Weekly Feature

December 19, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Town’s skate park funding is good for everyone

Bee Editorial

The Town of Lancaster has decided to lend a hand to the Bryce Buchholz Memorial Skate Park in the form of $30,900 from recreation filing fees.  Giving public money to a specific interest group — in this case, people who are interested in s More...

Spindle items

• ACTS OF KINDNESS — I must admit that I have gotten a bit caught up in the commercial side of the season during the past week or so, as I have been scrambling to make sure that I am ready to go for Christmas morning.  More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Dec. 20, 1888   The statistics relative to insanity in New York are startling. The institutions for the insane are all crowded to their utmost capacity, the aggregate number of inmates being about 16,000. More...

Police Blotter

Apartment entered, toilet used, ketchup splattered

Depew  Monday, Dec. 9  • A garbage tote and a package from UPS were stolen from in front of an Olmstead Avenue home.  Tuesday, Dec. 10   More...

Education

Sacred Heart names Depew, Lancaster students to honor roll

The following students from Lancaster and Depew have been named to the honor roll at the Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart for the first quarter of the 2013-14 academic year. More...

Lancaster, Depew students named to honor roll at Canisius High School

The following Lancaster and Depew students have been named to the honor roll at Canisius High School for the first marking period of the 2013-14 school year. More...

Lifestyles

‘Stony Brook Shines’ in the spirit of giving

Neighborhood transforms into “winter wonderland” in honor of high school student

This time of year, Lancaster’s Stony Brook Drive community is a shining example of hope. More...

Holiday concert planned by Lancaster Town Band

The Lancaster Town Band, under the direction of Richard Goss, will present a holiday concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 26, in the Lancaster High School auditorium, 1 Forton Drive. The band will perform holiday and patriotic favorites. More...

Library News

• Story Time Session II for 2- to 5-year-olds is being held at 10:30 a.m. Fridays through Dec. 20.  • Teen Gaming, where participants can “exergame,” will take place from 3 to 4:45 p.m. Fridays through Dec. 27.  More...

Business

New restaurant to offer fresh, fast options

Depew will be getting an infusion of fresh food options when Fresh Healthy Cafe opens its doors on Dec. More...

SKM Group announces three new hires

SKM Group, 6350 Transit Road, Depew, has hired Andrea Liseno as a proofreader, Mary Usen as senior production manager and Diane Warner as media director.  More...

Business Briefs

The Walden Galleria will be giving away one prize a day on its Facebook page for its “12 Days of Christmas” promotion, which runs through Tuesday, Dec. 24. The contest is open to all Facebook users. More...

Lancaster board approves skate park, tables judge appointment

Keysa Park is officially on the road to a new addition after the Lancaster Town Board approved the installation of the Bryce Buchholz Memorial Skate Park during Monday night’s meeting.  More...

Community fights to help student with leukemia

When walking up to William Street School in Lancaster, it’s hard to miss the words spelled out across the windows of the top floor: “Team Alex.”  Inside the building, students and faculty don red rubber bracelets with the same More...

Local News

Hockey merger gives player better game

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

When the Iroquois and Lancaster girls ice hockey teams merged, no one anticipated how quickly a star player would arise.  Meghan Fonfara, team captain and senior at Iroquois High School, has stepped up for her team on the ice to show her appreci More...

Vine Wesleyan to begin hosting monthly meal

The Vine Wesleyan Church will begin a monthly program starting in January to provide warm food and company to members of the community, no matter their income.  Free to the community, the meals, which have been dubbed “Dine at the Vine,&rd More...

Harris Hill memory care patients perform songs of the season

Harris Hill Harmonizers is not a typical choir. The individuals who compose the group are all patients in the memory care unit at The McGuire Group’s Harris Hill Nursing Facility at 2699 Wehrle Drive.  More...

Letters to the Editor

BVFA always seeking members

During the month of November, members of the Bowmansville Volunteer Fire Association answered 61 emergency calls for help, bringing its total calls for service in 2013 to 631.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.As a resident of Lancaster, I’m disappointed in the town board. We should not be held hostage by the garbage contract. We need totes; we cannot wait another five years, especially for recycling. It makes the town a lot neater with totes. More...

Sports

Lancaster pulls away in fourth quarter to defeat West Seneca West in tough test

Girls basketball

It was a sloppy game, but somehow the Lancaster girls basketball team managed to defeat West Seneca West on the road Tuesday night 53-45.  The Indians came out on fire shooting from long range to take a quick 6-0 lead, forcing Lancaster head coa More...

Holiday alters submission deadline

With Christmas falling on a Wednesday this year, the deadline to submit sports stories and/or photos for the Christmas week edition — which will arrive in homes and on newsstands on Friday, Dec. 27 — is moved up to 9 p.m. Sunday, Dec. More...

Lady Lancers basketball loses to Burgard, missed shot at the buzzer

The St. Mary’s girls basketball team fell to 3-4 on the season after a heart-wrenching 30-28 loss to Burgard at home on Monday night.  More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Holiday concert planned by Lancaster Town Band   The Lancaster Town Band, under the direction of Richard Goss, will present a holiday concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 26, in the Lancaster High School auditorium, 1 Forton Drive. More...

Entertainment

Comedy

thurs. 19 - sat. 21   Orny Adams will appear at 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 19, and at 7:30 and 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dec. 20 and 21, at the Helium Comedy Club, 30 Mississippi St., Buffalo; $. 853-1211, www.heliumcomedyclub.com  More...

Live Local in WNY

thurs. 19   Kathy Carr Quintet — 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...

Film/Video

mon. 23   More...