Weekly Feature



January 23, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Adversity provides opportunity for growth

Bee Editorial

When a school closes its doors, it is certainly not an easy thing to swallow for faculty, staff, students and families. More...

Spindle items

• MEEGAN COLUMN — I’m happy to report that West Seneca Town Supervisor Sheila M. Meegan is once again writing a column for us. Her first one since September 2012 appears on page 6 of this week’s edition.  More...

Out of the Past

Winter of 1947

This interesting photograph from the winter of 1947 shows the huge snow piles on either side of Angle Road, allowing only one lane of traffic. More...

Education

Student of the Month winners announced

West Seneca Central School District

Each month, the West Seneca Central School District’s high schools recognize a “Student of the Month” in each specific academic venue. Their coursework, and high level of commitment to that specialty, sets them apart. More...

Envirothon open to Erie County high-school students

The Erie County Soil and Water Conservation District will host the 13th annual Erie County Envirothon this spring.  More...

DiNapoli says school district has ‘significant fiscal stress’

Though Superintendent Mark Crawford informed The Bee last month that the report was coming, it became official Jan. 16 as State Comptroller Thomas Di- Napoli deemed the West Seneca School District as having “significant fiscal stress.” More...

Lifestyles

Painting it Red

Galloping toward good fortune in the Chinese New Year

Many celebrations are born out of myth and passed on through the animated voice of a storyteller.  According to eBeijing, the city’s official English language website, ancient Chinese legend spoke of a beast named Nian, who would emerge fr More...

Library to host art journal project

The West Seneca Library will host “Welcome to Me,” a art journal project for young people in 3rd grade up to junior high, 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 25. 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, Jan. 23  9 a.m. — Poker/10 a.m. More...

Business

Credit union celebrates 50 years serving West Seneca community

The Western New York Federal Credit Union is celebrating 50 years in business this month.  Located at 1937 Union Road in West Seneca, the business received the West Seneca Chamber of Commerce 2013 Business of the Year award.  CEO Marie Bett More...

McGuire health care facilities given high state rankings

To date, New York State has released two Benchmarking Pool Results ranking 650 facilities using trackable measures of quality.  In both reports, Autumn View Health Care Facility in Hamburg led the state with the highest score. More...

Jurek named to financial group’s board

The Financial Planning Association of Western New York has named members to its board of directors for 2014.  Jennifer Jurek, of West Seneca, was named to the board. Jurek works for the Sgroi Financial Group, 965 Union Road, West Seneca.  More...

Closing school to make most of remaining time

It was supposed to be a year of happiness, but last week’s announcement that Fourteen Holy Helpers School will be closing put a bit of a damper on the festivities.  (See editorial on page four)  Along with the church that bears the sa More...

Recovery continues for flood victims

The Winchester Community Church was filled to capacity Tuesday night at an informational meeting hosted by Supervisor Sheila M. More...

Local News

Upcoming Meetings

Town Board  Monday, Jan. 27  — 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. 30  Monday, Feb. 10  More...

Modern awarded town’s recycling contract

By a unanimous vote, Modern Corporation was awarded the Town of West Seneca’s recycling contract Friday afternoon during a special meeting of the Town Board at the Burchfield Nature & Arts Center.  More...

Tree and shrub seedlings available

Order forms for the 2014 conservation tree and shrub seedling sale are now available from The Erie County Soil and Water Conservation District.  The district is offering many varieties of conservation trees, shrubs, wildflower seed mixes and see More...

Letters to the Editor

Thanks to Highway Department for help with flood cleanup

My husband and I would like to commend the West Seneca Highway Department for its continuous work and effort in keeping the Lexington Green neighborhood garbage-free and with keeping on top of cleanup efforts.  The amount of loss in this neighb More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.At the reorganization meeting, Gene Hart stated that politics played no part in the changes of personnel in our town government. Were resumes handed in for these positions? This is politics at its finest.  More...

Sports

Girls hockey wins in year’s first OT appearance

West Seneca’s girls hockey team found itself in a pair of 3-2 games last week, but emerged victoriously only once to pick up its second win of the season.  More...

East names December’s top athletes

West Seneca East’s Varsity “E” Club and Girls Athletic Association recently announced the December honorees for the clubs’ Athletes of the Month program: Kaira Patterson, Brittany Schuster, Brianna Ruminski, Victoria Maass, Ni More...

Return from break unkind to West boys hoops squad

West Seneca West’s boys basketball team finally returned to the court for the first time since December 27 when it took on Jamestown Jan. 14, and at first it looked like the long layoff wouldn’t be an issue.  More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Ice rink holding ice skating classes   The Town of West Seneca ice rink, located at 1250 Union Road behind Town Hall, is holding ice skating classes.  They are held on Fridays and Mondays. More...