Weekly Feature

August 29, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Abandoned buildings remain eyesores

Bee Editorial

A popular phrase heard again and again in the English lexicon is that one bad apple spoils the whole bunch.  In a neighborhood, one abandoned building can have the same rotting effect.  More...

Spindle items

• WHERE WERE YOU? — Later this year, the world will note the 50th anniversary of the death of President John F. Kennedy. The City of Dallas is planning “The 50th: Honoring the Memory of President John F. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Aug. 30, 1888   There are nearly fifty lady tricyclists in Buffalo.  Clarence people have lately been frightened by ghosts.  School opens September 3rd.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Brush has been sitting in front of my residence for three weeks. It seems the town and the Village of Depew go around weekly with a brush chipper and take care of their piles of brush. What is the problem with the Village of Lancaster? More...

Lifestyles

Geocaching:

a digital treasure hunt

At the park where you walk your dog, at national monuments and even behind local supermarkets may lie “treasures” placed by participants of a global scavenger hunt. More...

Outdoor Masses slated at St. Mary’s

St. Mary of the Assumption Church will offer outdoor Masses at 7 p.m. Saturdays during August. Attendees are asked to bring a lawn chair or blanket, as there is no outdoor seating available. For information, contact the rectory between 8:30 a.m. More...

Running the rainbow

Buffalo exploded with vibrancy recently as the aptly named Color Run made its way along the waterfront.  More...

Business

Statue dedicated to law enforcement, military

Invoking the spirit of St. Michael the Archangel to watch over and protect the region’s police and military personnel, Russell Salvatore unveiled a 17-foot statue of the Biblical hero during a ceremony on Aug. More...

State tax department issues STAR re-registration letters to curb abuse

The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance announced this week that it has begun mailing letters to approximately 550,000 homeowners in 17 western region counties reminding them to register for the basic STAR tax exemption. More...

Business Briefs

The Polish Heritage Dances of Western New York will celebrate its 16th season with an open house from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16, at Holy Mother of the Rosary Cathedral, 6298 Broadway, Lancaster. More...

Obama: Through the eyes of a journalist

One woman’s take on presidential visit

Energy pulsates through the arena as thousands of people anticipate the president’s arrival. Any minute now.  Writing about the president isn’t something I’ve ever done. More...

Village focuses on vacant houses

Franklin, Church street properties cited by board

Two public hearings highlighted Monday night’s meeting of the Lancaster Village Board as trustees discussed vacant properties around the village. (See editorial on page four) More...

Local News

Lancaster Depew Carolers seeks new members for events

Tradition is a big part of what makes the holiday season such a special time of year for so many people.  And members of the Lancaster Depew Carolers are hoping to continue theirs this winter.  Every year since its formation in the early &l More...

County makes kiosks available for disposal of syringes

The Erie County Department of Health has kiosks available to the public for the disposal of syringe needles and sharps.  Two of these kiosks are available at Kmart Pharmacy, 349 Orchard Park Road, West Seneca, and at Family Medical Pharmacy, 120 More...

WINNING DRAW

— Amanda Koch and Joey Raab of Lancaster try their luck in the Chinese auction at Summerfest at 14 Holy Helpers Church Sunday. More...

Sports

Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame to induct ‘13 Class in October

The Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame will induct its 13-member Class of 2013 with a ceremony beginning at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 30, at the annual awards dinner at the Hyatt Regency Buffalo.  The cash bar reception begins at 5 p.m. More...

Stanley Cup champion Kane celebrated by thousands

Thousands of people gathered at the West Seneca Ice Rink Saturday afternoon to catch a glimpse of Patrick Kane, a former West Seneca Wing who is now a two-time Stanley Cup winner with the National Hockey League’s Chicago Blackhawks.  More...

Football scrimmages set for Saturday, Aug. 31

The high school football season officially got underway on Monday, Aug. 19 as teams from across New York began practicing for the first time as mandated by the state.  More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Health fair aims to educate residents   Assemblyman Dennis H. Gabryszak'sHealthFairwillbeheld from 10 a.m. through 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 7 at Hillview Elementary School, 11 Pleasant View Dr.  Lancaster Garden Club to hold meeting   More...