Weekly Feature



May 1, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Proposed facility will help homeless female vets

Bee Editorial

Even in 2014, many of us view the U.S. military as an overwhelmingly male organization. However, according to the U.S. More...

Spindle items

• GROWING GIRLS — I was a Girl Scout for many years growing up, and I was lucky enough to have a troop leader that I also called “Mom.” She worked very hard to create an excellent experience for me and the rest of the girls in More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago May 2, 1889   More...

Police Blotter

Man causes power outage striking utility pole

Depew  Tuesday, April 22  • A man with a suspended license told officers that he had received a letter from the Department of Motor Vehicles but thought it was just because his license had expired.  More...

Obituaries

Maureen Mockler, Clarence, Lancaster educator

Maureen Therese Mockler (nee Statler), 66, of Clarence, died Friday, Feb. 7, 2014.  Growing up in Lancaster, Mrs. Mockler attended St. Mary’s High School, Daemen College and Canisius College. More...

Sports

Lancaster dominates Lady Quakers in second half

It was a tight first half in Friday’s game, but after the intermission, Lancaster came out flying and scored six unanswered goals to win 12-5.  In the first 10 minutes of the game, Orchard Park was holding on to a 3-2 lead against the top More...

Lady Wildcats add to perfect record

As long as the weather cooperates this spring, Depew has been able to step out on the diamond and win.  The Lady Wildcats added two more victories last week, improving to 3-0 on the season.  On Thursday, Depew took down East Aurora 6-2 afte More...

Kilijanski's Corner

The St. Mary’s baseball team had the odds stacked against them on Monday against St. Francis, but wound up prevailing in an impressive performance.  As a small school, St. Mary’s normally has an uphill battle. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Fashionistas to support Relay for Life   The Relay for Life Fashion Show will be held Saturday, May 3, at the Fairdale Banquet Center, 672 Wehrle Drive. The doors open at 11 a.m., and lunch is served at noon. More...

Lancaster Village Board approves new budget

Village of Lancaster board members approved next year’s $6.3 million budget on a 4-1 vote Monday night.  The new budget features a 0.85 percent tax rate increase and a 0.89 percent tax levy increase. More...

Village of Depew recognizes students for patriotic works

Students from Depew Middle School were recognized during Monday night’s Village Board meeting for their expressions of patriotism through words and art.  The middle school recently held its Freedom in America essay and poster contest for w More...

Local News

SPRUCING UP THE PARK

— Leo Warrington Jr., left, and Derek Steimer, move a blue spruce tree donated by Adam Nurseries. More...

Increased funding will allow for increased traffic patrols in Village of Depew

Drivers in Depew may soon notice the increased presence of police officers watching their behavior on the roadways.  The Depew Police Department will be conducting several selective traffic enforcement details throughout the year, according to a More...

Opera House appoints new member to board

The Lancaster Opera House has announced the appointment of Deny Adelman to its board of trustees. Adelman is president of Working Knowledge, a national telecommunication cable and communication firm.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Niagara Falls ARS must remain open

I recently read in the Air Force Times about “warm basing,” where the Air Force limits funding to a base while not allowing the local community to use the facilities. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.As a resident of the Village of Lancaster, I’m disappointed to hear they appointed the superintendent’s brother to a position in village government. He is not a village resident. More...

Education

Lancaster and Depew students named to St. Mary’s honor roll

The following students from Lancaster and Depew have been named to the honor roll at St. Mary’s High School for the third quarter of the 2013-14 school year.  Depew  Grade 12   More...

Man watches his house burn from office chair

Patrols and Town Line Fire Department responded to a report of a fire at a vacant house on Broadway on Thursday night, to find the homeowner sitting in an office chair and watching the blaze.  More...

Depew High School names honor roll students

The following students from Depew High School have been named to the honor roll for the third quarter of the 2013-14 school year.  Grade 12   More...

Lifestyles

Fore!

Disc golf is in the air

With warm weather finally making its appearance, folks are headed outside to greet the sun and stretch their legs, which brings a desire for fun, free recreational activities.  More...

Fiesta to be celebrated at St. Mary’s

St. Mary’s High School in Lancaster will hold a Friends and Family Fiesta from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, May 5, at 142 Laverack Ave., Village of Lancaster. The event is for those entering seventh and eighth grade who want to experience St. More...

West Falls church teams up to bring history bus tours

Appreciating history is a definitive part of the identity of Griffin Mills Presbyterian Church.  “Our church is the oldest church in Erie County, and it has such a long and colorful history, especially in the antislavery, Underground Railr More...

Business

Elaine’s Flower Shoppe feels like home

For 33 years, customers have walked through the doors of Elaine’s Flower Shoppe in search of beautiful arrangements for many of life’s milestones.  In some cases, the Depew shop helps brighten joyful occasions such as weddings and pr More...

Veterans can seek weight management help through TeleMOVE!

Struggling with excess weight is a problem that all too many people face alone. However, veterans in Western New York can find a great deal of assistance through the TeleMOVE! Virtual Program offered by the Department of Veteran Affairs.  More...

Walden Galleria marks 25th anniversary

It’s been 25 years since the Walden Galleria first opened its doors in the Cheektowaga community.  When the mall opened on May 1, 1989, it boasted 150 stores, including JCPenney, Sears, Bonwit Teller, Sibley’s, L. L. More...