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February 19, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Town discusses rezoning proposal

¦ Developer seeks to build patio homes on Broadway

Lancaster Town Hall was at standing room only Tuesday night as more than 50 people came to voice their concerns regarding rezoning the area known as 00 Broadway from a residential one designation to a multi-family residential district.  More...

Editorial

Support group’s focus on family is commendable

Bee Editorial

When people are addicted to drugs or alcohol, they often struggle to eliminate problems from their lives. As a result, family members may also suffer with them. More...

Spindle items

• DAY OF KINDNESS — I live on a dead end street, and as a result, my driveway often ends up with mountains of snow piled at the end of it after the plows have come by.  More...

Out of the Past

Easy Rider

Do you have a memory of the Lancaster-Depew area you would like to share with Bee readers? Send it to “Out of the Past,” Lancaster-Depew Bee, 5564 Main St., Buffalo, NY 14221.   More...

Education

Sacred Heart Academy names honor roll students

The following students from Lancaster were named to the honor roll at Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart for the second quarter of the 2014-2015 school year:  Grade 12   Arianna Arquette, Laura Dachille, Lauren Patterson and Mikaela Walsh More...

Lancaster student earns musical accolades

Lancaster High School freshman Emily Adele Van Pyrz was the first-place finalist in her age category at the Western New York Young Performers Showcase.  The event was held at the Millennium Hotel on Feb. More...

Depew High School names students to second-quarter honor roll

The following students were named to the honor roll at Depew High School for the second quarter of the 2014-2015 school year:  Grade 12   More...

Lifestyles

Art: It’s a living

Local artists find value in their work

Kristin Kegler throws a water balloon filled with paint at wood in her parents’ garage. Tony DeRosa rubs charcoal on a piece of sketching paper. The artists take a blank slate and fill it with possibility. More...

St. Basil plans pierogi sale

St. Basil’s Ukrainian Church will hold a pierogi sale, featuring cheese, potato and sauerkraut, for $10 per dozen. To order, call 683-0313 or mail a check to St. More...

Heritage Village executive elaborates on chapel’s status

An article published recently in The Bee’s annual Community Outlook section may have given some readers the wrong idea about the state of some exhibits at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village.  More...

Business

Village, town officials discuss plans for 2015

The Lancaster Area Chamber of Commerce sponsored its first village and town hall meeting Tuesday night, discussing the future of local small businesses in 2015.  Panelists for the event included Town of Lancaster Supervisor Dino Fudoli, Village More...

Gallivan hosts small-business summit

Sen. Patrick Gallivan, R-C-I, Elma, hosted a small-business summit in conjunction with the Greater East Aurora Chamber of Commerce on Feb. More...

Events

Arbor Capital celebrates new portfolio manager   Arbor Capital Management has promoted Magdalena Jaworska from assistant portfolio manager to portfolio manager.  More...

School closings change districts’ calendars

As icy temperatures moved through Western New York on Friday, both Depew and Lancaster school districts were closed for the day. More...

Pro-mascot banner appears over Central Avenue

The Lancaster Central School District’s pro-mascot group has sponsored a banner hanging over Central Avenue in front of Rite Aid.  The banner advertises the March 3 public forum to discuss the controversial mascot issue, and reads, “ More...

Local News

Franciscan sister enjoys second career

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Sister Barbara Whelan, Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities, taught school for nearly half a century.  “I became a Sister of St. Francis, and at the time our primary ministry was teaching and nursing,” she said.  More...

Fundraiser to support Sunday library hours

Sunday is one of the busiest days of the week at the Lancaster Public Library. More...

Wozniak delivers valentines to area nursing home residents

Assemblywoman Angela Wozniak, R,C,I-Cheektowaga, joined four local schools to collect and deliver more than 1,500 valentines to seniors on Valentine’s Day.  Wozniak visited Garden Gate Health Care Facility in Cheektowaga and Elderwood Heal More...

Letters to the Editor

Depew leaders have shown their worth

This letter is in support of the re-election of Mayor Steve Hoffman and Trustees Jules Pecora and Michael Nolder. These individuals have left quite a mark in the past four years and deserve to be retained.  More...

Restaurant servers deserve quality tips

I recently read David Sherman’s column on tipping and minimum wage legislation. While interesting and informative of current proposed legislation, I find a little trouble in the way in which the article is written.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.I see the mayor is in The Bee again this week. How come we haven’t heard from him the past three years except for when he is fighting with the fire department and buying equipment for them? More...

Sports

St. Mary’s edges O’Hara in MMAA boys hoops

Takal Molson went off for the Lancers of St. Mary’s High School, scoring 38 points, with 15 of them coming in the fourth quarter, as the Lancers defeated Cardinal O’Hara High School, 67-63.  More...

Three Lancaster matmen take second at sectionals

Out of the large contingency of Lancaster wrestlers at the Division I state qualifier at Lake Shore High School, three emerged to place second at the tournament.  Tommy Michel fell in the finals in overtime, losing a 5-3 decision to Niagara-Whea More...

Lancaster boys hoops fall in back-to-back games

Facing the top two seeds in Class AA is never easy. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Lancaster Country Club to host show, dinner   More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 19   Trackathon — Compete to see who can find and identify the most animal tracks on this guided walk for kids ages 6 and older, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. More...

Theatre

thurs. 19-sun. 22   More...

Film/Video

fri. 20 & sat. 21   More...