Weekly Feature



August 23, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Protesters have a right to their say, but they’re wrong

Bee Editorial

The loudest person may get all of the attention, but it doesn’t mean that he or she should.  That’s the case in Lancaster, where dozens of public employees came out Monday to protest against Supervisor Dino Fudoli regarding comments More...

Spindle items

• A REMINDER — The Bee Heard section of the newspaper is one of our most popular items, both for readers and submitters. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Sept. 1, 1887   September.  Oysters are now in season.  Is the walking good from Black Rock, Frank?  Labor Day, which is a legal holiday, occurs Monday, Sept. 5.  Miss Rosa Ziegler was the guest of Mr. More...

Police Blotter

Driver faces DWAI charge after accident

Depew  Wednesday, Aug. 8  • A Rossiter Avenue woman reported that her car’s tires had been slashed.  • A Columbia Avenue resident reported discovering a bicycle missing.  More...

Sports

Good Tymes South Besch takes 37 and Over title

Lancaster Rec Softball

Two leagues have now hung up the gloves and spikes for 2012 as the Lancaster Parks and Recreation Adult Softball Leagues are down to just a couple games left in all leagues.  More...

Barberio to be enshrined in WNY Baseball Hall of Fame

Lancaster native John Barberio will be inducted into the Western New York Baseball Hall of Fame during a ceremony on Wednesday, Sept. 19, at the Lake Erie Italian Club, 3000 South Park Ave., Lackawanna.  More...

Sports briefs

The Great Amazing Race will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, at Stiglmeier Park, 500 Losson Road, Cheektowaga. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Garden Club sets meeting for next month   More...

Entertainment

Walking Tours

thurs. 23 . Chestnut Ridge Park - Good Cardio Workout — This 5-mile walk is presented by the Foothills Trail Club, 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23, meet in the casino parking lot at Chestnut Ridge Park, 6121  More...

Auditions

mon. 27 . Over the Tavern — The Alden Christian Theatre Society (ACTS), will hold open auditions for its upcoming production of Tom Dudzick’s “Over the Tavern,” from 7 to 9 p.m. More...

Family Activities

sat. 25 . Aquatic Exploration — Children ages 6-12 are encouraged to grab nets and scoop in the pond to search for aquatic animals, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. More...

Breaking News - 8/28/2012 11:17 AM

Lancaster home suffers significant fire damage

Millgrove firefighters called in mutual aid late this morning for a house fire at 6208 Genesee St.  near Ransom Road. Damage is expected to be extensive.  For more, see this week's Lancaster Bee and visit www.lancasterbee.com.  More...

Depew rolls out plan for Dignity Act

¦ Law broadens definition of unacceptable behavior

When Depew students and staff return to school Thursday, Sept. 6, they will be instructed on a new state law that aims to ensure a safe and supportive learning environment for all.  More...

Construction site discovery draws residents’ ire

Lancaster town officials say it’s not a problem. More...

Local News

Lancaster, Depew to hold orientation sessions

Lancaster High School will conduct its annual “9th Grade Orientation Program” from 8 a.m. to noon Monday, Aug. 27.  More...

County Clerk redesigns vehicle registration renewal system

The county’s “Just Mail It/Just Drop It” campaign has been redesigned to make it easier to renew vehicle registration.  According to Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs, the green envelopes used to keep taxpayers’ money in Eri More...

Lancaster Garden Club members place in county fair

Several Lancaster Garden Club members entered the 173rd Erie County Fair’s standard flower show.  More...

Letters to the Editor

A thruway toll increase is absurd

I think this whole toll issue is just another Albany charade. They start off claiming they need a 45 percent increase.  The politicians starting with Gov. More...

Air Reserve Station critical to WNY

I was glad to learn of Defense Secretary Leon Panetta’s commitment to investing in the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station after his recent visit at the request of Rep. Kathy Hochul.  More...

SUM bill needed to protect motorists

We see it all too often; car accident victims expect their insurance will cover them for the costs of their hospitals bills or a long recovery, but instead they are facing financial ruin.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.To Mr. Cansdale and the village board, I’m disappointed with the totes we do not have. The Village of Blasdell and Town of Cheektowaga just recently purchased totes for residents. This would eliminate our rodent problem. More...

Lifestyles

Cruising back in time

You can fix them up, show them off, cruise nice and slow, or race them down a quarter mile track.  For many, they bring back memories of years gone by, afternoons with dad laboring under the hood or sitting beneath the screen of a drive-in movie More...

Citizens Hose to host dinner and auction

The Citizens Hose Company of the Lancaster Fire Department will hold its annual BW’s chicken and rib dinner and Chinese auction from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15 at the VFW Post located 3741 Walden Ave., Lancaster. Dinner costs $11. More...

Library News

Toddler time for 2- to 3-year-olds will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Fridays through Aug. 24.  Hawk Creek animal visit — Hawk Creek Wildlife Center will bring a variety of birds of prey and local mammals at 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23.  More...

Business

Chamber of Commerce begins lunch series

The Spotlight on Business Lunch and Learn Series kicked off at Protocol Restaurant last Wednesday with a seminar on branding and e-commerce.  The Lancaster Area Chamber of Commerce-sponsored event featured lectures from Lori E. More...

Lancaster man becomes dean at D’Youville school

Anthony Billittier has been named dean of the School of Health Professions at D’Youville College.  Billittier will serve as the chief academic officer for undergraduate and graduate programs, assuming responsibility for course quality, new More...

BUILDING A BRIGHTER FUTURE:

Several Lancaster High School students recently attended an engineering camp sponsored through a partnership between the University at Buffalo and National Grid. More...