Weekly Feature



November 6, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Dedication ceremony slated for Jeff Stribing

While Alex Creighton was pursuing his Eagle Scout award, he designed and built a small park on the edge of Plumb Bottom Creek in the Village of Lancaster. More...

Editorial

Our words have power, use them wisely

Bee Editorial

The pen is, in fact, much mightier than the sword. Spoken or written, the sentences we string together, the words we choose, tell a tremendous amount about ourselves. More...

Spindle items

• EXERCISING YOUR RIGHT — While the polls published by The Bee are not meant to be a scientific gauge of the entire Lancaster and Depew community, I always find the results to be interesting. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Nov. 7, 1889   The Tonawanda authorities have passed an ordinance prohibiting the sounding of a locomotive whistle within the village limits, under a penalty of $10.  More...

Obituaries

George E. O’Neil, vice president Iroquois Door Company

George E. O’Neil, 88, formerly of Lancaster, died Friday, Oct. 24, 2014.  Mr. More...

Norman H. Smith, Thruway Authority worker

Norman H. Smith, of Lancaster, died Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014.  Mr. Smith worked for the New York State Thruway Authority.  He was also a member of the Lancaster Fire Department, Depew American Legion Post 1528 and the B.P.O.E. More...

Rev. Paul G. Wendel, Army veteran

The Rev. Paul G. Wendel, 93, formerly of Lancaster, died Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014.  Mr. Wendel was born in Buffalo and attended St. Mary grade school and high school in Lancaster.  He also served in the U.S. More...

Lifestyles

Rusin lets creativity fly with projects

There’s innovation in art, and then there’s Blair Rusin, who can turn anything he sees into a canvas.  The Amherst resident’s introduction to the art world came from his father, who did architectural drawings, but Rusin’s More...

Bazaar to take place Nov. 8 at Trinity Episcopal Church

Trinity Episcopal Church of Lancaster will hold its annual Snowflake Bazaar from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8, at 5446 Broadway, Lancaster. More...

Library News

Story Times  Lapsit Story Time Session II for 3- to 23-month-olds with a parent or a caregiver is being held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays, Nov. 18 through Dec. 16.   More...

Business

Local shop to participate in Neighborhood Toy Store Day

Bloomsbury Lane Toy Shoppe, located at 1 W Main St, Lancaster, will be celebrating the fifth annual Neighborhood Toy Store Day, Saturday, Nov. 8. More...

Lancaster resident named pharmacist

Reliant Medical Equipment and Pharmacy, a division of The McGuire Group Pharmacy Corp., has named Kevin DiGiacomo of Lancaster as a pharmacist for its newly formed, locally owned store at 4114 Union Road.  More...

People Inc. appoints Lancaster resident

People Inc. recently appointed Nicole Perry of Lancaster as manager of its Leisuretimers location in Akron, which provides affordable housing for senior citizens as well as adults with disabilities who are 18 and older.  Perry joins People Inc. More...

Colby defeats incumbent LoCicero for town justice seat

Challenger Jeremy A. More...

Public hearing raises questions, doubts about preliminary budget

Residents had the opportunity to voice questions and concerns regarding the Town of Lancaster’s preliminary budget during a public hearing held Monday night.  More...

Local News

Former teacher creates range of artwork

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Retired art teacher Mary Ann Long now spends her time creating portraits, drawings and paintings for residents in the community.  Long, a Cheektowaga resident, said she’s been dabbling in art since she was a child. More...

BVFA tops 6,000 hours of community events, hosts hayride

Members of the Bowmansville Volunteer Fire Association answered 70 alarms during the month of October, raising the total number of alarms answered so far to 613 for 2014.  BVFA members have also completed more than 5,645 hours of training this y More...

Elks to host free veterans dinner

The Lancaster Elks will host a spaghetti dinner for all veterans and active military personnel from 2 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11, at 33 Legion Parkway, Lancaster.  More...

Police Blotter

Man accused in fight first strips off shirt, sunglasses

Depew   Monday, Oct. 27  • A black, Coach wallet was turned over to police with identification inside. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.As a lifelong resident of the Village of Lancaster, with the supposed abolishment of the court, why can’t we start abolishing the special events? More...

Sports

Lancaster takes back Section VI crown

It was Lancaster’s goal all season long to reclaim the Section VI title, especially considering that the school was hosting the meet this year.  Lancaster had a run of six consecutive Section VI titles up until last season when Williamsvil More...

Lancaster perseveres past Clarence, earns spot in finals

Each time the Lancaster boys volleyball team played Clarence this year it was a grinding four-set match.  It was no different on Saturday in the Class A semifinals as Lancaster beat Clarence 25-15, 23-25, 25-22, 25-23 at Lackawanna High School. More...

Kilijanski's Corner

The volleyball fans in Lancaster sure are loud and passionate, especially when it comes to playoffs. That’s certainly not a complaint. It’s a compliment.  More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Meat raffle to include turkey for the holidays   More...

Entertainment

Special Events

thurs. 6   HNHS/Penn Dixie Fundraiser — 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6, at LaGalleria Restaurant, 3923 Southwestern Blvd., Orchard Park; $.  thurs. 6-sun. 9   More...

Film/Video

fri. 7   Film Noir Double Feature — D.O.A. (1950), 7:30 p.m.; and Kansas City Confidential,” 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7, at the Screening Room, 3131 Sheridan Drive, Northtown Business Center, Amherst; $. More...

Family Activities

thurs. 6   More...