Weekly Feature



July 7, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Redistricting mess ventures into absurd territory

Bee Editorial

Watching Erie County Democrats and Republicans balk at each others’ suggestions concerning redistricting for the past several months may be likened to following a juvenile “my dad can beat up your dad” argument on the playground.&nb More...

Spindle items

COLLEEN FARRELL

 A DOG’S DAY — Lady, the canine angel I’ve told you about before, turned 15 in human years this week. She’s a dog of indiscriminate heritage, a mutt. She looks like a mini Golden Retriever. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago July 8, 1886   The glorious Fourth was celebrated here in good style on Monday. There was a large crowd of visitors from neighboring towns. More...

Sports

Male Athlete of the Year

Harrington stands tall for Lancaster hoops

The Lancaster Redskins have had some talented boys basketball teams in recent years. A number of highly skilled players have walked through the halls of the school and played on head coach Conrad Walters’ teams. More...

Nowak falls early in match play

International Junior Masters

Lancaster’s Austin Nowak was one of five players from Western New York to advance to the Championship Flight at the 59th International Junior Masters held last week at East Aurora Country Club.  Nowak, a 16-year-old senior at Lancaster Hig More...

Life lessons taught through football at Lancaster Youth Camp

While their National Football League heroes are in the middle of a lockout that has lasted more than 100 days, more than 150 youngsters took to the football fields at Lancaster High School last week for the third annual Lancaster Redskin Youth Footba More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 7 Children’s Gallery Summer Class — The Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum is hosting a summer camp for children to teach them about carrousel-related history.  More...

Theater

thurs. 7 & fri. 8 . Peter Pan — J. M. Barrie’s classic tale presented by WeeFolk Little Theatre, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 7 and Friday, July 8 at the Gateway Building Auditorium, 3556 Lakeshore Blvd., Blasdell; $. More...

Announcements

 Twin Village Art Society — The Twin Village Art Society is seeking submissions for their second annual “Last Show of Summer” exhibition to be held Sunday, Sept. 18, 2011.  More...

Substance abuse prevention group slates concert

Several Lancaster bands will hit the stage this summer to support the idea that alcohol, tobacco and other drugs are not needed in order to have a great time.  More...

Playing catch-up with the ‘Mustards’

David Mustard is 10 years old, and has been participating in races for the last 11.  More...

Board authorizes funding for security cameras

Lancaster Central School district

At its meeting Tuesday night, the Lancaster Town Board voted to authorize the purchase of components for a new digital surveillance and recording system for the Lancaster Central School District.  More...

Local News

Eagle Scout receives recognition for project

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Lancaster High School student Jason Maybach has been accepting awards all throughout the month of June.  The Eagle Scout worked on a project installing a monument at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Leonard Post Jr. More...

St. Mary’s students receive Diocesan scholarships

Two Lancaster high school students have been awarded $800 in scholarship money from the Diocese of Buffalo Ladies of Charity — an affiliate organization of Catholic Charities.  Jenna Bettinger and Jennifer Dudzinski are now able to use tha More...

Golf Classic slated for July 25

The Lancaster Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its second annual LACC Golf Classic on Monday, July 25, at Lancaster Country Club, 6061 Broadway, Lancaster.  Registration and lunch begin at 11:30 a.m., with a shotgun start at 1 p.m.  More...

Letters to the Editor

New flag flying proudly in park

I am writing to thank the caller who alerted me to an issue in Como Lake Park. In the June 23 edition of this paper, someone reported that the flag flying in the park was torn. I agree with the caller; it is embarrassing. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.I’m disappointed in the current village administration. They are playing the blame game regarding the current sewer problems in the village. More...

Lifestyles

"Flurries"...

with a sunny disposition

I t’s not too often one hears the word “flurry” and associates it with a warm, welcoming atmosphere. The SubZero All Star Flurries, however, are melting hearts everywhere, and when together, proving they can weather any storm.  More...

Depew Class of 1981 planning reunion

The Depew High School Class of 1981 is planning a 30th reunion weekend from July 29 through 31, consisting of a happy hour (cash bar), adult banquet and family picnic. The cost is $60 per adult for the weekend. More...

Couple honeymoon on Mayan Riviera

Natalie Andrea Mudd married Brian Michael Napierala in an afternoon ceremony on Saturday, May 21, 2011, at St. Luke Lutheran Church in Cheektowaga. The Rev. Fred C. Jacobi officiated.  The bride is the daughter of Andrea J. and Thomas J. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

WNY Land Conservancy presents hike   The Western New York Land Conservancy will host a Hunters Creek Splash Hike from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 9, at the Kenneglenn Nature Preserve in the Town of Wales. More...

Business

Dental office mouth guard program a huge success

Lancaster Dental Associates has provided nearly 30 years of service to residents of Lancaster and surrounding areas.  LDA began its practice in the Village of Lancaster in 1982. More...

Events

SCORE to host Southtowns Workshop   More...

Grad’s charity program ‘shares’ the wealth

It’s rare when an idea one may have had as a child comes to fruition. However, Alyssa Jerge is happy she had the creativity at age 7 to develop an initiative that has raised thousands of dollars for children’s charities.  More...