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November 26, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Vacant homes could welcome new taxpayers

Bee Editorial

Advocates for ending incomplete foreclosures, resulting in so-called “zombie” properties, have been gaining ground this past week with a bank summit held Thursday and Friday in Buffalo. More...

Spindle items

• SO THANKFUL — Life can be fairly chaotic, making it easy to forget how wonderful it also can be.  More...

Out of the Past

25 Years Ago Nov. 29, 1990

• People slumbering in piles of garbage in back alleys is a sight more common in big cities than in sleepy suburban communities like West Seneca. More...

Police Blotter

Traffic stop reveals driver with 10 suspensions

Monday, Nov. 16  • A North Tonawanda man was stopped by police on Transit Road for not using a turn signal. When asked for his license, the driver reportedly stated he did not have one. More...

Lifestyles

The Hockey Mom Foundation...

supporting cancer research, education for hockey players

Off the ice, a hockey mom is her child’s biggest defender. She supports his or her endeavors and passion for the game. More...

Historical Society to hold Christmas open house

The West Seneca Historical Society, at 919 Mill Road, will hold its annual Christmas Open House from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6. Explore the museum and enjoy some refreshments. More...

Garden Gate resident celebrates a century

Amelia “Millie” Bielinski, a resident at The McGuire Group’s Garden Gate Health Care Facility, celebrated her 100th birthday at a special party in her honor.  More...

Entertainment

Holiday

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Family Activities

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Film/Video

fri. 27   Hush ... Hush, Sweet Charlotte — Film from 1964 starring Bette Davis, Olivia de Havilland, Joseph Cotten, and directed by Robert Aldrich, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. More...

Bank of America comes to the table

Foreclosure summit

The second of a two-day bank summit opened the lines of communication between neighborhood representatives and banks involved in incomplete foreclosures on vacant and abandoned properties in Western New York.  More...

Residents shut down proposed rezoning for Tim Hortons

A Tim Hortons on the corner of Indian Church and Union roads is not in the future for West Seneca after the Town Board unanimously voted down a proposed zoning change for the property.   More...

Local News

Former WS teacher to direct ‘Singing, Ringing, Caroling’

The Buffalo Choral Arts Society will usher in the Christmas season with a 115-voice chorus under the direction of West Seneca resident Marcia Giambrone, with John Mitton as accompanist.  The society is in its 50th year and will welcome the Chris More...

Senior Wishes receives excellence award

Senior Wishes, established in 2013 by the United Church Home Society, recently accepted the Program of Excellence award from Network in Aging of Western New York, according to a press release from the organization.  The award was received at a N More...

Ice carving competition this weekend at Fairgrounds

Professional ice carving teams from around the world will converge on Hamburg, New York, for the Great Lakes International Ice Carving Competition Nov. 27-29.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Grant turkeys a pardon this year

While President Obama is pardoning two turkeys for Thanksgiving, every one of us can exercise that same presidential power by choosing a nonviolent Thanksgiving observance that spares a turkey’s life.  And here are some good reasons:  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heards

.Why does DePaul get a 30-year discount on their taxes because “they are a nonprofit?” There are many homeowners in town that, after their monthly bills are paid, are a nonprofit but they get no discount on their taxes.  More...

Sports

West names fall season’s final top athletes

West Seneca West’s Varsity “W” Club and Girls Athletic Association recently announced that Dawson Broad, Patrick Harrington, Hunter Mancuso, Jon Clancy, Cameron Bartus, Julianna Owczarczak, Ella Clune, Hannah Wroblewski, Anna Rybczy More...

East’s Dolac named Player of Year

All-Bee Football — Defense

To be successful on the football field these days, a player has to be able to rely on more than just his physical attributes, as important as they are.  More...

Six programs boast First Team All-stars

If it’s true that the best offense is a good defense, then the seven First Team All-stars making up the defensive side of the 2015 All-Bee Football Team are perfect choices to put faces to that adage.  More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

St. Teresa’s plans holiday meat raffle   More...

Business

Patients with pain get rehabilitation at Buffalo TMJ

Equipped with a new name and location, Buffalo TMJ is prepared to offer methods of relaxation and rehabilitation for people in pain, according to Dr. Jeffrey Dolgos. More...

Made in America to open in Boulevard Mall

Mark Andol, founder of the original Made in America Store based in Elma, has expanded his business by adding a location at the Boulevard Mall, 730 Alberta Drive, Amherst.  More...

Chamber offers Black Friday coupons

The West Seneca Chamber of Commerce and local businesses have teamed up to offer a booklet of coupons for Black Friday, Nov. 27.  Coupons are available at all retailers in the Southgate Plaza, 950-A Union Road, and from the Chamber of Commerce. More...