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July 12, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Depew policy could go further to benefit public

Bee Editorial

This page has watched the Depew Board of Education with some trepidation as it worked to craft a new public participation policy for its School Board meetings.  More...

Spindle items

• LIGHT UP THE SKY — I had the pleasure of attending my first Village of Lancaster Fourth of July celebration last week. I sat along the banks of Cayuga Creek behind a co-worker’s home. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago July 28, 1887   New apples and pears are in the market.  This week will finish up the wheat harvest.  Everybody is suffering more or less from the extreme heat.  The Methodist Society are making extensive improv More...

Letters to the Editor

Court has ruled; now move on

In response to David Sherman’s column published July 4 and 5, it is tiresome to see the same old arguments trotted out once again. The Supreme Court ruled on the Affordable Care Act and it is constitutional. Full Stop. Now move on.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

. I am a Republican and voted in the primary for Collins and did not take offense that he chose not to debate his Republican opponent. More...

Education

Lancaster posts honor roll

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

School news

Taylor Sharman, a tenth-grader at Canisius High School, made the honor roll for the fourth marking period.  More...

Sports

All-Americans among inaugural First Team picks

2012 All-Bee Boys Lacrosse

Two All-Americans and an Academic All-American are among the First Team All-stars on the inaugural All-Bee Boys Lacrosse Team.  In addition, four of the seven First Team All-stars are from the Town of Amherst, a pair of All-stars are from West S More...

Lancaster, Will North players dominate First Team

2012 All-Bee Girls Lacrosse

Lancaster and Williamsville North were two of the top girls lacrosse teams in Western New York in the spring, so it’s no surprise that players from both squads compose most of the inaugural All-Bee Girls Lacrosse Team.  Lancaster, the Sect More...

Accolades to continue next week

The Bee will continue to honor some of the top athletes from the 2011-12 school year in next week’s edition with the announcement of The Lancaster Bee’s Male and Female Athletes of the Year. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Lancaster Regional Players holding auditions More...

Business

Officials push for Bring Jobs Home Act

The United States must stop using tax incentives that encourage American companies to ship jobs overseas, according to Rep. More...

Bubblemania event nears

The Bubbleman, Doug Rougeaux, comes to Children’s Summer Theater at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 14, at Eastern Hills Mall, 4545 Transit Road, Clarence. More...

Students use companies to fundraise for charity

Last month, Lancaster High School’s Marketing students got to put their learning into real life practice by running their own “apprentice” companies.  More...

Graber leads Board of Ed for fourth time

Topping the agenda Monday at the Lancaster Central School District Board of Education meeting was the swearing in of new President Kenneth Graber and Vice President Marie MacKay along with new board member Kimberly Nowak. More...

Depew board adopts new rules for speakers

Those who wish to speak up at Depew Board of Education meetings will have a new format to follow.  (See editorial on page four)  More...

Photo

IN REMEMBERANCE — The family of Bryce BuchHolz, including his father, Bill, left; his cousin, Amber; aunt, Jo Ann Buchholz; best friend, Ryan Neth; and uncle, John Buchholz release a Chinese la More...

Local News

Schermerhorns celebrate 80th wedding anniversary

Marlo and Cleta Schermerhorn, formerly of Elm Street in Lancaster, celebrated their 80th wedding anniversary on June 29 in Dalton, Mass.  The couple met in 1929 while both were attending Ithaca College.  Marlo, 102, taught in the Lancaster More...

Anti-cyberbullying effort becomes state law

School districts looking to crackdown on cyberbullying will have aid from the state, now that a new law has been signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo.  More...

Perillo to be beneficiary of Adamy golf tournament

When Jerry Adamy passed away in 2005 after a battle with cancer, his wife and two daughters wanted to keep his memory and spirit alive in the community.  Adamy spent much of his time devoted to his girls and softball, coaching them from youth t More...

Police Blotter

Woman nailed for stealing polish

Depew  Tuesday, July 3  • A man and woman were charged with petit larceny after reportedly stealing nearly $160 worth of goods, including nearly $80 in nail polish.  Thursday, July 5  More...

Obituaries

James J. Marino, former Lancaster Senior Center board member

James J. Marino, of Lancaster, died Monday, July 2, 2012.  Mr. More...

Death notice

HERTEL, Linda A., of Amherst, died Thursday, July 5, 2012. Miss Hertel is survived by her twin, Jeanne M.; and sister-in-law, Lynn C. Hertel. A Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday, July 9, at St. More...

Lifestyles

Thirst for knowledge quenched at Dwyer’s Pub Scotch Club

Local bar hosts group for enthusiasts, welcomes novices

On a sun-soaked Sunday evening in North Tonawanda, Dwyer’s Pub sits fairly empty. A few patrons dot the bar, slowly sipping on pints of beer. More...

Lancaster Regional Players holding auditions

The Lancaster Regional Players will be holding open auditions for “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Monday, July 16 and Tuesday, July 17. More...

Jones-Wood

Cindy and Jeffry Jones of Lancaster announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessica Jones, to Michael Wood, son of Cheryl and Charles Wood of Fayetteville, N.Y. More...

Entertainment

Walking Tours

thurs. 12 . Explore Buffalo — This one-hour 1- to 2-mile walk is presented by the Foothills Trail Club. Walk around Hertel Avenue and the surrounding area before the start of the Italian Festival, 10 a.m. More...

Family Activities

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Theater

sat. 14 . MusicalFare at Canalside — The characters of Dewitt Clinton and Seamus Mahoney will come to life in performances by actor Nick Russo in original monologues written by Nell J. More...