Weekly Feature



October 21, 2010 RSS feed / Local News

Student’s fashion design part of showcase

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Allison Warejko won’t sashay down the runway, but her clothes will garner plenty of attention.   More...

Depew adds concussion protocol to athletic policy

The Depew Union-Free School District is taking a more proactive approach to addressing injuries to ensure there are no headaches with the issue in the future. More...

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SCARING UP SOME FUN — Amber Lang, left, and Nick Burkhardt await patrons in the swamp section of the Hull Family Home and Farmstead’s Haunted Barn on Sunday. More...

Alcohol link investigated in fatal accident

A Lancaster man was killed early Saturday when his vehicle struck another vehicle head-on on Broadway between Bowen and Steinfeldt roads.   Patrick Brown, 21, was traveling west on Broadway around 6:45 a.m. More...

New band promotes clean songs, positive message

A new pop/rock band — An American Skyline — with members from Clarence, Lancaster, Cheektowaga and Amherst, is cutting a path through the local music scene with its friendly lyrics and accessible sound.   More...

Music groups string together yearlong food drive

The Music Department of Lancaster High School is putting a little more heart into its productions this year to assist the community. More...

Lawmakers push FAA to stick with 1,500 hours of hands-on pilot training

Several lawmakers are pushing the Federal Aviation Administration and Department of Transportation to reject a suggestion from the FA A ’s Aviation Rulemaking Committee that would reduce the 1,500 hours of hands-on pilot training passed with t More...

Bee policy on elections

It is a longstanding policy of Bee Publications Inc. not to publish any editorial material concerning an election the week immediately preceding the vote. More...

Town’s budget plan includes raises for council, department heads

The Town of Lancaster’s 2011 tentative budget will face public scrutiny in a few weeks.   (See editorial on page four)   More...

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SOLEMN CEREMONY — Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament School’s eighth grade class took its annual trip to the nation’s capital. More...

Erie County Sheriff’s Explorer Post open house to be held

The Erie County Sheriff’s Office is offering an open house for its Explorer Post from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 27, at Erie Community College’s North Campus, 6205 Main St., Amherst.   More...

In the military

James Meger recently was honored for his promotion to colonel in the U.S. Air Force during an event hosted by Gen. More...

In brief

The Food Shuttle of WNY is seeking volunteers to collect food from grocery stores, restaurants and bakeries and deliver it to food pantries, soup kitchens and residences. More...

Better Business Bureau promotes Secure Your ID Day

Identity theft is a sneaky crime. Someone creeping into your personal files, your home computer and even looking through your trash. The crook can be a stranger, a neighbor or more often than not, a family member or friend.   More...

Bee editor learns valuable lessons from SWAT team

Here’s a little tip. When the Erie County sheriff tells you to get ready for a loud bang, listen to the man.   More...

St. Mary’s honors students, announces play, review classes

Victoria Fontana, a senior at St. Mary’s High School in Lancaster, was recently notified that she has been named an Outstanding Participant in the National Achievement Scholarship Program.   Rebecca Kranz, principal of St. More...

AAA Insurance seeks scholarship applicants

AAA Members Insurance Agency is seeking applications from local high school seniors for the third annual AAA Insurance Scholarship for Community Excellence.   The deadline for consideration is Dec. More...

Flight training school establishes explorer post

Girls and boys ages 13 to 19 who have a dream of becoming a pilot may participate in the recently formed Aviation Explorer Post at the Buffalo-Lancaster Airport.   The group meets from 7 to 8:30 p.m. More...

In brief

The Lancaster-Depew Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition will hold its next regular meeting at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 21, at the Lancaster Youth Bureau, 200 Oxford Ave. More...

People in the news

Pauline C. Will of Lancaster has been elected to the Canisius College Alumni Association Board of Directors. Will is a partner in the law firm of Watson Bennett. She serves in the firm’s Litigation Practice Group. More...

Five voting districts to see changes of venue

Several Lancaster voting districts have been changed in time for the Tuesday, Nov. 2, general election.   More...

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SPLASHY CELEBRATION — Boy Scouts from Troop 618 recently attend the Greater Niagara Frontier Council Fall Camporee held at Goat Island in Niagara Falls State Park to celebrate the last events of More...

YMCA wrapping up Turkey Trot registration

YMCA Buffalo Niagara has begun early registration for the 115th annual YMCA Turkey Trot.   The event, being held Thanksgiving morning Thursday, Nov. More...

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RAISING FUNDS — Rotarians Dennis Merritt, left, and Art Rago serve up popcorn at the Lancaster-Depew football game Friday night. More...

Boys ages 5, 6 added to basketball program

The Depew Recreation Department has added boys who are 5 and 6 years of age to its basketball program. This will now coincide with the girls program, which has included the ages for several years.   The group will meet from 12:10 to 1:10 p.m. More...

Montour secures police agency endorsements

Lancaster Town Justice Mark A. More...

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INSPECTING A FIRE ENGINE — Jayden Schaefer of Barbara Klein’s pre-kindergarten class at Our Lady of Pompeii School in Lancaster sits in the driver’s seat of a Citizens Hose fire engi More...

Thruway Authority warns of deer crossing

The New York State Thruway Authority and State Police Troop T remind motorists to be particularly alert for deer along the highway system during the fall months.   The Thruway Authority believes that the key to safety is awareness.   More...

Legislature accepts grant for library self-checkout system

The Erie County Legislature approved a grant totaling more than $1 million that will be used to complete the installation of a self-checkout system that improves efficiency in the Buffalo and Erie County Public Libraries. More...

Library News

• Teen gaming will be held at 3 p.m. Fridays in October. Dance, Dance Revolution, Wii, Guitar Hero and various board games will be available. Refreshments will be served. Call to register. More...