Weekly Feature

December 29, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Olmstead mistake should be made right

The person responsible for adding an “a” to Olmstead Avenue on a map commissioned in 1935 is no doubt no longer alive and, therefore, unable to see what the addition of that tiny little letter has wrought.  Who would have thought tha More...

Spindle items

COLLEEN FARRELL

MY DOG — When we got her, I pictured us sitting under a tree for hours: me reading a book, Lady curled at my feet.  My dog would be so smart and so well-behaved that she would rival Lassie as the most perfect and obedient creature who ever More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Dec. 30, 1886   Serenading was in order Christmas Eve in the east part of this village by the Murray sisters and brothers.  Mr. Henry Shire is the happy father of a little daughter; weight unknown. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.I, for one, do not believe the spelling of Olmstead should be changed. I’ve lived on this street for 60-plus years, and it’s always been the same. More...

Obituaries

Wayne F. Summers, master electrician

Wayne F. Summers, 62, of Virginia Beach, Va., died Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2011.  Mr. Summers was born in Cheektowaga and attended Bishop Neumann High School.  He was a master electrician at the I.B.E.W. Local 41 in Orchard Park. More...

Lifestyles

Hope Chest provides life affirming support to breast cancer survivors

When Clarence resident Sharon Feraci had her first surgery for breast cancer, the nun at Sisters Hospital suggested that she attend a support group for people with cancer.  More...

Interested in exercising with Hope Chest?

Hope Chest Dragon Boat team offers four weekly exercise classes in Western New York:  3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the Jewish Community Center, 2640 North Forest Road, Amherst.  6 to 7 p.m. 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, Dec. 30   More...

Entertainment

HOLIDAY

fri. 30 . Glenn Colton Holiday Show — Don’t miss this ever-popular performance, 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 30 at the Lancaster Opera House, 21 Central Ave., Lancaster; $. 683-1776, www.lancopera.org sat.  More...

Walking Tours

thurs. 29 . Wellness Walk — Join Tifft volunteers and enjoy the fresh air and the sights & sounds of the season with a healthy outdoor walk, 10 a.m.-12 noon Thursday, Dec. More...

Performance

thurs. 29 . Taylor Swift/Lady Gaga Tribute Concert — The Gem Tones, featuring Carla Sacco on vocals create the look and sound of two of today hottest singers, 2:30 & 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec.  More...

Be jolly

Maxwell Vogel plays with the Jazz Band during Lancaster High School’s annual holiday concert on Dec. 22. More...

2011: A look back at what made the news

There was plenty to celebrate in 2011, as well as much to mourn.  Depew and Lancaster schools had many successes. Residents elected new officials. More...

Local News

FAA issues new rule on pilot fatigue

The Federal Aviation Administration issued a new rule addressing pilot fatigue issues on Dec. 21.  More...

Explosions investigated

Lancaster police are still trying to determine what caused several explosions last week.  Neighbors near 4777 Transit Road, a plaza adjacent to Tops near French Road, called police around 4 a.m. Dec. 22. More...

Fudoli to be sworn into office

Dino Fudoli will be sworn in as Lancaster supervisor on Saturday, Dec. 31.  The ceremony, which is open to the public, will be held at 1:30 p.m. following a social gathering at 1 p.m.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Coach leaves proud legacy behind

After hearing the sad news that Len Jankiewcz has announced his retirement as head football coach from Lancaster High School, I thought it appropriate to write my friend Len a little thank-you note.  More...

Police Blotter

Rudolph goes missing from woman’s lawn

Depew  Monday, Dec. 12   A complainant reported discovering her rear windshield broken on Meadow Lea Lane.  Police, acting on a tip, went to a Broadway bar to pick up a man wanted on a bench warrant. More...

Best of the Blotter

Excerpts from police calls are a regular feature in all nine Bee Group newspapers. Some of the more unusual reports from 2011 are reprinted here. Each is an actual listing from a local town or village police blotter. More...

Sports

Titles claimed at all three Lancaster-Depew schools in 2011

The year 2011 saw the rise of some Lancaster-Depew high school sports teams, the fall of some others and some new beginnings all around.  More...

Michael Phelps Swim School begins second session at Casey Middle Jan. 3

The second session of Michael Phelps Swim School is set to begin on Tuesday, Jan. More...

Sports brief

The volleyball courts at Buffalo Niagara Court Center, 425 Meyer Road in West Seneca, will be hosting their first adult volleyball tournament of the new year at 9 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 7. More...

What's Going On

Whatt's Going On

Redskin Boosters selling dinner certificates   More...

Business

Depew man wins car in fundraising contest

Ken Tys from Depew was the lucky winner of a new car, courtesy of The Basil Family of Dealerships.  Tys was entered in a contest to win a car during Operation Santa Claus, an endeavor on the part of Basil and other businesses, to collect items f More...

Taste of Buffalo seeks applicants

Preparations for the 2012 Taste of Buffalo are well under way.  The Taste is now accepting applications from restaurants and wineries interested in participating in one of the region’s favorite summer events. More...

Chamber plans events

The Lancaster Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly Business After Hours from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10 at Good Tymes South, 114 Bloomfield Ave., Depew. The event will be hosted by New England Financial Upstate New York. More...