Weekly Feature

June 24, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Comptroller’s study has significant flaws

When Erie County Comptroller Mark C. More...

Spindle items

• HONORING DAD — When I arrived home from work last Thursday, my new lawnmower was waiting for me on the front porch, all neatly packaged in its box and just waiting to be unpacked and assembled.   More...

Out of the Past

100 Years Ago   June 23, 1910   GOLDEN HORSE — The oldest horse living existed in retirement on the premises of his owner, Peter J. Soemann. “Tommy,” as everybody called him, celebrated his 50th birthday in June. More...

Police Blotter

More than bouquet thrown at Depew wedding

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

ALOHA

ALOHA — Two seasoned St. Mary’s Elementary School teachers, Diana Feller, left, and Catherine Tobin, recently are honored with a Hawaiian-themed retirement party at the school. More...

Lancaster High School, Trocaire team up to offer students college credits

Trocaire College and the Lancaster Central School District have reached a collaborative agreement between the college’s Russell J. More...

Summer school registration slated for Lancaster

The Lancaster High School summer school program will afford students the opportunity to remediate previously taken course(s) that they failed or audited during the 2009-10 school year.   More...

Lifestyles

Skype technology links children with Israeli counterparts

Whether teenagers live in Depew or Israel, technology is a huge part of their lives. A class of Depew High School students recently put Skype video conferencing technology to use to speak with teenagers in Israel.   More...

Fourth of July events include baby contest, parade, fireworks

The events list is set for this year’s Independence Day celebration Friday, July 2, to Sunday, July 4, in the Central Business District of the Village of Lancaster. More...

In the military

U.S. Army SP4 Michael Gasiecki, the grandson of Joyce Gold of Depew, recently returned to his base at Fort Knox, Ky., after a year in Afghanistan.   More...

Entertainment

Special Events

thurs. 24  Buffalo Spree magazine “Best of WNY” Party — This fifth annual event celebrates the best our region has to offer as the 2010 Buffalo Spree magazine “Best of WNY” winners are revealed! More...

Family Activities

thurs. 24-sat. 26  Kenmore Day — Family friendly three day festival features carnival rides, live music, outdoor movie, trolley tours, car show, fireworks, Monte Carlo games, beer tent and more at Mang Park in the Village of Kenmore. More...

Festivals

thurs. 24-sat. More...

ADVENTURE 101

College affords Lancaster student opportunity to chase storms, follow dreams

A Lancaster college student recently spent several weeks chasing his dreams. More...

Retiring police captain extends praise to Depew, department

Mark Mediak can say his career has come full circle, as a case that he cracked as a rookie has come back to the forefront as he retires after 29 years of service with the Depew Police Department.   More...

Local News

In brief

Fish fry dinners are offered from 4 to 8 p.m. every Friday at   More...

Town Board uncomfortable with youth concert at band shell

A community group seeking to sponsor a youth event at the new Lancaster band shell has been offered a compromise after noise nuisance, security and safety issues were raised.   More...

LVAC plants tree to honor late volunteer

Friends and family of Jeffrey F. Snaza gathered Saturday during a tree-planting ceremony to pay tribute to the former Lancaster Volunteer Ambulance Corps member who died last year.   More...

Letters to the Editor

Kennel club opposes dog bills

After reading about the new bills the state is trying to shove down our throats about our dogs, we as the members of the Wyoming Valley Club are letting you know how we feel. More...

Flooding not a new problem

The problem of sewer backup/ flooding isn’t a new problem. The problem is many residents in the village connect their sump pumps and gutter/downspouts to the sanitary sewer. This practice adds to the problem, and it’s illegal.   More...

Resident says SOS: Save our state

Instead of resigning ourselves to Gov. Andrew Cuomo, get out and fight for choice. We can do better. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie showed it can be done by defeating an entrenched liberal machine that was destroying his state.   More...

Obituaries

Death notices

ADAMS, James E., of St. Petersburg, Fla, died Sunday, June 13, 2010. He is survived by his wife, Linda Terranova Adams; daughter, Brooke Manning; four grandchildren; sister, Kathy Easton; and nieces and nephews. Mr. Adams was a Vietnam veteran. More...

Sports

Lancaster golfers up to challenge at Federation championship

The moment was never too big for Chelsea Dantonio. The Lancaster seventh grader stood toe-to-toe with the best female golfers in Section VI and came away with the Sectional championship back in May at Brookfield Country Club.   More...

New Era girls win Lou Gehrig Classic

The New Era Gold Diamond Girls won the 12U Lou Gehrig Summer Classic Girls Fastpitch Softball Tournament held on June 19 and 20 in Amherst.   More...

Kurzdorfer, Davis earn Bill Kling Awards

The contributions Cory Davis and Melissa Kurzdorfer made went beyond the numbers they put up as members of Lancaster’s football and track teams.   More...

What's Going On

School census continues in Lancaster

A door-to-door census of all Lancaster residents from birth through age 19 and disabled persons through age 22 will be held through Aug. 7. For more information, call the Lancaster Central School District registrar at 686-3218.   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...

Reinstein Woods offers tours, events

Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, will offer several programs within the next week, including After School Escape at 4:30 p.m. each Thursday; the Full “Strawberry” Moon Walk at 8:30 p.m. More...

Business

Brooklyn pupils find cultural treasures down Tops’ aisles

Shoppers looking to complete a few chores Friday morning walked away with something that was not on their grocery list — a cultural lesson. More...

Group aids job hunt for professionals

During a job search, many find the help and extra push they need from the networking groups at centers such as the Erie Community College One-Stop. More...

Events

Buffalo Niagara   SCORE offers   Speaker’s Bureau   More...