Weekly Feature

September 2, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Lee outlines plan to boost companies’ global competitiveness

With a successful county business as the setting, Rep. Chris Lee last week unveiled a five-point plan that he touts as the method by which the nation will secure and create jobs in the manufacturing industry.   More...

Editorial

Bee Editorial

Academy of Finance is win-win for students, businesses

One of the most frustrating endeavors for most students is figuring out what he or she would like to do in life past high school. More...

Spindle items

• BACK TO SCHOOL — The school calendar for the 2010-11 academic year arrived in the mail Saturday, and reality hit me. More...

Out of the Past

100 Years Ago   Sept. 1, 1910   COOL BUSINESS — George Besser installed an ice-making machine at his new refrigerator plant on Central Avenue.   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

Sharpen culinary skills with classes at Trocaire College

James E. Carlo, director of Trocaire College’s Hospitality Program and a trained culinary leader, will share his culinary techniques in a series of cooking classes to be offered at the Russell J. More...

LHS’ Academy of Finance attracts national attention

The Lancaster High School Academy of Finance is being recognized nationally for providing a richer experience to students.   (See editorial on page four)   More...

Lancaster brings back several teachers with unexpected funds

A surprise $1.7 million in federal funding will allow the Lancaster Central School District to bring back several teaching positions that were lost during the budget process in the spring.   More...

Lifestyles

In the military

Army Pvt. Aaron W. Cline has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. He is the son of Grace Cline of Lancaster and a 2006 graduate of Lancaster High School.   More...

National Drug Take-Back Day

Local disposal sites aim to get meds off the street

D rive up and drop off. It’s as simple as that when it comes to the disposal of unwanted,   expired or unused prescription drugs.   More...

Bee S enio r New s

All events (except where indicated) are held at the Town of Lancaster Senior Citizens Center, 100 Oxford Ave. To use the center, Lancaster residents need to have photo identification.   For more information, call 685-3498. More...

What's Going On

Wha t’s going on

Bowmansville church   cooks up dinner   The Bowmansville United Methodist Church, 5344 Genesee St., will hold a chicken barbecue from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11. Dinner will be $8.50 presale or $9 at the door. Call 683-5298. More...

Business

Third expansion brings more to Made in America Store in Elma

When the Made in America Store opened its doors at 900 Maple Street, Elma, the idea was to provide American citizens with a chance to buy American products. More...

Eggs sold at Tops not affected by recent recall

Tops Markets officials announced last week that shell eggs sold at their locations remain unaffected by the recent nation recall of millions of shell eggs. More...

IN THEIR HONOR

IN THEIR HONOR — Russell J. More...

Residents asked to support LVAC drive

Polly Thoman sees the need for the Lancaster Volunteer Ambulance Corps from the other side of the receiver, dispatching calls to those in need.   More...

Digging through the past

Amber Kling, left, a graduate student at the University at Buffalo, shows a cow’s tooth to Hull Family Home and Farmstead volunteer Donna Bonning on Sunday during the Lancaster home’s arch More...

Local News

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Lancaster native serving aboard aircraft carrier

Derived from a combination of family history, patriotism and the hopes of a new challenge, Lt. Robert Nosek has found his way from private physical therapy practice to the U.S. Navy.   More...

Lancaster church again offers residents Financial Peace University

Faith Lancaster United Methodist Church will hold its third Financial Peace University series starting Monday, Sept. 20.   More...

Farmers market features candidates, crafts

Vendors will not be the only ones vying for shoppers’ attention Saturday at the Alden Farmers Market — several hopefuls in the Sept. 14 primary election will be on hand for Meet the Candidates Day. More...

Letters to the Editor

Community makes program a success

We would like to thank all the good citizens of Buffalo who helped make the Citizens Bank’s Gear for Grades drive such an incredible success.   More...

Police Blotter

Man stashes meat in pants in effort to avoid paying

(Editors note: The Bee’s police blotter is a sampling of unusual, sometimes humorous calls received by the police department. It is not intended to be a complete record of all incidents reported.)   Depew   Tuesday, Aug. More...

Obituaries

Charles A. Burger, former Town Line firefighter

Charles A. Burger, 72, formerly of Lancaster, died Sunday, Aug. 1, 2010, at his home in Orlando, Fla.   He was born in Groveland, N.Y., and was the son of the late Arthur and Louise Burger.   More...

Death notices

BOWEN, Angeline V. (nee Rog), died Aug. 23, 2010, at age 96. She was the wife of the late Dye Lawrence Bowen; daughter of the late Mary (nee Mirek) and John Rog; and sister of the late Anna Czekalski, Victoria Lowicki, Stanley Rog and Jane Rog. More...

Sports

Redskins look to erase memories of title game defeat

Len Jankiewicz still cannot explain what happened to his team at Ralph Wilson Stadium on Nov. 7 of last year. More...

Wildcats look for continued improvement in 2010

Expectations are high for Depew Wildcats football in 2010 following a 6-3 2009 campaign by the Wildcats that saw them advance to the Section VI Class B playoffs.   More...

McGrath shares fond memories of Depew

Longtime AD announces retirement after 40 years as educator

Dan McGrath has said before that they would probably have to drag him away in a bag if they wanted him to ever leave Depew High School. He won’t be leaving in a bag, but McGrath is ready to retire from Depew after 40 years at the school. More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 2  After School Escape — Children in grades K-5 are invited to enjoy a one-hour program for kids featuring a different, fun, outdoor activity each week, 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. More...

Festivals

sat. 4 & sun. 5  National Buffalo Wing Festival — Featuring the food of more than 30 restaurants, wing eating contests, 5k run, sauce contests, live entertainment and Miss Buffalo Wing contest, 12 noon-9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. More...

Tours

thurs. 2  Chestnut Ridge Park — Join the Foothills Trail Club, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 2 - meet in the parking lot in front of the casino. We will be walking the roads on the west side of the park. More...