Weekly Feature

March 12, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Depew mayor, trustees, to face challengers in election

Residents in the villages of Lancaster and Depew will head to the polls on Wednesday, March 18, but only those in Depew will experience contested races.  In Depew, three positions will be put to a vote — the mayor and two trustees — More...

Hydrant system in need of repairs, replacements

Village of Lancaster

At least 10 percent of the fire hydrants in the Village of Lancaster are out of commission.  Due to the mass snow removal efforts by the Department of Public Works and local and state contractors, several fire hydrants were damaged or displaced, More...

Editorial

Literacy is a cornerstone in local community

Bee Editorial

One of the greatest gifts a person can receive is that of literacy. There are few skills or tools that can give so much, so continuously through a lifetime as the understanding of language.  More...

Spindle items

• VOTE — When a presidential election comes along, it is considered by many to be a civic duty to head to the polls and exercise your right to vote. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago March 13, 1890   In an old world temple two blocks of stone, Where the sky of Athens burns hotly blue,  Have been standing stately, and still and lone, Dreaming together the ages through.  More...

Education

Lancaster High School announces honors students

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

Sports

Kenmore’s Pray repeats as All-Bee Girls Hockey MVP

While it’s impossible to win hockey games without players who can score, it’s hard to argue the value an above-average goaltender brings to the table on those teams that find ways to make deep postseason runs.  More...

Lancers fall to Park in Class B boys hoops final

Despite a 26-point performance from standout guard Takal Molson, the Lancers of St. More...

Frontier/OP’s McCarthy tabbed Coach of the Year

Frontier/Orchard Park girls hockey coach Jim McCarthy has come a long way from his early days as a hockey coach.  More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

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

Business

Campfire Grill offers homey feel, innovative dishes

When customers walk into the Campfire Grill, they are greeted by rustic lanterns resting on slices of log at their table. The feel is homey and welcoming. A closer look at the diner reveals interesting twists, however. More...

YMCA Buffalo Niagara approaches funding goal

The YMCA Buffalo Niagara is seeking to achieve it’s annual campaign goal by Wednesday, March 18, and the association has roughly 20 percent left to raise.  More...

Dinner theater to feature small cast, big impact

The play “Mass Appeal” may feature a small cast, but the impact of the show is greater than the sum of its parts, according to Jay Desiderio.  More...

Breaking News - 3/16/2015 9:08 PM

Lancaster drops controversial mascot

Lancaster has dropped its controversial mascot with a unanimous vote by the Board of Education. More...

Breaking News - 3/13/2015 3:40 PM

Special mascot meeting slated in Lancaster

There will be a Special Meeting of the Lancaster Central School Board of Education on Monday, March 16, in the William Street School.  The board of education will address the current mascot topic. The Call to Order is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. More...

History takes forefront in mascot debate

¦ ‘We are not honored by you,’ says Seneca representative

Although it was not on the agenda, the Lancaster Board of Education spent several hours on Monday hearing from a diverse range of speakers on the topic of its mascot.  Roughly 150 people attended the meeting, which was pre-emptively moved to the More...

Local News

Akron, Lake Shore, cancel Lancaster lacrosse games

¦ Mascot deters students, administrators

As the Lancaster Central School District continues to debate whether it will retain its current mascot, districts in surrounding communities are making their feelings on the topic known.  Both Akron and Lake Shore school districts have announced More...

Bowmansville firefighters stay busy during a frigid February

For the Bowmansville Volunteer Fire Company, February’s cold temperatures and consistent piles of snow made for a busy and challenging month.  More...

Applications open at Depew Recreation

The Village of Depew Recreation Department is accepting applications for several positions available during summer 2015.  Positions that need to be filled include lifeguards, pool ticket takers and playground attendants.  Applicants must be More...

Police Blotter

Allegedly drunken man asks officer for directions

Depew  Monday, March 2  • After an accident, a man left the scene. When police later made contact with him, he stated that he was unaware he had hit anything.  Tuesday, March 3  More...

Obituaries

Irene A. Mikula, grandmother, VFW retiree

Irene A. Mikula (nee Mroz), 94, of Cheektowaga, formerly of Depew, died Monday, March 2, 2015.  Mrs. Mikula was born in Depew and attended Depew High School. More...

Death Notice

HIGGINS, William S., of Bowmansville, died Tuesday, March 3, 2015. Mr. Higgins is survived by his wife, Joyce (nee Meister); one daughter, Julie Rivera; two grandchildren; and brothers and sisters. 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

Passion drives local artist to create for a living

Nicole Milley got her start as an artist from a coloring book when she was 8 years old. More...

Concert to benefit Buffalo hospital

Blessed Mother Teresa Parish Youth Ministry is sponsoring “Southern Rock Night” to benefit Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, March 28, 496 Terrace Blvd., Depew. More...

Library News

Story Times   Lapsit Story Time for 3- to 23-month-olds with a parent or a caregiver is being held from 10:30 to 11 a.m. Tuesdays, March 24 to April 14.  More...