Weekly Feature



January 9, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Lorigo named majority leader

Erie County Legislator Joseph C. Lorigo, C-West Seneca, was unanimously elected majority leader of the Legislature during the annual reorganizational meeting on Jan. 2 at Old County Hall in Buffalo.  More...

Editorial

Residents need to take extra precautions in winter

Bee Editorial

Dealing with the various challenges winter can bring is old hat for municipalities in Western New York.  In West Seneca, people such as John Gullo, the town’s emergency manager, and William Cleary, commissioner for the Vigilant Fire Compan More...

Spindle items

• HISTORIC EBENEZER — Chat with West Seneca Town Historian Jim Pace for a just a few minutes and the passion he has for the town is quite evident.  More...

Out of the Past

Chief Red Jacket

One of the most famous Seneca Indian chiefs to have lived in the area that was to become West Seneca was Chief Red Jacket (c. 1758-1830). Known as a great orator, his Seneca name was Sa-go-ye-wat-ha, meaning, He Keeps Them Awake.  More...

Sports

West boys basketball wins own holiday tourney

Big run to open game helps Indians top Trojans for title

West Seneca West’s boys basketball team jumped out to a 14-2 lead to start its affair with crosstown rival West Seneca East in Dec. More...

Gehen’s milestone highlights girls hockey’s two-game stretch

West Seneca’s girls hockey team was unable to post victories in either of its two most recent contests, but one player did provide quite the bright spot to help ease the sting of defeat ever so slightly. More...

IT’S A SETUP

West Seneca East’s Michael Benaquist sets up his shot against Sweet Home goalie Zachary Farkas during the Trojans’ 6-1 win Saturday at the Northtown Center in Amherst. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Relay holding kickoff event at East Middle   More...

Business

United Church Manor looks to expand, focusing on independent living for residents

United Church Manor has been offering subsidized housing for the elderly and disabled since 1987.  While they are looking to expand in the near future to offer more community space, they are currently working to maintain their high standards of More...

Tops Markets advises on wellness tips for 2014

Tops Friendly Markets recently released a few wellness, smart eating and food shopping tips to ease the transition to a healthier 2014.  More...

West Seneca Chamber of Commerce

Kelly to speak at breakfast

Kevin Kelly, president of Evolve Technology Services, will be the speaker at the West Seneca Chamber of Commerce’s weekly breakfast meeting at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. More...

Breaking News - 1/15/2014 3:36 PM

Fourteen Holy Helpers, St. Vincent dePaul to close in June

The Diocese of Buffalo announced today that Fourteen Holy Helpers in West Seneca and St. Vincent de Paul School in Spring Brook will be closing in June. The schools are two of 10 Catholic schools being closed throughout Western New York. More...

Amanda Hansen Foundation donates first furnace to Tonawanda family

After eight years without a tune up, Candee Camillo said she knew there was an issue but never dreamed their furnace could be risking her family’s lives.  More...

Local News

Flu rising in Erie County

New York State is among the top 10 states reporting geographically widespread flu. Along with the rest of the state, the number of reported cases in Erie County is also rising.  More...

National Fuel reminds of emergency options during cold snap

National Fuel Gas Distribution Corporation is advising customers to take particular care during extremely cold weather.  Though temperatures have been colder than usual, the utility is prepared to deliver the gas needed for customers to keep war More...

Town makes several changes at reorganizational meeting

The Town of West Seneca held its annual reorganization meeting Jan. 2 and made several key changes in personnel.  The Town Board eliminated the position of town attorney, a job that had been held by Shawn P. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.”Actions have consequences” is what we tell our kids. A developer tore down acres of woods between Angle Road and the Tobey Hill subdivision. More...

Obituaries

Lucy Golombek, former Trico employee

Lucy Golombek (nee Capan), 96, formerly of West Seneca, died Friday, Dec. 27.  Mrs. More...

Lifestyles

Paula Deen

...cooking up southern hospitality -- here

Putting recent setbacks behind her, Paula Deen is moving forward with her big smile and warm “Hey y’all” and heading to Clarence.  On Feb. More...

Children’s painter coming to library

Painter and author Wendee Essrow will visit the West Seneca Public Library, located at 1300 Union Road, 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11. She will make a holiday craft for children between the ages of 3 and 5. 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. 10  10 a.m. More...

Entertainment

Theatre

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Live Local in WNY

thurs. 9  Jive Thursdays — With Castode, Parisi & Friends, 7-9:30 p.m., Pizza Plant, 7770 Transit Road, Williamsville. 632-0847, www.pizzaplant.com  fri. 10   More...

Concerts

thurs. 9  Acoustic songwriter and musician Kevin Devine will perform at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 9, at The Waiting Room, 334 Delaware Ave., Buffalo; $. 849-1000, www.waitingroombuffalo.com  fri. 10   More...