Weekly Feature



August 22, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Countywide service initiative helps community organizations

The 2013 United Way Day of Caring, which took place on Aug. 21, helped more than 100 organizations in a variety of ways, from planting to pruning and from mentoring to mailing. More...

Walden Avenue firm looks to install compressed natural gas fueling station for fleet, public

A public hearing on Monday evening allowed a representative for Try-It Distributing, located at 4155 Walden Ave., to discuss plans for a new compressed natural gas fueling station.  More...

Editorial

Green is good, domestic is delightful

Bee Editorial

When the words “compressed natural gas” are spoken in a public forum, some people are in favor, some are against, and some are simply unaware of this alternative fuel source. More...

Spindle items

• SO YOU THINK YOU CAN CRAFT — Blessed Mother Teresa Parish and St. More...

Out of the Past

Worship site

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...

Police Blotter

Man claims to have been shot with BB gun by boss

Depew  Saturday, Aug. 10  • A vehicle entering a Freeman Drive motel had a broken taillight. The Buffalo man’s license was found to be suspended.  Sunday, Aug. 11  More...

Sports

Alumni Football USA looking for former players

Everybody knows that guy that still talks endlessly about all of his accomplishments on the high school football field even if he graduated years ago.  Alumni Football USA gives the former player a chance to suit up once again and try to relive More...

Buffalo Combat Fitness teaches art of self defense

Gym’s forte is groundfighting and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Buffalo Combat Fitness recently opened at Patrick Lane in Depew and things are busy at the combat oriented club. The business operates in the same location as Cobra Wrestling at the corner of Dick and George Urban by the Department of Motor Vehicles. More...

Nickel City Nine 14U completes successful summer of action

The Nickel City Nine 14U baseball team finished out the year winning its sixth tournament of the summer at the Lou Gehrig Wood Bat Classic.  The team is composed of players from different communities throughout Western New York and compiled an o More...

Entertainment

Special Events

thurs. 22-sun. 25   Greater Niagara Fish Odyssey — 37th annual fishing derby is open to three counties: Niagara, Erie, and Orleans, Thursday, Aug. 22, through Sunday, Aug. 25. For more information, visit www.fishodyssey.net.  fri. More...

Family Activities

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Festivals

fri. 23 & sat. 24   Lewiston Jazz Festival — A smooth combo of jazz, food, wine tastings and a classic car show, from 5-10:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23, and from noon-10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, along Center Street, Lewiston. More...

Breaking News - 8/22/2013 10:59 AM

Presidential coverage

Upon his arrival this morning, President Barack Obama was greeted by U.S. Rep. Brian Higgins, left, D-Amherst, Cheektowaga, Tonawanda, and City of Buffalo Mayor Byron More...

Depew approves new assistant principal

Depew School District welcomed one of its newest members during a board of education meeting Tuesday evening.  James Lupini has been approved as the assistant principal for the Depew School District. More...

Youth lands nationally touring role

Tyler Altomari recently landed his biggest stage role to date.  He has been cast as Michael, the younger brother to the main character of “Elf - The Musical” produced by NETworks PRESENTATIONS. More...

Local News

LHS grad is the face of familiar Disney princesses

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Children who grow up watching animated Disney movies are bound to have a particular fascination with certain characters, and the thought of becoming one is the stuff that dreams are made of.  Growing up, Ariel from “The Little Mermaid&rdqu More...

EXTRA, EXTRA INNINGS

— The Depew Fire West End Softball Team won the 2013 Cheektowaga Volunteer Firemen’s Softball League Championship Title by defeating Ucrest in extra innings. The game was held Aug. More...

Abandoned bicycles to be given away to Boys and Girls Club members

Thirty-four children will soon be receiving a bicycle free of charge, thanks to the Lancaster Police Department and The Depew-Lancaster Boys and Girls Club.  “We didn’t buy them,” said Captain William J. Karn Jr. More...

Letters to the Editor

Collins needs to offer solutions

Congressman Collins’ article regarding the Affordable Care Act in The Clarence Bee on July 31 once more reaffirms my decision to leave the Republican Party after 40 years.  Collins is asking for the repeal of a law that has not even been f More...

Foreign policy criticism out of line

The counterproductive rhetoric by Bee columnist David Sherman about President Barack Obama shows his total lack of political knowledge.  His commentary on Obama’s foreign policy, particularly in regard to the United States, Russia and Edwa More...

Obituaries

John L. Beilman, aerospace engineer

John L. Beilman, 93, of Lancaster, died Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013.  Mr. Beilman was born in Buffalo where he lived and attended school until 1933 when he moved with his family to Lancaster. There he attended St. More...

Death Notice

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Lifestyles

Half-century later, King’s ‘dream’ resonates

The words of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. More...

Booster club to host golf tournament

The Lancaster Boys Soccer Booster will sponsor its sixth annual golf tournament on Sunday, Aug. 25, at Chestnut Hill Country Club, 1300 Broadway in Darien. The 18-hole course will be played as a 4-man scramble. More...

Annunciation Schoolaccepting applications

Annunciation School, located at 7580 Clinton St., is accepting applications for prekindergarten three and four, for the 2013-14 school year. More...

Business

Chiropractor returns to private practice, post-academia

In 2003, Dr. Stephen Zajac was the first person hired by D’Youville College for its chiropractic program, which was new at the time. More...

SOMETHING TO ROAR ABOUT

— The third annual Lancaster Lions Club Closest to the Pin competition raised $1,013 to support local youth. More...

STAR Program registration process changed

The New York State Tax Department recently unveiled the online STAR registration platform. The program is a secure, online program designed for homeowners currently receiving Basic STAR property tax exemption. More...