Weekly Feature



November 28, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Zonta International campaigns to end violence against women

Zonta International’s participation in the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence is in full force, with local clubs holding events in their communities and raising their voices on social media to promote the campaign.  More...

Editorial

West Seneca should embrace Smart Growth

Bee Editorial

There was once a time in this country when many students in communities all across the nation got to school by either walking or riding their bicycles.  Assemblyman Michael P. Kearns remembers fondly walking with his sisters to St. More...

Spindle items

• THANKFUL — As I roll out my 10th edition as editor, I want to take a moment to thank the West Seneca community for its continued support. A community newspaper relies so heavily on the input and contributions of its readers. More...

Out of the Past

Ebenezer United Church of Christ

Celebrating its 150th anniversary in 2013, the Ebenezer United Church of Christ began with the purchase of the original Lower Ebenezer meeting house at 630 Main St., built circa 1850 by the Community of True Inspiration. More...

Sports

Championship contenders represented on First Team

2013 All-Bee Football — Defense

The majority of the First Team All-stars on defense for the 2013 All-Bee Football Team have a championship pedigree, as evidenced by how many of them helped lift their schools to prominent places in the playoff spotlight this fall.  More...

Basketball previews on tap

The Bee will kick off its coverage of the 2013-14 winter sports season next week with previews of the boys and girls basketball teams. More...

All-Bee Football Teams named, process explained

Given the tremendous annual success of the All-Bee Basketball Team, along with the recent successful debut of several other All-Bee teams, The Bee decided to continue with the papers’ all-star recognition this fall with the second annual instal More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Historical Society holding holiday open house   The West Seneca Historical Society will host its annual holiday open house Sunday, Dec. 1. The event goes from 2 to 4 p.m. More...

Entertainment

Theatre

ongoing: now-Nov. 29   More...

Holiday

thurs. 28  Thanksgiving Chinese Show — 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 28, at the Seneca Niagara Casino Events Center, 310 Fourth St., Niagara Falls; $. 1-877-873-6322, www.senecaniagaracasino.com  fri. 29   More...

Family Activities

fri. 29  Turkey Stroll — The day after Thanksgiving is a great time for a walk in the woods, 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 29, at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew; Free - registration required. More...

Kearns pushes for Smart Growth

West Seneca Central School District

The number of students walking or riding their bikes to school, even during the warmer months, is much too low in West Seneca, according to lawmakers and school officials.  (See editorial on page four)  They’re hoping to change that w More...

Hansen named Citizen of the Month

Erie County Legislature

West Seneca’s Ken Hansen was recently named November’s Citizen of the Month by the Erie County Legislature.  Legislator Joseph C. More...

Local News

Firemen’s Association offers safety tips for Thanksgiving

The Firemen’s Association of the State of New York recently offered safety tips for cooking on Thanksgiving. FASNY notes that cooking fires are the number one cause of home fires throughout the country. More...

Upcoming Meetings

Town Board  Monday, Dec. 2  — All meetings, unless noted, begin at 7 p.m. and are held in Council Chambers at Town Hall, 1250 Union Road.  School Board  Monday, Dec. 9 *(7 p.m. start)  More...

Police Blotter

Women accused of stealing 58 items from K-mart

Monday, Nov. 18  • A Seneca Creek Road woman reported that sometime between Nov. 16 and 18, a Tom Tom GPS, valued at $150; a purple iPod with cords, valued at $150; and a Verizon phone charger, valued at $20, were taken from her vehicle. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Regarding the caller’s comment about combining the East and West football programs, I’d like to remind him that West Seneca East was 17-3 the last two years and West Seneca West Modified was 7-0, so I think they’ll be coming up.&nb More...

Education

West names honor students

The following students have been named to the high honor roll for the first quarter of the 2013-14 school year at West Seneca West.  Grade 9   More...

Science and math provide future careers in football

Students from the Western New York Pop Warner Football League and Girls Inc. More...

West Seneca East lists honor roll

The following students have been named to the honor roll for the first quarter of the 2013-14 school year.  Grade 9   More...

Lifestyles

Antique toys carry hidden values from childhood

Rust, dents, chipped paint and faded colors all show glimpses into a once beloved childhood toy, lost to adulthood and quickly forgotten.  More...

Library hosting pop-up books event

West Seneca Library will be hosting a kids activity, “Pop-Up Creations,” 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 7. The event is for children between the ages of 8 and 12. Registration required. 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, Nov. More...

Business

Remodeled Goodwill store officially reopens

Recently, representatives from Goodwill Industries of Western New York joined executives from marketing communications agency Eric Mower + Associates, and Town of West Seneca officials, to officially reopen Goodwill’s newly remodeled Seneca-Rid More...

Cramer marks 20 years with McGuire Group

Sandra Cramer of West Seneca was recently honored by the McGuire Group for 20 years of employment with the company.  Cramer, who works at the Autumn View Health Care Facility in Hamburg, is responsible for assisting residents with crafts, exerci More...

Seeking nominations for yearly awards

West Seneca Chamber of Commerce

The West Seneca Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations in several key categories for the 67th annual Community Awards Dinner on Thursday, Feb. More...