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December 30, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Bee Editorial

I’ll really quit this year — honest

I t’s that time of year again. And it can’t be escaped. More...

Spindle items

COLLEEN FARRELL

IT CAN’T BE THE WEATHER — Don’t tell my former neighbors, but it’s true that New Yorkers west of Rochester seem to be nicer.  More...

Out of the Past

Members of the Valhallas from Lancaster and St. Mary’s high schools played a dance for the Lancaster Teen Club in 1965. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Why aren’t the police enforcing the nighttime parking ban in the Village of Lancaster? There are lots of violators out there.   More...

Education

School calendar

Lancaster Public Schools   Monday, Jan. 3   Classes resume   High school academy applications available in counseling center  Tuesday, Jan. 4   Court Street Elementary PTO meeting: 7 p.m.  More...

Students earn kudos

One hundred and thirty-one students from Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary School in Williamsville participated in the annual “Keep Christ in Christmas” poster coloring contest sponsored by John Cardinal O'Hara Council No. More...

Lifestyles

Community leaders share resolutions for 2011

Some people quit smoking or shed weight. More...

Library News

Toddler time will be offered from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Friday, Dec. 31. Teen gaming runs from 3 to 4:45 p.m. Friday, Dec. 31. The library offers a book sale located outside the meeting room.  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...

Entertainment

Live Local in WNY

thurs. 30 . Christmas Spook Showy — 8 p.m., Club Diablo, 517 Washington St., Buffalo; $. 842-0666, www.clubdiablo.com . Scottillicious — 8 p.m., Mohawk Place, 47 E.  More...

Concerts

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Performance

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A look back at 2010

by COLLEEN M. FARRELL Editor Talk of dissolution, a presidential visit, and the continued fight against floods and snow topped the list of the biggest stories of the year in Lancaster and Depew. See what else made the cut: More...

Local News

Photos

FUN LEARNING — Teacher Gary Schulenberg and sophomore Nicholas Adams dress as characters from “To Kill a Mockingbird” during St. More...

Streetlight problems? Call for help

Residents who see a streetlight that is out and located within the Town of Lancaster should call Supervisor Robert Giza’s office at 683-1610 to report the problem.  If the light is out in the Village of Lancaster, call New York State Elect More...

Legislature OKs $3M for libraries ‘‘

The battle over county funding for the Erie County Library System is over, for now.  More...

Police Blotter

Driver hands over credit cards instead of license

Depew  Monday, Dec. 20   More...

Best of the Blotter

Excerpts from police calls are a regular feature in all nine Bee Group newspapers. Some of the more unusual reports from 2010 are reprinted here. Each is an actual listing from a local town or village police blotter.

. A Poinciana Parkway man wanted file a missing persons report for his wife, who was staying with family and no longer wanted to speak to him. The man said she had to come home, because he didn’t know how to cook for himself.  . More...

Obituaries

Arthur ‘Art’Watson, pastor, avid golfer

Arthur “Art” Watson, 91, of Salinas, Calif., died Friday, Nov. 19, 2010, at his home in Salinas, Calif.  Mr. Watson was born May 13, 1919, in Cheektowaga. More...

Sports

Empire State Games top sports news in 2010

In many ways it was a year of change in the Lancaster-Depew sports scene in 2010. The sports year saw the departure of two of the most recognizable faces in Lancaster and Depew athletics as well as the graduation of one of its biggest stars. More...

Lancers, Wildcats ready to face off in tourney final

Boys Basketball

The finals of the Depew Wildcats’ Tournament will have a local feel on Thursday night as the host Wildcats and the St. Mary’s Lancers will tip off at 7:30 p.m.  More...

Sports briefs

The inaugural Arctic Blast Basketball Tournament, for boys and girls in grades 3-8, will be held Sunday, Jan. 30, 2011, at the Buffalo Niagara Court Center, 425 Meyer Road in West Seneca. School and community teams are welcome. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Town sets meeting  The Lancaster Town Board will conduct its organizational and regular meeting at 8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 3. The meeting will be preceded by a work session at 7 p.m. Both will be held at the Town Hall, 21 Central Ave., Lancaster. More...

Business

NFTA picks Lancaster’s Minkel as leader

by COLLEEN M. FARRELL Kimberley A. Minkel has been chosen to lead the agency she joined just eight years ago — and she’s the first female to do so. More...

Make sure your dollar does good

Every holiday, billions of dollars are donated to worthy causes, but how worthy are they?  More...

Manufacturing outlook on tap

The Lancaster Industrial Development Agency and the Lancaster Area Chamber of Commerce will present the first installment of its industrial forum series on Wednesday, Jan. More...