Weekly Feature



November 7, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Welcome to the future of public education

Bee Editorial

State school districts now have another battle in front of them, given their strong aversion to inBloom.  Despite threats of losing federal funding from Race to the Top, superintendents are standing up for the right of their students to privacy. More...

Spindle items

• HOLIDAY SEASON — With the conclusion of daylight saving time and election season, the transition into the holidays has moved full steam ahead.  More...

Out of the Past

Moerschel’s General Store

Built by the Ebenezer Society around 1850, the building that stands on the southwest corner of Main Street and Union Road has been used for several purposes. More...

Education

Student of the Month winners announced

West Seneca Central School District

Each month, the West Seneca Central School District’s high schools recognize a “Student of the Month” in each specific academic venue.  Their coursework and high level of commitment to that specialty sets them apart, and their More...

West Seneca Central School District

2013-2014 Music Calendar

11/7 - West Senior Fall Instrumental Concert, 7 p.m.  11/14, 11/15 - East Senior Theater Performance, 7 p.m.  11/20 - East Middle Instrumental Concert grade 7/8, 7 p.m.  11/22, 11/23 - NYSSMA Senior High Area All-State Music Festival a More...

Students eligible for statewide poster contest

Fifth-grade students in the area are eligible to submit poster designs to the state Department of Environmental Conservation to increase public awareness as a part of the Arbor Day Poster Contest.  More...

Lifestyles

Toastmasters delivers skills to public speakers

Heart racing, hands sweating, fear taking over. More...

Young at Heart holding baby diaper shower

The Young at Heart Group is holding a baby diaper shower and brunch Sunday, Nov. 17 at the Queen of Heaven Church Hall, 4220 Seneca St., West Seneca. The entrance fee for the event is a package of baby diapers to be donated to St. More...

Bee 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.   Thursday, Nov. 7  9 a.m. More...

Business

Country Glamour offers cozy atmosphere, affordable services

Some of Justine Nevinger’s earliest memories are of the visits to her grandparents’ house in West Seneca. On those car rides, she remembers passing a building at Seneca Street and Transit Road that always seemed to be for sale.   More...

Lifetime Health physicians earn diabetes care recognition

The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) and the American Diabetes Association (ADA) have recognized 22 adult medicine physicians from Lifetime Health’s Rochester and Buffalo practices for providing quality care to their patients wit More...

M&T Bank hosting ‘Reverse Mortgage Day’ for seniors

M&T Bank will host a free ‘Reverse Mortgage Day’ for senior homeowners interested in learning more about reverse mortgages Friday, Nov. 21, at its 10 Slade Ave. location in West Seneca.  More...

FALL PLAY

West Seneca West students Samantha Godus, portraying Lola, and Nick Foti, portraying Max, perform Friday night in the school’s fall production of “No Place Like Nowhere.”   More...

State’s plan to share student information met with animosity

Area superintendents are reacting strongly to inBloom taking control of student data.  (See editorial on page four)  According to West Seneca Superintendent Mark Crawford, his district was not made aware of the information-sharing policy wh More...

Local News

Senior fire estimator celebrates 50 years

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

For half a century he has been working to help anyone who has suffered a loss and to evaluate the extent of the damage.  Joe Ventura has worked for the National Fire Adjustment Company for 50 years as both a senior estimator and a contents estim More...

Tax rate increase drops in latest version of budget

With a second public hearing on the town budget set for Tuesday, Nov. 12, officials announced a slight reduction in the projected tax rate increase due to additional revenues.  In the tentative budget released on Sept. More...

Veterans Day ceremony schedule set

The 41th Annual Veterans Day Ceremony, sponsored by the West Seneca Veterans Committee, will be held on Monday, Nov. 11, at the Walkway of Freedom located in the West Seneca Veterans Memorial Park.  More...

Letters to the Editor

School retirement incentive beneficial to taxpayers

Being the inquisitive sort, and good at math, I decided to see for myself the “saving” in school taxes by spending $4.6 million in retirement incentive to 132 school employees, teachers and staff. More...

Sports

East names October’s Athletes of the Month

West Seneca East’s Varsity “E” Club and Girls Athletic Association recently announced their respective Athletes of the Month for October as Madi Jaszcz, Samantha Cali, Kelsey Beres, Stephanie Lisiecki, Tanner Zubler and Nick Faraci. More...

Sweet Home football coach earns 200th career win at East’s expense

The Sweet Home football team’s pursuit of its seventh-straight Section VI Class A title continued with a 35-14 win over West Seneca East in the Class A semifinals Saturday.  It was also a milestone win for Panthers coach John Faller, who r More...

West girls soccer falls to North in ‘AA’ semi

After an hour delay due to the previous game going into overtime, seventh-seeded West Seneca West’s girls soccer team took the field against third-seeded Williamsville North for a Section VI Class AA semifinal — and just like they did in More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

St. Peter’s invites public to healing worship   More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

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Special Events

thurs. 7  HNHS/Penn Dixie Fundraiser — Silent and voice auctions, raffles, hors d’oeuvres, 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, at Romanello’s South Restaurant, 5793 South Park Ave., Hamburg; $. 627-4560, www.penndixie.org   More...

Film/Video

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