Weekly Feature

December 17, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Frequent thefts from cars are easily preventable

Bee Editorial

Without a doubt, theft from cars is one of the most popular items in the police blotter on a regular basis. More...

Spindle items

• CHRISTMAS CAROLING — In recent weeks, Lancaster children who are members of the vocal group ABC Bel Canto Choir have been invited to sing in some impressive performances throughout Western New York, and that trend is continuing through D More...

Out of the Past

25 Years Ago  Dec. 18, 1890   More...

Police Blotter

Toilets, light fixtures reported stolen

Depew  Monday, Dec. 7  • A bag of hand tools worth roughly $300 was stolen from a man’s unlocked vehicle.  More...

Education

Christian Central Academy names Lancaster honors students

The following students from Lancaster have been named to the honor roll at Christian Central Academy for the first quarter of the 2015-2016 academic year:  Jared Baldwin, Joshua Baldwin, Allison Gummo, Faith Gummo, Caleb Hancock, Kayla Hazel, Ap More...

Lancaster students make St. Francis honors

The following students from the Lancaster area were named to the first honor roll at St. Francis High School for the first quarter of the 2015-16 academic year:  Grade 12  Brandon M. Kozak and Brett M. More...

St. Mary’s holds Faith Formation classes

St. Mary of the Assumption Parish in Lancaster held sessions of its intergenerational faith formation program, Generations of Faith, from Dec. 5 through 7 at its Parish Center.  More...

Lifestyles

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD...

filling hearts with hope around the world

When he was 11 years old, Yves Dushime’s church in Togo, West Africa, received shoeboxes from Operation Christmas Child. The gifts contained items that many children in the church had never laid eyes on before, such as toys and school supplies. More...

Carpenters’ tribute band scheduled

Lisa Rock and her six-piece band will play a tribute to The Carpenters at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 19 and 20, at the Lancaster Opera House, 21 Central Ave., Lancaster. Tickets are $25. More...

Shriver-Krafchak

Rosanne Christel of Lancaster and Shawn Shriver of Darien announce the engagement of their daughter, Leah Rose Shriver, to Michael James Krafchak, son of Lisa Soper Krafchak and Mike Krafchak of Lancaster.  Miss Shriver graduated from Attica Hig More...

Business

Area United Way receives high marks for fiscal responsibility

The United Way of Buffalo & Erie County has earned a 4-star rating, the highest possible, from Charity Navigator, an independent charity evaluator. More...

Handmade ornaments donated to facility’ s residents

Sister Ann Helene Koenig pastoral care associate for The McGuire Group’s Journeys palliative care program and her colleagues in the Order of St. More...

Businesses, groups receive funding to expand training

More than $1 million in state funding will be coming to Western New York to help support job readiness, training and expanded employment programs in Erie County.  More...

End nearing for West Main Street Project

Village of Lancaster

The Lancaster Village Community Development Corporation may be out of options for the West Main Street Development Project.  James B. More...

Lancaster captain, Clarence trooper, earn black belts in jiu-jitsu

Jiu-jitsu is both an athletic endeavor and an art form of sorts.  For Capt. William J. Karn Jr. More...

Local News

Cultural lessons learned in Tanzania

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Kyle Samson, 20, a Lancaster native, is attending Canisius College and is a junior pre-medical student.  While his future career might involve American medical facilities complete with advanced and emerging procedures and technologies and well-e More...

News Briefs

The Ransom Road entrance to Walden Pond Park will be closed until spring 2016, according to the Town of Lancaster Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department. More...

Depew Cub Scout earns award for service work

Jonathan Augustine knows there’s more to being a Cub Scout than being prepared. It’s also about giving back to those in need. More...

Letters to the Editor

Stop hiding behind Bee Heard number

As a resident of the Village of Lancaster in the Central Avenue area, I’m addressing this to the disgruntled resident who had his pets bothered by the fire trucks, doesn’t think we need special events, and no one picked up the litter.&nbs More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heards

.As a resident of the Village of Lancaster, I’m disappointed that the village does not have garbage totes. All communities from Buffalo east to the Village of Lancaster use totes. It’s the garbage can of the future. More...

Sports

Wildcat cagers find way into win column by beating JFK

After five games, the Depew boys basketball team finally has itself a win.  The Wildcats struggled so far this season as they could not find an offensive identity. More...

Lancaster boys perfect so far on 2015-16 season

The Lancaster Legends boys basketball team is off to a strong start this season.  So far they have bashed every challenger and have done so with skill and grace. the Legends opened their season hosting Dunkirk on Dec. 2. More...

Lancaster indoor track team shines in Ithaca meet

the Lancaster indoor track team travelled to Ithaca College Saturday for a major regional meet involving 52 schools.  The Legends had an exceptional day with two school records and four first place finishes.  The girls team was lef by Olivi More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Public skate being held in 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...

Entertainment

Happy Holidays!

thurs. 17   More...

Walking Tours

sat. 19   More...

Performance

thurs. 17   Glenn Miller Orchestra — 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 17, at the Riviera Theatre and Performance Arts Center, 67 Webster St., North Tonawanda; $. 692-2413, www.rivieratheatre.org  More...