Weekly Feature



January 26, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Expected state aid ‘good news’ amidst budget shortfall

The Lancaster Central School District may face a $1.2 million budget shortfall, despite an expected state aid increase for the 2012-13 academic year.  At Monday night’s board meeting at John A. More...

Editorial

Instead of complaining, do something about it

Bee Editorial

I f you’ve complained about the state of the government in New York and the need for reform in Albany, you’re far from alone. More...

Spindle items

COLLEEN FARRELL

YOU PUSH THE BUTTON — Practically everyone in my family worked at the big yellow box.  My grandfather managed Kodak’s fast pitch softball team, once winning the national champsionship. The players were celebrities around town.  More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Jan. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Good luck to Tonawanda if they are having the Lancaster official take care of their assessment. Lancaster’s assessments have increased almost $20,000-$30,000 above what they are supposed to be. More...

Sports

Lancers show toughness in win at Bishop Timon

Boys Basketball

The St. Mary’s Lancers picked up a huge confidence booster and a signature victory for the 2011-12 season on Tuesday night when they traveled to Bishop Timon-St. Jude.  More...

Larkin named Most Outstanding Wrestler at ECICs

Wrestling

Those that have been following Lancaster wrestling all winter know of the immense ability of Mitch Larkin. More...

Lancaster’s Bauth wins Gold Medal at Youth Olympic Games

Figure skater Jordan Bauth, 14, of Lancaster, won a Gold Medal this past weekend in the Team Figure Skating Event at the first ever 2012 Youth Olympic Games in Innsbruck, Austria.  More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Monte Carlo comes to St. Mary’s Elementary   More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 26 . 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, Jan. More...

Comedy

thurs. 26 .A Second Cup Comedy Show, 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26 at 2nd Cup, 36 Broadway, Buffalo; $. 840-0048, www.2ndcup.com fri.  More...

Festivals

sat. 28 .Niagara Wine and Beer Fest — Chase away the winter blues and sample some of the area’s finest beers and wines from local breweries and vineyards, along with food and live music, 5-9 p.m. Saturday, Jan.  More...

Depew board to discuss public forum policy

The Depew Board of Education's subcommittee will meet at 4:30 p.m. today at the board meeting room, 591 Terrace Blvd., to discuss the board's public forum policy. The meeting is open to the public. More...

Village moving forward on unsafe buildings

Two weeks after holding public hearings on three neglected properties deemed to have unsafe conditions, the Lancaster Village Board continued those hearings at Monday’s regular meeting.  More...

Depew joins other districts to push for mandate relief

Depew school leaders have joined their Erie County counterparts to send a message to Albany lawmakers.  More...

Local News

Cuomo outlines five areas in state budget

Gov. More...

Lancaster YMCA plans re-gifting fundraiser auction

The Lancaster Family YMCA will hold its fourth annual re-gifting auction from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. More...

Depew sets fees, changes tax payments

Village of Depew residents have another option in paying their property taxes.  The village will accept credit cards as a form of payment — either in person or over the Internet. More...

Police Blotter

Man reports missing marijuana

Depew  Tuesday, Jan. 10   A man reported that someone stole his wallet, which contained $125 cash, from his vehicle parked on Walden Avenue.  Thursday, Jan. 12   More...

Obituaries

Asa F. McKinnis, former Lancaster math teacher, hunter

Asa F. McKinnis, 84, of Amherst, died Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012.  Mr. McKinnis was born in Westfield and graduated from Westfield Academy. More...

Death notice

SCHMITT, Gertrude I. (nee Kerl), of Bowmansville, died Monday, Jan. 16, 2012. Mrs. More...

Lifestyles

Coffee, questions and conversation

Faith-based group hosts free-spirited discussions

What is an angel? Is true peace possible? What brings you joy? Every Wednesday evening, the members of Cafe Connect skip reruns of reality TV to offer their opinions on faith-based matters and engage in thought-provoking conversations. More...

On the campus

Courtney Kempski of Depew was named to the dean’s list for the fall 2011 semester at St. Bonaventure University. She is a senior with a dual major in elementary and special education. 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, Jan. 27 More...

Business

Chamber of Commerce installs several new board members for 2012

Several local business executives formally joined the Lancaster Area Chamber of Commerce last week.  The annual installation of officers luncheon was held at Salvatore’s Garden Place Hotel on the Lancaster/Williamsville border.  The n More...

Events

Canisius College to offer Executive Leadership Series   More...

Chamber of Commerce schedules events

The Lancaster Area Chamber of Commerce is planning several events.  The next Special Morning Business Exchange will be held from 8 to 9 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1, at Good to Go, 5813 Broadway, Lancaster.  More...