Weekly Feature

August 8, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Two-century-old cabin to move to Hull property

The Hull House — the oldest stone building in Erie County — may soon be receiving a sister building.  The widely-known, historic home stands on Genesee Street, within a handful of miles from what may be the oldest log cabin in Wester More...

Editorial

Solutions should be discussed, rather than semantics

Bee Editorial

How great an issue rats are in the Lancaster community is yet unclear. They are in town, that is for sure, but how many and how widespread are still questions that need answering.  What is not a question is that rats cause problems. More...

Spindle items

• PAGEANT PERFECT — Depew resident Jesse Ladoue, 25, was crowned Miss International 2013 on July 27 at the annual Miss International Pageant. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Aug. 9, 1888   No new cheese factories have been built in Cattaraugus County during the present year.  A firm at Allentown employs an attractive young lady, with great success, to collect debts.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.I live on Butler off Bowen Road, and I want to thank the recreation department for doing such an excellent job maintaining our entrance and our retention pond. They have done a great job every year; keep up the good work.  More...

Education

Area students named to Sacred Heart Academy honor roll

The following Lancaster and Depew area residents were recently named to Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart’s honor roll for the fourth quarter of the 2012-2013 academic year:  Grade 12  Kaitlyn Falk, Rachel Loecher and Hanna Perillo More...

On the Campus

Nikki Morris of Depew was inducted into Kappa Delta Pi, the international honor society in education, at Nazareth College.  Anna Harrigan of Lancaster was named to the dean’s list at Morrisville State College for the spring 2013 semester.& More...

High school students attend Engineering Leadership Camp

Sixty-five ninth- and 10th-grade students from high schools across Erie and Niagara counties were challenged to think outside the box during their time at the University at Buffalo-National Grid Engineering Leadership Camp. More...

Lifestyles

'GRAFFITI KNITTING':

New trends emerge from old traditions

The hobby’s origins date to the first millennium, but that is not to say it’s dying out or needs to be found again by the likes of Indiana Jones.  The art of knitting remains relevant in the lives of many people, bringing all ages an More...

Wiffleball Tournament to raise scholarship funds

The 10th Annual Kevin Durkin Memorial Wiffle Baseball Tournament will begin at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 10, at Como Park between the Bowen Street and William Street entrances. More...

Library News

• Preschool storytime for 3- to 5-year-olds will be offered at 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays through Aug. 20.  • Toddler time for 2- to 3-year-olds will be held at 10:30 a.m. Fridays through Aug. 23.  More...

Business

Furniture gallery takes ‘root’ in Depew

Whether a room is in need of a a new accessory or a total makeover, Home Roots: Consignment Living Gallery has plenty of furnishings.  The shop, at 3291 Walden Ave., opened in the spring, and according to owner and former East Aurora resident Cl More...

Lancaster woman honored by grocer magazine

Lancaster resident Kristine Wydro, the Tops Friendly Markets director of human resources, has been named by Progressive Grocer Magazine as a “Top Women in Grocery” award recipient. More...

Lions Club competition to send children to camp

The Lancaster Lions Club will hold the annual Closest to the Pin competition to support local youth attending Lions Club Camp Badger. The event will be held at the Broadway Driving Range and Miniature Golf from noon to 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16. More...

Food-filled afternoon

John Otto, owner of BBQ Butts & Ashes, serves Tom and Debbie Reformat of Lancaster a portobello mushroom with roasted red pepper sandwich during the Taste of Lancaster on Saturday. More...

Lancaster man dies after being hit by vehicle reported stolen

New York State Police in Ogdensburg, are continuing an investigation of an accident in Morristown that resulted in the death of a Lancaster resident on Sunday.  More...

Lancaster committee to meet on rat issue

Tempers flared once again at the Lancaster Town Board meeting on Monday, as the issue of rats was brought to the floor.  (See editorial on page four)  Tobian Breidert, of Riemers Avenue, asked what had been done about the issue since last m More...

Local News

Chef earns honor society induction, enjoys teaching

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Rebecca Formwalt’s penchant for cooking began at an early age, helping her mother in the kitchen.  “She’d get mad at me because I was always peeking at what she was making before it was out of the oven,” she said. More...

Two men face multiple charges in Broadway scrap yard theft

Depew police have filed charges relating to the theft of $1,000 worth of scrap metal and steel piping from a business on Broadway in the Village of Depew.  More...

News Briefs

Sporting licenses will be on sale at the Lancaster Town Hall, 21 Central Ave., beginning at 9 a.m. Monday, Aug. 12, and may be purchased thereafter from 9 a.m. through 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. More...

Letters to the Editor

Climate change plan supported

I support President Obama’s recently announced plan to combat climate change and advance clean energy. More...

Police Blotter

Mail carrier bitten by dog on Payne Street

Depew   Tuesday, July 30  • A man was found highly intoxicated in Fireman’s Park. He claimed to have had property stolen while in the bathroom, but it is unclear if that was the truth.  More...

Obituaries

Death Notices

KEICHER, Ann B. (nee Cumming), of Lancaster died Monday, Aug. 5, 2013. Mrs. Keicher is survived by her husband, Robert; one daughter, Sheryl Paluszak; two granddaughters; one sister, Babbette Prusak; and one brother, Rick Urquhart. More...

Sports

Smigiera sets records, South posts 37-21 win

The 38th Kensington Lions Club/ADPRO All-Star High School Football Classic featured many big plays from recent graduates, but quarterback Andy Smigiera made the most impact.  More...

South defense records second half shutout

It is often said in football that defense wins championships. More...

Mizuno Braves to hold tryouts

The Mizuno Braves 14U travel baseball team will be holding tryouts for the 2014 summer baseball season from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23 and Monday, Aug. 26, at Centennial Park, 1300 Union Road in West Seneca. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Alden theater group to perform “Cinderella”   More...