2022-09-29 E-Edition


Horse-drawn carriages gave rides throughout the downtown village area to Village of Lancaster Fall Fest attendees. In this photo, a carriage carries a group of passengers down West Main Street. See more pictures on page eight.

Keib appointed as new lieutenant in Depew

A little less than five years into his career on the force, Police Officer Christopher Keib was appointed to lieutenant during Monday’s Depew Village Board meeting. Keib joined the Depew Police Department in January of 2018 and has quickly established himself as a self-motivated, highly enthusiastic individual, according to Captain William Curr who presented Keib with his badge following his […]

Lancaster high school student wins ‘Battle of the DJs’ in Rochester

Erik Slimko, a junior at Lancaster High School, won the 2022 Battle of the DJs, a contest presented annually by Bach to Rock Penfield Music School. The event itself took place at the I-Square in Rochester. While Slimko has won awards at this regional competition in the past, including a first place award for Best Mix Execution in 2020, he […]

Lancaster resident to appear on Food Network baking competition

Brian Muffoletto is a second grade teacher for the Orchard Park School District. He is also a talented baker who will appear on the Food Network’s “Halloween Cookie Challenge,” airing at 10 p.m. Monday, Oct. 3, competing for the $10,000 top prize. Muffoletto is not a stranger to baking competitively. Two years ago, he appeared on a similar show, “Christmas […]

Bloomsbury Lane Toy Shoppe finds new home near old spot

Bloomsbury Lane Toy Shoppe, Lancaster’s only toy store, has shifted locations, finding a new home with more room to operate at 11 W. Main St. in the Village of Lancaster. “We have more space, and we have more accessibility,” said store owner Crystal Newman during a grand reopening on Saturday afternoon. Newman said with the newfound legroom in a spot […]

Clarence plane crash sends pilot to ECMC

A pilot was taken by Mercy Flight to Erie County Medical Center after a small single-engine airplane crashed in Clarence on Saturday afternoon, Sept. 24. The pilot, Lee Hardy, 70, was injured and semiconscious when firefighters arrived, but he is expected to survive. No passengers were on board the privately owned plane. “On approach to the Clarence airport, [the pilot] […]

Marching Legends to host 19th annual Revelry on Saturday

The Lancaster High School Marching Legends and Band Boosters will present their 19th annual Lancaster Revelry on at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, at Foyle-Kling Field. This show is one of four New York State Field Band Conference competitions hosted on that date around New York state. The Lancaster Marching Band’s 2022 field show is titled “Eyes of Surprise,” which […]

Area actors set to go ‘Into the Woods’ with Aurora Players

West Seneca residents Roxanna Herreid and Aaron Saldana are among the many Western New York actors and actresses that audiences will see during the upcoming Aurora Players production of “Into the Woods.” The Tony Award-winning musical by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine comes to the Roycroft Pavilion in East Aurora starting Oct. 1 and running four weekends through Oct. 23. […]

Artist to speak at Alden-Lancaster Art Club

Judy Pufpaff, a well-established artist and member of the board of the Williamsville Art Society, will demonstrate her artistic technique at the next meeting of the Alden Lancaster Art Club at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4. Pufpaff enjoys capturing the light and energy she experiences within natural settings. While she is known for her oil paintings, Pufpaff also likes to […]