Weekly Feature



June 10, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

John A. Sciole School third-graders plan community service field trip

About 100 third-graders at John A. Sciole School will fan out across Como Park later this month not only to clear away trash, but also to leave a positive impact on the community.   More...

Editorial

Bee Editorial

Fire official: Once out of burning building, stay out

It is a topic that nobody wants to think about, but we always must be prepared. That is why we install smoke detectors and practice fire drills. More...

Spindle items

• VALUABLE WORDS — Last year, I poured my heart out as to why I wanted to co-captain a team for the first Lancaster Relay for Life. More...

Out of the Past

100 Years Ago   June 9, 1910   THE COST BACK THEN — Town Superintendent Staub reported at the Town Board meeting that $196.60 was spent for snow removal.   75 Years Ago   June 6, 1935   More...

Police Blotter

Woman told she must pay for $2 million jackpot

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

Obituaries

Dorothy M. Reu Tilley, former editor of Lancaster Bee

Dorothy M. Reu Tilley (nee Moore), 89, formerly of Bowmansville, died suddenly on Monday, May 10, 2010, in Thousand Oaks, Calif.   Mrs. Reu Tilley was born Oct. 15, 1920, in Camden, S.C. More...

Patricia Dawson, longtime elementary teacher for Lancaster Central School District

Patricia Dawson (nee Honeck), of Williamsville, died Thursday, May 27, 2010, at her home after a long illness.   More...

Ross A. Miller, crane operator

Ross Allyn Miller, 50, formerly of Lancaster and Clarence, died Friday, May 14, 2010, at his home in Mansfield, Texas, after a long illness.   Mr. Miller was born June 30, 1959, in Lockport and graduated from Lancaster Central High School. More...

Sports

Lady Redskins complete Section VI six-peat; fall in Regionals

If there has been one constant in Section VI Class A girls lacrosse in the past six years, it’s been the Lancaster Redskins. More...

Harvey wins two gold medals at Section VI championships

Senior captain Sean Harvey continued to lead by example for the Lancaster High School boys track team by winning the discus on Friday and then the shot put on Saturday at Hamburg High School, capping a very successful Section VI championship.   More...

St. Mary’s luck runs out in playoff loss

The St. More...

Entertainment

Special Events

thurs. 10  Voices Ending Violence Fundraising Breakfast— Benefit for the Family Justice Center, 8 a.m. Thursday, June 10 at Temple Beth Zion, 805 Delaware Ave., Buffalo; $. 558-5281 More...

Art

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Family Activities

thurs. 10  After School Escape —Enjoy a one-hour program for kids in grades K-5 featuring a different, fun, outdoor activity each week, 4:30 p.m. More...

Lancaster officials declare Westwood to be smoke-free park

Town of Lancaster officials are taking steps to ensure that patrons of Westwood Park are taking breaths of truly fresh air while they spend time in the great outdoors.   More...

READY TO GRADUATE

READY TO GRADUATE — Adam Barrett, left, adjusts the tassel on Joe Chmura’s cap during St. Mary’s High School graduation ceremonies at Villa Maria College in Cheektowaga. More...

Local News

Alzheimer’s support groups to meet

Support group meetings for people caring for those with Alzheimer’s disease, dementia or memory impairment are held in several locations in Lancaster and Depew each month.   More...

Bills would make dog ownership more expensive

See Spot run. See Spot cost you as much as $2,500 more to own if state lawmakers have their way.   More...

Lancaster Town Hall renovations leading to inconveniences

Visitors to Lancaster Town Hall will notice some changes during the next couple of weeks as crews continue the expansion and renovation project.   More...

Letters to the Editor

Depew resident calls out flag thief

Having served proudly in the U.S. Marine Corps, I have for a long time displayed a Marine Corps flag from my front porch. More...

Village offers convenience

The Village of Depew offers many services in one location. More...

Relay for Life efforts appreciated

I’d like to thank Karen Berger and the Lancaster High School English Honor Society for hosting this year’s Relay for Life event. Please know that all your hard work and time spent is well appreciated by all. 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...

Education

HANDMADE GIFTS

HANDMADE GIFTS — Our Lady of Pompeii fourth-grader Christopher Haen decorates a cookie for the third-grade Communion class. More...

Student ensemble to jazz up market atmosphere

The Alden High School Jazz Ensemble will perform 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, June 12, at the Alden Farmers Market. The performance is sponsored by Tops Markets of Alden. More...

SCHOOL CALENDAR

Lancaster Public Schools

Friday, June 11 • Central Avenue and Court Street field day.   • Middle school Breakfast of Champions.   • High school last day of instruction; senior breakfast; prom, 6-11 p.m., Buffalo Convention Center.   More...

Lifestyles

Variety of foods on menu for 12th annual Taste of Alden

The 12th annual Taste of Alden will be the opening event for the Alden Heritage and Reunion Carnival.   Sponsored by the Alden Chamber of Commerce, the Taste of Alden will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. More...

Vacation photo contest offers valuable prizes

Bee Group Newspapers is offering readers a chance to win valuable prizes just for taking a copy of their local newspaper with them on summer vacation. More...

MAKING MEMORIES

MAKING MEMORIES — Miranda Laurienzo of Girl Scout Troop 729, left, cranks a handle to make homemade ice cream as Marcy Lauber, 8, watches Saturday during the Ice Cream Musicale at the Hull Famil More...

What's Going On

MOMS Club seeks new members

The MOMS (Moms Offering Moms Support) Club of Lancaster/ Cheektowaga holds periodic meetings, play dates and social events for mothers and their children. For more information, contact Brooke at 812-5557 or momsclubofcheektowaga@ gmail.com.   More...

Host families sought for exchange students

The non-profit organization STS Foundation is seeking temporary and permanent families to host students coming to New York in the fall. Families are responsible for providing a nurturing and safe environment. More...

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...

Business

Public hearing to address Tool Ranch request

The Tool Ranch in Lancaster is seeking a hand in its expansion of its business.   More...

Chamber plans 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...

NATURE FOOD

NATURE FOOD — Friends of Reinstein Nature Preserve is preparing for the “Meander in the Woods” fundraiser, which will raise funds to support environmental education programs at Reins More...