Weekly Feature



February 13, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

VALENTINES FOR VETS

— Erie County Legislator Ted Morton observes as third-graders Jarred Cole, left, Mya Wright and Danielle King make valentines for veterans on Friday along with other students at Cayuga Heights More...

Editorial

Potential tax cap override needs better explanation

Bee Editorial

If teenagers want to stay out after curfew, they usually have to tell their parents why they would like to depart from the rules. More...

Spindle items

• A DAY OF REST — Getting up and going on a Monday morning can be a challenging proposition, but on Feb. 17, many of us will get a little break. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Feb. 14, 1889   The little town of Java, Wyoming County, is said to contain ten poets. This county recently had the small pox, too.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Several times this week, Village of Lancaster streets needed plowing but they did not plow, but they were using the sidewalk plow. Sounds like a waste of money. All I see is my taxes going up and up in June.  More...

Education

Canisius High School names first honors students

Canisius High School has announced the following students received first honors for the second marking period of the 2013-14 school year. More...

Lifestyles

The backer breaks new ground, ideas come to life through Kickstarter

Kickstarter is a creative hub where ideas can become reality. Launched in 2009, the innovative platform allows artists, musicians, designers and filmmakers to create an independent project, with full responsibility, to gain support.  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 March 4.  • Story Time Session II for 2- to 5-year-olds is being held at 10:30 a.m. Fridays, Feb. More...

Disney vacation marks 50 years

Sharon and Alan Bielmeier of The Villages, Fla., formerly of Lancaster, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a trip to Walt Disney World.  Alan Bielmeier married the former Sharon Rupe on Feb. 8, 1964, at St. More...

Entertainment

Theatre

thurs. 13 - sun. 16   More...

Family Activities

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Walking Tours

thurs. 13   Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve - Hike, Snowshoe or Cross-Country Ski — This 3- to 4-mile walk is presented by the Foothills Trail Club, 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. More...

Village of Depew looks at override of tax cap

A public hearing will be held in the Village of Depew regarding Local Law 1, authorizing a property tax levy in excess of the current limit set.  (See editorial on page four)  More...

Heroin abuse rampant in Erie County

Officials are seeing a dramatic increase in heroin abuse throughout Erie County, which follows similar trends across the United States, as use of the drug has reached epidemic proportions during the last five years.  More...

Local News

Como Lake Scout receives Gold Award

¦ Encourages pursuit of, science, technology, engineering and math

Victoria Allen from Girl Scout Troop 640 in the Como Lake Service Unit has recently earned the Girl Scout Gold Award, which is the highest award given to Girl Scouts.  More...

Depew man allegedly admits to heroin usage prior to accident involving two children

David Wilczak, 30, of the Village of Depew, was arrested on Feb. More...

Twin Village Art Society to offer pair of art demonstration choices

The Twin Village Art Society will hold an artistic demonstration via DVD at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25. More...

Letters to the Editor

Drug epidemic goes beyond celebrities

Aren’t all drug-related deaths tragic? If so, why do we as a community and a nation tend to ignore the 38,000 overdose deaths in the United States each year until it claims the life of someone with celebrity status?  More...

Police Blotter

Apparent cat-lover accused in theft off food, litter

Depew   Wednesday, Feb. 5  • A man struck a gas pump with a plow and fled the scene. The truck was registered to his mother, who called him. He said he would return to the station but never did. More...

Obituaries

Death Notices

BEATTIE, Virginia, formerly of Lancaster, died Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014. Mrs. Beattie is survived by two sons, Edward and Robert; five grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. More...

Sports

Lancaster/Iroquois runner up in Section VI

Girls Federation ice hockey

Kenmore had struggled with Lancaster/Iroquois this year — losing to them twice — but when it mattered most, they were able to win 2-1 on Wednesday for their third consecutive Section VI championship.  In their previous two matchups t More...

Turnovers, missed shots doom Lady Wildcats hoops

The last two games for the Depew girls basketball team ended in losses — one due to turnovers and the other to a lack of good shooting — but head coach Charlie Guay said that both can be fixed by the time playoffs begin.  More...

Football coaching clinic slated at Elks

University at Buffalo football assistant coaches Lou Tepper, Marty Spieler and Maurice Linquist will be featured clinicians for the Western New York Football Coaches Association meet at 7:30 p.m., Monday, Feb. More...

Business

Marrano again ‘Raising the Roof’ for Roswell

Construction is under way at Marrano’s The Cove at Pleasant Meadows in Lancaster on a home that will benefit research and patient care at Roswell Park Cancer Institute.  This is Marrano’s fourth “Raising the Roof” project More...

EG Tax Services pairs with county clerk to help veterans

Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs welcomes EG Tax Services to his “Thank–A-Vet” discount program. The program has grown from 27 businesses to more than 600, offering discounts on goods and services for veterans.  More...

McGuire Group division appoints new vice president

Meghan Schobert has been appointed vice president of the Reliant Medical Equipment and Supply division of the McGuire Group Pharmacy in Cheektowaga. She previously served as director of business development for the past five years. More...