Weekly Feature



November 8, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Veterans’ stories should be honored, shared, absorbed

Bee Editorial

Every year, Veterans Day reminds us all to take a moment from our busy schedules to reflect on the freedoms won for us by men and women from all over our country who have risked their lives so we can enjoy the simple freedoms we often take for grante More...

Spindle items

• THANKLESS JOBS — One of the first things I noticed about the Lancaster Police Department’s 2013 Dodge Charger Pursuit was its plastic rear seat.  More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Nov. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.In reply to the sidewalks in the village north end by the Keysa Park area, how about the Newell area on Central where the gas company has been working? On Central, we need sidewalk repair badly; we’re still paying village taxes. More...

Obituaries

Death Notice

RYSZKIEWICZ, Edward J. Jr., of Lancaster, died Friday, Nov. 2, 2012. He was a retiree of the E.I. Dupont Yerkes Plant in Buffalo, where he had worked for 38 years. Mr. More...

Sports

Red Raiders get revenge on Lancers in MMA playoffs

Football

One game does not define a season. That was the message St. Mary’s head coach Dave Hersey had for his team after they were unceremoniously dumped from the Monsignor Martin Association playoffs, 52-7, on Saturday afternoon. More...

Bondanza repeats as all-around champion as Lancaster takes sectional title

Lancaster completed its “six-peat” Sunday at Frontier High School.  More...

Lancaster’s Romano qualifies for state meet

Kristen Romano was the lone Lancaster Lady Redskin to qualify for the New York State Girls Swimming and Diving Championships as she turned in two top-notch performances this past weekend at the Section VI Championships, held at Erie Community College More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Christmas craft sale planned at museum   The Lancaster New York Historical Society will host its annual Christmas Craft Sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at 40 Clark St., Lancaster. More...

Business

Charm school with a modern twist

Technology has changed the world.  But valuing etiquette and building confidence are behaviors that should not get lost in translation.  At least according to Michelle Burakowski, the owner of Modern Charm Schools in Lancaster.  She s More...

Wegmans donates food, ice to ‘Sandy’ Victims

Wegmans Food Markets Inc. locations in the area, including the one at 370 Orchard Park Road, has begun accepting checkout donations to Feeding America, which will provide resources to food banks in the areas affected by Hurricane Sandy.  More...

Small Business Saturday set for Nov. 24

Small Business Saturday is a day dedicated to supporting small businesses on the busiest shopping weekend of the year, just after Thanksgiving. More...

Military life as a military wife

Spouses reflect on countdowns, courage

Stacey Roach remembered feeling the lump in her throat as a fleet of white buses pulled up alongside Cooper Field at Fort Hood, Texas. Her husband, John, was one of the passengers. More...

Lancaster residents pleased with proposed zero tax increase

The handful of residents who spoke at the Town of Lancaster budget hearing on Monday night expressed support for the proposed 2013 spending plan.  And, as it stands, the Democrats, who hold a 4-1 majority on the Town Board, have not submitted an More...

Local News

Lancaster mom honored for creating softball league

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Eileen Nosek is an advocate, a leader and a friend. More...

Toastmasters welcomes newcomers

As Dennis Gauda discussed the core values of Toastmasters on Thursday, the rest of the group listened intently — one person counting the use of “um” and “ah,” another listening for grammar errors and a third preparing to More...

The men in blue go black and white

Lancaster Police Department receive new squad cars

Lancaster residents may notice a handful of new police cars on the streets.  Five new squad cars have been added to the Lancaster Police Department’s inventory, all sporting a classic look on a modern vehicle. More...

Letters to the Editor

Race proves big win for Trinity Pantry

It was a community effort. The Lancaster Striders sponsored a quarter-marathon road race — 6.5 miles — on Oct. 27. The success of their event depended on widespread involvement, and a success it was, despite the rainy weather. More...

Lancaster a great place to reside

Back in March, while I attended the community Lenten service, my husband, Peter, a lifelong resident of Lancaster, decided to take his first bike ride of the season. More...

Romney stance hollow, shrill

In the Oct. 24 and 25 editions of The Bee, I read with interest of the managing editor’s endorsement of Mitt Romney for president.  What I expected next was a full-throated argument to convince me why Romney is the right choice. More...

Education

School News

The Lancaster High School Winter Guard program is recruiting members for its 2012-13 season. The program includes two free dance classes per week for student participants. More...

Lifestyles

Veterans’ Voices:

Stories from the Second World War

Imagine wondering every time a plane flew over if it belonged to enemy forces and feeling relieved every time you woke up to see another day. Imagine living in the midst of World War II. Orchard Park resident Ray Fabiniak enlisted at the age of 18. More...

Breast Cancer Network hosts monthly meeting

The Breast Cancer Network of Western New York will hold its monthly educational meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, at the Bella Moglie Building, 3297 Walden Ave., Depew. More...

Library News

• Working With Words workshop at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8.  • Mad Scientist Laboratory at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9.  • Pumpkin Palooza at 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10.  More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 8 . 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...

Theater

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Special Events

fri. 9 . A Musical Feast — “Child’s Play for Adults,” music, dance, verse and song with Julia Bentley and Kuang-Hao Huang, 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. More...