Weekly Feature



May 3, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Signs of contention seen in village

The owners of some of Lancaster’s most iconic businesses filled the boardroom at Lancaster Village Hall on April 26.  The sole topic of the meeting was to discuss proposed changes to the village’s sign ordinance.  More...

Editorial

Don’t ignore campaigns to enhance road safety

Bee Editorial

On the heels of April’s “End Distracted Driving” campaign comes May’s “Motor- cycle Safety and Awareness” program. More...

Spindle items

• NOT SUCH A CRAZY IDEA — An item appearing in this edition’s Out of the Past struck me as hilarious — until I gave it a little more thought.  More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago May 5, 1887   Straw hats have made their appearance.  The country roads are in good condition.  The farmers are very busy with their spring work, and trade is somewhat dull in consequence.  Dr. J. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.As a resident of the Village of Lancaster, I’m disappointed with the DPW and the handling of tree cutting. There are no guidelines for tree cutting. We are taking down too many trees. More...

Education

LHS posts third-quarter honor roll

The following students have been named to the honor roll for the third quarter of the 2011-12 school year:  Grade 9   More...

Lifestyles

Museums take visitor experience beyond traditional guided tour

Don’t touch. Use indoor voices. Listen quietly. In many museums, some of the old rules are being rewritten, encouraging more hands-on interaction from visitors. More...

Garden club plans workshop

The next regular meeting of the Lancaster Garden Club will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 9, at St. John Lutheran Hall, 55 Pleasant Ave., Lancaster. Dorothy Julius will conduct a hands-on workshop for a spring flower arrangement. More...

Buff State honors area students

The following area students were recognized for outstanding academic achievement at Buffalo State College’s 55th annual Honors Convocation.  More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Charity Zumbathon to aid Lancaster resident   More...

Business

Town-county tiff dominates discussion at LIDA session

A Lancaster Industrial Development Agency work session to discuss what standards to use for granting tax breaks to proposed projects focused mainly on disagreements between municipal and Erie County IDAs.  More...

Businesses get power-up from state

Turning on the lights won’t be as costly a move for several area businesses, thanks to a new energy program run by the state.  ReCharge New York is a major statewide initiative for retaining and creating jobs and spurring capital investmen More...

Lancaster Farmers Market sets reopening ceremonies for Saturday

Lancaster Farmers Market is having its grand reopening ceremonies on Saturday, May 5, at the new location, 4913 Transit Road, at Lancaster Lanes.   This weekend’s hours will be 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday.  More...

Group lends hand, not handout

Philip Arnold enjoys solving puzzles, and he considers the lack of services for war veterans a huge challenge that he is working to piece together.  After conversing with several veterans who shared their concerns regarding inefficient benefits More...

Next year’s spending, revenue reviewed

Depew schools

In a school budget hearing on Tuesday night, Depew Superintendent Jeffrey R. Rabey reviewed the proposed 2012-13 budget expenditures and revenues for the approximately 30 people in the high school auditorium.  More...

Longtime coaches leave legacy

The memories of more than 50 years of service and dedication to his community all came flowing back to Don Kwak recently during a visit to Como Park Elementary School in Lancaster.  More...

Local News

Fundraising run to prelude annual Relay for Life event

Al Runkel has been cancer-free for 11 years.  To celebrate and show his support for the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life event being held at Lancaster High School on June 2, he decided to create an event called Lancaster’s Re More...

Photo

TRADING INFORMATION — Erin Bortz, left, stops to talk with Sarah Harris and Melissa Stachowiak about the National Academy Foundation during the Lancaster Area Chamber of Commerce Business Expo More...

Father, son link religion, recovery

A community addictions presentation was sponsored by wnyRecovery at Lancaster High School on Tuesday night.  The presentation, titled “A Prodigal Family’s Recovery: How the Reality of Addiction Reached into Our Home,” heavily f More...

Letters to the Editor

Kudos to Lancaster, Depew for support

I am writing to publicly thank the Depew/Lancaster community for its support on Saturday, April 28, at “Lancaster’s Best Party for a Good Cause.” Families Touched by MS held its annual Tropical Dreamin event, and the community suppo More...

Obituaries

Death Notice

KELM, Hazel (nee Inda), of Lancaster, died Tuesday, April 24, 2012. Mrs. Kelm is survived by two sons, Steven and Jeffrey, and three grandchildren. More...

Sports

Redskins search for consistency down stretch

Boys Lacrosse

Renson Mullen is just hoping his team finds a little bit of consistency.  More...

Teams prepare for final portion of season

Baseball

The Lancaster Redskins had a chance to score a big win on Saturday afternoon, but couldn’t quite close the deal.  Sophomore pitcher Ryan Stekl threw a great game on the mound, but it wasn’t quite enough as defending Section VI champi More...

Lancaster clears big hurdle with win over Clarence

Softball

The Clarence Lady Red Devils have been the thorn in the side of the Lancaster Lady Redskins for years.  More...