Weekly Feature



January 30, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Area still a natural location for filmmaking

Bee Editorial

I f Bill Cowell has his way, the cast and crew that made the classic film “The Natural” will come together for a different project in the Buffalo area.  More...

Spindle items

• YOUTH THEATER — For the people affected by the flooding in the Lexington Green neighborhood a few weeks back, the struggle continues as they try to get back on their feet and find some semblance of normalcy.  More...

Out of the Past

Sharlock’s Saloon

These photographs from circa 1933 show Sharlock’s Saloon — later the Morris Restaurant — that stood on Union Road at the Pennsylvania Railroad crossing. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Saturday afternoon in the middle of January and on Union Road there are people walking in the street because sidewalks are not plowed. The West Seneca community needs to do something to make it safer for residents.  More...

Sports

Winter season is twice as nice for Urbanczyk

West junior adds hockey to normal winter hoops routine

West Seneca West junior Felicia Urbanczyk’s first love, at least when it comes to sports played during the winter, has always been basketball.  More...

Girls hockey team falls short in bid to upset Williamsville

Williamsville’s depth proved to be too much for West Seneca’s girls hockey team Friday as West Seneca’s third-period comeback bid fell short in what was a 5-3 loss.  More...

West indoor track members post personal bests at meet

Eight personal bests were recorded by West Seneca West’s participants at Friday’s indoor track meet at Lancaster to highlight the Indians’ efforts on the day.  Senior Taylor Ksiazek and junior Jacob Bartz took second place in t More...

Board moves forward with housing project for mentally ill

It appears that a housing project for people with mental illness, proposed for construction at 2400 Seneca St., may be moving forward. More...

Filmmaker of ‘The Natural’ documentary seeking funds

Since the film is synonymous with Buffalo, it’s no surprise that an area filmmaker will debut his documentary on “The Natural” at April’s Buffalo Niagara International Film Festival.  (See editorial on page four)  More...

Local News

Medicaid fraud investigations result in sanctions

Recent ongoing investigations conducted by the Erie County Medicaid Inspector General have resulted in the identification and sanction of $127,000 in Medicaid-related fraud, according to County Executive Mark C. More...

OUTDOOR HOCKEY

West Seneca ice hockey players Zach Williams, front, and Kyle Dominczak compete in the Tim Hortons Backyard Classic hockey tournament on Saturday at the Angry Buffalo in Clarence.   More...

News brief

Joseph Lounsbury and Carl Stauch of the Potter Career and Tech Center in West Seneca finished second in Senior Technology at the NFADA Ron Smith Memorial AutoTech competition at Erie Community College South.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Bike paths needed in Southtowns

I feel we need bike paths in the Southtowns for the people in our community. I want to make people aware of this and get them to voice their opinions.  More...

Police Blotter

Brass knuckles, baton allegedly found in car with no exhaust

Saturday, Jan. 18 • A West Seneca man was charged with petit larceny in connection with the theft of merchandise valued at $108.74 from the Kmart on Orchard Park Road. More...

Education

West Seneca Rotary Club brings exchange student from France

Exchange students who study in the United States provide locals with a sense of foreign cultures and vicarious life opportunities. More...

100 DAYS OF SCHOOL

Preschoolers at the EduKids location in West Seneca recently celebrated their 100th day of school. The children made their own crowns to commemorate the event, and with the help of their family members, made posters with 100 items of their choosing. More...

Lifestyles

Film aims to STOP — not just raise awareness of — domestic violence

Many advocacy groups work to raise awareness about domestic violence. But local director and actor Brandyn  Williams had a more ambitious goal: making a film that would inspire action against such abuse.   More...

Library to host teen lounge night

The West Seneca Public Library will be hosting a “Teen Lounge Night” from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 3. The event will include Nintendo Wii, board games, pizza, snacks and fun. To sign up, call 674-2928, or stop in to the library. 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. 30  9 a.m. More...

Business

SPREADING THE ‘HOPE’

BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York recently hosted a dinner at The Buffalo Club for members of the media who are involved with the Project Hope campaign. The initiative promotes awareness of prescription drug abuse. More...

New Southtowns YMCA program focuses on core strength

A new exercise program featuring suspension training will be offered at the Southtowns Family YMCA beginning in February.  The TRX program was created by the U.S. More...

Restore health, well-being through Massage Envy Spa services

For many people, receiving a massage or a facial is considered a treat or reserved for special occasions. Yet incorporating massages into one’s regular schedule is more than just a way to get pampered; it boosts health and wellness.  More...