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November 18, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Lancaster police concerned about strangers approaching children

Lancaster police are cautioning residents that an adult or adults have been approaching children with a story about a lost cat or comments that are sexual in nature.   (See editorial on page four)   More...

Editorial

Tips help parents prepare children for stranger danger

Bee Editorial

Incidents reported over recent weeks in the Village of Lancaster serve as a reminder that when it comes to our children, we can never take too many precautions. More...

Spindle items

LISA JOHNSON

• CLIMBING OUT OF DEBT — One of the best feelings in the world was paying off my student loans from my time at Niagara University. More...

Out of the Past

Traveling around town

The trolley bridge and original dam at Como Park in Lancaster is seen in the photo at left from the book “Tales of Old Lancaster” by Harley E. Scott and Edward J. Mikula and published in 1981. More...

Police Blotter

Thief takes valuables; also grabs detergent

(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   Monday, Nov. 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 Public Schools

Friday, Nov. 19 • Como Park, Hillview photo make-ups. • Middle school turkey bowl. • William Street movie night, 6:30-8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20 • Marching band fruit delivery. Monday, Nov. 22 • Hillview wreath orders due. More...

Lifestyles

Making A Difference

Lancaster Youth Bureau donates food, toys and trees

During the holidays, many community organizations help those who are in need, and the Lancaster Youth Bureau is one of them. Every holiday season, the bureau makes food baskets to give away at Thanksgiving and Christmas. More...

Photo

STREET SONGS — The Lancaster Depew Carolers entertain Central Avenue passersby with holiday tunes on Saturday to kick off the season. More...

Senior News

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...

Business

Let’s give thanks this holiday to our small businesses

Megan Burns-Moran

There is Black Friday, Cyber Monday and now Small Business Saturday, which is Nov. 27. Let’s give thanks to our small businesses this holiday season by buying local. Buy local studies show the following to be true.   1. More...

Events

Marketing manager to speak at Canisius   More...

Better Business Bureau advises on temp jobs

For many, job hunting has been an exhausting dead end, but there’s an early present for some this year, as retailers increase the number of hires for the holiday season. More...

Empire State Games are back on

As of Thursday afternoon, it has been reported that the Winter Empire State Games will be held in Lake Placid as planned.  Doug Ames, the Western Region director of the  Games, told The Bee on Thursday that The Olympic Development Committe More...

Town residents say budget cuts not enough

Members of the Lancaster Town Board voted unanimously Monday to adopt a 2011 budget that subtracted roughly $550,000 from the preliminary proposal of two weeks ago, but some residents said the   ‘‘ reductions didn’t go far e More...

Local News

Eagle Scout bests badge requirement to realize rank

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

An area Scout has put in more than double the effort to realize the highest rank in the organization.   Jonathan D. Lewczyk of Boy Scout Troop 160 based at Town Line Lutheran Church recently attained the rank of Eagle Scout.   More...

Free Resource Fair slated

Representatives from various community agencies will be available to determine eligibility and take applications for services —including many programs for which there are no financial eligibility requirements — during a free Community Re More...

Depew School Board mulls facility use policy changes

The Depew School Board began a review of its facility use policy at its meeting on Tuesday. Superintendent Jeffrey Rabey provided a draft copy for each of the board members to examine and discuss at the next meeting.   More...

Letters to the Editor

Levy reduction forces library cuts

Under a system established by the New York State Legislature, the tax levy for funding the Buffalo & Erie County Library system is set by the Erie County Legislature. More...

County responsible for libraries’ fate

Legislator Dino Fudoli’s column titled “Legislature is not cutting library hours” in the Nov. 4 Bee begs a reasoned reply. More...

Schoolchildren honor veterans

We would like to give our sincere appreciation to all teachers and staff who helped the students make “Thank You Veteran” cards. More...

Sports

Hawks beat Lancers to win sixth straight title

Once again, the Cardinal O’Hara Hawks faced the St. Mary’s of Lancaster Lancers in the Monsignor Martin League A title game. Once again, the Hawks emerged victorious.   More...

St. Mary’s falls short in postseason

The St. Mary’s of Lancaster girls volleyball team enjoyed an undefeated regular season, but ran into some stumbling blocks in postseason play. More...

Schmitz leads way for Lancaster runners

The Lancaster boys varsity cross country team placed sixth at the Section VI Cross Country Championship Meet Nov. 6 at Elma Meadows Golf Course, a 5K course.   More...

Entertainment

Theater

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Family Activities

thurs. 18  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, Nov. More...

Film/Video

fri. 19-sat. 27  Rear Window — Alfred Hitchcock’s classic starring James Stewart, Wendell Corey, Raymond Burr and Grace Kelly, 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 19; 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 24; 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 26; and 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. More...