Weekly Feature



June 12, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Residents need to see value in Ebenezer Square

Bee Editorial

For seven years, DePaul Community Services has run DePaul Seneca Square, a Buffalo mental health residence with the cleanest record a facility could have.  More...

Spindle items

• SUSPICIOUS PHOTOGRA- PHER — It came to our attention last week that a person posing as a Bee photographer has been shooting youth softball games at Sunshine Park.  More...

Out of the Past

Solly family picnic

In addition to operating a farm on Seneca Street, the Solly family also maintained an ice house and ice harvesting operations on Cazenovia Creek upstream of the Mill Road dam. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Last Saturday, I witnessed the sanitation workers picking up garbage due to the holiday. More...

Sports

West’s Gregg Hart improves long jump effort

State track championshps

West Seneca West senior Gregg Hart returned to the state track championship meet for a second consecutive season this past weekend, and though coach Brian Hader said Hart “was disappointed with his mark,” his season best leap of 21-feet-4 More...

‘Blue’ Athletic Club opens summer season

The West Seneca “Blue” Athletic Club kicked off its 2014 summer season Saturday with its inaugural participation in the annual Buffalo Track and Field Classic at the Johnnie B. Wiley Athletic Complex. More...

All-Bee Lax teams named next week

The Bee will announce its third annual All-Bee Lacrosse Teams in next week’s edition. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Outdoor farmers market continues on June 12   More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

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Theatre

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Special Events

thurs. 12  Meet Me at the CAM — Featuring films, guest speakers and facilitated discussions, 10 a.m.-noon Thursday, June 12, at the Castellani Art Museum at the Falls, 101 Old Falls St., Niagara Falls. More...

Residents share stories at B-24 visit

A line of veterans and residents waited with anticipation to see “Diamond Lil,” one of two B-24s that still fly today, at Prior Aviation Service in Cheektowaga on Tuesday.  More...

Event raises $10,000 to save Children’s Psychiatric Center

Families and former patients of the Western New York Children’s Psychiatric Center attended “Sunday Funday” this past weekend to benefit the Save Our Western New York Children’s Psychiatric Center Committee.  More...

Local News

Sludge Free Alliance aims to join towns against quasar

Citizens from the towns of Marilla, Pendleton, West Seneca, Wheatfield and the Village of Lewiston, representing both Erie and Niagara counties, have been meeting to discuss the formation of an alliance to challenge the quasar energy group.  More...

New design of Route 240 bridge will help minimize ice jam flooding

The New York State Department of Transportation released plans earlier this week for a redesigned bridge in West Seneca.  More...

Drescher & Malecki set to handle town’s accounting

It appears that the Town of West Seneca will be getting some relief in its Finance Office at least for the near future.  According to Councilman Eugene Hart, the accounting firm of Drescher & Malecki is set to handle the town’s account More...

Letters to the Editor

First responders were first rate

Thank you to all the volunteer fire companies, firefighters and policemen who responded to the call at 164 Covington Drive for the fire on May 18.  They responded very immediately with professional courtesy, care and information. More...

Police Blotter

Reckless driver observed eating cigarette

Wednesday, June 4  • A Buffalo woman traveling on Potters Road was reportedly observed driving with only one operating tail lamp. More...

Education

Academy director Oldenburg set to receive national award

West Seneca Central School District

Tim Oldenburg, director of career and technical education and academy director for six academy programs in the West Seneca Central School District will be receiving the Janet Linton Leadership Award from the National Academy Foundation at its annual More...

SCHOLARSHIP WINNER

Isabella Conidi from West Senior High School was recently awarded a $1,000 scholarship by the Lake Erie Italian Club. The club regularly honors three graduating high school seniors planning to attend college. More...

WRITING CONTEST WINNERS

For the second straight year, West Senior has won all of the ninth grade awards for writing in the annual Arts & Writing contest sponsored by the Holocaust Resource Center of Buffalo. More...

Lifestyles

Opinions on caffeine run hot and cold

Caffeine. One week it’s viewed as a deadly toxin and the next week praised as a miracle drug.  Some say it can destroy the nervous system, and others say it has benefits that can prevent common cancers. More...

Father’s Day breakfast set for American Legion

The Amvets Ladies Auxiliary Post 8113 will be holding its Father’s Day breakfast from 9 a.m. to noon Sunday, June 15, at American Legion Post 735, 35 Legion Parkway, West Seneca. More...

Inventor, pioneer, father: Richard Cummins remembered

In the eyes of the nation, Richard Cummins was a leading contributor to the space race, using his intelligence and imagination to create the first high-altitude pressure suit and breathing apparatus — the precursor of the spacesuit. More...

Business

RECOGNIZED

Cheektowaga resident Diane Gioia was honored for her 15 years of service to the McGuire Group’s Seneca Health Care Center in West Seneca. More...

AWARD WINNER

Joe Kessler of West Seneca, senior vice president of Power Generation, New York Power Authority, recently received the Professional Engineer in Government Award from the New York State Society of Professional Engineers at the society’s annual m More...

PENNIES FROM HEAVEN

Margarita Merced of West Seneca, a restorative technician at Seneca Health Care Center, is doing her part in the community and for those who benefit from the West Seneca Food Pantry. More...