Weekly Feature



April 18, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Lancaster, Depew youth deserve skate and bike park

Bee Editorial

Nearly one year ago, our community lost Bryce Buchholz. Tears were shed. Hearts were broken. A mission was established. Four months after his death, a skateshop closed its doors. People were angry. Teens banned to protest. Passion was ignited. More...

Spindle items

• TELL ME A STORY— Last year, my grandmother gave me her entire photo collection. I have always enjoyed spending time learning about my family’s history and the stories behind some of the snapshots I have now inherited. More...

Out of the Past

Putting for the fun of it

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...

Education

On the Campus

James McKeehan of Lancaster was awarded the State University of New York Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence on April 4 at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center in Albany. More...

Board adopts 2013-2014 budget

Depew Schools

The Depew School Board Tuesday night voted unanimously to adopt a $38.9 million spending plan for 2013-2014.  The adopted budget calls for a 3.04 percent increase, or $1.1 million, over this year. More...

Lancaster Central adopts budget, supports students

The Lancaster Central School District Board of Education adopted its proposed 2013-2014 budget at Tuesday night’s meeting.  More...

Lifestyles

Celebrating the way students Jam

You might want to pick up a pair of dancing shoes, because April marks a monthlong celebration of one of the nation’s greatest cultural happenings: the advent of jazz.  More...

Ladies auxiliary organizes chowder sale

The Bowmansville Volunteer Firemen Association’s Ladies Auxiliary is hosting a fireman’s chowder sale from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 21, at Bowmansville Fire Hall, 36 Main St., Bowmansville. Chowder costs $3 per bowl or $9 per quart. More...

Library News

• Storytime for 2- to 5-year-olds will be offered at 10:30 a.m. on Fridays April 26 through May 10. • Lapsit storytime for ages 3 months to 23 months will be offered at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesdays April 23 through May 7. More...

Business

Owners create country club par at restaurant, bar

“Oh Billy, Billy, Billy, Billy, Billy.” Sound familiar? Most anyone who golfs is probably familiar with “Caddyshack,” a 1980 comedy centered on the sport. More...

NOCO raises $20,000 for Muscular Dystrophy Association

NOCO Express Stores, its customers and employees recently donated $20,265 to the Muscular Dystrophy Association, during its annual March “Share the Shamrock Spirit” campaign.  From Feb. More...

Basil Chevy named ‘Dealer of the Year’

Joe Basil Chevrolet, located at 5111 Transit Road in Depew, has been named “Dealer of the Year” by General Motors.  More...

Residents react to Boston bombings

The 116th annual Boston Marathon was overshadowed on Monday by bombs that exploded outside a building near the race’s finish line. More...

Local News

Artistic director steps out from behind the curtain

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

David Bondrow got his start with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra when he was only 12 years old.  “I sang an aria, a Handel aria at a beer and jeans night at the opera program,” said Bondrow of his first big performance. More...

Library, civic club to host annual book sale

The Lancaster Women’s Civic Club used book sale will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 18; from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 19 and 20; and from noon to 4 p.m. More...

News Brief

A temporary lane restriction will be in place at the intersection of Genesee Street and Pavement Road in Lancaster. More...

Letters to the Editor

Stagnant growth, high taxes in Depew

The Village of Depew is in decline. Taxes are very high while village growth is stagnant. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

. I am a resident of Fourth Avenue, and the street is in deplorable condition. The plan to resurface the street is not the answer. More...

Sports

Lancaster notches 500th all-time win

The Lancaster High School softball program reached a milestone on Monday night in a 6-5 thrilling 10-inning ECIC win over Williamsville North at home.  The victory marked the 500th in school history for a program that dates back to 1975.  More...

Wildcats vie for return to championship game

The Depew High School softball team hadn’t seen live game action in nearly two weeks when it took to the field Monday at East Aurora.  The Wildcats (2-0) didn’t show any rustiness in a 19-1 drubbing of the Blue Devils. More...

Graduate returns to lead Lancers

Dan Rosati knows firsthand what it’s like to be a member of the St. Mary’s of Lancaster track and field team.  The 2004 graduate ran for the Lancers during his high school career and will now be coaching the team this spring. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Kids Steel Orchestra presents ‘Island Nights’   More...

Entertainment

Workshops/Classes

thurs. 18   More...

Special Events

fri. 19   Spring Bulb Bag Sale — 8 a.m. Friday, April 19 at the Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens’ administration building, 2655 South Park Ave., Buffalo; Free to attend - $7 for bag. 827-1584, ext. More...

Family Activities

thurs. 18   Tour Guide Training — Attend this training session to become a volunteer tour guide at Reinstein Woods, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. More...