Weekly Feature



June 18, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Marketing expert offers insight to small-business community

Small businesses seeking advice and guidance will have the opportunity to attend “Your Ticket to Success,” a marketing seminar led by Frank Swiatek.  More...

Editorial

Tips for keeping kids safe during the summer

Bee Editorial

School is almost out, and children are spending more time outdoors in the warm weather, which creates more opportunities for them to get hurt.  Here are a few tips parents or guardians can follow to ensure that the children in their care have a More...

Spindle items

• ELDER LAW DAY — Legislator Joseph Lorigo, along with the Erie County Sheriff’s Office, will host an elder abuse seminar to address threats to vulnerable residents.  The event will be held at noon Wednesday, June 24, at the We More...

Out of the Past

25 Years Ago June 28, 1990

• The outgoing youth director fired some parting shots at several volunteer groups and town politicians in a letter stating that the position she serves should be full time. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Sheila Meegan announced they spent $6 million for road reconstruction in West Seneca, yet I don’t see a nickel of it on Heather Hill, unless you count the traffic cones you have to drive around.  .You have to love the people on Greenmeado More...

Education

Immaculate Conception School principal to retire

Karen Adamski’s career in education spans an impressive 44 years, the past seven of which have been spent as the principal of Immaculate Conception School in East Aurora. More...

On the Campus

Niagara University held its annual undergraduate commencement ceremonies on May 16 at the Niagara University campus. More...

Lifestyles

Buffalo BookFest features old-school printing, book arts

Rosemary Williams works in a place where she can get a little messy using an old-school printing method: letterpress.  Williams, program director at the Western New York Book Arts Center, said people spend a lot of time looking at screens. More...

Chamber holds ‘Ticket to Success’ event, speaker

The West Seneca Chamber of Commerce will hold a free marketing seminar, “Ticket to Success” at 8 a.m. Tuesday, June 23 at Flix Stadium 10, 4901 Transit Road in Depew. . More...

Unyts to remain in Southgate Plaza

Unyts will keep its West Seneca home in Southgate Plaza. The neighborhood blood and donation center officially opened with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Monday.  More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

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Walking Tours

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Garden Tours

sat. 20 & sun. 21   Lewiston Garden Fest — For the 10th year, Lewiston’s historic Center Street will feature gardening demonstrations and more than 60 vendors selling flowers, plants, garden art and more, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. More...

District abolishes 36 positions in special meeting

In an effort to save the district money and get out of financial stress, the West Seneca School Board approved the abolishment of 36 certificated and two classified positions on Tuesday night.  Members of the board offered their regrets during t More...

Man chases ancestors from childhood to the grave

A journey of self-discovery led to a work of historical fiction and captivating research about the Civil War for William Donohue.  “I learned a lot about myself,” Donohue said. More...

Local News

Student appointed to diocesan Youth Board

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

For several years, Ryan McCarthy has been attending the Buffalo Diocese’s annual youth convention.  Now the West Seneca resident will be helping to plan next year’s event as part of the Buffalo Diocese Youth Board.  Since he was More...

Boater’s Guide available through Erie County Clerk’s Office

The updated New York State Boater’s Guide is now available through Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs’ office.  The guide provides a summary of laws, registration and training requirements, along with suggested safety information governi More...

Resident cites concerns with fire pit safety

Enjoying a fire in an approved fire pit is a common summer activity, but one West Seneca resident is concerned that his neighbor is not adhering to the town’s code regarding approved fire pits and safety. More...

Letters to the Editor

Reader lauds editor’s column

Thank you for your editorial titled “Newseum asks what we would do #WithoutNews,” which was in the June 10 edition of The Bee.  I worked as a research librarian and fact-checker for The Freedom Forum and Newseum from 2006 to 2008, an More...

Police Blotter

Thief reportedly steals 110 gallons of grease

Monday, June 8  • Patrol stopped a vehicle on Seneca Street for having many air fresheners hanging from the rearview mirror. During the stop, the driver stated that he did not have a valid license. More...

Obituaries

Death Notices

ESS, Joan M., of West Seneca, died Friday, June 12, 2015. Ms. Ess was a long-time volunteer for the West Seneca Food Shuttle. She is survived by her two brothers, Robert and Henry “Bud.” A Mass of Christian Burial was held June 17 at SS. More...

Sports

All-Americans dot most of First Team lineup

2015 All-Bee Boys Lacrosse

When a player is named a U.S. All-American, it means he or she is regarded as a top player at their position.  Four of the seven members of the 2015 All-Bee Boys Lacrosse Team earned All-American honors. More...

Slowinski repeats as Boys’ Player of the Year

It’s not every day that a player can have a lasting impact on a program, but that is what senior midfielder Josh Slowinski accomplished with the Clarence boys lacrosse team.  Slowinski, the first back-to-back All-Bee Boys Lacrosse Player o More...

Quakers’ Tundo tabbed top coach

No boys lacrosse team in Western New York has won as consistently as Orchard Park. The Quakers have won 23 Section VI titles over the past 25 years, including a 14-7 triumph over Clarence in this year’s Class A final. More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

Grab and Go Breakfast offered by Eden Heights   Eden Heights of West Seneca will offer a community Grab and Go Breakfast from 7 to 9 a.m. Tuesday, June 30 at Eden Heights of West Seneca, 3030 Clinton St. More...

Business

ACHIEVEMENT

Tony’s Hair Styling, 3606 Seneca St., West Seneca, was recently voted No. One Barber and awarded a “Best of Buffalo” distinction by Artvoice magazine. Tony’s has won the award six straight years. More...

Law firm adds Erin Young as paralegal

West Seneca resident Erin Young has been hired as a paralegal by the Buffalo based law firm of Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman LLP.  Young works in the firm’s trusts and estates department. More...

Mini Taste event to be held at Tops Markets

The Taste of Buffalo, presented by Tops Markets, will offer a preview of the festival’s 2015 culinary offerings on Saturday in Orchard Park.  A Mini Taste will be held from noon to 2 p.m. More...