Weekly Feature



June 26, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Community Days set for this weekend

In what has become an annual tradition, the Town of West Seneca is gearing up for its Community Days celebration.  The two-day event runs from 6 p.m. More...

Editorial

Legislators right in backing medical marijuana

Bee Editorial

The Senate and Assembly should be lauded for the passage of legislation that will make New York the 23rd state to allow medical marijuana. More...

Spindle items

• STILL CONCERNED — It’s been more than five months since the major blizzard in January that eventually led to massive flooding in the Lexington Green neighborhood of West Seneca.  More...

Out of the Past

The Trial of Red Jacket

Around the year 1800, Chief Red Jacket, being accused of witchcraft, was put on trial in the Buffalo Creek Reservation. More...

Education

STUDENT HELP

Mount Mercy Academy’s marketing students recently helped Dog Ears Bookstore, located on Abbott Road in South Buffalo, with a rehab of their patio. More...

On the Campus

Ashley Kelly of West Seneca was named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at Canisius College. A 2012 graduate of West Senior, Kelly is a dual major in computer science and digital media arts.  More...

CANCER FUNDRAISER

The staff and students at Potters Road Elementary have organized many fundraisers to support West Seneca West student Erin McAneney. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

West Seneca Community 5K set for June   More...

Business

EA native blends patriotism, fashion in clothing line

Joe Wright didn’t set out to start his own clothing line, but after a few frustrations while shopping, that was precisely the outcome.  More...

Taste of Buffalo slated for July 12-13

The Taste of Buffalo food festival is slated for July 12 and 13 at Delaware Avenue and Niagara Square in downtown Buffalo. It will run from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday.  More...

NEW PRESIDENT

Lawrence Kavanaugh Jr. of West Seneca has been elected president of the Buffalo Chapter Society of Financial Service Professionals.   More...

Where’s the beef?

Schwabl’s reopening date still in limbo

Nearly eight months after a vehicle struck the foundation of Schwabl’s Restaurant in West Seneca, there’s no set timetable for its reopening  Cheryl Staychock, who owns the establishment with her husband, Gene, said the entire proces More...

Resident obtains honors for relative who died in Civil War

Thomas Schobert was always interested in history, but after hearing the story of his great-great-uncle’s death during the Civil War, his interest took a detective’s turn. More...

Local News

Legislators speak about medical marijuana passage

On Friday, state legislators passed a bill to establish a medical marijuana program in New York State. The legislation now awaits the governor’s signature.  (See editorial on page four)  More...

Town considers purchasing emergency alert system

The towns of Orchard Park and West Seneca are teaming up in an effort to make both communities safer.  Both municipalities are interested in applying for CodeRED, an emergency notification service by Florida-based Emergency Communications Networ More...

Southtowns YMCA volunteers work on project close to their hearts

For the past four years, YMCA Buffalo Niagara branches have been collecting tattered American flags ready for retirement as part of the organization’s commitment to social responsibility.  More...

Police Blotter

Battery question a cover for theft of beard trimmer

Monday, June 16  • Police were called to Southgate Plaza on Union Road for a report of grand larceny. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Once again, I find myself asking the question how come two of the West Seneca varsity lacrosse coaches did not submit an All-Star ballot to the Bee? It doesn’t seem fair.  More...

Sports

Williamsville South’s Murphy tabbed as Coach of the Year

2014 All-Bee Softball

Williamsville South softball coach Julie Murphy takes pride in teaching her players about the mechanics of softball, but she also enjoys teaching them about life.  More...

Baseball all-stars named next week

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

Walker wins Skip Vonsik Memorial Scholarship

West Seneca West senior Chris Walker was recently tabbed the 2013-14 recipient of the annual Skip Vonsik Memorial “Big Guy” Scholarship.  Vonsik was a 1976 West graduate who died a number of years ago, and his friends and family gath More...

Lifestyles

Redcoats on Main Street

An inside look at re-enacting

Sweat is soaking through the inner layer of your 17 pounds of wool clothing. Your back is sore from sleeping on the damp ground in a smelly canvas tent, and the 20 pounds of weapons and equipment you’re toting isn’t helping. More...

Shrine chicken barbecue planned for June 29

The Shriner’s of WNY will have a chicken barbecue from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, June 29, at The Shrine Center, 1600 Southwestern Blvd., West Seneca. The cost is $9 per person and includes a two-pound half chicken, corn, salad and roll. More...

Bee 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, June 26  9 a.m. More...