Weekly Feature



August 9, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Restoration of boat is labor of love for Depew couple

They said it couldn’t be done, but Janet Buchwald and Wayne Howard Jr. knew better.  More...

Editorial

Pursuit of Colecraft sale the right thing for town

Bee Editorial

I t didn’t take long for new Lancaster Supervisor Dino Fudoli to keep one of his campaign promises.  Fudoli, who campaigned on a platform of open, transparent government and fiscal accountability to taxpayers, said one of the first things More...

Spindle items

• GOING FOR THE GOLD — Olympic fever has certainly spread. I normally don’t get too involved in watching the events.  More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Aug. 25, 1887   Last month of summer.  The glass factory will soon start up again.  Mr. P. Martzloff is laying a foundation for an addition to his barn.  Alice Kurtz is visiting friends in Buffalo.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.I’m disappointed in the Village of Lancaster. I live on Colling Avenue, and our street is in deplorable condition and has hundreds of potholes. Also, Woodshire, Fourth Avenue and Carter are in poor condition. More...

Sports

Palmer leads Lancaster soccer to Section VI title

Chris Palmer couldn’t have asked much more from his players in his first season as head coach of the Lancaster High School boys soccer team.  More...

Lancaster youngsters impress at Tonawanda Track Meet

On Friday, Aug. 3, at Crosby Field in the Town of Tonawanda, several youngsters competed in the annual Town of Tonawanda Track Meet.  More...

Buffalo Area Aquatic Club makes waves at long course championships

Buffalo Area Aquatic Club swam strong at the Niagara LSC Long Course Championships in Ithaca, N.Y., finishing second out of 32 teams.  With 35 athletes representing BAAC, the boys 12U 200 free relay team took first, the girls 12U 400 free relay More...

Entertainment

Walking Tours

thurs. 9 . Weekday Trolley Tours — One-hour trolley tours provide an informative and lighthearted tour through Forest Lawn’s historic grounds. More...

Art

thurs. 9 . Castellani TopSpin Artists: Works from the Gerald Mead Collection — 21 of the 29 TopSpin artists are represented in the Gerald Mead Collection at the Carnegie Art Center:  More...

Performance

sun. 12 . Pine Grill Jazz Reunion — “Legend & Legacy,” with Denzell Ward (Cool Company), Chauncey Northington (The K.M.A. More...

New police building hits soil snag

¦ An unidentifiable object has also held up work

The Town of Lancaster will spend a little more money than it anticipated in order to build its new police station and courthouse on Pavement Road. More...

Town of Lancaster inks deal with company for Colecraft sale

The Town of Lancaster has taken the next step in getting rid of a building that’s long been called a bad deal by some residents.  (See editorial on page four)  At its Monday meeting, the Town Board unanimously approved hiring Pyramid More...

After 50 years, Bowmansville Field Days returns

The Bowmansville Fire Association, in honor of its 100th anniversary celebration, will hold a Field Days event on Aug. 17 and 18 for the first time since its 50th anniversary.  More...

Local News

Photo

PUT A SPELL ON YOU — Kevin Stevens, left, plays John the Baptist and Judas, while Steven Saelzler plays Jesus in the Lancaster Youth Bureau’s Summer Performing Arts Academy’s upcomi More...

Event planned to help fund Lancaster bike park

Supporters who would like to see a skate park built in honor of the Lancaster teen who was struck and killed while riding his bicycle earlier this year are planning a fundraising event.  Bryce Buchholz, 14, of Elma was a Lancaster Middle School More...

Church celebrates one year with Mass, lawn fete

St. Martha Church recently celebrated the one-year anniversary of the merger that combined St. More...

Letters to the Editor

Every nickel counts toward music trip

For the past year, members of Lancaster High School and the Lancaster community have been generously giving me bottles and cans to raise money for my once-in-a-lifetime trip to Europe with the American Music Abroad Empire Tour.  More...

Kids Escaping Drugs offers help

As a board member of Kids Escaping Drugs, the adolescent education and treatment arm of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Services Foundation of WNY, I was happy to see the supplement to The Bee exposing the world of alcohol and drug addiction and the problems More...

Obituaries

Jacqueline C. Brown, OLBS librarian, volunteer

Jacqueline C. Brown (nee Cannici), 92, of Depew, died Tuesday, July 24, 2012.  Mrs. Brown was born in Buffalo, and graduated from Annunciation High School in 1938. She went on to graduate from Chowns Business School in 1940.  More...

Lifestyles

Lifestyles Summer sports leagues:

a pastime, a culture

There are plenty of reasons to get involved in an adult summer sports league. More...

Hull House offers candlelight tour

Candlelight tours of the Hull Family Home & Farmstead are being planned. The tours will be conducted rain or shine starting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16. Scripted scenarios, historically based and depicted, will be presented by candlelight. More...

Welch-Janis

Kathy Kane and Kevin Rudy of Walnut Creek, Calif., and Don Welch of Santa Maria, Calif., announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley Welch, to Sean Janis, son of Michelle and Mike Janis of Lancaster.  More...

Business

Consignment shops ease back-to-school burden

When you’re a kid, you always are dressed to the nines. Somehow you look like a million bucks, even with a giant blue rhinoceros or green giraffe on your belly.  More...

Troops get roofs, and money back to boot

Besroi Roofing and Siding’s Roofs for Troops program is one that is particularly close to the heart of the company, according to Mike Hoinski.  Roofs for Troops, which began in January, is a rebate program being offered to any military per More...

Puppet Theater to put on performance of folk tale

The Catskill Puppet Theater will present “The Lion’s Whiskers” in a Children’s Summer Theater performance at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. More...