Weekly Feature



May 7, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Comprehensive plan nearly complete; committee discusses open house

Members of the committee working on the West Seneca Strategic Comprehensive Plan Update met Wednesday evening to discuss what is left to do before the plan can be presented to the public.  Representatives of the Steinmetz Planning Group, the com More...

Editorial

Be vigilant in preventing motorcycle accidents

Bee Editorial

In Erie County alone, there are more than 22,000 registered motorcycle riders who use their cycles for commuting, touring and recreational activities, according to the office of Chris Jacobs, Erie County clerk. More...

Spindle items

• MOTHER’S DAY — “All that I am or hope to be I owe to my mother.” — Abraham Lincoln. For better or worse, I am my mother’s daughter. More...

Out of the Past

25 Years Ago May 10, 1990

• Despite uncertainty over the amount of aid the West Seneca Central School District will get, when and if the state passes a budget, the West Seneca Board of Education Monday night adopted a $58,617,896 budget for 1990-91.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.You are right. Teachers don’t want to held accountable for test scores of students who come to school late one or two times a week. More...

Obituaries

David A. Nestico, championed girls softball

David A. Nestico, of Cheektowaga, died Tuesday, April 19, 2015.  Mr. Nestico was born in Buffalo in 1962. He attended Alden High School and graduated with an associate degree from Bryant & Stratton College in 1982.  More...

Death Notices

MURCIN, Mary E., of West Seneca, died Sunday, May 3, 2015. She is survived by her sister, Betty, and two brothers, Robert and Kenneth. Arrangements were made by the Lombardo Funeral Home. Donations in Ms. More...

Lifestyles

Dragon Boat Festival empowers breast cancer survivors

In June, a fleet of dragon boats will move across the water as teams comprising paddlers, a drummer and a steerer synchronize for a worthy cause. More...

Daughters of the Nile sponsors vendor fair

Daughters of the Nile will sponsor a vendor/craft fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 9, at the Ismailia Shrine Center, 1600 Southwestern Blvd. More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

Support group aids Southtowns caregivers   More...

Business

Buffalo Hearing and Speech Center to offer free screenings

May is Better Hearing and Speech Month, designed to raise awareness about communication disorders and the professional treatment that is available.  More...

PROMOTED

Independent Health has promoted Sheila Caulfield to director of corporate recoveries. More...

Meetings

Town Board  Monday, May 11  — 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, May 11  More...

Candidates answer questions during district forum

Parents from the West Seneca School District presented a “Meet the Candidates Night” on Monday to allow members of the public to hear from the five people campaigning to fill two seats on the Board of Education.  More...

Native American arts, tradition to be celebrated at Burchfield Center

The Burchfield Nature & Art Center will honor the Native American heritage of the Western New York community with several events throughout the month of May.  More...

RIDE SAFETY

Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs, center, joins Damian Ruzbicki, far right, president of American Bikers Aimed Toward Education of Buffalo and Erie County, and other local leaders, to recognize May as Motorcycle Safety and Awareness Month and remind mo More...

Local News

Future clergyman selected for Auschwitz fellowship

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Michael LaMarca, a student at Christ the King Seminary and a resident of West Seneca, is one of 12 seminary and divinity school students chosen by Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics to participate in a two-week program for More...

County clerk pushes safe driving pledge for teens

According to Erie County Clerk Christopher Jacobs, car crashes are the leading killer of teens. Jacobs said more than 326,000 teen drivers are injured annually.   More...

RECOGNIZED

Cheryl Maund of West Seneca, is honored as the Seneca Health Care Center’s 2015 Volunteer of the Year. Maund, center, stands with Activity Director Jean Spencer, right, and Resident Council President Joseph Krause. More...

Letters to the Editor

Taxes fund more than education

Frankly, it’s been a while since I heard someone complain that since they have no kids in school, they should not have to pay school taxes. More...

Habitat event coming to Buffalo

In the Wednesday, April 15, article “Biking on Different Routes,” the Bike and Build Ride across the country was featured. Bike and Build will be in Buffalo on June 25 and 26 building with Habitat for Humanity Buffalo.  More...

Retired colleagues appreciate teachers

The first full week in May is designated as National Teacher Appreciation Week. It must be stated that retired teachers fervently and openly declare their appreciation for our active educational colleagues.  More...

Education

A “well-rounded” student

West Seneca Students of Excellence

Often times, people use the term “well rounded” in reference to students and children. What attributes of the child lead them to this conclusion? More...

Sports

East baseball’s Schwab wins first varsity start

Freshman Tyler Schwab took to the mound as a varsity starter for the first time April 29 and made the most of his opportunity, hurling a complete-game three hitter with three strikeouts to guide West Seneca East’s baseball team to a 4-1 win ove More...

Chambers spins perfect game in West softball’s shutout win

Bree Chambers used her command from the pitching circle to get Jamestown’s batters to almost exclusively keep the ball in the infield during Monday’s ECIC I clash, and thanks to her defense’s top-notch playing was able to record wha More...

CROSSTOWN COLLISION

West Seneca East’s Grace Vogel, left, runs into West Seneca West’s Lauren Fibich during the crosstown rivals’ rematch April 30. More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

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Theatre

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Concerts

thurs. 7   Alt-rock band Blue October will take the stage at 8 p.m. Thursday, May 7, at the Rapids Theatre, 1711 Main St., Niagara Falls, N.Y.; $. 205-8925, www.rapidstheatre.com, www.ticketfly.com  More...