Weekly Feature

July 10, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

New leadership presented at Lancaster Central

Board of Education elects new president, vice president

New leadership took center stage at Monday’s Lancaster Central Board of Education meeting as Kenneth Graber was elected board president for the 2014-15 school year, with Patrick Uhteg to serve as vice president.  More...

Editorial

Sled hockey players an attribute of the area

Bee Editorial

For some, athleticism comes naturally. They take to a field, diamond or court as though they were born to be there.  For some athletes, it hardly even matters what sport it is they are pursuing. They simply excel. More...

Spindle items

• LIFE LESSONS — If we are lucky, we will meet some incredible people in our journey through life.  Unfortunately, those individuals are sometimes gone all too soon and we are left missing them and wishing that we had more time.  More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago July 11, 1889   It did not rain on the Fourth. The heaviest rain of the season fell last week Wednesday night.  It is expected that granulated sugar will reach twelve cents per pound before the season closes.  More...

Obituaries

Vincent J. Graber Sr., former state assemblyman

Vincent J. Graber Sr., 83, of West Seneca, died Wednesday, July 2, 2014. A former state assemblyman, Mr. Graber got his start in local politics during the 1960s. He was elected to the West Seneca Town Council in 1969, winning re-election in 1973. More...

Sports

The life of a Division I men’s basketball referee

Depew native Kevin Ferguson will be featured each week throughout the summer

Kevin Ferguson has made a living and many lifelong memories on a basketball court.  Not by playing, but by refereeing.  The native of Depew currently referees under NCAA Division I contracts with the Mid-American Conference, Metro Atlantic More...

Background info

Depew is home to one of the most highly respected Division I men’s basketball referees. More...

Publish sports scores in The Bee

Anyone wishing to have their sports results published in The Bee can do so filling out forms on our website, www.beenews.com, or by e-mailing them directly to sports reporter Brandon Kilijanski at brandonk@beenews.com. More...

Entertainment

Special Events

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Family Activities

fri. 11   Full Buck Moon Walk — Join a walk in the woods to look for whitetail deer growing new velvety antlers during the full moon, 6:30 p.m. More...

Theatre

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Slim chance for Town of Lancaster to still receive Gabryszak money

A resident questioned the Lancaster Town Board on Monday about the status of money former Assemblyman Dennis Gabryszak was going to give the town.  Council Member Donna Stempniak said that while the money from Gabryszak is not completely gone, i More...

Lancaster gardeners to share creations

Lancaster will show off a number of not-so-secret gardens next week as the annual Lancaster Garden Walk kicks off on Friday, July 18.  Gardeners from all over town have been planting and pruning in preparation for the event, which will run throu More...

Local News

Bowmansville Fire Association nears 400 emergency calls this year

Despite many hot days in June, members of the Bowmansville Volunteer Fire Association answered 68 emergency calls for assistance, raising the total calls for 2014 to 372.  The BVFA has participated in more than 11,426 man-hours of answering alar More...

Pastor, wife celebrate anniversary with fundraiser for Guiding Eyes for the Blind

Tom LeBeau, pastor at Lancaster’s Faith United Methodist Church, and his wife, Georgia Whitney, knew they wanted to have a party to celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary this year.  “But we wanted to do something a little differen More...

Lunch prices to increase for Depew students

During a reorganizational meeting on Tuesday, the Depew Board of Education elected Dave Scheff as president and Barbara Staebell as vice president.  Also during the meeting, Staebell was sworn in for another term, as she was re-elected to the bo More...

Letters to the Editor

Fast food chains are not progress

Sorry, Dave Sherman, your call [in the July 2 and 3 Bee column] for more national fast-food chains in Buffalo is wrong. You mistake a strength — that Buffalo enjoys a culture of owner-operated restaurants — for a weakness.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.I’d like to know why the picnic tables on Westwood Park are rotted, unpainted and unsafe. Also, while visiting the bike trail at the end of Commerce Drive, I noticed the parking lot is horrible. More...

Education

Lancaster High School names students to fourth quarter honor roll

The following students have been named to the honor roll at Lancaster High School for the fourth quarter of the 2013-14 school year. Grade 12 More...

GRADUATION

Principal Marilynn Camp, left, stands with staff and students during the eighth-grade graduation ceremony held recently at St. John the Baptist School of Alden. Also shown are the Rev. More...

On the Campus

Oswego State College has awarded bachelor’s degrees to Adam Graziani of Lancaster in finance; Amy E. Lewandowski of Lancaster in accounting, magna cum laude; Rachel R. Silvestro of Lancaster in business administration; and Marissa P. More...

Lifestyles

World Cup creates hysteria on Hertel

Once every four years, the World Cup craze takes over nations around the globe, and with this country’s consistent improvement in the tournament, enthusiasm is also at an unprecedented level here. More...

Pig ‘n Pint to be held at Hull House

A Pig ‘n Pint event will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, July 16, at the Hull Family Home and Farmstead, 5962 Genesee St. Tickets are available at $50 per person. More...

Senior News

All events (except where indicated) are held at the Town of Lancaster Senior Citizens Center, 100 Oxford Ave. To use the center, Lancaster residents need to have photo identification. For more information, call 685-3498. More...

Business

Soaker 7.7K aims to raise awareness of heat-related illness

Heading into the summer months, Excelsior Orthopaedics is gearing up for the fall sports season and is informing the Western New York sports community that heat-related illness is the number one cause of athlete death.  More...

Area veterans benefit from Thank-A-Vet program

Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs recently held a “Thank-A-Vet” Outreach Program at Elderwood Health Care in Lancaster to issue discount cards to honorably discharged veterans who file their original discharge papers with the Erie County Cle More...

Depew dealership named GM Dealer of the Year

This month, Joe Basil Chevrolet, located at 5111 Transit Road, Depew, received the General Motors Dealer of the Year Award.  More...