Weekly Feature

November 21, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Town of Lancaster adopts budget following board compromise

The Lancaster Town Board adopted a $13.97 million 2014 budget on Monday, after a compromise unseen in recent years and unexpected by residents.  An 11th-hour concession between members of the board led the budget’s estimated General Fund r More...

Editorial

Honest communication leads to forward motion

Bee Editorial

Teachers deserve the utmost respect. More...

Spindle items

• BEING THANKFUL — Thanksgiving is around the corner, and most of us have plenty to be thankful for. Of course, there are times for all of us that we feel as though that well is running low. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Nov. 22, 1888   More...

Police Blotter

Woman freezes accounts when wallet stolen in ice cream aisle

Depew   Monday, Nov. 11  • A man involved in an accident at Broadway and Transit Road had marijuana in his pocket.  Tuesday, Nov. 12  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.I went to Depew Recreation Ice Rink on Friday night. There were six of us. We arrived, but there was no public skating. I found out that they have eliminated Friday night public skating. Last year they had three days: Friday, Saturday and Sunday. More...

Sports

Explosive start carries Wildcats into state semifinals

If you blinked within the first four minutes of the Far West Regional game last Saturday, you missed a start that couldn’t be scripted in a movie.  On the first play from scrimmage, Geneva ran a seam route up the middle of the field and se More...

South, Clarence dominate First Team selections

2013 All-Bee Girls Soccer

Williamsville South and Clarence were two of the top girls soccer teams in Section VI this fall, so it’s not a surprise that both schools filled up all but two spots on the 2013 All-Bee Girls Soccer Team’s First Team.  More...

All-Bee Football Teams slated

The Bee will announce the 2013 All-Bee Football Team in next week’s edition. How many players from your favorite school made the team? Be sure to read the Nov. 28 edition to find out.   More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Parent group to hold Common Core forum   More...

Entertainment

Theatre

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Art

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Special Events

thurs. 21   Memories in the Making: Art Show and Auction — Annual meeting of Alzheimer’s Association WNY Chapter includes awards presentations, art show and auction, 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. More...

State’s plan to share student information met with animosity

Some school districts, including Lancaster and Depew, are signing on to the inBloom program gathering data on the state’s students, but others say they will not participate.  Lancaster parents requested the board return the Race to the Top More...

Triumph over tragedy

Family of shock victim aims to give back to hospital that gave them back their son

The Pesany family has responded to adversity not with despair and self-pity, but rather with a deep sense of gratitude and the determination to make something positive of an otherwise devastating situation. More...

Local News

Cayuga Heights student aims to help environment

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Brooke Dehn is using markers to color a better world for tomorrow, and she is only in fourth grade.  A Cayuga Heights Elementary School student, Brooke learned of JBI Inc.’s Plastic2Oil Program about four months ago, and then she took acti More...

Fire Truck Parade to bring tradition, Santa Claus, to Lancaster

Just as sure as snow in Western New York, the annual Christmasville Fire Truck Parade is a sign that the holiday season is on its way.  The Greater Lancaster Museum of Firefighting will be holding its sixth annual Christmasville Fire Truck Parad More...

Veteran to receive garage roof through not-for-profit agency

Lee Burns, a Lancaster resident who served in the Army in the 123rd Transportation Brigade, now has heart disease and service-related issues that have left him 50 percent disabled. More...

Letters to the Editor

Voters deserve thanks for support

On election night, I was humbled by the support of the voters in Alden, Cheektowaga and Lancaster to serve as your next Erie County legislator.  More...

Gipple Cabin needed help

I read with interest, the articles in The Bee and The Buffalo News on Nov. More...

Education

Depew High School posts first-quarter honor roll

The following students were named to the honor roll at Depew High School for the first quarter of the 2013-14 school year..  Grade 12   More...

Depew Middle School students make honor, merit rolls

The following students were named to the honor and merit rolls at Depew Middle School for the first quarter of the 2013-14 school year.  Honor roll  Grade 8   More...

Canisius High School names Lancaster and Depew students to honor roll

The following students from Lancaster and Depew were named to the honor roll at Canisius High School for the first marking period of the year. More...

Lifestyles

The vegans have spoken, and they’re foodies, too

Buffalo Vegetarian Society initiative challenges area restaurants

With award-winning chefs and a food culture reflecting an array of ethnic influences — some being area traditions — Buffalo restaurants offer inspired everyday fare but often overlook a growing demographic: reformed omnivores, better know More...

Church to serve Chiavetta’s chicken

Faith United Methodist Church, 5505 Broadway, Lancaster, will hold a Chiavetta’s chicken barbecue at 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 24, until sold out. Tickets are $9 pre-event and $10 at the door. Eat-in or takeout will be available. More...

Artists to demonstrate techniques at workshop

The Twin Village Art Society will hold a program titled Paint In at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 26, on the second floor of the Lancaster Municipal Building at Central Avenue and Broadway.  More...

Business

Dancing through life’s motions

Dance Spectrum aims to teach respect, determination and dance

When Patty Polanski Neal founded Dance Spectrum in 1979 she had 30 children under her instruction during her first year.  Now, the school has grown to 700 students, employs roughly a dozen instructors — most of whom are former students the More...

Depew facility connects with HEALTHeLINK

With authorized patient consent, the nearly 3,000 Western New York physicians who are participating in HEALTHeLINK now have access to diagnostic quality images from Windsong Radiology Group, including a location at 4893 Transit Road, Depew, making it More...

Indoor electric go-cart track opens in Walden Galleria

Pole Position Raceway opened its newest indoor go-cart facility in the Walden Galleria on Wednesday.  The go-cart race track features the thrills of speed and the competition of racing against the clock in carts that reach up to 45 miles per hou More...