Weekly Feature



December 25, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

State needs to respond to community’s concerns

Bee Editorial

Friday marks the one-year anniversary of the state’s placement of seven sex offenders in a residential neighborhood in West Seneca.  For most of that time, residents and elected officials have been pleading with the state to reverse its ac More...

Spindle items

• LUNCH WITH A LEGISLATOR — Or rather, coffee. I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Erie County Legislator Joseph Lorigo to discuss West Seneca and all things West Seneca with a lifelong resident.  More...

Out of the Past

25 Years Ago Dec. 28, 1989

• The ’80s. The “Me” decade. McDecade. Call it whatever you want, but the span of time known as the ’80s was — to say the least — an interesting period of time. More...

Obituaries

William C. Alderman Jr., Xylem Heat Transfer employee

William C. Alderman Jr., known as “Cliff,” 63, of Williamsville, died Saturday, Dec. More...

Sports

STEADY UNDER PRESSURE

West Seneca East’s Ryan Krykjowski, left, works to maintain control of the puck while under pressure from West Seneca West’s Jared Shanley during the Trojans’ 3-2 triumph over their crosstown rivals Friday at the West Seneca Town Ic More...

West indoor track fares well in early competitions

West Seneca West’s indoor track team, one of the powerhouses of Western New York, has taken steps to solidify that designation with its performances through the first three meets of the 2014-15 season. More...

East wrestling to hold pre-match dinner

West Seneca East’s wrestling team will be holding a spaghetti dinner prior to its match against Williamsville South on January 7 as a way to support the squad. The dinner, held at the high school, costs $10 per person and runs from 3 to 6 p.m. More...

Entertainment

Holiday Happenings

thurs. 25  ComedySportz Christmas Day, presented by Comedy Sportz Buffalo, 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 25, at ComedySportz Arena, 4476 Main St., Amherst; $. 393-8669, www.buffalocsz.com  fri. 26-sun. 28   More...

Family Activities

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Announcements

BPC Chorus Names Music Director — The Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus has named Adam Luebke music director. More...

Exhibit displays West Seneca’s history of faith

A changing culture of faith is the inspiration behind a coming display by the West Seneca Historical Society. More...

Local News

Center strives to reach Arab community students

In South Buffalo, the Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services is working to provide students with the resources they need to succeed.  Having been founded 10 years ago by an Arab immigrant, the community center focuses on social s More...

Legislature supports plan to help veterans receive psychiatric care

The Erie County Legislature has approved a resolution urging the U.S. Senate to take immediate action to approve the Clay Hunt SAV Act, which would provide servicemen and women better mental health care.  More...

FEMA aid money to be available for November storm

Western New Yorkers can look forward to some assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency following the severe winter weather that struck the area in November.  More...

Police Blotter

Inflatable Santa stolen from Bellwood Avenue

Monday, Dec. 15  • A car was stopped on Clinton Street after making a left turn with no indicator on. A traffic stop followed, and the operator was found to be driving on a suspended license. Tickets were issued.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heards

.Why won’t the Board of Education tell parents how many snow days we had at the beginning of the year? This is ridiculous; many other school districts list how many snow days they have.  More...

Education

West Senior shows generosity through holiday giving

West Senior students and staff worked together on several holiday giving projects this year.  The Key Club sponsored its annual Giving Tree, providing gifts for 76 children in the West Seneca community.  More...

Elementary students get fit with Bills at Play 60 Event

Area elementary students were welcomed to the ADPRO Sports Training Center at One Bills Drive last Tuesday for the Play 60 Challenge Fitness Party.  More...

West Seneca names students to honor roll

East Middle  East Middle School has named the following students to the first-quarter honor roll of the 2014-15 school year:  Grade 5   More...

Lifestyles

Back in the groove

Vinyl collectors fill space with artistry and sound

Orion Burroughs calls his 1961 record player a time machine. “It’s the warmest sound you can get possible,” Burroughs said. “It’s an organic experience. More...

Lions Club seeks food pantry donations

The West Seneca Lions Club will hold a food drive from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 10, at the Western New York Federal Credit Union, 1937 Union Road. Any nonperishable food item will be accepted. More...

Erie County Soil and Water Conservation District to offer workshops

Erie County Soil and Water Conservation District, located at 50 Commerce Way, East Aurora, will host two Erosion and Sediment Control Training workshops for construction site contractors and developers. The workshops are not a series.  More...

Business

Gov. Cuomo signs credit union field of membership expansion bill into law

Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently signed into law a piece of pro-credit union legislation that will allow state-chartered credit unions to combine select employer groups, associational and community groups into a single field of membership.  More...

BBB offers help to residents when hiring snowplow services

Better Business Bureau serving Upstate New York reports that dozens of consumers have filed complaints after the recent snowfall, stating that the plow companies they hired didn’t show up to do the job.  More...

ANGELS ALL AROUND

Sister Ann Helene Koenig, pastoral care associate for The McGuire Group’s Journeys palliative care program, displays some of the homemade wooden nativity scenes and angels that she and other Franciscan sisters made for the residents at Seneca H More...