Weekly Feature

June 30, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Library proposal a good one, with a caveat

Bee Editorial

For nearly the last decade, the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library System has watched its buckets dry up as both the state and the county have reduced their contributions.  More...

Spindle items

COLLEEN FARRELL

THE BIG MAN — Several people have told me that they thought of me when they heard the news that Clarence Clemons died. This most recently happened when I was picking up a prescription from the drugstore. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago July 1, 1886   Thursday night of last week the Mansion House of this village was entered by burglars, who secured about two dollars in change, which was left in the money drawer, and some cigars, champagne and milk.  More...

Sports

Female Athlete of the Year

Stilwell at center of record-setting campaign

The record books show just how special a high school basketball player Raeann Stilwell was.  More...

Miller Tennis Center brings first women’s pro tourney to area

Miller Tennis Center will be hosting the first women’s professional tennis tournament ever held in Western New York.  More...

Lancaster/Depew Ponytails

Pfannenberg wins shootout

Pfannenberg’s offense erupted on Monday afternoon as their relentless attack put up 26 runs in an exciting 26-11 win over Intense Chocolate Milk.  Megan Galenski powered the attack for Pfannenberg with a three-run homer and a grand slam, t More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Foundation accepting grant applications   More...

Western New York Karate offers discipline, practical techniques for all ages

Nearly 40 years after he became a martial arts student, Jim Cvetkovski is continuing to enhance his skills in the discipline that has fascinated him since he was 13.  On May 21, he earned an eighth-degree black belt in Isshin Ryu karate, an achi More...

Events

SCORE to host Southtowns workshop   More...

‘Freak accident’ could have been worse

In the days since the blaze at Twin Village Recycling Inc. was fought for hours, and beaten, emergency responders have considered how the situation could have been much worse.  More...

Independence Day celebrations slated

The Village of Lancaster’s Independence Days Celebration will be held from Saturday, July 2, to Monday, July 4, in the Save-A-Lot parking lot, 10 Aurora St., Lancaster.  The parade will take place at 2 p.m. More...

Local News

Library system could separate from county

Officials in the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library System are considering establishing a library district, which they say would give the system more autonomy and financial stability.  (See editorial on page four)  More...

Photo

FIRE SAFETY — Caterina Grande, 8, of Lancaster gets a lesson in the proper use of a fire extinguisher from firefighter Wayne Stewart on Monday during the Bowmansville Fire Company open house at More...

Fourth of July has special meaning for family

Debbie Conrad hasn’t seen her daughter in more than a year. During that time, her youngest child, and only daughter, has lived quite a bit. Ashley (Kwiatkowski) Dial, who was recently married, has served in Iraq as a specialist in the U.S. More...

Letters to the Editor

Town wastes years, millions on project

Considering The Lancaster Bee was not in attendance at Monday evening’s Lancaster Town Board meeting, it is not surprising that the report “Talks continue on police station design fees” appears spoonfed by the town and lacking in re More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.As a Lancaster taxpayer, I’m wondering how the town handles employees who are allowed to drive town vehicles after they are convicted of DWI? More...

Lifestyles

Maryvale, Lancaster and Depew Graduation Commencement Ceremonies

Class of 2011

Nick Maes celebrates his graduation with Lisa Smith and her daughter, Delaney. More...

An eye for art, and an ear for harmony

80-year-old artist, musician holds art show

William Frank Heim is artistically gifted, and at 80 years young, he is about to have his very first gallery showing.  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. Call 685-3498.  Friday, July 1   More...

Entertainment

FIREWORKS

sat. 2 . Clarence—Fireworks will be held at 9:45 p.m. Saturday, July 2, at Day in the Park, 10405 Main St., Clarence. sun .3 . East Aurora— Fireworks begin at 10 p.m.  More...

Family Activities

thurs. 30 . More...

Festivals

thurs. 30-sun. 3 . Friendship Festival — 25th annual festival promoting international tourism and friendship between Canada and the U.S.  More...