Weekly Feature

December 15, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Slow government procedure puts public at risk

Bee Editorial

Depew’s “Quonset hut” predicament has been on the table for roughly five years, with no sign of cleanup from the state Department of Environmental Conservation, which happens to be the governing agency that granted waste oil recycli More...

Spindle items

ON THE ROAD —  St. Mary’s High School students will be taking the show on the road for the next few weeks with a variety of performances, including singing and instrumental numbers.  More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago  Dec. 17, 1891   • The windows begin to blossom richly with Christmas things.  More...

Obituaries

Roy Schneiderman, owner of insurance agency

Roy Schneiderman, 79, of Lancaster, died Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016.  Mr. Schneiderman was born on Nov. 1, 1937, in Buffalo. He was the owner of Schneiderman Agency in Cheektowaga.  More...

Death Notice

LATHROP, Carol L. (nee Leich), of Lancaster, died Friday, Dec. 9, 2016. Mrs. Lathrop is survived by her husband, Carl; two children, Chuck and Susan; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held on Dec. More...

Sports

Lady Legends hoopsters off to solid start

The Lancaster girls basketball team is off to a solid start to the 2016-17 season. The team is 2-1 through three games, with wins over Cleveland Hill and Jamestown and a loss to Orchard Park.  More...

Lancaster bowling looking to build foundation of success

The Lancaster boys bowling team is focused on improving above all else this season. The team lost four of its top five bowlers from last season’s third-place team. More...

Depew boys bowling team set to begin rebuilding season

The 2016-17 season will likely be a rebuilding year for the Depew boys bowling team. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Ecumenical Choir slated to perform  The Alden-Area Ecumenical Choir will perform John Rutter’s “Gloria” at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17, at 6298 Broadway in Lancaster.  St. Mary’s living Nativity coming up   More...

Entertainment

Holiday

thurs. 15   Pat Shea Holiday Concert — Join the noted performer as he presents a concert of all your holiday favorites, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15, at the Lancaster Opera House, 21 Central Ave., Lancaster; $. More...

Special Events

ongoing: now-May 19   More...

Family Activities

thurs. 15   More...

Legislation to provide national boost for health care initiatives

21st Century Cures Act

Area congressional leadership on Friday discussed passage of bipartisan legislation that will direct $6.3 billion to boost the health care industry and provide new funding for national-based health agencies.  More...

‘Quonset hut’ has been village headache for years

The Depew Village Board discussed cleanup efforts for 3322 Walden Ave., otherwise known as the “Quonset hut,” at Monday night’s work session.  (See editorial on page four)  More...

Local News

JOHN GLENN AT UB

— Former astronaut and senator John Glenn spoke at the Amherst Campus of the University at Buffalo on Oct. 11, 2000, as part of the university’s Distinguished Speakers Series. More...

Village officials receive endorsements for 2017 election

The membership of the Village of Lancaster Citizens’ Party met Nov. More...

New drone video highlights Stony Brook’s Shining example

As word continues to spread on the ground about the fundraising work of Stony Brook Shines for Others, views of the neighborhood’s decorating efforts are now available for the first time from the air, courtesy of a new drone video. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Regarding Article 32 of the New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law, Section 12021-b, parking across sidewalks is illegal in New York State. Schoolchildren are seen daily on Penora Street walking the street in order to catch the school bus. More...

Education

Lancaster High School lists honor students for the first quarter

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

Lancaster Middle posts honor roll

The following students have been named to the Lancaster Middle School honor roll for the first quarter of the 2016-17 school year.  Grade Seven   More...

LCS students may face more testing changes this spring

More state changes in English language arts and math assessments may be in store for Lancaster Central students and teachers this spring, despite near double-digit percentage increases locally in proficiency.  More...

Lifestyles

Bikers give holiday gift of bicycles to 40 boys and girls

For a second year running, the members of the Buffalo/Erie chapter of American Bikers Aimed Toward Education are giving the gift of bicycles to needy kids through the Boys & Girls Clubs of Buffalo, hoping to liberate them from their devices and s More...

Alden theatre society plans classic show

The Alden Christian Theatre Society will present “It’s a Wonderful Life” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16, and Saturday, Dec. 17. Performances will be at 1470 Church St. in Alden. Call 937-7770 for tickets.   More...

Library News

Story Times  • Lapsit Story Time for 3- to 23-month-olds with a parent or a caregiver is being held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays from Jan. 3 to 24.  More...

Business

Legislature commits $100,000 to bring ride-sharing to WNY

The Erie County Legislature and Visit Buffalo Niagara recently announced a $100,000 commitment in the legislative fight to bring ride-sharing services, such as Uber and Lyft, to Buffalo and all of upstate New York.  More...

Despite vehicle advances, breakdowns at record high in 2015

Despite advances in vehicle technology, including maintenance reminders and other dashboard alerts designed to mitigate roadside trouble, AAA rescued a record-breaking 32 million drivers in 2015, with more battery, flat tire and key problems than eve More...

Events

Scholarship applications sought   More...