Weekly Feature

September 6, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

State Senate seat focus of primary

A pair of Democrats who made their names in the Erie County Legislature will vie for the party’s nomination in the New York State Senate’s 63rd District primary, to be held Thursday, Sept. 13. Sen. More...

Editorial

Make safety, well-being of youth a priority

Bee Editorial

Streets are once again filled with yellow buses and thousands of children toting books, brown lunch bags and backpacks.  As school resumed this week, we should take it upon ourselves as responsible parents and citizens to be more mindful of the More...

Spindle items

• WIN-WIN — The Bee is one of the best-dressed places I’ve ever worked. The Buffalo media represent some of the best-dressed newspeople I’ve ever seen, too. I was used to wearing jeans most days before starting here. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Sept. More...

Police Blotter

Bakery sign found in Depew neighborhood

Depew  Tuesday, Aug. 28  • A George Urban Boulevard woman claimed that she was attacked when she tried to enter her residence. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.I think it’s time that Supervisor Fudoli and Mayor Cansdale formulate a plan for the abolishment of the Village of Lancaster. The police systems consolidated in 2003. Water and sewer was turned over to Erie County. More...

Education

School news

Mount Mercy Academy will hold an open house from 3 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, at 88 Red Jacket Parkway, Buffalo. Interested students and their families will meet faculty, alumnae, coaches, current parents and students, and tour the school. More...

Lifestyles

Weeklong history lesson focus of Buffalo Navy Week

¦ War of 1812 observances mark 200 years of peace

Recognizing the events that led to its rapid rise to prominence, as well as two centuries of peace, the U.S. Navy will come to Buffalo next week in grand style. Buffalo Navy Week will take place from Monday, Sept. 10, to Monday, Sept. More...

St. Mary’s boosters to host chicken dinner

The sports boosters of St. Mary’s High School will hold a chicken dinner from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., or sell-out, on Saturday, Sept. 8 at the school, 142 Laverack Ave., Lancaster. Tickets cost $10. More...

Senior News

All events (except where indicated) are held at the Town of Lancaster Senior Citizens Center, 100 Oxford Ave. To use the center, Lancaster residents need to have photo identification. For more information, call 685-3498.   More...

Business

Mimi’s brings much-needed caffeine to village

A new coffee shop in the heart of the Village of Lancaster is percolating buzz throughout the community. More...

Baby expo marks fifth year

The fifth annual Western New York Pregnancy and Baby Expo will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. More...

Wegmans freezes prices on several staples

In reaction to the drought that has affected crops throughout the county and an expected rise in food costs, Wegmans has frozen its prices on dozens of products.  More...

Police searching for bank robbery suspect

The same man is believed to have robbed banks in Depew and Tonawanda. More...

Officials pledge support for veterans cemetery

The Lancaster Town Board officially backed the building of a veterans cemetery within the town — but there’s no guarantee if such a project will come to fruition. More...

Zurbrick Road work to start later this month, officials pledge

After nearly a decade of talking about it, Zurbrick Road residents will finally see some progress on repairs to their street.  State Sen. More...

Local News

Volunteer recognized by Pulaski Association

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Lisa Florczak has been selected as a recipient of a 2012 General Pulaski Association Unsung Heroes Award for her efforts in helping to bring Huminski’s Angels — an adoption agency that specializes in adoptions from Poland — to Weste More...

Hull House sets event schedule for the month

The Hull Family Home and Farmstead will host its annual Revolutionary War re-enactment from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. More...

News brief

The Renegade Drum Corps of Lancaster participated in the annual Labor Day Parade in Clarence Center this past Monday and was awarded first-place Best Overall Musical Performance. New members for the 2013 parade season are being sought.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Help with suicide prevention efforts

In recognition of National Suicide Prevention Week (Sept. 9-15), we would like to use this time to encourage the public to learn more about suicide and ways to prevent it. More...

Newspaper editing important to readers

The average citizen today lacks the time to keep abreast of happenings and instead relies upon headlines and soundbytes. Consequently, distortion of facts for political or other purposes is apparent at all governmental levels. More...

Obituaries

Death Notices

IPPOLITO, Anthony J., “Ippy,” of Sebastian, Fla., formerly of Grand Island, died Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012. Mr. Ippolito is survived by his wife, Christina A. More...

Sports

Depew, Lancaster earn victories for new head coaches

Football

Brian Wilson could not have asked for a better start to his first game as head coach of the Depew Wildcats. More...

Youth will be served on inexperienced Redskin team

Boys Volleyball

The Lancaster boys volleyball team went 13-9 in 2011 and made a run in the Section VI playoffs to get to the Class A semifinals against Frontier. More...

Fall sports previews to continue next week

The Bee will continue previewing the fall sports teams in next week’s edition by publishing a preview of the field hockey, golf and girls tennis teams teams. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

St. Mary’s boosters to host chicken dinner   More...

Entertainment

Special Events

fri. 7 . Halfway to St. Patrick’s Day Party — Event features Irish band the LeftOvers, along with Irish food and refreshments and Irish dancers, 7-11:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. More...

Walking Tours

thurs. 6 . Chestnut Ridge Park - Good Cardio Workout — This 5-mile walk is presented by the Foothills Trail Club, 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6, meet in the casino parking lot at Chestnut Ridge Park, 121  More...

Family Activities

thurs. 6 . After-School Escape — Enjoy a one-hour program for kids, grades kindergarten through 5, featuring a different, fun, outdoor activity each week, 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. More...