Weekly Feature



November 28, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Businesses attack hunger with opening of ‘Hunger Games’

No games were being played as 96.1 JOY FM and Firehouse Subs made an effort to reduce hunger in the area on Friday night.  Those looking to catch “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” in theaters this past weekend just had to give a hand More...

Editorial

Veterans should use free life-coaching program

Bee Editorial

Life coach Ralph Klicker saw a need for helping veterans transition easily into civilian life, so he worked to make it happen.  After a year of diligent work, Klicker started a free life-coaching program for veterans at the Newman Center at the More...

Spindle items

• GIVING OF OURSELVES — I am certainly not a doctor. That should be evident by the very fact that I am writing this spindle. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Nov. 29, 1888   It is customary to say wrinkles come from worrying, but the truth is most of them come from laughing.  More...

Police Blotter

Six-week-old puppy stolen, returned to owner

Depew   Monday, Nov. 18  • A Penora Street man called police because his roommate had a knife and was on probation, and he did not think that was allowed. More...

Obituaries

Death Notice

GREIL, Linda, of Cowlesville, N.Y., died Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013. Ms. Greil is survived by her mother, Teresa (nee Rautenstrauch); two brothers, Robert and David; and one sister, Deborah Bliss. She was preceded in death by her father, Robert. More...

Bee policy on obituaries

The Bee publishes death notices and obituaries free of charge. Please request that your funeral director send written information to The Bee. Submissions may be made by the funeral director or by family members. More...

Sports

Wildcats dream season ended by Endwell

The Wildcats could not sustain an early lead to move past Section IV champion — and back-to-back state champion — Maine-Endwell in the Class B state semifinals last Saturday at Sahlen’s Stadium in Rochester.  Depew led 7-0 just More...

Championship contenders represented on First Team

2013 All-Bee Football — Defense

The majority of the First Team All-stars on defense for the 2013 All-Bee Football Team have a championship pedigree, as evidenced by how many of them helped lift their schools to prominent places in the playoff spotlight this fall. More...

Basketball previews on tap

The Bee will kick off its coverage of the 2013-14 winter sports season next week with previews of the boys and girls basketball teams. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Depew Falcons to hold fall dance   The Depew Falcons will hold the eighth annual fall dance, with doors opening at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 29, at 445 Columbia Ave., Depew. Live music by Crash Cadillac will be from 8 p.m. to midnight. More...

Business

Small business summit, seminar to be held by Gallivan, Chamber of Commerce

The Lancaster Area Chamber of Commerce is pairing with state Sen. Patrick Gallivan to bring helpful advice to the business owners of the area.  The free event is being held from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. More...

County reminds residents to practice food safety

The Erie County Department of Health encourages cooks to use the safest ways to thaw, prepare, stuff and cook turkey.  More...

Depew student receives achievement award

The Cheektowaga Chamber of Commerce, Villa Maria College and Community Connections named Ronald Jerozal as the November Student Achievement Award recipient.  Jerozal, a student at Depew High School, has been exploring the world of business throu More...

Common Core continues to agitate communities

Lancaster forum hosted by parents

Concerned parents in the Lancaster community organized and hosted an open public forum on Thursday concerning the New York State Common Core Learning Standards curriculum and subsequent testing reforms. More...

Fusani pleads guilty to grand larceny

Teresa Fusani, former treasurer of the Depew Saints Hockey Club, has pleaded guilty as charged to grand larceny in the second degree, according to a release from the Erie County District Attorney’s Office. More...

Local News

THROUGH THE WOODS

— Jacob Bajdas of Reinstein Woods gives a tour to children on Saturday morning. More...

Lancaster Music Department to put on slew of holiday shows

For any resident looking to hear some holiday cheer this season, they need look no further than the Lancaster Central School District.  More...

Village of Lancaster awaiting more information on reasons for higher electricity cost

The Village of Lancaster has seen an $8,000 increase in the cost of electricity from New Wave Energy since January — and the board is still awaiting proof that the cost increase is legitimate.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Food pantry donors deserve thanks

Thank you, Lancaster, for reaching out, digging deep and saying “yes” when it comes to helping neighbors in need. More...

Thanks for vote, campaign support

I would like to personally thank the Town of Lancaster residents for your vote of confidence in giving me the opportunity to serve a second term as your highway superintendent. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Another season of the no parking ban in the Village and Town of Lancaster and another year proof positive that the merged police departments don’t work to the village’s good. More...

Education

D’Youville senior earns scholarship for exceptional involvement

Marissa Benzin, a Lancaster native and a senior at D’Youville College, was selected for the Marguerite d’Youville Scholarship for 2013.  The $1,000 scholarship is awarded to a current junior or senior student who has maintained a cum More...

On the Campus

Riley Fenn of Lancaster has been named a member of the Campus Activities Board at Ashland University.   More...

St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute names first, second honors

The following students have been named to the honor roll at St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute for the first quarter of the 2013-14 year.  Depew  First Honors   Grade 9  J. More...

Lifestyles

Antique toys carry hidden values from childhood

Rust, dents, chipped paint and faded colors all show glimpses into a once beloved childhood toy, lost to adulthood and quickly forgotten.  More...

Santa Claus to visit Westwood Park

The Town of Lancaster Parks and Recreation Department will sponsor Santa at Westwood Park. The event will take place from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1, from the Westwood Park Pavilion, 175 Pavement Road. More...

Library News

• Lapsit Story Time for 3- to 23-month-olds with a parent or caregiver is being held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays through Dec. 17.  • Story Time Session II for 2- to 5-year-olds is being held at 10:30 a.m. Fridays Dec. 6 through Dec. More...

Entertainment

Theatre

ongoing: now-Nov. 29   More...

Holiday

thurs. 28   Thanksgiving Chinese Show — 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 28, at the Seneca Niagara Casino Events Center, 310 Fourth St., Niagara Falls; $. 1-877-873-6322, www.senecaniagaracasino.com  fri. 29   More...

Family Activities

fri. 29   Turkey Stroll — The day after Thanksgiving is a great time for a walk in the woods, 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 29, at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew; Free - registration required. More...