Weekly Feature

September 5, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

ANXIOUSLY WAITING

— Nicholas Riederer, who is in sixth grade at William Street School, waits for the bus to pick him up on Wednesday morning, the first day of school. More...

Editorial

Parents can be the teachers of important life lessons

Bee Editorial

The first bells of the school year are beginning to toll throughout area districts, and that means many different things for all types of residents.  More...

Spindle items

• HELP FOR FAMILIES COPING WITH ALZHEIMER’S — Alzheimer’s is a disease that never simply affects one person. While the symptoms can be isolating, the effects are anything but. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Sept. 6, 1888   As to authorship itself, I believe a writer should have a natural impulse to write, just as the bird has the natural desire to sing. - E.P. Roe in The Epoch  More...

Police Blotter

Man bangs head against brick wall, while on drugs

Depew   Tuesday, Aug. 27  • A motorcycle driver lost control of her vehicle on Dick Road and sustained minor injuries.  More...

Obituaries

John A. Pawelczak, teacher

John A. Pawelczak, 71, of Depew, died Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013.  Mr. Pawelczak attended St. Mary’s High School in Lancaster and was a graduate of Canisius College.  He had been a lifelong member of SS. More...

Bee policy on obituaries

The Bee publishes death notices and obituaries free of charge. Please request that your funeral director send written information to The Bee. Submissions may be made by the funeral director or by family members. More...

Lifestyles

Vietnam Veterans of America seeks redress on Agent Orange

Organization links succeeding generations to chemical exposure

It’s enough that many veterans of war are forced to live with the traumatic memories of deployments past, but it’s a whole different issue when their families — spouses and generations of children — are forced to deal with res More...

Chicken dinner to benefit athletic programs

The Athletic Department of St. Mary’s High School will hold a Chicken Dinner from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m on Saturday, Sept. 7, or until they sell out, at the school, 142 Laverack Ave. Proceeds from the dinner will benefit the athletes of St. More...

Kotarski-Hake

Francine and James Kotarski of Depew announce the engagement of their daughter, Angela Kotarski, to Bryan Hake, son of Lois and James Hake of Cowlesville, N.Y.  Miss Kotarski graduated from Lancaster High School in 2003 and Erie Community Colleg More...

Business

Sealing Devices Inc. expands solar footprint under NY-Sun Initiative

Sealing Devices Inc., a Lancaster based manufacturer and distributor of industrial sealing products, announced at an Aug. 28 conference that construction on a large-scale solar power project was under way at its 4400 Walden Ave. More...

Veterinary Emergency Clinic moves to new location

The Veterinary Emergency Clinic has recently moved into its new facility in Cheektowaga.  The new 14,000-square-foot clinic is located at 4821 Genesee St., across from the Buffalo Niagara International Airport and near Sonwil Drive.  More...

RISING STAR

— Brad J. Davidzik was recently recognized in the 2013 edition of Super Lawyers – Upstate New York. More...

Breaking News - 9/11/2013 10:04 AM

Lancaster races yield landslides, near ties

One candidate received 100 percent of the line vote, while another is currently separated by only one vote. More...

Primary elections slated for Sept. 10

Primary elections scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 10, will decide the ballot for a total of four positions specific to the Town of Lancaster this year. More...

Price of office furniture doesn’t sit well with residents

Lancaster residents were upset at Tuesday evening’s Town Board meeting at the cost of some seemingly pricey office furniture.  According to residents who spoke at the meeting, one desk being purchased for the town’s new police buildi More...

Local News

Archivist pens first book on Jewish community

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

When Chana Kotzin decided to write her first book, she had more than enough material to fill the pages. More...

Bee readers can win with new football contest

Participants will vie for weekly prizes

A good number of football fans glean extra enjoyment from the sport through participation in squares pools. Now, readers of The Bee will have an extra opportunity to join in on that fun. More...

Twin Art Society plans ‘Last Show of Summer’

The Twin Village Art Society of Lancaster has announced its fourth annual Last Show of Summer.  The event will take place from 10 a.m. through 4 p.m Sunday, Sept. More...

Letters to the Editor

Youth show a gem of summer program

Last month, I had the distinct pleasure of attending the Lancaster Youth Bureau’s Summer Performing Arts Academy rendition of “The Boy Friend” at the Lancaster High School. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

. As a resident of Lombardy, I have witnessed a tree that the DPW half cut down but never came back to finish the job. What is the problem?  More...

Sports

Lancers face challenging MMA schedule

High School Fall Sports Previews: Football

Being a smaller school in the Monsignor Martin Association can be especially challenging when the larger schools have such an abundance of athletes to choose from when it comes to their sports teams.  More...

Depew expects to make noise in Class B

With its sights set on winning a sectional championship and then moving on to the state tournament from there, the Depew High School football team kicks off the season on Saturday at division opponent Olean. More...

BLA Fall Ball registration slated to begin on Sept. 15

Lacrosse

The Buffalo Lacrosse Academy is holding registration for its upcoming fall ball program online at www.BuffaloLacrosse.com.  More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Association sets tractor, steam engine rally   More...