Weekly Feature

January 23, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Dog control officer remembered for dedication

Loyal, humble, a good man.  That is how members of the Lancaster Town Board remembered the late David Horn at Tuesday night’s meeting.  Horn, 63, was the dog control officer in the town for a little less than 15 years. On Jan. More...

Spaghetti dinner benefit to be held

A spaghetti dinner fundraiser will be held to benefit Linda Bauer from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, at the Lancaster Depew Moose Lodge, 5437 Broadway.  More...

Editorial

Adversity provides opportunity for growth

Bee Editorial

When a school closes its doors, it is certainly not an easy thing to swallow for faculty, staff, students and families. More...

Spindle items

• DON’T LET YOURSELF BE CONNED — I received a phone call from a man this week offering a potential news story. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Jan. 24, 1889   The town meeting is drawing near.  The glass blowers in the village have been enjoying a vacation since Monday, the factory having been closed to make some necessary repairs. More...

Obituaries

Death Notice

DUBICKI, Dorcas D., of Lancaster, died Friday, Jan. 10, 2014. Mrs. Dubicki is survived by one daughter, Lidia; one son, Henryk; and three grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Henryk. A memorial service was held Jan. More...

Lifestyles

Painting it Red

Galloping toward good fortune in the Chinese New Year

Many celebrations are born out of myth and passed on through the animated voice of a storyteller.  According to eBeijing, the city’s official English language website, ancient Chinese legend spoke of a beast named Nian, who would emerge fr 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 Jan. 28 and Feb. 11 through March 4.  • Story Time Session II for 2- to 5-year-olds is being held at 10:30 a.m. More...

In the Military

Randolph Dial of Lancaster has been promoted to the rank of staff sergeant in the Army National Guard. He is serving with the 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team.  More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Alden Christian Theater Society to hold auditions   More...

Business

Lancaster resident promoted within People Inc.’s Behavioral Health Services

Michael Horn of Lancaster has been promoted to assistant director of People Inc.’s Behavioral Health Services.  Horn has been with People Inc. More...

United Church Home Inc. recipient of $15,000 Year Round grant

Grant recipients for “Year Round” youth program funding were revealed last week by Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz and Commissioner of Social Services Carol Dankert-Maurer.  More...

PROMOTED

— Lisa Dojnik and Dana Zilka have each received promotions at SKM Group in Depew. Dojnik was promoted to art director. More...

Our Lady of Pompeii facing final months with strength, grace

To the administrators, teachers, students and families of Our Lady of Pompeii School, it came as no surprise when the Diocese of Buffalo announced on Jan. 15 that their school would be one of 10 to close their doors in June.  More...

Depew anticipates small increase in state aid

Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s 2014-15 Executive Budget, which was unveiled on Tuesday, has Depew School District Superintendent Jeffrey Rabey concerned about the potentially small increase in the district’s state aid for the next school year.  More...

Lancaster trombonist takes second in Army-sponsored event

Most musical competitions are divided into subcategories. Instruments that seem to sing like flutes and pianos compete against one another, and belting brass go head to head with their musical kin.  More...

Local News

Depew hosts Erie County Music Educators Association Solo Festival for 18th year

On Jan. More...

A FRESH NEW LOOK

— Lancaster High School freshman Stephanie Siresi shows off the 10 inches of hair she had cut off for donation during Lancaster High School's recent Bald for Bucks fundraiser. More...

Drum corps looking for new percussionists, color guard members and bell players

The Renegade Drum Corps has been tapping away at a steady beat since 1998, and now the group is looking to add new members to its ranks.  The organization, which comprises a color guard, bell line and percussion section, has roughly 30 members a More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.For the person who suggested anyone interested in totes to go buy one himself, I see no need to buy a tote for myself, as I handle my garbage properly. It’s always covered, in the yard and at the curb. More...

Sports

Lancaster sets school, meet records at Brockport

Indoor track

The Lady Redskins indoor track team racked up three victories and a meet record to finish in third place overall with 54 points out of 41 schools at the Brockport State Invitational on Saturday.  More...

Devic leads basketball team to embark in ‘Goin Bald For Bucks’

Lancaster High School junior Matt Devic knows all too well the importance of cancer research. More...

Depew hoops demolish Pioneer on the road

The Wildcats basketball team made a statement on the road at Pioneer on Friday by blowing them out 79-38.  The offensive outburst came after a loss to Amherst on Tuesday, and coach Larry Jones said it was the best all around game he has seen fro More...