December 18, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Local News

Principal’s drive motivated by student success

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Carol Townsend is the principal of a school that now boasts a 93 percent graduation rate, but that statistic has not come out of the blue or without a significant amount of hard work and dedication on her part as well as the district’s entire s More...

LIVING NATIVITY

— Students at St. Mary’s Elementary School in Lancaster are shown in this living Nativity scene on Saturday. Many families from the surrounding area came to experience the event. More...

Holiday drive sparks heated discussion in Lancaster

The Lancaster Youth Bureau has held its annual Day of Giving for several years, but a new challenge was presented to those involved this season. More...

Letters to the Editor

Thanks for food drive assistance

I would like to thank the Tops Market at the D&L Plaza for hosting our food drive for the Trinity Pantry as well as Cub Scout Pack 236 and Boy Scout Troop 545 for their help at both the food drive and also the sorting of food several days later. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heards

.I’ve noticed that the town engineer has the guys really on the ball since the storm. They have been cleaning up leaves and rubbish and trimming tree limbs. They keep going and going, so I’d like to thank the town engineer. More...

Sports

Deep Lancaster boys bowling roster seeks division title

With every starter back from last year’s 8-3 team that tied for second in the ECIC Large Schools South Division, Lancaster boys bowling coach Rich Winiatowski will not have a shortage of depth on the roster. More...

Youthful Lancaster boys swimming team rebuilds

With only five upperclassmen on the roster, Lancaster boys swim coach Dan Szymanski knows it will be an uphill climb for success this season. More...

Winter sports previews to conclude

The Bee will conclude its coverage of the winter sports season in next week’s edition with previews of the rifle and boys and girls indoor track teams As always, a complete game schedule will accompany each preview. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Ugliest sweater dance to include live music More...

Entertainment

Holiday Happenings

thurs. 18 Santa Claus Conquers the Martians — The 1964 holiday cult classic features Pia Zadora, 8:45 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 18, at the Screening Room, 3131 Sheridan Drive, Northtown Business Center, Amherst; $. 837-0376, www.screeningroom.net More...

Family Activities

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Literature

thurs. 18 Northside Writers Group — Meets at 7 p.m. the first and third Thursday of every month, Dec. 18, at the Crossroads Lutheran Church, 4640 Main St., corner of Main Street and Burroughs Drive, Snyder. Membership is open to the public. More...

Bond increase adopted without Fudoli’s support

A bond that was initially approved in April 2013 by the Lancaster Town Board was modified during Monday night’s meeting. More...

Depew School District considers tax exemptions for veterans

The Depew School Board will be looking for the opinion of residents when it comes to property tax exemptions for the community’s veterans. More...

Lancaster couple wins $10,000 in gas, groceries

A Lancaster couple won’t have to worry about the price of a gallon of milk or gas for the coming year, thanks to their own generosity. More...

Editorial

Day of Giving should not be a point of contention

Bee Editorial

Throughout Lancaster and Depew, people have been debating whether or not town vehicles should be used to pick up toys for the Youth Bureau’s annual Day of Giving. More...

Spindle items

MEETING CANCELLATION — The meeting of the Depew Village Board which was previously scheduled for Dec. 22, has been canceled. More...

Out of the Past

Going somewhere

Do you have a memory of the Lancaster-Depew area you would like to share with Bee readers? Send it to “Out of the Past,” Lancaster-Depew Bee, 5564 Main St., Buffalo, NY 14221. More...

Police Blotter

Girl allegedly forges $250 check for tampons

Depew Tuesday, Dec. 9 • A woman reported that her daughter had stolen three of her checks and forged them for a total of $800. The girl allegedly stated at one point, “I wrote one for $250. I needed tampons.” Wednesday, Dec. 10 More...

Education

St. Mary’s students celebrate cultural similarities, differences

From Dec. 1 through 5, St. Mary’s High School observed SEEK (Students Exercising Equity and Knowledge) Week. Named for the SEEK Club at St. More...

Depew, Lancaster students earn honors at Immaculata

The following students from Lancaster and Depew have been named to the honor roll for the first quarter of the 2014-15 school year at Immaculata Academy. Depew Second honors Deanna Garwol, Sydney Kaczmarek and Talia Scibetta. Lancaster More...

Lifestyles

Meals on Wheels

for Western New York spreads holiday cheer

The 1,800 individuals served by Meals on Wheels for Western New York have learned that the organization is always about more than just a meal. That is even truer this time of the year. More...

Carolers to support canine cause

Caroling for Canines will take place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20, at the Tops Market, 6363 Transit Road, Depew. At the event there will be a collection of food, toys, money and other dog supplies. 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, from Jan. 6 through 27. More...

Business

Holiday events to be hosted by Lancaster Chamber members

The Lancaster Area Chamber of Commerce is gearing up for the holiday season with numerous events throughout the community. More...

Depew music school to offer All County and All State prep clinic

Thousands of students throughout the state compete for a few hundred spots in the New York State School Music Association’s All County and All State groups. More...

Galleria offers daily giveaways

The Walden Galleria’s annual “12 Days of Christmas Giveaway” will run through Wednesday, Dec. 24. The mall is giving away one prize a day on its Facebook page. More...