Weekly Feature

June 3, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Community invited to Lancaster Relay for Life

Kaylie Streit has seen the effects of cancer, having watched her paternal grandfather and an uncle lose their battles, but she also witnessed the hope that comes with survival when her maternal grandfather recently underwent surgery for prostate can More...

Editorial

Bee Editorial

Lancaster Relay for Life is community event

When the 50 teams take to the track of Lancaster High School this weekend for the Lancaster High School Relay for Life, it will be for many reasons. Honoring those who have lost the battle. Encouraging those who still are fighting. More...

Spindle items

• TASTE OF HISTORY — The Hull Family Home and Farmstead will celebrate its 200th anniversary in cold, sweet fashion this weekend with the annual Ice Cream Musicale, which will be held from noon to 6 p.m. More...

Out of the Past

100 Years Ago   June 1910   IN TRAINING — John Rupp of Pine Hill had a handsome bay trotting mare in training at the Lancaster track. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

(Editor’s note: Call The Bee at 632-0390 and record a one-minute comment on our Bee Heard line. It gives readers an opportunity to comment quickly and candidly on items of local or regional interest. More...

Sports

St. Mary’s High School tees up annual Golf Open

St. Mary’s High School in Lancaster will hold its annual Golf Open on Monday, June 28, at Glen Oak Golf Course in Amherst.   The title sponsors for the event are Palladian Muscular-Skeletal Health and the Penfold Family Foundation. More...

Late dramatics send St. Mary’s to Georgetown Cup semifinals

Mike Wagner wouldn’t have wanted any other hitter up at the plate in the situation his team faced on Saturday. The St. More...

Lancers win MMA softball title

The St. Mary’s Lancers were the best softball team in the Monsignor Martin Association all season long. The Lancers were 24-2 overall and went undefeated in MMA play. More...

What's Going On

Polish Falcons Club organizes car shows

The Polish Falcons Club, 445 Columbia Ave., Depew, will hold car shows from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursdays through Sept. 17. Admission will be free, and beer, soft drinks and hot dogs will be available. The bar also will be open to the public. More...

Reinstein Woods offers tours, events

Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, provides tours at 10 a.m. Saturdays and self-guided tours from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday and from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday. More...

Choirs offer free community concert

The Lancaster High School Music Department will present the 28th annual All-Choral Concert, “Here’s To Song,” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 4, in the auditorium of the school, 1 Forton Drive. More...

Business

Diversified Hearing brings new hearing aid technology to WNY

Dr. Salvatore Gruttadauria, an audiologist, speech/language pathologist and founder of Diversified Hearing Services, is always looking for new ways to better serve his patients.   More...

Lancaster Chamber sets date for Elected Officials Luncheon

The Lancaster Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its Elected Officials Luncheon on Wednesday, June 23, at Magruder’s Restaurant, 4995 Broadway, Depew.   More...

In brief

The American Pickers Market will open a farmers, antique and flea market from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays beginning June 5 at Dunn Tire Raceway, 57 Gunnville Road, Lancaster. More...

Gaughan files first petitions

Government reform activist and attorney Kevin Gaughan filed his first round of dissolution petitions Wednesday to force a public vote on dissolving village governments in Sloan, Farnham and Williamsville.   More...

Memorializing fallen heroes ... ... and those who honored them

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7275 members Joseph Brunet, left in photo at left, and Lance Becker salute the flag as Taps is played during Memorial Day services Monday at Veterans Park in the Village More...

Local News

UNYTS plans community blood drives

Upstate New York Transplant Services will hold several blood drives in Depew and Lancaster this month.   Times, dates and locations include:   • 2 to 7 p.m. Thursday, June 3, Depew Fire Department, 112 Brewster St. More...

Roll becomes county’s first female Veterans Services Agency director

Marlene Roll of Alden has accepted an offer from Erie County Executive Chris Collins to become the county’s new Veterans Services Agency director, making her the first woman to serve in the role in county history.   More...

CSX, state reach agreement on high-speed rail

Gov. David A. Paterson on Friday announced that key agreements have been reached between the state Department of Transportation and CSX Transportation Inc. to move forward with the state’s high-speed inter-city passenger rail program.   More...

Police Blotter

Fire too hot for town’s ordinance to handle

(Editor’s note: The Bee’s police blotter is a sampling of unusual, sometimes humorous calls received by the police department. More...

Education

Lancaster Youth Bureau marks 40 years of assisting children

A Lancaster native who has found his niche teaching high school and college business and technology in Douglas, Wyo., caught a plane home so he could thank those who put him on the right path.   More...

School news

Brooke Dehn of Depew placed third among kindergartners in WNED’s inaugural PBS KIDS GO! Writers Contest. She was honored during a ceremony May 27 at WNED Studios in Buffalo.   More...

On the campus

Mallory Derkovitz, Lindsey Marrano and Lauren Aterton, all of Lancaster, graduated last month from St. Bonaventure University. More...

Lifestyles

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

‘First Rose’ author brings book home for signings

A former Depew resident is planning a homecoming from Oklahoma to help grow a fan base for her new novel, “First Rose.”   More...

Vehicles sought for car show

The Village of Lancaster will sponsor a car show, Sunday, June 6, as part of the 2010 Special Events Series.   Registration will begin at 8 a.m., with cross-judging from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Awards will be presented at 3 p.m. More...

QUITE THE ARTIST

QUITE THE ARTIST — St. More...

Entertainment

Theater

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Live Local in WNY

thurs. 6  The Bravuras — 8 p.m., Flying Turtles Bar and Grill, 1641 More...

Concerts

thurs. 6 Labatt Blue Light Border Cross concert series — Brownman with Type Relevant & DJ Cutler, 9:30 p.m. Thursday, May 6 at Pearl St. Grill & Brewery, 76 Pearl St., Buffalo; $. More...