Weekly Feature



July 22, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Bee Editorial

Drug problem requires more than police action

Parents, grandparents and medical professionals must take action in helping to eliminate, or at least lessen, the current trend of prescription drug abuse. More...

Spindle items

• ME AND MY BEE — When I packed for my nine-day hiatus from work, I included the usual items for a Florida vacation. Bathing suit. Sunscreen. Flip flops. And my Bee.   More...

Out of the Past

100 Years Ago   July 21, 1910   NEW ALARM — Sam Young, fire chief, called a special meeting of the firemen to discuss the new alarm system with the contractor. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

call: 632-0390

(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

St. Mary’s High School sets car/craft show, dinner

The Alumni Association of St. Mary’s High School in Lancaster will hold its 15th annual Classic Car Show/Chicken Barbecue/Craft Show from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 15, at the school, 142 Laverack Ave.   More...

Students preview accounting careers

The University at Buffalo School of Management and the Foundation for Accounting Education of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants announced that 28 high school rising seniors successfully completed the Career Opportunities in More...

State money available to those headed to college

Now that the class of 2010 has graduated from the high schools in Lancaster and Depew, those students headed to college might be looking for some extra financial assistance.   More...

Lifestyles

Back then: Reading a building’s fabric

We’ve looked at what a title search can tell us about a building. Now, we’ll try dating a building from the materials from which it was constructed. Again, we’ll look at the familiar New York Store at 16 Central Avenue. More...

In brief

The Hull Family Home & Farmstead, 5976 Genesee St. at Pavement Road, Lancaster, will host the only Buffalo-area Revolutionary War Re-enactment from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 7, and Sunday, Aug. 8. More...

In the military

Army Pvt. Nicholas W. Wrazen graduated from the M1 Abrams Tank System Maintainer Advanced Individual Training course at Fort Knox, Ky. The private is a 2007 graduate of Depew High School and the son of William J. More...

Business

YMCA issues new brand strategy to further community impact

For the first time in 43 years, the YMCA of the USA has unveiled a new brand strategy to increase understanding of the impact that YMCAs make in communities across the country.   More...

New Wal-Mart begins hiring process at temporary center

With construction nearing completion on the Wal-Mart near William Street and Transit Road in Lancaster, the company is beginning the process of filling the nearly 400 jobs that the new store will create.   More...

National Fuel offers payment assistance programs

National Fuel Gas Distribution Corporation reminds its customers that help with this year’s heating bills is still available through the Neighbor for Neighbor Heat Fund and other assistance programs.   More...

Stage set for N.Y. Senate primary

Three candidates hope to fill some pretty big shoes on the Republican side of the aisle in the state Senate, but only one will be given the opportunity by winning the primary election on Tuesday, Sept. 14.   More...

Heritage Trail Bike Path prompts calls for increased safety measures

As the Lancaster Heritage Trail Bike Path nears completion, residents are bringing safety concerns to town officials in the hopes of staving off trouble before it starts.   More...

Local News

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Area woman running marathon for her cousin

Residents in the neighborhoods off George Urban Boulevard near Dick Road have probably seen Carrie Rosati pumping her legs and pushing her body to keep running that last mile. More...

Recycling program to benefit Boy Scouts

The Erie County Agricultural Society, in conjunction with Modern Recycling and Consumer’s Beverages Inc., have teamed up with the Boy Scouts of America to bring a new recycling program to the Erie County Fair. More...

Cycle for Sight organizers seek riders for two courses

The Ross Eye Institute, in conjunction with the Lancaster Lions Club and Lions Vision Beyond Sight Foundation, is seeking riders and sponsors for the Peter D. Buch Memorial Cycle for Sight, which will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. More...

Police Blotter

Woman saves herself $2,155 headache by calling police

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

Obituaries

Death notices

TUBERDYKE, Rita C. (nee Sypniewski), of Lancaster, died Thursday, July 15, 2010. More...

Sports

Western scholastic looks to reclaim gold

Terry Miller, the head coach of the Western scholastic men’s ice hockey team for the Empire State Games coming up this week, hopes to follow in the footsteps of his father, Bill. More...

Players optimistic medal streak will stay intact

Few sports in the Empire State Games have seen one region dominate since that sport’s inception like the Western Region’s scholastic girls hockey team, which has earned some kind of medal every summer since the sport began being conteste More...

Scholastic team hopes to continue winning tradition;open players familiar with each other

With seven gold medals over the past 10 years of the Empire State Games, no Western soccer team has won more gold in the past decade than the women’s scholastic team.   More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 22  Thursday Family Walk — Get a good cardio workout during this brisk evening 5 mile hike, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 22 at Chestnut Ridge Park Casino, 6121 Chestnut Ridge Road, Orchard Park; Free. More...

Special Events

fri. 23  Beads Create Hope — The local charity will be featured at the GemStreet USA show as well as artists from around the world showcasing their jewelry and an array of gems and fossils, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. More...

Festivals

thurs. 22 - Aug. 1  Infrigement Festival — Eleven days of under the radar art at various locations throughout the city. More...