Weekly Feature

February 25, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Board reviews census data, staffing requests during work session

The Lancaster Board of Education met Monday for a budget work session as the final pieces of the 2016-17 spending plan fall into place.  Marie Perini, assistant superintendent for curriculum, instruction and pupil services, opened the meeting wi More...

Editorial

Communication critical between officials, residents

Bee Editorial

The hot topic at the Village of Depew meeting held Monday night was the potential cellular towers, which are being discussed for construction at the four corners of the municipality.  The topic was discussed at length, despite it not appearing o More...

Spindle items

• WINTER GUARD — The Lancaster Band Boosters will soon host the annual Winter Revelry where students from all over the region compete in the colorful event.  The revelry will take place with shows at 3:45 p.m.  Saturday, March 5, More...

Out of the Past

25 Years Ago  Feb. 26, 1891   More...

Police Blotter

Couple take entrance mat from grocery store

Depew   Monday, Feb. 15  • Police went to a French Road home to serve a bench warrant that they had been attempting to serve for roughly a week. The woman was inside with a man, three children and dogs. More...

Obituaries

Death Notice

FELCKOWSKI, Eugene R., of Depew, died Friday, Feb. 19, 2016. He is survived by his wife, Arlene, and one brother, Raymond. Funeral services were held on Feb. 23 at the Urban-Amigone Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Hospice Buffalo.   More...

Lifestyles

Buffalo Mini Maker Faire

celebrates invention, ‘do it yourself’ spirit

David Cinquino says the Buffalo Mini Maker Faire is a giant show and tell. More...

CKSO to play at fire hall

The Lancaster Carnival Kids Steel Orchestra of the Lancaster School District will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 12, at the Twin District Fire Hall, 4999 William St., Lancaster. 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

SPCA Board appoints new executive director

Barbara Carr, who announced her retirement in November as executive director of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Serving Erie County, has set a departure date of March 18. More...

BOCES students visit Harris Hill

Students from Erie 2 BOCES set up an information booth recently at The McGuire Group’s Harris Hill Nursing Facility in Lancaster where they provided blood pressure readings and literature for those interested in pursuing a career in nursing. More...

New cardiac unit to open at Elderwood

On Friday, Feb. 26, Elderwood at Lancaster will formally open the facility’s new Cardiac Step-Down Telemetry unit in a grand opening ceremony.  The guest of honor is Dr. Salvatore M. More...

Organizers postpone Backyard Classic charity event

The eighth annual Tim Hortons Backyard Classic has been postponed due to Wednesday's heavy rainfall, which caused adverse tournament conditions.The charity outdoor hockey tournament was originally scheduled for Friday, Feb. 26, through, Sunday, Feb. More...

Cell towers strike residents as tall order

Of more than a half-dozen items on the Depew Village Board’s agenda Monday night, the most discussed issue was nowhere to be found.  (See editorial on page four)  Several residents addressed the board concerning the potential erection More...

Things get ‘STEAM-y’ at Depew schools

Many people are now familiar with the acronym STEM. For those who are not, it is the academic integration of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. More...

Local News

TRAINING TOGETHER

— On Feb. 13, members of the Lancaster Volunteer Ambulance Corps helped train the 65th Emergency Response Regiment of the New York Guard. More...

Drinkable arts fundraiser will raise awareness about childhood cancer

A group of individuals are honoring the memory of a young man who battled childhood cancer by raising awareness in the community. More...

Soup supper slated

St. John the Baptist School will hold a soup supper from 4:30 to 6 p.m. More...

Letters to the Editor

Employee should be resident year-round

The Town of Lancaster has a residency requirement for its employees. The Lancaster Youth Bureau is a Town of Lancaster agency. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.As a resident of Caswell Street, I wonder why the downtown area is getting a facelift. More...

Sports

Legends edge Ken West, fall to Niagara Falls in semis

Lancaster’s boys basketball team finished its season with a disappointing loss to Niagara Falls on Tuesday night but the team had a proud season and a big win over fifth seeded Kenmore West in the Section VI Class AA quarterfinals.  More...

Depew girls earns trip to Class B-1 hoops semifinals

Tess Borgosz and the Lady Wildcats are in the Section VI Class B-1 semifinals.  The Depew girls basketball team defeated Springville/Griffith Institute and Newfane in the playoffs to earn a trip to Sweet Home to play East Aurora, the top seed, i More...

Travel baseball team seeks players

The Cheektowaga Thundering Herd 18U travel baseball team is looking for additional players to finalize its 2016 roster. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Catholic Biblical Studies to host Day of Reflection More...

Entertainment

Art

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Family Activities

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Literature

thurs. 25   Tangential Readings — 6:30 p.m. sign-up, readings from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 25, at Rust Belt Books, 202 Allen St., Buffalo. 885-9535  More...