Weekly Feature

June 16, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Village hires help for sewage issue

During the May 23 meeting of the Village of Lancaster Board of Trustees, the board was flooded with complaints about the overflow of sewers and basements in the village following heavy rains.  Several residents approached the board and spoke of More...

Editorial

Coming up with fair open burn law a challenge

Bee Editorial

Campfires, for many, mean good times. Scary stories. Roasted hot dogs. Gooey marshmallows. Time with friends and family.  Indeed, there’s something about a fire. Watching the flames dance is hypnotizing. More...

Spindle items

COLLEEN FARRELL

FLAG — Roger Roll of Williamsville received a special present in the mail last week. His brother, Lancaster native David Roll, who is stationed in Qatar, sent Roger an American flag that was flown in a combat mission in Afghanistan May 8. More...

Out of the Past

Church

Faith United Methodist Church is depicted in this 1947 drawing by the late James T. Shaffer. Do you have a memory of the Lancaster or Depew area you would like to share with Bee readers? More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

call: 632-0390

.Legislator Fudoli’s attitude about rebuilding the Elma Sawmill without tax dollars matches the thinking that occurred during the era when that mill was brand new. The world is a bit more complicated than it once was. More...

Education

SCHOOL CALENDAR

Lancaster Public Schools  Friday, June 17  CP field day HV field day WSS grade 6 field day CT moving-up day, 9:30 a.m. JAS grade 3 moving-up assembly, 1 p.m. WSS grade 6 visit to MS  Wednesday, June 22   More...

Sports

Kihl wins medal at State Championship

Track and Field

Lancaster junior Jordan Kihl finished third in the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Track and Field Championships at Caledonia Mumford High School last weekend in the suburbs of Rochester.  More...

Registration open for Wiffalo

Registration is now underway for Wiffalo, Buffalo’s biggest charity wiffleball tournament. The seventh annual four-on-four tournament will be held Sunday, July 24 at Meadow Lea Park in Lancaster. The event is limited to 24 teams. More...

Romano wins eight medals at ABC Meet

Kristen Romano competed in the Star Swimming Long Course ABC Meet during the first weekend of June at the Flickinger Center on the campus of Erie Community College. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Civil War to be topic of discussion   The vice president I am Vice President of the BCWRT, a discussion group on the Civil War covering all of WNY.  More...

Entertainment

Special Events

thurs. 16 . Celebration of Hope — Fourth annual event to benefit Gerard Place featuring wine, food and silent art auction. Gerard Place empowers homeless families achieve greater self-sufficiency. More...

Family Activities

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Art

thurs. 16 . Art Sense-ations — Blind or partially-blind adults are welcome to tour the Albright-Knox, 2-4 p.m. Thursday, June 16 at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, 1285 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo; $.  More...

Depew lifts some open burn restrictions

Residents of the Village of Depew will get to toast marshmallows outside their homes this summer.  (See editorial on page four)  The Village Board amended a law at its Monday meeting that lifts several restrictions on open burning.  More...

Prom night

Lancaster High School senior Sam Cottrell, left, and her date, David Gaglione, sit in a quiet corner away from the crowd in the lobby of the Buffalo Convention Center before the big dance begins. More...

Local News

Army the next step for Lancaster grad

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Ben Kowalski is spending the time between the end of his high school career and July 18 in a very specific way.  “It’s pretty much going to be getting ready both physically and mentally,” he said. More...

Special needs program offered by OEM

The Town of Lancaster Office of Emergency Management will be holding a sign-up day for its special needs program from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 18.  The program is designed to help those with special needs in an emergency situation.  More...

Lancaster grad to give recital

Mezzo-soprano Elizabeth Wojtowicz will perform at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 26, at the Lancaster Opera House, 21 Central Ave. More...

Letters to the Editor

LCTA goes above, beyond duties

On behalf of the Lancaster Youth Bureau, I want to thank the members of the Lancaster Central Teachers Association for their wonderful donation of $2,900 to our School Supply Closet Program. More...

Obituaries

Mary Lucariello, teacher, director of Lancaster Youth Bureau

Mary Lucariello, 94, of Depew, died at her home on Wednesday, June 1, 2011, after a brief illness.  She was born Jan. 1, 1917, in Maple Springs, N.Y. More...

Robert J. Walters, Cornell graphic designer, veteran

Robert J. Walters, 88, of Alden, died Wednesday, June 8, 2011.  He graduated in 1940 from St. More...

Death notice

GRIFFITHS, Donald A., of Depew, died Friday, June 10, 2011. Survivors include his wife, Thelma; three children, Gerald, Donna and Gary; two siblings, Fran and Bob; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. More...

Lifestyles

'Leader' of the Pack

Iconic teacher retires after 38 years

When one hears the term “school spirit” at Lancaster High  School, they automatically think of Tony Tylenda, who has been the driving force in creating leaders out of students who never thought they had it it them.  Now, after 3 More...

ACTS plans rummage sale

The Alden Christian Theatre Society will host its annual Giant Rummage Sale on Saturday, June 18 at 1470 Church St., Alden. The sale runs from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Clothing, toys and household items will be featured at the sale. More...

Library News

The Lancaster Library Board will hold its annual monthly meeting at 4 p.m. Thursday, June 16.  Toddler Time for 2- to 3-year-olds at 10:30 a.m. on Fridays through June 17.  More...

Business

Veterinarian’s work a true labor of love

Be they feathered, fluffy or cold-blooded, Kimberly Dusza surrounds herself with animals every day, and she wouldn’t have it any differently.  She leaves her six cats home for her job treating and caring for animals of all kinds — ev More...

Events

SCORE to host Southtowns Workshop   More...

Basil begins renovation on Depew showroom

Joe Basil Chevrolet, 5111 Transit Road, Depew, is the first dealer in the market to go under construction and renovation of its entire facility to accommodate General Motors’ expanded line of vehicles, according to the company  More...