Weekly Feature



February 19, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Support group’s focus on family is commendable

Bee Editorial

When people are addicted to drugs or alcohol, they often struggle to eliminate problems from their lives. As a result, family members may also suffer with them. More...

Spindle items

• STOPPING THE THREAT — Police have been the target of criticism and bashing in the news for months now, with many questioning their rights or claiming that officers are out of line in their actions.  More...

Out of the Past

25 Years Ago Feb. 22, 1990

• A new policy aimed at making enforcement of substance abuse guidelines in West Seneca Schools ‘more rehabilitative” was discussed by the board of education earlier this week.  More...

Education

MAGICAL MUSIC

Members of West Seneca West Senior High School String Orchestra, Jazz Ensemble, and Bel Canto Singers became stars of their own Disney show on Feb. 12 when they entertained resort guests at Waterside Stage at Downtown Disney in Orlando, Florida. More...

Harsh winter weather forces schools to take back days

Due to the snow day on Friday, Feb. 13, school will be in session on Thursday, Feb. 19, and Friday, Feb. 20, for all students in the West Seneca School District.  More...

Lifestyles

Art: It’s a living

Local artists find value in their work

Kristin Kegler throws a water balloon filled with paint at wood in her parents’ garage. Tony DeRosa rubs charcoal on a piece of sketching paper. The artists take a blank slate and fill it with possibility. More...

Ebenezer Seniors collect cell phones for soldiers

Wimbleden Bowling Lanes, 220 Center Road in West Seneca, has joined the Ebenezer Seniors as a collection dropoff site for “Cell Phones for Soldiers.” The phones are recycled and for every $5 earned, a soldier will receive 2.5 hours of fre More...

Heritage Village executive elaborates on chapel’s status

An article published recently in The Bee’s annual Community Outlook section may have given some readers the wrong idea about the state of some exhibits at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village.  More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 19   Trackathon — Compete to see who can find and identify the most animal tracks on this guided walk for kids ages 6 and older, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. More...

Theatre

thurs. 19-sun. 22   More...

Film/Video

fri. 20 & sat. 21   More...

Safety Net adapts survey to monitor community needs

Members of the community that make up West Seneca’s Safety Net Team met to discuss and revise a survey that would gauge the needs and desires of the town for what services they would like to see in a community center. More...

‘American Girl’ earns citizenship, hopes to see family again

Selvamathy Selvavel, known at Elderwood Assisted Living at West Seneca as “Mathy,” became a citizen of the United States on Jan. 8. More...

Local News

Disney expert joins panel of vacation-planning moms

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Combining the love she has for her family and for Disney, Heather Sabadasz of West Seneca has recently been selected to join the 2015 Disney Parks Moms panel. More...

Support group to assist family members of addicts

When a person is addicted to drugs or alcohol, his or her family members often encounter their own difficulties associated with the addiction.  While their loved ones may struggle through the court process or have relapses, family members may no More...

Social media campaign seeks to minimize teen dating violence

The New York State Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence is coordinating a new social media campaign designed to educate teens, young adults and others about teen dating violence, which national research has shown affects one in four teens, More...

Letters to the Editor

Restaurant servers deserve quality tips

I recently read David Sherman’s column on tipping and minimum wage legislation. While interesting and informative of current proposed legislation, I find a little trouble in the way in which the article is written.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Attention, veterans. Call your West Seneca School Board so you can get the same tax credits on your school property taxes just like the town and county credits. It has to be voted on by March 1 to be effective for the October bill.  More...

Sports

West names January’s Athletes of the Month

West Seneca West’s Varsity “W” Club and Girls Athletics Association recently announced that Peter Borzillieri, Adam Tobias, Mike Wisniewski, Frank Borzillieri, Adriana Lis, Alexis Zsiros, Bridget Bork and Katie Ziemba were their res More...

East’s Parucki tops 30 points in second straight game

Boys basketball

West Seneca East’s boys basketball team received a second consecutive performance of more than 30 points from Nick Parucki during the Trojans’ game against Williamsville East on Feb. More...

SPLISH SPLASH

West Seneca West’s Bobby Breidenstein makes his way down his lane while competing in Thursday’s preliminary round of the 100 backstroke at the annual Section VI boys swimming championships, held at Maryvale. More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

Guest to speak on bricks at Ebenezer Seniors   More...

Business

Gallivan hosts small-business summit

Sen. Patrick Gallivan, R-C-I, Elma, hosted a small-business summit in conjunction with the Greater East Aurora Chamber of Commerce on Feb. 12, at the Southside Municipal Center in East Aurora. More...

Graziano named director of rehab services at McGuire

Clarence resident Melissa Graziano has been appointed director of rehabilitative services for The McGuire Group, operator of five nursing and rehabilitation facilities in Western New York.  In this capacity, Graziano will be responsible for dire More...

SERVICE

Two employees of the Western New York Federal Credit Union in West Seneca have recently celebrated 20 years of service at the credit union. Judy Siwy, assistant manager and loan officer, and Marie Lafferty, head teller and loan officer. More...