Weekly Feature



June 9, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Board approves amending Foit-Albert contract

The Lancaster Town Board voted unanimously at its regular meeting Monday to allow Supervisor Robert Giza to “execute a contract amendment” with the architectural firm in charge of building a police station and court facility.  What t More...

Editorial

Contract ratification a good thing for all parties

Bee Editorial

Contract negotiations are a touchy thing. They’re a necessary part of employment for those who are represented by unions.  More...

Spindle items

COLLEEN FARRELL

SUCH GLORY — Who isn’t moved by the sight of an American flag? Standing tall and proud, its fabric whipping in the air?  Thanks to all who display one. More...

Out of the Past

Bang the drum

Members of the Lancaster Drum Corps pose in this photo from 1950. Sharp, aren’t they? More...

Bee Heard

call: 632-0390

.As a resident of the Village of Lancaster, I am disappointed in the DPW’s handling of the snowplow damage from the winter storm. When you call, they put you on a list, and nothing gets done. It seems like there is poor supervision. More...

Education

SCHOOL CALENDAR

Lancaster Public Schools  Friday, June 10   CT field day  MS breakfast of champions  HS senior breakfast  MS grade 8 dinner dance at high school, 6-9:30 p.m.  HS junior/senior prom, 6-11 p.m., Buffalo Convention Cen More...

School news

The following Lancaster and Depew students at Christian Central Academy have been named to the academic recognition roll for the third quarter of the school year: fifth-graders Andrew Congdon and Alec Tamburri; sixth-graders Seth Glanowski, Karli S&n More...

MARYVALE PROM 2011

Kloc’s Blossom Grove Friday, June 3

RIDING IN STYLE — Jocelyn Strohm and Zech Hendrix exit their limo headed outside Kloc’s Blossom Grove in West Seneca. More...

Lifestyles

ART with HEART

Students sell artwork to benefit Children’s Hospital

Drawings and paintings of flowers and family pets line the perimeter of the Brown family’s basement, which has served as a makeshift art studio and gallery since April.  More...

‘Concerts in the Park’ planned

The Lancaster Town Band will kick off its 66th season next week.  The free performances, unless otherwise noted, will be held at the Richard E. More...

On campus

Hilbert College named the following students to its spring 2011 academic honors list: Anna Galati of Bowmansville; Amber Grosch, Matthew Militello, Shonnah Romesburg, Tiffany Seger and Elaine Snyder of Depew; and Garrett Boneberg, Brittany Holdswor&n More...

Business

Depew restaurateur honored by DAR

The Katharine Pratt Horton Buffalo Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution presented a certificate of appreciation to Russell Salvatore for the creation of Heroes and Patriots Memorial Park in front of his hotel/restauran More...

Events

BNHRA seminar to focus on relevance at work   More...

Industrial luncheon planned

The Lancaster Area Chamber of Commerce and the Lancaster Industrial Development Agency will present the next Industrial Forum Series on Wednesday, June 15 at Ripa’s Restaurant, 4218 Walden Ave., Lancaster.  The topic will be “Float v More...

Relay for life

Above, members of the "Flashy Freshmen" from Lancaster High School, from left, Brittany Beamish, Mia Townsend, Jacquie Bouchane, Casey Setlock and Nikki Badhorn, walk the inside track at Lancaster Hi More...

Group opposes Democrats’ redistricting plan

Threatens vote to return to board of supervisors

Members of a coalition led by Brant Town Supervisor Leonard K. More...

Local News

Photo

ADOPT, DON’T SHOP — Kathy Santora of Lancaster, with her dog Bailey, left, listens to Debbie Hall, owner, of Canine and Company in Depew and Lorry Schlick, president of WNY Citizens Again More...

Hochul appointed to Homeland Security committee

U.S. Rep. Kathy Hochul, D-Amherst, Clarence, Lancaster, has been appointed to serve on the House Committee on Homeland Security in the 112th Congress.  More...

Festival set in honor of troops, first responders

Western New Yorkers are invited to join area troops during a festival, Tribute to the Troops, being held from June 9 to 12 in Buffalo.  Tribute to the Troops is a thank-you celebration for all past and present members of the armed forces and loc More...

Letters to the Editor

Lancaster teachers help Trinity Pantry

It is with the gratitude of all of the volunteers and clients of Trinity Food Pantry that I acknowledge the extremely generous donation of $2,900 from the Lancaster Teachers Association. More...

Many are unaware of school tax impact

I’m a resident of the Town of Elma and have become active in expressing opposition to the proposed 5.39 percent increase in the Iroquois school budget.  More...

Budget voting discriminates

This letter was inspired by the column written by David Sherman, managing editor of the Lancaster and Depew Bees.  Mr. Sherman tactfully makes his point but stops short of truly telling it like it is about school budget voting. More...

Obituaries

Death notice

KLOSKO, Joseph, of Depew, died Monday, June 6, 2011. He is survived by his wife, Alice; son, Lawrence; daughter, Doris; brother, John; sisters, Emily Rusnik, Helen Fink, Mary T. More...

Sports

Lady Redskins look to rebound in 2012

Girls Lacrosse

The Lancaster Lady Redskins had become accustomed to advancing to the Far West Regionals every June. Heading into 2011, the Lady Redskins had won six-straight Section VI Class A championships. More...

Formato pleased with St. Mary’s season

You couldn’t ask for much more from the St. Mary’s Lancers in their inaugural season than what they gave this year.  More...

Medaille to host basketball camp

Medaille College basketball coach Mike MacDonald will once again host two weeks of Summer Basketball Camp at Medaille College. The first week of camp will be July 11-15, followed by a second week August 1-5. The camp hours are from 9 a.m. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

‘Annie’ continues run at Opera House   More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 9 . Wellness Walk — Healthy outdoor walk with a botanical emphasis and wildlife too. Drop in program, runs all year. More...

Auditions

mon. 13 & tues. 14 . Oklahoma — Auditions for the Rodgers & Hammerstein musical “Oklahoma” will be conducted at the Ghostlight Theatre, 170 Schenck St., N. More...

Art

fri 10 . Sanctuary — Recent work by Polly Little and Catherine Linder Spencer, opening reception 7 p.m.  More...