Weekly Feature



May 8, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

School budget hearing, candidate forum set

Voters in the West Seneca School District can hear a presentation on the 2014-15 budget proposition and meet the Board of Education candidates on successive nights next week.  A public hearing on the district’s $108 million budget proposal More...

Editorial

Public input needed at town, school hearings

Bee Editorial

We’ve covered our share of poorly attended public hearings. More...

Spindle items

• KENNY AWARDS — Just after we went to print with last week’s edition, I received some great news from West Seneca West High School.  For its version of the musical, “Godspell,” West has been selected as one of seven More...

Out of the Past

Herman Dust, Gardenville fireman

Herman J. Dust was a young volunteer fireman from Gardenville, as shown in the photograph on the right taken in 1903. The photograph on the left shows Mr. Dust at the age of 91, shortly before he died in 1965.   More...

Education

East Middle event rocks for Relay

The recent Rock n’ Jock event at East Middle School raised $646 for the building’s Relay for Life team.  The annual event included a faculty basketball game, halftime contests, music and baked goods donated by the Parent Teacher Orga More...

VIDEO FINALISTS

Students from Queen of Heaven School in West Seneca were recently named finalists in a video-making contest through MathMovesU. More...

East music groups win awards at Nashville festival

More than 100 students from the West Seneca East Music Department returned with awards from the recent Nashville World Strides Heritage Festival.  More...

Lifestyles

The world of 3D art

Placing inventive tools in creative hands

While scientists can use a 3-D printer to produce artificial body parts, creative types are using the technology to experiment with artistic shapes and designs. Artist Louis DeRosa lifts his pen off the page, drawing in the air to create an object. More...

VFW sponsors steak roast

West Seneca Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8113 is sponsoring a steak roast from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, May 10, at 299 Leydecker Road. Dinner includes a charcoal grilled 1-pound porterhouse steak, salad, potato, rolls and coffee for $15 per dinner. More...

Enjoy the Journey gallery plans new exhibit, classes during May and June

Activities for the enjoyment of the entire community are planned in the coming days and weeks at Enjoy The Journey Art Gallery, located at 1168 Orchard Park Road in West Seneca.  More...

Business

Financial Trust FCU honored for support of WS schools

John Morrison receives ‘Commitment to Education’ award

The Niagara Frontier Industry Education Council/Buffalo Alliance has presented an award to the Financial Trust Federal Credit Union for its support of the West Seneca School District.  Financial Trust FCU and its president and CEO, John Morrison More...

West student wins second place in financial literacy contest

MoneySKILL Mania

A student at West High School has taken second place — out of nearly 700 contestants — in a regional financial literacy competition.  Aaron Davis won a $250 prize in MoneySKILL Mania, which was held by the University at Buffalo Schoo More...

Miller, Dellamore celebrate credit union milestones

Candice Miller and Carrie Dellamore recently celebrated their 10-year anniversaries with the Western New York Federal Credit Union.  Miller is a loan officer at the credit union and has helped many people with their finances throughout the years More...

Town to hold public hearing on plant moratorium

The West Seneca Town Board will hold a public hearing on Monday related to the adoption of a moratorium that would head off a possible expansion of Buffalo BioEnergy’s equate plant.  More...

Seneca Nation plans treaty commemoration

The Seneca Nation will commemorate the signing of the Buffalo Creek Treaty of 1842 with a ceremony at 11 a.m. Friday, May 16, at the Burchfield Nature and Art Center, 2001 Union Road in West Seneca.  More...

Local News

Family competes in personality pageants

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Raising two morally and socially conscious daughters who love their involvement in the pageant circuit is no easy feat for personality pageant mother Margie LaRussa.  More...

Elderwood panel to address caregiver questions

Elderwood assisted living facilities in Western New York will host presentations this month to answer the questions of caregivers who may be considering a higher level of care for their loved one.  The program will offer practical information ab More...

Deadline extended for app contest

The deadline for submitting entries to the Congressional Student App Challenge has been extended to May 30, according to Rep. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.To all veterans, New York State has passed a law giving the same property exemptions we receive from our town and county. More...

Sports

East baseball holds off Sweet Home, 6-5

West Seneca East’s baseball team put a pair of tough-luck losses behind it Monday when it took out Sweet Home, 6-5, despite a steady attack by the Panthers that saw them score a run in all but two innings.  More...

Lady Indians track trims Clarence at last moment

West Seneca West’s girls track team managed to hold off Clarence in a meet that went down to the wire Tuesday, April 29, to escape the division tilt with a 71-70 victory.  More...

Lady Indians’ lacrosse wins three of four

West Seneca West’s girls lacrosse team made the most of its opportunity to get in games after returning from spring break, winning three of its four contests to return to .500 on the season and bank some confidence moving forward in the process More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Trinity Christian School sets spring musical   More...