Weekly Feature

September 17, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Proper staffing in Depew DPW is essential

Bee Editorial

More employees in any town or village will cost taxpayers more money. More...

Spindle items

• DEADLY DRIVING — I am not the first one to say it, nor is this the first time I have made this point, but the fact that drunk driving is still an issue in our communities is absolutely mind-boggling to me.  More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Sept. 18, 1890   More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heards

.In the Out of the Past column, I think it would be more interesting if you printed stuff that was 75 years ago rather than 125 years ago.  More...

Obituaries

Death Notices

DIGATI, Salvatore A., of Amherst, died Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015. He is survived by his wife, Angela; two daughters, Sharon Sielski and Mary Schneider; one son, David; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Mr. More...

Lifestyles

'In the Heights' opens MusicalFare's 2015-16 season

Lights came up on Washington Heights last week at MusicalFare Theater, when its Curtain Up production of “In the Heights” opened, beginning the company’s 26th season.  The rest of the season includes “Pageant,” &ldq More...

Youth Bureau to offer play group

The Lancaster Youth Bureau will offer a one-hour weekly play group for three-year-old children. Sessions will include play time, arts and crafts, snack and story time, structured circle time and group play. 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

Depew company partners with apprenticeship program

Roughly $2.98 million in federal funding has been granted in Western New York through the U.S. Department of Labor’s American Apprenticeship Grants Program.  According to Rep. Brian Higgins, a portion will go to a Depew company.  More...

Annual fall festival to focus on recycling theme

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation will provide a variety of activities at its annual Fall Festival.  The event will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. More...

Pet Connection to hold barbecue and basket auction

Pet Connection Programs, a maternity and special care shelter for dogs and cats in Marilla, will hold a chicken barbecue and basket auction from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, in the Variety Club Banquet Hall, 6114 Broadway, Lancaster.  More...

Depew’s DPW requests more employees

Depew Superintendent of Public Works Phillip Fleck says his department needs more people.  (See editorial on page four)  Fleck voiced these sentiments following a work session of the Depew Village Board Monday night regarding his 19-man dep More...

Depew Schools approve Veterans Tax Exemption

The Depew Board of Education approved a Veterans Tax Exemption during a meeting held Tuesday night, allowing exemptions for non-combat, combat and disabled veterans.  More...

Council race tight on the Conservative line in Lancaster

Primary elections were held on Thursday, and unofficial totals show a very close race on the Conservative line for Lancaster town councilman.  Two seats are up this year as Councilwoman Donna Stempniak’s term is expiring and one seat is st More...

Local News

Apples for Africa seeks to help others

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Two years ago, the apple tree in Paul Sprada’s yard started producing copious amounts of fruit and he and his grandson, Ryan, decided to do something a little more powerful than make pies with them. More...

New play area opens at Lord of Life

Lord of Life Adult & Child Services, Inc., located on Borden Road in Depew, recently celebrated the official opening of its new outdoor play space.  According to a release from the center, childhood obesity is increasing and rates are as hig More...

Christ the King faculty, seminarians set to make pilgrimage to papal Mass

Next week, Rev. More...

Police Blotter

Unconscious man allegedly shot five bags of heroin

Depew  Tuesday, Sept. 8  • A man who checks his credit every day found that someone else had checked his credit and was worried that someone was going to open a credit card in his name.  Wednesday, Sept. 9  More...

Sports

Ohio road trip leaves Lancaster on wrong side of blowout

It was not the result Lancaster was looking for when the football team crossed the borders into Ohio to face Ohio state football champions, Toledo Central Catholic.  Lancaster was stifled by Central   Catholic’s defense, gaining only More...

Depew rebounds with shutout of Barker/Roy-Hart

Poblocki has strong game for Wildcats offense

After a crushing, close defeat at Dunkirk in week one, the Depew football squad needed a win big.  The team put the throttle down and achieved just that, a 35-0 shutout of divisional opponent Barker/Royalton-Hartland  Coach Brian Wilson was More...

Jason Kline name new Lancers girls basketball coach

St. Mary’s High School is pleased to announce that Jason Kline has been named the new Girls’ Varsity Basketball Coach at the school.  More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

LHS Class of 2005 to hold 10-year reunion   More...

Entertainment

Walking Tours

thurs. 17   More...

Theatre

thurs. 17   More...

Live Local

fri. 18   Gitdrum Bros. — With Carl Motyka, 6 p.m., Dwyer’s Irish Pub, 65 Webster St., North Tonawanda; $. 692-4837  Greg & Dylan — From The Muckrakers, 6 p.m., Mac’s On Hertel, 1435 Hertel Ave., Buffalo. More...