Weekly Feature



December 6, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Use common sense when driving: No one is invincible

Bee Editorial

We see billboards, commercials and bumper stickers promoting positive decision making in regard to drinking and driving, texting while driving and substance abuse. We see the photos of those killed. More...

Spindle items

• MY UNCLE, THE HUMAN ENCYCLOPEDIA — Robert Carl Aikin was a great problem solver, especially when it came to issues surrounding plumbing, electricity, appliances or basically anything that needed fixing. He was a newspaperman. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Dec. 1, 1887   One of the biggest bridges of the world will soon be ready for traffic. This is the iron railroad bridge across the Missouri a few miles below Kansas City. More...

Obituaries

Death Notices

JARVIS, Arthur J., of Lancaster, died Friday, Nov. 30, 2012. Mr. Jarvis was a retiree of Calspan Corporation. More...

Sports

Lancaster optimistic about 2012-13 season

Wrestling

This season looks to be a promising one for the Lancaster Redskins varsity wrestling team. More...

Buffalo Junior Sabres quietly dominating OJHL

As Buffalo experiences a withdrawal from the NHL this winter, the Buffalo Junior Sabres are quietly dominating the Ontario Junior Hockey League.  The Junior Sabres sit in first place in the OJHL and are ranked 10th among all junior teams in Cana More...

St. Mary’s hockey faces tough rebuild with young roster

The St. Mary’s Lancers are still trying to grow the program in their third season of Federation hockey. They improved from 2-12 in their inaugural season of 2010-11 to just 3-11 in 2011-12. More...

Business

Salvatore’s steakhouse expansion under way

Russell’s Steaks, Chops and More is growing.  The popular steakhouse and hotel on Transit Road in Williamsville will soon have a bigger dining area and kitchen.  Owner Russell Salvatore said the dining room construction is already com More...

Agreement allows mortgage firm to keep 400 jobs in area

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo last week announced that PHH Mortgage Corp. More...

County asks businesses asked to ‘Thank-A-Vet’

Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs is reaching out to area businesses and asking them to consider joining ranks and become a participating merchant in the Clerk’s “Thank-A-Vet” Discount Card Program.  More...

Board appoints clerk-typist despite supervisor's objections

The Lancaster Town Board Monday night appointed a new clerk-typist for the Town Clerk’s Office, a full-time position included in the 2013 adopted budget but opposed by Supervisor Dino Fudoli.  The Democrats, who hold a 4-1 majority on the More...

Police still searching for missing Lancaster woman

It has been one week, and Lynn Hewitt remains missing.  Lancaster police began their search for the 57-year-old woman on Nov. 29, after receiving a report she had “purposely” walked out of St. More...

Local News

Depew doctor accused of sexual abuse

Officers from the Depew Police Department and Attorney General’s Office Friday, arrested a Clarence resident for allegedly sexually abusing one of his patients.  Dr. More...

Clerk reminds snowmobilers to register with Erie County

Snow has already made an appearance in Western New York, so area snowmobilers are getting ready to hit the trails on their sleds.  With that in mind, Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs is reminding all snowmobilers to register their sleds with Erie More...

Postal Service recommends mailing cards, gifts early

The busiest mailing day of the year is a little more than a week away, according to the U.S. Postal Service, and those looking to send out Christmas cards or holiday presents should keep that in mind.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.What happened to our snow plows in the Village of Lancaster? The streets are in terrible condition. Depew was plowed; what happened to the Village of Lancaster?  More...

Education

Lancaster Middle School names honor roll students

The following students have been named to the honor roll for the first quarter of the 2012-13 school year:  Grade 7   More...

School News

Connor Orcutt of Lancaster has been named to the Mount Mercy Academy honor roll for the first quarter of the 2012-13 school year.  Nicole Fitzgerald of Lancaster has been named to the Mount Mercy Academy honor roll for the first quarter of the 2 More...

Lancaster High School posts honor roll

The following students have been named to the honor roll for the first quarter of the 2012-13 school year:  Grade 9   More...

Lifestyles

The festival of lights

For some, Hanukkah is a major holiday, brimming with historical and spiritual significance. For others, the emphasis lies in the gathering of friends and family and enjoying good company and traditions. More...

Jamming for a good cause

For a few hours on Friday night, Lord of Life Lutheran Church in Depew will transform its sanctuary into an intimate coffeehouse for its Jam for Hope concert.  With young adults serving as baristas, baked goods for purchase, tables adorned with More...

Lancaster Library offers college prep workshop

The Lancaster Library will hold a free college planning workshop from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, 5466 Broadway, Lancaster.  More...

Entertainment

Holiday

thurs. 6 . Bill Kirchen and Too Much Fun Honky Tonk Holiday Show — Enjoy their eclectic mix of rockabilly, country, blues, jazz, and rock and roll with a holiday twist at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6 at the  More...

Family Activities

thurs. 6 . 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...

Auditions

sat. 8 . More...