Weekly Feature

October 4, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Police discover ‘writing on the wall’is helpful, efficient

Bee Editorial

The Lancaster Police Department has started to use Facebook as a way to strengthen its policing efforts and communicate with residents.  And its success using the social networking site joins the ranks of hundreds of other police departments aro More...

Spindle items

• PUMPKINS AND BROOMSTICKS — Last weekend I drove to Ellicottville to visit friends and family. On my way home, I couldn’t help but stop to buy a few pumpkins after noticing a small stand set up alongside Route 219.  More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Oct. 6, 1887   O.E. Tanner’s steam cider mill is kept very busy some days. Go there and get your apples cidered in short order.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.It’s nice to see that the mayor of the Village of Lancaster resigned to take the DPW supervisor’s position, so he can continue to serve Lancaster.  More...

Education

State’s school principals honored in October

The School Administrators Association of New York State has announced that October 2012 has been proclaimed the state’s Principals Month.  This recognition by Gov. More...

Sports

Barczykowski, Alden too much for Wildcats once again

The Depew Wildcats had waited all offseason for this game. After losing to the Alden Bulldogs in the Section VI Class B finals last November, their goal became to chase down the Bulldogs in 2012. They knew they would get their chance on Sept. More...

Game Lancaster effort falls short at Orchard Park

A common theme for the Lancaster Redskins recently has been their willingness to leave everything they have on the football field. On the other hand, another common theme these last four weeks has been losing.  More...

Lady Redskins post three straight shutouts

The Lancaster girls soccer has moved past the halfway point of the season. New head coach Chris Cownie says the team has just been trying to keep up with the middle of the pack in a tough ECIC I division. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Grief support group slates next meeting   The Grief Support Group of St. Martha’s Parish will hold its next meeting at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, in Room A at St. Martha’s Parish, 10 French Road, Depew. More...

Entertainment

Halloween

thurs. 4 . Theatre District Haunted Pub Crawl — History, architecture, folklore and parapsychology focusing on inns and taverns in Buffalo’s historic theatre district, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, meet at  More...

Family Activities

thurs. 4 . 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, Oct. More...

Walking Tours

thurs. 4 . Chestnut Ridge Park - Good Cardio Workout — This 5-mile walk is presented by the Foothills Trail Club, 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, meet in the casino parking lot at Chestnut Ridge Park, 6121  More...

Town tax levy cut for first time in 13 years

Lancaster Town Supervisor Dino Fudoli Monday night released his tentative 2013 spending plan, which he considers “fiscally responsible.”  The $30,653,420 budget is 1.53 percent higher than this year’s budget (as of Aug. More...

Police launch Facebook page as crime-fighting tool

Members of the Lancaster Police Department want you to “like” them.  Well, at least on Facebook.  On Aug. 30, the department launched a Facebook page, a tool Capt. More...

Local News

Longtime firefighter takes on role of chief

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

David Adamberger began his career as a volunteer firefighter because his friends were joining and he thought he would, too.  After 31 years of service at West End Hose Company No. More...

AAA Insurance calls for scholarship applicants

AAA Members Insurance Agency is seeking applications from local high school seniors for the fifth annual AAA Insurance Scholarship for Western and Central New York.  The deadline for consideration is Dec. More...

Fashion designer to hold classes, workshop at craft store

Darellyn McKnight, a fashion designer and graduate of New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology, will be instructing fashion sketching and design classes for teens from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Fridays, Oct. 12 through Nov. 2. More...

Police Blotter

Angry woman urinates on side of Dumpster

Depew  Sunday, Sept. 23  • Police responded to Forestview Drive after receiving a report that a fire alarm had been activated. The homeowners said they were baking a pie that overflowed and burned the pad on the bottom of the oven. More...

Obituaries

James ‘Jim’ Ezzo, Vietnam veteran, airline worker

James “Jim” Ezzo, 65, of Euless, Texas, formerly of Lancaster, died Thursday, Sept. More...

Richard R. Ferrand, first Winchester principal

Richard R. Ferrand, of Albuquerque, N.M., formerly of Lancaster, died Monday, Sept. 24, 2012.  Mr. More...

Death Notices

FOHL, Kenneth N., of Lancaster, died Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012. Mr. Fohl is survived by two sons, Robert and Richard; three daughters, Nancy Fohl-Castro, Carol Hawkins and Shirley; and four grandchildren. More...

Lifestyles

Memories & memorabilia

Although many cities love their professional football teams, Buffalo and its citizens seem to have an attachment to the Bills that runs deeper than most. More...

Benefit planned for Lancaster native

The Friends of Debra Smith- Kaczmarek Benefit will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, at the Lancaster Elks Lodge, 33 Legion Parkway, Lancaster. Tickets cost $20 and include music, food, beer, wine and pop. 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.  Friday, Oct. 5   More...

Business

Former UB punter from Depew takes business to next level

Depew resident Ben Woods has led quite the life so far.  He was a scholar-athlete at the University at Buffalo. More...

Community pharmacists urging medication safety

Campaign coincides with American Pharmacists Month

Research shows that every day in America, about 2,500 teenagers take a prescription drug to get high for the first time. And, that’s only one of the dangers associated with unused medications.  More...

Business brief

Sheri Hartman has been named Director of Activities at Green- Field Health and Rehabilitation Center in Lancaster. Hartman has worked as a certified nurse assistant and activities assistant at GreenField since 2009.  More...