Weekly Feature

February 2, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Zurbrick Road repairs could be complete by 2013

Zurbrick Road residents have been waiting more than two years for their street to be repaired.  Village of Depew officials are confident they won’t have to wait much longer.  More...

Editorial

State redistricting raises familiar concerns

Bee Editorial

Erie County recently wrapped up its redistricting process, but not before allegations of gerrymandering were cast by both parties, lawsuits were filed and the responsibility for the final decision fell to a federal judge.  More...

Spindle items

COLLEEN FARRELL

BRRRRR — If you lived in the area 35 years ago, there’s a good chance you remember the Blizzard of 1977, which struck around noon on Jan. 28.  Lancaster Bee history columnist Stanley J. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Feb. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Sounds like the good old boy network is still in Lancaster. Mr. Mc- Cracken should not be able to do both jobs. I’m sure there is someone else in the department who can replace him and give us, the taxpayers, a 40-hour week.  More...

Sports

Redskins on a roll; Lancers snap losing streak

Girls Basketball

The good times continue to roll for the Lancaster Redskins’ girls basketball team.  Lancaster improved to 12-0 on Tuesday night with a 58-49 victory over Frontier, a team that entered the game with a 6-2 league record.  More...

Wildcats’ offense stifled by Tigers in key loss

Boys Basketball

Tuesday was a tough night across the board for high school boys basketball teams in Lancaster and Depew.  Lancaster, Depew and St. More...

High School Sports Scoreboard

Thursday, Jan. 26 Girls Basketball — Springville def. Depew, 49-34. Boys Hockey — Lancaster def. Clarence, 4-3 (OT). Girls Hockey — Monsignor Martin def.  More...

Business

Study shows optimism is present in the workplace

Leaders of Buffalo-Niagara private businesses have higher expectations in 2012 for revenues, profits and new worker hires than their counterparts in Rochester, Syracuse and Albany, according to results from First Niagara’s annual survey of Upst More...

Events

Travel Pros to hear speaker at Marriott   More...

Photo

IN GOOD HEALTH — Pediatric dentist Dr. Toby Corcoran visits with students at EduKids on Como Park Boulevard in Lancaster. More...

Board members discuss public forum policy

The Depew Board of Education could vote on modifying its public forum policy soon — but there’s some dissension among committee members on what the policy should look like.  More...

Proposed redistricting could yield changes

A proposal to redraw the lines of the New York State Legislature is being met with skepticism.  (See editorial on page four)  More...

Local News

Lancaster native honored for Chamber work

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Mary Feldmann, formerly of Lancaster, is this year’s selection for the 2012 West Seneca Chamber of Commerce Member of the Year, as chosen by her fellow directors.  Feldmann is credited with stepping up to the plate to serve as acting presi More...

Church plans Valentine’s Day luncheon

The Faith United Methodist Women will hold their annual Valentine Luncheon on Saturday, Feb. 11, at the church, 5505 Broadway, Lancaster. A silent auction and bake sale will begin at noon with the luncheon beginning at 12:30 p.m. More...

Town posts summer jobs

The Town of Lancaster Parks, Recreation & Forestry Department is accepting applications for summer positions. Lifeguards, playground attendants, tennis instructors and maintenance personnel are needed. More...

Letters to the Editor

Supervisor keeping campaign promises

I’m writing to express my support for Supervisor Dino Fudoli’s agenda to increase transparency and accountability in town government. More...

Obituaries

Death notices

AMEY, L. Marion (nee Wilcott), of Lancaster, died Friday, Jan. 20, 2012. Mrs. Amey is survived by three sons, Grant, David and Dennis; one daughter, Leah Hosie; 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and one brother, Dennis Wilcott. More...

Lifestyles

Books, Nooks and the ties that bind

Library adjusts to eBook trends

“Things are changing,” said Kay Puma as she held her second generation Kindle. “It gives people more flexibility to choose the way they read or want to interact with text.” Instead of shelf space, it’s gigabytes. 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.  Toddler Time for 2- to 3-year-olds will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Fridays from Jan. More...

On the campus

Abby Geisen, daughter of Scott and Helana Geisen of Lancaster, was named to the fall 2011 dean’s list at St. John Fisher College. Geisen is a senior psychology major.  More...

Entertainment

Special Events

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Father/Child Spaghetti Dinner

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Giggles the Clown will greet the children when doors open at 5:30 p.m. followed by dinner at 6 p.m. Mike Randall, ventriloquist, magician & puppeteer will perform a family fun-filled show 6:45-7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. More...

Family Activities

thurs. 2 . 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, Feb. More...