Weekly Feature



August 15, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

House remodel gives twin girls a comfortable home

Amber Geary pumped both fists in the air at the mention of her own room on the first floor of her home. The gesture came at a ribbon-cutting on Monday morning.  More...

Editorial

Testing not a fair reflection on learning

Bee Editorial

Many people have had that awful nightmare in which they show up to class only to find out there is an exam or a project that nobody told them about. More...

Spindle items

• KEEPING THE PEACE — While picking up the police blotter in the Village of Depew this week, I had the opportunity to witness something interesting. A call came in from a local business regarding a shoplifting incident.  More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Aug. 16, 1888   More...

Police Blotter

‘ Getaway driver ’ buying cake hampers escape

Depew  Monday, Aug. 5  • A Rumford Street man said someone had fired an arrow into the side of his house, causing damage to the vinyl siding.  Tuesday, Aug. 6  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.As a resident of the Village of Lancaster, I do not think we need Zombieville in the village for Halloween. This theme is more adult, and the Halloween theme should be more for children, who would have nightmares if they went to Zombieville.  More...

Sports

Youngsters come up big at Town of Tonawanda Track Meet

Crosby Field in Kenmore was the focus of the Western New York youth track world on July 31, as numerous area athletes competed in the annual Town of Tonawanda Track Meet.  More...

Lancaster-Depew 14U Rebels defeat Alden in tournament final

The Lancaster-Depew 14U travel baseball team recently won the Lancaster Baseball Blowout Tournament.  Lancaster went 4-0-1 in the tournament and surprised many teams with stellar pitching, outstanding plays in the field and timely hitting.  More...

Alumni Football USA looking for players

Everybody knows that guy that still talks endlessly about all of his accomplishments on the high school football field even if he graduated years ago.  Alumni Football USA gives the former player a chance to suit up once again and try to relive More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Cars, crafts and chicken to benefit St. Mary’s   More...

Entertainment

Workshops/Classes

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Family Activities

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Theatre

thurs. 15   The Boy Friend — The Lancaster Youth Bureau’s Performing Arts Academy presents Sandy Wilson’s musical, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15, at Lancaster High School Auditorium, 1 Forton Drive, Lancaster; $. More...

State test results lead districts to seek ways to improve

The state Education Department has released results from April’s first-ever Common Core assessment exams for students in grades three through eight, and to nobody’s surprise, the scores were low. More...

Evaluation continuing for man who jumped from building

No charges have been filed against a man who jumped off the roof of a building last week.  According to Chief Gerald Gill of the Lancaster Police Department, Thomas Bailey, 36, had contacted his family prior to the Aug. More...

Local News

Village discusses graffiti problem along Cayuga Creek

Despite an abatement program headed by the Lancaster Police Department, graffiti continues to appear along Cayuga Creek.  “That is one area in the village that they’ve tried to work on, and they just can’t get that particular a More...

FUTURE FIREFIGHTERS

— Eric Adolf, left, Melissa Chapman and Will Knapp perform an inspection of equipment of the Bowmansville Ladder Truck as part of their Explorer drill. More...

Teens volunteer at PGA Championship

Two young Lancaster residents had the opportunity to see some of the golf world’s best play in Rochester this weekend, while lending a helping hand.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Lancaster provides smorgasbord for rats

Most cities, towns and villages have begun using garbage totes with attached lids, some of which are Cheektowaga, Sloan, Amherst, Tonawanda, Kenmore, Buffalo and, more recently, the Town of West Seneca has a target date for their use of late summer a More...

Foreign policy has been ineffective

My husband and I would like to compliment David Sherman on his excellent column that discussed the sad state of our foreign policy.  More...

Obituaries

Mona C. Hinish, Buffalo nurse

Mona C. Hinish, 89, of Buffalo, died Wednesday, July 24, 2013.  Mrs. Hinish was born May 16, 1924, in Broad Top City, Pa., to Caradoag and Eva (nee Woomer) Williams.  A nurse, Mrs. More...

Death Notice

SCHNEGGENBURGER, Roy H., of Lancaster, died Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013. Mr. More...

Lifestyles

HOMEBREWING

...popularity grows, enticing new brewers to join craft

As more people desire craft beers, homebrewing is becoming an appealing hobby for all levels of beer lovers, from connoisseurs to social drinkers, allowing for both creativity and versatility. More...

Disk golf tournament benefits LHS scholarship

A disk golf tournament will take place on Sunday, Aug. 18, at the Bowen Street Grove at Como Park. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m., with instruction at 10:30 a.m. and tee-off at 11 a.m. More...

TOP HONORS

— Members of the Depew Fire Department march Friday in the annual Firefighters Parade at the Erie County Fair. More...

Business

Lancaster students help coordinate visit from Chumlee

The Lancaster Opera House and Lancaster High School Academy of Finance Internship Program have teamed up to bring a History Channel star to the area.  More...

Doodle Bugs! to host carnival event

Doodle Bugs! Children’s Centers will be celebrating the last days of the summer with an End-of-Summer Carnival.  The event will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28, at the company’s Buffalo locations. More...

Chamber named new president

The Lancaster Area Chamber of Commerce has appointed John L. More...