Weekly Feature



April 3, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Man sentenced to 13 years in prison for attacking Fisher Court woman

Jason Kester, 31, of Youngstown, was sentenced to 13 years in prison on Monday for attacking a 74-year-old West Seneca woman in December.  On Dec. More...

Editorial

Psych Center remaining open is big victory for WNY

Bee Editorial

The last few months have been trying for the many people connected to the Western New York Children’s Psychiatric Center in West Seneca.  More...

Spindle items

• SPRING SPORTS — For the last several weeks, we’ve honored the high school stars of the winter sports season with our All-Bee basketball and ice hockey teams. More...

Out of the Past

St. Peter’s United Church of Christ

Located at 1475 Orchard Park Road, St. Peter’s UCC is one of the oldest church buildings in West Seneca still in use. Built in 1857 by German immigrants who had first organized in 1852, its services were conducted in German until 1918. More...

Education

Rotary accepting leadership scholarship applicants

The West Seneca Rotary is accepting applications for the 2014 Rotary Youth Leadership Award.  RYLA is an intensive training program for youth ages 19-25.  Whether they are college/university students or young professionals, this program wil More...

Students inducted into National Technical Honor Society

Four students from the West Seneca Central School District were recently inducted into the National Technical Honor Society.  East High students Paul Budziszewski, Electrical Systems and Christian Clark, Auto Technician Training, were joined by More...

Student of the Month winners announced

West Seneca Central School District

Each month, the West Seneca School District’s High Schools recognize a “Student of the Month” in each specific academic venue. More...

Lifestyles

Stepping up to the plate

With increased airtime, softball is becoming more popular

With spring training wrapping up for Major League Baseball players and fans, it might be time for baseball to step back and let its little sister sport shine.  More...

Relay for Life holding life captains meeting

The West Seneca Relay for Life will be holding a captains meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 8, at West Seneca West High School, room 155. The group is also looking for sponsors and donations to make the event a great success. More...

Work of Lankes, Greenberg to be featured in nostalgic exhibit at Burchfield Nature and Art Center

Prints and woodcuts by Julius J. Lankes and photographs by Jerome Greenberg will be on exhibit Sunday, April 6, through Friday, May 2, at the Burchfield Nature and Art Center, 2001 Union Road in West Seneca.  More...

Business

Salut Wine & Spirits introduces ‘Wine Wars’

Beginning this month, Salut Wine & Spirits in East Aurora will offer “Wine Wars” — an educational wine tasting with a competitive edge.  More...

BBB warns of top scams to avoid

Chances are good that at one point you’ll have a run-in with a scammer. More...

Events

Komen luncheon kickoff slated for April 10   More...

School district to receive more aid than expected

With Monday’s passage of the state budget, school districts across Western New York found out they would be getting more state aid than last year.  According to the New York State Division of Budget, West Seneca will receive $36.1 million More...

SUNNY DAYS AHEAD

West Seneca West High School boys tennis player Christian Hallgren practices his backhand Tuesday at the school. The Indians officially kick off the spring sports season with an away match on Monday at Clarence.   More...

Local News

Volunteer makes helping others a rewarding career

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

The month of April recognizes volunteers for their contributions to their community and their dedication to helping others.  Jolynn Keane, who was recently appointed as the volunteer relations associate for Meals on Wheels for Western New York, More...

Officials question region’s exclusion from federal Homeland Security program

Area elected officials are calling for Western New York to be reinstated as eligible for federal Homeland Security funding through the Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) program.  More...

Police Department members honored for bravery in field

Every day, members of the West Seneca Police Department put their lives on the line to protect and serve the residents of the town. More...

Obituaries

Marshall C. Hulse Jr., Moog senior technical writer

Marshall C. Hulse Jr., 71, of West Seneca, died Friday, March 21, 2014.  Mr. Hulse was born in Lackawanna on Jan. 29, 1943. More...

Sports

East boys lacrosse just misses winning opener

West Seneca East’s boys lacrosse team nearly made the most of one of the rare instances to be outdoors this spring when it traveled to Amherst Saturday — but the third time wasn’t the charm as the Trojans, who had their first two ga More...

Spring sports previews to continue

The Bee will continue to preview the spring sports teams in next week’s edition by publishing a preview of the baseball and softball teams. More...

Lady Indians’ lacrosse squad hoping to use lessons learned in 2-10 season to improve

Last year’s 2-10 effort in divisional play wasn’t exactly how West second-year girls lacrosse coach Matt Marinaro was hoping things would pan out in 2013, but rather than dwell on last spring’s lack of wins, Marinaro is looking forw More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

District Jazz Festival scheduled for April 3   More...