Weekly Feature

July 19, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Family keeps man’s memory alive through scholarship

John and Margie Mitchell reconnected, years after graduating from Lancaster High School, about their days spent as Redskins. Bumping into each other at work eventually led to friendship, marriage and two children. More...

Editorial

Police appointment shows distrust, divide

Bee Editorial

A name can be a blessing and a curse, a help or a hindrance — particularly in a close-knit community like Lancaster.  Ronald Giza would probably never say his surname is a problem. More...

Spindle items

• GOOD IDEA — The media are often criticized for not giving credit where credit is due. Here’s some for Lancaster Supervisor Dino Fudoli. I received a letter from his office last week.  More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Aug. 4, 1887   95 in the shade yesterday.  This has been the hottest and driest season so far, for many years.  Coal went up 25 cents August 1st.  The hum of the thresher is heard throughout the land.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.When is the Lancaster Town Board going to do something about all the campfires in Lancaster? They are so worried about smoking in the park, that it’s bad for your health. What about all the campfires and the smoke coming into my house? More...

Sports

Ertel works to become three-sport star at Depew

Male Athlete of the Year

Aaron Ertel has never been blessed with the most athletic talent. More...

Negrych receives warm welcome at Triple-A All-Star Game

Western New York native humbled by reception from hometown fans

The Triple-A All-Star Game returned to Western New York for the first time in 25 years on Wednesday night as the International League All-Stars met the Pacific Coast League All-Stars at Coca Cola Field.  Perhaps the loudest ovation on the night More...

South Buffalo Softball tryouts slated

Tryouts for the South Buffalo 10U travel girls softball team’s squad for the 2013 season will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 28, at Okell Park, 293 Okell St. in Buffalo. More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 19 . More...

Special Events

thurs. 19 . Science Cafe: The Gross Edition — Adult-only evening features presentations by “grossologists,” cash bar and Grossology exhibit, 6 p.m. More...

Performance

fri. 20-sun. 22 . The Marble Orchard — The award-winning Marble Orchard series is a short, evocative and well-researched piece of historical theater. More...

Police officer appointment proves controversial

A heated discussion by members of the Lancaster Town Board on Monday revealed some differences in the way trustees view their roles and the roles of those who lead town departments. (See editorial on page four) More...

Rain, rain, come our way

The Town of Lancaster’s Parks, Recreation & Forestry Department is asking residents to water newly planted trees to help ensure their survival.  That request isn’t atypical, but the timing is. More...

Annual garden walk returns this weekend

Forty-five of the best gardens in town will be on display this weekend as part of the ninth annual Lancaster Garden Walk.  The free, self-guided tour runs from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. More...

Local News

Lancaster native youngest award recipient ever

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Shaylee Stribing received the 2012 Gretchen E. More...

Hull House peace garden to be rededicated

An 1812 Heritage Peace Garden and historical marker will be on display this weekend at the Hull Family Home & Farmstead in Lancaster.  More...

Slo-Pokes Tournament set for Friday

Main-Transit Fire Department will hold its annual Slo-Pokes Tournament from 6:30 to 11 p.m. More...

Letters to the Editor

Lancaster’s good ol’ boys club unfair

It’s nice to see that after eight years away from Lancaster, the same rules still apply and always will: “If you’re in the good ol’ boys network, you and your family are set for life in Lancaster.”  More...

Columns have right-wing bias

Thanks to David Devereux for his fine letter on July 11 about the Affordable Care Act, which points out that he, like many Bee readers, is tired of David Sherman’s biased, right-wing, conservative rhetoric.  The Bee papers are for local is More...

Education

LMS posts honors

The following students have been named to the honor roll for the fourth quarter of the 2011-12 school year:  Grade 7   More...

On the campus

Julie Chaves of Lancaster whose major is music education, Charles Estabrook of Lancaster whose major is music performance, Daniel Mertzlufft of Lancaster whose major is music education, and Kaylie Streit of Lancaster, whose major is music education.& More...

School news

St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute named the following local students to its fourth quarter honor roll: Gregory Kopra, Ross Obertean, and Jacob Sojka from Depew.  More...

Lifestyles

Get out of town

Vacation ideas in a weekend and on a budget

If you are looking to get away this summer with a partner, friend or the whole family, but money and time are precious commodities, don’t fret. More...

Couple recite vows at botanical gardens

Jamielyn Erckert married Jerome Herod during an afternoon ceremony on Saturday, April 21, 2012, at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens. The Rev. More...

Wells-DePriest

Wanda and Eric Wells of Albion announce the engagement of their daughter, Vanessa Wells, to Keaton DePriest, son of Kim DePriest and Roger and Jan DePriest, all of Cheektowaga.  More...

Business

Businesses have opposing opinions on Power Authority programs

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced last month that the New York Power Authority would be awarding a second round of allocations and discounts for state businesses under its ReCharge New York Program. More...

Nickel City Reptiles to be featured at Children’s Summer Theater

Jeff Musial from Nickel City Reptiles and Exotics, will be at Eastern Hills Mall’s Children’s Summer Theater starting promptly at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 21, in the Center Court Commons in front of Macy’s.  More...

Store makes things old, new again

Emily’s Place Village Consignment will open its doors on Aug. More...