Weekly Feature



July 10, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Riverside complex provides template for Ebenezer Square

Residents adjacent to the proposed DePaul Ebenezer Square complex in West Seneca can determine how the mental health residential apartments might look and operate from the nonprofit agency’s recently established property in Buffalo.  More...

Editorial

Take necessary steps to stay safe this summer

Bee Editorial

With the official start of summer underway, we should take every opportunity to enjoy the outdoors while the warm weather lasts. More...

Spindle items

• MINERAL SPRINGS ROAD — At the beginning of last month, the Town of West Seneca posted a note on its website regarding the closure of Mineral Springs Road.  More...

Out of the Past

South Buffalo News

Shown in a section of the front page of the South Buffalo News newspaper, the opening of the State Bank of Ebenezer is announced. Dated Friday, Sept. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.It would be nice if the people of West Seneca would not leave the parts of cars in the parking lot next to Reid’s Tires; that way, I wouldn’t get complaints from the town about my parking lot looking so messy just because people are leav More...

Education

School Board re-elects officers, welcomes new board member

The West Seneca School Board held its annual reorganizational meeting during a regular meeting on Monday night.  Only one new trustee was sworn in. Lauren Nicholas, who was elected in May, took the seat of former member Rodney Montgomery. More...

On the Campus

Lydia Rola of West Seneca received a degree from Alfred State.  Ellen Ball of West Seneca was named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at Canisius College. Ball, a junior, is majoring in international business.  More...

Lifestyles

World Cup creates hysteria on Hertel

Once every four years, the World Cup craze takes over nations around the globe, and with this country’s consistent improvement in the tournament, enthusiasm is also at an unprecedented level here. More...

Marching band collecting bottles, cans

The West Seneca Marching Band from East and West Senior will be holding a bottle & can drive from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 12, at the Southgate Plaza, 950 Union Road, west Seneca. 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 10  9 a.m. More...

Entertainment

Special Events

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Family Activities

fri. 11  Full Buck Moon Walk — Join a walk in the woods to look for whitetail deer growing new velvety antlers during the full moon, 6:30 p.m. More...

Theatre

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Town prepares to update Comprehensive Plan

Chamber to host forum on July 15

For the past few months, Town of West Seneca officials have discussed updating their current Comprehensive Plan, which was last done in November 2005 and amended in October 2006. It appears they are now moving ahead with the process.   More...

West Senior student designs Taste of Buffalo poster

The winner of the Taste of Buffalo poster design contest is West Seneca West junior Haley Safe, a first-time contestant who beat out more than 140 other student entries from across Erie and Niagara counties.  Her poster design was unveiled durin More...

Local News

Eagle Scout project completed at BNAC

Brandon Hoth, an Eagle Scout candidate from Troop 483, recently completed his Eagle project at the Burchfield Nature & Art Center in West Seneca.  Hoth managed the efforts of 25 people to assure that trails in the park received a fresh coati More...

Rotary, Chamber assist Raising Readers WNY

The Rotary Club of West Seneca, in cooperation with the West Seneca Chamber of Commerce, is organizing a book collection effort in support of the Raising Readers WNY project.  Folks are asked to help this community initiative by dropping off new More...

Commissioner of health offers safe sleeping tips for parents of infants

Two infants recently died as a result of being placed in a dangerous sleeping position. The babies in question died as a result of an inability to keep their airways open for proper breathing.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Use WS beer vendor for Community Days

I would like to congratulate all of those involved with organizing this year’s West Seneca Community Days event.  Every year it is a great opportunity to enjoy the rides with my daughter, meet up with old friends in the beer tent, and enjo More...

Fast food chains are not progress

Sorry, Dave Sherman, your call [in the July 2 and 3 Bee column] for more national fast-food chains in Buffalo is wrong. You mistake a strength — that Buffalo enjoys a culture of owner-operated restaurants — for a weakness.  More...

Obituaries

Vincent J. Graber Sr., former state assemblyman

Vincent J. Graber Sr., 83, of West Seneca, died Wednesday, July 2, 2014.  A former state assemblyman, Mr. Graber got his start in local politics during the 1960s. More...

Sports

East’s Prynn named Bee’s Coach of the Year

They say that when life hands you lemons, your best bet is to make lemonade, which is just what first year West Seneca East boys tennis coach Phil Prynn did this spring.  More...

East, West to be represented at Lions Football Classic

The Kensington Lions Club, along with ADPRO SPORTS, will present the 39th annual Kensington Lions All-Star High School Football Classic at 7 p.m. More...

Fastbreak Lacrosse Camp slated for Amherst High School

Entering its 16th year, Fastbreak Lacrosse Camp is offering two camps this summer, a youth camp for boys and girls ages 4 to 7 years old, as well as the camp’s traditional boys camp for players ages 8 to 18.  Both camps will be held from M More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

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

Business

Soaker 7.7K aims to raise awareness of heat-related illness

Heading into the summer months, Excelsior Orthopaedics is gearing up for the fall sports season and is informing the Western New York sports community that heat-related illness is the number one cause of athlete death.  More...

Gallivan will host nonprofit business summit

State Sen. Patrick M. More...

WORK ANNIVERSARY

Terri Magnuszewski, LPN, of Depew, recently celebrated her 15-year anniversary with The McGuire Group. As a unit coordinator at Garden Gate Health Care in Cheektowaga, she manages a long-term care unit of 40 residents. More...