Weekly Feature



April 25, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

More research, dialogue needed about garbage totes

Bee Editorial

If it isn’t already, recycling should be part of our daily routine. More...

Spindle items

• TOY STORY — This week I was able to reconnect with the 7-year-old version of myself when I walked into Bloomsbury Lane Toy Shoppe. More...

Out of the Past

A league of their own

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...

Obituaries

Larry J. Naab, Air Force mechanic

Larry J. Naab, 64, of Lancaster, died Thursday, April 11, 2013.  Mr. Naab graduated from Lancaster High School in 1967 and served in the Air Force from 1968 to 1972. He was a jet aircraft mechanic and aircraft maintenance specialist. More...

Death Notice

GWITT, Dorothy A., of Lancaster, died Monday, April 15, 2013. She was a member of the Lancaster Senior Center and retired from Antoinette’s after 25 years. She was known for her sense of humor and exceptional apple pies. More...

Lifestyles

Parker family’s legacy in good hands

The name “Do-ne-ho-geh-weh” may not be as prominent as others from this area’s past, but Ely Samuel Parker left a legacy that endures to this day.  That legacy is carried on by his great-great nephew, Al Parker, a South Buffalo More...

Boy scout troop plans pancake breakfast

Boy Scout Troop 618 will host a pancake breakfast from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday April 28, at St. Gabriel’s Church Parish Hall, 5271 Clinton St., Elma. More...

SCIENCE GUYS

— Wyatt Watson, president of Lancaster High School’s Science Honor Society, and Kevin Colafranceschi, right, prepare for "Science Experiment Night.” This is the first time the high More...

Business

A toy store with more than just toys

¦ Bloomsbury Lane owner thinks outside the ‘big box’

Tracy Diegelman stood atop an orange spooner board and pivoted her back foot, turning the board in a half circle.  On her black Converse sneakers, she wore glittery “Shwings,” small wings attached to the side of her shoe. More...

Doodle Bugs presents books to Children’s Hospital

Several area directors from six Doodle Bugs Children Centers, which has a location in Lancaster, visited Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo April 16, to deliver books to ill children after hosting a two-week book drive.  More...

Dunn Tire locations to carry Cooper brand tires

All 31 Dunn Tire locations will now carry a range of Cooper brand tires, including those for cars, pickups, SUVs and minivans.  More...

Proposed garbage tote purchase raises a stink

Several residents are not happy with the potential purchase of garbage and recycling totes in the Village of Depew.  (See editorial on page four)  And they were not shy in voicing their opinions Monday night during the Village Board meeting More...

School board hopefuls file petitions

Nine candidates filed petitions by Monday’s deadline for school board seats in Lancaster and Depew.  In Depew, voters will have a choice of six candidates, with three seats on the ballot. More...

Local News

Lancaster teacher creates fitness calendar

Healthy, fit, bronzed and built, more than 50 women last week became calendar girls for a cause. More...

County prescription drug drop-off slated for April 27

The Erie County Department of Environment and Planning, the Federal Drug Enforcement Administration and several other groups will collect unwanted and expired prescription drugs at several locations from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 27.  More...

Lancaster Arbor Day event celebrates nature

The Town of Lancaster Forestry Department will host an Arbor Day Celebration from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 27, at Westwood Park.  More...

Police Blotter

Thief steals vehicle, keys to summer home

Lancaster  Friday, April 12  • While driving through Como Park, police observed a vehicle parked on the grass near a shelter. The driver said the vehicle was stuck in the mud. He also admitted to having marijuana in his pocket. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Can anything be done about the trash in front of a restaurant on Genesee? There have been old signs in front of the restaurant rotting for years. How long do we have to look at this?  More...

Education

On the Campus

Stephen Meyerhofer of Lancaster was inducted into Phi Kappa Phi at Ithaca College. He is pursuing a degree in computer science.   More...

Sports

Lancers off to fast start on baseball diamond

Following a spring trip to Myrtle Beach, S.C. in which it won all four games it played there, the St. Mary’s of Lancaster High School baseball team returned home and has continued its winning ways.  More...

Lancaster falls short in tourney final

Last Sunday’s inaugural Gerry Gentner “Just Show Up” Memorial Softball Tournament drew some of the best teams to the Northtown Center at Amherst.  In the end, Clarence and Starpoint won their respective brackets to take top hon More...

St. Mary’s faces Div. I challenge

Girls Tennis

Last season while playing in Division II (South Division) of the Monsignor Martin Association, the St. Mary’s of Lancaster girls tennis team excelled. The Lancers went 9-2 and won the division with a senior-laden squad.  More...

Entertainment

Art

fri. 26   Up the Stairs Art Steps Out — Dual exhibition features the paintings, collage and other multimedia works of Daniel Rodgers and Scott Klaurens, April 26-May 1 at 464 Gallery, 464 E. Amherst St., Buffalo; Free. More...

Announcements

WHISKEY REVERB IS HARD ROCK RISING LOCAL WINNER — Hard Rock Rising local winners for the second consecutive year is Whiskey Reverb. Through May 1 is the fan voting period. More...

Comedy

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