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December 26, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Dobson’s choice shows importance of donor registry

Bee Editorial

The acknowledgment of thanks and gratitude by Unyts and CryoLife last week of State Trooper Kevin Dobson’s choice to become an organ and tissue donor serves as a reminder of how critical it is for us to take the time to seriously contemplate be More...

Spindle items

• NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS — I recently sat down with Town Supervisor Sheila M. Meegan to reflect on 2013 and discuss her thoughts on the state of the town heading into 2014. More...

Out of the Past

J.J. Lankes and woodcut

J.J. Lankes (1884-1960) was a renowned woodcut artist who lived in the Gardenville section of West Seneca during the early 1900s. The brother of former West Seneca town historian Frank Lankes, J.J. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.I was pleasantly surprised when I saw the West Middle honor roll in The Bee. There were so many kids listed that it took up almost half a page in the paper. That's amazing. West Seneca schools are doing something right and I hope it continues.  More...

Sports

MILESTONE GOAL

West Seneca senior forward Erin Gehen becomes the first player in the four-year history of the Section VI Girls Hockey Federation to score 100 goals in a career Dec. 19 during an 8-1 loss to Amherst/Sweet Home at the Northtown Center at Amherst. More...

West track sets personal-best times at divisional meet

West Seneca West’s boys and girls indoor track and field teams ran well at an D/E cross divisional meet Saturday at Fredonia State College.  Twenty-two girls and 31 boys recorded personal-bests, eclipsing the mark set from the previous wee More...

Holiday alters submission deadline

With New Year’s Day falling on a Wednesday this year, the deadline to submit sports stories and/or photos for the January 2— which will arrive in homes and on newsstands on Friday, Jan. 3 — is moved up to 9 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 29. More...

Lifestyles

Filling in 100 years of crossword puzzle history

Tracing back to ancient times, word squares were found in the ruins of Pompeii. Though difficult to compose, in 19th-century England word squares had become the basis for primitive crossword puzzles.  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. 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. 26  9 a.m. More...

West Seneca Marching Band to perform at Gator Bowl

With a third state championship recently added to their list of accolades, members of the West Seneca High School Marching Band are gearing up for their next big performance.  On Jan. More...

Local News

Dobson’s decision to donate to be honored during Rose Parade

When New York State Trooper Kevin Dobson died in the line of duty while issuing a traffic ticket on Interstate 290 in Tonawanda in March 2011, he never could have known how much his choice to become an organ donor would impact the lives of others.&nb More...

Man charged in attempted kidnapping of WS woman

Jason Kester, 31, of Youngstown, was arrested Saturday and charged with burglary, robbery and the attempted kidnapping of a West Seneca woman. More...

Nursing home artist honored in 2014 annual calendar

Art is a powerful medium of expression. Particularly for the aging, it can present an opportunity to open up to outsiders what may be a lifetime of inspirational images never before shared.  More...

Police Blotter

Best of the Blotter

Excerpts from police calls are a regular feature in all nine Bee Group newspapers. Some of the more unusual reports from 2013 are reprinted here. Each is an actual listing from a local town or village police blotter. More...

Man never receives e-cigarette flavoring

Sunday, Dec. 15  • A West Seneca man was charged with petit larceny in connection with the theft of numerous items between the dates of Nov. 7 and Dec. 15 at the Kmart on Orchard Park Road. More...

Education

News brief

Mary Grace Rola, West Seneca, was recently named to the Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart honor roll for the first quarter of the 2013-2014 academic year. Rola is currently a freshman and is playing JV volleyball this fall.   More...

GIVING BACK

Students at Queen of Heaven school, 839 Mill Road, recently gave back to area veterans in the hospital by collecting items such as shampoo, playing cards and candy. More...

SANTA ON THE BRIDGE

West Seneca West High School’s National Honor Society recently held its annual “Santa on the Bridge” fundraiser. Funds are raised through donations and by selling angels and class pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Ebenezer Seniors to host acting troupe at meeting   More...

Business

West Seneca Chamber set to honor best in town

The West Seneca Chamber of Commerce will honor and award some of West Seneca’s finest in the categories of Business, Chamber Member, Citizen, Community Service and Educator of the Year categories Thursday, Feb. More...

Schunke Insurance celebrates leading broker’s anniversary with agency

Schunke Insurance Agency, an insurance provider in West Seneca, recently announced the one-year anniversary of employee Jennifer Wier.  More...

Beware of smartphone apps using your information

Smartphone applications can make life easier, putting dozens of useful tools in the palm of your hand. More...