Weekly Feature



December 1, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Village upholds signage denial

The Lancaster Historic Preservation Commission and Broadway Deli have not been able to see eye to eye on a proposed new sign in the front lot of the business at 5430 Broadway. More...

Editorial

Depew mayor has a point, but that’s all

Bee Editorial

Steve Hoffman’s frustrations are understandable. More...

Spindle items

JOLENE ZANGHI

REUNITED — On Nov. 26, I attended my Lancaster High School Class of 2001 10-year reunion at the Polish Falcons Club in Depew.  More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Dec. 2, 1886   Mr. John Bottelberger has purchased a handsome new accordion.  The pupils of the public schools had a vacation Thursday and Friday.  Get ready for Prof. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.As a resident of the Village of Lancaster, I’m disappointed with the village board. After several storms in 2001, 2006 and 2010, the village is in need of two hi-lifts. More...

Sports

Veteran Wildcats look to recapture winning ways

Boys Basketball

Experience and size will be theme for the Depew Wildcats during the 2011-12 season. The Wildcats bring back nine players who will be entering their senior campaigns for the blue and white. More...

Redskins add Healy to talented returning squad

Girls Basketball

The Lancaster Redskins may have had the best offseason addition of any high school basketball team in Western New York.  The Redskins were looking to add one more piece to a talented roster that returns six seniors, including leading scorer Sama More...

Lancers looking to avenge title game defeat

St. Mary’s of Lancaster boys basketball head coach Dan Gill said that last year was the most challenging he faced as coach of the Lancers in terms of a chemistry and leadership standpoint. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Garden Club plans Christmas party   The Federated Lancaster Garden Club will meet for its annual Christmas party at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7, at Salvatore’s Italian Gardens, 6461 Transit Road, Lancaster. More...

Business

Shoppers camp out for savings on Black Friday

How much is Colleen Grigsby’s time worth? About $29 per hour.  That’s how much the Depew grandmother saved in sitting outside the Target store at Transit and Losson for 10 and a half hours on Thanksgiving. More...

Events

BNTP announces December Holiday Fundraiser   More...

Elaine’s Flower Shoppe plans open house, fundraiser

Elaine’s Flower Shoppe is dressed up for the holidays, with poinsettias and snowmen and gifts.  One of the biggest clues that Christmas is near? More...

Police officer’s transfer remains hot topic

Mayor Steven Hoffman publicly expressed his disappointment Monday that his Police Department has lost its third officer in five years due to transfers to the Lancaster force.  (See editorial on page four)  More...

Welcome, Christmas

Anne Swierat, top, a firefighter with Lancaster Fire Department Central Hose Company, rides on a 1941 GMC fire truck covered in hundreds of lights during the Christmasville event Saturday in the Vill More...

Longtime Depew firefighter honored for service

When Richard Basher and his wife, Lorraine, moved to Depew from Buffalo, a neighbor told him he should consider joining the fire department.  “I was quite a bit younger then, and it seemed like the thing to do,” he said.  His in More...

Local News

Brothers shop till they drop, thanks to spree

Every Thanksgiving, Carl Damiani travels from Canton, Ohio, back to Lancaster, to spend the holiday with his family.  This year, as the winner of the Families Touched by MS two-minute shopping spree, there was even more of a celebration.  More...

Depew leaders to jump in Lake Erie — for a cause

The Depew High School Student Senate has challenged each class to raise $250 for Special Olympics.  If they do, the class advisers and officers will jump in Lake Erie on Saturday, Dec. 3, during the Buffalo Polar Plunge.  More...

Village of Depew tree lighting set for Monday

The Village of Depew will hold its annual tree-lighting ceremony on Monday at Fireman’s Park at Terrace Boulevard and Erie Street.  Mayor Steven Hoffman and the Village Board will help throw the switch for the tree. More...

Letters to the Editor

He’ll always be Supervisor Giza

Since the age of 12, I have seen Town Board members come and go like the leaves of fall. However, one member of the board always remained a true, unmovable facet: Supervisor Robert H. Giza.  More...

Many due thanks for helping pantry

In September, there was nothing — quite literally nothing — on our Trinity Pantry shelves.With help from all segments of the community, the pantry is now able to accommodate the roughly 300 household visits we experience every month. More...

What elections have become

I have waited to respond to a bit of rhetoric that developed before the election.  More...

Lifestyles

Recognizing red flags, respect

Website informs youth about abusive relationships

Questions, threats, control and embarrassment.  Young “love” can be pretty intense, and statistics show that approximately one-third of the youth population will be in an abusive relationship at some point during their teenage years, More...

Couple honeymoon in Aruba

Laura Tromanhauser married Brian Moeller during a ceremony on Friday, Sept. 30, 2011, at St. Gabriel’s Church in Elma. The Rev. Daniel J. Palys officiated.  The bride is the daughter of Carmelanne and Daniel Caterisano of Lancaster. More...

Thielman-Krafft

Joan and Robert Thielman of Lancaster announce the engagement of their daughter, Jill Thielman, to James Krafft, son of Mary Ann and Paul Krafft of Lancaster.  Miss Thielman graduated from Lancaster High School in 2003 and Canisius College in 20 More...

Entertainment

Symphonic

fri. 2 . Handel’s Messiah — This holiday season, come see this masterpiece performed with a period Baroque orchestra presented by Friends of Music at St. More...

Performance

fri. 2 . A Christmas Pie — The Freudig Singers invite you to bring your friends and your appetite as the serve up seasonal music and traditional dessert reception, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2 at St. More...

Concerts

sat. 3 . Rock the Vote for Liberty — Concert lineup includes Madeliene Haze, The Feast, Mick Hayes Band and more, 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3 at Club W, 199 Delaware Ave., Buffalo; Free. www.buffaloliberty.org sun.  More...