Weekly Feature

April 30, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Depew makes salary cuts prior to adopting budget

The Depew Village Board made several changes to the proposed budget before adopting a final version during a meeting held Monday evening.  More...

Editorial

Village budget could be good omen for Depew

Bee Editorial

This week, the Depew Village Board adopted a budget that remains within the municipality’s tax cap of 1.68 percent. More...

Spindle items

• AN HONORABLE POSITION — Being a firefighter is no easy task. Taking the pledge to protect a community is demanding physically and mentally, and is also certainly time consuming, not to mention dangerous. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago May 1, 1890   Chicken thieves are at work in East Elma.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.I want to thank the bicycling couple who helped me on the Lancaster Bike Path on the morning of Sunday, April 19, around 10:30, when I became sick while biking. More...

Obituaries

Death Notices

HABERER, Lawrence M. Jr., formerly of Amherst, died Saturday, April 4, 2015. More...

Sports

Lancaster defeats Frontier, Williamsville South

¦ Boys Lacrosse team falls to Rush-Henrietta

Another grueling week for the Lancaster boy’s lacrosse team as the team went 2-1 this week.  The boys again had to play three games in four days because of poor field conditions early in the week.  On Wednesday, the team beat Frontier More...

PERFECT TIMING

– St. Mary's Bradley Berchou gets a hit during the April 24 game against Cardinal O'Hara at St. Mary's of Lancaster High School. More...

Wildcats defeat Amherst to take top spot in Division II

¦ Depew softball now 7-2 after Wildcat tournament

The Depew Wildcats took over sole possession of first place in ECIC Division II.  The girls softball team defeated Amherst Tuesday, improving to 4-0 in league play and 7-2 overall.  The Wildcats won 7-0, defeating a tigers team that was ru More...

Entertainment

Walking Tours

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Family Activities

thurs. 30   Penn Dixie Exhibit — Fossil dig, programs and telescopes, 6-8 p.m. Thursday, April 30, at Ellicott Elementary School, 5180 Ellicott Road, Orchard Park.  More...

Special Events

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Students outline new mascot selection process

Members of the Lancaster High School student body hope to have the district’s new mascot in place at the end of June.  The communications subcommittee of the organizational committee to choose a new mascot held a press conference on April More...

Board approves food truck ordinance

The Lancaster Village Board approved an amendment to the village code on Monday that requires mobile food vendors to obtain permits in order to sell food in the village.  The vote was held after a public hearing on Monday at the Lancaster Munici More...

Local News

Bronze award given to Girl Scouts for gardening

Fourteen members of the Como Lake Junior Girl Scout Troop 37004 have earned the Bronze Award, the highest achievement award for Junior Girl Scouts, by completing a shared project of beautifying the community.  More...

Depew Fire Department holds elections

The Depew Fire Department recently held elections for the positions of fire chief as well as first through fifth assistant chiefs for 2015-16.  Joseph Whipkey was re-elected to the position of fire chief and Scott Wegst, Jamie Nusall, Todd Rzesz More...

Lancaster man charged with felony DWI in Orchard Park

Authorities say a Lancaster man was charged with felony driving while intoxicated, Leandra’s Law, because his 3-year-old granddaughter was in the vehicle when he was stopped by Orchard Park police.  Police said they observed a pickup run t More...

Letters to the Editor

Vote ‘yes’ to capital improvement

Please join me on May 19 by voting “yes” in support of the 2015 capital improvement project for the Lancaster School District. More...

Outrage seems to lack balance

With all of the media coverage on dropping the Lancaster mascot and logo the last couple of months, I found it interesting on the silence on a couple of other issues. More...

Capital project a no-brainer

May 19 will be a very important day for Lancaster residents to usher in a new beginning for our school district. More...

Education

Scholarship presented in honor of Depew graduate

An award named for a Depew High School graduate who excelled in sports journalism has been presented to a St. Bonaventure University alumna who is an investigative reporter for USA Today Sports Media Group.  More...

Depew Fire Department to give four scholarships

The Depew Fire Department is seeking nominations for the Depew Fire Department Scholarships.  Those being considered for the awards must be planning on attending school in the fall of 2015.  More...

Lifestyles

East Aurora prepares for Lusitania centennial

April holds the anniversary of arguably the most famous shipwreck — that of the RMS Titanic, which sunk after hitting an iceberg on April 15, 1912. More...

Explorer Post 803 to host free blood pressure clinics

The Lancaster Volunteer Ambulance Corps Explorer Post 803 will host free blood pressure clinics from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. 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...

Business

Attorney general accuses Total Tan of false advertising

Total Tan Inc., which operates tanning salons throughout the state, including Cheektowaga and Depew, is one of two companies being sued by state Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman for allegedly concealing indoor tanning risks.  More...

Lancaster resident joins The Evans Agency

The Evans Agency, LLC has recently hired four new account executives, including one Lancaster resident.  Joshua Merewether has joined the subsidiary of Evans Bancorp Inc. More...

Brothers of Mercy announces 2015 Caritas honorees

The Brothers of Mercy Campus Foundation has announced the 2015 Caritas Awards honorees. They will be the guests of honor at the annual Brothers of Mercy Caritas Awards Dinner on May 14 at Salvatore’s Italian Gardens, 6461 Transit Road, Depew. More...