Weekly Feature



November 19, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

District recognizes marching band, East football team

Monday night, the West Seneca Board of Education celebrated School Board Appreciation Week and recognized the successes of both the West Seneca Marching Band and the West Seneca East football team.  More...

Editorial

Safety must come first during hunting season

Bee Editorial

For those who enjoy deer hunting in the area, Saturday, Nov. More...

Spindle items

• PRAYERS FOR PARIS — The City of Light has gone dark under the cloud of Friday’s terrorist attack in Paris.  Many fear this is only the beginning, with threats against Washington, D.C., and are speculating as to which city will More...

Out of the Past

25 Years Ago Nov. 22, 1990

• Most of the cleanup crew is gone now, but the memory of the gas leak from a Mobil petroleum line will last for a long time. In some respects, the memory, of course, will be bad. Residents were displaced from their homes. More...

Police Blotter

Purse stolen from shopping cart in Wegmans parking lot

Friday, Oct. 30  • A West Seneca woman reported to police that an unknown person had made fraudulent charges on her Visa credit card.  Monday, Nov. 9  More...

Education

Teacher uses video games to educate

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

If you’re looking for the traditional blackboard and textbooks, Melody Nardone’s technology class is not the place to come. She’s teaching her students using video games.  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...

East Middle to perform ‘Once on This Island, Jr.’ for fall production

For the fall play, West Seneca East Middle School will feature the production of “Once on This Island, Jr.”  The story is a tale of a peasant girl named Ti Moune and a wealthy boy she loves named Daniel. More...

Lifestyles

Preserving the Past

Brown family unites to renovate, restore church

Family bonding can involve a variety of activities, from gardening and crafting to movies and game nights. For the Browns, who hail from North Tonawanda, it’s renovating and restoring a church, school and rectory. More...

St. John’s sets monthly community dinner

St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church will hold its monthly community dinner from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20 at the church, 3512 Clinton St. More...

Social Services accepting applications for HEAP program

Erie County’s Department of Social Services is accepting applications for Home Energy Assistance Program regular benefits.  County officials are anticipating receiving more than 20,000 HEAP applications by the end of December.  More...

Business

Chamber welcomes three new members to board of directors

Three new members were voted onto the West Seneca Chamber of Commerce board of directors at the annual Chamber election luncheon held Nov. More...

Providers join Buffalo Medical Group

JOINED — Four new providers have joined the Buffalo Medical Group’s Allergy and Immunology Department. The new providers, from left, include Drs. More...

Dash’s customers encouraged to ‘step up’ for Meals on Wheels

The Meals on Wheels Foundation of Western New York will once again be encouraging WNY shoppers to “Step up to the Plate” at Dash’s Markets in support of Meals on Wheels’ mission.  More...

In loving memory

With a firm tug, Matthew Roche unveils a dedication plaque in honor of his friend, Luke Gould, who died Nov. 16, 2011, at age 10 from a rare heart condition. The plaque reads, “In Loving Memory, Luke Anthony Gould. More...

Paris attacks ignite local immigration policy debate

Erie County Legislature Majority Leader Joseph Lorigo is urging County Executive Mark Poloncarz to “reverse his stance on accepting Syrian refugees into Erie County” in light of the Nov. More...

Local News

Rain, cold doesn’t put damper on Veterans Day ceremony

Dozens of residents in addition to several local politicians and dignitaries gathered on the cold, rainy afternoon of Nov. 11 to honor those who have sacrificed for their country. More...

Stakeholders Coalition creates strategic planning committee

Change that has been a long time coming will be taking place soon within the West Seneca Stakeholders Coalition.  Brandi Collins, community impact coordinator with the Mobile Safety-Net Team who has been guiding the group, announced during the c More...

Resource Center schedules providers

The West Seneca Coalition Resource Center at New Hope will be open from 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesdays at New Hope United Methodist Church, 2846 Seneca St.  The schedule is as follows:  Wednesday, Nov. 25   More...

Letters to the Editor

Successful bazaar deserves praise

Once again, congratulations go out to Fourteen Holy Helpers Sodality of Our Lady for its 55th annual Christmas Bazaar, which was held on Nov. 15.  Lucky children won dolls and games at the toy booth where they tried their luck. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

One of the most talked-about and exciting features in this newspaper for many years has been Bee Heard. It gives readers a chance to say what’s on their mind in an anonymous manner. More...

Sports

Five programs represented on First Team

All-Bee Football — Offense

It has been a strong year for Western New York football.  Teams have impressed, school records have been broken and programs have advanced into state play. More...

Kenmore West’s Ford named Player of the Year

If you have been to Crosby Field in Kenmore during the last four football seasons you have definitely noticed No. 11.  If you look in the Kenmore West Blue Devils defensive backfield, you would see No. More...

All-Bee Football squad selection process explained

Given the tremendous success of last year’s squad, The Bee’s sports staff is once again proud to recognize some of the area’s top talent with the offensive unit’s portion of the 2015 All-Bee Football Team.  More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

The Bee likes to keep its readers abreast of all the happenings in town. If you’re hosting a fundraiser or community event, small or large, send us the information and we’ll publish it in our What’s Going On section. More...

Entertainment

Theatre

thurs. 19   More...

Special Events

thurs. 19   SS Columbia & the Canadiana — Part of the Fall Adventures in Buffalo History course, 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, at First Presbyterian Church, 1 Symphony Circle, Buffalo; $. www.explorebuffalo.org  More...

Art

sat. 21   Fire and Ice — An exhibition of photographs by Alan Friedman and Douglas Levere, with an opening reception from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, and continues through Saturday, Jan. More...