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December 31, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Begin the new year by giving blood

Bee Editorial

The new year is quickly approaching, and no doubt there are many people who are either brainstorming a resolution or tweaking resolution ideas for 2016. More...

Spindle items

• SAFETY FIRST — Not long after Christmas comes another significant holiday: New Year’s Day. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Jan. 1, 1891

It is now considered in the worst possible taste to speak roughly, haughtily, or even crossly to a servant. It is the thing at small parties to provide professionals to sing, play, tell fortunes, etc., for the amusement of guests. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heards

.According to my math, the Lancaster village garbage contract doesn’t come up until 2019. It will be 2016 soon, which means three years down the road, while the village right now is infested with rats. More...

Sports

Legends top all in WNY relays at Houghton College

The Lancaster indoor track teams each won a late Christmas present on Monday, Dec. 28.  More...

Quakers defeat Lancaster in ECIC girls basketball

It’s always a big game when two talented ECIC teams meet on the hardwood. On Dec. More...

LHS cagers stumble for first loss of 2015-16 hoops season

The Legends boys basketball team won the first seven games of its 2015-16 season.  That all came to a close on Dec. 28 as the Legends fell to a tough St. 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. 31   Noon Year’s Eve Party — Midnight is overrated. Kids will toast the new year with apple juice, followed by activities, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 31, at Brighton Place Library, 999 Brighton Road, Tonawanda. More...

Family Activities

thurs. 31   The Mitten Storytime — “The Mitten,” by Jan Brett (2009), 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 31, at Barnes & Noble, Clarence Mall, 4401 Transit Road, Suite 800, Amherst; Free. 634-1011  sat. 2   More...

Walking Tours

thurs. 31   Holland Ravine Snowshoe/Hike — Join the Foothills Trail Club for a 8- to 9-mile hike (not for beginners), 9 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 31, meet at Holland Willows, 177 Savage Road, Holland; Free. More...

Solicitors upset residents in Depew

A pair of door-to-door salespeople appear to have been causing a ruckus in the Village of Depew recently.  More than 30 comments on the village’s Facebook page allege that a man accompanied by a woman was going to residences offering a fre More...

A year in review

For Lancaster and Depew, 2015 was a year of major changes. More...

Local News

IN THE SPIRIT

— Lancaster High School student Aimee Belote accompanies fellow student Niki Tshulos on the piano. More...

Lancaster offers informational night on becoming a Legend

Students at Lancaster High School are looking to make even more area students into Legends come fall.  The high school will host an event titled “Welcome soon-to-be Lancaster Legends” for eighth-grade students, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. More...

Charges laid regarding October bank robbery

Laverne Palmer Jr., a 24-year-old Buffalo man, is being accused of a Depew bank robbery that occurred two months ago.  At roughly 11:15 a.m. on Oct. 26, a man reportedly walked into the Key Bank branch at 2066 George Urban Blvd. More...

Police Blotter

Combative woman allegedly kicks cop, car

Depew   Tuesday, Dec. 22  • Fifteen Russian rifle rounds were reportedly found by a home renovator at an abandoned house in West Seneca and turned over to police.  Wednesday, Dec. 23  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 2015 are reprinted here. Each is an actual listing from a local town or village police blotter. More...

Lifestyles

Snapshots from the sidelines: Pylon cameras capture exceptional footage

Since Paul Halsey’s career as a video engineer began in 1983, he has moved from freelancer, to small business owner, to inventor of a device that will be used in the upcoming Super Bowl.  In January of this year, Halsey conceived the idea More...

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...

‘Of Mice and Men’ to be staged at Opera House

Rocking Horse Productions will present “Of Mice and Men” from Jan. 8 to 17, with performances at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday nights and at 2:30 p.m. Sundays at the Lancaster Opera House, 21 Central Ave., Lancaster. More...

Business

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...

New phishing scam acts as computer update

A new phishing email scam is masking as an update to protect against scam emails.  The scam works by sending an email that appears to be an update from the IT department in the victim’s office.  More...

New memory care support group slated at Harris Hill Nursing Facility

The McGuire Group’s Harris Hill Nursing Facility, located at 2699 Wehrle Drive, will be hosting a new support group in 2016 for those whose loved ones have Alzheimer’s or dementia.  More...