Weekly Feature

August 18, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Enough blame: Fix Zurbrick Road already

Bee Editorial

Government moves slowly, but the way it has been moving for Zurbrick Road residents is abysmal.  Problems with the roadway have been known for at least 10 years. Ten years is a long time.  The road has been closed to traffic for two. More...

Spindle items

COLLEEN FARRELL

CLEAN OUT YOUR FILES — If you come across some old photos of Lancaster and Depew or its people, feel free to share them with us. It may be featured in a special picture page to run in a future edition. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Aug. 19, 1886   We learn that Messrs. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Is the recreation worker in charge of Keysa Park Pool full or part time? I see him three or four days a week. It would be quite a problem if he were full time, because I would hate my tax dollars going to his full-time paycheck.  More...

Obituaries

Heidi L. Brahinsky, bank officer

Heidi L. Brahinsky, 51, formerly of Lancaster, died Saturday, Aug. 6, 2011.  Mrs. Brahinsky , the daughter of Liesbeth and Herbert Fietzner, was born and raised in Lancaster. More...

Sports

Meeting set to discuss youth softball merger

Organizer’s hope is to create ‘competitive’ league for Cheektowaga

Dave Nestico has a vision for the future of youth softball in Cheektowaga.  More...

Sal’s walks away with championship hardware

Lancaster Rec Softball

The Lancaster Recreation Department Softball League’s first divisional winners were crowned, as Jerry Landahl’s 37-and-older Sal’s squad took home the hardware as the season slowly winds down with a series of makeup games from earli More...

Photo

“BIG” TIME BASEBALL — Two South Cheektowaga Baseball Association 14U teams — the Crystal Printing Royals and the Mollenberg-Betz Diamondbacks — played in what was billed More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 18 . Teddy Bear Picnic Herschell — Bring along your best bear for an afternoon of games, crafts, stories and treats. Enjoy “The Enchanted Bear” puppet show at 11:30 a.m. More...

Performance

sun. 21 .Garrison Keillor’s A Prairie Home Companion summer love tour featuring Nickel Creek’s Sara Watkins, the Guy’s All-Star Shoe Band and sound-effects man Fred Newman, 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. More...

Art

thurs. 18 . Art Sense-ations — A tour of the gallery for adults who are blind or partially sighted, 2-4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. More...

Depew police chief expected to be named Monday

Eight months after appointing a police chief who resigned just two weeks later, the Village of Depew is hoping for a better outcome when it names someone to the position on Monday.  The Village Board, at its regular meeting, will appoint one of More...

Zurbrick Road a political football

Traffic cones and signs along Zurbrick Road have been up for nearly two years — and won’t be coming down anytime soon.  (See editorial on page four)  The residential street has been open to just local traffic since late 2009, wh More...

Local News

Student shares vocals with community

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

A love of music and performing has driven Lancaster resident Victoria Hutton to share her vocal talents with the residents of Buffalo.  Hutton has been performing since she was in third grade, and she began singing four years later.  More...

Village to stage Depew Days this weekend

The community is invited to enjoy a carnival-like experience in the Village of Depew this weekend.  The village’s Recreation Department is holding the inaugural Depew Days from Aug. 19 to 21, featuring rides, games and concessions. More...

Parts of Penora Street closed for construction

A section of Penora Street in the Town of Lancaster was closed this week so the Erie County Department of Public Works could begin construction.  Penora, from Como Park Boulevard to William Street, is scheduled to reopen Nov. 21. More...

Letters to the Editor

Unstated purpose seen in parking ban

The July 28 editorial on the proposed selected parking ban in Depew took the politically safe middle ground of claiming that the Village Board’s safety issues/concerns are valid but their approach is poor. More...

Overtaxing is no laughing matter

I have always read the police blotter in The Bee for a few good laughs.  Recently, David Sherman’s opinions have come to my attention through his weekly column. More...

Federal fire grants available

Applications for federal fire grants are now available online, according to Rep. More...

Education

Lancaster Middle 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 7 More...

On the campus

Gerald Hood of Depew, a student at Genesee Community College, was named to Genesee Community College’s dean’s list for the spring 2011 semester.  More...

Lifestyles

Anchors Aweigh

Boat names weigh on owners

“T he hardest thing you will ever do is name a boat; it is actually easier to name a child than a boat,” said Jack Kitrenos. More...

Couple honeymoon in Las Vegas

Janeen Lynn Rak married Jonathan Wayne Parkes during a late afternoon ceremony on Saturday, Aug. 13, 2011, at Kloc’s Banquets and Gardens in West Seneca. The Rev. 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. For more information, call 685-3498.  Friday, Aug. 19   More...

Business

Depew company to expand in village

A sister company of Buffalo Tungsten plans to undertake a $19 million expansion in the Village of Depew.  The company, located at 2 Main St., wants to renovate a portion of the building it owns, the former Dresser plant.  More...

Buffalo Lodging Associates names new sales director

A Lancaster resident is the new director of sales for the Hampton Inn Buffalo/Williamsville, 5455 Main St., Williamsville, according to Buffalo Lodging Associates.  Kara Hejmowski has worked with Buffalo Lodging Associates since 2005. More...

Depew administrator receives award

Maria Sommerfeldt, technology coordinator for Depew schools, was presented with the Bill Grobe Director/Coordinator of the Year award from the School Administrators Association of New York State.  The award is given to an administrator in Region More...