Weekly Feature

December 22, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Depew School Board hears update on lead testing, CO detection

A Tuesday night presentation to the Depew School Board on buildings and grounds focused on lead testing and carbon monoxide detection, along with changes made to adhere to state mandates.  More...

Editorial

Use common sense when traveling in snow

Bee Editorial

While the snow just began falling across the metro Buffalo area this week, we advise everyone in the community to be prepared for the possibility of winter weather affecting road conditions and travel.  It is most imperative to remember that the More...

Spindle items

• DO YOUR PART — When the winter season hits, it’s important to remember the many people going about their daily business outside. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago  Dec. 24, 1891   • More than 100 families are wintering at Chautauqua.  • Gordon Hall of East Lockport has invented a machine for mixing mortar. He expects to reap a fortune.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Preserving village life should also include having neighbors who are not loud, abrasive, vengeful, unsympathetic and close-minded.  More...

Lifestyles

Musical talents lead to fitting, but unexpected career path for Lorentz

“Everybody has a hot button. It could be cars, hunting or anything else. More...

Wellness center plans Restart Program

Finish Strong Health and Wellness has a Restart Program in the works. The five-week program includes a three-week sugar detox. Visit 6229 Transit Road, Depew, or call 880-5967 to learn more about the program.   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...

Trailer fire originated at Di Pizio Construction

Those driving along Broadway for their evening commute Monday were met with heavy traffic at the border of Depew and Cheektowaga, thanks to an abandoned construction trailer fire.  Depew police arrived on scene at 3550 Broadway, Di Pizio Constru More...

Town Board approves fire contracts, amends budget

Contracts for area fire departments were approved for a three-year period at Monday night’s Lancaster Town Board meeting. Previous contracts were for one year. More...

Local News

Choreographer still sharing love of dance

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

In a career that spans four decades and over 350 productions, local choreographer Kathie Prospero has worked nonstop.  By her own account, she hasn’t taken a year off in 40, working with the Lancaster Opera House for three decades, as well More...

Changes in works for pistol permit holders

Information on pistol permit recertification will be sent via letters from the New York State Police, according to a press release from the county clerk.  Notified permit holders will have until Jan. More...

Genius Hour liberates young minds in Lancaster

With a successful trial run last year, Genius Hour, a weekly self-directed learning period, is catching on in the Lancaster Central School District.  The project, a Google-inspired effort that sets aside one hour each week for students to resear More...

Letters to the Editor

Trump a leader in name only

As stated in the article on page A7 of the Buffalo News on Dec. More...

Third annual food drive a success

I wanted to thank everyone who contributed to the annual food drive that my office hosted in support of the Alden-Marilla Food Pantry and the Tri-Community Food Pantry.  More...

Sports

Depew track kicks off indoor season

The Depew indoor track season. For the members of the boys and girls teams, there are multiple different goals. The aim of each athlete differs based on age, talent level and prior experience. More...

Depew girls basketball looking to bounce back

Heading into the season, the Depew girls basketball team had every player back from last year’s 14-win team. Coach Charlie Guay reasonably had some high expectations for the team. Thus far, things have not gone exactly according to plan. More...

Lancaster grapplers off to impressive start

The Lancaster wrestling team had a more than solid stretch of action with two dual meet wins and a solid tournament showing.  On Dec. 10, the team ventured to the Rochester area for the Penfield Holiday Tournament. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Our Lady of Pompeii to host adoration   Our Lady of Pompeii Church will observe First Friday Eucharistic Adoration from noon to 6 p.m. Jan. 6 at 158 Laverack Ave., Lancaster; Divine Mercy Chaplet will be prayed at 3 p.m. More...

Business

GM makes $295 million investment in Tonawanda Engine Plant

General Motors will invest $334 million in new machinery and equipment at its Tonawanda, Lockport and Rochester plants to produce future engine and component products, according to Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo.  More...

M&T Bank kicks off ‘Gift of Warmth’

For three decades, at its branches across Western New York, M&T Bank has collected warm clothes for local families in need as part of its Gift of Warmth campaign. Starting now and continuing through Dec. More...

Events

Scholarship applications sought   More...