Weekly Feature



May 1, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Bill would require state to notify local leaders of sex offender placement

Sen. Patrick Gallivan is introducing legislation that would require New York State to notify a local municipality when a sex offender is transferred from a state facility to a community program or residence.  More...

Editorial

Proposed facility will help homeless female vets

Bee Editorial

Even in 2014, many of us view the U.S. military as an overwhelmingly male organization. However, according to the U.S. More...

Spindle items

• 21ST CENTURY COMMISSION — In March, a new group was formed to study the West Seneca Central School District. More...

Out of the Past

St. John’s Orphanage

Originally established in 1865, St. John’s Orphanage at first cared for children orphaned as a result of the American Civil War. More...

Education

St. Mary’s of Lancaster names honor roll

The following students from West Seneca have been named to the first honor roll for the third quarter of the 2013-2014 school year at St. More...

West Middle names honor roll

The following students have been named to the honor roll for the third quarter of the 2013-2014 school year at West Seneca West Middle:  Sixth Grade   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.  More...

Lifestyles

Disc golf is in the air

With warm weather finally making its appearance, folks are headed outside to greet the sun and stretch their legs, which brings a desire for fun, free recreational activities.   More...

Vigilant Fire holding chicken, rib barbecue

The Vigilant Fire Company will be holding its annual chicken and rib barbecue 3 p.m. Saturday, May 3, at the Southgate Plaza. BWS Barbecue Express will provide a half-chicken dinner for $9 and a rib dinner for $12. 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, May 1  9 a.m. — Poker/10 a.m. More...

Business

Massage center aids overall wellness, recovery

Ground and Center Therapeutic Massage is located at 1384 Union Road

Massage therapy is a method of obtaining both relaxation and physical well-being, according to licensed massage therapist Kristen Szalach-Cavanaugh, of the Ground and Center Therapeutic Massage in West Seneca.  More...

Small business summit will be held May 16

West Seneca Chamber of Commerce

Sen. Patrick M. Gallivan, R-West Seneca, is teaming up with the West Seneca Chamber of Commerce and leaders in business development to present a small business summit from 8 to 9:30 a.m. More...

East students set for competition

Students from West Seneca East High School will be pitching their original business ideas to a panel of prominent judges representative of the Western New York community Saturday, May 1, at Bryant & Stratton College in Orchard Park.  More...

Legislature pushes for more road projects

Funding to micropave Seneca Creek approved

Following last week’s unanimous approval of County Executive Mark Poloncarz’s $27.1 million in road construction and bridge repair projects, the Erie County Legislature is now asking for an additional $5 million from the fund balance to b More...

Veteran gets due recognition with Honor Flight

Vietnam War veteran Jim Dobstaff has finally received the greeting from his country he longed for: a thank you.  Dobstaff, who was born in West Seneca and now resides in Orchard Park, served in the Air Force from 1966 to 1970. More...

Local News

State votes to make cheerleading a sport

The state Board of Regents is for the first time recognizing cheerleading as a sport.  Board members gave their unanimous approval on Tuesday in a 17-0 vote. More...

Erie County American Legion Family seeks housing for homeless female veterans

Homeless female veterans may soon have housing, child care services and additional support under one roof in Erie County.  (See editorial on page four)  More...

HEALTH FAIR

Mary Lou Notaro, left, of Union Medical Pharmacy, sorts through pills on Saturday as part of a prescription drug drop-off held during the Family Health and Safety Fair at the West Seneca Senior Center. More...

Police Blotter

Buffalo man accused of shoplifting condoms

Monday, April 21  • A Buffalo man and woman were reportedly observed traveling on Seneca Street without a muffler. During the subsequent traffic stop, it was discovered that both had active warrants out of the City of Buffalo.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.My husband and I want to thank everyone on Knox Avenue and Doris who helped us get our Macaw back on Easter. They were a great help and they need to be thanked.  More...

Sports

Trojans rally to top JFK in baseball clash

West Seneca East’s baseball team rallied from deficits of 6-0, 9-1 and 11-4 to ultimately knock off JFK Monday, 13-12, in non-league action.  More...

Indians’ boys track pulls away to win dual opener with Frontier

A late sweep of the discus and a one-two finish in the triple jump helped West Seneca West’s boys track team pull away down the stretch of its dual meet opener against Frontier April 22 and post the 86-55 victory.  More...

CAN’T STOP ME

Brianna Fridmann, right, focuses on her shot and not the Grand Island defender trying to impede her during West Seneca West’s 11-4 triumph Monday.   More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

West Sports Boosters to hold chicken barbecue   More...