Weekly Feature

May 21, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Voting shouldn’t be limited to trendy issues

Bee Editorial

More than double the number of voters who turned out for 2014 elections in the Lancaster School District made the time to hit the polls Tuesday and let their voices be heard.  On its face, this is an encouraging sign, but upon closer inspection, More...

Spindle items

• TWO YEARS AND COUNTING — It’s hard for me to believe, but this edition marks my two-year anniversary as editor of the Lancaster and Depew Bee.  More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago May 22, 1890   Resolved that it shall not be lawful for cattle, horses, sheep, swine or geese to run at large within the bounds of the Village of Lancaster, under a penalty of 10 cents for every goose and fifty cents for every More...

Police Blotter

Traffic incident leads to punch in face

Depew  Wednesday, May 13  • Two individuals, ages 16 and 18, allegedly attempted to steal several teeth-whitening kits and other grocery items from a Broadway store.  More...

Obituaries

Robert J. Schmick, Lancaster High teacher

Robert J. Schmick, formerly of Lancaster, died Monday, May 11, 2015. He was 75.  Born in Salamanca, New York, Mr. Schmick was a teacher at Lancaster High School, retiring after 30 years. He was a member of St. More...

Lifestyles

Jim Kelly looks forward to 28th annuall FOOTBALL CAMP

“Kelly Tough” humbles Jim Kelly. The former Buffalo Bill said his increasingly successful recovery from a squamous cell carcinoma diagnosis in 2013 has made him more excited about his annual football camp than he has been in years. More...

Memorial Day ceremonies slated

The Depew Joint Veterans Committee will hold its annual Memorial Day ceremonies beginning at 9:15 a.m. Monday, May 25. A church service will be held at The Vine Wesleyan Church, 425 Penora St., followed by a parade at 10:30 a.m. More...

Library News

Story Times   • Story Time for 2- to 5-year-olds with a parent or a caregiver is being held from 10:30 to 11 a.m. Fridays through May 22.  More...

Business

Catholic Health earns environmental excellence award

Catholic Health has been named a 2015 “System for Change” award winner from the environmental health care organization Practice Greenhealth.  Practice Greenhealth promotes and enables efficiencies and environmental stewardship among More...

ConServe donates to education initiative

ConServe employees, supported by the company’s Jeans for Charity and corresponding matching gift program, donated $11,740 in April to ACA International in support of the organization’s ACA Education Foundation. More...

Depew resident celebrated by employer

The residents and employees at Northgate Health Care Facility in North Tonawanda recently hosted a celebration for two of its graduates, including one from Depew.  Activity leader Rachel Bolton of Depew graduated from Niagara County Community Co More...

Salvatore donates $300,000 to LEAF capital project

Russell Salvatore wasted no time in kicking off the capital project for the Lancaster Central School District when he announced his $300,000 donation to the Lancaster Educational and Alumni Foundation on Friday.  More...

Making the cut

Lancaster’s Bradley Belote reacts positively to a putt on the second green during the opening 18 holes of Monday’s Section VI Golf Championships at River Oaks Golf Club in Grand Island. More...

Local News

Pair of historians craft pictorial history of Depew

Village of Depew Historian Arthur J. Domino and Theresa L. Wolfe of the Lancaster Historical Society began work on the book “Images of America Depew” in October 2013 and from that date, they had one year to complete it.  More...

Residents must obtain yard sale permits

Town of Lancaster Clerk Johanna Coleman has recently issued a reminder to all residents regarding the ordinances for holding yard sales in Lancaster.  Residents must obtain a permit at least 10 days prior to the sale, and the application that mu More...

GREEN THUMBS

— Three Girl Scouts from Troop 30480 move some soil while installing a vegetable garden on Saturday for the Trinity Food Pantry. More...

Letters to the Editor

Congratulations to award recipients

I would like to extend my congratulations to the exceptional youths who were recognized Thursday evening at the Lancaster Youth Bureau Hall of Fame awards ceremony. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heards

.The whole Lancaster mascot and name change is fine, but all Lancaster school taxpayers should be able to vote.  More...

Sports

Lancaster’s Ward to play on USA hockey all-star team

Among the 34 players selected and named to the 2015 U.S. More...

Lancaster downs Depew, Amherst, claims third seed

¦ Lancaster softball places second in ECIC I

Lancaster’s varsity softball team clinched the third seed in the Section VI Class AA playoffs.  With Orchard Park needing only one win to win the ECIC I division, which they earned in a win over Clarence, Lancaster knew their fate but wan More...

Belote earns spot in state golf tourney

¦ Locals competed Monday in Section VI golf tournament at River Oaks

Many south town local talents had their tickets punched to the state tournament Monday as many of the area’s best golfers competed in the Section VI championship.  Lancaster’s Bradley Belote finished with a 27-hole total of 112 to ea More...