November 20, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Local News

A brother remembers ‘the kid with the smile,’ seeks to renovate courts

When James Metz, 14, died in a midair collision between two small aircraft on Sept. 27, his younger brother, Donovan, immediately took action to preserve the memory of his brother, and to do something that would benefit the community. More...

TRIBUTE TO VETERANS

— Bee Group Newspapers treated 14 area veterans to an informal lunch last week at the Campfire Grill in Depew. Each is a resident of the Montgomery Park retirement community in East Amherst. More...

Veterans Tax Exemption adopted by Lancaster Schools

For the 2015-16 school year, the Alternate Veterans Tax Exemption will be put in place in the Lancaster Central School District. More...

Police Blotter

Man loses bank card his mother sometimes hides

Depew Monday, Nov. 10 • A woman reported that an unknown person had entered her shed, but she was unsure if anything was missing. More...

Lifestyles

Paint Box Project partnership spreads holiday cheer nationwide

Since 1990, The Paint Box Project has been transforming young artists’ artwork into heartwarming holiday cards. More...

Fire truck parade will end with tree lighting

The Greater Lancaster Museum of Firefighting will hold the Christmasville fire truck parade at 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 29, beginning at Lancaster High School, 1 Forton Drive. More...

Tea, open house to be held at Hull Family Home

Preparations are beginning for the Hull Family Home and Farmstead’s Christmas tea and open house. The event will take place on Dec. 7 at the home, 5976 Genesee St. There will be two seatings for tea, at 11 a.m. More...

Lancaster adopts 2015 budget with one member absent

The Town of Lancaster has adopted its 2015 budget, but not without considerable dissension among members of the Town Board. 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...

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 through Dec. 16. More...

Editorial

Caution, preparedness are of benefit on the roads

Bee Editorial

This week’s lake effect snow storm dumped more than two feet of snow in the central and southern regions of Erie County, creating unsafe and hazardous driving conditions for motorists. More...

Spindle items

• A STRANGE SITUATION — There have been a few occasions in my career when I was headed into an interview for which I simply wasn’t sure how to prepare. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years AgoNov. 21, 1889 More...

Letters to the Editor

Museum a reminder of dark past

I recently read the column that David Sherman wrote after his visit to the Museum of disABILITY. For may years, I was employed at People Inc. as director of its prevention department. More...

Sports

Four of Lancaster’s best sign on the dotted line

Lancaster High School has been churning out some top tier athletes in the past few years, and that tradition continued on Friday at the school’s conference room. More...

Sweet Home, Will North dominate First Team selections

Football is all about winning, and these All-Bee Football First Team Defense selections have made winning much easier for their respective teams. More...

Sports brief

Erie Community College North Campus, 6205 Main St, Williamsville, is hosting a six week baseball camp starting Saturday, Jan. 24 and ECC South Campus, 4041 Southwestern Blvd., Orchard Park, will host a six-week camp starting on Sunday, Jan. 25. More...

Business

SERVING UP HOME COOKING

— Robin Finsterbach, owner of Aunt Robin’s Diner, 3580 Walden Ave., stands at the stove during the restaurant’s grand opening this past weekend. More...

Depew woman named president of Northtowns Boys and Girls Clubs

Depew resident Rosanne Braxton is the new board president of the Northtowns Boys and Girls Clubs. Cheri Cruse and Kevin Stoklosa have also been named as members of the board. More...

Lancaster man made director of finance and operations at Launch NY

Alex Adema of Lancaster has been appointed director of finance and operations at Launch New York. He will provide overall operational support for the organization while coordinating the Entrepreneur-in-Residence Program. More...