Weekly Feature

June 14, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Town officials consider selling Colecraft building

Contentious building could go

If Supervisor Dino Fudoli has his druthers, the Town of Lancaster will unload a building it purchased for nearly $2 million almost 10 years ago.  In 2003, officials purchased the former Colecraft facility on Walden Avenue, intending to renovate More...

Editorial

What you probably don’t know about ‘Old Glory’

Bee Editorial

Here’s something you probably didn’t know about the American flag. More...

Spindle items

• KUCHENS AND PERMANENTS — I walked down Main Street in Williamsville Tuesday to get a coffee. As I passed by a hair salon, I noticed through the window a woman thumbing a magazine, sitting under the hair dryer.  More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago June 30, 1887   1887 is half gone.  Watermelons are in the market.  Now the days begin to shorten.  The Presbyterian Aid Society meets this afternoon at Mrs. H. L. Bingham’s.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Regarding Penora Street never being finished, isn’t it wonderful that they cannot afford to put sidewalks in for our kids to be safe? They have to get hit by drunk drivers or whatever.  More...

Obituaries

Dorthy Leon Beam, nurse

Dorthy “Dottie” Leon Beam, 84, of Camarillo, Calif., formerly of Alden, died Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012.  Mrs. Beam was born in Alden and attended Lancaster High School. She graduated from the University of Buffalo.  More...

Louis A. Boni, veteran, electrical contractor

Louis Alexander Boni, 71, of Bluffton, S.C., formerly of Lancaster, died Thursday, June 7, 2012.  Mr. Boni was born in Buffalo and was a U.S. Navy veteran. He owned Boni and Sons Electrical Contractors and was a member of St. More...

Darlene M. Grabenstatter, alternative education teacher

Darlene M. Grabenstatter, 62, of Lancaster, died Thursday, May 31, 2012.  Mrs. Grabenstatter was born in Burbank, Calif., and moved to Buffalo, where she was raised. She was a graduate of Amherst Central High School.  More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

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Wallenda Walk Events

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Special Events

thurs. 14 . Flag Day 2012 — Celebrate Flag Day by commemorating the bicentennial of the War of 1812 and America’s Star Spangled Banner, 10 a.m. More...

Village pushes for skate park in memory of Buchholz

A movement is under way to keep the memory of Bryce Buchholz alive in the Village of Lancaster.  A group advocating for a skate park in the village attended Monday’s regular meeting of the Board of Trustees and presented the idea to Mayor More...

Longtime head football coach McGrath steps down in Depew

A familiar figure will no longer be roaming the sidelines at Depew High School.  Dan McGrath, the longtime athletic director and football coach at Depew, has decided to step down as head coach of the Wildcats. More...

Local News

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PROUD GRADUATE — St. Mary’s Elementary School Principal Jane Driscoll presents a diploma to student Cian Barry during the school’s recent prekindergarten graduation. More...

Proposed legislation would prosecute hit-and-run DWIs

Tensions remain high in Western New York regarding the outcome of the Corasanti case, in which a Getzville doctor struck and killed teenager Alix Rice as she was longboarding home from work and he was driving his BMW home while intoxicated.  More...

Former county legislator pleads guilty to fraud

Former Erie County Legislator David Dale is facing up to four years in prison after pleading guilty to practicing law after being disbarred.  Dale, 49, pleaded guilty to first-degree felony scheme to defraud and one count of practice of law by More...

Letters to the Editor

Urban deserves Naval Park tribute

I would like to thank David Sherman for his column about hydrofracking. More...

Hydrofracking facts not public enough

I found the column by David Sherman last week about hydrofracking very informative. I always wondered about the chemical makeup of fracking fluid. These chemicals and their harmful effects should be more widely publicized.  More...

Sports

Depew’s Burgio wins State shot put championship

Track and Field

Depew senior Andrew Burgio made his first and only trip to the New York State Track and Field Championships a memorable one.  Burgio was the public school champion in Division II shot put with a throw of 53 feet, 10.75 inches Saturday at Cicero- More...

Kihl, Kuehlewind in top three at State championship

Lancaster’s Jordan Kihl attended the New York State Track and Field Championships Saturday at Cicero-North Syracuse High School in what became quite an emotional affair for him.  More...

Tornambe named Junior Sabres’ Education Advisor

Lancaster native and current Cheektowaga resident Megan Tornambe has been hired as the Buffalo Junior Sabres’ new Education Advisor. More...

Lifestyles

Lessons on the lake

Local youths can set sail this summer

A dventures on the high seas are only a few lessons away this summer for young people in Western New York.  The Buffalo Yacht Club is offering sailing lessons to children of all ages and ability levels.  More...

Library News

• Preschool storytime for 3- to 5-year-olds will be offered at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesdays through June 26.  • Toddler time for 2- to 3-year-olds will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Fridays through June 29.  More...

Pompeii holds walk-a-thon

Students and staff of Our Lady of Pompeii recently participated in their first Exercise for Education Walk-a-thon.  The event, held to raise health awareness and funds for the school, was coordinated by Kim Laistner, a parent and Home School Ass More...

Business

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TEE TIME — Lancaster High School juniors Kyle Samson, left, and Mike Harris, Jason Maybach and Alex Kirshner enjoy time on the links before the prom on Friday night. More...

Mall hosting recycling drive to benefit Hospice

Lancaster’s Sunnking Electronics Recycling will be collecting those electronics at the Boulevard Mall this weekend.  More...

State tax credit available for green efforts

Homeowners who make their residence eco-friendly may be eligible for a tax credit.  The New York State Senate has passed Bill S.6664, which authorizes a real property tax exemption of 35 percent for a period of no longer than 20 years for homes More...