Weekly Feature



May 28, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

TO MARKET

Vendors gather at the opening of the Main Street Market on May 14 to mark the beginning of another farmers market season. Paul Hails and Kelly Wilczak from Kate’s Country Cousins joined around 20 vendors for the opening day.   More...

Editorial

State properties need attention from owner

Bee Editorial

The community in West Seneca successfully fought through another state budget season to ensure that the West Seneca Children’s Psychiatric Center remains open for the children who call the facility home.  More...

Spindle items

• IN LOVE — Every once in a while a moment comes along when you become blissfully aware of both the power and the feeling of love. More...

Out of the Past

25 Years Ago June 7, 1990

• Members of the West Seneca Board of Education drew battle lines Monday in the ongoing debate over whether to use land at the old 45 Allendale School or Gardenville High School as the site for a new administrative facility.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.The West Seneca School Board and administration blame the cut in state aid and non-funding of state mandates to be the cause of its financial trouble. More...

Education

On the Campus

Lauren Altman of West Seneca has graduated from Nazareth College with a doctorate in physical therapy.  Sarah Delmont of West Seneca has received an undergraduate degree from Nazareth College.  More...

Lifestyles

Experience nature from sunrise to sunset

Reinstein Woods

When the pink lily pads are blooming at Reinstein Woods, it resembles a Monet painting, said Meaghan Boice-Green. The 292-acre nature preserve comprising wetlands, ponds and mature forest is located at 93 Honorine Drive in Depew. More...

Food drive benefits West Seneca Food Pantry

The Firemen’s Memorial Exhibit Center will sponsor a food drive to benefit the West Seneca Food Pantry through the end of May. Donations may be dropped off from 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturdays at the center, located at 4141 Seneca St. 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, May 28  9 a.m. More...

Entertainment

Walking Tours

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Family Activities

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Performance

thurs. 28   Bella Electra Strings — With special guests The Doyle Brothers, will be performing starting at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 28, at the Riviera Theatre, 67 Webster St., North Tonawanda; $. 692-2413 or www.riveriatheatre.org  More...

Abandoned state properties under scrutiny

Abandoned state-owned properties in West Seneca are becoming a blight to homeowners and a hazard for the community, according to a state legislator.  Assemblyman Michael Kearns said he is tired of having an absentee landlord for these properties More...

Artists band together for auction to benefit Hospice

Enjoy the Journey Art Gallery, at 1168 Orchard Park Road, will host an art auction to benefit Hospice Buffalo from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, May 30. The celebration will feature a silent auction and wine tasting.  More...

Local News

Masons place flags on veteran graves

On May 21, members of the West Seneca Masonic Lodge placed flags on veterans’ graves at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery on Seneca Creek Road.  St. More...

Veteran posts may apply for federal grants

Erie County legislators are supporting an effort to provide veteran posts with access to federal grants to be used for repairs to halls and posts.  The Legislature unanimously approved a resolution at its May 14 session that lends its support to More...

Nguyen pleads guilty to extortion

Thi Nguyen, 40, of West Seneca, has pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Richard Arcara to conspiracy to collect extension of credit by extortion, according to U.S. More...

Letters to the Editor

Tunnels superior to gondola system

I am with columnist David Sherman on gondola cars at the waterfront. My fear of heights will keep me off them.  It sounds like a plaintiff’s lawyer’s full employment act. More...

Obituaries

Death Notices

KITTELL, Claudia J. formerly Gnojek, (nee Fulle), of Cheektowaga, died Saturday, May 16, 2015. She grew up in West Seneca, raised her children in Elma and then lived in Cheektowaga for 35 years. She was retired from Deltran/Danaher Corp. More...

Sports

Lady Trojans’ lacrosse falls in Class B semifinal

For the second consecutive year, the West Seneca East girls lacrosse team’s season ended against Hamburg in the Section VI Class B semifinals.  Hamburg took an early 4-1 lead, but East rallied and went ahead 5-4.  Hamburg tied the gam More...

East softball blanks Cheektowaga in Class A-2 quarters

West Seneca East’s softball got strong hitting, solid pitching and played good defense in its 10-0 home Thursday over Cheektowaga in the Section VI Class A-2 quarterfinals.  More...

East boys track honors seniors in final dual meet of season

West Seneca East’s boys outdoor track and field team honored its seniors in its 105-36 dual meet home loss May 19 against Sweet Home.  More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

Rotary chicken BBQ benefits youth programs West Seneca Rotary will hold a chicken BBQ from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 28 at Southgate Plaza, 950 Union Road. The dinner is $10 and includes 1/2 chicken, two sides, a roll and drink. More...

Business

Rusty Nickel Brewing Co. to open with tours, tasting

The grand opening and ribbon cutting of the Rusty Nickel Brewing Co. will take place on Saturday, May 30. The day will kick off with a ribbon cutting, with special guests and dignitaries, at 10 a.m. More...

NURSING HOME WEEK

Employees at Seneca Health Care Center are sporting the Five-Star Team T-shirts they received as a gift in honor of National Nursing Home Week.  More...

Pole Position Raceway to raise funds for Alzheimer’s Association

Pole Position Raceway is partnering with the Alzheimer’s Association Western New York Chapter to raise awareness and funds for the Longest Day event. More...