Weekly Feature

May 2, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Residents gear up for Buchholz memorial ride

The friends, family and community of the late Bryce Buchholz are ready to ride in his honor.  Buchholz, a 14-year-old BMX enthusiast, was killed on May 3, 2012, after he was struck by a car while riding his bicycle in Lancaster.  More...

Editorial

P.U.N.T. Foundation brings hope to children

Bee Editorial

Everyone knows someone touched by cancer. Everyone holds his or her own stories, some ending in celebration when the cancer is defeated and others ending in sorrow when it’s the cancer that wins.  More...

Spindle items

• FLY FREE — If you have been reading The Lancaster Depew Bee for a while, you may have noticed my stories about Bryce Buchholz, his memorial fund and the skateboarders and BMXers who continue to ride for him. More...

Out of the Past

They’ve got the beat

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 Heards

.I’m very disappointed with the mayor and Trustees Schroeder and Robinson who voted for a tax increase in this village. Erie County did not raise taxes, nor did New York State. More...

Education

Campus News

Zachary Zmich, son of Linda and the late Ted Zmich of Depew, was named a 2012-13 Outstanding Undergraduate Scholar by the Rochester Institute of Technology.  More...

Sports

Opera chooses St. Francis for volleyball

Lancaster senior also had offers to play college softball

Lancaster High School senior Breanna Opera has excelled both on the volleyball court and softball diamond throughout her athletic career. More...

Redskins defeat defending state softball champs

Following a narrow loss just five days earlier, the Lancaster High School softball team was feeling pretty confident entering Friday’s contest with defending state champion Clarence.  More...

Lancers beat Marauders in 1-0 pitching duel

If you didn’t catch Monday’s high school baseball game between St. Mary’s of Lancaster and St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute, make sure you make it to the rematch.  More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

‘Teddy Bear’ picnic planned at St. Mary’s   More...

Audit faults Village of Depew

The results of an audit of the Village of Depew by the Office of New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli were released last week and showed several errors in regard to capital project activity and debt proceeds.  More...

Community emergency response classes open

An eight-week training course beginning today is aiming to prepare Depew and Lancaster residents to better respond to emergency and disaster situations.  Community Emergency Response Team free preparedness training is being offered by the Town o More...

Local News

Lancaster grad crosses globe for cultural lesson

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

As the grandson of an Army veteran, Alexander Buszka decided to join the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps at Houghton College his freshman year, just after graduating from Lancaster High School in 2011.  More...

Depew, Lancaster decorators participate in ‘Show House’ event

Among those who decorated the Decorators’ Show House at the Knox Summer Estate in East Aurora are five designers from the Depew and Lancaster areas.  The Knox Summer Estate, at Knox Farm State Park, will be the 17th Show House sponsored by More...

News Brief

St. Mary’s High School is hosting its first All Class Grand Reunion on June 1 at the high school, 142 Laverack Ave., Lancaster. Tickets cost $25 and include food, drinks and live music. More...

Letters to the Editor

‘Families’ thankful to community

On behalf of the Families Touched by MS crew, I would like to thank everyone who supported Lancaster’s best party for a good cause, “Tropical Dreamin,” held on April 13 at St. Mary’s High School in Lancaster.  More...

Police Blotter

Truck’s tailgate gets snatched in craft store lot

Depew  Tuesday, April 23  • A Hawro Place resident called police to report that someone had entered his home through his front door and stole a few DVDs from his bedroom. More...

Obituaries

Lillian Stiegler, president of Rose Society

Lillian Josephine “Peanut” Stiegler (nee Pearles), 82, of Lancaster, died Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013.  Mrs. Stiegler was an active member of St. More...

Death Notice

KUCH, Lorie A. (nee DeWolf), of Bowmansville, died Monday, April 22, 2013. Mrs. Kuch is survived by her husband, Brian E.; two sons, Derek W. and Joshua B.; one daughter, Rachel E.; her mother, Florence M. More...

Lifestyles

Farming...Local notions give agriculture new life

“Farming is alive and well.”

That’s how Patrick Spoth, who runs Kelkenberg Farm in Clarence Center with his wife, Charlene, feels about the industry, and that is evidenced by the 36,000 farms in the state.  More...

‘Bowling for Blindness’ event held at Moose Lodge

A “Bowling for Blindness” benefit to raise money for the Western New York Visionwalk will be held from 5 to 10 p.m. Saturday, May 4, at the Depew-Lancaster Moose Lodge, 5437 Broadway, Lancaster. More...

Senior News

All events (except where indicated) are held at the Town of Lancaster Senior Citizens Center, 100 Oxford Ave. To use the center, Lancaster residents need to have photo identification. For more information, call 685-3498. More...

Business

Boxing club gives confidence a boost, discipline a punch

Joe Skubis started boxing when he was 12. That’s when he discovered he had found his passion. More...

McGuire Group hosts free dementia sensitivity training seminar

The McGuire Group’s Harris Hill Nursing Facility and the Alzheimer’s Association of Western New York will host a free dementia sensitivity training seminar for caregivers from 3 to 4 p.m. More...

SPINNING WHEELS

— Tom and Valerie Lonzi, the owners of Tom’s Pro Bike shop, take a look at Katie Enderle’s bicycle during the shop’s grand reopening celebration held Saturday at its location More...