Weekly Feature

February 26, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Lunch ladies to be recognized as heroes in Depew

Food is the way to the hearts of many people, and that is certainly the case with growing children.  “I always tell my staff that kids remember who feeds them,” said Barbara Albi during a presentation to the Depew Board of Education More...

Editorial

Students, parents should attend college night

Bee Editorial

Next Thursday night, school counselors from East Aurora, Iroquois and Holland high schools will host a College Planning Night at East Aurora High. More...

Spindle items

• MARDI GRAS — Several months ago, one of my best friends and I decided that this was our year to see what exactly Mardi Gras is all about. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Feb. 27, 1890   The Gunnville lime kilns are getting ready to use oil for fuel in place of wood or coal.  We have had thus far a very open winter. Today the thermometer stood part of the time at 50 degrees. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heards

.As a resident of the Village of Lancaster, I’m disappointed the snow has piled up once again in the village, and we still don’t have our fire hydrants marked. This is a safety issue for every resident in this village. More...

Obituaries

Sylvester Dobrowolski, firefighter, Army and Navy veteran

Sylvester D. Dobrowolski, 87, of Depew, died Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015.  More...

Caroline A. Reid, teacher, art lover

Caroline “Carole” Annette Reid (nee Wilkinson), 79, of Depew, died Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015.  Born in Tonawanda, Mrs. More...

Death Notice

PITZ-CHIRICO, Joann (nee Clotfelter), of Depew, died Friday, Feb. 20, 2015. Mrs. More...

Lifestyles

Scrabble Fest

helps spread the word about literacy

When the game “Words with Friends” became increasingly popular with the rise of smartphones, it perpetuated the love for a traditional game-night classic: Scrabble. More...

Soup supper to include homemade items

Our Lady of Pompeii Parish will hold a homemade soup supper for Charity at 6 p.m. Monday, March 2, at the Our Lady of Pompeii Ministry Center, 129 Laverack Ave., Lancaster. Call 683-6522.   More...

New Roycroft Gallery To Feature 'Buffalo Underground' Exhibit

With a rich history of celebrating artisans, the Roycroft Campus will feature the work of a local photographer in the opening of a new gallery. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

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

Business

Conference to examine injustices toward women

A free conference designed to examine the injustices and violence perpetrated on women will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. More...

YMCA promotes individuals in Lancaster area

Two individuals recently received promotions at YMCA Buffalo Niagara in the Lancaster area.  Penny Snell was promoted from executive director of the Lancaster Family YMCA to a newly created position of association director of child care operatio More...

Lancaster business launches newly redesigned website

Apple Rubber Products, located in Lancaster, recently launched a redesigned and responsive website that is designed to interact with its users on the desktop while offering full compatibility with all mobile devices and tablets.  More...

Lancaster schools waiting on state aid numbers

The Lancaster Central School District is still awaiting state aid information before it can create a final proposal for the 2015-16 budget.  Members of the Board of Education met Monday in a work session at the Central Avenue School to go over e More...

Lancaster schools to host mascot forum

The Lancaster Central School District will once again be giving residents the opportunity to voice and hear varying opinions on the topic of the school’s mascot during a public forum and community engagement session scheduled for 7 to 9:30 p.m. More...

Local News

LHS students win DECA trophies

Eighteen Lancaster High School students placed in the Regional DECA Competition at Medaille College last month and obtained a spot in the state competition, to be held in Rochester in March.  Fifty Lancaster students participated in the regional More...

Fire response hindered by buried hydrants

A fire that broke out on Bridgewater Court in Lancaster on Monday night caused injury to one person, according to Captain William J. Karn Jr., of the Lancaster Police Department.  According to the captain, the fire began at around 5:15 p.m. More...

Meat raffle to be held, includes several raffles

The Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish will hold a meat raffle from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday, March 7, at the Parish Center, 5337 Genesee St. in Bowmansville.  The event will also include basket raffles, rapid split drawings and mystery prizes. More...

Letters to the Editor

Post welcoming new members

Amherst AMVETS Post 49, located at 3758 Sheridan Drive, Amherst, invites all female and male, honorably discharged veterans to receive a temporary membership from now to Sept. 1.  More...

Hillary Clinton not a suitable leader

It’s amazing to me, and others I’m sure, the blind allegiance to Hillary Clinton. It’s obvious the party has to stay true. To the rest of us, her job performance is lackluster at best. More...

Much has been done in four years

This letter is written in support of re-electing Mayor Steve Hoffman and Trustees Michael Nolder and Jules Pecora for four-year terms in the upcoming village election.  More...

Education

Lancaster Middle School names second quarter honors students

The following students have been named to the honor roll at Lancaster Middle School for the second quarter of the 2014-2015 school year:  Grade 8   More...

Lancaster teachers to perform recital

The Lancaster Central School District Music Department will present its eighth annual Music Faculty Recital at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 3, at Lancaster Middle School, 148 Aurora St., Lancaster.  More...

Symphonic Band to perform, host middle school group

The Lancaster High School Symphonic Band, under the direction of Richard Goss, will present its third annual concert, “An Evening with the LHS Symphonic Band & Friends,” at 7:30 p.m. More...

Sports

Bondanza looks to repeat as all-around state champ

¦ Section VI team to compete in state championships at Kenmore West

Lancaster’s Courtney Bondanza looks to repeat as the New York State champion in girls gymnastics.  Bondanza, a senior, won the all-around title at last year’s event, breaking a school and sectional record with 38.125 points.  N More...

Lancaster hockey falls to Clarence

The Lancaster Federation hockey team’s season came to a close Saturday when the team fell to Clarence, 2-1.  Lancaster came into the game as the fourth seed after finishing the Division I season 5-10-1.  Two games before the end of th More...

Wildcats claim two seed in Class B-1 boys hoops playoffs

¦ Trio of Gemerek, Sekuterski and Anna look to lead team into playoff run

The Depew Wildcats have put on a strong regular season performance, earning them the second seed in the upcoming Section VI B-1 playoffs.  Depew will host the winner of Maryvale and City Honors Friday in the quarterfinals.  However, the reg More...

Entertainment

Special Events

thurs. 26   Craft Beer Tasting — Enjoy a four-course tasting menu paired with beers from Galaxy Brewery, 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 26, at The Roycroft Inn, 40 S. Grove St., East Aurora; $. 652-5552, www.roycroftinn.com  More...

Art

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Theatre

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