Weekly Feature



December 26, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Dobson’s choice shows importance of donor registry

Bee Editorial

The acknowledgment of thanks and gratitude by Unyts and CryoLife last week of State Trooper Kevin Dobson’s choice to become an organ and tissue donor serves as a reminder of how critical it is for us to take the time to seriously contemplate be More...

Spindle items

• RINGING IN A NEW YEAR — At the end of every Christmas dinner, my grandfather used to say the very same thing once the last bite of plum pudding had made its way off the table.  “Another  Christmas, done come and gone.&rdq More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Dec. 27, 1888   More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.I agree that, if we aren’t going to get the totes, I, for one, will just buy another garbage can. More...

Obituaries

Death Notice

MANK, Helen E. (nee Friedrich), of Lancaster, died Monday, Dec. 16, 2013. Mrs. Mank is survived by her husband, Robert; one daughter, Marlene Snyder; one son, Paul; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Dec. More...

Sports

Saba needs 19 points to break Lancaster record

When you watch a Lancaster girls basketball game, one player sticks out right away.  Senior Sarah Saba is the tallest player on the court — at six feet — and begins each possession by bringing the ball up like a point guard.  Th More...

Depew takes down Lancaster, but Lancers capture tourney title

Depew hosted its annual Holiday Basketball Tournament for the 18th year, and three out of the four teams included Depew, Lancaster and St. More...

Guay family shares joy of success on the court together

This year, senior night for Brooke Guay will be a little bit different than for the rest of her senior teammates.  While the other four seniors will watch their parents reach center court from the bleachers, Guay will watch her father come out f More...

Entertainment

HOLIDAY

thurs. 26 - mon. 30   More...

Family Activities

thurs. 26   After-School Escape — Enjoy a one-hour program for kids featuring a different, fun, outdoor activity each week, for kids in grades kindergarten through 5, 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. More...

Special Events

fri. 27   More...

Depew mayor among six named in sexual harassment complaint

A former employee of the Bradford Ale House, 6036 Transit Road, Depew, has filed a complaint with the New York State Division of Human Rights against the restaurant and six individuals regarding sexual harassment and unlawful discriminatory actions, More...

Athlete helps raise money for Miracle League before heading to baseball showcase

A shared love of baseball brought William Lucas, a 6-year-old from Tonawanda, and J.D. More...

Local News

A LIVING PRESENT

— Students from St. Mary’s Elementary School raise their voices in song during a recent program that told the story of the first Christmas. More...

Residents, students sponsor blood drive

Residents of Lancaster and the American Red Cross are partnering for a “Communities That Care” blood drive from 1 to 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. More...

News Briefs

A temporary blackout period for sporting license sales and game harvest reporting has been announced by the state Department of Environmental Conservation due to a change in the licensing system. More...

Police Blotter

Man hides paraphernalia in his underwear

Depew   Monday, Dec. 16  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 2013 are reprinted here. Each is an actual listing from a local town or village police blotter.   More...

Education

Scholarship applications available to Erie County seniors

Applications for a scholarship created in honor of a woman who worked at Mount St. Mary Academy are now available. The Housing Opportunities Made Equal Inc. is accepting applications for the Joanne Champion Granger Scholarship. More...

Lifestyles

Filling in 100 years of crossword puzzle history

Tracing back to ancient times, word squares were found in the ruins of Pompeii. Though difficult to compose, in 19th-century England word squares had become the basis for primitive crossword puzzles.  More...

St. Mary of Assumption sets ‘Catholicism’ series

St. Mary of the Assumption Church will present the DVD series titled “Catholicism” in 12 sessions, ending in Lent 2014. Sessions will be held at 6:45 p.m. Tuesdays, Jan. 28, Feb. 4 and 25, and March 4 at 1 St. More...

Senior News

All events (except where indicated) are held at the Town of Lancaster Senior Citizens Center, 100 Oxford Ave. To use the center, Lancaster residents need to have photo identification. For more information, call 685-3498. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

St. Mary of Assumption sets ‘Catholicism’ series   More...

Business

Business owner honored for support of local tennis

Leana Marcezin has received an honor — given to only 16 people throughout the nation — for her outstanding service and dedication to local tennis. More...

Try-It converts to compressed natural gas fleet; CNG service station opens to public

On Dec. 18, 43 new trucks rolled out of Try-It Distributing Co., but the changes were ones that will benefit not only the company, but also the environment and the community in the long haul.  More...

Beware of smartphone apps using your information

Smartphone applications can make life easier, putting dozens of useful tools in the palm of your hand. More...