Weekly Feature

January 7, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Community Foundation accepting applications for 2016 competitive grants

The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo is now accepting letters of intent for the foundation’s 2016 competitive grant process, including the Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation Funds. More...

Editorial

Spindle items

• HELP WITH THE HEARTH — Although Western New York had an unseasonably warm start to the winter, heating bills can still be a challenge for many. However, there is help available to residents of Erie County.  More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago  Jan. 8, 1891   Making the visitation short as possible  She — When shall I ask mother to come and spend the day, George?  He — Any day but June the 22nd; that is the longest day of the year.  More...

Time on our hands as Buffalo’s football season ends

The 2015 Buffalo Bills season came to an end on Sunday, and for the 16th consecutive season, the team did not qualify for the playoffs and a chance to win the Super Bowl. More...

Lifestyles

Photographer captures tourist experience through artistic lens

I n the late 1990s, David Noyes left Bahia, Brazil, with a couple of hundred rolls of unprocessed transparency film. More...

Public skate being held at Depew ice rink

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

Steinbeck classic to take the stage

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

Speakers to address several topics at Chamber event

The Lancaster Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its first premier event of the year at 7:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. More...

Family owned Peter K’s Restaurant serves up ethnic favorites

Located in Cheektowaga, Peter K’s Restaurant boasts authentic Polish and Ukrainian cuisine while providing a family oriented atmosphere.  Peter Koschuk opened the restaurant in 1987 on the corner of Harlem Road and Central Avenue as a smal More...

Lancaster woman named director at Hospice

Kim Fadeley, a registered nurse and resident of Lancaster, has recently been named the director of facility-based services at The Center for Hospice and Palliative Care.  More...

Lancaster’s year begins with new appointments, development discussion

Several new faces sat at the table of the Lancaster Town Board during Monday night’s meeting, and multiple members of the community seemed excited about the change.  “I just want to say welcome to the Town Board as supervisor,” More...

Air time

Christian Szablewski (23) goes airborne for a turnover and intercepts a pass intended for Maceo Jack with his St. Mary’s teammate, Joseph Stoj (11) behind him. St. More...

Local News

Rev. Campbell named first female pastor at church

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

When Sara E. Campbell applied to become pastor at St. Stephens-Bethlehem United Church of Christ in Amherst, she was not expecting to get an interview.  Following a 10-month search process, the Tonawanda resident was selected on Dec. More...

SKYWARN to offer free training for severe weather spotters

SKYWARN, a national effort to save lives during severe weather emergencies, is expanding its network of trained weather spotters, and according to the National Weather Service, a free training session will be held next week in Lancaster.  More...

Poloncarz begins second term stressing better community for all

Mark Poloncarz was sworn in Friday for his second four-year term as Erie County executive at an event held in the Ceremonial Court House of Old Erie County Hall in Buffalo.  More...

Police Blotter

Police say no plates, no permit — no plow

Depew  Monday, Dec. 28  • While on Transit Road, a man reported that another vehicle had stopped abruptly in front of him, causing him to brake and swerve off the road and into a sign. More...

Sports

Depew edges East Aurora, St. Mary’s in girls hoops

After back-to-back tough losses, the Depew girls basketball team found its stride and is back on the winning path.  The Lady Wildcats started off the Depew tournament on Dec. 28 where they opened with a loss to Lake Shore.  More...

St. Mary’s ends North’s reign as tourney champs

Williamsville North’s boys basketball team had never lost a game in the four-year history of the Five Guys Invitational Basketball Tournament and St. Mary’s of Lancaster had never won. More...

Lady Legends fall to Flames in Lancaster tip-off tourney

It was a tough draw but the Lancaster girls varsity squad did all they could in the finals of the Lancaster Tip-off tournament.  On Dec. More...

What's Going On

Whar's Going On

Polish night to include dance lessons   More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 7   More...

Comedy

thurs. 7-sat. 9   Chris Quigley will perform at 9 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 7, and Friday, Jan. 8; and at 8 and 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 9, at Yuk Yuk’s at Casino Niagara, 5705 Falls Ave., Niagara Falls, Ontario; $. More...

Special Events

fri. 8-sun. 10   More...