Weekly Feature

March 10, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

BEATING THE BLUES

— The Piccolo family enjoys Lancaster’s “Beat the Winter Blues” event held Saturday in Westwood Park. Shown are Anthony Jett, left, and Brittany, Auggie, Maria and Anthony. More...

Editorial

Use weekend time change to check smoke detectors

Bee Editorial

Fire prevention experts advise changing batteries when daylight saving time starts and ends. Daylight saving time begins at 2 a.m. Sunday, March 13.  It is important to take into consideration how working smoke detectors can save lives. More...

Spindle items

• GOING GREEN — Green space can be an important part of any community, especially for a place such as Lancaster, which has experienced tremendous growth during the lifetimes of many of its residents.  While preserving touches of natur More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago  March 12, 1891   More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.I applaud the Depew village board for its looking into a cellphone tower in the village to finally generate some revenue and hold the line on taxes. This is the out-of-the-box type thinking by our leaders that we need.  More...

Education

Lancaster Middle School posts honor roll

The following students from Lancaster Middle School have been named to the honor roll for the second quarter of the 2015-2016 school year:  Grade 8   More...

Lancaster High School students named to honor roll

The following students from Lancaster High School were named to the honor roll for the second quarter of the 2015-2016 school year:  Grade 12   More...

Lifestyles

Aquarium of Niagara

making waves with expansion

The Aquarium of Niagara is not the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago, nor the Monterey Bay Aquarium in California. More...

Drum Corps to hold chicken barbecue

The Renegade Drum Corps will hold its annual Palm Sunday Chicken Barbecue and basket raffle at noon Sunday, March 20, at the Lancaster Elks Lodge, 33 Legion Parkway, Lancaster. Dinner is $10 and includes chicken, salad and dessert. More...

Depew musical to be ‘thoroughly modern’

The leads in Depew High School’s upcoming musical, “Thoroughly Modern Millie,” are an experienced bunch and are looking forward to capping off their high school careers with a jazzy production.  More...

Talented tots to raise funds for Community Closet

Although the students of Court Street School are small, they are looking to make a big impact on their community by taking the stage and showing off their talents.  The third annual Talent Show will take place at Court Street School on Wednesday More...

Rodent issue rears head in town, village

Roughly 600 code violations have been noted in the town and village of Lancaster during approximately a week’s time. More...

Local News

St. Mary’s to present ‘Seussical the Musical’

St. Mary’s High School will present “Seussical the Musical” at 7:30 p.m. March 10, 11 and 12.  The musical brings to life all of the favorite Dr. More...

Skotnicki pleads guilty in fatal accident case

Sarah Skotnicki, 26, of Depew, has pleaded guilty to criminally negligent homicide, a class E felony, following a fatal car accident on Sept. 9, according to acting Erie County District Attorney Michael J. Flaherty Jr.  More...

Former Lancaster schools employee arraigned

Rhonda Greco, 47, of Lancaster, has been indicted on charges of grand larceny and falsifying records, according to acting Erie County District Attorney Michael J. Flaherty Jr.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Heroin story assists in raising awareness

As the convener for the Amherst Task Force for Healthy Community, Healthy Youth, I would like to say thank you to The Bee for helping to raise awareness of the devastating epidemic of heroin abuse. More...

Police Blotter

Woman reports accident, taken into custody herself

Depew   Monday, Feb. 29  • A man whose license has been suspended for more than a year for failure to pay his New York State taxes was reportedly observed speeding on Walden Avenue. More...

Obituaries

Valentine J. Nadolinski, former biology professor at SUNY Buffalo State

Valentine J. Nadolinski, a retired professor of biology and microbiology at SUNY Buffalo State, died Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016. He was 95.  More...

Death Notices

OLEWNICZAK, Adam C., of Depew, died Sunday, March 6, 2016. He is survived by his father, Charles Jr.; his mother, Janet; one sister, Jillian; his grandfather, Edward Gamel; and his grandmother, Joan Olewniczak. More...

Sports

Blair, Neumaier win state indoor track titles

Lancaster now has two of the best track and field stars in the state.  The community knew it, coach Kevin Carriero knew it. More...

Depew, Maryvale all-stars finish in top 55

State bowling championships

The two Section VI bowling all-star squads competing in Sunday’s portion of the annual state championship tournament brought a significant local flair to the alleys at Airport Lanes, as three Depew keglers — two girls and one boy — More...

Depew’s Spinella finishes eighth in state track meet

It’s an honor to represent your school, your community and yourself on the big stage.  For Depew long jumper and sprinter Samantha Spinella, she earned this honor for the second time in her career.  Spinella made the trip to Cornell U More...

Business

New cardiac unit provides mobile monitoring in Lancaster

A new Cardiac Step-Down Telemetry unit has opened at Elderwood at Lancaster, 1818 Como Park Blvd.  The ribbon-cutting ceremony for the unit was held Feb. More...

Conference to offer business boosts

The Lancaster Area Chamber has slated its seventh annual Spring Business Conference from 4 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 15, at Grapevine banquets, 333 Dick Road, Depew.  More...

March Spotlight to feature chiropractic care

Finish Strong Health and Wellness will hold a free event as a part of its Spotlight series, welcoming its newest partner, Dr. Jonathan Wurstner, from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 29, at 6229 Transit Road, Depew.  More...