Weekly Feature



September 25, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Health Department focuses on enterovirus D68 strain, flu shots

Erie County Health Commissioner Dr. Gale Burstein confirmed on Monday that there are 14 cases of enterovirus D68 strain in Erie County, with more being processed.  More...

Editorial

Stay healthy during the dreaded flu season

Bee Editorial

A utumn is officially upon us. It is a season full of carving pumpkins, navigating corn mazes and sipping hot apple cider. More...

Spindle items

• LIBRARY CARD SIGN-UP — It is a VIP ticket for fun and informative community events, a key to access extensive music and DVD collections, an archiving tool to delve into the depths of history, and a passport, taking its owner to an array More...

Out of the Past

Ebenezer Old Folks Home

Known as the Ebenezer Old Folks Home at the time of this photograph in 1907, this home for the aged originally was built circa 1850 by the Community of True Inspiration as a general store for the Ebenezers. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.The recent issue with an appointment in the highway department has been criticized by the supervisor. She has a very short memory. People in glass houses should not be throwing stones. More...

Sports

Dolac’s big day helps East gridders win

West Seneca East’s football team showcased its offensive versatility in its week two win over Lake Shore, as four different players scored the team’s first five touchdowns on the way to a one-sided rout.  This past Friday night, howe More...

West football achieves goals in OP loss

West Seneca West football coach Joe Cantafio knew going into Friday night’s game against perennial juggernaut Orchard Park that victory, especially with a number of starters out of the lineup for various reasons, was probably a long shot at bes More...

West boys soccer tops East, 4-1

West Seneca West’s boys soccer team defeated crosstown rival West Seneca East in convincing fashion Saturday, 4-1, to continue along this fall’s path of success which has seen few bumps in the road.  More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Nourish the Whole You series coming to library   More...

Entertainment

Special Events

fri. 26  Gala at the Gardens — Event features cocktails, silent and basket auctions, live auction, 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave., Buffalo; $. More...

Performance

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Film/Video

fri. 26  Lifeboat — Alfred Hitchcock’s 1944 film starring Tallulah Bankhead, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26, at the Screening Room, 3131 Sheridan Drive, Northtown Business Center, Amherst; $. 837-0376, www.screeningroom.net  tues. More...

Officials: Tax rate expected to increase

Town Board

Though the town has not yet released the 2015 town budget, officials announced at Monday’s meeting of the Town Board that they will most likely need to override the tax levy limit, which will result in a tax increase for next year.  &ldquo More...

Possible closing of Potters Road riles residents

The proposed closing of Potters Road Elementary School in the West Seneca School District has raised the ire of some parents and other residents.  Lisa Breidendstein, co-chairwoman of the 21st Century Commission, repeatedly reminded the audienc More...

Local News

Cub Scout rescues grandmother, honored for heroics

Not all heroes wear capes or perform superhuman feats of strength. More...

Seneca Place representatives canvassing residents

Through visits at their doors and via phone calls, West Seneca residents have been approached by representatives of the proposed Seneca Place project in recent weeks.  More...

READY FOR CONTACT

West Seneca Little Loop player Hunter Knop sizes up his blocking assignment on Friday during a scrimmage held at halftime of West Seneca East Senior High School’s varsity football game.   More...

Letters to the Editor

Kearns clarifies position on sex offender placement

To clear up some possible confusion, I am emphatically and for the record against the placement of sex offenders at the DePaul Facility. I have never been for the placement of sex offenders at the DePaul Facility, which was reported in the Sept. More...

Police Blotter

Loud exhaust, cellphone use lead to drug charge

Sunday, Sunday 14  • A Tim Tam Terrace man reported to police that he was the victim of petit larceny. More...

Education

WNY STEM Hub lauds emerging school districts

At its first meeting in the 2014-15 school year, the WNY STEM Hub recognized 29 school systems in five counties for their commitment to enhancing science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education and related programming.  The West Sene More...

Event to raise funds for memorial scholarship fund

The Jackie Schmid Memorial Scholarship Fund will be hosting a fundraiser to assist with this year’s scholarships.  The event will take place from 3 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. More...

Lifestyles

Music Education hits perfect note for districts

Many people consider themselves musicians, whether singing in the car or breaking into an air guitar session among friends.  The molding of great musicians — and not just the ones who think they are — starts in the school system, and More...

Rotary to hold paper shredding service

The Rotary Club of West Seneca will conduct a paper shredding service from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, at Southgate Plaza. This is a safe and secure way to get rid of unneeded, outdated business, and personal paper work. More...

Speaker discusses immigration process for Jewish people to Israel

The West Seneca Community of Churches met at Saint Nicholas Church at its monthly meeting on Sept. 10. More...

Business

Hairway to Heaven provides comfort to cancer patients

With October being National Breast Cancer Awareness month, many people are trying to do what they can to help.  One company assisting in that effort year round is Hairway to Heaven in West Seneca, which specializes in hair replacement solutions More...

KeyBank unites operations across state

KeyBank announced earlier this week that it has united the operations of its Western New York Region, comprising its Buffalo and Rochester markets, and its Eastern New York Region, comprising its Central New York, Capital Region and Hudson Valley mar More...

Univera Healthcare offers tips on picking insurance

When making a big purchase, you take a lot of things into consideration: price, fit, look and feel. The same goes for health insurance, according to a release from Univera Healthcare. More...