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January 2, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Take advantage of FASNY HELP program

Bee Editorial

For many, the question “How will I pay for college?” is a serious reality. The question amplifies and becomes trickier when the poor economy, anemic job market and student loans come into play. More...

Spindle items

• PASSPORTS ON THE MOVE — It’s hard to believe that it’s been seven years since I traveled to Spain.  It was at this time of year in 2007 that I jumped on a plane and headed to Europe. More...

Out of the Past

Gardenville Fire House

This photograph from around 1944 shows the old Gardenville Fire District No. 2 building. Standing in front of the building next to the fire truck is Nenner Keklac.   More...

Education

WS East Middle kicks hunger

On a recent wintery Friday afternoon as many made the commute home from work, students and staff from West Seneca East Middle School stayed and played.  East Middle School’s Leadership Cabinet, under the advisement of Mr. Overton and Mr. More...

UB ministry offers free life coaching for veterans

The Newman Center at the University at Buffalo recently announced the start of a new program that offers free life coaching to interested veterans.  “The main purpose of this is to help these military people reintegrate into civilian lives More...

Scholarship applications available for high school seniors

Applications for a scholarship created in honor of a woman who worked at Mount St. Mary Academy are now available. The Housing Opportunities Made Equal Inc. is accepting applications for the Joanne Champion Granger Scholarship.  More...

Lifestyles

Collegiate musicians across WNY form wind ensemble, schedule first concert

The future of music education in Western New York is in good hands. With wind instruments at the ready and a passion for playing, the WNY Future Music Educator’s Wind Ensemble will take to the stage on Jan. More...

South Towns Gardeners meets monthly

The South Towns Gardeners meets on the second Friday of each month at the Burchfield Nature & Art Center, 2001 Union Road, West Seneca.   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.  Friday, Jan. 3  10 a.m. More...

Business

Additional physicians aid complete healing

Seneca Springs Wellness is located at 3648 Seneca St.

In 2013, Dr. More...

ANNUAL DELIVERY

Western New York Federal Credit Union, located at 1937 Union Road in West Seneca, recently made its annual delivery to the Kathleen Mary House in Blasdell. The home is for women and children who are victims of domestic violence. More...

Meyers named marketing director at WGRZ-TV

Dan Meyers, a graduate of West Seneca West High School, was recently named marketing and promotions director at WGRZ-TV.  More...

Town set to open bidding for recycling contract

With the arrival of the new year, the Town of West Seneca will be ending its recycling pickup contract with Allied Waste Services, effective Jan. 31.  More...

HOLIDAY TOURNAMENT

West Seneca East High School boys basketball player DJ Schiersing drives to the basket past West Seneca West players Chris Walker, left, and Nick Clancy, during the final of the holiday tournament at West. The Indians defeated the Trojans, 55-42. More...

Local News

FASNY HELP program pays for college, helps recruit volunteer firefighters

It’s an ideal situation, according to Tom Chmielowiec. More...

Councilman Rusinski honored at final town board meeting

Though his term on the Town Board has come to an end, Councilman John M. Rusinski reassured West Seneca residents at Monday night’s meeting that he’s still going to be an active member of the community.  More...

HANLEY, LORIGO TAKE OATHS

Newly-elected West Seneca Town Board Councilman William P. Hanley, Jr., above, is sworn in Wednesday at the Burchfield & Art Center in West Seneca. More...

Letters to the Editor

Cares for Kids continues growing

I have been very fortunate to chair the West Seneca Cares for Kids project during the past four years as a member of the West Seneca Kiwanis Club. More...

Police Blotter

Color-conscious vandals scatter blue lights

Monday, Dec. 23  • A West Seneca man was pulled over on East & West Road for reportedly driving without a left side mirror. More...

Sports

Hockey accomplishments shine brightly

2013 Year in review

There were quite a few achievements by West Seneca-based athletes during the course of 2013, and quite a few of them seemed to take place on frozen surfaces. More...

West boys track places second, girls take third at WNY Relays

West Seneca West’s boys and girls indoor track field teams fared well at the Western New York Large Schools Relays Friday at Fredonia State College.  The boys team’s second-place finish of 57 points marks its best team effort in scho More...

ECC to hold January baseball camps

ECC will host two six-week baseball camps at the North Campus in Buffalo starting Jan. 25 and the South Campus in Orchard Park starting Jan. 26. Both locations are directed by ECC head coach Joe Bauth in conjunction with U.S. Baseball Academy. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

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

Entertainment

Family Activities

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Announcements

Buffalo Olmstead Flurrious Photo Contest — Share your best photographs of your Olmsted Parks. If you already have a photo, send it in. If not, you have until Jan. 10 to capture one. More...

Walking Tours

thurs. 2  Wellness Walk — Drop by Tifft Nature Preserve and enjoy the fresh air and the sights and sounds of the season with a healthy outdoor walk, 10 a.m.-noon Thursday, Jan. More...