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January 1, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Be a responsible driver this holiday season

Bee Editorial

As families in Lancaster and Depew prepare for the New Year’s holiday or return home from Christmas vacations, many will either be expecting guests from out of town or hitting the roads themselves. More...

Spindle items

• NEW BEGINNINGS — In years past, New Year’s Eve has not had any particular meaning to me.  It has been an occasion when I can spend some time with my family or friends and relax, knowing that I was likely off the hook for doing More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Jan. 2, 1890   Dr. Nansen will be accompanied by his wife on his next voyage toward the North Pole.  Carl Schurz is said to live in daily terror of being some day knocked out by a robber with a sand bag.  More...

Obituaries

Carl W. Burkhardt, Civil War re-enactor

Carl W. Burkhardt, 77, of Alden, died Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014.  Mr. More...

Sports

St. Mary’s takes Depew tourney title

It was Takal Molson and the St. Mary’s Lancers who emerged victorious in a Dec. 22 final of the boys basketball tournament at Depew High School.  More...

HarborCenter offers new avenue for area high school hockey teams

Over the past several weeks, numerous teams from the Western New York Varsity Hockey Federation flocked to the city’s newest venue, HarborCenter, to play regular season games at the new, state of the art facility.  More...

Timon beats St. Mary’s in 4OT marathon game

It took four overtimes for a winner to be decided Dec. 23 as Bishop Timon/St. Jude High School edged out St. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Polish Falcons schedule New Year’s celebration   More...

Business

‘Next 20’ series looks into new year

The upcoming installment of the “Next 20” series hosted by the Lancaster Area Chamber of Commerce will offer attendees a glimpse into 2015.  More...

Tips to make holiday returns less stressful

As the holiday season winds down, many consumers will head back to the stores for returns. More...

Repair technician retires

With the new year, Walter Deinzer of Orchard Park will experience a change of lifestyle as he retires from Twin Village Music after five years with the company.  Prior to his arrival in Buffalo Deinzer held a variety of positions including execu More...

Evans Bank fire not considered suspicious

A fire that broke out on Sunday night at the Evans Bank, at 4979 Transit Road in Lancaster, is not being considered suspicious, according to Capt. William Karn Jr. More...

White winters, gold medal and residents gone too soon mark 2014

Year in review

In 2014, Lancaster and Depew saw severe weather, moments of pride, communal sorrow and plenty of changes. The following are the stories that shaped 2014 for residents of the area.  Gabryszak resigns   More...

Local News

Two tributes to be performed at Lancaster Opera House

During the weekend, performers at the Lancaster Opera House will be paying tribute to several performers who have left their mark on the world of music.  A Ray Charles and Whitney Houston Tribute will take place at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. More...

Loud muffler reveals arrest warrant

Joseph Wolski, 26, of Depew, was arrested on a North Tonawanda warrant for larceny, after being pulled over for a loud muffler.  According to the Erie County Sheriff’s Office, Wolski was stopped on Dec. More...

Cheektowaga Girls Fastpitch gears up for 2015

Five years ago, there wasn’t one collective organization where girls of all ages and skill levels could play softball in Cheektowaga. More...

Police Blotter

Man alleges stepson driving stolen car

Depew   Tuesday, Dec. 23  • As a man left a grocery store, he reported seeing a minivan sideswipe his vehicle and leave the area.  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 2014 are reprinted here. Each is an actual listing from a local town or village police blotter.   . More...

Lifestyles

Resolutions remain a New Year’s tradition

Flipping to the last page of a calendar often sparks a time of reflection on the trials and triumphs of the past 12 months.   More...

Public skate to open at Depew Ice Rink

Public skating sessions will be held at the Depew Ice Rink, 90 Gould Ave., for Christmas and New Year’s from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday, Dec, 26; 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 27 and Sunday, Dec. 28; 1 to 3 p.m. Friday, Jan. 2; and 2 to 4 p.m. 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, from Jan. 6 through 27.  More...