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December 29, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

New faces, structures, recurring issues mark 2016

Year in review

Several recurring issues played a role in shaping 2016, including the prospect of Depew dissolution, efforts to restore Como Lake, and new area facilities, such as the Depew-Lancaster Boys and Girls Club.  Depew faces dissolution vote   More...

Editorial

Ending the year on a low note, hope for 2017

Bee Editorial

It goes without saying — 2016 was a pretty rough year. There wasn’t a lot of positivity to come out of it, but what exactly made the year so bad? More...

Spindle items

• BOTH SIDES — As I’m sure many are aware, Depew’s dissolution vote is scheduled to take place Tuesday, Jan. 17. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago  Dec. 31, 1891   • The Colden Brewing Company has been dissolved.  • There are 563 prisoners in the Erie County Penitentiary at present.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Why in the world are there two town employees sitting in a van at the Senior Center Monday through Friday at any given time during the day? They don’t shovel or salt; they just sit in the van and sleep or play on their cellphones. More...

Sports

Legends boys basketball team on three-game win streak

The Lancaster boys basketball team went into Christmas riding a three-game win streak. The run included two wins over league foes and featured three double-digit point differentials. But it all started with a non-league loss. More...

Lancaster boys hockey sits at 2-2-1 after five games

The Lancaster boys’ hockey team entered the 2016-17 season with a sense of optimism. The team was bringing back a solid group of guys from the year prior and was adding some talented JV players.  Thus far, things have gone pretty well. More...

Depew boys basketball off to hot start

The Depew boys basketball team is off to a roaring start to the 2016-17 season. The Wildcats are 5-1, powered by changes made in the offseason on both sides of the ball.  More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Buffalo Chorus schedules auditions   The Buffalo Choral Arts Society will hold mid-season auditions from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 3, at Ebenezer United Church of Christ, 630 Main St. in West Seneca. More...

Range of organizations receive county funding

A variety of organizations in the Depew and Lancaster area will receive additional funding for 2017, according to press releases sent via Erie County Legislator Ted Morton’s office.  More...

First Blue Mitten Project showcases collaboration during holidays

Depew’s very own Hope Project of WNY teamed up with Cheektowaga police, Target and Marketing Mayor for the Blue Mitten Project, a charity event to help less-fortunate children have a wonderful holiday season.  Police officers picked up the More...

Local News

STUFF THE BUS

— Kelly Kacalski, left, and Kristen Dolan help out at Depew’s annual Stuff the Bus event on Dec. 20. More...

County urges residents to get pets vaccinated

The first of six free rabies vaccination clinics provided by the Erie County Department of Health will be from 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25, at the North Buffalo Community Center, 203 Sanders Road in Buffalo, according to a press release.  More...

Erie County offers area winter activities

From snowshoeing to sledding and even ice skating, the Erie County Department of Parks, Recreation and Forestry is working to make the cold weather a little more enjoyable with a variety of free, family-friendly activities taking place at parks acros More...

Police Blotter

Man tells police stealing is ‘not a big deal’

Lancaster Saturday, Dec. 17 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 2016 are reprinted here. Each is an actual listing from a local town or village police blotter. Illustrations by Josh Flanigan More...

Obituaries

Death Notices

BRYANT, James P., of Lancaster, died Friday, Dec. 23, 2016. Mr. Bryant is survived by his wife, Beverly; four children, Patrick, Valerie, Robin and James; 20 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Dec. More...

Lifestyles

New campaign against depression and drug abuse urges students to ‘Just Tell One’

Ten years. 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...

Senior News

All events (except where indicated) are held at the Town of Lancaster Senior Citizens Center, 100 Oxford Ave. Lancaster residents need to have photo identification ready. For more information, call 685-3498. More...

Business

Young business owner beats odds

At the age of 18, most of us are probably just planning what we’re going to do for the weekend.  Danielle Santana was planning her career. Fresh out of high school, Santana knew she wanted to open her own salon.  More...

McGuire nurse reaches five-year benchmark

Dawn Thomas, a nurse with the McGuire Group health care facility, celebrated her five-year employment anniversary with the company in December.  As a licensed practical nurse, Thomas is responsible for providing direct patient care, including m More...

Ten tax-relief tips to take advantage of by Dec. 31

There are some simple steps an individual can take right now, before the end of the year, that can make a big dent in the tax burden, according to Barbara Weltman, J.K. Lasser’s spokesperson.  J.K. More...