Weekly Feature



March 20, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

ESL program faces challenges

Theresa Haungs, who has been teaching English as a second language in the West Seneca School District since 1999, says she has seen a shift in the makeup of the program’s students.   More...

Editorial

ESL parents can feel confident in district instruction

Bee Editorial

Moving to a new country, especially when you’re unfamiliar with the culture, can be especially daunting and also can lead to a seemingly insurmountable level of stress for a family.  More...

Spindle items

• NATIONAL CHAMPIONS — It was wonderful to hear about the recent achievements of the West Seneca East and West Seneca West high school varsity cheerleading teams. At the beginning of the month, More...

Out of the Past

Upper Ebenezer

This 1948 sketch by former town historian Frank Lankes shows the settlement of Upper Ebenezer. More...

Education

Kids Escaping Drugs Bowl-A-Thon to benefit Renaissance Campus

The Kids Escaping Drugs Campaign will hold its third annual KED Corporate Bowl-A-Thon on Sunday, March 30, at Strikers Bowling Alley in West Seneca.  More...

On the Campus

Nicholas Jones of West Seneca is among eight Erie Community College students who have been chosen to receive SUNY Chancellor’s Awards for Student Excellence, which will be presented by Chancellor Nancy L. More...

Submissions sought for congressional high school art competition

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Lifestyles

TEDxYouth@Buffalo event to focus on inspiring community youth

What if sharing a single idea had the power to affect an entire community? More...

Training for emergency preparedness set

The Community Emergency Response Team is holding emergency preparedness and CERT training starting Thursday, March 20, at Kiwanis Center, 50 Legion Parkway, West Seneca. The classes are on Tuesday and Thursday nights at 6:30 p.m. 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, March 20  9 a.m. More...

Business

Creative Inservices offers range of first aid training

Training others to save lives through first aid and CPR is the main focus of Creative Inservices. More...

Lorigo, colleagues request reform of Scaffold Law

The Erie County Legislature is calling on the state to reform a 129-year-old labor law that critics say drives up the cost of construction projects and hinders business development.  More...

Integrative Spine & Rehab celebrates first anniversary

Integrative Spine & Rehab is celebrating its first anniversary this month.  The goal of the West Seneca practice is to offer state-of-the-art comprehensive care by combining chiropractic, rehabilitation and patient education to eliminate pai More...

Spring recess shortened to make up for latest closing

West Seneca Central School District

As a result of the snow day taken on March 12, the West Seneca School District has exceeded its allotment of snow days and will now make Monday, April 21, an attendance day.  Superintendent Mark J. More...

Children’s Psych Center still fighting to stay open

National Alliance on Mental Illness holds community meeting

The National Alliance on Mental Illness in Buffalo & Erie County is taking part in the fight to keep open the Western New York Children’s Psychiatric Center in West Seneca. More...

Local News

Social worker sees bright side in helping children

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

For two decades, school social worker Christopher Scozzaro has worked closely with children and families to provide counseling, support and encouragement in situations ranging from anxiety and competitiveness to drug addiction and online safety.  More...

Upcoming Meetings

Town Board  Monday, March 24  — All meetings, unless noted, begin at 7 p.m. and are held in Council Chambers at Town Hall, 1250 Union Road.  School Board  Monday, April 28  More...

Red Cross making flood preparations in West Seneca

The American Red Cross is putting potential shelter locations and volunteers on standby in West Seneca in preparation for possible flooding in the area.  Staff members are in contact with emergency officials and are prepared to help West Seneca More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.I have lived on Main Street in West Seneca for 32 years. When we moved in, we did not see deer at all; they were a rare sighting in such a populated area. Over the last 20 years, they have increased significantly. More...

Sports

Bill Shaw named girls’ top coach in first year with North

All-Bee Basketball

Williamsville North head coach Bill Shaw has always had a knack for getting into a sectional championship game.  In his first year coaching the Lady Spartans, Shaw led the team to a berth in the Class AA title game against Jamestown. More...

All-Bee Team named; process explained

Being selected for the All-Bee Basketball Team is an honor that the recipients are proud to receive, not just because it looks good, but also because opposing coaches see how valuable a player each recipient is to his or her team.  More...

All-Bee Hockey Teams to be named

The 2013-14 installment of the annual All-Bee Hockey Team — boys and girls — will be named in the March 26/27 edition of The Bee. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Vigilant Fire holding spring meat raffle   The Vigilant Fire Company, 666 Main St., West Seneca, will be holding its spring meat raffle Saturday, March 22. Admission is $3 and includes beverages and sandwiches. Doors open at 5 p.m. More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 20   More...

Special Events

thurs. 20  Spring It On — A 24-hour online fundraising event designed to raise awareness and funds for nonprofit organizations throughout WNY with a one-day focus, 8 a.m. Thursday, March 20, to 8 a.m. Friday, March 21. More...

Walking Tours

thurs. 20  Houghton Park/Buffalo River — This 3-mile walk is presented by the Foothills Trail Park, 4 p.m. Thursday, March 20, meet in the parking lot of Houghton Academy on Clinton St., Buffalo. More...