Weekly Feature

February 3, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Gaughan targets State Senate

Activist Kevin Gaughan spent much of 2010 focused on dissolving village governments in Western New York.  In 2011, he’s aiming higher.  Gaughan has targeted the New York State Senate and Assembly for downsizing. More...

Gallivan cheers Cuomo’s pick for Empire State Development Corp.

Sen. Patrick M. Gallivan, R–Elma, applauded Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s selection of former Business Council of New York State President Kenneth Adams as president and CEO of the Empire State Development Corporation.  More...

Event to pay tribute to Flight 3407 victims

Canisius College will host a concert by the chamber ensemble ANA on Friday, Feb. 11, to pay tribute to those who lost their lives in the crash of Continental Flight 3407 in Clarence Center. The event will be held at 8 p.m. More...

Redskins Boosters raising money

The Lancaster Redskins Boosters are selling dinner certificates to Salvatore’s Italian Gardens and Russell’s Steaks, Chops and More. This is the group’s biggest fundraiser and runs all year. More...

Editorial

Youth benefit community in many ways

Bee Editorial

Edward Myszka, superintendent of Lancaster schools, had it right last week when he wrote in this newspaper that young people too often get a bad rap.  Sure, there are youth who make questionable choices. More...

Spindle items

COLLEEN FARRELL

OVERHEARD —  More...

Out of the Past

Polka, anyone?

This 1960s’-era Twin Village Music accordion band was overseen by, from left to right, Ralph Applin, Jerry Battistoni and Rudy Tichy Sr.   More...

Police Blotter

Man starts fight over karaoke; woman steals tea

Lancaster  Tuesday, Jan. 25  A man reported that he parked a trailer in front of his business on Drullard Avenue between Jan. 14 and 16 and discovered that all four tires had been punctured and flattened.  Wednesday, Jan. 26   More...

Obituaries

Death Notice

Frank, Michael E., of Lancaster, died Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011, after a long illness. He is survived by his brothers, Christophe and Richard, and his sister, Micheline Sherman. Services were held Monday, Jan. More...

Sports

Lancaster has strong weekend to end month

Boys Hockey

The Lancaster Redskins’ boys hockey team enjoyed a good weekend on Saturday and Sunday, even though they came away with just one victory.  Lancaster scored an important victory over Niagara-Wheatfield on Saturday night that concluded with More...

Lancer stars eye records

Girls Basketball

Raeann Stilwell has already established herself as the top scorer in St. Mary’s girls basketball history and is close to being the top scorer in both school and Monsignor Martin Athletic Association history. More...

High School Sports Scoreboard

Wednesday, Jan. 26 Boys Basketball — Lancaster def. Orchard Park, 58-43. Wrestling — Lancaster def. Frontier, 66-17. Bowling — Boys: JFK def. Depew, 5-2. Girls: Lancaster def. Iroquois, 1236-1087; JFK def.  More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Pancake and sausage breakfast planned   More...

Entertainment

Theater

thurs. 3 . Pirandello’s Wife — For 40 years, an insane asylum in Rome has been home to the wife of Italy’s most famous playwright.  More...

Family Activities

thurs. 3 . Stories in the Woods — As part of the Story Hour series for preschoolers at the Julia B. Reinstein Library by the Reinstein Woods, 10:30 a.m. More...

Special Events

thurs. 3 . Aspire Night on the Slopes — Hit the slopes to support children and adults with developmental disabilities. More...

St. Mary's Elementary School reschedules open house

Interested parents and students are invited to tour St. Mary's Elementary School next week. More...

Lancaster moves school board meeting

The Lancaster Board of Education will meet Monday at William Street School. More...

Depew district could see layoffs, cuts

Depew Superintendent Jeffrey Rabey warned the board at Tuesday night’s regular meeting that balancing next year’s budget will be problematic.  More...

Man leads police on foot chase

A three-car accident led to a foot chase on Friday.  Depew police responded to the accident scene at Transit Road and George Urban Boulevard at 7 a.m. More...

Storm packs light punch

It was the snowstorm that wasn’t.  Western New Yorkers in most parts of the region woke up Wednesday morning to find their cars, driveways and sidewalks slick, but not as much snow on the ground as predicted.  Lancaster and Depew dist More...

Depew party plans a Meet the Candidates event

The Depew Preservation Party is hosting a meet the candidates night at Magruder’s, 4995 Broadway, Depew from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26.  More...

Lancaster Middle students prep for ‘13’

Lancaster Middle School students are busy preparing for their production of the musical “13.”  The show involves about 100 students who will appear on stage and behind the scenes working on lighting, sound, makeup and stage crews, as More...

Local News

Teacher combines English, sports

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Kelly Ambrose has made her life, and career, in the community in which she was raised.  She teaches English at Lancaster High School, her alma mater, and coaches the softball team. More...

Depew pothole proves perilous to plow driver

A state Department of Transportation worker is recovering from some bruises and scrapes after being tipped over inside his snowplow truck during the weekend.  Around 9 a.m. More...

Photo

SERVICE ABOVE SELF — Richard Young, owner of Performance Advantage Company and founder of the Greater Lancaster Museum of Firefighting, recently spoke to Rotary Club of Lancaster-Depew members More...

Letters to the Editor

Anti-puppy mill group forms

A new, nonprofit, humane education group, WNY Citizens Against Puppy Mills, is acting on behalf of inhumane mass dog breeding kennels. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.There’s a leash law just about everywhere; all dogs must be on a leash while you’re walking them. It’s important when you are in a county park, yet you go into Como Park and you see dogs loose. More...

Education

On campus

Courtney Cardinal of Depew was named to the dean's list for the fall 2010 semester at Alfred State College. She is in her second year of a four-year bachelor's degree program in forensic science technology.   More...

SCHOOL CALENDAR

Lancaster Public Schools  Friday, Feb. 4   High school cap and gown measurements, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in senior hall  Middle school musical, 7 p.m.  Saturday, Feb. 5   More...

Lifestyles

(Happy New Year)

A celebration of family, tradition

I n his short story “A Child’s Christmas in Wales,” Dylan Thomas referred to Christmas as “a never to-be-forgotten day at the end of the unremembered year.” In the Chinese culture, Chinese New Year, or Spring Festival, h More...

Kujawa-Budniewski

Kathleen and Leonard Kujawa of West Seneca announce the engagement of their daughter, Lori Kujawa, to Nicholas Budniewski, son of Patricia and David Budniewski of Lancaster.  More...

Library news

A toddler program for 3- to 5-year-olds will be offered at 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays through Feb. 8.  A toddler storytime for 2- to 3-year-olds will be held at 10:30 a.m. every Friday through Feb. 11.  More...

Business

New, returning members to join LACC

The Lancaster Area Chamber of Commerce will honor new and returning members of its board of directors at a lunch on Wednesday, Feb. More...

Events

NAWBO to present communications speaker   More...

New Yorkers encouraged to file taxes online

Filing your tax return electronically will bring a quicker refund.  That’s according to Thomas H. Mattox, acting commissioner of the state Department of Taxation and Finance. More...