Weekly Feature

November 24, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Town, village spar over police appointments

Since March, six Depew police officers have expressed interest in joining Lancaster’s police force.  Over the last five years, three Depew officers have transferred to the Lancaster department.  More...

Editorial

There’s a lot for which we should be thankful

Bee Editorial

A few of us remember to take a breath, step back and savor the season: the significance of the holidays we observe, gratitude for the good — and maybe the not so good — of the past year, and to feel truly alive in each moment we enjoy.&nb More...

Spindle items

COLLEEN FARRELL

WAY TO GO — Kudos to former Lancaster Town Clerk Robert P. Thill, who helped rehabilitate more than 25 homes in the City of Buffalo for deserving families through Habitat for Humanity. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Nov. 25, 1886   Chester Alan Arthur, twenty-first president of the United States, died last Thursday morning in his home in New York City. Gen. Arthur was 56 years old.  Mr. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Foot in mouth disease has reared its ugly head in Lancaster, as Facebook has become the easy means for airing our criticisms. Derogatory name calling and partisanship have no place here. Elected positions are subject to change. More...

Education

Depew Public Schools

Friday, Nov. 25   Thanksgiving recess, no school  Monday, Nov. 28    Cayuga report cards sent home  Thursday, Dec. 1   Parent teacher conferences K-12, 6-9 p.m.  Lancaster Public Schools   More...

Sports

Romano swims for Lancaster at state meet

Saturday may not have been Kristen Romano’s best performance of the season, but it might have been her most significant.  More...

Lady Redskin tennis wraps up solid 2011 season

Finishing the season with two exciting wins in the ECIC’s toughest division, the Lady Redskins completed another solid year in 2011.  More...

Summit gymnasts fare well at TurkeyTine Invite

The Summit Gymnastics Center sent five teams, representing the Jr. Olympic levels program, to kick off the state USAG Jr. More...

Entertainment

Art

fri. 18 . These Are a Few of My Favorite Things — Featuring paintings inspired by Sowmya Ghosh’s travels and history with Asia, and Asian art. Opening reception, 6-10 p.m. Friday, Nov. More...

Literature

thurs. 24 .Spit at Spot — Open mic poetry night hosted by Brown Sugar, 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 24 at Spot Coffee, 227 Delaware Ave., Buffalo; Free. 818-3739 mon.  More...

Special Events

thurs. 24 . YMCA Turkey Trot — It is too late to register because the reached their 13,200 participants already, but witness this 116th annual tradition as people, teams, turkeys and old St. More...

Fudoli puts together transition team

As he prepares to assume the top job in the Town of Lancaster, Supervisor-elect Dino Fudoli is relying on the help of several people in order to make the transition, he says, as smooth as possible.  The all-volunteer team is made up of business More...

History lesson

Karl Schurkus, left, president of the Lancaster New York Historical Society, chats with Neil Miller, a Lancaster resident, about the Norman Rockwell “Santa Claus Workshop” painting, which More...

Local News

Photo

HONORED — Former Lancaster Town Clerk Robert P. Thill was recently honored for his volunteer service with Habitat for Humanity over the past 12 years. More...

Not guilty plea entered in accident case

The driver of a car involved in a fatal motor vehicle crash in February has been indicted for criminally negligent homicide for the death of his fiancee.  Phillip Kane, 30, of Depew appeared before Erie County Court Judge Thomas Franczyk Monday More...

ACTS sets show schedule for holiday season

The Alden Christian Theatre Society, Alden’s community theatre group, will put on two holiday-related productions during the next few weeks.  “Two Christmas Tales: The Littlest Angel and The Gift of the Magi” runs at 7:30 p.m. More...

Letters to the Editor

Stempniak couldn’t accept voters’ choice

Just one more nail in the coffin for the Democratic Party.  More...

Residents deserve smaller government

I would like to take a moment to thank the voters of Lancaster for entrusting me to be the next leader of the town. Although we already have a great town, I believe we can make it even better.  More...

Obituaries

Richard T. Campana

Richard T. Campana, 81, of Williamsville, died Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011.  Mr. Campana attended Canisius High School and Canisius College.  He was married at St. More...

Crawford-Brown

LuAnn and Paul Crawford of Lancaster announce the engagement of their daughter, Alyson Crawford, to Nicholas Brown, son of Judy and Paul Brown of North Tonawanda.  Miss Crawford graduated from Lancaster High School in 2005 and will graduate from More...

Couple celebrate 50 years

Ann and Fred Michel of Largo, Fla., celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with visits from family and a special dinner.  Fred Michel married the former Ann Polito on Nov. 25, 1961.  He is retired and enjoys woodworking. More...

Lifestyles

Harvesting happiness

Students share what they’re most thankful for

Hot fudge sundaes, water, trees, animals, flowers and family. These are some of the things the kindergarten and first-grade students at the Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament School are thankful for.  More...

Library News

Teen Gaming — Get off the couch and “exergame” with friends. Play Wii, board games and more. Light snacks provided. Fridays at 3 p.m.  More...

School news

Nicholas Kozminski, a senior, and Taylor Sharman, a sophomore, both from Depew, were named to Canisius High School’s first marking period honor roll.  More...

Business

Sleight of hand

Dan Joseph placed a small tin cup on a pub table and asked the dinner guests to examine it.  “Make sure it’s a solid cup and it doesn’t unscrew on the bottom or anything,” he said. More...

Events

Holiday networking event slated at Hyatt   More...

Trade show planned at St. Gabriel’s

Vendors interested in connecting with prospective customers while learning from other businesses in the community are invited to the first-ever Trades of St. Gabe’s.  More...