Weekly Feature



July 3, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Teamwork between municipalities led to CodeRED

Bee Editorial

On Monday night, the West Seneca Town Board passed a measure to purchase the CodeRED emergency notification system.  More...

Spindle items

• CLINTON RECYCLES — Teaching children the importance of recycling at a young age is essential. For the planet’s future, they must grow up to be responsible adults in this area.  Students at  More...

Out of the Past

1934 fourth- and fifth-graders, Mill Road Elementary School

The fourth- and fifth-graders from the Mill Road Elementary School are shown in this photograph from 1934. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Regarding the softball games on East and West Road at Sunshine Park, I think it’s great that kids are competing, but the parents of these kids are extremely rude. More...

Sports

Gehen named ‘W’ Club’s Female Athlete of Year

Erin Gehen recently capped off her outstanding high school athletics career by being named the West Seneca West Varsity “W” Club Female Athlete of the Year for the 2013-14 school year.  More...

Flash Academy U12 soccer wins Rider Cup Tournament

The Western New York Flash Academy U12 girls travel team won the recently held Rider Cup Soccer Tournament, held at the Tuckahoe Turf Farms in Hammonton, New Jersey.  The Flash went 4-0 en route to claiming its championship, beating one team fro More...

‘Blue’ Athletic Club track team excels at championship meet

Several members of the West Seneca “Blue” Athletic Club participated at the USA Track and Field Niagara Association Junior Olympic Championships Sunday at Penfield High School near Rochester.  More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Autism Services art work to show at Burchfield   More...

DOT lays out plan for Harlem Road bridge

On June 25, members from the New York State Department of Transportation held a public hearing at Winchester Community Church in West Seneca to discuss proposed options for a replacement of the Harlem Road bridge over the Buffalo River.  The pre More...

Town purchases emergency alert system

Partners up with Orchard Park to receive 25 percent discount

Following a brutal winter that was especially harsh for the residents of the Lexington Green neighborhood due to excessive flooding that ravaged many of their homes, the Town of West Seneca knew it needed to do something to help protect residents.&nb More...

Local News

Hoagland to ‘light the night’ for Leukemia Society

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Though Rick Hoagland and his wife, Carly, are relatively new to the Western New York area, the couple did not waste any time before getting involved with their community.  More...

Old Fort Niagara slates encampment

Old Fort Niagara will hold its 35th annual French and Indian War Encampment Friday through Sunday, July 4-6.  The event begins on the morning of Friday, July 4, when all of the troops and native warriors assemble for a grand parade and trooping More...

Release of Seneca Place renderings surprise officials

Renderings of the proposed development for the old Seneca Mall site were released last week, catching West Seneca Town officials by surprise.  Town Supervisor Sheila Meegan said she is excited for the project, but in looking at the plans designe More...

Letters to the Editor

Road near Sunshine Park is dangerous

I wanted to bring something up about East & West Road in West Seneca and the work Erie County has done removing the south apron (shoulder) to the road by Sunshine Park.  It seems very dangerous that the cars going to the baseball games are p More...

Police Blotter

Man blames dog for unsafe driving, lack of turn signals

Tuesday, June 24  • Police were called to a flower shop on Old French Road for a report of stolen property. A man said that four hanging flower baskets, valued at $88, had been stolen from his place of employment. More...

Education

Forensic science students practice simulated criminal case

Advanced forensic science students at West and East Senior recently ventured out to answer a simulated 911 call at Tony Rome’s Restaurant, 1537 Union Road.  More...

LIKE GRANDFATHER, LIKE GRANDSON

Troy Eberle, left, and his grandfather, Norman Eberle, 80, both received high school graduation diplomas from West Senior last week during a ceremony at the University at Buffalo’s Center for the Arts. More...

On the Campus

Caitlin Lanigan of West Seneca was named to the dean’s list at Cortland State. A 2010 graduate of West Senior, she is majoring in community health. She is the daughter of Paul and Jeanne Lanigan.  More...

Lifestyles

Lost in paradise...

Seeking the perfect local bookstore

Chain bookstores sit on nearly every corner, making their presence known to those seeking a quick lit fix, but a little hunting can lead to finding a local gem. More...

Chef Shannon set to make library return

The Friend of the West Seneca Public Library will be hosting Chef Shannon as part of “On the Grill” 6:30 p.m. Monday, July 7, at the West Seneca Public Library, 1300 Union Road. 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, July 3  9 a.m. More...

Business

Town, Chamber to host forum on comprehensive plan

The Town of West Seneca and the West Seneca Chamber of Commerce announced that they will be holding a public community forum for the town’s 2014 comprehensive plan update process. The event will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. More...

WNYFCU ASSISTS RELAY FOR LIFE

Western New York Federal Credit Union, located at 1937 Union Road, raised $8,002 this year for the West Seneca Relay for Life (American Cancer Society) through candy sales, a bake sale, TV raffle, and many other ways.  More...

Business Brief

YMCA Buffalo Niagara recently appointed employee Tim Gill of West Seneca as its maintenance supervisor at the Ken-Ton Family YMCA. More...