Weekly Feature



March 6, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

County politicians must continue working together

Bee Editorial

I n November, Republicans took back control of the Erie County Legislature for the first time in more than three decades. More...

Spindle items

• GOIN’ BALD FOR BUCKS — In 2002, as a tribute to his sister, who was diagnosed with breast cancer, Lake Shore teacher Anthony George started the Goin’ Bald for Bucks campaign.  Though his sister would lose her battle with More...

Out of the Past

Gardenville helicopter project

A rather secretive project to develop the helicopter during and shortly after World War II took place in West Seneca and nearby Cheektowaga in the 1940s.  More...

Education

School News

Amy Griffin and Courtney Kline, of West Seneca, received first honors for the second quarter of the 2013-2014 school year at Immaculata Academy.   More...

A chapter closes for principal at St. Vincent’s de Paul

Meegan was long-time educator in West Seneca

Lisa Meegan has spent many winters in Western New York — 37 of which while working within the Diocese of Buffalo. However, warm, sunny days are on the horizon for Meegan.  On Feb. 28, Meegan spent her last day as principal at St. More...

East Middle names 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 East Middle School.   Fifth Grade  More...

Lifestyles

Teach For America develops educators for high-need classrooms

Schools may make their learning tools available to all, but students who live in poverty can find it difficult to take advantage of them.  With this in mind, Teach For America is stepping forward to eliminate educational inequality. More...

Fire companies holding annual charity drive

Fire companies in West Seneca will be holding their annual “Fill the Boot” drive for the Variety Club Telethon from 9 a.m. to noon Sunday, March 9. More...

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, March 6  9 a.m. — Poker/10 a.m. More...

Business

Walk-in care clinic fills health care need

After more than 30 years in private practice, Dr. David Novelli saw the need for a low-cost, walk-in clinic.  The Wimbledon Walk-In Care Clinic opened on Sept. More...

DiCesare makes partner at Hiscock & Barclay

Hiscock & Barclay, LLP recently promoted attorney Nicholas J. More...

EduKids families, staff raise money for Gerard Place

EduKids Early Childhood Centers, based in West Seneca, recently raised $4,000 through an ice cream social, Valentine’s Day fundraiser and staff “Jeans Day.” This is the fourth straight year that EduKids raised money for Gerard Place More...

Poloncarz discusses State of the County

Last week, Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz gave his annual State of the County address. On Friday, he sat down with West Seneca Editor Eric DeGrechie at his office in the Edward A. More...

School district presents proposed budget

Following several years of financial difficulties, Superintendent Mark Crawford believes the West Seneca Central School District is “turning a corner.”  Crawford, along with other district officials, presented a proposed budget for t More...

Local News

Man dances away, thanks to heart transplant

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Nearly eight years after a successful heart transplant, 66-year-old Tony Lesakowski, of West Seneca, has developed a love for ballroom dancing.  Having learned of a heart condition many years ago, he was told a heart transplant would be his only More...

Town projects submitted for federal funding

Two Town of West Seneca projects were selected for inclusion in the Erie County Consortium 2014 Community Development Block Grant application.  More...

Churches to hold collaborative Lenten services

With Wednesday’s celebration of Ash Wednesday, Lent officially began for Christians all over the world.  Parishioners in West Seneca and Orchard Park will make their way to area churches to celebrate the six-week religious observance that More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.I want to thank the people who made garbage totes a reality in West Seneca. The rat problem in West Seneca is a much bigger problem than the totes’ color or size. Putting your little black bag to the curb is part of why we have a rat problem. More...

Sports

West names February’s top athletes

West Seneca West’s Varsity “W” Club and Girls Athletic Association recently named their respective Athletes for the Month for February: Pete Walsh, Adam Tobias, Nick Clancy, Mitchell Schoellkopf, Taylor Walker, Emily Crowley, Abbie More...

Hart resets own indoor track long jump record with sixth-place finish at states

Senior Greggory Hart, Jr. completed his high school indoor track and field career on a high note Saturday by placing sixth among public school and seventh among Federation long jumpers in the state meet, held at Cornell University.  More...

LEAGUE CHAMPS

The West Seneca Wings Squirt Minor AAA hockey team recently capped off its 2013-14 season, a season that included a first-place finish in the regular standings, with a 2-1 victory over the Hamburg Hawks in the league championship game. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Ebenezer Seniors to host Explore Buffalo director   More...

What's Going On

Presentation on ancient sites in Ireland at library   A PowerPoint presentation about ancient sites in Ireland will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, March 13, at the library in West Elementary School, 1397 Orchard Park Road. More...

Entertainment

Live Local in WNY

thurs. 6  Jive Thursdays — With Castode, Parisi & Friends, 7-9:30 p.m., Pizza Plant, 7770 Transit Road, Williamsville. 632-0847, www.pizzaplant.com   More...

Special Events

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Performance

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