Weekly Feature

December 10, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Lancaster police go above and beyond

Bee Editorial

This week, the Lancaster Police Department and several banks throughout the area put their heads together to improve overall safety for members of the community.  The strategies they discussed will be beneficial for bank employees and bank owner More...

Spindle items

• WRAPPING THINGS UP — I have painstakingly taught myself how to wrap a gift that could convincingly pass for an adult’s work over the years, but it is certainly one of my least favorite holiday tasks, as I am sure it is for many peo More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago  Dec. 11, 1890   More...

Letters to the Editor

Co-mingling sexes is discrimination

I am astounded that you, Superintendent Michael Vallely, who so recently rejected the historic “Redskins” name for the athletic teams because it offended a small minority, are now considering offending the vast majority with a proposal to More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Regarding the lack of lighting at Save-A-Lot, the landlord informed me that it would be quite involved to get the lights working again in the parking lot. More...

Education

LMS students named to honor roll

The following students from Lancaster Middle School have been named to the honor roll for the first quarter of the 2015-2016 school year:  Grade 8   More...

Depew Middle School students achieve honor roll

The following students from Depew Middle School have been named to the honor roll for the first quarter of the 2015-16 academic year:  Grade 8   More...

St. Mary’s students named to honor roll

The following students have been named to the honor roll at St. Mary’s High School for the first quarter of the 2015-16 academic year:  Depew  Grade 12   Nicholas Kobis, Jessica Kranz and Joseph Stoj  Grade 10   More...

Lifestyles

Cookie party

passes test of time

If you drive down Bank Street in Clarence on a certain Friday in early December, you will inevitably see women of all ages leaving their homes with arms full of cookies. More...

Public skate opens in Village of Depew

The Village of Depew Recreation Department is holding open skate sessions on Saturdays and Sundays at the ice rink at 90 Gould Ave. More...

Christmas tale to play out at Opera House

There will be several stagings of “The Night Before Christmas” at the Lancaster Opera House from Dec. 18 through 20. Showings will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 18; 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 19; and 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. More...

Business

Depew dealership earns accolades

Joe Basil Chevrolet, located at 5111 Transit Road, Depew, has been named the No. 1 dealer in sales volume of all makes and models in November 2015 in Western New York. More...

Lancaster Chamber elects board members

Four new members have been elected to the Lancaster Area Chamber of Commerce’s board according to President John Chmarney. The four members elected were Tony DeYoung, Deborah Glowny, Pat Moley and Larry Nowak. More...

Seminar slated by McGuire Group

Dr. Bela Ajtai, from the Dent Neurologic Institute, will be hosting a free seminar titled “Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia” at 4 p.m. Thursday, Dec. More...

Lancaster postpones decisions on controversial issues

Concerned Lancaster residents packed the crowded auditorium of Como Park Elementary School on Monday, prepared to contribute to several controversial items on the School Board’s agenda.  Per a new policy, any person wishing to address the More...

Walter clinches council spot

After a very close race for the two seats on the Lancaster Town Board, Matthew Walter and Dawn Gaczewski have won the positions following the tally of absentee ballots.  More...

Banks, police meet to discuss best practices

Managers of several area banks and personnel from the Lancaster Police Department sat down on Monday to discuss safety issues and how the two can collaborate to reduce crime and increase apprehension of suspects.  (See editorial on page four)&nb More...

Local News

Cheektowaga police charge man with robbery

Cheektowaga police have arrested an East Aurora man in connection with an armed robbery that occurred at a Citizens Bank ATM location on Dec. 3.  Police were called to the Citizens Bank on Transit Road by a 53-year-old woman. More...

Depew students look to stuff a bus with food

Business, technology and art students at Depew High School are going to find out how much food it takes to fill a school bus as they hold a “Stuff the Bus” campaign from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 15.  More...

Nurses get nod from Town Board

Members of the Lancaster Town Board voiced their support for the Safe Staffing For Quality Care Act during Monday night’s meeting of the board. More...

Police Blotter

Woman cuts off cop, refuses to roll down window

Depew  Monday, Nov. 30  • A green, plastic chair was found outside a woman’s window when she returned home, and the screen was pushed up. More...

Obituaries

Leonard A. Weisbeck Sr., editor, publisher

Leonard A. Weisbeck Sr., of Alden, died Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015. He was 93.  A lifelong resident of Alden who graduated from Alden High School, Mr. Weisbeck was the owner of the Alden Advertiser. More...

Sports

LHS/Iroquois’ veteran defense bolsters young roster

The Lancaster/Iroquois Girls Federation Hockey Team is experiencing a youth movement.  Due to many key departures from last year’s team, the girls combined hockey squad has more youth than anything on the team.  The youth is exemplifi More...

BACK AT IT

— Lancaster forward Shawn Kross takes the puck up ice during the Nov. 30 season opener at HarborCenter against St. Joe’s. More...

Lancaster returns solid core to mats for 2015-16

The Lancaster Legends had a solid year on the mat last season.  The team had several Section VI qualifiers on last year’s squad including two finalists.  Senior Tommy Michel returns to the lineup. More...

Entertainment

Holiday

thurs. 10   Santa Claus Conquers the Martians — The 1964 movie features then child actor Pia Zadora, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 10, at the Screening Room, 3131 Sheridan Drive, Northtown Business Center, Amherst; $. More...

Family Activities

thurs. 10   More...

Art

Announcement   More...