Weekly Feature

November 15, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Stay healthy at Thanksgiving with simple changes

Bee Editorial

Next week, Americans will celebrate the holiday most closely associated with gorging on fattening foods, kick-starting the season of eating known as the “holidays.”  More...

Spindle items

• WASH WOMEN — “You wash, I’ll dry” is a common phrase my grandmother and I exchange after holiday meals at my parents’ home in Depew.  More...

Drone missions may be secretive, but results are worthwhile

A merica’s manned military presence in Afghanistan is winding down at the direction of President Barack Obama, and troops are coming home. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.On the 4th of November, I noticed the DPW from the Village of Lancaster had several employees putting up Christmas lights on overtime. We must cut back on these frills; you do not need Christmasville in the village. More...

Lifestyles

Hunting bonds family, friends

More than a hobby:

Depending on whom you ask, hunting is a passion, a sport, a hobby or a deeply rooted family tradition.  More...

Master sergeant to speak at museum

The Lancaster New York Historical Society will host Master Sgt. Linda Nosbisch, who will be speaking at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18, at the Historical Society Museum, 40 Clark St, Lancaster. Nosbisch will speak on her service in Afghanistan.   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, Nov. 16   More...

Entertainment

Special Events

fri. 16 . More...

Theater

thurs. 15-sun. 18 . The Threepenny Opera — Bertold Brecht and Kurt Weill’s musical as presented by the UB Department of Theatre and Dance under the direction of Vincent O’Neill. More...

Family Activities

thurs. 15 . After-School Escape — Enjoy a one-hour program for kids, grades kindergarten through 5, featuring a different, fun, outdoor activity each week, 4:30 p.m. More...

Depew planning to purchase garbage totes

Funding options in the works

This week, residents on the Cheektowaga side of streets such as Banko and Babbette drives and Dean Road had garbage totes delivered to their homes.  But those with properties on the Depew side of the streets may have to wait until spring.  More...

Shelter improvements praised at Como Park

Erie County officials said the renovations at Como Lake Park in Lancaster are an example of its revitalization efforts.  County Executive Mark Poloncarz was joined by Legislator Terrance McCracken and Parks Commissioner Troy Schinzel on Friday f More...

Local News

Board members talk Regents Roundtable

State aid, district consolidation, regional high schools and the Annual Professional Performance Review.  These were among the topics addressed by New York State Education Commissioner John King at a Regents Roundtable meeting held Friday in Lat More...

Office of Emergency Management plans food drive

The Town of Lancaster Office of Emergency Management will hold its sixth annual food drive from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. More...

Depew man honored for 65 years with Depew FD

Michael “Mickey” Nagy is 85 years old. And he spent 65 of those years as a volunteer firefighter for the Depew Fire Department, dedicated to serving his community. More...

Letters to the Editor

Vets taught airmen skills, responsibility

I want to express my appreciation as we celebrate the brave and patriotic veterans of our armed forces. During my service in the Civil Air Patrol, the U.S. More...

Elks Lodge grateful for donations

On Sunday, Nov. 11, Lancaster Elks Lodge 1478 held its fourth annual free spaghetti dinner for Veterans Day. We had many volunteers, including 30 students from Depew High School, 10 from Lancaster Middle School and 20 from Lancaster High School. More...

Sports

Regional participants dot First Team lineup

2012 All-Bee Boys Soccer

Williamsville East, East Aurora and Clarence all reached the Far West Regional round of the 2012 boys soccer playoffs, so it’s no surprise that players from those three schools make up a slight majority of the honorees on the inaugural All-Bee More...

North, Orchard Park dominate First Team selections

2012 All-Bee Girls Soccer

Williamsville North and Orchard Park’s girls soccer teams finished as the top two Section VI Class AA teams this year — the schools met for the playoff championship Nov. More...

Inaugural All-Bee Soccer teams named; selection process explained

Given the tremendous annual success of the All-Bee Basketball Team, along with the successful debut of the All-Bee Baseball, Softball and Lacrosse teams this past spring, The Bee’s sports staff decided to again expand the papers’ all-star More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Village schedules health and wellness fair   More...

Business

Youth Bureau, credit union spearhead finance education

Teenagers can be less than responsible when it comes to money. More...

BBB encourages holiday shoppers to support ‘Small Business Saturday’

Small Business Saturday is a day dedicated to supporting small businesses on what is known to be the busiest shopping weekend of the year — just after Thanksgiving.  And residents are encouraged to start their holiday season by shopping on More...

Eastern Hills Mall to celebrate Santa’s arrival

Eastern Hills Mall will be celebrating the annual arrival of Santa by hosting a Santa Arrival Parade and musical entertainment at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, at the Food Court entrance.  More...