Weekly Feature



October 1, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Developmental Center property under evaluation

The state Office of General Services is working with Empire State Development, the Office for People With Developmental Disabilities and the Office of Mental Health on the potential reuse or disposition of the more than 350-acre West Seneca Developme More...

Editorial

Dark streets create public safety concern

Bee Editorial

Darkened streets make for a perfect horror movie setting, filled with suspense and fear. More...

Spindle items

• HOMECOMING — Homecoming is next week for West Seneca East and the following week for West Seneca West.  This is a time when students celebrate their schools with themed clothing and a healthy dose of competitive school pride. More...

Out of the Past

25 Years Ago Oct. 4, 1990

• West Seneca Town Supervisor Joan Lillis unveiled her proposed spending plan for 1991 at the town board meeting Monday night. Her budget calls for an increase in spending between the general fund and highway fund of less than 1 percent. More...

Obituaries

Death Notice

GLOWICKI, Bernard A., of West Seneca, died Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015. Mr. Glowicki was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. He is survived by two sons, David and Mark; five grandchildren; and one sister, Dorothy DeLisle. More...

Sports

Dolac guides East football to fourth win

John Dolac continued to make a name for himself in helping West Seneca East’s football team win its fourth straight game Friday night, as he led the Trojans’ efforts on both sides of the ball to push East to a 49-22 conquest of McKinley.& More...

West girls cross-country places third at E.J. Hermann Invitational

West Seneca West’s girls cross-country team made the most of a long road trip to Utica Saturday as the Lady Indians placed third out of 11 teams competing in the John Convertino Girls Large Schools Varsity race at the 73rd E.J. More...

West field hockey falls in three one-goal games

West Seneca West’s field hockey team came within a goal of victory twice last week as the Lady Indians found themselves in contests that could’ve gone either way — but unfortunately went to their opponents.  More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

‘Our Famous Flea Market’ returns to post   “Our Famous Flea Market” will return to the Harvey Morin Veterans of Foreign Wars Post, 965 Center Road, on Saturdays including Oct. 3, Nov. 7, Dec. 5, Jan. 9, Feb. More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

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Art

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Special Events

fri. 2   Fish Dinner — 4:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 2, at Churchill Memorial United Methodist Church, 8019 Boston State Road, Boston; takeouts available; $ (proceeds will help pay for the Shared Ministries of the Church).  fri. 2-sun. More...

Google Apps for Education headed to district

The West Seneca School Board heard plans at its meeting Monday night to bring Google Apps for Education to the district, which would allow students a more collaborative and cloud-based approach to learning.  Google Apps for Education is a core s More...

St. Peter’s to host murder mystery dinner

‘Late To The Theater’

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Local News

Events to mark Midwifery Week

Midwifery Celebration Week is Oct. More...

Residents express concern with continuing streetlight issue

Streetlight outages have again become an issue for residents, who are asking the West Seneca Town Board to do something to resolve the problem.  (See editorial on page four)  On Monday, Dirkson Avenue resident Lynn Burgess addressed the boa More...

Pet Cemetery open house celebrates 100 years

Since 1915, Pine Rest Pet Cemetery has provided a place for Western New York pet owners to pay their respects to their furry friends.  Edward Jordan, a co-owner of the business for 56 years, said pet cemeteries are not new to society and that Pi More...

Letters to the Editor

More parking needed at Sunshine

It’s exciting that West Seneca is one of two sites to host the National Softball Association’s Fast Pitch World Series next year. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heards

.The West Seneca school system is broken, and it’s beyond repair. I know we all feel helpless and can’t do anything about it, but if we stand together and opt out of paying our school tax bill, it might wake them up. More...

Education

Youth baseball coach named San Damiano Award recipient

Daniel Jachlewski, a 1999 graduate of Hilbert College, has been named the 2015 recipient of the Sister Adrienne Faculty/Staff Lifetime Achievement Award.  This award is presented to a past or current faculty/staff member who emulates the charact More...

News Brief

West Middle School, at 395 Center Road, has a new traffic pattern in the parking lot adjacent to the gymnasium, effective immediately. Note the white arrows making the lot a one-way loop. More...

Firemen’s Association of New York to offer tuition reimbursement

The Firemen’s Association of the State of New York is offering tuition reimbursement through its historic educational initiative, the Higher Education Learning Plan.  This statewide community college tuition reimbursement program is geared More...

Lifestyles

Dine Out, For Life

Annual fundraiser celebrates 13th year

Christopher Reybrouck and the team at Evergreen Health Services want you to donate to a fundraiser that assists in the ongoing fight against HIV and AIDS. To do so, you’ll need only one thing:  An appetite.   More...

Shrine to hold 35th annual Oktoberfest

Shrine Directors will sponsor the 35th annual Oktoberfest Friday, Oct. 2, at the Shrine Center, 1600 Southwestern Blvd. Doors open at 6 p.m. with music from 7 to 10 p.m. by Auslanders. Requested donations are $5 per person. More...

Beginner class helps students get full benefit of yoga

Students of all ages have been experiencing the benefits of beginner yoga on body and mind through new classes being offered in West Seneca.  The classes are held at the Burchfield Nature & Art Center, at 2001 Union Road, and director Kerrin More...

Business

Employee honored for 15 years of service

Pamela Mejak-Ford is being honored for 15 years of service with The McGuire Group’s Seneca Health Care Center in West Seneca.  As a certified nursing assistant, Mejak-Ford is responsible for providing hands-on care to rehabilitation patien More...

Mental health counseling practice opens

A ribbon-cutting and private- practice open house was held Tuesday to announce the opening of Jennifer Nahrebeski Licensed Mental Health Counselor.  More...

Erie County unemployment rate declines

The New York State Department of Labor today released the August 2015 unemployment report for counties across the state, revealing that the unemployment rate in the Buffalo-Niagara region had fallen to 5.2 percent while the unemployment rate in Erie More...