Weekly Feature



October 14, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Erie County Legislature downsizing referendum on hold

Following a recent State Supreme Court ruling, it appeared that voters would have the opportunity to decide in November whether or not the Erie County Legislature should downsize. More...

Editorial

Downsizing: Let the voters decide

Bee Editorial

We in the United States still live in a democracy, right? We, the registered voters, have elected officials representing us at various levels of government. The Erie County Legislature is one group whom voters elect to represent them. More...

Spindle items

• TOPS GIVES MORE — The fourth annual Bee Rivalry Week Food Drive received an extra boost this year thanks to the staff at Tops Markets in the D&L Plaza.   More...

Out of the Past

100 Years Ago   Oct. 13, 1910   CREATING INTEREST — An athletic association was formed at the high school to increase interest in sports of various sorts. Officers chosen were P. J. More...

Police Blotter

‘Ping’ alerts woman to BB hole in window

(Editor’s 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   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 Calendar

Lancaster Public Schools Friday, Oct. 15 • Como Park PARP/spirit day. • Court Street spirit day, clothing drive. • Hillview spirit day, school colors. • High school grade 11-12 assembly; motorcade, 5 p.m.; varsity football vs. More...

Sports

Depew caps perfect ‘B’ Central season

Football

After escaping last week’s battle with Cheektowaga with a victory in overtime, Depew’s football team was able to return to the dominant squad that had little trouble posting wins over the other five of its vanquished league foes this pas More...

Lancers rebound to win on homecoming day

Dave Hersey said his team is a tight-knit group that supports one another and is capable of stepping up at any time. Hersey needed his close group to come together this weekend following another loss to their rivals the week before.   More...

Pride on the line for Lancaster against Depew

The Lancaster Redskins find themselves in the unfamiliar position of being in the outside looking in when it comes to the Class AA playoffs this season.   More...

Entertainment

Theater

thurs. 14  Mary Poppins — The hit Disney/ Cameron MacKintosh Broadway musical comes to Buffalo beginning Thursday, Oct. 14. More...

Special Events

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Holiday

sat. 16  Haunted Fortress— Experience the dark side of Fort Niagara as ghosts and ghouls from the past walk among the historic buildings on Saturday, Oct. 16 at Old Fort Niagara, Youngstown; $. 745-7611, www.oldfor tniagara.org sat. 16 & sun. More...

Heritage Trail Bike Path opens

After 42 years of running and riding her own path through Lancaster, resident Noreen Williams is elated to see that a dedicated trail finally has opened. More...

Warming up for the rivalry

Victoria Juliano, above, a seventh-grader at Lancaster Middle School, takes a whack at a junked car during the annual bonfire at Lancaster High School. More...

Local News

Photo

AUTUMN ART — Elise Malone, 3, glues foam shapes to a door hanger during the Lancaster Youth Bureau’s fall festival Saturday. Photo by John Rusac Purchase photos at www.beenews.com More...

BPO volunteer foundation sets TableScapes 2010

The Friends of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra will host the fifth annual TableScapes fundraiser from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 14, at Salvatore’s Italian Gardens, 6461 Transit Road. More...

Town Line Lutheran Church to present Reformation celebration

The Rev. Dr. Gail V. Riina has chosen the topic “The Word in the World” for the annual Reformation Day service at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 24, at Town Line Lutheran Church, Alden. More...

Letters to the Editor

Resident backs Appleton for Senate

This spring, I considered a candidacy for the New York State Senate 59th District because I was horrified at the dysfunction and self-serving dealing of that body. More...

Paladino will get job done

Thirty-two years ago, I was a writer for Mayor Griffin creating proclamations for deserving people and responding to general correspondence by preparing drafts for the mayor’s approval and signature.   More...

Obituaries

Phyllis M. Lomanto, longtime voting inspector

Phyllis M. Lomanto (nee Panaro), 94, of Lancaster, died Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2010, in Hospice Buffalo, Cheektowaga, after a short illness.   Mrs. Lomanto was born in Buffalo and graduated from Hutchinson Central Technical High School.   More...

Death notice

LALAMA, Emma (nee Cigarillo), of Depew, died Thursday, Oct. 7, 2010. She is survived by her son, Joseph; daughters, MaryAnn LaForte and Teresa Campana; three grandchildren; brother, Nick; sister, Josephine Carbone; and many nieces and nephews. More...

Lifestyles

Girls’TOWN OF ITALY...

Buffalo organization helps teens scarred by war

Actress Linda Darnell, who died at the age of 42 in 1965, has enjoyed a different type of legacy than her contemporaries Marilyn Monroe and Grace Kelly. More...

Bee Senior 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...

Janis-Guenther

Deborah Janis of Lancaster and Daniel Janis of Darien announce the engagement of their daughter, Tegan Janis, to Scott Guenther, son of Bonnie and Al Guenther of Lancaster.   More...

Business

Master Khechen School of Tae Kwon-Do marks two decades in Western New York

Wassim Khechen is celebrating the 20th anniversary of his dream coming true, and he wants to share his good fortune with the community.   More...

The Cellular Connection to open new store in Depew

The Cellular Connection, the largest Verizon Wireless Premium Retailer in the Midwest, will open its first Depew store, marking the 13th location for the company throughout the state.   More...

In brief

The Lancaster Industrial Development Agency will hold a meeting at 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 21, at Lancaster Town Hall, 21 Central Ave. The board will vote on its budget and address other matters.   More...