Weekly Feature

March 13, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Lancaster presents initial draft budget

The initial draft budget for the Lancaster Central School District shows a more than $2.3 million shortfall for the 2014-15 school year.  A presentation on the budget by Jamie Phillips, assistant superintendent for business and support services, More...

Editorial

Catholic Charities provides beneficial services to all

Bee Editorial

Every year, Catholic Charities holds an Appeal fundraiser in order to continue providing numerous services to the community.  More...

Spindle items

• A SEASON TO SING — Anyone who has ever been involved in a musical production on a student level knows just how rewarding it can be.  More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago March 14, 1889   More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

. With the upcoming village budget, I hope they include money for curbs and storm sewers, which we have been promised for years in the village. Blacktopping or resurfacing the street will do nothing for residents up here. More...

Sports

Guay named to coach all star roster with daughter on the team

Depew girls basketball coach Charlie Guay has been chosen to coach one of four Lions Club girls all star rosters, and his daughter Brooke is one of the players on his team.  More...

CHASING GOLD

— Lancaster native, and St. Mary’s graduate, Adam Page is currently competing in the Paralympic Games in Russia on the sled hockey team. More...

Lancers getting ready to square off against Regis in Class B finals

Boys basketball

On Monday, the St. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Craft show seeks craft people   Blessed Mother Teresa Parish is calling all crafters to participate in the craft show on Saturday, April 5, at St. James Church, 500 Terrace Blvd., Depew. More...

Business

Lancaster Area Chamber of Commerce names two new board members

The Lancaster Area Chamber of Commerce recently named two new members to its board.  James Burke is the current general manager of the Airport Hampton Inn and Suites and has many years of hospitality experience. More...

Lancaster YMCA attempts to reach fundraising goal by deadline

The Lancaster Family YMCA officially kicked off its 2014 annual campaign on Jan. More...

Lancaster, Depew vendors taking part in Home Show

The Buffalo Home Show is featuring 250 vendors from all over Western New York. More than a handful of those vendors hail from the Lancaster and Depew area and will be selling their wares this weekend.  More...

Village of Depew tax increase to stay below state cap

The Depew Village Board has approved a budget that will realize a tax increase beneath its state tax cap.  More...

Advisory Committee officially accepted by Lancaster Village Board

About midway through the Lancaster Village Board meeting on Monday, Mayor Paul Maute began talking about the sudden passing of Jeffrey Stribing and then introduced one of the members of the Village Advisory Committee, Jim Everett. More...

WHEN IRISH EYES ARE SMILING

— A St. Patrick’s Day tea was held at the Hull Family Home on March 9, and Leslie Ives, left, and Linda Schweickhard attended in their festive outfits. More...

Local News

Rochester area man charged in robberies of Depew, other banks

A Greece, N.Y., man is being charged with three counts of robbery after he targeted three banks, one of which was in Depew, according to Detective Sgt. Donald Panzarella of the Depew Police Department Detective Bureau.  More...

Village of Lancaster looks to join National Register of Historic Places

Village of Lancaster Mayor Paul Maute recently announced that the nomination process has begun for listing the Lancaster Downtown Historic District in the State and National Registers of Historic Places by the Village Historic Preservation Commission More...

Catholic Charities seeks funds to continue serving communities

Basic human services such as food pantries, counseling and financial assistance are just some of the 70 programs Catholic Charities provides.  In order to continue offering these services, the not-for-profit organization holds an Appeal each yea More...

Police Blotter

Man arrested after drinking in police station parking lot

Depew   Monday, March 3  • An Orchard Park woman was pulled over for speeding on Transit Road and was found to have an alleged blood alcohol level of 0.19 percent.  Wednesday, March 5  More...

Education

Depew Middle School names students to honor roll

The following students have been named to the honor and merit rolls at Depew Middle School for the second quarter of the 2013-14 school year.  Grade 8   More...

Sacred Heart names Lancaster, Depew students to honor roll

The following students from Lancaster and Depew have been named to the honor roll at Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart for the second quarter of the 2013-14 school year  Grade 12   Georgianna Stoj of Depew and Kathleen Aquino, Emily Conno More...

Universal prekindergarten applications now being accepted

Based on anticipated state funding, the Lancaster Central School District is accepting applications for a tuition-free Universal Prekindergarten program for the 2014-15 school year. More...

Lifestyles

Arguments against e-cigs may be blowing smoke

January marked the 50th anniversary of the surgeon general’s warning regarding the hazards of smoking cigarettes. More...

Lancaster Senior Center to hold Friday night dance

Lancaster seniors will hold a dance from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, May 16, at the The Lancaster Senior Center, 100 Oxford Ave. The event will feature Bobby Sugg, whose music includes all genres. The cost is $3 per person at the door. 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, March 18 through April 8.  • Story Time for 2- to 5-year-olds is being held at 10:30 a.m. More...