Weekly Feature

August 19, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

PARTY TIME

PARTY TIME — Denny Litwiller, left, receives cotton candy from Bob Gozdziak on Sunday at St. Mary of the Assumption Church in Lancaster. More...

Editorial

Bee Editorial

Help St. Mary’s, other cemeteries to survive test of time

Justin Watt did not inform The Bee of his project to spruce up St. Mary’s Cemetery in Lancaster in order to receive a pat on the back for working toward the rank of Eagle Scout. More...

Spindle items

• SERENE SCENE — Maybe I am too accustomed to the hustle and bustle of a business district. Where I live in the Town of Tonawanda, the Powertrain plant is literally in my backyard, so noise is nothing new to me.  More...

Out of the Past

100 Years Ago   Aug. 18, 1910   ON THE BOARD — Dr. F. R. Roberts and Birdsey D. Jackson were elected members of the Lancaster School Board.   More...

Police Blotter

Suspect adds spice to Lancaster woman’s ride

(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

Lancaster High School to welcome freshmen with orientation

The ninth grade orientation program at Lancaster High School has been planned for 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 31, in the Java Gym at the school, 1 Forton Drive.   More...

SUMMER READERS

SUMMER READERS — Zachary Nasternak, left, and Daniel Cress, members of the Summer Book Club at St. More...

Energy Smart Students Program offers free workshops for educators

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority will present its Energy Smart Students Program for educators in October to give teachers additional tools to work into their lessons on energy efficiency and the environment.   More...

Lifestyles

Coping Garden

Lancaster woman cultivates outlet

When Janice Hetrick began digging in her backyard in Lancaster a few years ago, it wasn’t because she was looking for a hobby.   She was coping.   “That was my outlet — planting,” she says. More...

CLERGY C OLUM N

Prepare to go back to God

Walk into any department store, discount store, drug store and even most grocery stores these days and you are reminded that this is the time to get ready to go back to school. More...

Couple honeymoon on Hawaiian islands

Lindsay Alexandra Sykes married Joseph Cross Haller during an afternoon ceremony on Saturday, May 29, 2010, at SS. Peter & Paul Church in Williamsville. The Rev. Richard Reina officiated. More...

Business

D&L Plaza’s Tops renovation complete

Tops Markets announced on Monday the completion of a major renovation at its store in the D&L Plaza in Depew. More...

Alden Farmers Market to feature music, cooking demo

Award-winning father and daughter fiddle/guitar duo Emma and Carl Eddy will play bluegrass music and other selections at the Alden Farmers Market from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 21. 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...

Project leaves town ‘duped’

Two business partners seeking a special use permit to operate their automotive repair shop have found themselves in the crossfire of a disagreement amongst their landlord, town officials and a neighbor.   More...

9/11 race to honor terrorist attack victims, assist first responders

Run to remember.   It’s what the organizers of the third annual 9/11 First Responders Memorial 5K Race hope participants have in mind when they register for and take part in the event Saturday, Sept. 11, at Como Park.   More...

Local News

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Lancaster native, husband travel from Mass. by bicycle

When a former Lancaster resident and her husband wanted to visit their parents this summer, they knew it would be quite a road trip because they live in Maine while his parents live in Massachusetts and hers remain in Lancaster. More...

Scout, director refurbishing St. Mary’s Cemetery

For Justin Watt, it’s more than an Eagle Scout project — it’s a mission to draw attention to the plight of St. Mary’s Cemetery.   (See editorial on page four)   More...

Crash kills one, injures three

A 70-year-old woman from Depew was killed during a two-car collision at Transit and Seneca Creek roads in West Seneca on Sunday afternoon. More...

Letters to the Editor

Code enforcer: I’m doing my job

I am writing in response to an article that was recently published in The Bee regarding the lack of enforcement from the Building Department.   More...

Eagle Project benefits food pantry

In his quest to become an Eagle Scout, Alex Wukovits needed a project. Trinity Pantry, in its mission to provide healthy food to struggling members of the Lancaster community, needed some heavy-duty scouring and painting in its facility.  More...

Obituaries

Donald A. Poepsel, longtime engineer

Donald A. Poepsel, 84, of Depew, died Monday, July 19, 2010, at his home in Depew after a long illness.   Mr. Poepsel was born June 11, 1926, in Fort Madison, Iowa. More...

Death notice

BIERNAT, Mary Ann “Margie” (nee Kumiega), of Lancaster, died Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2010. She is survived by her sons, Stanley and James; two grandchildren; sisters, Lucy Michnik and Julie Dominiak; and many nieces and nephews. More...

Sports

The Gun Show wins charity wiffleball tourney

It was serious business for the 90-plus players of the 20 teams playing in the sixth annual Wiffalo Charity Wiffleball tournament held at Meadow Lea Park in Lancaster on Sunday, Aug. 8. More...

Lancaster’s Guida takes third at regional shoot

John Guida of Lancaster took third in the Open division at the United States. Practical Shooting Association’s (USPSA) Area 7 Regional Handgun Championship this past weekend at the Pathfinder Fish and Game Club in Fulton.   More...

Photo

The Lancaster Recreation Department held its Boys Volleyball Camp from Tuesday, July 6 to Friday, July 9. More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 19  Thursday Family Walk — Get a good cardio workout during this brisk evening 5 mile hike, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 19 at Chestnut Ridge Park Casino, 6121 Chestnut Ridge Road, Orchard Park; Free. More...

Special Events

thurs. 19  Summer Affair — Benefit for Essential Care for Children, the pediatric program of The Center for Hospice & Palliative Care. More...

Art

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