Weekly Feature

December 1, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

County pawnshop law replaces village code

The Village of Depew has repealed its law regarding pawnshops and secondhand dealers, replacing it with new county legislation that became effective Jan. 11.  More...

Editorial

Closing CPC harms children’s mental health

Bee Editorial

Hope is not tangible. It is not bought or sold. More...

Spindle items

• DECK THE HALLS — The Village of Depew and Depew Recreation Department will host the 25th annual tree-lighting ceremony at 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago  Dec. 3, 1891   • Christmas toys are being brought out and dusted.  • We understand that several handsome houses will be built on the Ransom subdivision this winter.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.I also taught my dogs to poop in Como Park, and the rodents haven’t come back to our yard at all. I think it’s a wonderful idea.  More...

Sports

Lady Legends looking to continue improvement

The goal for the Lancaster girl’s basketball team this season is to keep building. The Lady Legends improved to seven wins in Jayson Jaskier’s first year as head coach. The team intends to continue that growth into this season.  More...

Depew girls basketball primed for successful season

The Depew girls basketball team has some decently high expectations heading into this season. The Lady Wildcats were 14-8 last season and made it as far as the semifinals in Class B. The program did not graduate one player.  More...

Depew boys looking for offensive burst

The objective for the Depew boys basketball team this season is simple: score more points. Last year’s team had a respectable record at 8-13, but averaged just 46 points per game. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Raffle to benefit Alden Meals on Wheels   Alternative Care Services of WNY is sponsoring a raffle for a Russell’s Grand Jacuzzi Package including dinner for two, an overnight stay and a breakfast buffet. Raffle tickets are $5. More...

Business

Women-owned businesses prove to be heart of Lancaster’s village

For years, there has been a resurgence of local businesses in Lancaster, particularly in the village.  West Main Street and Central Avenue is the nexus of 1950s charm, with many more updates in the works for a flourishing, walkable village cente More...

Events

Scholarship applications sought   More...

Children’s Psychiatric Center to close

Hope lost

The word “hope” surrounded years of fighting to keep the Western New York Children’s Psychiatric Center open. More...

‘Lancaster Memories’ gives nod to past through photo collection

Today, it’s hard to imagine Lancaster as a farming community.  Driving down Broadway or Central Avenue, there are countless shops and residences, gas stations and other modern amenities.  More...

Local News

Nuns aim to crack up audiences at opera house

Christmastime will be “Nunsense” time at the Lancaster Opera House this holiday season, where for two weeks, the boisterous cast of “Nuncrackers” plan to make spirits bright by demonstrating that “joy is the rule.” More...

New memorial, old flag honor service of local veteran

Fifty-seven years after the Depew-Lancaster Boys’ Club thanked Richard Zynda for repairs he made to their building at 60 Prospect St., they were recognizing him again, this time by installing a memorial at the same location, and by providing a More...

Lancaster residents make academy honor roll

The following Lancaster residents were recently named to Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart’s honor roll for the first quarter of the 2016-17 academic year:  Ninth-graders were Martha Balthasar, Natalie Biernat, Erin Falk, Jacquelyn Klawo More...

Obituaries

Norman J. Zimmerman, master electrician

Norman J. Zimmerman, 100, of Depew, died Friday, Nov. 25, 2016.  Mr. Zimmerman was born on Nov. 15, 1916, in Buffalo and graduated from Seneca Vocational High School. He went on to serve in the U.S. Army during World War II.  More...

Lifestyles

Erie County Fairgounds celebrates 12th annual Fesitval of Lights

The Festival of Lights at the Erie County Fairgrounds in Hamburg has become a holiday tradition for many in Western New York. The 17-night festival kicked off on Thanksgiving weekend — Friday through Sunday. More...

Pet photos with Santa to benefit adoption

Buffalo Greyhound Adoption will hold their annual pet photos with Santa event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4 at Lancaster Volunteer Ambulance Corps, 40 Embry Place, Lancaster. The cost is $7 and appointments are not necessary.   More...

Library News

Story Times  Lapsit Story Time for 3- to 23-month-olds with a parent or a caregiver is being held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays until Dec. 6.  • Toddler Time for 2- to 3-year-olds with a parent or a caregiver is being held at 11:30 a.m. More...

Entertainment

Holiday

fri. 2   The Scintas — The group will bring their much-loved Christmas show to local fans at 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, at The Riviera Theatre, 67 Webster St., North Tonawanda; $. 692-2413, www.rivieratheatre.org  More...

Special Events

fri. 2   Meat Raffle — Along with basket raffles and special meat raffles, presented by the Parent Guild of Timon, 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, at Bishop Timon - St. Jude High School, 601 McKinley Parkway, Buffalo; $.  sat. 3   More...

Theatre

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