Weekly Feature

May 31, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Veterans sought for parade

Village of Lancaster officials are seeking Lancaster residents who have served in the military to march in the beginning of the Fourth of July parade. More...

Editorial

Distracted, impaired driving can lead to disasters

Bee Editorial

Now that prom season is upon us, it is important to remember that the exciting events also bring an increase in accidents and deaths caused by impaired or distracted driving.  We urge everyone who is attending a prom to not allow one wrong decis More...

Spindle items

• TALENT AMONG US — I was wowed at a recent Depew Board of Education meeting during a presentation on the district’s art program.  More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago June 9, 1887   The bridge across Cayuga Creek in this village is condemned.  About 600 gallons of milk are shipped from the Erie station daily.  Mr. More...

Police Blotter

Woman steals steaks, tosses them away

Depew  Wednesday, May 23  • An employee of a Broadway store reported receiving a $20 counterfeit bill. A liquor store in the same shopping plaza also reported receiving a counterfeit bill.  More...

Obituaries

Death notice

GEARY, Robert F., of Cheektowaga, died Tuesday, May 8, 2012. He was a graduate of Bishop Timon High School and the University of Buffalo. He started Lancaster Drafting in 1969 and continued at the business until 2003 when his daughters purchased it. More...

Lifestyles

Seeing singing strings

Guitar concerto competition to be broadcast on WNED-TV

For nearly 10 years, the JoAnn Falletta International Guitar Concerto Competition has been bringing sweet strains of music from the string instrument to the ears of Western New Yorkers, but this year, locals can feast their eyes on the contest as wel More...

Talk planned on flowers and plants in the Bible

B.G. Flickinger will give a lecture illustrated with colored slides on the “Flowers and Plants of the Bible, their meaning and their symbolism at 6 p.m. Monday, June 4 at Trinity Episcopal Church, 5448 Broadway, Lancaster. More...

On the campus

Lauren Schwegmann of Lancaster was recently inducted into the Omicron chapter of Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society at the University at Buffalo. She is the daughter of David and Margaret Schwegmann.  More...

Business

Small business calls for end to ‘gotcha government’

There’s one fewer bureaucrat at the Environmental Protection Agency now. More...

Dentists aiding young cancer patient through fundraiser

Gentle Dentistry of Lancaster and Winning Smiles Pediatric Dentistry of Amherst have teamed up to help a local child diagnosed with a rare form of lower jaw cancer.  More...

Farmers market to showcase music

The Alden Farmers market will kick off its entertainment season with a ribbon-cutting at 9 a.m. Saturday, June 2.  Niagara Frontier Fiddle Club will perform from 11 a.m. More...

Village, union settle contract

Several Village of Depew employees will now be paying a portion of their health insurance.  The Village of Depew inked a new contract with the CSEA White Collar Unit 6717-01, which represents clerical staff, dispatchers and recreation laborers. More...

‘Black Lagoon’ author visits Cayuga Heights

Q: What do you call a pig shot out of a cannon?  A: Hammunition.  Q: Where does an Alaskan pig live?  A: In a pigloo.  Cayuga Heights Elementary School third- to fifth-graders learned how to create riddles when children’s au More...

Local News

Vatican names new bishop of Buffalo

Pope Benedict XVI has appointed the Most. Rev. Richard J. Malone, bishop of Portland, Maine, as the new bishop of the Diocese of Buffalo.  He succeeds Bishop Edward U. Kmiec, who is retiring. Bishop Malone will be installed at 2 p.m. More...

Depew woman charged with DWI in Orchard Park

Orchard Park Police arrested 43-year-old Antoinette Sharp of Depew on Sunday morning after receiving a report of a vehicle driving recklessly on the Southern Tier Expressway, according to a report from the Orchard Park Police Department.  Sharp More...

Lancaster High School bands earn high honors

All three Lancaster High School band ensembles earned the highest rating possible for the level of music that they performed at the New York State School Music Association Major Organization Festivals held May 22-24 at Niagara Wheatfield High School More...

Letters to the Editor

Fudoli fulfilling fiscal promises

When we voted for Dino Fudoli to be fiscally responsible, it is apparent that it was the right thing to do. He promised us fiscal conservatism and transparency. Both were on display at the town meeting Monday night.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.I’m a resident of the Village of Lancaster, and I understand we are going to spend $20,000 to replace a motor on a 15-year-old high-lift. With the tax increase in the village, why aren’t we purchasing a new high-lift? More...

Sports

Clutch save preserves sweet revenge for Lancaster

Girls Lacrosse

You couldn’t ask for a more thrilling way for the Lancaster girls lacrosse team to get revenge on Frontier in the Section VI Class A championship game.  More...

Redskins season ends at hands of Orchard Park

Boys Lacrosse

The Lancaster Redskins went into Friday’s semifinal matchup with Orchard Park a bit shorthanded with key players held out of the lineup. More...

Lancaster schedules Awards Program

The Lancaster High School Athletic Department and the Lancaster Redskin Booster Club will hold their annual Awards Program for all seniors and spring athletes at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 6, at the Auditorium at Lancaster High School. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Lancaster Women’s Civic Club plans luncheon   More...

Entertainment

Special Events

thurs. 31 . Museum Week — Free mini tours of the Botanical Gardens, Thursday, May 31 through Wednesday, June 6 at the Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave., Buffalo; Free. 827-1584, ext. More...

Art

fri. 1 . Jeanette Blair Art Show — Featuring an expanded collection of her work, with art show with reception, 6-9 p.m. More...

Walking Tours

thurs. 31 . Chestnut Ridge Park - Good Cardio Workout — This 4-mile walk is presented by the Foothills Trail Club, 6 p.m. Thursday, May 31, meet in the casino parking lot at Chestnut Ridge Park, Orchard Park; Free. More...