Weekly Feature

June 28, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Board ends term, looks toward 2012-13

The Lancaster Central School District Board of Education tied up loose ends Monday evening during its final session of the 2011-12 school year, while President David Zalenski said goodbye as his term officially came to an end.  More...

Editorial

Deadliest driving day should be respected

Bee Editorial

Hundreds of Depew and Lancaster teenagers walked across a stage to shake hands with a school district official and receive in return a high school diploma, the document each of them had worked hard for through the past 13 years.  More...

Spindle items

• SOCIAL EVENT — Social media is a powerful force in today’s world. Learn more about it by attending an event on Saturday hosted by the Social Media Club Buffalo group, founded by Nicole Schuman, a Lancaster native. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago July 14, 1887   Excursions are numerous.  Only one former vice president survives — Hannibal Hamlin, the first of the six Republican vice presidents. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

. I’m very disappointed with the police merger. Village residents are paying dearly for police protection we don’t receive. There are no two cars dedicated to the village 24/7, and that’s what were paying for. More...

Lifestyles

Get your grill on

Western New Yorkers tell how to throw the perfect summer barbecue

From the guest list to the side dishes, right down to the fundamental issue of charcoal versus propane, there are so many details of the backyard barbecue that can be tweaked to perfection. More...

Church schedules day camp

St. John’s Lutheran Church will offer a weeklong summer day camp from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, July 16, through Friday, July 20. The program is staffed by counselors from Lake Chautauqua Lutheran Center. More...

Band marks 67 years

The Lancaster Town Band has several concerts planned.  Unless otherwise noted, all shows will be held at the Richard E. More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

. 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. More...

Walking Tours

thurs. 28 . Chestnut Ridge Park - Good Cardio Workout — This 5-mile walk is presented by the Foothills Trail Club, 6 p.m. More...

Festivals

fri. 29 . Friendship Festival — “Commemorating the Bicentennial of The War of 1812,” opening ceremonies for the 26th annual event are 4-6 p.m. More...

Village to explore lowering speed limit on Central

Motorists speeding down Central Avenue in the Village of Lancaster’s Central Business District have Trustee Edward Marki concerned. More...

Depew takes steps in vacant building demolition

The Village of Depew has awarded a contract to a company to demolish an empty building on Main Street.  At its meeting on Monday, the board agreed to pay $47,000 to Regional Environmental Demolition Inc. More...

Fourth of July events set

The Village of Lancaster’s Independence Celebration will be held during two days in the Save-A-Lot parking lot at 10 Aurora St. Advanced discount ride coupons are on sale for $5 at Tops D&L Plaza, 5175 Broadway.  More...

Local News

Alix’s Law runs out of time in Assembly

A law bearing the name of an Amherst teenager killed in a well-publicized car accident will have to wait until at least January before it is added to the books in New York State.  More...

Collins triumphant in Republican primary

Former Erie County Executive Chris Collins has defeated Iraq War veteran David Bellavia in the Republican primary for the state’s newly drawn 27th Congressional District.  He will face incumbent Democratic Rep. More...

News brief

The Depew Board of Education will hold its reorganizational meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 10 at the administration building, 591 Terrace Blvd., Depew.   More...

Letters to the Editor

Group lauds help from columnist

The recent column by David Sherman on the visiting Russian young professionals highlighted their resolve to help improve their communities and their country.  More...

Traffic, safety need to be considered

After hearing an informal presentation made by McDonald’s representatives on May 16, 2012, which led to the town engineer submitting a list of 17 conditions that had to met by the applicant, at the very next meeting on June 21, the Lancaster Pl More...

Police Blotter

Impatient woman steals items from coffee shop

Depew   Tuesday, June 19  • A woman reported that unauthorized withdrawals were made on her and her mother’s joint checking account totaling nearly $1,000.  Wednesday, June 20  More...

Obituaries

Death notice

WHITE, Patricia J. (nee Gawel), of Lancaster, died Thursday, June 14, 2012. Mrs. More...

Sports

Belote moves into top 20 at International Junior Masters

Golf

The oldest international junior invitational in North America returns to Western New York this week as the International Junior Masters will be held Tuesday through Friday at East Aurora Country Club.  More...

Ace Paving and Sealing wins showdown for first place

Lancaster-Depew Ponytails

A battle for first place took place under the sunny skies of spring’s final day last Tuesday as Ace Paving and Sealing faced Lancaster Hook and Ladder. The game became a classic pitcher’s dual. More...

Wiffalo registration closes Sunday

Registration closes July 1 for Wiffalo, Buffalo’s biggest charity wiffleball tournament. The event will be held on Sunday, July 22. The registration fee is $150. All proceeds will go to Camp Good Days. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Lancaster Regional Players holding auditions   More...

Business

Cortese Construction recognized for ethics

Dominic Cortese approaches his business with four questions in mind:  • Is it the truth?  • Is it fair to all concerned?  • Would it build goodwill and better friendship?  • Is it beneficial to all concerned?&n More...

Ad campaign to boost state’s economic attraction

A new ad campaign launched by New York State is designed to show the rest of the country why the Empire State is the “place for businesses to grow, thrive and expand.”  More...

Huber recognized for community service

Allstate Insurance agent Michael Huber, whose office is located at 1282 French Road in Depew, has received the Agency Hands in the Community Award for his commitment to volunteering in the community.  More...