Weekly Feature

April 23, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Become a volunteer firefighter through Recruit NY

Bee Editorial

This weekend, hundreds of fire departments across New York State will be hosting open house events in an effort to boost recruitment numbers. The fifth annual Recruit NY campaign will be held at various sites April 25 and 26. More...

Spindle items

• LOST AND FOUND — If you ask anyone who knows me, they will tell you that I can be tremendously forgetful and regularly misplace things. Items such as my cellphone, keys and wallet are at a more or less constant risk of being left behind. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago April 24, 1890

• A new blush has been invented by some ingenious individual. It can be laid on half an hour or so before it is required to act, and can be set, like an alarm clock, to go off, or, rather, to come on at a certain time.  More...

Police Blotter

Police say 85 marijuana plants seized in apartment

Depew  Tuesday, April 14  • The rear passenger window of a man’s car had been smashed, and a crow bar was left in the back seat. More...

Education

Nardin students named to honor roll

The following students from Lancaster and Depew were named to the honor roll at Nardin Academy for the third quarter of the 2014-2015 school year. More...

Lancaster-area students named to Sacred Heart honors

The following students from Lancaster and Depew have been named to the honor roll at the Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart for the third quarter of the 2014-2015 school year:  Grade 12  Arianna Arquette, Laura Dachille, Paulina Jakson, La More...

Lifestyles

Lincoln funeral car hopes to make stop in Buffalo

On April 15, 1865, Abraham Lincoln was scheduled to see his personal, presidential passenger-train car for the first time. But on that day he become one of the last casualties of a war that cost some 750,000 American lives.  More...

Trunk Show to benefit Breast Cancer Network

The Breast Cancer Network of Western New York will host its first Trunk Show from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 25, at the Bella Moglie Building, 3297 Walden Ave., Depew. More...

Senior News

All events (except where indicated) are held at the Town of Lancaster Senior Citizens Center, 100 Oxford Ave. To use the center, Lancaster residents need to have photo identification. For more information, call 685-3498. More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

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Theatre

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Art

fri. 24   Drawing Together — By Felice Koenig, with an opening reception from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, April 24, and continues through Saturday, May 16, at Big Orbit Gallery, a CEPA Gallery Project Space, 30D Essex St., Buffalo. More...

Lancaster School Board approves 2015-16 budget

The Lancaster Board of Education moved ahead in the 2015-16 budget process by unanimously adopting the nearly $100 million spending plan at its meeting on Tuesday night.  More...

Tax freeze credit to reimburse residents for increase

Depew School District

The Depew School Board adopted a budget Tuesday night that comes in below the tax cap and is something to get excited about, according to Superintendent Jeffrey Rabey.  Rabey said this is the first time in at least a decade that the district has More...

Metz Memorial takes step forward

The next step forward has been taken for the Metz Memorial at Keysa Park, which is slated to include improvements to the park’s basketball courts.  A State Environmental Quality Review was held by the Town Board and the Planning Board on M More...

Local News

TASTY TEACHINGS

— In the Erie 1 BOCES professional kitchen, eighth-grade Lancaster students Timothy Gardner, left, Samuel Friend and Mitchell Klima review their ingredients for the cupcake wars. More...

Arbor Day celebration to be held at Westwood Park

The Town of Lancaster Forestry Department will host its Arbor Day celebration from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 25, at Westwood Park.  Registration for the event will begin at 9:30 a.m. More...

‘Help Save Our Kids’ to present proactive stance against drugs

The Town of Lancaster Youth Bureau and Drug Abuse Prevention Council, in collaboration with the Lancaster-Depew Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition, Lancaster Schools and the Lancaster Police Department, will hold a “Help Save Our Kids” More...

Letters to the Editor

LGBT lifestyle often a health risk

I was very disturbed by your editorial in the April 8-9 Bee. You gave no recognition to the fact that the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender lifestyle is often a health risk to participants, both physically and emotionally. More...

Town Board should have backed study

I received only disapproval for daring to suggest saving our town and village more money.  More...

Obituaries

Death Notices

GIARDINA, Steven J., of Lancaster, died Saturday, April 18, 2015. He is survived by his wife, Christine; two daughters, Stephanie Haberl and Lisa Dlugosz; seven grandchildren; one brother, Anthony Giardina Sr.; and one sister, Phyllis Clarke. More...

Sports

Lancaster wins Gentner softball tournament

¦ Surdej throws no hitter in league opener against Jamestown

It’s look to be Lancaster’s year on the softball diamond.  With no outdoor practice time, the team has managed to overcome their lack of diamond time and win five straight games to start off the young 2015 campaign undefeated.  More...

Youthful Wildcats experience early-season growing pains

¦ New head coach Szymanski looks to put program on the right track

It’s been a tough start to the spring baseball season.  Weather has played a major part in delaying the spring season.  However, Depew has its own set of adversities to overcome.  Out of the coaching job is Robert Parry and step More...

Lancaster drops tough opener to Orchard Park

¦ Team bounces back, finishes week, 2-1

The Lancaster boys lacrosse team fell in their season opener, losing in a tightly contested match to Orchard Park, Wednesday, 12-7.  Both teams battled back and forth with Orchard Park taking a small, 6-4 lead at halftime.  More...

Business

State ‘nuisance fees’ not in budget

The repeal of 57 nuisance fees as part of the 2015-16 State Budget, many of which were identified in a 2013 State Senate report on regulatory reform, is commended by Sen. More...

Ground broken on new Lancaster hotel

Ground was recently broken for The Delavan, which is slated to be a 60-room, boutique-style hotel, located where the parking lot of Salvatore’s Italian Gardens Restaurant currently exists.  During the event held April 13, Vince Ricotta, vi More...

Fundraiser for homeless animals slated

Recently, the Lancaster Area Chamber of Commerce has been noting businesses in the area for acts of kindness throughout the community.  Pet Connections Programs Inc. More...