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September 1, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

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SAFE — Gary Reid, a member of the Depew Police Department, is late tagging Scott Bosworth, a member of the Depew Fire Department, as he slides into second base during the fourth annual Depew Fi More...

Editorial

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Bee Editorial

While some are calling Irene the storm that wasn’t, the reality is that the hurricane wreaked havoc on many.  It wasn’t a Katrina, and we should all be grateful for that. More...

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COLLEEN FARRELL

A GOOD BATTLE — The Lancaster-Depew Public Library fielded a team of 17 students in this year’s “Battle of the Books.” The contest pitted them against 35 other teams throughout Erie County.  More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Sept. 2, 1886   Thomas A. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.As the Depew Wildcats prepare to open the 2011 football season, I strongly recommend that the administration holds some sort of memorial ceremony in honor of Dr. Martin Tyrell, former school doctor, and former board president, Ed Paliwodzinski. More...

Sports

Youth movement underway at Lancaster

The 2010 football season was a bit of a letdown for the Lancaster Redskins.  One year after advancing all the way to the Section VI Class AA title game to Ralph Wilson Stadium, the Redskins fell flat in 2010 with a 3-6 overall record, Lancaster& More...

Lancers hope to have a new star in Vallone

In 2010, Justin Burke broke St. Mary’s single-season record for rushing yards in a football season with 1,689 yards in 11 games. It seemed the Lancers had a star on their hands who would lead them into the 2011 season.  More...

Depew focused on finding playoff success

The Depew Wildcats are sick and tired of going out early in the Section VI Class B playoffs. It’s happened two years in a row to them following last year’s first-round loss to Lackawanna, 12-6, on Oct. 22. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Singles Dance to be held in Depew   A Singles Dance is planned for 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 9 at Hearthstone Manor, 333 Dick Road, Depew. Music will be provided by a disc jockey. Admission is $9 at the door. More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 1 . After-School Escape — Children, grades K-5, are invited to enjoy a one-hour program for kids featuring a different, fun, outdoor activity each week, 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. More...

Art

thurs. 1 . West Seneca Art Society Membership Meeting — Meet the Members night starting the 2011-2012 season is also an opportunity for membership, share ideas and discuss the fall show.  More...

Symphonic

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Few details on man’s death in custody

Lancaster police are releasing little information about a man who died Tuesday morning after officers attempted to subdue him.  According to the department, officers were called to a “violent disturbance” by a resident of a home in L More...

Lightning strikes Bowmansville home

Last week’s wicked thunderstorms are to blame for lightning damage to a Sterling Place home.  Bowmansville Fire Co. members responded a little before 2 a.m. on Aug. More...

Residents help places, people affected by hurricane

About one dozen people from Lancaster and Alden are helping with relief efforts after Hurricane Irene pounded parts of New York State.  While the storm was downgraded as a hurricane before making landfall over the weekend, it walloped downstate More...

Local News

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REGATTA — Cub Scout Pack 468, which meets at the Elks Lodge in Lancaster, held their annual Raingutter Regatta recently. More...

Street party marks 30 years of performances

The Lancaster Opera House will celebrate 30 years of live performance with a party on Clark Street at Central Avenue at 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9.  More...

Pet Connection plans adoption, fundraising events

Pet Connection Programs Inc., a special care shelter for dogs and cats located in Marilla, will be participating in several special events during the month of September.  Pet totes and other goodies will be available for sale from 10 a.m. More...

Letters to the Editor

LVAC looks out for the community

I am the director of operations for the Lancaster Volunteer Ambulance Corps. I would like to set the record straight, for I have heard much misinformation.  The Lancaster town police dispatchers are not at fault in any way. More...

History column a popular one

Numerous residents comment favorably upon the excellent articles on local area history that periodically appear in editions of the Lancaster and Depew Bee. More...

Fudoli should get Conservative vote

As a registered Conservative, I was deeply disappointed to hear that the Conservative Party endorsed Bob Giza over our county legislator, Dino Fudoli, who is arguably the most conservative member of the Erie County Legislature.  More...

Education

School Calendar

Lancaster Public Schools  Tuesday, Sept. 6  First day of school (full day K-12) CP Boo Hoo breakfast at LYB, 9:30 a.m.  Thursday, Sept. 8  MS open house CP PTO executive board meeting, 6 p.m.   More...

On the campus

Jennifer Jankowiak of Lancaster was named to the dean’s list for the spring 2011 semester at Harpur College of Arts and Sciences at Binghamton University.  More...

Public Notices

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Lifestyles

Living with loss

Parishes provide grief support, solace

“F inding myself was what I struggled with the most,” Jennifer  Brzyski said. “When you lose a spouse, you lose your identity. You grow together.”  More...

Couple celebrate 55 years

Alice and John Trost formerly of Lancaster, celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary with a family gathering at the Seneca Health Care Center in West Seneca where they have resided since 2008.  John Trost married the former Alice Littler on Sep 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...

Business

Dental specials offered to military, emergency responders

Gentle Dentistry of East Aurora and Lancaster, PLLC has designated September as “Heroes Month.”  More...

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TEAM EFFORT — Former Buffalo Bills safety Mark Kelso, left, and Joe Kirchmyer pose with Kirchmyer’s new book “Diamonds in the Rough,” a collection of short sports-related stor More...

Lancaster attorney makes Super Lawyers list

Robert P. Heary of Lancaster, a partner who specializes in employment and labor matters at Hiscock & Barclay, LLP, was named to Super Lawyers’ list of top upstate New York attorneys for 2011. More...