Weekly Feature



December 12, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

HOLIDAY TREATS

Chef Shannon Wilson shows off some of her holiday hors d’oeuvres Monday night during a demonstration at the West Seneca Public Library.   More...

Editorial

Discovering family’s history can be life-changing

Bee Editorial

While some people finished their holiday shopping weeks ago, others are scrambling to get it done before “Jolly Old St. Nicholas” comes sliding down the chimney less than two weeks from now.  More...

Spindle items

• 100 HOURS OF CARING — I recently received an email from Emily Creech, the general music and chorus teacher at Allendale Elementary, regarding a community service initiative at the school, “100 Hours of Caring.”  More...

Out of the Past

Bellwood School

This photograph from 1923 shows the old Bellwood School that stood on Seneca Street near Edgewood Avenue. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.It would be helpful for all residents to establish a DMV in one of the many vacant buildings in West Seneca.  More...

Sports

High School Sports Scoreboard

West Seneca East Boys basketball:  lost to Orchard Park 46-34, lost to Williamsville South 83-47 Hockey:  def. Williamsville South 8-2 Boys swimming:  lost to Cheektowaga 60-39, lost to Jamestown 76-22  More...

Trojans’ hockey team opens season 2-0

West Seneca East’s hockey team kicked off its 2013-14 campaign in about as positive a fashion as possible, taking out crosstown rival — and defending Federation Small Schools champion — West Seneca West in its opener Dec. More...

Swimming, bowling, previews slated

The Bee will continue its coverage of the 2013-14 winter sports season next week with bowling and boys swimming previews. Indoor track previews will be published the following week to close out this year’s series of preview stories. More...

Entertainment

Special Events

thurs. 12   More...

Live Local in WNY

thurs. 12  Tommy Z Band — 5 p.m., Club 101, Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel’s Seneca Event Center, 310 Fourth St., Niagara Falls; Free. 299-1100, www.senecaniagaracasino.com   More...

Theatre

Announcement   More...

Business

Designs, if not yet suds, brewing for business

When entering the Rusty Nickel Brewing Co. building, the furthest connection from its current appearance would be a company catering to Rust Belt brewing. Thankfully, the guys in charge have a solid idea of how the building will take shape. More...

BBB gives tips on hiring snow removal services

The Better Business Bureau has already heard from thousands of residents throughout Upstate New York in recent weeks who are seeking trusted information about snow removal services.  More...

Events

Microbusiness meeting slated for Dec. 18   More...

Officials prepare for release of fiscal report

West Seneca Central School District

In advance of the release of a fiscal stress report from State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli’s office, West Seneca Central School District officials opted to go on the offensive Tuesday in an attempt to clarify what they feel the report doesn&rsq More...

Donations needed for youth fighting chemical dependency

Area residents are being urged to bring Christmas to the young people at the Renaissance Campus who are fighting to overcome their battle with chemical dependency.  More...

Local News

Friends of Burchfield Center sums up successful year

The Friends of Burchfield Nature & Art Center recently released its third annual report, outlining many of the events and activities that took place from October 2012 through September 2013.  The group has been overseeing park, gallery and c More...

‘A life like no other,’ UB Law School dean says of Mandela

“Nelson Mandela, the last of the modern political greats, lived a life like no other.”  So says a fellow champion of human rights in Africa, University at Buffalo Law School Dean Makau W. Mutua.  More...

In the Military

Army Pvt. David M. Stombaugh, who graduated from West Seneca West High School in 2012, recently completed basic military training at Fort Benning in Columbus, Ga. Stombaugh is the son of Doreen Sweeny and grandson of Cheryl Brudeki, of West Seneca. More...

Letters to the Editor

Schwabl’s owners were right with sign

Frankly, I’m disappointed that Gene Staychock, owner of Schwabl’s, changed the sign in front of his restaurant to placate two or three “protesters.” The original sign read, “Closed due to careless driving.” The new More...

Police Blotter

Drunk woman blames officer for cat’s cancer

Monday, Dec. 2  • A West Seneca woman was pulled over on Seneca Street for having dark-tinted windows. The woman told the officer she did not have a license and knew it was suspended. More...

Education

Food service manager addresses school board

Several years ago, the U.S. Department of Agriculture set forth new requirements for schools to decrease the size of portions served at lunch time in an effort to ensure kids are eating healthier.  More...

Students have chance to meet Buffalo Sabres captain

Students at West Seneca East and West high schools have the opportunity to meet Buffalo Sabres captain Steve Ott through a new pledge contest.  Ott has teamed up with AT&T to encourage students to sign a pledge promising to refrain from text More...

ELDERWOOD GIVES

Martha Houcks, a resident at Elderwood Assisted Living in West Seneca, helps pack nonperishable food for delivery to the West Seneca Community Food Pantry. More...

Lifestyles

Tracing heritage creates vivid personal image

When tracing a family lineage, the most valuable resource is living relatives with knowledge of past generations. More...

Relay for Life holding planning meeting

The American Cancer Society is seeking volunteers to help plan the upcoming Relay for Life of West Seneca, which is being held on June 14, 2014 at West Seneca East Senior High School. There will be a planning meeting 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. More...

Bee Senior Newsc

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, Dec. 12  9 a.m. More...