Weekly Feature

January 24, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Future of area students rests in residents’ voices

Bee Editorial

With school districts struggling to maintain a balance among rising costs, decreased state funding and increased mandates, the creation of area districts’ 2013-14 budgets will definitely be difficult.  More...

Spindle items

• PERSONAL ‘ARISTOTLES’ — This week I had the pleasure of speaking with Bill Schubert, a volunteer for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Erie County, a one-to-one youth mentoring service. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Jan. 26, 1888   William Laverack, an old and prominent merchant of Buffalo, died Tuesday, aged 72 years.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.$4,000? Are you kidding me? Are the four board members and town clerk going to pretend they didn’t get the New York State comptroller’s report either? More...

Sports

Four Redskins win titles at ECIC Championship meet

The Lancaster Redskins were without one of their best wrestlers this past weekend, but that did not stop them from turning out a dandy of a performance at the ECIC Championships at Clarence High School.  More...

Lancers drop close contest against Timon

Boys Basketball

The St. Mary’s High School basketball team impressed in winning back-to-back games against Iroquois and St. Francis on Jan. 11 and 18, but their brief win streak came to an end on Tuesday in a 51-49 loss at home against Bishop Timon. More...

Lancaster hockey splits a pair of games

The Lancaster Federation varsity ice hockey team recorded its second loss of the season to the team ranked No. 1 among New York State public schools, Niagara-Wheatfield, on Sunday.  More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Carnival Kids to perform at Roycroft Inn   More...

Entertainment

Special Events

thurs. 24 - sun. 27 . WNY RV Show and Sale — Six dealers and 10 days and hundreds of RVs to look at, 1-9 p.m. weekdays, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturdays, and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sundays, through Jan. More...

Family Activities

thurs. 24 . 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. More...

Performance

fri. 25 .Featuring surreal masks, inventive props and subtle choreography, the Swiss mask theatre troupe Mummenschanz will appear in a one-night-only performance at 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. More...

Treating more than sniffles and scrapes

¦ Depew school nurses discuss how their roles have changed

It isn’t just about fevers, cuts and Band-Aids anymore.  Public school nurses create and maintain state-mandated immunization records, conduct various health screenings, assess students’ physical and emotional issues, and establish c More...

Board votes to support state’s foreclosure bill

The Lancaster Town Board Tuesday night unanimously voted to approve a resolution supporting a New York State Assembly bill that would require institutions that foreclose on properties to provide contact information to the municipal government.  More...

Local News

Resident asks Lancaster Schools to review capital project planning

A former Lancaster School Board president has suggested that some long-term planning might be in order with regard to the district’s $19.5 million capital project, specifically whether the decreasing enrollment could lead to the closing of a sc More...

News Brief

The Hull Family Home & Farmstead will benefit from a fundraiser set for 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 18, at Pizza Hut, 7470 Transit Road, Williamsville. More...

CLUB DONATION

— The Depew-Lancaster Fraternal Order of Eagles recently donated $2,500 to the Depew Boys & Girls Club on Preston Street to go toward the rebuilding effort after a fire on New Year’s More...

Letters to the Editor

Gun control will not solve problems

I have the feeling that I am a lonely voice calling in the wilderness, but here is my reaction to the recent tragedy in Newtown, Conn. Just how does the political class think gun control will solve this mental problem?  More...

Police Blotter

Man reports two Pepsi six-packs, cigarettes stolen

Depew  Thursday, Jan. 17  • A woman called police to report that the plastic tire cover from her truck had been stolen while the vehicle was parked near Walden Avenue. There are no known suspects.  Friday, Jan. 18  More...

Obituaries

Luzette Watson, one of first female Marines

Luzette “Lu” Watson (nee Mayback), 93, of Salinas, Calif., formerly of Bowmansville, died Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013.  Mrs. Watson graduated from Lancaster High School in 1937 and was in the Marine Corps from 1943 to 1945. More...

Lifestyles

All Aboard

...for the Model Railroad Club of Buffalo

These are not your childhood train sets.  Tucked in an upstairs room at the Boys and Girls Club at 54 Riverdale Ave. in Tonawanda, an array of train tracks and model trains sits proudly on display. More...

Cub Scout pancake breakfast scheduled

Cub Scout Pack 129 will host a pancake breakfast from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, inside the Saints Peter & Paul Church auditorium, 129 Laverack Ave., Lancaster. Tickets cost $5 pre-sale and $6 at the door, $20 per family. More...

National Fuel reminds residents of carbon monoxide danger

With the winter heating season upon us, National Fuel is reminding its customers to protect their families from carbon monoxide.  More...

Business

Canine center offers indoor recreation

Fetch n’ Catch is more than simply a place to board a dog. More...

Survey reveals Buffalo Niagara company executives less confident with business operations in 2013

Many business executives in Buffalo Niagara are less confident than they were in recent years about both current economic conditions and their outlook for the 2013 state economy, according to results from First Niagara’s recently released Surve More...

SKM Group appoints new executive creative director

Monish Bhattacharyya has been named SKM Group’s senior vice president and executive creative director.  Bhattacharyya manages the company’s creative department. More...