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September 3, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Kearns shames banks in new campaign

On a quiet street around the corner from West Seneca West Senior High School, a fight has begun between Assemblyman Michael Kearns and national banks who have left homes vacant and in incomplete foreclosure status.  (See editorial on page four)& More...

Editorial

Banks should be required to complete foreclosures

Bee Editorial

West Seneca, like many towns in New York State, has developed issues with incomplete foreclosure properties that are plaguing beautiful streets and neighborhoods.  Banks begin foreclosure proceedings and for various reasons leave these now aban More...

Spindle items

• PUPPY LOVE — There’s no love like puppy love. More...

Out of the Past

25 Years Ago Sept. 13, 1990

• It comes only once every 10 years, but whenever the consensus hits, it brings with it a swirl of controversy and frustration. More...

Obituaries

Death Notice

MILLEN, John Austin, of Orchard Park, died Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015. He is survived by his father, Chad; his mother, Dawn; one sister, Charlotte; his grandfather, Carroll Brundege; and grandmothers, Kathleen Brundege and Priscilla Millen. More...

Sports

East gridders hoping to use speed to their advantage

West Seneca East’s football team has a roster chock full of speedsters this year, and coach Jim Maurino is hoping that the Trojans can use that attribute to take down some of its Class A South opposition during their quest to push for a spot in More...

West football to tackle new division with new coach

If West Seneca West’s football team was a car, it would have that fresh-off-the-lot new car smell going into the 2015 campaign.  More...

Imposing front line to guide West boys volleyball’s effort

Lining up on the volleyball court against a 6-foot-5 hitter is intimidating enough.  Adding a returning 6-10 All-WNY First Team All-star to the mix, though, is the stuff that causes foes nightmares — and that’s just how West Seneca W More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

Seats available for Senior Center trip to Cape Cod   The West Seneca Senior Center has planned a trip to Cape Cod from Monday, Sept. 14 to Friday, Sept. 18. Due to a cancelation, two seats are available. More...

Entertainment

Walking Tours

fri. 4   Evening Riverwalk — This 5-mile walk is presented by the Foothills Trail Club, 6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 4, meet near the Riverwalk across from Mississippi Mudds, 313 Niagara St., Tonawanda; Free. More...

Art

fri. 4   Constructivist: Works by Douglas Bauer — Part of First Friday, 6-10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 4, and continues through Sept. 27, at Glow Gallery, 224 Allen St., Buffalo. 983-2112, www.464gallery.com  sat. 5   More...

Special Events

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Primary elections slated for Sept. 10

The Sept. More...

Taste of West Seneca run by Chamber for first time

The West Seneca Chamber of Commerce will run the Taste of West Seneca from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. More...

Local News

County Legislature names Citizen of the Month

Gabrielle Miller moved to Depew in the late 1980s because she wanted her children to be in the school district. More...

Living history event marks Trinity Lutheran’s 165th anniversary

Trinity Lutheran Church in West Seneca is planning a “Living History” re-enactment and ceremony of honors next week to mark the 165th anniversary of the church and the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War.  Nancy Hope, a vol More...

Meetings

Town Board  Monday, Sept. 14  • A work session of the Town Board will be held at 3 p.m. Monday, Sept. 14 in Council Chambers.  — All meetings, unless noted, begin at 7 p.m. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.What a novel idea. A caller suggested opting out of paying school taxes in West Seneca because they are one of the highest in the county, if the caller lives in a $1 million mansion. More...

Education

On the Campus

Connor Babel, of West Seneca, was named to the dean’s list at Buffalo State College for the spring 2015 semester. Babel is a 2014 graduate of West Seneca East where he was a three year varsity football player.  More...

District implements changes for 2015-16 academic year

Wednesday marked the beginning of another year for the West Seneca Central School District, as noted by Superintendent Mark Crawford at Monday night's Board of Education meeting.  More...

West Middle School forming Girls On the Run club

West Seneca Middle School is forming a Girls on the Run Club for a select number of participants through the new Heart and Sole program.  More...

Lifestyles

Experience wildlife before shuteye

Buffalo Zoo Snooze

Imagine waking up to the roar of lions and tigers. The sound is not coming from a recorded alarm — it’s the real deal. Groups of 20 or more can sign up for an educational program at the Buffalo Zoo, called Zoo Snooze. More...

Eden Heights plans basket raffle

Eden Heights of West Seneca will hold a basket raffle and auction from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 5 at Eden Heights, 3030 Clinton St. Proceeds from the auction will benefit the Alzheimer’s Association. More...

‘Sunshine Picnic’ will benefit family of John Millen

John Millen, known by friends as Johnny Sunshine, recently died from a rare and inoperable brain stem tumor called diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma. Johnny died Aug. 21 at 4 years old. More...

Business

SEEING SIGNS

The sign for Paula’s Donuts can now be spotted in the Southgate Plaza on Union Road. The sign, created by Michael Yost of Yost Neon Displays, was installed Aug. 27. Paula’s Donuts is expected to open this month.   More...

BBB warns against new email scam

Computer users are being warned of a new phishing scam that involves Google Docs.  The scam uses an email that appears to be recruiting people for a new job opportunity. More...

Marrano project in Florida holds ‘topping-off’ ceremony

Marrano Homes, headquartered in West Seneca, moved a step closer to completion of its “1200 The Ocean” Florida project with the recent topping-off ceremony, marking a major construction milestone.  “With the roof now poured, it More...