Weekly Feature



February 20, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Service dogs provide comfort, confidence

Bee Editorial

I magine going shopping or for a walk with a child or sibling, knowing that the person might wander off or have an emotional outburst.  Such was the case for Susan Murphy, whose autistic son, Patrick, would wander away from his family without wa More...

Spindle items

• YOUTUBE CHANNEL — It’s hard to believe it’s only been nine years since the creation of YouTube because I can barely remember a world without it.  As a fan of old television programs, historic news clips and music-related More...

Out of the Past

Corp. Raymond Wirth

This Buffalo Evening News newspaper article from 1951 lists the death in action in the Korean War of Corp. Raymond E. Wirth of West Seneca, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Wirth.   More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Apparently no thought or consideration was put in by the supervisor or town board members when they decided to purchase the huge totes for town residents. They are totally ridiculous size-wise for seniors or people who even are smaller persons. More...

Sports

Parucki’s career high lifts East boys hoops past West

West Seneca East’s Nick Parucki picked quite possibly the best time of the season to record a career high offensive outburst, as his 30 points helped the Trojans hold off crosstown rival West Seneca West’s late comeback bid and secure the More...

West indoor track competes in final postseason tune-up

Several members of West Seneca West’s indoor track team returned to Lancaster’s field house Sunday to participate in the fourth Limited Select Invitational of the season, where personal bests continued to drop with reckless abandon.  More...

Lady Indian cagers thump crosstown rivals

Jen Green knocked down a school single-game record seven three-point baskets to help West Seneca West’s girls basketball team record a single-game record 11 trifectas during its 81-32 dismantling of crosstown rival West Seneca East in Feb. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Ebenezer Seniors to host historian at next meeting   More...

Entertainment

Literature

thurs. 20  Northside Writers Group — Meets at 7 p.m. the first and third Thursday of every month, Feb. 20, at the Crossroads Lutheran Church, 4640 Main St., corner of Main Street and Burroughs Drive, Snyder. More...

Theatre

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Art

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Town prepares for potential flooding

With memories of last month’s flooding in the Lexington Green neighborhood still fresh in their minds, town officials and residents alike are taking precautions for this week’s warm-up.  More...

CSEA members vote no on Erie contract

In the midst of a seven-year stalemate, it appears the 1,700 members of the Civil Service Employees Association Local 815 are willing to hold out a bit longer.  Last week, the CSEA-represented   Erie County employees voted, 947-829, to reje More...

Local News

Alumna steps into new position serving district

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

After 23 years with the West Seneca Central School District, Janice Lewandowski, the assistant manager of financial and computer services, is transitioning to a new role with the business office.  More...

Deadline for town taxpayers to file exemptions rapidly approaching

The Town of West Seneca Assessor’s Office would like to remind all Town of West Seneca taxpayers that the deadline for filing all exemptions is Saturday, March 1.  The exemptions must be filed in the assessor’s office.  The key More...

Reserve Hose Fire Company selects new officers for 2014

The Reserve Hose Fire Company members recently installed new officers for 2014.  The Reserve Hose Fire Company operates out of two stations in West Seneca — 807 East & West Road, near Mill Road, and another at 2400 Berg Road, near Orch More...

Education

Honor roll

The following students have been named to the honor roll for the second quarter of the 2013-2014 school year at West Seneca Christian School.  High School Grades 9-12   More...

On the Campus

The following West Seneca residents were named to the fall 2013 semester dean’s list at Fredonia State — Michael Banko, Nicole Brendel, Corbin Dzimian, Cody Grasso, Lindsay Lennertz, Aidan Licker, Michael Maroney, Meghan McCormick, Angeli More...

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...

Lifestyles

Service dogs provide freedom for children with autism

The sight of dogs with a service harness is both familiar and intriguing. More...

Library hosting “Teen Lounge” night

The West Seneca Public Library, 1300 Union Road, will be hosting a “Teen Lounge” night from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27. Attendees between the ages of 12 and 17 can play Nintendo Wii, board games, and eat pizza and snacks. 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. 20  9 a.m. More...

Business

CHAMBER AWARDS

Paul Rudnicki, above, gives an acceptance speech on behalf of VALOR, or Veterans Assistance Local Ongoing Recognition, during Thursday night’s 67th annual West Seneca Chamber of Commerce Community Awards Dinner at Kloc’s Grove in West Sen More...

Volunteers needed for Red Cross ombudsman program

The American Red Cross, serving Erie and Niagara counties, is currently seeking volunteers for its ombudsman program. More...

WNY Home & Garden Expo scheduled

The Western New York Home & Garden Expo will be taking place Feb. 20-23 at the Hamburg Fairgrounds Event Center, 5600 McKinley Parkway. The show times are 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday; and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. More...