Weekly Feature

May 9, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Things to do with mom this Mother’s Day

Looking for something to do in town to spoil the mom in your life? Here are a few ways to spend Mother’s Day in the community:  More...

Editorial

Education shouldn’t be based on a hypothesis

Bee Editorial

Our society is so quick to put a label on students these days. And cookie-cutter assessments are not the answer. More...

Spindle items

• WHAT TO KEEP — We are all born with talents. My mom Kim’s greatest talent is being a mom. Sure, she’s a wonderful cook, baker and housekeeper. She is great with animals and loves her garden. More...

Out of the Past

Carpenter shop

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...

Lifestyles

From dancing to playing:

Post-prom parties keep celebration going

After students finish their final dances on prom night, many will trade in their tuxedos and high heels for sweat pants and jeans for an event filled with inflatable obstacle courses, bowling balls and carnival games. The event? More...

Plant and flower sale planned at museum

The Lancaster Historical Society will host a plant and flower sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday May 10 and Saturday, May 11, at its museum at 40 Clark St. in Lancaster. Hanging baskets, mixed flowers and vegetables will be available for purchase. More...

YES OR NO?

— Bill Delano, a senior at Lancaster High School has asked the Lancaster-Depew Bee to publish this photo which shows him standing next to a cardboard cutout of his girlfriend, Ashley Babinger. More...

Entertainment

Special Events

thurs. 9   Geranium Sale Fundraiser — With proceeds benefiting the WNY Ovarian Cancer Project, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday, May 9, at the Hamburg Casino of The Fairgrounds Gaming and Raceway, 5600 McKinley Parkway, Hamburg; $. More...

Theatre

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Performance

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Principal retires in protest of ‘excessive’ state evaluations

Kathleen Knauth lost sleep this year thinking about the stresses of the “excessive” standardized testing of elementary school students. More...

‘Heroes’ of Parkinson’s to be honored for community efforts

Fondly nicknamed “Batman and Robin” by the local Parkinson’s community, Tom O’Donnell, 51, of Depew and Rick Lipka, 54, of West Seneca have not allowed Parkinson’s disease, a “wimpy” adversary, to keep them f More...

Local News

Arts Festival to include dinner theater, auction

Lancaster High School will hold an arts festival, to include a dinner theater, auction and other activities, on Saturday, May 11.  The events will take place from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. More...

Police investigate ‘spoofing’ scam

Lancaster police detectives are investigating a case of attempted fraud using “spoofing.”  Spoofing is an industry term used for placing a call but having a different number than the one you are calling from appear on the recipient&r More...

New ambulance added to LVAC fleet

The Lancaster Volunteer Ambulance Corps has some new wheels.  The newest addition to its fleet of vehicles is a 2012 Ford Type II van ambulance. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.If the district can layoff three elementary teachers due to declining enrollment, surely there will be fewer students for the services provided under the expired grant. More...

Sports

Depew softball captures ECIC III title

¦ Wildcats nab division for fourth time in last five

The Depew High School softball team clinched the ECIC III division title outright on Tuesday night with a 10-5 win at Maryvale.  With just one league game left on the schedule, the Wildcats were 11-0 entering Wednesday’s contest at Springv More...

Lancaster girls lacrosse clinches Class A championship

The Lancaster High School girls lacrosse team continued its dominant play with a 9-4 victory at Frontier. The win gave the Lady Redskins their seventh Class A title in nine years.  More...

Girls basketball clinic slated

The D’Youville College Women’s Basketball program will be hosting a girls basketball clinic for youth ages 8-12 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 11, at the college’s gym. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Plant and flower sale planned at museum   The Lancaster Historical Society will host a plant and flower sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday May 10, and Saturday, May 11, at its museum at 40 Clark St. in Lancaster. More...

Business

A sweet shop for babies, parents

Now in its fifth year, Baby’s Sweet Beginnings in Lancaster has become a hub and a support group for new parents.  Polly Thoman, its owner, said she opened the breastfeeding and maternity boutique to create a family-friendly and comfortabl More...

Alden Farmers Market plans slew of events

The Alden Farmers Market will open for its 11th season on Saturday, May 11.  Live music will be performed from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. by local singer-songwriter Sara Elizabeth Genco, and the day also will feature a Mother’s Day craft show. More...

Photo

Sydney Hetrick and William Peters III of Lancaster High School placed in the top four teams of the Junior Achievement Business Plan Challenge held May 2 at Bryant & Stratton College in Orchard Pa More...