Weekly Feature

May 23, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Skate park plans to allow for expansion

With $188,000 raised, the tone was positive on Monday as plans were presented to the Lancaster Town Board for the Bryce Buchholz Memorial Skate and Bike Park.  More...

Editorial

Soldiers deserve more than moment of remembrance

Bee Editorial

Memorial Day for many marks the unofficial start of summer. More...

Spindle items

• A WHOLE NEW WORLD — A few weeks ago, I received a text from my friend and colleague Jolene Zanghi, telling me that she had taken a new position and would be leaving The Bee. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago May 24, 1888   The agricultural profession is the only one that draws money from the public, says the New York Tribune.  More...

Police Blotter

Woman incriminates herself with hiccups

Depew   Monday, May 13  • A Broadway business received a check from a customer for parts and labor, which bounced. The customer told police he had intentionally emptied the account because he was unhappy with the work.  More...

Obituaries

Death Notice

NOWAK, Carolyn M. (nee Scarozza), of Lancaster, died Friday, May 17, 2013. She was a Kensington High School graduate who served on the reunion committees and was the vice president and co-owner of Jenlee Enterprises. Mrs.  More...

Lifestyles

Out of darkness and into light

Vietnam vet uses art to free self and others

Artist and Vietnam veteran Ralph Sirianni, 64, has come to understand that life, much like art, is ever changing and shaped by personal perspective. More...

Chicken barbecue offered at church

Faith United Methodist Church, 5505 Broadway, will host a Chiavetta’s chicken barbecue from 11:30 a.m. until sold out Sunday, May 26. Eat-in or takeout is available. Presale tickets cost $9, or $10 at the door. More...

Library News

Lapsit storytime for ages 3 months to 23 months will be offered at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesdays through June 11.  • Storytime for ages 2 to 5 years old will be offered at 10:30 a.m. on Fridays through June 14.  More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Chicken barbecue offered at church   Faith United Methodist Church, 5505 Broadway, will host a Chiavetta’s chicken barbecue from 11:30 a.m. until sold out Sunday, May 26. Eat-in or takeout is available. More...

Business

Big Pawn boasts fair pricing, variety

Retail prices can often be daunting, and nobody would say ‘no’ to some extra cash in their pockets. Tim Heintz offers solutions to both of these scenarios at his new shop, Big Pawn, at 4522 Broadway in Depew. More...

Catholic Charities closing in on 2013 appeal goal

With about six weeks remaining before the close of the Appeal 2013 in support of Catholic Charities of Buffalo, the annual campaign has raised more than $10.2 million in cash and pledges, or 95.6 percent of its $10.7 million goal.  More...

New location for the golden arches to open

Lancaster residents will soon have a new McDonald’s and a chance for a year of free food. The restaurant, at 4992 Transit Road, opens Thursday, May 23, and will hold its grand opening the following morning. Doors open at 6 a.m. More...

Voters pass budgets, bus propositions in Lancaster, Depew

Voters in Lancaster and Depew gave a resounding yes to school district propositions during the elections held on Tuesday. Both district budgets passed as well as transportation propositions, and voters also elected members to the two school boards. More...

Memorial Day provides pick of parades

The Depew Joint Veterans Committee will begin its Memorial Day ceremonies with a church service at 9:30 a.m. at The Vine Wesleyan Church, 425 Penora St., followed by the parade, which begins at 10:30.  More...

Local News

NIFTY THRIFTY

  - TL John and Linh Thi Yarrington, both of Cheektowaga, make some purchases at the Village Wide Garage Sale in Lancaster on Sunday. The sale, which was sponsored by the Village of Lancaster, began Friday. Photo by Timothy T. More...

Lancaster students to host SADD Week

The students and advisers of Lancaster High School’s Students Against Destructive Decisions Club will be hosting SADD Week from Tuesday, May 28, through Friday, May 31. More...

Woman charged with DWI after car goes in ditch

A Depew woman was charged with felony driving while intoxicated on Friday night after she lost control of her vehicle, struck a mailbox and went into a ditch on Genesee Street in the Town of Alden.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Gun buyback fair game for debate

In his recent editorial addressing the City of Buffalo’s gun buyback program, Mr. Sherman clearly states that the gun buyback should not be considered a political or campaign issue.   More...

Garbage totes strain taxpayer pockets

Depew taxpayers recently made an investment to purchase garbage cans with lids and recycling bins to comply with garbage laws — laws the mayor says Depew does not enforce. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Regarding Trustee Schroeder who abandoned his property on Irvingwood in the village, just recently he used 24 Irvingwood as his residence for the election. Now we learn that the place is inhabitable. More...

Sports

Lancaster opens postseason with victory

Boys Lacrosse

The Lancaster High School boys lacrosse team opened up the Class A playoffs with a 9-5 win over Lockport on Monday in a quarterfinal contest.  The Redskins (7-10) were led by attacker Matt Malecki’s four goals, two assists and fellow sopho More...

State qualifier held at Diamond Hawk

The New York State Public High School Athletic Association Section VI state qualifier was held on Monday at Diamond Hawk Golf Course in Cheektowaga.  The high school golf season is held during the fall in Section VI, but because some sections in More...

Season ends for Depew baseball

A senior-laden Depew High School baseball team refused to go down without a fight, but its effort came up short Tuesday in a 4-3 loss to Tonawanda in the quarterfinal round of the Section VI, Class B-1 playoffs.  Nick Pullo threw a complete game More...

Entertainment

Theatre

ongoing:now-May 25   More...

Special Events

fri. 24   Master Gardeners’ Plant Sale — A choice selection of sun and shade perennials, natives, herbs, annuals, shrubs and vines direct from the gardens of Erie County master gardeners, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. More...

Literature

thurs. 23   Spit at Spot — Open mic poetry night hosted by Brown Sugar, 7 p.m. Thursday, May 23, at Spot Coffee, 227 Delaware Ave., Buffalo; Free. 818-3739  More...