Weekly Feature

November 1, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

The importance of being safe rather than sorry

Bee Editorial

The weather is almost always a good topic of conversation. When you meet a stranger out on the street, you are more likely to comment on the temperature than not. More...

Spindle items

• BRANCHING OUT — I love trees. More...

Out of the Past

Off they go

This postcard photo shows a crowd of people gathered in 1917 before the Town Hall on Central Avenue, sending off a contingent of draftees awaiting entrainment to Army camp. More...

Police Blotter

Woman urinates next to bus, refuses to pull pants up

Depew  Tuesday, Oct. 23  • A vehicle was pulled over on Darwin Drive for failure to stop at a stop sign. More...

Sports

Weather delays start of playoffs for Lancaster

Lancaster head coach Crystal Schunke is hoping Mother Nature doesn’t put a damper on her team’s 2012 field hockey season.  More...

Familiar foe deals Depew a familiar result in semifinals

Football

The final chance for Depew’s seniors to beat the Alden Bulldogs came and went on Friday night.  Alden won its sixth straight over Depew on Friday with a 28-21 win on Friday in the Section VI Class B semifinals. More...

Lancers look to advance to final four at ‘The Ralph’

This is the game the St. Mary’s Lancers have been aiming for all year and the moment the football program has been thinking about for a long time.  St. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Fashion show slated at Hearthstone Manor   Quota International of Amherst will hold its annual fashion show and basket auction “It’s All in the Details” at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Nov. More...

Business

WNY Spine and Sport Chiropractic ideal for sports injuries, preventive care

Dr. Zachary Musial enjoyed competing in track and field in high school, until a back injury forced him to retire his cleats.  “The scholarship opportunities dried up quickly after that,” Musial said.  More...

Tops Markets celebrates 50th anniversary with giveaway

Tops Friendly Markets — which has locations at 5175 Broadway and both 4777 and 6363 Transit Road in Depew — recently launched its 50th anniversary “Free For All Gigantic Grocery Giveaway.”  More...

BRANCHING OUT —

Evans Bank has named Lancaster resident Jeffrey Sentiff as manager of the bank’s newest branch on Main Street in Williamsville, which opened Oct. 15. More...

Federal, state elections set for Tuesday

The race for the 143rd District State Assembly seat will have the most local impact for Lancaster and Depew voters when they head to the polls for Tuesday’s general election. More...

Depew, Lancaster dodge Sandy’s wrath

No major incidents reported in town, village

Basement floods and a few fallen tree limbs were among the worst of the reports received by emergency services throughout Monday night and early Tuesday morning after the remnants of Hurricane Sandy came to town.  More...

Local News

Dine out to help sheltered animals

A group of restaurants are participating in a fundraiser next week to benefit the Erie County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.  The event, dubbed The Big Chew, will be held Tuesday, Nov. More...

NYSSMA music festival comes to Akron schools

Musicians from 56 school districts representing the four counties of Western New York will descend upon Akron Central School as it hosts the 2012 New York State School Music Association’s Junior High Area All-State Music Festival on Nov. More...

ECC to go tobacco-free in 2013

Erie Community College will enact a tobacco-free policy on all three of its Western New York campuses on Jan. 1, 2013. More...

Letters to the Editor

Hold accountable those in power

The Office of the New York State Comptroller recently released an audit with the findings of “poor governance” on the purchase of the Colecraft building in Lancaster. More...

No athletic facilities were renamed

I would like to make a clarification to a recent article that appeared in The Lancaster Bee.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.As a resident of the Village of Lancaster, I am disappointed in the superintendent of public works and the DPW. I live on a dead-end street, and there has been no leaf pickup to date. More...

Lifestyles

Conventional wisdom

To say that some individuals are passionate about politics would be an understatement. Presidential elections every four years only exacerbate the intensity of those emotions, and this year is no exception.  More...

Church plans Election Day spaghetti dinner

St. John’s Lutheran Church will hold its annual Election Day spaghetti dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6, 55 Pleasant Ave., Lancaster. The dinner will include spaghetti and meatballs, bread, salad, a beverage and dessert. More...

Student to host charity concert

Victoria Cabri Ruggiero, a senior at Lancaster High School, will host a piano concert to benefit the Response to Love Center at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, at Blessed John XXIII Church, 1 Arcade St., West Seneca.  More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 1 . 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, Nov. More...

Special Events

thurs. 1 . Golden Ticket Concert — Join the Sportsmen’s Tavern, The Good Neighborhood and Jeffrey M. Goldfarb & Associates in this fundraiser to benefit Community Services for the Developmentally Disabled, 7 p.m. More...

Concerts

thurs. 1 .Hear the sounds of Wadada Leo Smith and the John Lindberg Duo at 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1 at the Burchfield-Penney Art Center, 1300 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo. 878-6011, www.burchfieldpenney.org  More...