Weekly Feature

October 18, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Party lines erased at Southeast Works event

Officials, candidates discuss special needs

In a room filled with Democrats, Republicans and independents during election season, one would think the tension would be overwhelming.  But that wasn’t the case during Candidates Hour held Friday at Southeast Works in Depew.  More...

Editorial

Audit report shows ignorance prevailed in Colecraft deal

Bee Editorial

The New York State Comptroller’s report released Friday highlighted some of the protocol discrepancies and errors made by members of the Lancaster Town Board from 2003 through 2011 in regard to the purchase of the former Colecraft building on W More...

Spindle items

• THE POWER OF POSITIVITY — I can still remember the day my parents came home and told my brother Shane and I that our younger sister Rebecca was diagnosed as being profoundly deaf. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Oct. 20, 1887   The old question as to whether the upper part of a carriage wheel in motion goes along faster than the lower part seemed to be settled by instantaneous photography.  More...

Police Blotter

Man shops for a date at grocery store

Depew   Monday, Oct. 8  • A Neoga Street woman called police to report someone had damaged her wiper blades while her car was parked in the driveway.  Wednesday, Oct. 10  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.As a lifelong resident of the Village of Lancaster, I’m very disappointed with the appointment of Mr. Cansdale as superintendent of public works and how he walked into this job. Apparently, this was village politics at its finest.  More...

Sports

Depew wins third straight over Lancaster, 21-13

One team was heading for the quarterfinals of the Section VI playoffs, while the other was heading for a consolation bowl game, but much more than that was at stake at Foyle-Kling Field in Lancaster on Friday night.  More...

Lancers avoid trap game with win over Batavia

There was no letdown for the St. Mary’s Lancers on Homecoming Day.  One week after one of the biggest wins in program history, a 33-7 victory over St. Francis that was the program’s first over the Red Raiders in 32 years, St. More...

Redskins bring unbeaten streak into showdown with Clarence

Boys Soccer

The Lancaster boys soccer team went through some rough moments in the middle of September. After winning its first three games of the season, Lancaster lost four out of its next five games to fall back to the pack in the ECIC and Class AA standings. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Elks Lodge to host auction   The Tri-Community Food Pantry will hold a Chinese auction from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, at the Lancaster Elks Lodge, 33 Legion Parkway, Lancaster. Tickets cost $10. More...

Business

Walgreens reaches settlement with state

Walgreens will pay New York State $15,000 and cease billing residents with New York State Empire Plan insurance who received flu shots in the past two years.  This is the result of a settlement reached between Walgreens and the state on Monday.& More...

National Fuel forecast slight increase in heating bills

While those who forecast the weather are still hard at work determining what the winter will hold for Western New York, officials at National Fuel Gas Distribution Corporation have their predictions on winter heating costs.  More...

In brief

All five members of the the Chelus, Herdzik, Speyer and Monte law firm have been selected as “super lawyers” in New York State. The members are Michael Chelus, Arthur Herdzik, Thomas Speyer, Rebecca Monte and Thomas Kawalec. More...

Taxpayer dollars ‘likely wasted’ in Colecraft acquisition

It has been the better part of a decade since the Town of Lancaster purchased the former Colecraft building on Walden Avenue.  (See editorial on page two)  The town bought the 40-year-old, 73,000-square-foot building in 2003 for $1.6 milli More...

Junior Ladies work on gravesite restoration

The Junior Ladies of Charity at St. Mary of the Assumption Church are showing some sisterly love.  As one of its community projects, the group has decided to restore the gravesites of several Franciscan Sisters buried in the St. More...

Local News

Lancaster man finds inspiration, one step at a time

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Matt Perillo has received sneakers from friends, specialty socks from his doctors and strength from his family.  But the determination he musters with each step he takes on his temporary prosthetic legs comes from within.  More...

Youth Foundation seeks members

The Lancaster Youth Foundation, an established 501(c)3 charitable organization, is seeking members for its Board of Directors.  The foundation was established morethanadecadeagotoprovidefinancial resourcesforprogramsthat benefit youth in the com More...

The importance of practicing mind over ‘Manor’

Students create haunted asylum on Erie Street

A bellhop, Barbie dolls and body parts. These are just a few of the creepy elements adventure seekers will observe as they make their way through Eerie Street Manor on Erie Street in Depew between Broadway and Terrace Boulevard near Firemans Park. More...

Letters to the Editor

Audit results show bad governance

The New York State Comptroller’s Office performed an audit on the Town of Lancaster administrative operations to determine how the town was managing operations and meeting the expectations of its constituents.  The OSC sent a scathing rep More...

A note of thanks

Thank you for the many cards, gift cards, condolences and donations given to Grant’s Gang during the aftermath of my husband Gary’s accident and death. More...

Education

Depew Schools review audit report, enrollment numbers

The Depew Union Free School District once again earned a good report from its independent auditors, Drescher and Malecki.  At its board meeting Tuesday night, Wayne Drescher presented what he called a “clean opinion” of the district& More...

Lifestyles

Overcoming the obstacles of FEAR

Fear is what makes our hearts palpitate, our mouths go dry and our bodies tense up. For some people, fear only comes in the form of a scary movie. More...

VFW Post to host Sweetest Day event

VFW Post 7275 will hold its annual Sweetest Day Rock and Roll Bash from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday. Oct. 20, at 3741 Walden Ave., Lancaster. The event will feature the music of Crash Cadillac Band. Tickets are $8. More...

Library News

• Preschool storytime for 3- to 5-year-olds will be offered at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesdays through Nov. 6. • Toddler time for 2- to 3-year-olds will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Fridays through Nov. 9.  More...

Entertainment

Literature

thurs. 18 . Russell Banks — The American fiction and poetry author is the first writer in the Babel 2012/2013 series, 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18 at Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle, Buffalo; $. More...

Special Events

thurs. 18 . A Night to Shine — Charity gala for Suneel’s Light, a local nonprofit foundation, which raises funds for a cure for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, 5:30-9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. More...

Symphonic

thurs. 18 . Proclamation of Opera Day and Opera Week — With the reading of proclamations from local officials, and words and songs from participating organizations, noon Thursday, Oct. 18 at the Buffalo and  More...