

Education

On the Campus

D'Youville College has named the following students to its fall 2012 dean’s list: Marissa Benzin, Nicole Blach, Anthony Catalano, Laura Cipriani, Jonathan Falletta, Leandra Hoeglmeier, Faye Howell, Anna Jack, Alex Johnson, Tracie Klostermann, K More...

DEBATE —

Lancaster High School students Kaitlyn Filippi, left, and Katlyn Kihl practice their debating skills recently at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Buffalo. More...

Lifestyles

Super Bowl veteran reflects on past, looks to future

Jim Kelly led the Buffalo Bills during the most successful years in franchise history. More...

St. Mary’s teams to host Spaghetti Dinner

The St. Mary’s High School baseball and wrestling teams will be sponsoring a spaghetti dinner from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at the school, 142 Laverack Ave., Lancaster. More...

Newlyweds honeymoon in Ellicottville

Vanessa Wells married Keaton De- Priest during an afternoon ceremony on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, at Calvary Episcopal Church in Williamsville. The Rev. Ethan J. Cole officiated.  The bride is the daughter of Wanda and Eric Wells of Albion. More...

Business

Platoon Grill invades Post 463

The Twin Village Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 463 in Depew is now the home of The Platoon Grill.  More...

Chamber sponsors social media seminar

Businesses interested in creating a stronger social media presence may benefit from an upcoming presentation in the Village of Lancaster.  More...

Depew Tops associates honored for years of service

Tops Friendly Markets recently honored several associates from its Depew and Lancaster locations for their years of service.  The following employees were honored at the 4777 Transit Road location: Ronna Bialek, office clerk, 30 years; Kerry Hav More...

Lancaster Central appoints next superintendent

The Lancaster Central School Board has chosen a district administrator as its next superintendent.  Michael J. More...

Village debates polling place reduction, sign regulation

Discussion about a reduction in the number of polling places in the Village of Lancaster continued during Monday night’s regular meeting of the Village Board.  More...

Local News

PASTA AND POLITICS

— Depew Mayor Steven Hoffman, left, helps Frank Caparaso, the village’s community development director, serve spaghetti on Friday at the Depew Senior Center. More...

Library trustee retires after 40 years of service

He saw the opening of a new library building and the closing of another.  Those were the two biggest memories Albert E. Martin recalled as he reflected on the last four decades as a board member of the Lancaster Public Library.  More...

News Brief

The Bowmansville Garden Club will visit the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens to view “Night Lights at the Garden” on Wednesday, Feb. 6. The group will meet to form a carpool at 6 p.m. More...

Letters to the Editor

State wage increase will hurt businesses

So, Gov. Cuomo wants to raise the minimum wages for employees — who are mostly high school and college students — by 20 percent.  That’s very nice for them, but now we all have to pay for it. More...

Obituaries

David R. Brauen, veteran

David R. Brauen, 81, of Athens, Mich., formerly of Depew, died Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013.  Mr. Brauen was born in Amherst. More...

Death Notices

D’AMATO, Madeline M., of Depew, died Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013. She touched many lives throughout her career as a nurse with Children’s Hospital and Kaleida Health System. She was also given Nurse of the Year award. Mrs. More...

Sports

Lady Redskins ready for rematch with Jamestown

After winning four consecutive games, the Lancaster girls basketball team faced one of its biggest challenges of the season in a non-league showdown against Cardinal O’Hara on Monday night.  More...

Lancers learn lessons from loss to Nichols

Boys Basketball

Perhaps the biggest game of the season for the St. Mary’s Lancers came on Friday night when they went on the road to face Nichols.  The Lancers have already had matchups this season with powerhouses like St. More...

Maryvale Hall of Fame banquet set

The Maryvale Athletic Wall of Fame will be holding its 17th annual Wall of Fame banquet on Saturday, March 23, with Marty Bochinski, Mark Monaco, Holly Filarecki, Tim Lawler, Jon Bednasz, Garrett Kensy, the 1993 softball team and the 1998 boys soccer More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Redskin Boosters selling dinner certificates   More...

Entertainment

Special Events

thurs. 31 . Tablescapes — Event features an innovative showcase of imaginative and beautifully decorated tables and buffet items to bid on, open bar and hors d’oeuvres, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. More...

Theatre

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Family Activities

thurs. 31 . After-School Escape — Enjoy a one-hour program for kids, grades kindergarten through 5, featuring a different, fun, outdoor activity each week, 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. More...