Weekly Feature

August 25, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Insect infestation found close to home

They’re here.  Evidence of emerald ash borers has been found in Cheektowaga, Depew and Lancaster — the second time a contamination has been discovered in Erie County.  The beetle, which has metallic green wing covers and a coppe More...

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PEACE GARDEN — Cheri Vogel, right, master gardener, designer and coordinator, with her daughter, Maggie, looks at the Bicentennial Peace Garden which was dedicated Sunday at the Hull Family Hom More...

Editorial

Parking changes in Depew the right thing to do

I t’s ironic that the same word — “safety” — is being used by two sides who are clashing over a new law in Depew.  More...

Spindle items

COLLEEN FARRELL

ALWAYS  NEXT YEAR —  I had lots of plans for what I wanted to do this summer. Most have gone unaccomplished. A trip to the Adirondacks. Some pool time. Drinks at bars that have sandy floors. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Aug. 26, 1886   An appeal will be made to the legislature by the Erie County Pharmaceutical Association to permit the registered druggists to sell liquor for medical purposes without a license.  More...

Police Blotter

Speeding leads to several DWI arrests

Lancaster  Friday, Aug. 12   A complainant reported that their intoxicated daughter left their home after an argument. An office on patrol stopped her and she displayed signs of intoxication. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.To Mayor Cansdale and the Village Board, Sav-A-Lot is the only grocery store we have in the village, and losing it would be death to the village. We don’t need more apartments; the Towers has empty rooms right now. More...

Sports

TWST swimmers compete in Eastern Zone Championships

The Eastern Zone All Star Swimming Championships were held on Aug. 10-13 at the McCoy Natatorium on the campus of Penn State University. The meet featured 1,100 of the best age group swimmers from 13 districts in the northeast. More...

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LIGHTING STRIKE — The Amherst Lightning 16U fastpitch softball team capped off an amazing season with a 10-0 win in the Niagara Frontier League championship game on Thursday, Aug. 11. More...

Lancaster Rec Sand Volleyball concludes 17th year

The courts are quiet now at Walden Pond Park as the Lancaster Parks and Recreation Department’s Women’s Sand Volleyball league has ended yet another year of play.  With the playoffs in the “B” and “C” leagues More...

Business

Skate shop opens in Lancaster

Dan Prichard, owner, helps Shane Anderson of Lancaster select a skateboard at Sirens Skateshop during its grand opening Saturday. The new business is located at 30 Central Ave. More...

Lancaster man appointed to board of directors, will oversee pilot project

Daniel Porreca, executive director of HEALTHeLINK, Western New York’s clinical information exchange, was appointed to a three-year term on the New York eHealth Collaborative board of directors.  Porreca, who lives in Lancaster, has more th More...

American Axle shutting its doors

Nearly 100 workers will head for the unemployment line in February when American Axle shuts down its Cheektowaga plant.  The plant at the corner of Walden Avenue and Dick Road, is the last American Axle operation in the region.  More...

Breaking News - 8/30/2011 8:54 PM

Man dies after altercation with Lancaster Police

The 28-year-old became unresponsive after police attempted to restrain him. More...

Limits on parking approved in Depew

Despite criticism, the Depew Village Board passed a law that will change the way motorists park on several streets.  Residents once again filled Village Hall at the board’s regular meeting Monday night for a second public hearing on the is More...

I got it

Dylan Bruso, 11, of Depew tries his luck at winning a goldfish during Depew Days held at Firemen’s Park last weekend. This was the first year for the carnival-like event. More...

Local News

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TAKE A RIDE — Michelle Heintz and her son, Ryan, 3, of Lancaster enjoy a carousel ride. Photo by Jim Smerecak. Purchase color photos at www.BeeNews.com More...

Police, fire, go to bat in annual softball game

This weekend, the public is invited to watch first responders in action — in a different way.  The fourth annual Depew Police vs. Depew Fire Charity Softball Game will be held at noon Sunday, Aug. More...

Frisbee golf tourney benefits scholarship fund

The second annual John K. Mitchell memorial Frisbee Golf Tournament & Picnic will be held Sunday, Aug. 28, at the Boy Scout Shelter at Como Park, 2220 Como Park Blvd., Lancaster.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Lancaster Lions fundraiser a success

The Lancaster Lions would like to thank the following businesses for their donations to our steak roast fundraiser: Ace Flag, Advanced Auto Parts, Antoinette’s Sweets, Casillo’s Pizza & Subs, Carson’s Jewelers, Custom Flags, Dep More...

Thief plunders garden globes

To whoever stole garden globes from my garden and my neighbors, how dare you!  What gives you the right to come onto my property and steal anything that is ours? More...

County, Fudoli wrong about rats

Every presidential election cycle, nearly 3 million people vote for the beloved Mickey Mouse using a write-in ballot. Many attribute this as a “protest vote” against our political leaders and our system as a whole.  More...

Obituaries

Death notice

EVEN, Henry R. Jr., of Lancaster, died July 26, 2011. He was the son of the late Henry R. Sr. and Florence (nee Brauner) Even. A memorial Mass was held on Aug. 13 at St. Gabriel’s Church. More...

Lifestyles

PRIDE, SPIRIT AND CULTURE

Foundation holds event to honor heritage

Storytelling, wampum belts and cornhusk dolls. These elements of Native American culture will be presented on the grounds of the Hull family farmstead site in Lancaster on Aug. 27 and 28.  More...

Library News

Lancaster Library Board Meeting — The monthly meeting, which is open to the public, will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25.  Pre-School Storytime -—At 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays from Sept. 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. 26   More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 25 . Wellness Walk — Healthy outdoor walk with a botanical emphasis and wildlife too. Drop in program, 10 a.m.-12 noon Thursday, Aug. More...

Art

ongoing: now- Aug. 26 . Theme Brúlée — Annual members’ show on display now through Friday, Aug. 26 at Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, 341 Delaware Ave., Buffalo; Free. More...

Festivals

fri. 26 & sat. 27 . Historic Lewiston Jazz Festival — Performances of more than 150 artist in five different outdoor venues and inside local establishments. Featured artist, Kurt Elling, will perform 8 p.m. More...