Weekly Feature



December 8, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Social media involved in widespread cyberbullying

Bee Editorial

The trend may not be immediately visible to the naked eye, but the impact it continues to leave in its wake has been tangible.  Cyberbullying, or peer-to-peer abuse or harassment online, is an issue that continues to drastically affect youth thr More...

Spindle items

• ODE TO CONCERTS — There’s nothing quite like Christmas music to get you in the holiday spirit.  Some songs reflect the excitement of the season while others are a somber reminder to hold our loved ones close.  More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago  Dec. 10, 1891   • The Hamburg tannery is shut down for the first time in 47 years.  • Perry has a clam eater who can put away four dozen bivalves in a single sitting.  More...

Obituaries

Gerald A. Benz, Lancaster teacher

Gerald A. Benz, 85, of Lancaster, died Monday, Nov. 28, 2016.  Mr. Benz was born on Oct. 8, 1931, in Hamburg. He graduated from Orchard Park High School in 1949 and then took a year off to work on the family farm to help pay for college. Mr. More...

Sports

Depew/Cleveland Hill wrestlers place third at Shifflet Duals

Even with one of the team’s two returning state meet participants available for just the first day of competition, Depew/ Cleveland Hill’s wrestling squad was still able to earn third place in the team portion of this past weekend’s More...

MMA girls hockey suffers first loss since 2015

The Monsignor Martin Association girls ice hockey team has been a dominating force, capturing four Western New York Girls Varsity Ice Hockey Federation championships in the six-year history of the league, including the last two.  Last year&rsquo More...

Lancaster grapplers continue to build program

Last season was a banner year for the Lancaster wrestling team. The Legends went 14-0 and won ECIC Division I for the first time since 2010. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Save Depew meeting to be held Save Depew will host its next meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8, at the Polish Falcons, 445 Columbia Ave. in Depew. Alden theatre society plans classic show More...

Business

Elderwood staff recognized for hard work

Depew residents Debbie Peters and Doreen Zeisz have been named Elderwood 2016 Service Excellence Award winners.  More...

Summit aims to help small businesses flourish

Sen. Patrick M. Gallivan teamed up with the Lancaster Area Chamber of Commerce, the Alden Chamber of Commerce and leaders in business development to present a small business summit at Sealing Devices Inc., 4400 Walden Ave., Lancaster.  More...

Crash risk increases from missing sleep, says AAA

Drivers who miss between one to two hours of the recommended seven hours of sleep in a 24-hour period nearly double their risk for a crash, according to new research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. More...

Lancaster school officials refuse to fund member’s trip to D.C.

After a heated argument on frugality at a meeting on Monday night, the Lancaster School Board shot down a request from member Brenda Christopher to spend about $1,500 on a trip to Washington, D.C., to attend a conference, an expense that most members More...

Town Board supports light rail petition

The Lancaster Town Board formally gave its support for the Citizens for Regional Transit’s petition to reintroduce light rail to Western New York at Monday night’s meeting.  More...

Study pegs cyberbullying as prominent issue in WNY

With the prolific use of social media in recent years, the ease and efficiency with which teens can abuse their peers online have skyrocketed, and according to a new study conducted by the Siena College Research Institute, AT&T and the Tyler Clem More...

Local News

LCS food director emphasizing fresh, local food

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

When it comes to serving food to students, Tami Augugliaro always looks to a poster that shows a little girl and asks a simple question: Why make it if it doesn’t taste good?  More...

LEAF awards mini grants

The Lancaster Education and Alumni Foundation chose recipients for the 2016-17 LEAF Mini-Grants for $500 each. More...

St. Mary’s grad Norbert Myslinski wins international award for neuroscience

Over the years, traveling the nation and the world, Cheektowaga native and neuroscience educator Norbert Myslinski has had a singular purpose: to help find cures for brain disorders by getting students excited about neuroscience.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Public stocks Trinity Pantry

On Saturday, Nov. 19, the Town of Lancaster Office of Emergency Management and Lancaster Volunteer Ambulance Corps collected nonperishable food at two locations: Tops Markets on Broadway and Wal-Mart on Transit Road. More...

Read newspapers, not fake news

President Obama and media pundits lament the increase of “fake news.”  This has been a concern of mine since social media increased its preference for tweets and various social media postings in lieu of factual journalism.  Our More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Regarding the unpicked up dog litter at Como Park, it probably wasn’t the best idea to remove all the garbage cans from the roads that are seasonally closed.  More...

Education

Depew posts honor roll

The following students have been named to the honor roll for the first quarter of the 2016-17 school year at Depew High School.  Grade Nine   More...

St. Mary’s High School National Honor Society inducts new members

The Marian Chapter of the National Honor Society at St. Mary’s High School inducted 14 new members in a ceremony held at the school in November.  The new members of the Marian Chapter of the National Honor Society are:  More...

Students at St. Mary’s achieve first honors

The following area students from St. More...

Lifestyles

Children’s book focuses on reality of losing loved ones

There was one student who always stayed in the back of Sandy Barton’s mind.  More...

Mimi’s to host breakfast with Santa

Mimi’s Central Perk Cafe will host Santa at their annual breakfast, 11:30 a.m. Saturday Dec. 10. Call 683-0104 for details.   More...

Pair wed in outdoor ceremony at The Woods at Bear Creek

Karen Elizabeth Merrill married James Charles Livingston in an outdoor afternoon ceremony on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016, at The Woods at Bear Creek in Franklinville, New York. The Rev. More...

Entertainment

Holiday

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Special Events

sat. 10   Craft & Vendor Fair — Event will feature basket raffles, artists and vendors and yummy treats, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, at the Cardinal O’Hara High School Gym, 39 O’Hara Drive, Tonawanda.  More...

Dance

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