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December 27, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Keeping Bills in Western New York the right move

Bee Editorial

Buffalo Bills CEO Russ Brandon called it a “monumental day.” Gov. More...

Spindle items

• RING IN THE NEW YEAR — It is not uncommon to hear the news of marriage proposals this time of year. What is rare, however, is finding your soul mate. In 2004, that is exactly what Andrea LaMastra and Kyle Rickli did. More...

Out of the Past

Trolley Line

Do you have a memory of the Lancaster-Depew area you would like to share with Bee readers? Send it to “Out of the Past,” Lancaster-Depew Bee, P.O. Box 150, Buffalo, N.Y. 14231-0150.   More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.I think the downtown area with the Christmas lights is unnecessary. It costs taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars, six weeks to put them up, six weeks to take them down, storage, etc. More...

Sports

Mix of old and new headlines 2012 sports year

Year in Review

Many of the major storylines from the 2011 Lancaster/Depew sports year carried over to 2012. The Lancaster girls lacrosse and St. More...

Christmas comes early for Lancaster indoor track teams

The Lancaster girls indoor track team had four individual first places last Saturday at Fredonia State.  More...

Players sought for new Metro Softball 12U team

Players are being sought at all positions for a new 12U travel softball team that will play in the Metro Girls Softball League during the 2013 season.  More...

Entertainment

HOLIDAY

thurs. 27 .Including pyrotechnics, lasers, video screens and light shows with their music, the progressive rock band Trans-Siberian Orchestra will once again wow audiences at 3 and 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 27 at the  More...

Family Activities

thurs. 27 . The Littlest Snow Monster Puppet Show — A charming tale of friendship and creativity about the smallest of the snow monsters, at 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. More...

Comedy

thurs. 27 - sat. 29 . John Hastings — Ottawa native, 9 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 27, and Friday, Dec. 28; and 8 and 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 29 at Yuk Yuk’s at Casino Niagara, 5705 Falls Ave., Niagara Falls, Ontario; $. More...

Board concerned with flood lines, drainage

¦ Potential rezone of land on Broadway in Lancaster still under review

Drainage, traffic and safety.  These are some of the issues the Town of Lancaster Planning Board and community residents want addressed in regard to the potential rezoning of a plot of land in Lancaster.  More...

Local News

New Buffalo Bills lease makes way for new stadium

Call it a “bridge deal” or a stopgap, but the new lease between the Buffalo Bills and Erie County for Ralph Wilson Stadium seems to be a steppingstone toward the ultimate goal of building a new facility.  (See editorial on page four) More...

Permanent art gallery in place for Lancaster students

The Lancaster Central School District now has a permanent art gallery for budding and seasoned student artists alike.  The gallery, located in the Central Avenue School, will be formally opened to the community from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. More...

First Niagara supports mentors

First Niagara has announced that it has selected 10 Western New York organizations to receive a total of $200,000 in grants as part of the bank’s sixth annual Mentoring Matters program.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Thankful for town’s emergency crews

My heartfelt thanks go to the members of the Lancaster Police Department, the dispatchers, the Village of Lancaster Fire Department and the Lancaster Volunteer Ambulance Corps for helping me on Saturday night.  More...

Police Blotter

Bittersweet ending for a chocolate bar bandit

Depew   Wednesday, Dec. 19  • Police stopped a vehicle driving on Walden Avenue to investigate possible drug activity. More...

Best of the Blotter

Excerpts from police calls are a regular feature in all nine Bee Group newspapers. Some of the more unusual reports from 2012 are reprinted here. Each is an actual listing from a local town or village police blotter. More...

Lifestyles

Finance and fitness

How to keep your New Year’s resolutions

Making a New Year’s resolution is a simple task for most. All one has to do is pick a goal and perhaps write it down.  The difficult part is achieving it. More...

Redskin Boosters selling dinner certificates

Support the Lancaster Redskins Booster Club with the purchase of dinner certificates to Russell’s Steak, Chops and More and Salvatore’s Italian Gardens. At Salvatore’s, a three-course dinner certificate costs $55. More...

Heller-Reisner

Linda Klipfel of Cheektowaga and Paul Heller of Tonawanda announce the engagement of their daughter, Carrie Heller, to Steve Reisner, son of Sue and Warren Reisner of Richmond, Ind.  More...

Business

A consignment shop with a contemporary feel

“If it is no longer becoming to you, it should be coming to us. I really love that statement,” said Della Miehs, owner of Della’s Consign Home Decor and Gifts on Transit Road in Depew. More...

Recharge New York allocates funds to Lancaster business

Jiffy-tite, a manufacturing company based in Lancaster, was awarded 240 kilowatts of power during the fourth round of the 2012 allocations from the ReCharge New York Program, according to a press release issued Dec. More...

Auto Bureau hours to change

Residents looking to take care of business at the Cheektowaga Auto Bureau will get to do it a little earlier on Wednesdays beginning in January.  More...