Weekly Feature



January 8, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

HONORED

Town Supervisor Sheila Meegan, right, presents an award and certificate, along with the Key to West Seneca, to Ken and Kim Hansen recognizing their work with the Amanda Hansen Foundation during an event at West Seneca West Saturday morning in which 4 More...

Editorial

STREAM ensures students get experiences desired

Bee Editorial

Changes in education have caused many to question the “rights” and “wrongs” of preparing students for life after high school.  Some argue that more rigor is needed, and others are concerned that too much pressure will be More...

Spindle items

• DRIVE LESS — Each morning during my commute to work I listen to NPR radio. The stories are interesting, topical, and often, amusing, and I enjoy a more serious note to start my day.  One story got me thinking. More...

Out of the Past

25 Years Ago Jan. 11, 1990

• Town Attorney James Kelleher withstood a bid by a fraction of the West Seneca Town Board to replace him with William Bond at the reorganizational meeting last Monday.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.I commend Jennifer Waters for her editorial witnessing the effect of the star on the Christmas tree and that stating that it represents Jesus Christ’s birthday which we celebrate every year. More...

Sports

High School Sports Calendar

Thursday, January 8Boys basketball:  East at Hamburg, 7:30 p.m.; West vs. Clarence, 7:30 p.m.Girls ice hockey:  at Monsignor Martin (at North Buffalo Ice Rink), 4:30 p.m.Bowling:   West vs. Hamburg, 4:30 p.m. More...

East boys hoops wins WS Holiday Tournament

Tourney MVP Parucki scores career-high 37 in opening round

West Seneca East’s boys basketball team bounced back from a pair of pre-break losses the best way it possibly could Dec. More...

Team New Era Baseball holding tryouts

Team New Era Baseball will hold tryouts for its 8- and 9-year-old rookie elite travel baseball program at 3 p.m. on Sundays, Jan. 18 and 25 at New Era Park, Depew, 3950 Broadway. More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

Ten-week ice skating classes begin Jan. 9   West Seneca’s Friday ice skating classes begin Jan. 9 at the West Seneca Ice Rink, 1250 Union Road. Classes are held at 3:45 p.m., 4:15 p.m. and 4:45 p.m. More...

Entertainment

Art

fri. 9  Synesthesia — A photographic exploration of shape and sound by award-winning photographer Marcus L. Wise, with an opening reception from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, Jan. 9, and continues through Feb. More...

Family Activities

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Walking Tours

fri. 9  Tillman Nature Preserve Hike — Join the Foothills Trail Club for this 3- to 4-mile hike, cross-country ski or snowshoe event, 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. More...

Board appoints Fenz town attorney

The Town of West Seneca Board appointed a new town attorney, John Fenz, during the annual reorganization meeting Monday night.  Fenz will replace Charles Grieco, whose last meeting as town attorney was Dec. 29, effective Jan. More...

Legislature Majority Caucus looks to build on accomplishments

In its first year leading the Erie County Legislature, the Republican-aligned Majority headed reform.  Led by Chairman John Mills and Majority Leader Joseph Lorigo, the Caucus capped the year by approving the 2015 Erie County budget unanimously More...

Local News

Man focuses on hobby, proves to be a winner

Winners were announced recently for the Burchfield Nature and Art Center’s photo contest.  Ralph Cashdollar, a first-time entrant into any photo contest, submitted two photos and was the winner in the “Floral” and “People More...

Tax preparation volunteers sought for 2015 filing season

For Nancy Thompson, a volunteer tax preparer through the Bank First National Corp. More...

New law governs electronic waste disposal

A new law making it illegal to put electronic waste in the trash or at the curb with regular trash went into effect Jan. More...

Letters to the Editor

Out of the Past connects readers

I was pleased to see the photo of my grandfather, George Stearns, in “Out of the Past.” I remember seeing it amongst our family photos but not sure where it is now. There is a print of it hanging on the bar wall at Connor’s.  More...

Town board needs new resolutions

Be compliant with the Sunshine Law (aka the open meetings law). The citizens should be able to observe deliberations and the decision making process. When work sessions are generally held at 3 p.m. More...

Obituaries

Bishop Bernard J. McLaughlin dies, auxiliary bishop emeritus of Buffalo

The Most Rev. Bernard J. McLaughlin, auxiliary bishop emeritus of the Diocese of Buffalo, died Monday evening, Jan. 5, 2015, at his home in Kenmore, one day before he would have celebrated the 46th anniversary of his ordination as a bishop.  More...

Death Notice

MAGLICH, Peggy (nee Kondor), formerly of Lackawanna, died Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014. Mrs. Maglich is survived by one son, Michael; one daughter, Michele Brown; and two granddaughters. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank. More...

Lifestyles

Teachers and administrators stay busy during snow days

The process for a student on a snow day is simple: Find out the school is closed and then get back to bed and prepare to enjoy an unexpected day off. But what about administrators and teachers? More...

Credit union sponsors clothing, food drive

The West Seneca Lions Club, along with the Western New York Federal Credit Union, will hold a clothing and food drive from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 10 at the credit union, 1937 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.  More...

Business

United Church Manor opens new community room

Renovations are almost complete at United Church Manor and the community is invited to get a first look at the project.  An open house will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. More...

U.S. Small Business Administration to open temporary disaster loan outreach centers

The U.S. Small Business Administration will open temporary disaster loan outreach centers in West Seneca and Attica. Those affected by the severe winter storm that occurred Nov. 19 to Nov. More...

SPEAKER

Michael R. Koeppel, managing director of Lakelet Advisory Group, a turnaround consulting firm, recently presented to a small group of bankruptcy experts belonging to the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants.  More...