Weekly Feature



November 12, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Art community prepares for Southtowns Art Trail

All facets of the art community in the Southtowns are coming together for the 2015 Southtowns Art Trail, celebrating the local art culture.  More...

Editorial

Take winter travel precautions before snow flies

Bee Editorial

Nearly one year ago to the day, Western New York was hit with a historic snowstorm that brought several feet of snow across the region. The November 2014 storm left motorists and residents alike stranded in treacherous weather conditions.  More...

Spindle items

• VETERANS DAY — My family recently said goodbye to yet another of my cousins, this time my younger cousin Brandon, who signed his life over to the U.S. Marine Corps. He is now in boot camp at Parris Island, South Carolina.   More...

Out of the Past

25 Years Ago Nov. 15, 1990

• Only a few residents remained displaced from their homes as of Wednesday morning, but that was little consolation to those who had to endure the ruptured Mobil gas line and the consequences that followed. More...

Obituaries

Death Notice

D’AMICO, Yolanda L.; of West Seneca, died Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015. She is survived by many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by three sisters, Gemma Mauro, Marie Piscitello and Lorraine; and one brother, Joseph. More...

Sports

South Park snubs East gridders in ‘A’ final

Sparks become first city squad to claim sectional championship

Inevitability became reality Thursday night at Ralph Wilson Stadium, as South Park defeated West Seneca East, 54-30, to become the first Buffalo city school to win a Section VI championship in football since being brought into the Federation fold in More...

Six programs represented on First Team

All-Bee Boys Soccer

Some of the area’s top boys soccer teams are represented on the 2015 All-Bee Boys Soccer First Team. More...

North’s Harris tabbed Player of the Year

Ian Harris has meant everything to the success of the Williamsville North boys soccer team.  Harris, the 2015 All-Bee Boys Soccer Player of the Year, is a four-year starter in the midfield and a two-year captain, and led the Spartans to their fi More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

Our Famous Flea Market returns to VFW Post   Our Famous Flea Market will return to the Harvey D. Morin Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2940, 965 Center Road, on Saturdays including Dec. 5, Jan. 9, Feb. 6, March 5 and April 2. More...

Entertainment

Theatre

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Concerts

thurs. 12   Fusing energetic reggae, hip-hop and funk, Kent, Ohio, band Tropidelic will perform at 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12, at Buffalo Iron Works, 49 Illinois St., Buffalo; $. 856-8000, www.buffaloironworks.com  fri. 13   More...

Performance

thurs. 12   Buffalo Jazz Octet & Joe Ford — The Buffalo-born saxophonist recorded extensively with McCoy Tyner and worked with the renowned Fort Apache Band led by Jerry Gonzalez since 1988, 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. More...

Town enters 30-year PILOT agreement with DePaul

On Monday night, the West Seneca Town Board entered into an agreement with Ebenezer Square Housing Development for payment in lieu of taxes for the DePaul project to be located at 2400 Seneca St.  Town Attorney John Fenz explained that the proje More...

Ethics Board concludes year; members seek reappointment

Wrapping up the year, the West Seneca Ethics Board gave approval on Monday for its annual report to be given to the Town Board.  Among items completed in the 2015 report are the Ethics Board’s bylaws, whistleblower policy and procedures, r More...

Local News

Artisan auction to feature work by WS resident

Aurora Waldorf School will celebrate 25 years of education with the 13th annual Artisan Auction featuring pieces by students from the school and the artisan community.  More...

Red Cross event set for Nov. 14

The American Red Cross will be hosting an event to highlight the services it provides to the community.  The event will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. More...

Hansen chosen to receive ‘Paul Harris Fellowship’

Ken Hansen has been selected as the recipient of the Paul Harris Fellowship from the West Seneca Rotary Club. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.It’s a crying shame that the West Seneca Town Board increased our taxes in the budget. More...

Education

West Seneca names October students of month

The following West Seneca high school students have each been named Student of the Month for the month of October in these specific academic venues:  East Senior   More...

News Brief

The West Seneca Central School District must fill multiple substitute hourly positions, including bus attendant, $10.09; bus driver, $13.60; cleaner, $9.75; clerk typist, $9.50; food service helper, $9; laborer $10.75; licensed practical nurse, $15; More...

ONCE ON THIS ISLAND

Mary Dalessandro, left, April Wieczorek, Hannah Edman and Gabriel Judy rehearse for the West Seneca East Middle School production of “Once on This Island, Jr.” The story is a tale of a peasant girl named Ti Moune and a wealthy boy she lov More...

Lifestyles

Snowvember

One year after the November storm of 2014, what changes have the county and state made?

Do a Google Images search for “Snowvember Buffalo,” and you may have a hard time determining whether the photos you’re looking at are from here or a Hollywood apocalyptic film set. More...

Breakfast to feature fall prevention presentation

Eden Heights of West Seneca will host a free pumpkin harvest breakfast from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 19 at Eden Heights, 3030 Clinton St. More...

Bee Senior News

These activities are scheduled at the West Seneca Senior Center, 4620 Seneca St. For more information, call the center at 675-9288, or visit the town’s website at www.westseneca.net.   Thursday, Nov. 12  9 a.m. More...

Business

Wind turbine called ‘engineering breakthrough’

About five years ago, a Williamsville man began working to find a way to decrease the world’s dependency on fossil fuels.  Kean Stimm, an inventor, scientist and engineer, developed the Newtonian Wind Turbine, a device that will provide l More...

Atwal offers new procedure to alleviate presbyopia

Atwal Eye Care is offering a new procedure that will help those who have presbyopia.  Typically occurring in people older than 40, presbyopia reduces the ability of the eye to focus on near objects, causing blurry reading vision and making it di More...

BN360 to host Board 101 seminar Nov. 19

In collaboration with the United Way, Buffalo Niagara 360 will hold Board 101 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, at Buffalo Niagara Partnership, 665 Main St., Suite 200, Buffalo. More...