Weekly Feature

December 20, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Even with security protocol, it’s tough to combat a killer

Bee Editorial

I n light of last week’s school shooting in Newtown, Conn., many are trying to figure out what could have been done to prevent the attack and better protect the staff and students at Sandy Hook Elementary School.  More...

Spindle items

• WISH LIST — I haven’t been sleeping well the past six days. Like most of the nation, I have been grieving for the families of those who were murdered Friday at Sandy Hook Elementary School. More...

Out of the Past

Silver and Gould

This is a photo of the Gould Coupler Test Laboratory in 1939. More...

Police Blotter

Man sneaks inside a carwash office, steals $150

Depew  Tuesday, Dec. 11  • Police responded to a grocery store on Dick Road after an employee reported that her phone had been stolen. More...

Education

Lancaster student top 10 finalist in national contest

When 9-year-old Avrey came home and began to design a submission for a contest at Pier 1 Imports, her parents didn’t think much of it. More...

Depew administrative offices move to middle, high schools

Depew Union Free School District administrative departments have begun to shift to new locations.  Efforts to relocate the offices, originally housed at 591 Terrace Blvd., began moving to renovated office space at the Depew middle and high scho More...

Depew 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

’Tis the season

Winter months bring fun careers

The winter months can seem like a long stretch of bleak, cold weather. More...

“End of the World” party planned at VFW post

Lt. Col. Matt Urban VFW Post No. 7275, located at 3741 Walden Ave. in Lancaster, will host an “End of the World” party from 8 to 11 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 21. More...

ARCH ANGEL

— Jake Kaminski, a 2012 Olympic Silver Medalist in Archery, shows off his skills Dec. 13 during a visit with Boy Scout Troop 618. More...

Business

Catalyst Fitness offers aid to those who want, need a healthy lifestyle change

When Catalyst Fitness owners Joe and Amy Bueme tell their members to “activate their life,” they mean it.  For more than 30 years, helping people get into shape and maintain a healthier lifestyle has been their goal.  In June, t More...

Indoor Air Professionals donates to food pantry

Employees of Indoor Air Professionals, an indoor air quality firm in Lancaster, are in the holiday spirit.  The business held a special collection and donated $250, plus a variety of food items, to the Trinity Food Pantry located inside Trinity More...

Tax Department extends call center hours

The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance will extend its call center hours in order to assist businesses and tax professionals as they file sales tax returns using a new, online system.  More...

Tragedy causes schools to revisit security measures

In the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre on Friday morning, school districts nationwide are examining just how secure their buildings are.  President Barack Obama on Friday deplored the “heinous crime” that left 27 de More...

Depew’s ‘fishbowl’ gets artsy

Those in attendance at the Depew School District’s Board of Education meeting Tuesday night were able to get a peek at the high school’s latest creative endeavor: an art gallery.  The “Inspired” gallery at DHS has transfo More...

Local News

Retired police officer dubbed ‘Man of the Year’

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Earlier this month, Richard Zolnowski was named Man of the Year by the Pulaski Police Association of Western New York. The retired Depew police officer said he was surprised when they called his name to receive the award. More...

Police to host virtual ride-along

Facebook users encouraged to view page and participate

It’s live, and it’s happening in Lancaster. From 4 p.m. until midnight on Friday, Dec. 21, Lancaster police will be listing calls for service in real time on their Facebook page as they come in to dispatch. More...

Night lights to ease the pain

Lanterns to be released in honor of those who have passed away

Their goal is to light the night sky, and on Dec. 26, Sarah Dievendorf and Jessica Raymond are asking you join them. More...

Letters to the Editor

Restoring full-time post a bad move

After attending the recent Lancaster Town Board meeting where the budget was passed, I watched in disgust as the four Democrats on the board voted to restore a full-time position in the Town Clerk’s Office.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Central Avenue in the village looks beautiful. And I’d like to thank the supervisor for selling that albatross on Walden Avenue.  .As a resident of the Village of Lancaster, I’m disappointed with the the way we pick up brush. More...

Sports

Depew comes from behind to win second straight

It took the Depew Wildcats three quarters to get going during their game against East Aurora on Tuesday night, but once they did, there was no stopping them.  Depew scored just 28 points through three quarters but erupted for 28 points in the fo More...

Redskins begin 2012-13 season with impressive start

Indoor Track

Lancaster’s indoor track team opened its season on Dec. 7 at Buffalo State College with some impressive opening performances.  More...

League play heats up before holiday break

Lancaster Rec Volleyball

Only one week remains before the 2012 portion of the Lancaster Parks and Recreation Department’s Adult Volleyball League is put to bed for 2012. If the Mayans are wrong, play will resume in January 2013. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Choral concert planned to benefit charity group   More...

Entertainment

Holiday

thurs. 20 . More...

Family Activities

thurs. 20 . 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. Thursday, Dec. More...

Walking Tours

thurs. 20 . Reinstein Woods Hike, Snowshoe or Cross Country Ski — This 3- to 4-mile walk is presented by the Foothills Trail Club, 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. More...