Weekly Feature



May 22, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Memorial Day events planned

The annual Memorial Day parade and ceremony, sponsored by the West Seneca Veterans Committee, is scheduled for Monday, May 26.  (See editorial on page four)  Parade marchers will step off from Southgate Plaza, near Evans National Bank, in W More...

Editorial

Take time to truly celebrate Memorial Day

Bee Editorial

Memorial Day often conjures images of backyard barbecues, beach outings and mini-vacations. More...

Spindle items

• TIME OF YOUR LIFE — The reference might be a little dated for this year’s high school graduating classes, but the Green Day smash hit “Good Riddance” (Time of Your Life) seems to be playing nonstop in my head lately.&nb More...

Out of the Past

West Seneca - Buffalo City Line

This photograph from 1915 shows the West Seneca/Buffalo City Line complete with street car tracks and cars from the Buffalo Southern Rail Line. Street cars traveled from Buffalo through West Seneca at that time. More...

Obituaries

Ben Sauer, 5-year-old who inspired community

The bright-eyed, 5-year-old Clarence Center boy who galvanized the Western New York community to hope that even the worst diagnosis could be overcome with faith and hope has passed away.  More...

Death Notice

JANTZI, Aaron E., of West Seneca, died Saturday, May 17, 2014. Mr. Jantzi is survived by three sons, Jeffrey, Gregory and Michael; two brothers, Peter and Earl; one sister, Margaret Foth; companion Lou Etta Knight; and nine grandchildren. More...

Sports

Feneziani ends West golf’s absence at states

The third time was the charm for West Seneca West senior Mitch Feneziani.  More...

West softball falls to East in week’s sole game

West Seneca West’s softball team managed to play just one game last week, but it was one that the Lady Indians look forward to every season.  In the end, crosstown rival West Seneca East was able to rally for the game-winning run in the bo More...

ROUND AND ROUND

West Seneca East’s Madeline Austin makes her way around the track while running the 3,000-meter race in Saturday’s annual Western New York Classic at Lancaster. Austin ultimately placed 11th in the race with her time of 12:57.47.   More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

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Special Events

thurs. 22  Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy Annual Meeting — Meeting will also feature “Olmsted’s Enduring Legacy” film presentation, 5 p.m. More...

Walking Tours

fri. 23  Evening Riverwalk — This 6-mile walk is presented by the Foothills Trail Club, 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 23, meet near the Riverwalk across from Mississippi Mudds, 313 Niagara St., Tonawanda; Free. More...

Voters pass school budget, bus proposition

Dalbo, Jarczyk re-elected to school board; Nicholas wins seat

The proposed $108.8 million 2014-15 budget for the West Seneca Central School District passed Tuesday night by a vote of 1,588 to 570.  The budget represents a spending increase of slightly more than $2 million, or 1.88 percent. More...

Benefit slated for former rugby player

On Sunday, June 1, Ryan’s Relief, a benefit for former St. Bonaventure University rugby player Ryan Brennan, will be held in West Seneca.  On Sept. More...

Local News

Pediatrician stresses reading to infants

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Dr. More...

Meegan receives “Woman of Distinction” award

State Sen. Patrick M. More...

Committee to address county infrastructure problems

Erie County Legislature Chairman John Mills called for the formation of a new committee to properly address Erie County’s infrastructure concerns last week.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

I want to thank the West Seneca Sanitation Department workers who came to pick up our yard waste in the big brown bag last week Wednesday. Since it rained the night before, the bottoms were falling out of these bags. More...

Education

On the Campus

Cody Dynarski of West Seneca has been selected as a recipient of a State University of New York scholar athlete award at Erie Community College. More...

VALEDICTORIAN

Caitlyn Matuszak, right, of West Seneca has been named the valedictorian for the Mount Mercy Academy Class of 2014. Isabella Spann of Westfield is the salutatorian. More...

Laufer’s love of music lives on

Fundraiser set for June 7; scholarship winners named

It has been six years since Eric Laufer, a 2001 graduate of West Seneca East Senior High School, passed away, but his memory lives on to the benefit of area students. More...

Lifestyles

Documentary aims to save soldiers with PTSD

A merican soldiers risk their lives for their country every day, often asking for nothing when they return but respect. More...

Joint Veterans plan Memorial Day parade

TheWest Seneca Joint Veterans Committee will hold its annual Memorial Day parade on Monday, May 26. Units will form up at Southgate Plaza at 10 a.m., with step-off set for 10:30 a.m. More...

Mount Mercy Academy’s music performance ensembles strike gold at Walt Disney World

Last month, 78 students and chaperones from Mount Mercy Academy in Buffalo flew to Orlando, Florida to participate in the Heritage Music Festival and perform at Walt Disney World’s Waterside Stage in Downtown Disney. More...

Business

Doggy day camp popularity leads to expansion

Mark and Nanette Luczak have expanded their doggy day care business by opening a Camp Bow Wow location in West Seneca. More...

Young Development holds grand opening of Park Lane Villas

West Seneca apartment homes offer luxury living

Young Development, Inc., officially unveiled its newest apartment community, Park Lane Villas Apartments, with a grand opening celebration on May 21. The event was hosted by owner Bryan Young and his staff.  More...

Events

Elmwood networking event continues May 23   More...