Weekly Feature



July 9, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

‘Independence Day’ celebrates Americans with Disabilities Act 25th anniversary

“Independence Day,” an event celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, will be offered from 2 p.m. More...

Editorial

Upgrading veterans posts is first step in giving back

Bee Editorial

Veterans’ posts serve a vital role in each community, meeting the needs of service men and women who have sacrificed for the nation’s freedom.  Often when returning from a tour of duty, these posts are where veterans turn for comfort More...

Spindle items

• HEROIN — There has been much talk recently about the sharp rise in the number of overdoses connected to heroin use and the ubiquitous presence of the drug in small communities.  While there is no definitive answer as to why the incr More...

Out of the Past

25 Years Ago July 19, 1990

• Town of West Seneca officials and members of the Northeast Communities Solid Waste Management Board have reached agreement on a contract that allows the town to join in the recycling program. More...

Sports

East’s Lutman tabbed Bee’s Coach of the Year

Leukemia Awareness Night to be part of coaching legacy

The odds are good that West Seneca East boys basketball coach Dan Lutman has many more years of guiding his players’ performance on the court ahead of him.  More...

Blue Athletics competes in Region II qualifier

Members of the West Seneca “Blue” Athletics program continued their summer season June 27 by taking part in the USATF Niagara Association Junior Olympic Track and Field Championships at Penfield High School.  More...

West cross-country program to hold fundraising events

West Seneca West’s cross-country program, which has aspirations of sending its varsity girls team in its entirety to the 2015 state championships for the first time since 2008, will be holding fundraising events over the next few weeks to help More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

McGuire Group offers bereavement support   More...

Entertainment

Walking Tours

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Special Events

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Festivals

sat. 11   Buffalo Niagara Blues Festival — Featuring the music of Smokin’ Joe Kubek and Bnois King, Teeny Tucker, Mississippi Heat, Tony Monaco with Bobby Militello, Chicago Blues Connection and more, noon-9 p.m. More...

School Board elects president, welcomes West Middle principal

Members of the West Seneca School Board decided to make some changes to the seating arrangement at Monday night’s reorganizational meeting.  After serving on the board for 24 years, many of those as vice president, Janice Dalbo accepted a More...

Evaluation of posts aims to better serve veterans

In an effort to give back to veterans, “Operation Evaluation” is conducting a survey of veterans’ posts within the county that are in need of upgrades and modernization.  (See editorial on page four)  More...

Local News

Teen falls into ravine, pronounced dead at Eternal Flame

A Hamburg teenager fell an estimated 50 to 75 feet into a ravine along the Eternal Flame Trail, located within Chestnut Ridge Park, on July 2 and was pronounced dead at the scene due to severe trauma to the head and body.  More...

Library receives grant funding to promote programs

The West Seneca Public Library is one of more than two dozen public libraries throughout the 59th State Senate District that will receive a grant, according to Sen. More...

Friend to plant tree in memory of Luke Gould

Matthew Roche, a resident of West Seneca, has set out to raise money for a memorial tree and placard to be placed in Westgate Park in honor of his friend.  The friend, Luke Gould, passed away suddenly on Nov. More...

Police Blotter

Man tries to steal chocolate, hides in nearby backyards

Tuesday, June 30  • Police responded to a Seneca street business where the complainant said one of his black and grey stone gargoyle statues had been stolen sometime between June 29 and 30. More...

Education

Sacred Heart list honor roll

The following West Seneca residents have been named to Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart’s honor roll for the fourth quarter of the 2014-15 academic year.  Grade 10  Marygrace Rola. More...

Lifestyles

Thunder of Niagara

Air show returns with more noise

The United States Air Force Thunderbirds will take to the sky, displaying the capabilities of the fighter jet and those who fly it, at the Thunder of Niagara Air Show. More...

West marching band plans July 11 bottle, can drive

West Seneca West Marching Band will hold a bottle and can drive at two locations on Saturday, July 11. Bottles and cans can be dropped off from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Southgate Plaza, 950 Union Road, and from 10 a.m. More...

Burchfield Center to host ‘Sunday in the Park’ event

Friends of Burchfield Nature & Art Center will fill the park with music, food and fun during the “Sunday in the Park” event from noon to 4 p.m. July 12 at the center, 2001 Union Road.  More...

Business

Better Business Bureau warns of various scams

The Better Business Bureau is warning consumers of various scams involving customer surveys, fake vouchers, diabetes medicine and credit reports.  To consumers booking a summer vacation, the BBB recommends steering clear of fake offers promising More...

Woman wins $20,000 prize in Tops Monopoly game

Judith Gutowski is a $20,000 customer winner of the “Tops Monopoly Collect and Win” game.  Kevin Darrington, Tops chief operating officer, awarded Gutowski $20,000 on Thursday at the Tops Markets on Orchard Park Road.  More...

Taste of Orchard Park set for July 22

This year marks the 11th anniversary of the Orchard Park Chamber’s signature event, The Taste of Orchard Park.  The “Taste” will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. More...