Weekly Feature



December 22, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Emotional night ends supervisor’s 16-year tenure

With Robert Giza, there’s always a story.  During Lancaster’s Town Board meeting Monday, Giza’s last as supervisor, dozens came out to wish him well and thank him for his service. More...

Editorial

Like him or not, Giza’s given back

Bee Editorial

Robert Giza truly loved his job. The longtime Lancaster supervisor called it a labor of love and said it had been an honor to serve the residents of the community for the past 16 years. More...

Spindle items

COLLEEN FARRELL

NO FAIR — My sister, Kerry, and I stopped our decorating when she made the announcement. “Don’t bother putting out the stockings,” my mother said.  “Why not?” we both immediately asked.  More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Dec. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.I would like to congratulate the Depew Police for serving the warrant on Neoga Street. More...

Sports

Lancers light up Alden in Silvernail Tourney

Boys Basketball

The St. More...

Depth carries Depew over Patriots

One thing the Depew Wildcats will have going for them in the 2011-12 high school basketball season is a bit of depth. The Wildcats showed off their depth in their victory over Niagara Catholic in the MMA/ECIC Challenge on Dec. 14 at St. More...

Redskins make a splash with 4-1 start

Boys Swimming

The Lancaster Redskins entered the holiday break on a high note by defeating Hamburg on Tuesday evening, 56-46, a Hamburg High School. Lancaster pulled out the victory with a successful relay to cap the meet.  More...

Entertainment

Holiday

fri. 23 . Jim Brickman — America’s piano sensation in a Christmas celebration with special guests AnneCochran and Tracy Silverman, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. More...

Family Activities

thurs. 22 . After-School Escape — Children, grades K-5, are invited to enjoy a one-hour program for kids featuring a different, fun, outdoor activity each week, 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. More...

Art

ongoing: now-Dec. 23 . Evolution/Revolution — 20th Anniversary Exhibition featuring works by Joanna Angie, Jozef Najus, Scott Bye, Jackie Felix, Tom Holt, Ani Hoover, Gerald Mead and many more. More...

Breaking News - 12/23/2011 10:25 AM

Police investigate Lancaster explosions

Lancaster Police are investigating several explosions that were set off Thursday morning. Around 4 a.m., police were called to the Tops plaza near French Road on Transit Road. They found three large dumpsters on fire and heavily damaged. More...

Breaking News - 12/22/2011 7:43 PM

Firefighters on scene at Muskingum Street

Depew firefighters were called to a multi-family home on Muskingum Street around 6:30 p.m. Their efforts to extinguish the blaze continue at this time. Check back for more information as it becomes available. More...

New heights

Depew’s Kirstie Dlugosz soars to the hoop against Amherst on Tuesday at Depew High School. Amherst bested the Lady Wildcats, 54-40. More...

Standoff ends peacefully

A man was charged with endangering the welfare of a child as well as menacing after holing up in a Brady Avenue home with his two teenage daughters on Tuesday night.  Lancaster police responded to the home in the Village of Lancaster around 10:4 More...

Local News

Georgia native a writer, minister’s wife

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Georgia Whitney has lived in upstate New York for decades, but she has retained her Southern accent, which is fitting for a woman born in Georgia.  Her name may seem fitting to her birthplace, too, but the Peach State is not what inspired her to More...

Photo

VISIT FROM SANTA — Bethany Skok assists Santa Claus as he reads a Christmas story to the children attending St. Mary's Elementary School's “Cookies with Santa” event. More...

Ice rink to offer skate and shoot

The Depew Ice Rink will hold skate and shoot sessions from 4 to 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 26, Tuesday, Dec. 27 and Wednesday, Dec. 28. The programs are for ages 14 and up and cost $5. More...

Police Blotter

Man fills coffee cup with booze while driving

Lancaster  Thursday, Dec. 8   A car was stopped for speeding on Como Park Boulevard. The driver had a .15 blood alcohol content and was charged with Driving While Intoxicated.  Friday, Dec. 9   More...

Obituaries

Death Notices

GIPPLE, Hazel M., of Lancaster, died Monday, Dec. 12, 2011. Mrs. Gipple is survived by one sister, Ethel Delaney, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Russell. Funeral services were held on Friday, Dec. More...

Lifestyles

Spreading HOLIDAY CHEER for all to HEAR

Caroling group raises spirit of the season

I t’s the most wonderful time of the year — at least according to popular holiday crooner Andy Williams.  And members of the Lancaster Depew Carolers believe the same.  More...

Library News

Teen Gaming — Get off the couch and “exergame” with friends. Play Wii, board games and more. Light snacks provided. Fridays at 3 p.m.  Toddler Time — For ages 2 to 3. Held at 10:30 on Fridays ending Dec. 23.  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.  Friday, Dec. 23   More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Redskin Boosters selling dinner certificates   More...

Business

Sunnking touts recycling program’s success

Sunnking Electronics has collected more than 1 million pounds of electronics since April 1.  More...

Events

BNSME to host January 2012 business seminar   More...

National Grid to lower electric rates for customers

National Grid customers will see a decrease in their electric bills.  The New York State Public Service Commission on Thursday approved lowering National Grid’s residential electricity delivery bills by an average of 11 percent and up to 4 More...