Weekly Feature

July 21, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

The family of John Mitchell started a scholarship in his memory

Finding something good in a tragedy

John and Margie Mitchell went to Lancaster High School together as members of the Class of 1980 but didn’t get to know each other for another 10 years.  “We met working at a restaurant. More...

Editorial

Put away distractions; remember A.J. Larson

Bee Editorial

A s Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a law Thursday in Orchard Park making texting while driving — or using any handheld device — a primary offense, Kelly Cline stood proudly behind him with her husband and daughter.  More...

Spindle items

COLLEEN FARRELL

SUPERSTITIOUS — I’ve recently had a bit of bad luck healthwise. What started out as a minor procedure became a bit more serious. That’s always the way with me. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago July 22, 1886   About 3 o’clock on Sunday morning the building formerly occupied as a canning factory in East Aurora was discovered to be on fire. All except the warehouse was destroyed.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.It’s truly a shame that Mr. Aquino has jumped over the fence so quickly. More...

Obituaries

Carl J. Krauss, Westinghouse retiree, WWII vet

Carl J. “Bucky” Krauss, of Lancaster, a Westinghouse retiree, died unexpectedly Wednesday, July 13, 2011, at Kenmore Mercy Hospital in the Town of Tonawanda. He was 92.  More...

Sports

Coach of the Year

Aquino leads Lancaster to another title

Donna Aquino continues to carry on the tradition of winning at Lancaster High School.  Aquino has been the girls gymnastics coach at Lancaster since 1988, winning 11 sectional championships in that time. More...

Seniors get one last shot at glory in Football Classic

The top high school football players will have one last chance to play in a game before moving on to college when they participate in the 36th annual Kensington Lions All-Star High School Football Classic, Presented by ADPRO Sports, at 7 p.m. More...

PLAYERS FROM THE BEE’S COVERAGEAREA

SOUTHALL-STARS

Name School Position Josh Beres West Seneca East DE Bilal Clay Maryvale RB Anthony Emmanuele Depew WR Chad Griffin St. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Lancaster Class of ’86 plans 25-year reunion   More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 21 . Wellness Walk — Healthy outdoor walk with a botanical emphasis and wildlife too. More...

Special Events

thurs. 21 . Hallwalls Smokin' BBQ & Members' Exhibition — Before the Hallwalls Members’ exhibition gets underway, enjoy a Smokin’ Barrels Barbecue, 5-8 p.m.  More...

Festivals

sat. 23 & sun. 24 . More...

Police station process debated — again

A letter in the July 14th edition of The Lancaster Bee served as a catalyst for a fiery exchange between Lancaster Town Council members and a handful of residents at Monday’s meeting.  In the letter, Councilman Mark Aquino defended the tow More...

Proposed law targets unsafe structures

The Depew Village Board will hear from residents on a proposed law regarding unsightly and unsafe buildings.  The law will give the village more power when it comes to getting such structures cleaned up, or, in worst case, demolished, according More...

Town appoints second school resource officer

The Lancaster Town Board appointed a school resource officer at its regular meeting on Monday.  Lancaster Police Officer Patrick O’Brien was appointed to the post and will be stationed at Lancaster Middle School, according to Supervisor Ro More...

Local News

Lancaster native, 103, recalls days as a Redskin

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

At age 103, some of Irvin Gast’s fondest memories are his earliest, growing up in Lancaster.  There were plenty of chores for Gast and his three siblings on their busy family farm on East Main Street, now Broadway. More...

Photo

TEA FOR TWO — Judy Visco, president, and Kathy Kwiatkowski, vice president, of the Bowmansville Garden Club, enjoy a cup of tea under the tent at the Victorian tea and fashion show, held recent More...

Wanat Palooza planned for next weekend

The Ninth Annual Wanat Palooza will be held Friday, July 29, at Bowen Road Grove, corner of Bowen Road and Broadway, Lancaster. The event features live music from 6 to 11 p.m., a beer garden, concessions, and Butts & Ashes Barbecue. More...

Letters to the Editor

Safety important for postal workers

The summer months are spectacular here, especially for those people that work outside like your postal carrier. The absence of snow, ice, frigid temperatures or slippery conditions makes the delivery of mail easier.  More...

Carmina a leader for Depew schools

We were very sad to see that Mr. Steven Carmina will no longer serve as president of the Depew Board of Education.  Mr. Carmina has used his business acumen and years of business background to benefit the Depew school system. More...

Town again shifting blame onto others

My comments concern Councilman Mark Aquino’s Bee entry last week, where he stated reasons why the town acted fiscally and otherwise responsibly in the purchase of the Walden Avenue Colecraft warehouse building to house the combined police force More...

Education

Lancaster High School posts honor roll

The following students have been named to the honor roll for the fourth quarter of the 2010-11 school year.  Grade 9   More...

St. Mary’s names honor roll

St. More...

School news

Jenna Bettinger, a sophomore at St. Mary’s High School, and Jennifer Dudzinski, who will attend St. More...

Lifestyles

Historical Society

...preserving stories of Lancaster’s past

The Lancaster Historical Society has provided Lancaster residents with a window into their village and town history for 38 years.  Society members archive and identify old photos and relics the society acquires so the stories of past Lancaster r More...

Chefs wed in restaurant

Heather Amanda Puntoriero married Scott James Kunkel during a late afternoon ceremony on Friday, July 15, 2011, at Antonio’s Restaurant in Niagara Falls. The Rev. More...

Leon-Coggins

Maureen and Graviel Leon of Lancaster announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley Leon, to Andy Coggins, son of Kathy and Gary Coggins of West Seneca.  Miss Leon graduated from Lancaster High School in 2005 and Syracuse University in 2009 More...

Business

DECA students attend conference on careers

Last month four Lancaster High School DECA students attended the 65th International Career Development Conference in Orlando. More...

Depew McDonald’s reopens, with specials

The McDonald’s at 6360 Transit Road in Depew is celebrating the new, modern design of the restaurant all month long.  More...

Business briefs

Buffalo Filter, a designer and manufacturer of surgical medical devices, has completed a new 50,000-square-foot medical manufacturing facility at the corner of Genesee Street and Gunnville Road. A grand opening will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. More...