Weekly Feature



November 5, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

HALLOWEEN

Austin Abel, dressed as Starchild Kiss, skates at the Spinners Family Skate Center Halloween party.   More...

Editorial

Education is first line of defense against addiction

Bee Editorial

Heroin is a terrifying drug with the power to take hold of a person’s life and ultimately end it. It can be mixed with other, even more deadly substances, without users even knowing before it is already in their bloodstream. More...

Spindle items

• BETTER WEATHER — It’s hard to imagine better weather for the start of November than what we have been experiencing this past week in Western New York, especially considering next week is the one year anniversary of the November Sto More...

Out of the Past

25 Years Ago Nov. 8, 1990

• Another large crowd packed the courtroom of the West Seneca Town Hall Monday night for the town board’s regular meeting. More...

Education

On the Campus

Emily Barrett of West Seneca, a junior mathematics major in the School of Humanities and Sciences at Ithaca College, recently completed an internship with the Risk Adjustment Department at Excellus BlueCross BlueShield in Rochester.  More...

District announces 2015-16 concerts

The West Seneca Central School District has announced the following musical events for the 2015-16 academic year:  • West Senior Instrumental Department Fall Concert — 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 5, at West Senior, 3330 Seneca St.  More...

Booster Club created after 100 years of Mount Mercy athletics

Mount Mercy Academy’s Athletic Booster Club will hold its inaugural event, kicking off what is to be an ongoing fundraising effort to improve the Athletics Department at the school.  More...

Lifestyles

Celebrating Halloween 2015 in West Seneca

FAMILY FUN — Jenna Earnst, 6, skates with her aunt Eva Rogers during an afternoon Halloween party held at Spinners Family Skate Center in West Seneca. More...

Poets nurture creative process, share thoughts on writing

Just Buffalo Writing Center is contradicting the notion that poetry is dormant.  It’s reinforcing that it’s all around us. More...

Operation Gratitude offers candy buyback

Dr. Tammy Perison Family and Cosmetic Dental Care presents a Halloween candy buyback from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, at 425 Main St. in West Seneca. The candy collected will be sent to Operation Gratitude in Van Nuys, California. More...

Business

Marrano completes renovation of Design Center

Marrano Homes, Western New York’s home builder, is staying on top of industry trends with a newly updated, state-of-the-art Design Center on Transit Road in West Seneca. More...

Service, experience key for Coral Sea Aquatics

A new business has arrived in Orchard Park to serve the community’s freshwater and saltwater needs.  Coral Sea Aquatics, at 5429 S. Abbott Road, opened its doors on Oct. More...

Tops to offer discount to veterans

Tops Friendly Markets recently announced that the company will offer military personnel and their immediate families an 11 percent discount off their grocery bill this Veterans Day.  This marks the second consecutive year that Tops has offered t More...

A legacy of service

Prabucki family

It is a proud moment when a family member enlists in the military to serve his or her country, and West Seneca resident Edward Prabucki has experienced such pride more than 20 times.  Prabucki and his wife, Rita, are part of a family with a long More...

West Seneca Cares for Kids enters sixth year

Not much has changed during the past five years of the West Seneca Cares for Kids program, according to Aimee Smart, social worker at West Middle School, who said the district is maintaining its focus in year six.  “It’s such a nice, More...

Local News

Officials, organizations band together to offer opiate education

Government officials and members of such organizations as Save the Michaels of the World, Kids Escaping Drugs and Horizon Health Services came together at the Lancaster Police Station on Monday morning to announce a program they hope will help curb a More...

Radio Reading Service for the Blind sets annual fundraiser

The 15th annual “Ticket-Drop Super Auction” will take place from 1:30 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15, at the Grapevine Banquet Hall, 333 Dick Road in Depew.  More...

Photo contest entries to be on display at Burchfield Nature Center

West Seneca’s Burchfield Nature & Art Center is again holding its annual photography contest and exhibit.  The photo entries will be on display in the Gallery Thursday, Nov. 12, through Sunday, Dec. 27, at the center, 2001 Union Road. More...

Police Blotter

Truck incurs $2,200 damage while parked overnight

Friday, Oct. 16  • Police were dispatched to the corner of Harlem and Mineral Springs roads for a report of a traffic accident. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.We want the Auxiliary Police saved, please.  .I understand West Seneca Schools are facing hard financial times, lower enrollment and tough choices. More...

Sports

Broad pads season passing records in finale

West football

Dawson Broad put together one of the better single-game passing performances in West Seneca West football’s recent memory to help guide the Indians to a 40-14 conquest of 7-1 Starpoint Friday that pushed them to a 4-5 finish for 2015.  More...

Trojans march over Spartans in Class A Fed semifinal

West Seneca East football coach Jim Maurino said the Section VI Class A Federation semifinal game at Williamsville North Saturday would come down to which team wanted it more. As the game progressed, Maurino got his answer.  More...

Pair of East boys earn all-star status at cross-country ECICs

West Seneca East’s boys cross-country team finished 10th overall out of the 24 competing teams — and fourth of the six Division II squads — at Saturday’s annual ECIC Championships, held at East Aurora.  More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

Workshops to educate caretakers of seniors   More...

Entertainment

Theatre

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Literature

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Performance

thurs. 5   District High School Chorus Festival — Come hear the three Williamsville school student choral groups perform, 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. More...