Weekly Feature



December 3, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Carbon monoxide poisoning is dangerous, yet avoidable

Bee Editorial

Carbon monoxide can be fatal, and sometimes difficult to detect. The early winter months are when the numbers of carbon monoxide emergencies increase as people turn on their furnaces and brace for the cold weather ahead.  More...

Spindle items

• GIVING OF OURSELVES — This time of year is busy for many people, with shopping, cooking and preparing the house for guests.  Many of us try to make charitable donations around the holidays, whether that be toys for underprivileged c More...

Out of the Past

25 Years Ago Dec. 6, 1990

• This Christmas, Helen Wagner’s thoughts will be of far-away places. And not just any far-away place either. She will be thinking about a group of missionaries and East African children in Timau, Kenya. More...

Education

Honor

Trinity Christian School students Andrew and Noah speak with a veteran after a special worship service was held in the church and a luncheon was held in the school. More...

East Senior names first quarter honor roll students

The following East Senior High School students achieved honor roll status for the first marking period of the 2015-16 school year. Grade 9 More...

News Brief

Mary Busse, vice president of the West Seneca Central School District Board of Education, was recently elected to the Erie 1 BOCES Board of Education. Her term runs from Nov. 24 to June 30. Busse is replacing Wayne Schlifke, who died recently.  More...

Lifestyles

Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site welcomes its REINVENTION

In the early morning hours of Sept. 14, 1901, William McKinley would take his last breaths as the 25th president of the United States. More...

Historical Society to hold Christmas open house

The West Seneca Historical Society, located 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...

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, Dec. 3  9 a.m. More...

Business

PBAs support earlier closing time for bars

The New York State Troopers and Erie County Sheriff’s police benevolent associations recently announced their support for changing the bar closing in Erie County from 4 a.m. More...

M&T Bank launches ‘Gift of Warmth’ drive at area branches

M&T Bank’s 30th annual Gift of Warmth drive to collect new mittens, gloves, scarves and hats for Western New Yorkers in need started recently with donations being accepted in West Seneca and Orchard Park until Thursday, Dec. 31.  More...

Chocolate maker produces bean-to-bar chocolate

Dark Forest Chocolate Makers, Inc. is Western New York’s first bean-to-bar chocolate maker. More...

Silver receives seven-count felony conviction

Sheldon Silver, former speaker of the New York State Assembly, was found guilty by a 12-person federal jury in Manhattan on Monday of four counts of honest-services fraud, two counts of extortion and one count of money laundering.  Assemblyman More...

Post 735 sets annual Pearl Harbor remembrance

American Legion Post 735 will hold its 28th annual Pearl Harbor Remembrance Service on Monday, Dec. 7, to remember and honor all those who died on that “date which will live in infamy” and plunged the U.S. into World War II.  More...

Local News

Town’s fire districts to hold Dec. 8 election

Six unopposed elections will take place in West Seneca on Tuesday, Dec. 8, one at each of the town’s six fire districts. Residents of those districts are eligible to vote for candidates.  More...

Winners named at annual Burchfield photo contest

The Burchfield Nature and Art Center held a reception to announce the winners of the 2015 Photography Contest on Nov. 20. More...

Enjoy the Journey invites community to ‘Jingle Mingle’ weekend

Enjoy the Journey Art Gallery, at 1168 Orchard Park Road, will welcome the community to experience a “Jingle Mingle” weekend, a two-day holiday celebration featuring the live music of Mari McNeil Jazz and a special “Funky Candyland& More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.The water company has dug up the street on Mineral Springs near Doris Drive, and they have repaired it probably four times. Now we still have the roller coaster ride when you drive down the street, from Doris all the way to Harlem Road. More...

Sports

Trojan cagers hungry for additional success

Last winter, West Seneca East’s boys basketball team broke a two-decades long string of finishes under the .500 mark with its 11-10 effort.  More...

Former girls JV hoops coach assumes same role with East’s varsity squad

Usually it’s just players who make the transition from the junior varsity squad to the varsity squad, but that won’t be the case this winter where West Seneca East’s girls basketball team is concerned.  More...

Lady Indians’ hoops team looking to use speed to overcome lack of size

West Seneca West girls basketball coach Lori Potter doesn’t mince words when talking about her squad’s lack of height this season, a potential hurdle when competing against the large schools ECIC I boasts.  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

Holiday

thurs. 3   Artisanal Wreath Class — Learn how to design your own artisanal wreath handcrafted from flowers, herbs and other all-natural materials, 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. More...

Family Activities

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Special Events

thurs. 3   Light-A-Life Memorial Tree Lighting Ceremony — Enjoy horse-drawn carriage rides, entertainment by a local music group, hot chocolate and coffee, 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. More...