Weekly Feature

August 16, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

SPIN ME —

Lillian Benedict, 5, of Depew enjoys Monday’s nice weather with a spin on the tire swing at Firemen’s Park. More...

Editorial

Community should start ‘Do the Right Thing’ program

Bee Editorial

Times have certainly changed since we were youths in terms of when individuals should be awarded.  We remember when a person did a good deed it was because it felt good to help your fellow man. More...

Spindle items

• BOOK ‘EM, DANNO — I had to comb through the Lancaster Police department blotter in the lobby the other day. The officers were holding a meeting in the room in which I normally copy down the reports.  More...

Out of the Past

That’s fast

This sketch depicts Engine 999, which set a world speed record in Lancaster on May 10, 1893. More...

Police Blotter

Man’s vehicle pelted by airsoft guns, tire iron

Depew  Wednesday, Aug. 8  • Police responded to a fire on Broadway, which the homeowner was able to put out with a garden hose. While on scene, they discovered marijuana plants. More...

Obituaries

Ursula H. Lundgard, Lancaster teacher

Ursula Heidi Lundgard (nee Tendies), 56, of Alden, died Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012.  Mrs. More...

Death Notice

LANGE, Milton, of Lancaster, died Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012. More...

Lifestyles

Local duo taking gamble on free poker

Dave Winnert was working construction in Phoenix a few years ago when he came across a poker league unlike anything he had seen back home in West Seneca. More...

Registration under way for disc golf tourney

The John K. Mitchell Disc Golf Tournament and Picnic will be held Sunday, Aug. 26, at the Bowen Street Grove at Como Park. Registration starts at 9:30 a.m., with instruction at 10:30 a.m., tee-off at 11 a.m. More...

Senior News

All events (except where indicated) are held at the Town of Lancaster Senior Citizens Center, 100 Oxford Ave.  Friday, Aug. 17   More...

Business

Why is buying and selling old jewelry so popular?

Buying and selling old gold has been a staple of television commercials the last few years as any channel surfer will attest. More...

People on the move

•The Mental Health Association of Erie County announced that Steffanie Mahon has joined the agency as a program assistant in Child & Family Support and Information & Referral.  Mahon has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from More...

Remind members of Congress for whom they work

Members of Congress have packed their bags and are heading home with just one thing on their minds: getting re-elected in November.  They will be home for the entire month of August for what used to be called “recess” but is now, we More...

Village labels two buildings as ‘unsafe’

Two buildings in the Village of Lancaster were deemed to be dangerous and unsafe to the public by the Village Board during Monday’s regular meeting of the Board of Trustees.  The board held two public hearings Monday to determine whether o More...

Officials, experts address needs of addiction treatment in Western New York

Avi Israel told a room of leading medical professionals that the worst thing someone ever told his son was “no beds available.”  “My son put down the phone, walked into the back room and shot himself,” the father said. More...

Local News

LHS grad finds success in law enforcement Lancaster to hold ninth grade orientation session

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Perry Taglienti has made a career out of giving back.  After graduating from Lancaster High School in 1999, he went off to Buffalo State College and the University at Buffalo, where he studied criminal justice.  More...

Lions hosting fundraiser for children’s camp

The Lancaster Lions and Broadway Driving Range will be holding a ‘Closest to the Pin’ contest from 12 noon to 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17. More...

Grieving families united through softball event

Families burdened by the loss of a loved one, each claimed by the poor decision of a drunk driver, were united this weekend at Sunshine Park in West Seneca.  The fifth annual Crusade Against Impaired Driving softball tournament was held Saturday More...

Letters to the Editor

Taste of Lancaster benefits many

Congratulations to the Village of Lancaster and to the local restaurants that participated in the Taste of Lancaster. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.As a resident of the Village of Lancaster, I am outraged that the two people from the DPW who fixed the sidewalks need to have supervisor watching them. This is outrageous. Don’t we have a village crew chief to check on these guys? More...

Sports

TITLE TAKERS —

The Depew West End softball team won the 2012 championship title of the Cheektowaga Volunteer Firefighters Softball League this past Sunday by defeating the undefeated Ucrest team by a score of 19-15 More...

Buffalo Lacrosse Academy holding Fall Ball registration

The Buffalo Lacrosse Academy, one of the most accomplished boys youth club programs in Western New York, is currently holding registration for its Fall Program, which begins September 16 at The Nichols School.  The intent of Fall Ball is to prov More...

Publish sports scores in The Bee

Anyone wishing to have their teams’ summer or fall sports results published in The Bee, whether it is a house, travel, town, recreational or other team, can submit articles in a variety of ways.  Forms for some of the sports can be filled More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Zonta Club slates informational session   The Zonta Club of Cheektowaga Lancaster will hold a “ZING” — Zonta Informational Networking Gathering — from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. More...

Entertainment

Walking Tours

thurs. 16 . Weekday Trolley Tours — One-hour trolley tours provide an informative and lighthearted tour through Forest Lawn’s historic grounds. More...

Family Activities

fri. 17 . Fungi with a Fun Gal — Discover the mysterious world of mushrooms through an indoor presentation and a guided fungus foray in the woods, 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. More...

Theater

thurs. 16 . Once On This Island Jr. — Presented by In Good Company Productions. Performance: 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16 at the Miller Band Shell in Niawanda Park, Tonawanda. Bring a lawn chair. . More...