Weekly Feature

October 20, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Lancaster police help bring down accused drug trafficker

An investigation involving officers from both federal agencies and the Lancaster Police Department has brought down an alleged prescription pill ring.  More...

Editorial

Town employees should feel the pain, too

Bee Editorial

The old adage that life isn’t fair certainly applies to the benefits found in the public versus private sector.  Forget about days off thanks to federal holidays and the retirement benefits.  More...

Spindle items

COLLEEN FARRELL

 MAIZE — The news last week out of Massachusetts that a family called 911 for help because they were lost in a corn maze didn’t surprise me.  More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Oct. 21, 1886   The failure of the buckwheat crop is causing many long faces among the lovers of pancakes.  Business is improving. More...

Letters to the Editor

Giza is doing things right as supervisor

I would like to put the following questions to the people of Depew and Lancaster. Do you like the new bike path that goes through Westwood Park? Do you like Westwood Park? When is the last time you went to the Walmart on Transit Road? More...

Republican ticket off base in attacks

The current Republican candidates for town offices are showing their true colors in some of the recent attacks they have made on Supervisor Giza. More...

Change needed in Lancaster

Bob Giza likes to talk about all of his “accomplishments” but fails to mention the fact that our current administration has increased our property taxes more than 50 percent in the past few years. More...

Lifestyles

Spotting a silent disease

Benefit to raise money, awareness

JJohn Jerackas has had chronic nosebleeds since he was 5 years old. More than 30 years later, he was officially diagnosed with a disease he never knew existed.  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, Oct. 21   More...

Library News

Preschool Storytime for ages 3 to 5 will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesdays between Oct. 18 and Nov. 8. Parent/caregiver must remain in the library.  Lapsit Storytime — For ages 3 to 23 months. Fridays, through Nov. 18. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Moms to meet for support, socialization   Moms Club of Cheektowaga/ Lancaster will be hosting a new member social on Oct. 21. More...

Business

Owner prides himself on providing quality

Charles Johanson has been in the car business for 26 years — and now he’s at the top.  Johanson owns Viking Motors on Broadway in Depew. More...

State to aid small businesses

The U.S. Department of the Treasury approved New York’s State Small Business Credit Initiative application.  More...

Depew Fantastic Sams has new owner

Tracy Capparra is the new owner of Fantastic Sams, located at 620 Dick Road, Depew. She has owned and operated the Fantastic Sams for four years in Blasdell. More...

Teen's death ruled an accident

Police have determined that Ryan Hyon sustained injuries in a fall. More...

Budget hearing draws some scrutiny

Health care costs — a driving force behind the Town of Lancaster’s annual budget — were the focus at a public hearing on next year’s proposed spending plan.  More...

Photo

END ZONE DANCE — Depew running back Brian Rybak is pumped up after scoring a touchdown in the fourth quarter of the Depew-Lancaster rivalry game on Friday night. More...

Local News

Model car collector returning to toy show

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Remember those toy cars that littered your bedroom, basement, or wherever you left them for mom to find? Do you know where they are now?  They’re probably long gone, but Jay kept his. More...

Photo

ROTARY CLUB — Rotarians Art Rago, left, and John Huber man a booth for the club at the Lancaster Chamber’s Trade Show last month. More...

Tax cap poses problems for school district

¦ Depew is facing $1.5 million gap

The Depew Union Free School District is starting work early on its budget because it is bracing for a $1.5 million gap.  Superintendent Jeffrey Rabey is forming a budget advisory council as he and his staff formulate the 2012-13 spending plan.&n More...

Police Blotter

Woman pays money to collect millions

Depew  Tuesday, Oct. 11   A woman reported that she has been receiving calls from someone telling her that she won $2.5 million and that she had to send money to cover the expenses and taxes. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.As a lifelong resident of the Village of Lancaster, I ask the mayor and village and board why they can’t purchase totes to eliminate the rat problem.   More...

Education

School Calendar

Depew Public Schools Saturday, Oct. 22  ACT  Talent show auditions, DHS auditorium, 8 a.m. Monday, Oct. 24  Red Ribbon Week begins  Pops concert, DHS gym, 6:30 p.m.  DMS dress up  Tuesday, Oct.  More...

Sports

Miller wins MVP as Depew outlasts Lancaster

Football

Joe Miller has cemented his place in the history of the Lancaster Depew rivalry series game.  For the second year in a row, Miller earned Most Valuable Player honors in the Depew-Lancaster game as his 87 rushing yards and two touchdowns paved th More...

Redskins prepare for Kenmore West

Friday’s Depew-Lancaster game was nearly a tale of a terrible beginning and an incredible finish for the Lancaster Redskins.  More...

Lancaster seeks top postseason seed

Boys Soccer

With the Lockport Lions in the driver’s seat to claim the top seed for the upcoming Section VI playoffs, the Lancaster Redskins are in a dogfight to finish in the second seed heading into the postseason. More...

Entertainment

Art

fri. 21 . Taxonomy of a Landscape — Victoria Sambunaris’s photographs capture the expansive American landscape and the natural and fabricated adaptations that appear throughout it.  More...

Symphonic

fri. 21 . Meridian Arts Ensemble — UB Department of Music presents the ensemble in a 25th anniversary concert performance of commissions and brass ensemble works from the Baroque and Renaissance eras, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct.  More...

Comedy

fri. 21 .Come watch the interactive improv experience as Comedy Sportz Buffalo presents the Bleu Cheezes, led by Captain Jodi Cook, as they take on Red Hot Wingz led by Captain John Kehoe, 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. More...