Weekly Feature

October 25, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Village approves grant request for skate park, sidewalks

The Lancaster Village Board approved a motion on Monday to request federal Community Development Block Grant funds that would help pay for the construction of a new skate park at Keysa Park and the reconstruction of sidewalks in the village’s n More...

Editorial

Say thank you to a School Board member

Bee Editorial

Next week, Oct. 29 through Nov. 2, marks the observance of a group several men and women in our community who donate their time to make decisions for students: the Board of Education.  More...

Spindle items

• THE PRICE IS RIGHT— Last year around this time, former Bee editor Colleen Farrell and I decided to buy tickets to the Lancaster Opera House’s annual screening of the 1959 classic “House on Haunted Hill” in celebration o More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Oct. 27, 1887   Keep your doors locked and be on your guard for sneak thieves and burglars, now that the cold weather is approaching. They are operating quite extensively in adjoining towns.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.At many professional sporting events, fans are asked to wait to return or leave their seats until a stoppage in play. More...

Education

Kindergarten classes full at Maryvale

The Maryvale School District has received more than the anticipated number of kindergartners this year, causing school officials to take a close look at the staffing.  More...

Lifestyles

Be a ‘pumpking’ this Halloween

Try these four designs to shake up your Halloween routine

Pumpkin carving is one of the staples among Halloween rituals, but just because it’s a tradition doesn’t mean it has to be done in a traditional way. More...

Hearthstone hosts annual toy show

Motoring in Miniature will hold their 42nd annual toy show from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, at the Hearthstone Manor, 333 Dick Road, Depew. The event will feature collectible toys. Tickets cost $5 for adults. Children under 12 are free. More...

Lancaster High announces concert series

The Lancaster High School music department has announced the opening of its Autumn Concert Series.  The series will begin with a concert on Tuesday, Oct. 30, featuring its symphony orchestra and concert choir.   More...

Entertainment

Special Events

thurs. 25 . Buffalo Without Borders: A Giant Dinner Party — The International Institute of Buffalo (IIB) fundraiser will feature international cuisine, entertainment and more, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. More...

Literature

thurs. 25 . Andrew Kolin — “State Power and Democracy: Andrew Kolin,” talk and book signing as part of the Rustling the Leaves series, 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25 at Talking Leaves Books, 3158  More...

Family Activities

thurs. 25 . Wellness Walk — 10 a.m.-noon Thursday, Oct. 25 at Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd., Buffalo; $. 896-5200, www.sciencebuff.org fri. 26  More...

Westwood Park

New lighting promotes safety, energy efficiency

The next time you drive through Westwood Park at night, you may notice that its features are much brighter.  On Oct. More...

Minority Caucus, comptroller unsure of Poloncarz’s tax increase

Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz says his proposed 2013 county budget restores funding for cultural organizations, but it also contains a 3.4 percent increase in the tax rate.  More...

Local News

Police arrest suspect in armed robbery case

A Depew resident has been charged in connection with the armed robbery of a NOCO gas station last week.  On Oct. More...

Motorists reminded of ‘deer season’dangers

The New York State Thruway Authority and New York State Police Troop T are reminding motorists of the danger of deer season with the annual “Antler Alert.”  Most deer-vehicle collisions occur from October through December, according More...

Police remind residents to be aware of scams

Due to the increase of complaints regarding telephone, mail and Internet scams in the area, the Depew police want to remind residents to be aware of potential scams and con artists.  One type of criminal activity on the rise is telemarketing fra More...

Letters to the Editor

County tax hike would be out of line

I, as a property taxpayer, find myself in opposition to any increase in county taxes. Let’s be serious, a 3.4 percent increase? More...

Obituaries

Death Notice

MANN, Donald F., of Lancaster, died Friday, Oct. 12, 2012. He was a veteran of the Korean War. Mr. More...

Sports

Depew prepares for Alden; Redskins’ season ends

The Depew Wildcats will get one more shot at the Alden Bulldogs this season.  Depew and Alden have taken their rivalry up a notch ever since the Bulldogs shutout the Wildcats in last year’s Section VI Class B Championship Game at Ralph Wil More...

Lancers run out of gas in second half against Marauders

The St. Mary’s Lancers have gone through the gauntlet in facing the opponents on their 2012 football schedule.  The Lancers have played seven games so far and five of them have been against schools of Class A or AA size. More...

Redskins prepare for start of postseason play

The Lancaster Redskins believe they are playing their best soccer heading into the Section VI playoffs. The Redskins have every right to believe that as they won four of their final five games to close out the regular season.  More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Open house scheduled at Cantalician Center   More...

Business

Twin Village Music amps up business

In 1954, Rudolph Tichey Jr. and his wife, Dolores, opened Twin Village Music on West Main Street in the Village of Lancaster.  Since then, the shop has become a community staple.  More...

Hochul, Gallivan support plans for expansion of auto parts company

Rep. Kathy Hochul and Sen. More...

Business briefs

Joseph L. Maciejewski of Lancaster was re-elected chairman of the board for the New York State Association of Real Property Directors. The election was held in conjunction with the 2012 annual business meeting, which took place in Syracuse on Oct. More...