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November 27, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Stores encroach on family time with earlier opening

Bee Editorial

Stores have announced earlier opening times this year in anticipation of Black Friday, with Target opening its doors to shoppers at 6 p.m. Thanksgiving Day, two hours earlier than a year ago, to kick off the holiday shopping season.  More...

Spindle items

• AGING WITH ATTITUDE — Both of my grandmothers possessed a certain amount of spunk.  They were certainly different from one another, but even through their 80s, each maintained a spirit and an attitude that was loving and sassy all a More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Nov. 28, 1889   More...

Obituaries

Death Notice

PASCUCCI, Anita Miriam, formerly of Lancaster, died Monday, Nov. 17, 2014. Mrs. More...

Sports

Meyer, Schneider sign to advance athletic careers

For two of the top athletes at St. More...

Town of Amherst players dominate First Team

All-Bee Football — Offense

The 2014 All-Bee Football Team’s First Team offensive unit, as selected by coaches within The Bee’s coverage area, has a Town of Amherst flavor. Seven of the eight First Team selections are from schools in the Town of Amherst. More...

Winter sports previews set to debut

The Bee will kick off its coverage of the winter sports season in next week’s edition with previews of the boys and girls basketball teams. Previews of the other winter sports will be published in the weeks following the basketball previews. More...

Entertainment

Holiday Happenings

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Art

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Film/Video

fri. 28 & sat. 29   Hitchcock — (2012), 7 p.m., and “The Lady Vanishes,” 8:45 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 28 and 29, at the Screening Room, 3131 Sheridan Drive, Northtown Business Center, Amherst; $. More...

Octogenarian completes her fifth marathon

Geri Owens grew up as an athletic girl in Depew, but the world was a different place then. Looking back on eight decades of life, the changes, to her, are obvious. More...

Local News

Lancaster, Depew schools adjust to winter weather

Students in both the Lancaster and Depew school districts have been forced out of the classroom for an extended period of time, because of extreme weather in the area.  In both districts, students have already missed several days of school, begi More...

Fatigue an issue for first responders to WNY storms

With the Western New York lake-effect storms entering their fourth day, stresses on first responders, National Guard members and snow-removal crews are increasing, says John Violanti, a University at Buffalo research professor of epidemiology and env More...

Depew native releases children’s book, ‘magic snow’ kit

Christopher Scott, a Buffalo resident and Depew native, is not an author in the sense that he ever intended it as a career. More...

Letters to the Editor

Tops provided shelter during storm

I would like to publicly thank the managers and employees of the Tops Friendly Markets at 4777 Transit Road in Depew.  During the great lake-effect storm of 2014 the good people at Tops allowed several stranded members of the community to stay i More...

Many thanks owed following storm

On behalf of the Lancaster Village Board, I would like to extend our sincere gratitude and appreciation to all those who assisted in helping the residents of the Village of Lancaster through this historic storm.  More...

Education

St. Mary’s to hold second admissions and scholarship exam

Despite extreme winter weather, St. Mary’s High School was able to hold an admissions and scholarship exam on Nov. 22. More...

Depew, Lancaster students named to Sacred Heart honor roll

The following area students have been named to the honor roll for the first quarter of the 2014-15 school year at Sacred Heart Academy:  Depew   Julia Kajdas, grade 10, and Katherine Makowski, grade 9  Lancaster  Grade 12   More...

Lifestyles

Memories plentiful with Turkey Bowl games

While most think of a dining room filled with food as the quintessential image when it comes to Thanksgiving, Turkey Bowl football games are also becoming ingrained for bringing families and friends together. The games show no boundaries. More...

Fire truck parade will end with Christmas tree lighting

The Greater Lancaster Museum of Firefighting will hold the Christmasville fire truck parade at 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 29, beginning at Lancaster High School, 1 Forton Drive. 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...

Business

Annual tree lighting event will take place Saturday in Lancaster

Despite extreme winter weather this past week, the annual Village of Lancaster Tree Lighting will take place as scheduled from 1 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. More...

Erie County clerk encourages residents to ‘renew local’

Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs is reminding residents to “Renew Local” on Small Business Saturday, a day dedicated to supporting area businesses across the country the Saturday after Thanksgiving. More...

National Fuel reminds homeowners to remove snow and ice from heating systems

National Fuel Gas Distribution Corporation recently reminded all homeowners that snow and ice pose a variety of safety and performance issues for their heating systems.  National Fuel advised all homeowners to be extra vigilant and pay careful a More...