Weekly Feature



March 20, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Lancaster to purchase five new police cruisers

The Lancaster Town Board awarded a contract for the purchase of five new 2014 Dodge Charger police vehicles during a meeting on Monday night.  More...

Editorial

STEM extracurriculars important for students

Bee Editorial

The very word “extracurricular” seems to imply that whatever activity to which it refers is not an essential portion of a child’s education. More...

Spindle items

• FOR THE LOVE OF LITERACY — The Depew School District will be holding a districtwide literacy event from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 20, at Depew High School, 5201 S. Transit Road, Depew, and the message is an important one.  More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago March 21, 1889   More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.How could the mayor of Depew and village trustees possibly consider the recommendation by an attorney in his recently completed review of the Depew Fire Department to close the West End fire station? More...

Sports

Poor rebounding costs St. Mary’s a state title

Boys basketball

Rebounding has been an Achilles heel of the Lancers all season long and it was the same theme in the Catholic High School Athletic Association Class B state championship game on Saturday against Regis High School.  The Lancers lost 56-50 after b More...

North’s Bill Shaw named girls’ top coach in first year with team

All-Bee Basketball

Williamsville North head coach Bill Shaw has always had a knack for getting into a sectional championship game.  In his first year coaching the Lady Spartans, Shaw led the team to a berth in the Class AA title game against Jamestown. More...

Cheektowaga’s Pat Cullinan runs away with boys’ Coach of Year honors

All-Bee Basketball

After five years of hard work at Cheektowaga Central, Patrick Cullinan was able to bring the school its first boys basketball Section VI championship.  Cheektowaga beat Amherst in the Class A-2 championship game on a late three-pointer in overt More...

Business

Creative Inservices offers range of first aid training

Training others to save lives through first aid and CPR is the main focus of Creative Inservices.  The business, at 3620 Harlem Road, Cheektowaga, offers several different classes to teach first aid, CPR and health education.  Amy Olsen, o More...

Businessman purchases concert tickets for military personnel

Russell Salvatore has purchased a block of tickets to the upcoming concert of country recording artist Ayla Brown and is making them available to local veterans and active military personnel.  The concert will take place at the Lancaster Opera H More...

Chamber of Commerce to hold conference and trade show

The Lancaster Area Chamber of Commerce will be holding the fifth annual Business Conference and Trade Show, combining the 2014 Guest Speaker Series, Next 20 program and the Chamber Marketplace.  These three programs have been three of the Chambe More...

Depew schools to host Camp Invention

The Depew Board of Education approved a new program called Camp Invention during a meeting on Tuesday night. More...

Hillview students, teachers, band together for Bald for Bucks

Hillview Elementary School’s auditorium was filled with cheers and a small portion of the stage covered with hair when the school hosted a Bald for Bucks event on Monday afternoon.  While three members of the faculty and staff at the schoo More...

Local News

Lancaster graduate gains national recognition

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Caressa Trueman used to look up to her friends who had been named to the “Who’s Who Among American Universities and Colleges,” but now she is standing among them.  “Someone told me I should apply and have a friend who was More...

Depew native named fire chief

Former Village of Depew resident Craig Maciuba, son of Richard Maciuba a former Depew police officer and member of the Depew Hook and Ladder Co. No. 1, was recently named chief of the Palm Harbor Florida Fire and Rescue in Florida.  More...

Town of Lancaster to hold Arbor Day poster contest

Town of Lancaster Forestry Department will host an Arbor Day poster contest, which will earn the winner recognition during the town’s Arbor Day celebration.  Students in fourth, fifth and sixth grades in Lancaster and Depew are eligible to More...

Letters to the Editor

Bowmansville VFA grateful for support

On behalf of the Bowmansville Volunteer Fire Association, I would like to thank the public for making our annual boot drive for the Variety Club Telethon a success. More...

Fire truck purchase needs new direction

There has been a great deal of discussion regarding the purchase of new fire trucks for the Village of Depew. Claims by the fire department they are long overdue and that the current trucks are well past their useful life are true.  More...

Lifestyles

TEDxYouth@Buffalo event to focus on inspiring community youth

What if sharing a single idea had the power to affect an entire community?  Just “Imagine That,” the theme driving Buffalo’s independently organized TEDxYouth@ Buffalo conference, aims to turn kinetic the potential of a powerf More...

CPR classes teach lifesaving skills

A Heartsaver CPR/AED class will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 22, at Lancaster Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7275, 3741 Walden Ave., Lancaster. The class costs $30 per person and is provided by CPR - The Pulse Center.   More...

On the Campus

Thomas Debo of Lancaster has been named to the dean’s list at the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University for the fall 2013 semester.  More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Craft show to feature more than 45 vendors   More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 20   More...

Special Events

thurs. 20   Spring It On — A 24-hour online fundraising event designed to raise awareness and funds for nonprofit organizations throughout WNY with a one-day focus, 8 a.m. Thursday, March 20, to 8 a.m. Friday, March 21. More...

Walking Tours

thurs. 20   Houghton Park/Buffalo River — This 3-mile walk is presented by the Foothills Trail Park, 4 p.m. Thursday, March 20, meet in the parking lot of Houghton Academy on Clinton St., Buffalo. More...