Weekly Feature



April 2, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Children’s Psychiatric Center to remain open one more year

As part of a new state budget, an agreement has been reached to keep the Western New York Children’s Psychiatric Center in West Seneca open for at least another year, according to Sen. More...

Editorial

Children’s psych center should have definite plan

Bee Editorial

For the next year, the Western New York Children’s Psychiatric Center will remain in West Seneca and continue providing much-needed services to children and families.  After that, the children are set to move to the Buffalo Psychiatric Ce More...

Spindle items

• FAREWELL — This past week, I had to say goodbye to the 19 other citizens who participated in the Citizen Police Academy class with the West Seneca Police Department.  More...

Out of the Past

25 Years Ago April 5, 1990

• The newly-selected Depew recycling plant on Walden Avenue will serve West Seneca among 13 other Western New York communities, and expects to save taxpayers thousands of annual disposal dollars. More...

Education

INDUCTION

Four students from West Seneca Christian School were recently inducted into the National Technical Honor Society. Inductees were Daniel Georgal, Matthew Larkin, Rayna Rennard and Cameron Wambsganss. More...

Lifestyles

Yia Yia’s...

offering a personal touch for Easter chocolate

Dyed eggs have their origin in ancient pagan festivals, while the Easter basket evolved from German folklore. Candy, however, is a relative newcomer.  More...

Library sponsors duct tape design class

The West Seneca Public Library will host a duct tape design class at 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 8, at the library, 1300 Union Road. Children will use measuring and spatial skills to craft a pencil case and backpack tag. All materials will be provided. More...

GRADUATION

Residents gather on March 26 for a ceremony of completion after participating in the 10-week West Seneca Citizens Police Academy. They were presented with a certificate of completion at the dinner reception.   More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 2   Spring Into Nature Program: What’s Beneath Your Feet — For children and adults, 1 p.m. More...

Special Events

thurs. 2   More...

Theatre

tues. 7-sat. 18   More...

Board OKs vet exemption for 2016-17 school year

After much discussion, the West Seneca Board of Education approved the Veterans Tax Exemption by a 4-3 vote during Monday night’s meeting.  The exemption was approved at Level A, the level that, according to state law, allows the district More...

Oxbow Park acquisition awaits grant approval

A grant application has been submitted by the West Seneca Town Board to the Niagara River Greenway Commission requesting funds for the purpose of acquiring the area to be known as Oxbow Park for the permanent preservation of the parcel.  More...

Local News

Student to spend summer in Paris on scholarship

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

West Seneca resident Ellen Ball, a junior with a triple major at Canisius College, is the recipient of a 2015 Pi Delta Phi Joseph W. Yedlicka Scholarship.  “I’m a French, marketing and international business major. More...

GIVING BACK

Cub Scout Pack 1776, which comprises Scouts from West Seneca and Orchard Park, held its annual “Scouting for Food” drive where the members obtained donations of food in their neighborhoods and from parishioners at St. More...

Resident saves EA man from vehicle fire

Ed Brunner left his home in West Seneca on a Monday morning in March, heading to his physical therapist. But before he arrived, he would save a man from burning to death.  More...

Letters to the Editor

State created myth of failing schools

I came across a quote from Abraham Lincoln while reading the April 2015 issue of National Geographic. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

• I drive to work early in the morning and I’m wondering why people jog with no reflective material on their clothing. This morning, there were two people walking on the shoulder of East and West Road, and I barely saw them. More...

Sports

East boys lax undeterred by loss in opener

West Seneca East’s boys lacrosse team scored first in Monday’s season-opening game with Clarence at Genesee Community College, but that only seemed to awaken the sleeping giant as the Red Devils went on to outscore East by a 14-2 margin t More...

Leading point scorer returns for West girls lacrosse squad

Junior midfielder Casey Villagomez led West Seneca West’s girls lacrosse team in scoring last season, so it’s safe to assume that the co-captain will be in the mix to lead the Lady Indians’ efforts at improving on last spring’ More...

Lady Trojans’ longtime assistant assumes lax’s head coaching duties

A familiar face will be taking on a new role with West Seneca East’s girls lacrosse team this spring.  More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

St. John Parish to hold annual spaghetti dinner More...

Business

Day care brings children home with family environment

For Kasey Hartzell, the day begins early with her three children. They get up, get ready for school, and at 8 a.m., sit down at the breakfast table with about 10 other children from the community. More...

Entrepreneur launches 716 Marketing LLC

Local female entrepreneur Kelly Flicinski recently launched a new integrated marketing business, 716 Marketing LLC. Flicinski made the decision to start her own business operation after her recent marketing success.  More...

SBA, SCORE to host free workshop

The Small Business Association, Buffalo/Niagara SCORE and Medaille College will hold a free marketing workshop from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 14, at Medaille College Main Building, 18 Agassiz Circle, Buffalo.  More...