Weekly Feature



October 2, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Fire prevention week an opportunity to safeguard home

Bee Editorial

National Fire Prevention Week begins this Sunday and will focus on the importance of how working smoke detectors can save lives. More...

Spindle items

• COVERING A TRAGEDY — One of the most challenging aspects of being in the news industry, I find, is when you are forced to sit in front of a computer screen and try to piece together a story about a tragedy.  More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Oct. 3, 1889   A large force of men are at work with power presses bailing the new crop of hay in Wyoming County. Prices run from $5 to $8 a ton.  More...

Obituaries

Ronald A. Balducci, founder, Balducci Construction

Ronald A. Balducci, 62, of Lancaster, died Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014.  Born in Buffalo, Mr. More...

James Joseph Burke, Air Force veteran

James Joseph Burke, 83, formerly of Lancaster, died Monday, May 19, 2014.  Growing up in Lancaster, Mr. More...

Lifestyles

Dining Out for Life feeds awareness

On Tuesday, Oct. 7, get hungry to make a difference. During the 12th annual Dining Out for Life, area restaurants will join together to not only satisfy your appetite but also help support the fight against HIV and AIDS.  More...

Paranormal investigator to speak at museum

Greg Rozbicki of the paranormal and ghost investigation group, “What’s Up Paranormal,” will demonstrate and explain equipment used during ghost haunts with audio and visual findings from previous investigations at 2 p.m. 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...

Entertainment

Walking Tours

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Special Events

thurs. 2   Chinese Auction — Third annual fundraiser presented by the SouthTowns Amateur Radio Society, featuring theme baskets, raffles, 50/50, and refreshments, 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. More...

Festivals

fri. 3   Oktoberfest — Experience an authentic German Oktoberfest, with music, beer, free parking and a heated tent all in the historic Cobblestone District, 5-10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3, at Buffalo Iron Works, 49 Illinois St., Buffalo; $. More...

Skate Park opens in remembrance of fallen teen

After many somber days, there were tears of joy Sunday as hundreds of people arrived at Lancaster’s Keysa Park for the opening of the Bryce Buchholz Memorial BMX Skate Park.  The park was dedicated to Bryce Buchholz, a Lancaster teenager w More...

Civil War Encampment to bring history to life

On Saturday, Oct. More...

Local News

Orchard Park artist uses talent to give back

Gilbert Stuart earned his place in American history as a portraitist of the nation’s early leaders — most notably George Washington. More...

Depew School District to honor 23 alumni on Wall of Fame

The Depew Union Free School District, in partnership with the Depew Wildcats Alumni Association, will induct 23 distinguished graduates into the Alumni Wall of Fame during a ceremony for families on Oct. 16.  More...

HOSPITALITY TEAM

— Patrick Kaler, president and chief executive officer of Visit Buffalo Niagara; Russell Salvatore; and County Legislator Ted Morton visited Russell's Steaks, Chops & More during a tour of More...

Police Blotter

Perpetrator of phone theft found to be couch cushions

Depew   Tuesday, Sept. 23  • On four occasions, an employee of a Broadway company allegedly took a 5-gallon gas can, filled it up on the company’s account, used it in his vehicle and returned it empty.  More...

Education

School to integrate robotics into curriculum

Advanced robotics has become a part of the curriculum at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament School in Depew as it has begun implementing a new advanced curriculum for its students.  The curriculum focuses on science, technology, religion, enginee More...

Sports

St. Mary’s falls just short at homecoming game

Even with a 12-0 lead, a single fumble can change the entire complexity of a game.  St. Mary’s found that out the hard way on Saturday during their homecoming game against Oil City from Pennsylvania.  St. More...

Lancaster’s youngsters are in awe of the veterans

All of the new, young talent on the Lancaster gymnastics team have some excellent veterans to look up to in both practices and meets.  Lancaster features three returning gymnasts who were on the state team last year. More...

Depew girls volleyball dominating division with unbeaten record

Since the Depew girls volleyball team dropped the opening set of the season to East Aurora on Sept. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

DVD Bible study set on Book of Revelation   More...

Business

Master Chong’s students raise $65,000 for Women and Children’s Hospital

At Master Chong’s Tae Kwon Do, some of the school’s teachings pertain to physical skills, while others are intended to be greater life lessons.  More...

Pink concrete mixer draws attention to breast cancer awareness

United Materials, LLC is paving the town pink with a newly acquired concrete mixer, working to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer research.  The pink Ready-Mix truck, unveiled last month to honor breast cancer survivors, can be spotted More...

Business Brief

The Lancaster Area Chamber of Commerce will hold the next installation of its Next 20 series from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15, at Ripa’s Restaurant, 4218 Walden Ave. More...