Weekly Feature

July 28, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Almost fall

Clarence native John Syty, a University at Buffalo Bulls linebacker, throws a football to Sophia Szlis, 7, during a visit by some team members and head coach Jeff Quinn to the Lancaster Family YMCA o More...

Editorial

Village’s intent is good, but approach is poor

Bee Editorial

Village of Depew trustees have a tough decision to make. They are considering restricting parking to one side of the street on several residential roadways, citing public safety concerns.  More...

Spindle items

COLLEEN FARRELL

WRONG, BOSS — I’ve been fortunate enough to like everyone I’ve ever worked for, present company included. I love my boss. I love his wicked sense of humor. I like the culture he’s created here. I like that he hired me.  More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago July 29, 1886   The New York Central will shortly erect a new $50,000 depot on the site of the present Terrace station in Buffalo.  The Dodge Roller Mills, of Williamsville, were obliged to send three large loads of their cele More...

Obituaries

Death Notice

GUMULAK, Adele, of Lancaster died Friday, July 15, 2011, at ElderWood Health Care at Oakwood in Williamsville. She was born April 30, 1927, in Buffalo. More...

Lifestyles

Books that stack up

Cool summer reads for all ages

Now in mid-summer, some of us are looking for a good book to read while sitting poolside, sipping a cool drink and enjoying lazy days in the sunshine.  More...

Lancaster Women’s Civic Club awards scholarships

The Lancaster Women’s Civic Club awarded memorial scholarships to two students. Marisa Vero was given a $700 scholarship. She will study pre-medicine at the University at Buffalo. More...

Couple celebrate 79 years of marriage

Cleta and Marlo Schermerhorn, formerly of Lancaster, celebrated their 79th wedding anniversary with a gathering of family and friends at the Old Country Buffet restaurant in Pittsfield, Mass.  Marlo Schermerhorn married the former Cleta Dromgool More...

Business

Haskell Tree Service offers 40 years of expertise

Greg Haskell, president of Haskell Tree Service, started the business in Hamburg in May 1970 and describes it as the “area leader in plant health care.”  Both Haskell and Sam Berg, a company employee, are licensed and certified arbor More...

Events

BNTP to host August Summer Outing   More...

New professional development series to be presented

Developing Professionals, a company based in Lancaster, has partnered with Trocaire College’s Workforce Development Department to offer a professional development series this fall.  More...

It’s hot!

Mark Bemish, left, and Alex Bemish cool off in Como Lake Park while searching for an errant Frisbee golf disc Thursday, July 21 — the hottest day of the year so far. More...

Depew’s proposed parking changes met with dislike

Several Depew residents are questioning why the Village Board wants to enact parking limitations on their streets.  (See editorial on page four)  More...

Local News

In Lancaster, kids get out of the summer classroom

As temperatures hit the 90s the last thing students in summer programs want is to be confined to a classroom. Lancaster Middle School understands these concerns and is taking the idea of summer enrichment and altering it. More...

Photo

HONORING A TROOPER — Brooke Dobson, 4, is held by her sister Jamie, 15, at the unveiling of a dedication sign for former New York State Trooper Kevin Dobson on Tuesday morning near the Colvin-E More...

Hull House history camp planned

History buffs, and those who need to beef up their knowledge, are invited to attend Hull Family Home & Farmstead’s history camp next week.  Lessons and activities will be centered on the 19th century for children entering fifth through More...

Letters to the Editor

Gay marriage right to be allowed

I was skimming through The Cheektowaga Bee when I came across a very appalling and hurtful opinion on same-sex marriage written by Kathryn Dillon of Amherst.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.I encourage every Lancaster resident who is concerned about the future of our town to attend at least one town board meeting before November. Last time I checked, the supervisor and town board are paid by the taxpayers. More...

Sports

St. Mary’s promotes athletics at summer camps

School might be out for the summer, but St. Mary’s High School has still been busy throughout the month of July as youngsters have been flocking to the school for the 2011 Summer Athletic Camp Series.  More...

Cobra Wrestling Academy to hold ‘college prospect camp’

The Cobra Wrestling Academy will be holding a showcase style “college prospect camp” for high school wrestlers August 8-12 at its facility in the Urbandale Plaza, 30 Patrick Lane in Depew.  More...

Lancaster Rec Volleyball

Playoff race tightens up

Having passed the halfway part of the season, it’s now becoming a dogfight as the Lancaster Parks and Recreation Department Women’s Sand Volleyball races are tightening up in the battle for the playoffs. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

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

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 28 . Wellness Walk — Healthy outdoor walk with a botanical emphasis and wildlife too. More...

Art

thurs. 28-sun. 7 . More...

Festivals

thurs. 28-sun.  More...