Weekly Feature



August 12, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Mediak returns as consultant for Depew Police Department

A familiar face will be returning to the Depew Police Department on a part-time basis to help those who have been promoted to adjust to their new positions now that the department has been left without a chief.   More...

Editorial

Bee Editorial

Parental prep work is key to successful school year

While many parents dread the back-to-school shopping routine of battling with crowds just to get the last green folder on the shelf or sifting through clothing racks searching for outfits that will probably last only half the year, finding ways to ma More...

Spindle items

• VISIONARY — “ I had been looking through wax paper.”   More...

Out of the Past

100 Years Ago   Aug. 11, 1910   BATTLING BUGS — The following remedy to get rid of mosquitoes was published: four ounces of clover, two ounces of peppermint, eight ounces of Persian powder and four ounces of gum camphor. More...

Obituaries

Death notice

SMITH, Michelle M. (nee Hattler), formerly of Lancaster, died Friday, July 16, 2010. More...

Sports

COURSE OF SERVICE

COURSE OF SERVICE — Jack Newhouse chairs the Lancaster-Depew Rotary Club Golf Outing recently held at Diamond Hawk Golf Club. The event drew more than 100 participants. More...

Lancaster to issue sporting licenses

Sporting licenses will go on sale in the office of Lancaster Town Clerk Johanna Coleman beginning Monday, Aug. 16.   During the first week, hours will be 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and on Monday, Aug. 23, normal hours will resume at 9 a.m.   More...

Depew’s Romano places top-five at State Junior Championship

Andrew Romano did not try to sugarcoat it. When asked what his expectations were for the 54th NYSGA Junior Golf Championship at the Country Club of Mendon outside of Rochester last Wednesday, he had only one goal in mind. More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 12  Thursday Family Walk — Get a good cardio workout during this brisk evening 5 mile hike, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 5 at Chestnut Ridge Park Casino, 6121 Chestnut Ridge Road, Orchard Park; Free. 828-0282, www.foothillstrailclub.org More...

Special Events

sat. 14  Chef & Market Lunch — Featur ing Chef Kate Elliott of Juniper. More...

Art

fri. 13  Sanguine: Catherine Johnson Solo Show — Cather ine Johnson’s collection will feature a large-scale 4-part drawing that includes two Venus scenes, a pieta and descent from the cross. Opening reception 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. More...

St. Mary’s Church to celebrate 16 decades of history in Lancaster

St. Mary of the Assumption Roman Catholic Church is preparing to celebrate its legacy of being one of the oldest churches in Lancaster.   More...

Tasty town

Tom Barber of Lancaster takes away a flat-bread pizza from the Broadway Deli’s booth Saturday during the Taste of Lancaster. Toppings included half Tuscan vegetable and half raspberry mesquite. More...

Local News

Children to be star vendors at Alden Farmers Market

The 12-and-younger crowd takes center stage at the Alden Farmers Market on Saturday, Aug. 14, selling items such as butterflies, jewelry, crafts, baked goods, pet items and more   More...

Pet-A-Palooza to benefit three animal shelters

Ten Lives Club, Hawk Creek Wildlife Center and Greyhound Action League are working together to present Pet-A-Palooza to assist animals in need.   More...

Youths to present story of Joseph and his dreamcoat

Area youths are preparing to display a rainbow array of talents while telling a tale of surviving sibling rivalry, overcoming despair and believing in your dreams. More...

Police Blotter

Depew woman missing water pump, picture of clown

(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

BOOK SMARTS

BOOK SMARTS — Heather Martinusek, 11, left, Amanda O’Bara, 12, and Nicole Becker, 14, train with volunteer coach and former participant Taylor Watson and Abigail Skakal, 10, for the Battle More...

Lancaster schools establish free, reduced-priced meal policy

The Lancaster Central School District has set its free and reduced priced breakfast and lunch policy for the 2010-11 academic year. More...

LEARNING OVER THE SUMMER

LEARNING OVER THE SUMMER — Kayleen Schill, a pupil at William Street School in Lancaster, and Hollie Kaufman of Clarence Middle School participate in the recent weeklong Middle School Summer Car More...

Lifestyles

DoDriver to warm up crowd for KISS

Thanks to the support of family, friends and fans, members of the band DoDriver will have their 15 minutes of fame.   More...

In the military

Alan Bookmiller of Lancaster and serving with the Joint Force Headquarters has been promoted to the rank of lieutenant colonel in the New York Army National Guard.   More...

Photo

Tommy Thompson narrates the Revolutionary War Re-enactment for spectators at the Hull Family Home & Farmstead in Lancaster. Almost 300 people attended the event Saturday and Sunday. More...

Business

Windsong Radiology provides data feeds through HEALTHeLINK system

Windsong Radiology Group has begun submitting patient records and reports electronically through Western New York’s clinical information exchange HEALTHeLINK.   More...

WILDLIFE

WILDLIFE — Jeff Musial of Nickel City Reptiles & Exotics introduces “Storm,” a 21-week-old Arctic wolf, to the audience at Eastern Hills Mall’s Children’s Summer Theater 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 during the summer at Dunn Tire Raceway, 57 Gunnville Road, Lancaster. Special events will be held all summer. More...