Weekly Feature

November 14, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Lancaster Central survey finds most students enjoy school

With parents and board members butting heads over what’s best for students, the administrators and teachers spoke out at Tuesday’s Lancaster School Board meeting on the positive aspects of the district.  More...

Editorial

Demolition a turning point for Village of Lancaster

Bee Editorial

The importance of the demolition that took place on West Main Street last week cannot be overstated. More...

Spindle items

• IN THE HOLIDAY SPIRIT — Typically, I am not in favor of the ever earlier start to the holiday rush, but as a writer, there is nothing that I love more than a good story.  More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Nov. 15, 1888  Life - To have hoped and suffered in cheer and woe, To have trusted, betrayed and grieved, To have doubted the things you best might know - This is to have lived.   More...

Police Blotter

Residents receive phone calls from ‘grandsons’

Depew  Tuesday, Nov. 5   • A woman reported that her uncle’s friend picked her up after she told him not to — due to a recent surgery — and that she wished to press charges.  More...

Obituaries

Edwin G. Schifferle, machinist

Edwin G. Schifferle, 91, of Lancaster, died Monday, Nov. 4, 2013. Mr. Schifferle was born April 11, 1922, in Cheektowaga. At the age of More...

Dennis F. Talani, tool and die maker

Dennis F. Talani, 61, of Lancaster, died Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013.  Mr. Talani worked for Trico Products from 1976 to 1994 as a tool and die maker. More...

Death Notice

BACZKIEWICZ, Karen Jean (nee Klein), of Lancaster, died Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013. Mrs. Baczkiewicz is survived by her father, Gerald W. Klein; one sister, Catherine Fenzel; and one brother, Kevin Klein. More...

Lifestyles

JFK

Ordinary people have vivid memories of president’s assassination 50 years ago in Dallas

The memories remain vivid for a young airman stationed hundreds of miles from home. “I saw him. I saw her. I saw her pink outfit. I was probably 50 feet away. I saw him get out of the limo and go up the gateway to the plane. He waved.” More...

Historical Society Museum to host craft show

The Christmas Craft Show and Sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 16 at the Historical Society Museum, 40 Clark St., Lancaster.   More...

Library News

• Lapsit Story Time for 3 to 23 months with a parent/caregiver is being offered at 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays through Nov. 19.  • Story Time Session II for 2- to 5-year-olds is being held at 10:30 a.m. Fridays through Nov. 22.  More...

Business

Lancaster Area Chamber of Commerce elects three new board members

The Lancaster Area Chamber of Commerce held elections this week, with the polls closing at noon on Tuesday. More...

Lancaster care facility honors nine employees

Employees at Niagara Lutheran Health System locations in Lancaster were recently honored for their lengthy tenures with the organization and for exemplary service.  More...

GUEST LECTURER

— Joel Kanick of Depew, president and CEO of Kanick And Company, will give a guest lecture at Bryant & Stratton College's Orchard Park Campus at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20. More...

BOCES demolition clears way for renewal of village

What began in the late 1960s as an effort to help the Village of Lancaster recover from a fire on West Main Street has since become a roadblock, both physically and figuratively, to the growth of commercial enterprise in the heart of the village.&nbs More...

Lancaster town justice wins NYS Supreme Court bid

Election night has brought a change in course for Lancaster Town Justice Mark Montour.  Montour, who was a Lancaster town councilman for 12 years prior to assuming his current position, has won his bid for New York State Supreme Court justice fo More...

Local News

Resident studying exceptional education given award, scholarship

Taylor Watson of Lancaster has been acknowledged for going above and beyond as a student in the Exceptional Education Department at Buffalo State College.  More...

Annual food drive has greater need due to SNAP cutbacks

The Town of Lancaster Office of Emergency Management and the Lancaster Volunteer Ambulance Corps will hold the annual food drive to benefit the Lancaster Food Pantry.  More...

St. Mary’s teacher honored for lighthearted, inclusive teaching approach

Lynn Tytka knows that not every student loves math as much as she does, and that is why she strives to keep the subject interesting and entertaining for her students. The St. More...

Letters to the Editor

Thank our veterans for all they’ve done

Veterans Day, originally known as Armistice Day, marked the end of World War I. The war officially ended when the fighting stopped at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918.  More...

Many due thanks for re-election

I would like to express my sincere gratitude for re-electing me to the position of councilman on the Lancaster Town Board. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.I’m a resident of Hawley Street in the Village of Lancaster, and I’m disappointed that the village board decided to put curbs and sidewalks on Central Avenue up to St. Joseph. More...

Sports

Wildcats win wild game in Class B championship

There is a new Section VI Class B champion in football, and it is the Depew Wildcats who finally got over the hump against Alden.  The championship game was played last Saturday at Ralph Wilson Stadium, and it was the epitome of a back-and-forth More...

Lady Redskins finish eighth at Section VI swimming meet

Freshman Kristen Romano won the 100-yard backstroke event at the Section VI championships last Friday in a time of 57.50, which was good enough to qualify for the state meet.  Her victory helped the Lady Redskins finish eighth overall at the mee More...

Lady Lancers volleyball just shy of state three peat

Last weekend, the St. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Bazaar to feature more than 50 vendors   More...

Entertainment

Theatre

thurs. 14   More...

Special Events

fri. 15 & sat. 16   More...

Art

fri. 15   Aryn Morrison — Buffalo State College Student Exhibition, with an opening reception from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15, and continues through Tuesday, Nov. 19, at Glow Gallery, 224 Allen St., Buffalo. 983-2112  sun. 17   More...