Weekly Feature



February 5, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Technical career options important for students

Bee Editorial

This week, students from schools in West Seneca, Orchard Park, Lancaster, Depew and Cheektowaga had the opportunity to be exposed to different learning paths they may choose to focus on during their high school years.  More...

Spindle items

• LENTEN SPECIALTY — The West Seneca Bee will publish a onetime listing of community-sponsored fish frys in its Feb. 11 and 12 editions.  The deadline for this listing will be Friday, Feb. 6. More...

Out of the Past

25 Years Ago Feb. 8, 1990

• Star quarterback Kevin Mason has verbally committed to attend Syracuse University beginning in the fall. More...

Obituaries

Death Notices

LALLI, Gloria (nee Schmidt). of West Seneca died Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015. She is survived by two daughters, Donna Twist and Diane Kraft; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. More...

Sports

West girls hoops’ Cheektowaga swing goes well

Taking on a pair of Cheektowaga-based schools over a span of three days last week proved to be just what the doctor ordered for West Seneca West’s girls basketball team.  The Lady Indians doubled their win total for the season at JFK and M More...

TO THE RIM

West Seneca East’s Rachel Funk, right, has her shot attempt challenged by a Buffalo Seminary defender during the Lady Trojans’ 35-34 loss Friday at Daemen College.   More...

Lady Indians post 13 top-six finishes at indoor track’s 9/10 championships

West Seneca West’s female participants earned top-six finished in 13 of the 14 events contested — and the boys did the same in eight of the 11 events they competed in — to highlight the team’s efforts at last weekend’s a More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

Ebenezer Seniors to explore elder care   More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

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Theatre

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Special Events

thurs. 5   Sweet Charity — Indulge in desserts, savor scrumptious food, enjoy wine and beer tastings, and bid in a silent auction, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 5, at The Atrium @ Rich’s, One Robert Rich Way, Buffalo; $. More...

Pace leaves Historical Society after five years as town historian

After almost five years as the West Seneca town historian, James Pace regretfully resigned his position on Jan. 26.  Prior to his time as historian, Pace served on the board of trustees and was a docent for the Historical Society. More...

Cheektowaga Art Guild to show at Burchfield Center

For the month of February, the Burchfield Nature & Art Center will house an exhibit of work by the Cheektowaga Art Guild.  Encompassing traditional works of photography and watercolor, as well as work by an action novelist and jewelry design More...

Local News

Music, golf instructor going strong for 20 years

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Ginny Doak-Swann has been an instructor with the West Seneca Community Education program for more than 20 years.  A spunky character, she is full of life and has a great passion to spread her love of music and golf.  More...

‘Miracle on Hudson’ pilot joins 3407 families’ efforts

The families of the victims of Flight 3407 have a new ally amidst threats to the air safety legislation for which they have fought almost six years.  More...

Meetings

Town Board  Monday, Feb. 23  — All meetings, unless noted, begin at 7 p.m. and are held in Council Chambers at Town Hall, 1250 Union Road. Meetings are open to the public.  School Board  Monday, March 9  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Once again it’s tax time in West Seneca. Looking at the bill, every category went up. The town highway tax went up 4.9 percent. Then Mrs. More...

Education

Zonta Club offers two scholarships

Zonta Club of Aurora will offer two scholarships to area women.  The Educational Advancement Awards are available to women over the age of 25 who are pursuing an education to return to the workforce, advancing or changing careers.  More...

Five administrators leaving school posts

A number of resignations filled the agenda of the West Seneca School Board on Monday night, including five administrators who are retiring.  More...

Villa Maria offers new program to help students succeed

Villa Maria College will be incorporating a new program in the 2015 fall semester to support students with learning differences.  The Achieve Program for Students with Learning Differences is part of the college’s overarching visionary pl More...

Lifestyles

Friends of Night People dishes up food, caring to homeless

Buffalo’s poverty rate tops 30 percent, according to information from the U.S. Census Bureau, and some of those people are living on the streets. However, if they can walk to Friends of Night People, dinner will always be available.  More...

Library to hold zombie movie night, crafts

The West Seneca Public Library will hold a night of zombie fun from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 9, at 1300 Union Road. Decorating zombie gingerbread cookies, watching a zombie movie and pizza will be offered. Ages 13 to 17 are welcome. 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, Feb. 5  9 a.m. More...

Business

Avoid tax season surprises, scams with BBB preparation advice

Tax season is upon us, and Better Business Bureau of Upstate New York advises people to be aware of important changes.  More...

Southtowns YMCA begins ‘Level Up,’ month-long fitness challenge

The Southtowns Family YMCA will be holding a month-long fitness challenge throughout February.  The challenge, called Level Up, is open to both YMCA members and the public. Registration ends Feb. 10.  More...

Gallivan to host small-business summit

Sen. Patrick Gallivan, R-C-I, Elma, will team up with the Greater East Aurora Chamber of Commerce and leaders in business development to present a small-business summit from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. More...