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December 14, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Money secured for town groups in 2018 Erie County budget

The 2018 Erie County budget lowers the tax rate for the fourth consecutive year, according to legislators, while providing funding for critical services and investing in several community organizations and service groups.  The amended budget was More...

Editorial

Precautions keep you safe in winter weather

Bee Editorial

Although snow just began falling across the metro Buffalo area during the past week, we hope everyone in the community is prepared for the possibility of winter weather affecting road conditions and travel. More...

Spindle items

• COATS AND GLOVES — The Leo Club at Depew High School is hosting a coat drive to collect clean, gently worn, warm coats, scarves, gloves and hats until Jan. 12.   The Leo Club looks to collect 250 coats and $250. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Dec. 15, 1892   More...

Obituaries

William P. Lynch, founded the Depew Saints Hockey Club

William Patrick Lynch Sr., 82, of Depew, died Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017.  Mr. Lynch was born on Aug. 9, 1935, in Toronto. He attended the former St. Francis de Sales Elementary School and St. More...

Sammy Waller, master barber

Sammy Waller, 98, of Lancaster, died Friday, Dec. 8, 2017.  Mr. Waller was born on June 26, 1919, in Uniontown, Alabama. He was the owner and master barber at Winslow & Wohlers Barbershop from 1955 to 2008. More...

Lifestyles

Thirteen lesser-known facts about the Hanukkah holiday

Prior to this year’s celebration of Hanukkah, here are 13 lesser-known but important facts about the holiday that have been posted online by the Chabad House of Buffalo: • Eight nights equal miracle lights According to the Talmud, when the More...

Heritage Dancers start season

The Polish Heritage Dancers of WNY will be performing Polish Christmas in the Village at the Lancaster Opera House, 21 Central Ave., on Saturday, Dec. 30. For more information, visit www.phdofwny.com or call 983-5084.   More...

Friends of Reinstein Woods Events

The following events are scheduled at the Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, More...

Business

Dan Scaglione State Farm relies on face-to-face service in digital age

At a time when we have banks and insurance agents in our pockets — right next to Spotify and iMessage — and when those same banks and insurance companies bombard us with slick promises of ever deeper-discounts, Dan Scaglione, the agent at More...

Mark Tortelli has been appointed to Canisius board

Mark Tortelli, a resident of Lancaster, is one of seven new members appointed to the Canisius College Alumni Association board of directors.  Tortelli is a procurement payroll and data manager with Lactalis American Group.  He earned a Bac More...

Popular Mexican restaurant comes to Lancaster

Buffalo-born, southern-inspired Mexican food, made popular by Deep South Taco’s two locations in Buffalo on Ellicott Street and Hertel Avenue, made its debut in a new location in Lancaster, 6727 Transit Road, in front of Regal Cinemas.  Do More...

Emergency demo slated for old ‘Shamrock’ bar

Depew Village gave the green light for an emergency demolition of the chimney at 5521 Transit Road, formerly the “Shamrock” bar.  Tony Fischione, village code enforcement officer, received a call from a resident regarding the propert More...

Fleck steps down as DPW superintendent in lieu of court proceeding

At the Nov. 27 Depew Village Board meeting, it was unclear whether two of the resolutions were related. More...

Local News

SMALL GIFTS

— Pat Neu, left, and Ann Karb sort Christmas baby outfits and other winter clothing as members of the Respect Life Committee at St. Mary of the Assumption Church in Lancaster. More...

Local students nominated for U.S. Presidential Scholars Program

Students Alyssa Deacon, of Lancaster High School, and Dylan Lis, of Depew High School, were two of 25 New York State high school seniors to be nominated for the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program.  More...

St. Mary’s Junior Ladies of Charity give back for the holidays

Members of the Junior Ladies of Charity at St. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.I wish someone could explain to me why Democrats are held to a higher power than Republicans. More...

Education

Lancaster High names honor roll students

The following Lancaster High School students have been named to the honor roll for the first quarter of the 2017-18 school year.  Grade Nine   More...

Sports

Legends get late start to hoops season

It’s been an odd start to the season for the Lancaster boys’ basketball team. The Legends were delayed from having a full team for a bit because of the success of the football team. More...

Biersbach leads Depew hoopsters to 3-1 start

Depew basketball is off to a solid start. The Wildcats are 3-1, riding a three-game win streak with a major milestone on the horizon. More...

Lady Legends bowling returns entire lineup

The Lancaster girls bowling team returns all of its starters from last year’s 8-4 squad. The Lady Legends are an experienced team, missing just one senior from last year’s team. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Holiday Hero blood drive set for Dec. 26   More...

Entertainment

Holiday

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Family Activities

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Live Local in WNY

thurs. 14   Kevin McCarthy — 7:30 p.m., Local Kitchen & Beer Bar, 88 W. Chippewa St., Buffalo. 259-1810, www.buffalocateringservices.com  More...