Weekly Feature

December 5, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

War of 1812’s darkest days to be recalled this weekend

The British invasion of Western New York 200 years ago this month will be commemorated at several locations on Saturday, Dec. More...

Editorial

Honor area history in attending a War of 1812 event

Bee Editorial

If our country had been defeated, the War of 1812 would have completely changed the American landscape. It is for this reason that we should honor those who fought in the war. By doing so, we are also honoring our local history. More...

Spindle items

• A TIME FOR GIVING — There seem to be two consistent messages that bombard us this time of year.  There is the rampant commercialism of the holidays, always reminding us of that extra present we really must buy if we want our friends More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Dec. More...

Police Blotter

Man’s tire falls off; he’s too intoxicated to notice

Depew  Tuesday, Nov. 26  • A Lancaster man drove through a stop sign and over an island in a parking lot and then spun out. More...

Education

Christian Central Academy posts honor roll students

The following Lancaster residents have been named to the honor roll at Christian Central Academy in Williamsville for the first quarter of the 2013-14 school year. More...

Lancaster student wins award for poetry

Emily Kerl was raised by a father who is a police officer in an age of social media, so despite attending a school that she doesn’t feel has too much of a substance abuse issue, she has been exposed to the reality of the havoc and tragedy creat More...

On The Campus

Amanda R. Sledz of Lancaster, a sophomore majoring in history and biology at Clarkson University, received the George O. and Clara E. Hodge Endowed Scholarship during the 2013-14 academic year.   More...

Lifestyles

Zen and the art of iPhone photography

How one woman captures the extraordinary out of the ordinary

It may seem odd to think of modern cellular devices as visionary tools paving the way to personal reflection. More...

Holiday tea planned at Hull Family Home

The Hull Family Home and Farmstead will hold a Christmas tea at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8. Each will feature treats in the setting of a late Victorian house at 5962 Genesee St., Lancaster. More...

Library News

• Lapsit Story Time for 3- to 23-month-olds with a parent or caregiver is being held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays through Dec. 17.  • Story Time Session II for 2- to 5-year-olds is being held at 10:30 a.m. Fridays Dec. 6 through Dec. More...

Business

New antique and vintage store has touch of Grace

Opening Vintage Grace Antiques was no small feat. The mother-daughter duo who own the newly opened store purchased the property at 90 Central Ave. a year ago. More...

Basil patrons to give toys; Basil dealerships to give away vehicle

This holiday season, The Basil Family Dealerships, WKBW, The Western New York Holiday Partnership, the Marine Corps, Dunkin’ Donuts and Time Warner Cable are teaming up once again to provide toys for children who might otherwise not receive any More...

Children aid in food collection effort

The six Doodle Bugs Children’s Centers in the Buffalo area, including the center at 14 Rehm Road in Lancaster, recently hosted an annual food drive and collected 2,026 nonperishable food items scheduled for donation to local organizations prior More...

Gingerbread house contest creates tasty rivalry

Lancaster woman wins third in competition

For the first year, the Hamburg Festival of Lights held a gingerbread house decorating contest.  Pressure from the clock, some uncooperative building materials and friendly rivalry made for an exciting evening at the fairgrounds event center on More...

Totes left out of budget

The Town of Lancaster will likely be renewing both its disposal and pickup contracts with Waste Management, following a Town Board work session on Monday attended by company representatives. More...

Local News

New assistant principal sets sights on continual learning

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Joseph Roaldi comes from a family of educators. His grandfather, Oscar Roaldi, was the principal of Lancaster High School for a quarter century. More...

Bowmansville Fire Company holds internal elections

The Bowmansville Fire Company held elections for 16 positions within the company on Dec. More...

News Brief

The next meeting of the Depew Village Board will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 9, at 85 Manitou St., Depew.   More...

Letters to the Editor

Election support deserves thanks

I am honored and humbled to have been chosen by the good residents of Lancaster to be judge-elect to Lancaster Town Court.  More...

Food drive success due to community

The Town of Lancaster Office of Emergency Management and the Lancaster Volunteer Ambulance Corps. would like to thank the personnel at Tops on Broadway at the D&L Plaza and Walmart on Transit and William for their help.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.I want to comment on the Village of Lancaster Board. It appears we are putting all our eggs in one basket for the downtown area. If this goes bust, what happens? More...

Sports

Father, daughter lead the pack for Lady Wilcats

It’s a Guay family affair each time the Depew girls basketball team takes the floor.  Head coach Charlie Guay is in his first year as leading the program, and his daughter Brooke Guay is a four-year varsity starting guard.  More...

Lancers basketball looks to continue recent winning ways

This season is looking to shape up to be another successful campaign for the St. More...

Size advantage for Lady Reskins is major strength

This year the Lancaster girls basketball team has three players who stand about six feet tall, including reigning ECIC Player of the Year Sarah Saba.  Saba returns as a senior and will be the go-to option on offense all season long.  More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Christmas sweepstakes to offer cash prizes   Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish will hold a Christmas sweepstakes from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at 5537 Genesee St., Bowmansville. A $30 ticket admits two. More...

Entertainment

Holiday

thurs. 5   More...

Special Events

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Concerts

thurs. 5   You just might want to get up and dance when Miss Tess and the Talkbacks bring their blend of jazz, country swing and early rockabilly to town at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, at the Sportsmen’s Tavern, 326 Amherst St., Buffalo; $. More...