Weekly Feature



July 8, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Don’t challenge the hot weather

It’s finally hot outside in Western New York, but that doesn’t mean that taking in as much sun and warmth as possible is a good idea. More...

Spindle items

• BECOMING A NON-SMOKER — The state finally has gone far enough. More...

Out of the Past

100 Years Ago   June/July 1910   BLAZE — Fire caused by an explosion destroyed the Depew Inn, with the loss set at $50,000. Forty guests were registered at the hotel and several jumped from the windows to escape.   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

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

College grad offers Opera House recital

It’s a homecoming of sorts for Elizabeth Wojtowicz, but she is the one offering the gift.   The mezzo-soprano opera singer will offer a free performance during a college graduation recital at 4 p.m. More...

On the campus

The following college students received scholarships from Tops Markets in Depew and Lancaster: Alexandra Baer, Amber Gerrity, Andrew Benzin, Collin Ellis, Erica Ruszczyk, Jessica Bargnesi, Jill Baszczynski, Kathryn Wojtkiewicz, Kendal Wiertel More...

Organization seeks host families for exchange students

Aspect Foundation is looking for singles or families to host foreign exchange high school students for the 2010-11 school year. More...

Sports

Girls Athlete of the Year

Kurzdorfer recognized as one of best athletes in nation

Melissa Kurzdorfer broke state records in the shot put and hammer throw and won the state title in discus. She was one of the top track recruits in the country and basically had her choice of schools for college.  More...

Maryniewski wins 17th Wanat Award

When it came to who was going to win this year’s Chris Wanat Memorial Award, Zack Maryniewski had all the answers. More...

JUNIOR MASTER

JUNIOR MASTER — Austin Nowak, from Lancaster, defeated Juan Veloza in the second round of the International Junior Masters Thursday at East Aurora Country Club. More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 8  Thursday Family Walk — Get a good cardio workout during this brisk evening hike, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 8 at Chestnut Ridge Park Casino, 6121 Chestnut Ridge Road, Orchard Park; Free. 828-0282, www.erie.gov/parks fri. More...

Art

sun. 11  Two Friends Exhibit — Members of the Kenmore Art Society, Sandra K. Usher and Tami Holbury-Ferraro, display their work from Sunday, July 11 to Saturday, August 28 at Unity Gallery, Unity Church, 1243 Delaware Ave., Buffalo; Free. More...

Special Events

thurs. 8-sat. 10  Main-Transit hosts field days — Traditional field days with Slo Pokes Motorized Firematic Tournament (6:30 p.m. Friday) will be hosted by the Main-Transit Fire Department from 4-10 p.m. Thursday, July 8; 2-11 p.m. More...

School recalls Griffis’ work

William Street pupils worked with artist on sculpture before his passing

A Lancaster school community had the opportunity to learn and create under the wing of one of Western New York’s most prolific artists before he was lost to an accident.   More...

Speedway continues to drive neighbor to seek relief from noise

The noise at Dunn Tire Raceway Park is getting louder and lasting longer into the night, but on several days it has nothing to do with racing, according to a Genesee Street resident who lives near the facility.   More...

Local News

Magic act to appear at Alden market

Magician Ted Burzinski is returning to Alden Farmers Market on Saturday, July 10, with his illusions, balloon creations and other tricks, with shows at 10 a.m., 11 a.m. and noon.   More...

Lancaster Town Band formally declares concert shell its permanent home

The Lancaster Town Band reached a crescendo in its musical journey Tuesday night as it officially dedicated the Richard E. Pascucci Memorial Lancaster Band Shell.   More...

Stores, smokers feeling effects of recent cigarette tax increase

Smokers and those who do not support government overspending had a few choice words as a new cigarette tax increase took effect July 1. Their comments ran the gamut from four-letter words to criticism of elected leaders.   More...

Letters to the Editor

Fourth of July help appreciated

My second Independence Day Celebration has come and gone and while I have a moment, I wanted to take this opportunity to thank the many people who helped to make this year’s celebration a huge success.   More...

Police Blotter

Neighbor draws attention to self, suspected marijuana

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

Obituaries

Charles A. Kingsley, veteran of U.S. Army

Charles A. Kingsley “Char-dog,” 24, of Depew, died suddenly on Friday, June 18, 2010, at his home. Mr. Kingsley was born Jan. 28, 1986, in Buffalo. He graduated from Lancaster High School in 2004. More...

Donald F. Wood, longtime funeral director

Donald F. Wood, 102, formerly of Lancaster, died Wednesday, June 30, 2010, in Sparta, N.J.   Mr. Wood was born in Lancaster and was a 1929 graduate of The Renouard School of Embalming in New York City.   More...

Death Notice

SWIATEK, Shirley (nee Podanowski), of Lancaster, died Wednesday, June 28, 2010. She is survived by her sons, Ronald and Edward; daughter, Arlene Swiatek; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and sister, Marian Wantuch. More...

Lifestyles

CRUISIN’

CRUISIN’ — Mike Wehner of Lancaster looks at a 1958 Corvette during the Polish Falcons Club’s Cruise Night on July 1. More...

In the military

James Gustas of Depew and serving with the Company C, (Medical) 427th Brigade Support Battalion has been promoted to the rank of sergeant in the New York Army National Guard.   U.S. More...

SWINGING TIME

SWINGING TIME — Isabella Cavanaugh, 5, and her father, Jim Cavanaugh of Depew, spend some time at the playground on Sunday at Firemen’s Park in Depew. More...

What's Going On

Wha t’s going on

Families Touched by MS plans fundraiser   More...

Business

Music store owner presents award

Rudolph Tichy III, owner of Twin Village Music at 44 Central Ave. in Lancaster, presented an award June 30 to the Williamsville Central School District for being named one of the Best Communities for Music Education in America.   More...

Liquor license revoked at Rick’s Tally-Ho

The clientele of Rick’s Tally-Ho in Cheektowaga hasn’t been able to purchase alcohol at the establishment since the State Liquor Authority suspended its license in March, and now the patrons won’t be able to purchase alcohol there More...

Central Business District firms seek help

The Lancaster Industrial Development Agency will consider assisting six more businesses along Central Avenue as part of the Lancaster Village Community Development Corporation’s initiative to help business owners update building facades and gi More...