Weekly Feature



December 19, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Man sought in attempted kidnapping

Police are looking for a man who tied up a West Seneca woman Sunday afternoon after pushing his way into her home and then attempted to force her into the trunk of her car.  According to investigators from the West Seneca Police Detective Bureau More...

Editorial

Water consolidation plan looks good on paper

Bee Editorial

A t Monday’s night’s meeting of the West Seneca Town Board, officials discussed a proposal to consolidate eight water districts into a single district to be run by the Erie County Water Authority.  More...

Spindle items

• FARMERS MARKET — For an upcoming story that will appear in our Community Outlook section, which is due out Jan. 29 and 30, I met with Joseph Kirchmyer at the Winter Market at Horsefeathers last weekend.  Kirchmyer, a  More...

Out of the Past

Samuel Kirkland — missionary

(Do you have a memory of the West Seneca area you would like to share with Bee readers? Send it to “Out of the Past,” West Seneca Bee, 5564 Main St., Buffalo, NY 14221-5410).   More...

Education

West Middle announces first quarter honor students

West Seneca West Middle School recently announced the students who have achieved honor roll status for the first quarter of the 2013-2014 school year:  Sixth Grade   More...

St. Mary’s announces honor students

St. Mary’s High School in Lancaster recently announced the students who have achieved First Honor Roll for the first quarter of the 2013-2014 school year:  West Seneca   More...

Lifestyles

‘Stony Brook Shines’ in the spirit of giving

Neighborhood transforms into “winter wonderland” in honor of high school student

This time of year, Lancaster’s Stony Brook Drive community is a shining example of hope.   More...

Arthritis exercises available at church

St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3512 Clinton St., will present an Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mondays, and 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesdays. There will also be a Walk with Ease program 1:30-2:30 p.m. 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, Dec. 19  9 a.m. More...

Entertainment

Comedy

thurs. 19 - sat. 21  Orny Adams will appear at 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 19, and at 7:30 and 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dec. 20 and 21, at the Helium Comedy Club, 30 Mississippi St., Buffalo; $. 853-1211, www.heliumcomedyclub.com   More...

Live Local in WNY

thurs. 19  Kathy Carr Quintet — 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...

Film/Video

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Water districts could be consolidated

The Town of West Seneca is currently divided into two separate water systems, but officials are asking residents to consider consolidating them into one under the jurisdiction of the Erie County Water Authority.  (See editorial on page four)&nbs More...

SOUND OF MUSIC

April Wieczorek, left, and Hannah Edman perform with their classmates last week during the fifth- and sixth-grade orchestra holiday concert at West Seneca East Middle School.   More...

Local News

Scout restores historic West Seneca cemetery

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Eagle Scout Brandon Williams of Troop 618 worked last month to restore the Middle Ebenezer Cemetery on the Charles E. Burchfield Nature & Art Center grounds in West Seneca.  More...

Upcoming Meetings

Town Board  Monday, Dec. 30  Monday, Jan. 13  — All meetings, unless noted, begin at 7 p.m. and are held in Council Chambers at Town Hall, 1250 Union Road.  School Board  Monday, Jan. 13  Monday, Jan. More...

Erie County HEAP warms up for season by accepting applications

The Erie County Department of Social Services’ Home Energy Assistance Program, or HEAP, continues to accept applications for regular benefits for the 2013-14 heating season.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Schwabl’s owner can express opinion

In this great country, the owner of Schwabl’s has the right to put up a sign disparaging the driver who drove into his restaurant, although I’m not so sure about his right to make himself judge and jury regarding the incident.  More...

Police Blotter

Sleeping women miss green light

Monday, Dec. 9  • A Buffalo woman was pulled over on Seneca Street near the West Seneca Soccer Complex for passing a red light without stopping. More...

Adults text while driving more than teens

High school-age teens report using their phones or texting while driving substantially less often than adults do, according to new research by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. More...

Sports

West indoor track sets records in opening meets

West Seneca West’s indoor track team recently picked up right where it left off at the end of the 2012-13 season, with record-setting performances highlighting what were overall solid efforts.  More...

East girls bowling to feature new faces

West Seneca East girls bowling coach William Morrissey has no illusions about his squad’s chances in its second season as an ECIC South Large School competitor.  More...

STRETCH

West Seneca East’s Nick Parucki, middle, uses his wing span to pull in a rebound in front of Iroquois’ Zach Emer, left, and Lucas Tait during the Trojans’ 68-48 loss Monday.   More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Relay for Life holding planning meeting   More...

Business

Doctor offers patients future beyond pain, movement dysfunctions

Integrative Spine and Rehab located at 4184 Seneca St.

Helping people achieve healthier, pain-free lives is the mission of Integrative Spine and Rehab in West Seneca. Founded in 2013 by Dr. More...

Rural/Metro receives perfect accreditation score

Rural/Metro Medical Services of Western New York recently received a perfect score from the Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services.  More...

Seneca Health Care holds annual tree lighting ceremony

Sleigh bells were ringing and the Claus family was ho-ho-hoing at Seneca Health Care Center’s Annual Holiday Tree Lighting ceremony.  Singers from the West Seneca schools entertained more than 75 employees, residents and community members More...