Weekly Feature

December 4, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Youth Bureau executive director receives award

John Trojanowsky, executive director of the Town of Lancaster Youth Bureau, was recently honored by the New York State Association of Youth Bureaus at its annual conference.  More...

Editorial

Speakers’ time limits should not be hypothetical

Bee Editorial

As residents stepped to the podium during Monday night’s meeting of the Lancaster Town Board to discuss the Lancaster Speedway, the conversation seemed oddly familiar. More...

Spindle items

• REMEMBERING A HERO — It is not often that any one of us gets the opportunity to help another person in a truly life-changing way. A Lancaster resident, however, is being recognized for doing just that. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Dec. 5, 1889   Members of the Iowa tribe of Indians are very well off. More...

Police Blotter

Man drinks a bucket and a half of beer, then drives

Depew  Monday, Nov. 24  • A man purchased a set of tires worth more than $600 with a copy of a woman’s bank card.  • A man was alerted to suspicious activity on his credit card. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.As a lifelong resident of the Village of Depew, I am completely astounded with the lack of service that we’ve had with this past storm with the DPW and plow service. More...

Sports

Lady Wildcat seniors mentoring the sophomores

The Depew girls basketball roster is an interesting mix this year.  There are three senior captains along with five sophomores, and only a couple of them played significant varsity minutes last season.  More...

Lancers trying to find some rhythm after winter storm

It’s been a clustered schedule for the St. Mary’s boys basketball team to open up this winter season.  The winter storm that hit two weeks ago definitely threw a monkey wrench in all of head coach Paul Rath’s plans.  More...

After long layoff, Wildcat hoops focus on playing up-tempo

The Depew boys basketball program is now transitioning into an up-tempo style of game after having two of the biggest forwards a year ago.  With a faster and quicker lineup this season, head coach Larry Jones wants to play man-to-man defense and More...

Entertainment

Holiday Happenings

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Family Activities

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Film/Video

thurs. 4   Ornette, Made In America — A film by Shirley Clarke that captures Ornette Coleman’s evolution over three decades, 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 4, at Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, 341 Delaware Ave., Buffalo; $. More...

Speedway causes collision of opinions at board meeting

Residents of Lancaster were not seeing eye-to-eye as they discussed the benefits and drawbacks of having a speedway in their proverbial backyard. More...

Young baseball players to collect new, lightly used toys for the holidays

Members of the Lancaster Black 8-and-under travel baseball team may only be ages 7 and 8, but they plan to make a big difference this holiday season.  The 12 boys who comprise the team will be collecting as many toys as possible from residents o More...

Local News

90-year-old volunteer recognized for service

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Mary Nadolski of Depew has given many hours of her time to volunteer efforts and was recently recognized by the Erie County Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) for her work along with six other volunteers.  More...

Tree lighting slated in Veterans Park

The Village of Depew’s Annual Tree Lighting will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. More...

Officers elected by Bowmansville Volunteer Fire Association, Explorer Post

The Bowmansville Volunteer Fire Association recently held elections for the organization’s officers.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Trinity Pantry gives thanks

Thank you, Lancaster, for your continuing support of Trinity Food Pantry. Trinity Pantry is helping almost 18 percent more people than we served last year, about 37 percent more than we reached five years ago. More...

Highway workers deserve thanks

A resident of the Town of Lancaster for many years, I want to thank our town highway superintendent, Dan, and his crew for the tremendous job of snow-plowing our roads shortly after the storm of Tuesday.  Clearing large mounds of snow at interse More...

Obituaries

George L. Abell Jr., chemist

George L. Abell Jr., 87, of Lancaster, died Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014.  Mr. Abell received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University at Buffalo.  Mr. Abell worked as a chemist for Amax Specialty Metals. More...

Lifestyles

Tom and Jerry:

Fill your mug with holiday warmth

When snow clings to the ground and string lights outline shop windows, a classic wintertime drink called a Tom and Jerry reappears behind the bar. More...

Ugliest sweater dance to include live music

The Lancaster VFW Lt. Col. Matt Urban Post 7275 will hold an Ugliest Christmas Sweater Dance from 8 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20, at 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...

Business

Financial guidance, assistance available for small businesses impacted by storm

As a result of the recent severe weather-related impact to the Western New York community, M&T Bank has launched a new initiative to help local small businesses recover.  More...

HEAP Outreach to be held in Lancaster

Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) Outreaches will be held throughout the county to assist residents in need this year, according to the Erie County Legislature.  Attendees do not have to live in the specific municipality hosting the outreach More...

Cellular Connection to collect, donate food items

In the Village of Depew, The Cellular Connection is making an effort to reduce childhood hunger in the area.  More...