Weekly Feature



January 30, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

SKIING THROUGH THE SNOW

— Jemma Brown and her granddaughter, Jodi Torres, 11, get a lesson in how to cross-country ski from volunteer Terry Boyle during the Winter Wonderland held at the Reinstein Woods Nature Preserv More...

Editorial

Area still a natural location for filmmaking

Bee Editorial

If Bill Cowell has his way, the cast and crew that made the classic film “The Natural” will come together for a different project in the Buffalo area. More...

Spindle items

• AS LOVED ONES AGE — Any person who has gone through the experience of placing an elderly loved one in any sort of facility outside the person’s home knows it can be more than challenging. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Jan. 31, 1889   More...

Police Blotter

Woman runs out of gas, is taken into custody

Depew  Tuesday, Jan. 21   • A Hawro Place man reported that his girlfriend’s brother had come to his apartment and began shouting threats.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.As a resident of Doris Avenue, I’m very disappointed in the way the village handles its sewer problems in my area. Every time it rains and/or there is melting snow, my basement floods. More...

Sports

Lancers hoops dig too big a hole in second half against Iroquois

In a back and forth affair — which had St. Mary’s give up multiple long runs — the Lancers boys basketball team lost 60-56 against Iroquois on Friday.  St. More...

Wildcats hoops putting win streak together

It took some time for the Depew boys basketball team to find its rhythm, but now the Wildcats have currently won three games in a row.  On Wednesday the Wildcats defeated Maryvale 72-62 in a rescheduled game, and then they took down East  A More...

Redskins drop first match on the mats

Lancaster had its hands full with the wrestlers from Clarence on Friday, as the Redskins dropped its first league match of the season 41-21.  Lancaster struggled in the lightweights and middleweights, but dominated from 182 pounds and up.  More...

Two found dead in Motel 6

¦ Drugs possibly involved

The Lancaster Police Department is investigating the deaths of two individuals found Sunday at the Motel 6, 52 Freeman Drive.  Police found the bodies of a 23-year-old man and a 28-year-old woman inside a guest room shortly after noon.  More...

New book tells Western New York’s steel history

The steel industry shaped the Buffalo area in numerous ways: from the physical manifestation of the plants, to the financial boon that aided the area’s development, to the character of the city and the suburbs, which were home to the thousands More...

Local News

FOR THE BIRDS

— Shelly Woods and her nephew, Austin Wozniak, 5, of Cheektowaga, fill a pine cone with Crisco to be dipped in sunflower seeds to make a bird feeder during the Winter Wonderland held at the Rei More...

County Clerk’s Office ends 2013 with surplus

As he concluded his second year in office, Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs closed the books with a nearly $2 million surplus in his office.  Jacobs said the surplus will total more than $1.9 million.  “In the last two years, we have ge More...

Ted Morton named to Agricultural and Farmland Protection Board

Erie County Legislator Ted Morton has been named to the Erie County Agricultural and Farmland Protection Board with unanimous support by the Legislature, according to Legislature Chairman John Mills.   More...

Letters to the Editor

Bike paths needed in Southtowns

I feel we need bike paths in the Southtowns for the people in our community. I want to make people aware of this and get them to voice their opinions.  More...

Holiday needed for first responders

Recently, I learned of a campaign to create a national holiday honoring law enforcement officers, firefighters, emergency medical personnel and other first responders for their courageous service to the public.  More...

Obituaries

Death Notice

DOMIN, John Valentine, of Clarence died Monday, Jan. 20, 2014. Mr. Domin is survived by his parents, Barbara (nee Baumgartner) and Jack; one sister, Deborah Brodzik; and one brother, Jeffrey. A Mass of Christian Burial was held Jan. More...

Lifestyles

Film aims to STOP — not just raise awareness of — domestic violence

Many advocacy groups work to raise awareness about domestic violence. But local director and actor Brandyn Williams had a more ambitious goal: making a film that would inspire action against such abuse. More...

Valentine’s event features country star impersonators

The Lancaster Veterans of Foreign Wars Lt. Col. Matt Urban Post 7275 will hold a Country and Western Tribute to celebrate Valentine’s Day. The event will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, at the post, 3741 Walden Ave., Lancaster. 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

Plymouth Crossroads thanks community An informative session and thank-you event will be held by Plymouth Crossroads at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6, at Faith United Methodist Church, 5505 Broadway, Lancaster. More...

Business

GPS assists with placement of elderly family members

Making the decision as to whether aging loved ones can remain in their home with help, need assisted living or require a more intensive care situation, can be extraordinarily challenging. More...

Restore health, well-being through Massage Envy Spa services

For many people, receiving a massage or a facial is considered a treat or reserved for special occasions. Yet incorporating massages into one’s regular schedule is more than just a way to get pampered; it boosts health and wellness. More...

Events

SCORE looking for business mentor volunteers   More...