Weekly Feature



June 23, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Potential changes to DARE program in the works

The Lancaster Central School District, in conjunction with the Lancaster Police Department, is making preliminary plans to modify the current Drug Abuse Resistance Education program and possibly expand the role of the student resource officer.  More...

Editorial

Town finally doing right thing on police station

Bee Editorial

There’s nothing going on in the Town of Lancaster that’s garnered more interest, more rumor, and more talk than the issue of building a new police station and court facility.  Since 2003, taxpayers have been watching the dollar signs More...

Spindle items

COLLEEN FARRELL

KUDOS — I know I’m not the only one who feels compelled to give back and return the rewards my life has brought me. But it can be overwhelming to choose a path in which to share one’s riches. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago June 24, 1886   Mr. J. Heller has bought the old Leininger building opposite Dr. Potter’s, and will soon put it in repair, move his family into it, and carry on his hardware business.  More...

Police Blotter

Vehicle break-ins, some unlocked, continue

Depew  Wednesday, June 8    A driver reported being struck from behind at French Road and Irving Terrace. The vehicle suffered severe damage.  Thursday, June 9   More...

Obituaries

Death notice

MORGANO, Joseph F. Jr, of Lancaster, died Monday, June 13, 2011. He is survived by his wife, Marie; daughters, Pamela Morgano, Donna Coppola and Tina Gatti; sons, Jeffrey Morgano and Joseph Morgano; 10 grandchildren; and sister, Kathy Parlato. More...

Sports

Hockey coach says team shut out by Depew Village

Since 1972, Pete Preteroti has rented ice time at the Depew Ice Pavilion for his youth hockey teams to play on Sunday evenings. More...

Kelleher joins father in St. Mary’s Athletic Hall of Fame

You can’t be much closer than Mike Kelleher and his son Kevin have been over the years. The two of them confidently say that they are best friends. They both were also great athletes at St. More...

Team New Era wins WNY State Championship

Team New Era 97 won its third consecutive tournament of the season when it claimed the Western New York State Championship, which was held at Sunshine Park in West Seneca this weekend.  More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

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Auditions

thurs. 23 . Towne Players of Kenmore-Tonawanda — Looking for nine men of all ages and infirmities, including one African-American male. One female, 16 to 35 years old. More...

Art

ongoing: now - June 24 . A Resting Place Revisited — Works featuring Thomas Dalbo, on display now through Friday, June 24 at Partners in Art Gallery & Studio, 74 Webster St., North Tonawanda; Free.  More...

Talks continue on police station design fees

Lancaster town officials are negotiating with Foit-Albert, the firm charged with designing the multimillion-dollar public safety building on Pavement Road, to give credit for work its associates have already completed.  The two entities are clo More...

Getting ready

Brian Koperski, a grounds crew worker for Lancaster Central School District, adds mulch to the playground at Como Park Elementary School on Wednesday morning. More...

Depew man charged in fatal accident

The driver of a car involved in a fatal motor vehicle crash in February has been charged with vehicular manslaughter for the death of his fiancee.  More...

Gabryszak’s office broken into

A security system for his Cheektowaga office might be coming in the near future for State Assemblyman Dennis Gabryszak.  Someone broke into his Walden Avenue office early Saturday morning and stole several personal items. More...

Local News

Photo

CLIMB HIGH — Eighth-graders from St. Mary’s Elementary School participated in a ropes adventure team/leadership building program on the Boys & Girls Club property in Holland. More...

County Dem chair changing roles

Leonard R. Lenihan Jr., who has served as Erie County Democratic Committee chairman for the past eight years, recently announced that he will be stepping away from the position next month.  More...

Depew man charged with false accusation

A Depew man was indicted on Friday in connection with a false report made about his former girlfriend.  On Oct. More...

Letters to the Editor

Summer safety should be stressed

It saddens me to read news articles about pedestrians (children and adults) who are injured or killed by a vehicle while walking. Many times, I think that these untimely deaths might have been prevented with just a few reminders.  More...

Museum done without tax money

This is in response to the anonymous contributor to Bee Heard in the June 16 edition of the East Aurora Bee. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Home values across the country have dropped to 2002 levels as reported by national news media. Don’t bet on the Town of Lancaster assessor rolling back the so-called fair market values of our homes based on last year’s reassessment. More...

Education

Lancaster Middle recognizes student achievement

Lancaster Middle School’s Recognition Assembly, held June 9, recognized several students for their academic and personal achievements.  The Carrie Burger Memorial Award for effort and dedication to band went to Amanda Zilka.  More...

On campus

Veronica L. McCoy has been named to the dean’s list at Mercyhurst College. She is majoring in psychology and has a concentration in neuroscience. More...

Lifestyles

Rock the RUNWAY FOR A PURPOSE

Charity fashion show to benefit Make-A-Wish

Some wishes and dreams of ailing youngsters will be realized as models take to the catwalk this month at the Millennium Hotel.  The Dream Believe Know It Foundation is hosting a Rock the Runway for a Purpose fashion show to benefit the Make-A-Wi More...

Tribute concert for John Hastings planned

A tribute concert for John Hastings will be held Tuesday, June 28 at the Richard E. Pascucci Memorial Band Shell, on Artel Metz Drive, which is adjacent to the Lancaster Youth Bureau, 200 Oxford Ave. More...

Silver Alert System goes into effect in Erie County to keep seniors safe

June 20, marked the day many family members and friends of people with Alzheimer’s and dementia were waiting for as Erie County’s Silver Alert System became a reality.  More...

Business

Eddie Ryan’s celebrates anniversary

After 10 years in business, the Irish pub and restaurant Eddie Ryan’s will be celebrating its success on Tuesday, June 28.  More...

Events

SCORE to host Southtowns Workshop   More...

Students learn how to be entrepreneurs

Nine teams from Lancaster High School gathered at Bryant & Stratton College’s Amherst campus to compete in the second annual Junior Achievement Business Plan Challenge on June 3.  More...