Weekly Feature



September 13, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Big Brother presence on Main Street aims to help police fight crime

Village of Depew

They’re watching.  Village and law enforcement officials in Depew have set their sights on a new tactic to reduce crime in the area: cameras.  More...

Editorial

Building reuse best for everyone

Bee Editorial

The Cantalician Center for Learning, which officially opened on Tuesday, provides the perfect example of how a vacant building can be rehabbed for a new purpose to the benefit of all.  More...

Spindle items

• LUCKY ONE — When I came to Buffalo nearly two years ago, I expected to find a city much like my hometown of Rochester. How much difference could a few miles yield?  More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Sept. More...

Police Blotter

Man slumped over seat, charged with DWI

Depew  Monday, Sept. 3  • Police responded to Main Street for the report of a fire in an upstairs apartment. There was no fire but a burner was lit.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.I totally agree with the owner of Bloomsberry Lane Toy Shop regarding the unruly and intimidating crowd that has been congregating in the area. The groups also congregate near the Lancaster Opera House. More...

Lifestyles

Getting schooled on eating right

Keep your family happy, healthy and fueled for learning

Drop the kids off for school. Throw in a load of laundry. Tidy the house before the family comes this weekend. Go to the bank. Pick the kids up from school and get them ready for ballet, soccer, baseball or one of a dozen other activities. More...

Twin Village plans arts and crafts show

The Twin Village Art Society will hold an arts and crafts show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16 at the Richard E. Pascucci Memorial Band Shell behind the Lancaster Youth Bureau, 200 Oxford Ave., Lancaster. Admission is free. 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...

Entertainment

Theater

thurs. 13 . More...

Festivals

sat. 15 . Music Is Art — More than 100 bands on seven stages, 100 artists, dancers, three live DJ stages, Kids Village, live art and performance art, food and beverages, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. More...

Speakers

thurs. 13 . Assembling Art and Caring for an Art Collection — This panel discussion will feature Gerald Mead and Robert Scalise, registrar and assistant director for Exhibitions and Collections, UB Art Galleries, 7 p.m. More...

Village proposes law banning skateboarding

The Lancaster Village Board will consider adopting a proposed amendment to ban skateboarding on sidewalks when its next meeting is held on Sept. 24. More...

Center provides opportunities for youth across area

Construction continues at the new Cantalician Center for Learning in Depew, but the facility officially opened its doors Tuesday to mark the beginning of a new chapter in the agency’s existence.  (See editorial on page four)  More...

Local News

Police nab suspect in bank heists

Police charged a man on Sunday afternoon in connection with bank robberies that occurred in both the Town of Tonawanda and Village of Depew.  Waqar Younas Ghumman, 22, of Amherst was arrested by the Town of Tonawanda police with assistance from More...

AWARD WINNING —

The Hull Family Home & Farmstead received an honorable mention at the Erie County Fair last month for its “Working on the Farm” display. More...

‘Pajama bandit’ pleads guilty to three robberies

A Lancaster woman has pleaded guilty to committing three robberies at drugstores in Depew, Amherst and Tonawanda earlier this year.  Emily R. More...

Letters to the Editor

Cemetery requires tranquil setting

I was very happy to see the Lancaster Town Board unanimously adopt a resolution extending a nonpartisan invitation to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for the establishment of a military cemetery within the Town of Lancaster.  More...

Improvement plan a good one for town

At the recent Lancaster Town Board work session, Highway Superintendent Dan Amatura once again broached the subject of the status of the town establishing a highway Capital Improvement Plan, as he has done for the past three years.  More...

Sports

St. Mary’s falls just short in quest to upset Canisius

Football

Hardly anyone was giving the St. Mary’s Lancers a chance in their meeting with the Canisius Crusaders on Saturday. More...

Depew dominates for second week in a row

Entering the 2012 football season, there was some question as to what the Depew football team would look like. More...

State qualifier Belote leads charge for Redskins

Boys Golf

The Lancaster boys golf team returns all but one player from the 2011 team. It’s a senior-laden roster, but it’s one sophomore that will be counted on to lead the team.  More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Jericho Road Ministries benefit planned   More...

Business

Store provides designer brands without price tag

Deanna VanPyrz noticed a distinct lack of consignment shops for men, women and teens in her hometown of Lancaster, so she simply started one of her own.  Emily’s Place Village Consignment, at 5319 Transit Road, Depew, opened on Aug. More...

Grocery chain plans program to benefit area schools

Tops Friendly Markets has launched a new program aimed at helping schools raise funds for improvements and programming.  More...

Kaleida taps Lancaster man as associate general counsel

Kaleida Health has named Robert G. More...