Weekly Feature

February 5, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Options are important for students

Bee Editorial

This week, students from schools in Lancaster and Depew, as well as some surrounding communities, had the opportunity to be exposed to different learning paths they may choose to focus on during their high school years.  More...

Spindle items

• ACADEMIC HONORS — At the end of each semester, there seems to be the inevitable deluge of emails into my inbox.  More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Feb. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.I cannot believe the article that Mayor Hoffman had in last week’s Bee about having a banner year in 2014. So many items couldn’t be further from the truth, and after four years we are still waiting for this group to do something.  More...

Sports

Lancaster falls in Section VI semifinal

It was a heartbreaker for Lancaster/ Iroquois.  Despite only trailing by a goal for most of the game, a 2-0 shutout loss in the semifinal to Kenmore sealed the team’s fate, giving Kenmore its fourth straight berth into the Section VI final More...

Lancaster track takes advantage at 9th/10th grade championships

The Lancaster indoor track teams youthful competitors had a chance last Saturday to show their stuff, taking advantage of the opportunity in the ninth and tenth grade championships at Fredonia State College.  The girls underclassmen had seven fi More...

Depew boys win fourth straight

The Wildcats have been on a roll recently as they completed two, big wins this past week to increase their winning ways to four straight.  It all started in the week with a Friday win over Maryvale.  Freshman Chad Biersbach has been on a sc More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

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Theatre

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Special Events

thurs. 5   Sweet Charity — Indulge in desserts, savor scrumptious food, enjoy wine and beer tastings, and bid in a silent auction, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 5, at The Atrium @ Rich’s, One Robert Rich Way, Buffalo; $. More...

Board approves Fairways of Lancaster rezone request

The Lancaster Town Board moved forward with the controversial redevelopment of the Fairways at Lancaster apartment project at its meeting on Monday night.  The proposed rezoning of the area from single-family and residential commercial to multif More...

White powder at train station determined not to be hazardous

A white powder substance found at the Amtrak train station off Dick Road in Depew turned out not to be a health threat to employees or travelers.  More...

Local News

Music, golf instructor going strong for 20 years

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Ginny Doak-Swann has been an instructor with the West Seneca Community Education program for more than 20 years.  A spunky character, she is full of life and has a great passion to spread her love of music and golf.  More...

Trinity Pantry offers assistance for those with limited mobility

For those who are income-eligible and reside in the 14086 and 14026 ZIP codes, Trinity Food Pantry offers free food every two weeks.  The pantry is located via the east side door of Trinity Episcopal Church, 5448 Broadway, but the service is not More...

Students explore hands-on BOCES Tech programs

Nearly 400 students from Cleveland Hill, Depew, JFK and Orchard Park middle schools took over the Erie 1 BOCES Potter Career and Technical Center one day last week to explore programs that will be available to them in high school.  More...

Police Blotter

Laundromat dryer goes awry; clothing set on fire

Depew   Wednesday, Jan. 28  • A carbon monoxide detector was activated on Elmwood Avenue and a resident was complaining of symptoms. Fire chiefs found negative readings, but there was a small gas leak coming from the stove.  More...

Obituaries

Diane T. Zimmer, active church parishioner

Diane T. Zimmer (nee Czarnocki), 74, of Lancaster, died Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015.  Mrs. Zimmer was a graduate of Mount St. Joseph Academy and Erie Community College, and was retired from Kid’s Place in Clarence.  More...

Death Notice

WOLFE, Eleanor, of Cheektowaga, died Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. Mrs. More...

Bee policy on obituaries

The Bee publishes death notices and obituaries free of charge. Please request that your funeral director send written information to The Bee. Submissions may be made by the funeral director or by family members. More...

Lifestyles

Friends of Night People dishes up food, caring to homeless

Buffalo’s poverty rate tops 30 percent, according to information from the U.S. Census Bureau, and some of those people are living on the streets. However, if they can walk to Friends of Night People, dinner will always be available.  More...

Polish Falcons slate dinner event

The Polish Falcon Society of Depew will hold a Polish dinner beginning at noon Sunday, Feb. 15, at the Polish Falcons Hall, 445 Columbia Ave., Depew. More...

CARIBBEAN CAROUSING

— Branden Wright of the Lancaster Carnival Kids Steel Orchestra pounds out a beat on a steel drum during the annual Caribbean Night at The Roycroft Inn in East Aurora. More...

Business

Depew man, Lancaster native receive promotions

Two area residents have recently received promotions at SKM Group, a marketing communications agency in Depew.  More...

Gallivan to host small-business summit in East Aurora

Sen. Patrick Gallivan, R-C-I, Elma, will team up with the Greater East Aurora Chamber of Commerce and leaders in business development to present a small-business summit from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. More...

Avoid tax season surprises, scams with BBB preparation advice

Tax season is upon us, and Better Business Bureau of Upstate New York advises people to be aware of important changes.  More...