Weekly Feature



August 13, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

CLASS OF 1946

Members of the Ebenezer High School Class of 1946 gather for a luncheon to celebrate their 69th reunion on Saturday at the Orchard Park Country Club. In front, from left, are Evelyn Ludeman, Dolores Biddle, Dorothy Koch and Ruth Stresing. More...

Editorial

Active shooter police drills crucial in light of tragedies

Bee Editorial

Across the nation, a record number of shootings have claimed the lives of innocent children and adults. More...

Spindle items

• SUMMER FUN — While the summer is drawing to a close, the West Seneca Youth and Recreation Department is continuing to plan free community events for the whole family.  More...

Out of the Past

25 Years Ago Aug. 23, 1990

• A poster depicting points of interest in West Seneca and Elma — including businesses, schools and historic landmarks — was unveiled last week during a ceremony at the Heritage Inn, Union Road, West Seneca. More...

Education

School Board approves tax rate, code of conduct

Members of the West Seneca Board of Education unanimously approved the tax rates for the 2015-16 school year at Monday night’s meeting.  More...

On the Campus

Ashley Kelly, of West Seneca was named to the dean’s list at Canisius College for the spring 2015 semester. Kelly is a junior majoring in computer science and digital media arts with a concentration in web design.  More...

Lifestyles

10 tips for college seniors

Reflections from an ‘almost-graduate’

Three years ago, I was gathering and packing up small bits of my life — clothing, bedding, electronics and new schoolbooks. Heading to college for my freshman year was just as intimidating as it was exciting. More...

Friends of the Library to host annual yard sale

The Friends of the West Seneca Public Library will be hosting the eighth annual community yard sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15, on the front lawn of the library at 1300 Union Road. The group is currently seeking sellers. More...

WORKING HARD

Michael Tyrpak, left, and Matthew Mavissakalian, members of the Roundabout Rotary Club of Buffalo-Niagara, carry chairs into a Buffalo apartment on Saturday as part of a service project to furnish a home for an incoming Syrian refugee family.  More...

Business

Best Value Wine and Liquors closes in on one year in business

Delivering a mom and pop approach, Best Value Wine and Liquors is getting ready to celebrate its one-year anniversary in West Seneca.  The 2,500-square-foot store, located at 1100 Southwestern Blvd., will reach the milestone on Friday, Aug. More...

Chamber sets networking mixer at Rusty Nickel Brewing Company

The West Seneca Chamber of Commerce will host a networking mixer at the Rusty Nickel Brewing Company at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 18.  More...

Temporary licenses available for print on DMV website

Drivers will now have the opportunity to print a temporary license from the Department of Motor Vehicles website.  Gov. More...

Police Department participates in active shooter drill

West Seneca police officers participated in an active shooter drill on Aug. More...

Plans for Kiwanis building demolition in the works

Plans for the demolition of the Kiwanis Youth Building were discussed on Monday during a work session prior to the West Seneca Town Board meeting. More...

Local News

Police arrest two in robbery of Seneca Street 7-Eleven

West Seneca police have arrested two Buffalo residents in connection with an attempted robbery at the 7-Eleven store at 4074 Seneca St.  According to a release from the West Seneca Police Department, Charles E. Scott Jr. More...

CLASS OF 1946

Dorothy Koch and Donald Zimpfer, above, welcome each other at the 69th reunion of the Ebenezer High School Class of 1946. A reunion luncheon was held at the Orchard Park Country Club on Saturday. Left below, David Kluge greets Dolores Biddle. More...

Enjoy the Journey Art Gallery seeks artists for ‘A Room With a View’ exhibit

A new exhibit and a variety of classes are scheduled to take place during the months of August and September at Enjoy the Journey Art Gallery, 1168 Orchard Park Road.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Could someone get in touch with the DOT to change the signal at the corner of Seneca Creek Road and Union? You sit there for 10 minutes waiting for the signal to change. It’s ridiculous.  More...

Obituaries

Death Notices

BRUG, Norman C., of West Seneca, died Friday, Aug. 7, 2015. Mr. Brug was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. More...

Sports

Young golfers put skills on display

Amherst’s Jackson is sole area participant to make Drive, Chip and Putt regional final

Some of the area’s best young golfers put their skills to the test Thursday at Harvest Hills Golf Club in Orchard Park, as they vied for one of the two coveted spots in the eight age and gender divisions during the Western New York Junior PGA D More...

Travel baseball tryouts slated

The Great Lakes Gators, Western New York’s newest travel baseball organization, will hold tryouts for their 2016 Cooperstown-bound 12U team from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Aug. 15 and from 4 to 6 p.m., Sunday, Aug. More...

Physicals being offered for 2015-16 school year’s prospective athletes

Sports registration process changed to exclusively online

West Seneca School District students who are planning to participate in a sport for the 2015-16 school year have three options for obtaining a mandatory physical before the school year begins.  More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

Grace Lutheran Church to hold hot dog lunch   Grace Lutheran Church will hold a free “Dog Days of Summer” hot dog lunch at noon Sunday, Aug. 16, following the morning service, at 174 Cazenovia St. More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

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Comedy

thurs. 13-sat. 15   Kyle Hickey will perform at 9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 13, and Friday, Aug. 14; and at 8 and 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15, at Yuk Yuk’s at Casino Niagara, 5705 Falls Ave., Niagara Falls, Ontario; $. More...

Special Events

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