Weekly Feature

December 11, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Poloncarz defends county response to snowstorm

In the wake of November’s snowstorm, Erie County lawmakers are reviewing what the county did well and what could be improved upon should a similar snow event occur.  Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz called the storm unprecedented and o More...

Editorial

Perspective needed when arguing over storm cleanup

Bee Editorial

There’s no debating that last month’s winter storm had a devastating impact on the Southtowns. More...

Spindle items

• CANINES AND CHRISTMAS CHEER — During the holiday season, there are many food drives, toy collections and other fundraising events in this area to help those who need a bit of a boost. More...

Out of the Past

Up a creek

Do you have a memory of the Lancaster-Depew area you would like to share with Bee readers? Send it to “Out of the Past,” Lancaster-Depew Bee, 5564 Main St., Buffalo, NY 14221.   More...

Obituaries

Richard T. Fitzgerald, production superintendent

Richard T. Fitzgerald, 81, formerly of Lancaster and Depew, died Monday, Dec. 1, 2014. Born in Buffalo, Mr. Fitzgerald graduated from the University at Buffalo with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. He served in the U.S. More...

Death Notices

STUTZMAN, Judith A., of Lancaster, died Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014. Mrs. Stutzman is survived by one son, Philip; one daughter, Debra Lynn Brind'Amour; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald. More...

Lifestyles

Holiday Magic

chugs into Botanical Gardens

Every year, the Western New York Garden Railway Society rolls into the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens for a holiday display. More...

Ugliest sweater dance to include live music

The Lancaster Veterans of Foreign Wars 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...

Library News

Story Times   • Lapsit Story Time Session II for 3- to 23-month-olds with a parent or a caregiver is being held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays through Dec. 16.  More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Ugliest sweater dance to include live music   More...

Business

Lancaster Speedway to reopen with new name, ownership

The Lancaster Speedway is getting a new name and new ownership for the 2015 season.  The newly re-named Lancaster National Speedway & Dragway will be operated by the Lancaster National Speedway, LLC. More...

Partnership offers surcharge-free ATMs for KeyBank customers

KeyBank customers banking in New York will now have access to additional surcharge-free ATMs as a result of a new partnership between KeyBank and Cardtronics.  More...

Online shopping tips help protect consumers’ information

Many shoppers may be avoiding the malls and using the Internet to purchase their holiday gifts.  The Better Business Bureau has several tips to help consumers protect themselves while shopping online.  More...

Entire board lauds teamwork during winter storm

There was plenty to talk about at Monday’s Lancaster Village Board meeting, as it was the first gathering since the epic winter snowstorm that struck the area three weeks ago.  Most of it was good news.  More...

Firefighter honored for 67 years of service

Michael “Mickey” Nagy, 87, joined Cayuga Hose Company 3 on March 5, 1947. In the ensuing 67½ years, he has assisted countless individuals and found a second home for himself within the organization.  More...

Local News

Coin Drive raises $10,000 in book donations

Students at William Street School raised over $10,000 through the Scholastic “All For Books” campaign by holding a coin drive and book fair.  More...

Food drive to end Dec. 15

A food drive to benefit the Alden-Marilla Community Food Pantry and the Tri-Community Food Pantry of Depew is being held through Monday, Dec. More...

Several holiday concerts to be performed

The Lancaster High School choirs will present the annual Holiday Choral Festival at 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 14, in the school’s auditorium at 1 Forton Dr.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Helpfulness eased November storm

It was surprising to find so few letters of thanks in local papers to all those who helped us survive the recent November lake-effect snowstorm, an epic weather event that blasted localized areas with many feet of snow.  While it certainly was a More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heards

.I live on Field Avenue in the Village of Lancaster and have been a resident for many years. I’m disappointed with the department of public works and the effort to pick up leaves. More...

Education

Lancaster Middle School posts honor roll

The following students have been named to the honor roll at Lancaster Middle School for the first quarter of the 2014-15 school year. Grade 8 More...

Sports

More than half of Lancaster’s roster are first timers

Boys Federation ice hockey preview

There were many holes to fill this season for the Lancaster boys Federation ice hockey team.  Out of 18 players on the roster, only seven are returning from a year ago. More...

Depew excited to merge with Cleveland Hill

Numbers are down in the Depew district, and Cleveland Hill was looking to add a wrestling team, therefore combining together was an easy decision to make.  The two schools had begun talks about the possibility of starting a combined Depew/Cleve More...

Kilijanski's Corner

It’s bittersweet to announce that this will be my final edition as the sports reporter for the Lancaster/Depew Bee. My last day here will be on Friday, as next week I embark on a new journey. More...

Entertainment

Holiday Happenings

thurs. 11   Latshaw Pops Christmas Memories — Featuring the Latshaw Pops Orchestra singers and dancers in a holiday variety show, 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. More...

Family Activities

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Art

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