Weekly Feature



August 21, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

CIDER HOUSE RULES

Tyler Glaser loads a pallet of sweet cider on a busy Sunday afternoon at the Mayer Brothers Cider Mill in West Seneca. The store opened for the fall season last weekend.   More...

Editorial

Crisis Services shouldn’t be on receiving end of cuts

Bee Editorial

With the recent announcement of the New York State Office of Victim Services planning to cut funding by more than $300,000 to Buffalo and Erie County Crisis Services, a message needs to be sent to the state that these reductions cannot go forward.&nb More...

Spindle items

• ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE — It’s amazing how quickly the “Ice Bucket Challenge” to fight amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, often referred to as Lou Gehrig’s disease, has spread, mostly due to social media.  More...

Out of the Past

Calvary Methodist Church

Established as a mission in 1911, Calvary Methodist Church acquired this building (shown) and moved it in 1913 to a site on Bellwood Avenue at the corner with Seneca Street. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.It’s now August and still town roadways are full of potholes. When is the highway department going to fix these streets? Are they going to wait until winter again, making a bad situation worse? More...

Sports

READY FOR THE SEASON

Over 100 of the 140 West Seneca West football players who participated in this summer’s annual preseason training regimen received this year’s Skip Vonsik Memorial Training recognition.  More...

Phelps Swim School-NY Center to open in northtowns

Michael Phelps Swim School-NY is opening a new, full-time center within the Hopkins Square Plaza at 1560 Hopkins Road across from Williamsville North High School.  More...

Travel baseball 11U tryouts slated

Cheektowaga Youth Baseball’s 2015 11U travel team is holding tryouts at noon Sunday, Aug. 24, and at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27, and Friday, Aug. 29, at the Southside Diamonds, 121 Starlite Ave. in Cheektowaga.  More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

St. John’s chicken BBQ scheduled for Aug. 23   More...

Entertainment

Walking Tours

thurs. 21   More...

Family Activities

sat. 23  Kids Day — Activities from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, prior to the Buffalo Bills taking on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Ralph Wilson Stadium, 1 bills Drive, Orchard Park; $. 648-1800, www.buffalobills.com   More...

Festivals

fri. 22 & sat. 23   More...

Crisis Services facing possible cuts

Recently, Buffalo and Erie County Crisis Services learned that its funding may be cut more than $300,000 by the New York State Office of Victim Services.  (See editorial on page four)  The local agency, which has provided services in Wester More...

Parish celebrates with end-of-summer festival

Fourteen Holy Helpers in West Seneca will be holding Summerfest 14 from Aug. More...

Local News

WS native becomes first chaplain at Hilbert College

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

The Rev. Greg Jakubowicz has an extremely diverse resume.  Not many people can claim they worked as a journalist, passed the bar exam, became a priest and a friar, and worked at  Blockbuster Video. More...

Upcoming Meetings

Town Board  Monday, Aug. 25 (2 p.m.)  — All meetings, unless noted, begin at 7 p.m. and are held in Council Chambers at Town Hall, 1250 Union Road.  School Board  Monday, Sept. 15  More...

Preventive flood measures continue near neighborhood

With summer quickly coming to an end, residents of the Lexington Green neighborhood in West Seneca know all too well that winter isn’t far away.  “Today is our seven-month anniversary of the Katrina of West Seneca,” resident Da More...

Letters to the Editor

Can we really afford a new stadium?

It is astonishing to hear talk of the need for a new stadium to keep the Buffalo Bills from leaving our area. It is particularly surprising since we have just spent $130 million for the renovation of the existing stadium.  More...

Police Blotter

Wooden windmill stolen from Laurelton Drive lawn

Monday, Aug. 11  • The owner of The Country Florist on Clinton Street reported that a double pane window located in the front of the store had been smashed. More...

Obituaries

Death Notices

FARRELL, Eugene J., of Clarence Center, died Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014. Mr. Farrell is survived by his wife, Lou Ann; two sons, Brian and Daniel; one daughter, Ashley; his mother, Janice; and three brothers, Michael, Mark and Terrance. More...

Lifestyles

Seneca Nation teaches lessons through storytelling

The voice behind the pages

A Seneca woman dressed in black sits in a rocking chair with a cane. She lights her tobacco pipe as children gather around her. More...

St. Peter’s to sponsor Cub Scout Carnival

St. Peter’s United Church of Christ is sponsoring a Cub Scout Carnival/Round-Up from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, to help Boy Scout Troop No. 430 restart a Cub Scout pack at 1475 Orchard Park Road in West Seneca. While St. 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.  Friday, Aug. 22  10 a.m. More...

Business

Buffalo’s first freestanding Checkers now open

Buffalo’s first freestanding Checkers location opened Tuesday in Cheektowaga at the corner of Losson and Union roads.  More...

OxyScrub Carpet and Upholstery Cleaners comes to Southtowns

“It’s the future of cleaning.” Len Lorenz, the owner of OxyScrub Carpet and Upholstery Cleaners, 1299 Union Road, West Seneca, says about the environmentally friendly green products that have hit the cleaning industry, and he is exc More...

Daniels Restaurant opens under new owner

Scott Donhauser, owner and executive chef, has reopened Daniels Restaurant in Hamburg. The restaurant, which has been in business for 23 years, is housed at 174 Buffalo St. More...