Weekly Feature



February 13, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Sex offenders moved to town without notification

At least seven convicted sex offenders, who had been living in the Monroe Developmental Center in Rochester, are now residing in group homes on Leydecker Road, according to Town Supervisor Sheila M. More...

Editorial

Town should have been notified of sex offender move

Bee Editorial

Supervisor Sheila M. Meegan was not very pleased at Monday night’s meeting of the Town Board.  More...

Spindle items

• RECONSTRUCTION EFFORT — It’s been little more than a month since floodwaters ravaged the Lexington Green neighborhood, but the recovery continues for the residents of the more than 70 homes affected.  More...

Out of the Past

Philadelphia Quartz Company

Involved in the industrial production of silicates of soda, the Philadelphia Quartz Company’s “Buffalo Plant” was located on Indian Church Road near Mineral Springs Road in the Gardenville section of town from 1911 until the 1960s, More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.I’d like to thank our politicians in the Town of West Seneca for the beautiful bright blue totes they got us for our recyclables and garbage. More...

Obituaries

Death Notice

AVOLIO, Antonio, of West Seneca, died Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014. Mr. Avolio is survived by his wife, Maria (nee Lalama); one daughter, Nancy Sullivan; two sons, Carlo and Anthony; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandson. More...

Sports

East hockey clinches playoffs’ top seed

It might not have been the result of an undefeated finish to the regular season, but West Seneca East’s hockey team wrapped up the top seed for the Federation Small Schools playoffs by virtue of its 12-1-2-1 campaign that was capped by a stretc More...

Indian cagers trounce JFK

A strong second-half effort helped West Seneca West’s boys basketball team pull away from John F. Kennedy in non-league action Thursday in what was ultimately a one-sided affair in West’s favor, 62-38.  More...

Fed’s all-time leading scorer sees girls hockey career end

Erin Gehen, who has been the face of West Seneca’s girls hockey program since it made its debut four years ago, skated in her final high school game Monday after the district-wide squad had its aspirations of playoff success ended by defending More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Blood drive planned for East High School   More...

Entertainment

Theatre

thurs. 13 - sun. 16   More...

Family Activities

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Walking Tours

thurs. 13  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve - Hike, Snowshoe or Cross-Country Ski — This 3- to 4-mile walk is presented by the Foothills Trail Club, 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. More...

Heroin abuse rampant in Erie County

Officials are seeing a dramatic increase in heroin abuse throughout Erie County, which follows similar trends across the United States, as use of the drug has reached epidemic proportions during the last five years.  More...

Board approves summer day camp

Following several changes to a proposal originally presented in October, the West Seneca Town Board on Monday approved the creation of a summer day camp.  Operated by the town, the camp for children between the ages of 8 and 13 is scheduled to b More...

Local News

Upcoming Meetings

Town Board  Monday, Feb. 24  — All meetings, unless noted, begin at 7 p.m. and are held in Council Chambers at Town Hall, 1250 Union Road.  School Board  Thursday, Feb. 27  More...

New book tells Western New York’s steel history

The steel industry shaped the Buffalo area in numerous ways: from the physical manifestation of the plants, to the financial boon that aided the area’s development, to the character of the city and the suburbs, which were home to the thousands More...

VALENTINES FOR VETERANS

Queen of Heaven students in grades pre-K through 8, recently participated in Legislator Joseph Lorigo’s third annual Valentines for Veterans program. More...

Letters to the Editor

Drug epidemic goes beyond celebrities

Aren’t all drug-related deaths tragic? If so, why do we as a community and a nation tend to ignore the 38,000 overdose deaths in the United States each year until it claims the life of someone with celebrity status?  More...

Keep psych center in West Seneca

Time is running out on the existence of the award-winning and well-renowned Children’s Psychiatric Center in West Seneca. As of January 2015, the West Seneca campus will close, merging with the adult psychiatric center in Buffalo. More...

District takes stand on Common Core

Dr. [Mark] Crawford, I just want to thank you for all the support you are giving to this community, and others, in regard to Common Core. More...

Education

Assemblymen agree that state education needs reform

An opportunity for area school board members and parents to ask the important questions of their state representatives was poorly attended by legislators.  The annual Erie County Association of School Boards Legislative Breakfast was held Saturd More...

District libraries provide niche for students to discover love of reading

A presentation by West Seneca School District library media specialists during the regular Board of Education meeting on Monday aimed to change the way people view the library and those working there.  More...

East Aurora teacher selected for statewide Common Core panel

East Aurora High School teacher Todd Hathaway will be part of Gov. More...

Lifestyles

The backer breaks new ground, ideas come to life through Kickstarter

Kickstarter is a creative hub where ideas can become reality. Launched in 2009, the innovative platform allows artists, musicians, designers and filmmakers to create an independent project, with full responsibility, to gain support.  More...

YMCA to offer winter break vacation club

The Southtowns Family YMCA is offering “Vacation Club” from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 17 through Friday, Feb. 21. Children will take part in a wide variety of activities including swimming.Pre-registration is required. 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, Feb. 13  9 a.m. More...

Business

‘Business of Year’ helps clients when they have nowhere else to turn

For nearly 50 years, Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Buffalo Inc. has been helping West ern New York residents get their financial situations back on track.  More...

Macks Associates relocates to Union Road

Sheldon Macks said he couldn’t imagine doing anything else but sifting through jewelry deemed worthless and finding riches.  Being in the jewelry business for more than 43 years, Macks Associates has relocated to 1167 Union Road in West Se More...

Jacobs expands auto bureau services into town

Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs recently announced that the Erie County Auto Bureau is offering additional locations and hours through the On-Site Mobile Unit.  Jacobs has teamed up with the AAA of Western and Central New York and Supervisor Shei More...