Weekly Feature

December 12, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Lancaster hopes to replace, update athletic facilities

The Lancaster Central School District is looking to turn an idealistic facilities plan into reality, as rendered drawings for an updated turf field and field house extension were presented during Monday’s Board of Education meeting.  More...

Editorial

STAR database makes sense to curb fraud

Bee Editorial

The New York State School Tax Relief Program — aka STAR — needs homeowners who have been receiving the benefit to reapply by Dec. 31 if they intend to continue their participation. More...

Spindle items

• HELPING THOSE WHO HELP US ALL — Depew Deputy Mayor Jules Pecora is a former member of the U.S. Air Force Auxiliary and during the past three years has been helping others in the service. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Dec. 13, 1888   Fashion Notes — Tiger skin is a fashionable fur for this winter, and undyed wool is a favorite material for underwear.  More...

Education

St. Mary’s High School names Depew, Lancaster students to honor roll

The following students have been named to the first honor roll at St. Mary’s High School for the first quarter of the 2013-14 school year. More...

Lancaster Middle School names honor roll students

The following students have been named to the honor roll at Lancaster Middle School for the first quarter of the 2013-14 school year.  Grade 8   More...

Lifestyles

Tracing heritage creates vivid personal image

When tracing a family lineage, the most valuable resource is living relatives with knowledge of past generations.  Although it’s beneficial to have a lot of information when starting a hunt, the minimum needed is one starting point of rese More...

Workshop to be led by game developer

A workshop with Mike Kelley, owner of indie game development company Nickel City Pixels, will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 18, at the Lancaster Public Library, 5466 Broadway. More...

Christmas tree hospice ceremony remembers, honors lost loved one

Five glittering trees decorated with more than 1,800 tags with loved ones’ names surround a symbol of peace and remembrance this holiday season.  The 25th annual Hospice Light A Life tree ceremony took place Saturday in front of the CTG bu More...

Entertainment

Special Events

thurs. 12   More...

Live Local in WNY

thurs. 12   Tommy Z Band — 5 p.m., Club 101, Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel’s Seneca Event Center, 310 Fourth St., Niagara Falls; Free. 299-1100, www.senecaniagaracasino.com  More...

Theatre

Announcement   More...

More than 1,300 yet to reapply for STAR in Lancaster

¦ Dec. 31 deadline looms for eligible homeowners

The New York State School Tax Relief Program — more commonly known as the STAR program — is requiring all homeowners to reapply for the basic school taxation discount this year in order to be eligible for the reduction in 2014.  (See More...

Depew Planning Board receives new member, chairperson

The Depew Planning Board had two changes to its roster made official at the Depew Village Board meeting on Monday night.  Audrey Hamernik was appointed chairperson of the Planning Board by Mayor Steven Hoffman.  Hamernik has been a member More...

Local News

Depew firefighters to once again ‘fight for air’

On March 8, 500 expected climbers will take to the stairs of One Seneca Tower, located in the heart of downtown Buffalo, as part of the fourth annual Fight for Air Climb: Buffalo.  More...

Restaurant, ATM broken into, robbed

A robbery of Skaros Family Restaurant, at 3003 Walden Ave., Depew, resulted in the burglary of an ATM machine inside the restaurant on Sunday night.  According to the Depew Police Department report, a security light fixture was broken and the re More...

Cantalician addition dedicated to Oishei Foundation

The construction of the Cantalician Center campus, located on George Urban Boulevard in Depew, has been a lengthy process. More...

Letters to the Editor

Contact legislators about education

My family has been in the Lancaster School District since 1997. My husband and I have two boys currently in school. Our oldest son is graduating this year with honors, and our youngest son is an honors student as well.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.To the gentleman who claims libraries are archaic, that’s nonsense. School libraries are open to students during school hours. Many adults love to read and use the library. I suggest he tries it. More...

Sports

Lis named MVP, Redskins win own tourney

Boys basketball

Last week Lancaster held its 38th Annual Tip-Off Tournament, showcasing the Redskins in the season opener against Maryvale and the championship game against Nichols. More...

Lancers hockey has the experience to win now

Ever since St. Mary’s joined the Federation ice hockey league, the Lancers have been taking their lumps due to young players and inexperience.  More...

Wildcats begin the wrestling season by hosting tournament

Currently, the Depew wrestling team is a bit shorthanded as they had low numbers to begin with, and have also suffered a couple injuries.  Depew held the Wildcat Duals last Saturday, but unfortunately the Wildcats were not able to win a match.&n More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Fundraiser to benefit Buchholz Memorial   More...

Business

A to Zen offers wellness in welcoming environment

A to Zen Wellness, at 39 Central Ave., Lancaster, offers plenty of ways to reduce stress and increase overall health. “Stress can just be a killer,” said Tammy Schneider, owner of the business, which opened in July. More...

BBB gives tips on hiring snow removal services

The Better Business Bureau has already heard from thousands of residents throughout Upstate New York, nearly 2,500 in recent weeks, seeking trusted information about snow removal services.  More...

Salvatore honored by Rotary Club of Lancaster and Depew

Members of the Rotary Club of Lancaster-Depew recently recognized local businessman and philanthropist Russell J. More...