Weekly Feature

December 15, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

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SENIORS KAYLEE ABATO, left, Julianna Graham and Danielle Marotto box up cookies baked at Lancaster High School Monday. More...

Editorial

Access to transportation not easy to lose

Bee Editorial

I magine that you want to meet a friend for dinner tomorrow or make an afternoon visit to see the holiday decorations in the mall. Easy enough, right?  Not for everyone. More...

Spindle items

COLLEEN FARRELL

DEATH-DEFYING — Reporter Julie Halm handles all of The Bee’s death notices and obituaries. Every week, she sends out an email to all of the editors, letting them know how much space to request for said information. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Dec. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.I am very disappointed to see that along the whole one side of Central Avenue in Lancaster the trees are not lit. You can see obviously the lights were strung in the trees but they are not lit on the entire west side of Central. More...

Education

Lancaster High School posts honor roll

The following students have been named to the honor roll for the first quarter of the 2011-12 school year. Grade 9 More...

Lancaster Middle School posts honor roll

The following students have been named to the honor roll for the first quarter of the 2011-12 school year.  Grade 7   More...

Depew Middle sets honor roll

The following students have been named to the honor roll for the first quarter of the 2011-12 school year. Grade 6 More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Redskin Boosters selling dinner certificates   More...

Entertainment

Holiday

fri. 16 . Holiday Coffee House & Open Mic — Don’t miss this night featuring Christmas music and a sing-a-long, 7-10 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16 at St.  More...

Walking Tours

thurs. 15 . Wellness Walk — Join Tifft volunteers for a healthy outdoor walk with a botanical emphasis. This drop-in program runs all year. 10 a.m.-12 noon Thursday, Dec. More...

Art

ongoing: now-Dec. 15 . Drawing Surfaces — An installation by Fotini Galanes on display now through Thursday, Dec. 15 at the Burchfield Penney Art Center’s Useum, 1300 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo; $. More...

Breaking News - 12/16/2011 11:16 AM

Firefighters on scene at Grant Street

Lancaster Firefighters have responded to a fire at a Grant Street home in the Village of Lancaster.  Check back for more details as they become available.  More...

Olmstead Avenue could lose a letter

Jesse Nikonowicz remembers arguments about how to spell Olmstead Avenue — with an “a” or not — as a boy growing up in Depew.  Now, as a Village of Depew trustee, he’d like to settle the issue. More...

Changes to paratransit service trigger complaints

Marie Hellerer, a resident at the Harris Hill Nursing Facility, visited Santa Claus at the mall last year. He asked her if she’d been a good girl, and she told him she’s always good.  (See editorial on page four)  More...

Local News

Fire at Lancaster Towers ruled accidental

Investigators have determined that the fire at Lancaster Towers was an accident.  One man was discovered dead after the Dec. 2 incident. More...

Lancaster company to benefit from state aid

Ecology and Environment Inc. is one of the beneficiaries of a statewide economic development program announced Dec. 8 by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo.  More...

Community steps up to help family in need

Twin sisters Amber and Ashley Geary, 14, have lived with cerebral palsy since birth.  Their Buchanan Street home has been ill-equipped for their needs. They cannot climb stairs, and the only full bathroom in the house is on the second floor. More...

Letters to the Editor

Rewarding career brings reflection

In a couple of weeks, I will finish the process of vacating my office. More...

Police Blotter

Woman hits tractor-trailer, keeps on driving

Depew  Tuesday, Dec. 6   Police were called to a home on Rossiter Avenue after a woman reported that she woke up because her car alarm was going off. More...

Obituaries

Death notices

CAMPAGNA, Nancy M. (nee Scarpace), of Lancaster, died Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011. Mrs. Campagna is survived by her husband, Michael R.; one son, Michael A.; one daughter, Darlene M. More...

Sports

Winiatowski leads rebuilding at Lancaster

Bowling

Rich Winiatowski has some pretty big shoes to fill as he begins his first season as Lancaster’s boys bowling coach.  Winiatowski is replacing legendary coach Milt Miner, who retired last winter after 39 seasons and over 250 wins as Lancast More...

St. Mary’s impresses in December games

Boys Basketball

Dan Gill has been stressing effort for his St. Mary’s of Lancaster boys basketball team all season long. More...

High School Sports Calendar

Thursday, Dec. 15 Boys Hockey — St. Mary’s vs. West Seneca West at WS Rink, 4:20 p.m. Girls Hockey — Lancaster vs. Kenmore at Time Warner, 4 p.m. Rifle — Lancaster vs.  More...

Lifestyles

Finding time, finding hope

Patients, caregivers benefit from respite groups

I t can be scary when loved ones begin to lose their memory, but it is devastating when the diagnosis is Alzheimer’s disease or dementia.  However, there is hope and help to be found if people know where to look.  More...

The Little Pebble Foundation seeks positive impact for child amputees

Overcoming adversity as an amputee can be difficult — especially for children. For parents of the children, teaching them to adapt to life with their disability can also at times be troublesome.  More...

Mensa scholarships available

Western New York Mensa invites applications for the annual Mensa Education and Research Foundation Scholarships.  More...

Business

Apartment complex nearly ready for tenants

For more than 50 years, Bella Vista Group has been building in the Town of Lancaster and other communities.  But the Lancaster-based developer’s new Gateway Apartments marks its first multifamily project.  More...

Events

Sisters of Mercy offering grant funds   More...

Candidates announced for Chamber board of directors

Three people have expressed interest in joining the Lancaster Area Chamber of Commerce board of directors, and Chamber members are being asked to vote.  Three seats are available.  More...