Weekly Feature



January 13, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Bee Editorial

Dissent shouldn’t divide us as a people

Sometimes, it unfortunately takes a tragedy in order to get people talking about things that should have been addressed a long time ago.  More...

Spindle items

COLLEEN FARRELL

I’M ALL SHOOK UP — Saturday marked what would have been Elvis Presley’s 76th birthday. I spent the weekend listening to him — songs from the early days to his last ones.  I love Elvis. My whole family does. More...

Out of the Past

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Dr. Albin Kwak and police Chief Earl Schweitzer pose next to the new Lancaster ambulance, a converted 1947 Mercury station wagon, in this picture from the 1950s. Photo courtesy of Once A Redskin”   More...

Obituaries

Death Notice

METZLOFF, Benjamin H., of Williamsville, died Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2010. He was preceded in death by his wives, June and Joan. He is survived by his four children, Park, Todd, Brant and Gretchen; and four grandchildren. More...

Sports

Young squads show improvement in Lancaster, Depew

Boys Swimming

The Lancaster Redskins’ and Depew Wildcats’ swim teams share a few common traits this season. For one thing, both teams have young squads that mainly feature a core of underclassmen, while relying on a few key veterans. More...

School records fall at Dartmouth Relays

Indoor Track

The Lancaster indoor track teams set three school records last weekend at the 42nd annual Dartmouth College Relays in Hanover, N.H.  The girls sprint medley team of Lauren Sullivan, Shannon Ponitz, Corinne McCarthy and Sarah Minchen set a new sc More...

Lancers standing on top of small-school standings

Girls Basketball

The Lancaster-St. Mary’s girls basketball matchup was originally scheduled to take place on Dec. 14 at Lancaster High School. Snow forced the cancellation of the game however and the matchup was moved to last Thursday. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Redskins Boosters organize fundraiser   More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 13  After-School Escape — Featuring an outdoor activity for children grades K-5, 4:30 p. m. Thursday, Jan. 13 at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Dr., Depew; Free. 683-5959, www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html  sat. More...

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Snowshoeing 101

Learn how to use snowshoes, and take a guided walk along the trails, 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 13 at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Dr., Depew; Free - registration required. More...

Art

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Village seeks own contract with LVAC

A big question in Lancaster right now is what the future holds for the Lancaster Volunteer Ambulance Corps now that the Town of Lancaster has elected to eliminate the LVAC from its budget and put the town’s emergency medical service contract up More...

Local News

Prescription drug ring sees seven convictions

Jail time approaches for alleged members of the prescription drug ring based in Cheektowaga that was busted last summer.  On Thursday, Daniel Smythe, 21, of Cheektowaga, and Lindsay Lang, 18, of Orchard Park, both pleaded guilty to conspiracy to More...

Kennedy urges Senate to ‘pass the pledge’

Sen. Timothy M. Kennedy, D-West Seneca and Cheektowaga, used the first day of the State Senate session to urge his colleagues to keep a promise.  More...

FBI agent to give talk on cyberbullying, ‘sexting’

It may seem like innocent messaging or teenage gossip, but what you text or post today could have lasting consequences tomorrow.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Like predecessors, Lee not always fair

For the past two years, I have read with great interest the newspaper articles about, and those written by, Rep. (Chris) Lee. Also, I have read all of his literature sent to my home. More...

Police Blotter

Two businesses call police on angry customers

Lancaster  Sunday, Jan. 2   Police charged a driver with unlawful possession of marijuana and a speeding violation for traveling 64 mph in a 40-mph zone. The driver denied having marijuana on his person, then admitted it.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.If a person rides in an ambulance once in their lifetime, what in the world are we doing supporting $4 million worth of equipment and insurance running up and down the road? Privatize.  More...

Education

On campus

Emily Tutak of Lancaster was named to the dean’s list for the fall semester at Keuka College. Tutak is in her third year of a five-year master’s degree program in occupational therapy. More...

Lancaster High School names honor roll

The following were named to the honor roll for the first quarter of the 2010-11 academic year:  Grade 12   More...

Lancaster Middle posts honor roll

The following students were named to the honor roll for the first quarter of the 2010-11 academic year:  Grade 8   More...

Lifestyles

Keeping your resolution to get fit? HERE'S HOW

Shelley McGraw chose that perennially popular New Year’s resolution: to get fit.  Whereas the Lancaster resident once skipped around gyms, joining up and then dropping out, she is now a committed member of Gold’s Gym, where she works 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.  Thursday, Jan. More...

Library News

Friends of the Lancaster Library will meet at 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 13.  Teen Gaming will be offered at 3 p.m. Friday, Jan. 14.  A book group for families will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 15.  More...

Business

Paying it forward

Pair of community business owners create events to help others

Samara Hutcheson of Kenmore and Polly Thoman, a Lancaster area native, both feel blessed to own successful businesses that give them the financial means to help provide for their families.  Hutcheson, owner of SH Portraits, is a photographer who More...

Events

BNHRA to present background screening seminar   More...

Southeast Works adds hire

Southeast Works of Depew has hired Amanda Baumler of Tonawanda as the agency’s new coordinator of development and public relations.  Prior to joining Southeast Works, Baumler held a position at the Muscular Dystrophy Association. More...