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September 9, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

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Bee Editorial

Don’t just vote the party line

Get out and vote. We start to hear that call at this time of year as primaries and the general election approach. Sometimes, however, it’s too easy to think that our civic responsibility starts and stops with voting. More...

Spindle items

• STAY WARM — When I woke up Sunday morning, the onset of autumn really struck me. More...

Out of the Past

Old Main Street, 1950s

These postcards from the 1950s featuring a view of Old Main Street, Village of Lancaster, were submitted by Robert Simonson, formerly of Lancaster and now of Fairport. His father, Edwin B. More...

Obituaries

Charles J. Funke, principal, area football chairman

Charles J. Funke, 67, of East Aurora, died Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2010, at his home after a brief battle with cancer.   Mr. More...

William G. Cansdale Sr., Korean War cryptographer

William G. Cansdale Sr. of Lancaster died Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2010.   During the Korean War, Mr. Cansdale was a cryptographer.   For 17 years, he worked for The Courier Express and LCC Graphics and Digicon until his retirement. More...

Sports

BONDING TIME

BONDING TIME — Ryan Vatter, foreground, takes aim at a shot while his mother, Beth, readies her stance as the two play “wall tennis” Monday on the handball court next to Hillview Ele More...

Quakers get some revenge on Redskins

Eleven months ago, the Lancaster Redskins put an end to Orchard Park’s nearly two-year long winning streak with a 9-7 victory at Lancaster High School. On Friday night, the Quakers got to exact a little revenge.   More...

ROLLING TO A TITLE

ROLLING TO A TITLE — The Lancaster High School Inline Hockey Club finished in first place in the Buffalo Storm’s inaugural Varsity High School Division season and won the 2010 Buffalo Stor More...

Business

State taking applications for health care plan

New York State is now accepting applications for NY Bridge Plan, the state’s pre-existing condition insurance program. More...

NEW TO TOWN

NEW TO TOWN — Buffalo Filter President and CEO Christopher Palmerton speaks during the ground-breaking ceremony of the company’s new location Thursday at Genesee Street and Gunnville Road More...

Wilson Farms offers AAA perks, free coffee

Wilson Farms has expanded its discount offers for AAA members to include its Fresh N’ Ready lunchtime menu consisting of freshly made subs, salads and sandwiches. More...

Headed to class

Hillview Elementary School Principal Kathleen Knauth, above, greets Lancaster kindergartner Tyler DeKruger as he steps off the bus on the first day of school Tuesday. More...

59th District Senate GOP primary to be decided Tuesday

Three candidates hoping to emerge as the winner of Tuesday’s primary election for the 59th District state Senate seat agree on one thing — the system in Albany is broken, and each wants to be the man to fix it.   More...

Local News

SPECIAL GUEST

SPECIAL GUEST — Karen Oakes, Rotary Club district 7090 governor, speaks about various worldwide projects during a recent Rotary Club of Lancaster-Depew meeting. More...

Sheep to Shawl set at Alden market

See how wool goes from the sheep’s back to your favorite socks or scarf at the Alden Farmers Market on Saturday, Sept. 11.   More...

Depew Recreation Department to hold winter registrations

The Village of Depew Recreation Department will accept registration for boys and girls basketball and co-ed soccer and the Learn to Skate programs starting Saturday, Sept. 11.   Registration will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.   More...

Police Blotter

Silly String, grapes, rocks used by vandal in Lancaster

(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

School Board agrees to continue Depew Family Support Center

It has been decided that the Family Support Center will enter its second year in the Depew Union Free School District two weeks after issues were raised concerning the program. More...

More building improvements completed

New windows, ceilings, lights and bathrooms greeted Depew students on their first day of school Wednesday. More...

Lifestyles

Author plans book signing in Lancaster

Michael Silver planned on a career in writing when he went to the University of Missouri for journalism. Now, after his retirement, he has one.   More...

Alzheimer’s support groups set meetings

Support group meetings for people caring for those with Alzheimer’s disease, dementia or memory impairment are held in several locations in Lancaster and Depew each month.   More...

UB mounts Artpark retrospective

Artpark today is primarily a concert and theater venue. More...

Entertainment

Special Events

thurs. 9  Celebrate America — Show off your red, white and blue as the Variety Club benefit takes off with live music, barbecue, raffles, kids activities and fireworks, 5-9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. More...

Family Activities

thurs. 9  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...

Art

tues. 11  Basic Digital SLR Photography — Class instructed by Alison Slein at C EPA ’s educational facility featuring a darkroom and digital lab. Class must be paid in full at time of registration. 10 a.m. More...