Weekly Feature



December 15, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Posters raise abuse awareness

Women’s bathroom stall doors across Erie County will soon feature bright purple posters.  The posters raise domestic abuse awareness, showing a picture of a girl with her head down. More...

Editorial

Parking meter scam hits close to home

Bee Editorial

Earlier this week, two City of Buffalo employees were accused of embezzling thousands of dollars in change from parking meters within the last eight years.  One media outlet additionally reported that the actions of both individuals had been tra More...

Spindle items

KIMBERLY McDOWELL

OUT OF THE PAST — Below you will find a photo of the 1951 kindergarten class at the former Bellwood Elementary School in West Seneca.  The photo was submitted by West Seneca native Gary Stearns, who is featured in the top row.  Stearn More...

Out of the Past

Bellwood kindergarten class, demolition

This photo of Miss Marion Adams' kindergarten class at Bellwood Elementary School, at Seneca Street and Orchard Park Road, was taken in the spring of 1951.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

. Building the biggest and the best schools is not in the long run beneficial to students. The biggest and the best costs money, which raises taxes. More...

Lifestyles

Finding time, finding hope

Patients, caregivers benefit from respite groups

I t can be scary when loved ones begin to lose their memory, but it is devastating when the diagnosis is Alzheimer’s disease or dementia.  However, there is hope and help to be found if people know where to look.  More...

The Little Pebble Foundation seeks positive impact for child amputees

Overcoming adversity as an amputee can be difficult — especially for children. For parents of the children, teaching them to adapt to life with their disability can also at times be troublesome.  More...

Senior News

These activities are scheduled at the West Seneca Senior Center, 4620 Seneca St. For more information, call the center at 675-9288 or visit the town’s website at www.westseneca.net.  Friday, Dec. 16   10 a.m. More...

Business

Tevington Jewelers features new repair and design center

Tevington Jewelers now features a full-service repair and design center where jewelry can be manufactured on site at the store, 3853 N. More...

Founder’s son joins Atwal Eye Care practice

Atwal Eye Care and Buffalo Eye Care Associates has welcomed Dr. More...

State to offer prepaid cards for tax returns in 2012

Beginning next year, the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance will offer prepaid cards as an alternative to paper checks for state income tax refunds.  The cards will be available in 2012 at no cost to taxpayers. More...

Funding

New fitness trail, equipment slated for town park

Western New York was a major beneficiary of a statewide economic development program announced last week by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo.  More...

A dying generation

The Pearl Harbor Memorial Service, held Dec. 7 at American Legion Post 735 in West Seneca, brought together both young and old to pay their respects to what's becoming a dying generation of veterans. More...

Local News

Troop 8113 adds three as Eagles

On Sunday, Boy Scout Troop 8113 in West Seneca honored a trio of Scouts who recently achieved the rank of Eagle.  There are now a total of 94 members from Troop 8113 that have earned the title, the highest distinction in Scouting.  More...

West hockey alumni sought for charity game

Alumni of the West Seneca West Senior hockey program are sought to participate in this year’s second annual Patrick Finnegan Memorial Alumni Hockey Game, scheduled for Dec. 29. More...

Governor announces funding for UB2020

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Tuesday approved a $35 million state funding plan for the University at Buffalo.  More...

Sports

Record setters return to West boys bowling team

West Seneca West’s boys bowling team might not have blown away observers of the sport with its record last winter, but the Indians were by no means slouches.  More...

West grapplers stay unbeaten with victory over Hamburg

West Seneca West’s varsity wrestling team remained unbeaten after posting a 57-12 win over league foe Hamburg Dec. 7.  More...

Volleyball clinics, tourney on tap at Buffalo Niagara Court Center

The volleyball courts at Buffalo Niagara Court Center, 425 Meyer Road in West Seneca, will be loaded with players in late December and early January thanks to some upcoming clinics and a tournament.  More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Shriners of WNY plan Irish Christmas concert   More...

Entertainment

Holiday

fri. 16 . Holiday Coffee House & Open Mic — Don’t miss this night featuring Christmas music and a sing-a-long, 7-10 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16 at St.  More...

Walking Tours

thurs. 15 . Wellness Walk — Join Tifft volunteers for a healthy outdoor walk with a botanical emphasis. This drop-in program runs all year. 10 a.m.-12 noon Thursday, Dec. More...

Art

ongoing: now-Dec. 15 . Drawing Surfaces — An installation by Fotini Galanes on display now through Thursday, Dec. 15 at the Burchfield Penney Art Center’s Useum, 1300 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo; $. More...