Weekly Feature



December 17, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Proposed legislation localizes authority during emergencies

In light of last year’s November storm, a new bill has been filed in the state Senate that would allow local officials the ability to designate emergency vehicles based on need in the event of a declared state of emergency.  More...

Editorial

No one in West Seneca should go hungry

Bee Editorial

At a time when families gather around holiday tables plentiful with indulgent meals, it’s easy to forget that nearly 15 percent of residents in Erie County live in poverty. More...

Spindle items

• BE KIND — You better watch out; you better not cry; you better not pout; because it makes retail worker’s lives miserable. As many of my faithful readers know, I work a second job in retail.  More...

Out of the Past

25 Years Ago Dec. 20, 1990

• Several special education students who ride a school bus to destinations outside the West Seneca Central School District every day will find their rides to be considerably shorter when school starts again after the holiday vacation. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heards

.Seventy-seven percent of the entire town budget is for labor and benefits. Where do you think the town board should look for ways to reduce taxes?  More...

Sports

West boys hockey edges East in OT

Parker Leemer’s defensive play in the final minute of overtime began the beginning of the end for both West Seneca East’s and West Seneca West’s boys hockey teams Monday, as it set into motion the chain of events that ultimately all More...

FLY AWAY WITH ME

Robert Breidenstein comes up for one last breath while nearing the finish of the 100 butterfly during West Seneca’s district boys swimming team’s 111-72 loss to Cleveland Hill Dec. 8   More...

Seniors to lead charge for West wrestling team

West Seneca West’s wrestling team is hoping the veteran experience that it has on its roster this winter will pay dividends both in ECIC I competition, as well as in the more individual-focused tournaments that they’ll participate in this More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

Soup drive benefits West Seneca Food Pantry   More...

Entertainment

Happy Holidays!

thurs. 17   More...

Walking Tours

sat. 19   More...

Performance

thurs. 17   Glenn Miller Orchestra — 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 17, at the Riviera Theatre and Performance Arts Center, 67 Webster St., North Tonawanda; $. 692-2413, www.rivieratheatre.org  More...

‘Mounted for Meals’ assists in fight against hunger

Poverty is on the rise in Western New York, and so are efforts to ensure no one in the community goes hungry. (See editorial on page four) More...

Holiday heists claim Christmas decorations

A streak of Christmas decoration thefts continues in West Seneca as three homes on Iris Avenue fall victim.  This week, residents at 56, 60 and 216 Iris reported to police that various decorations went missing during nighttime hours.  More...

Local News

Family receives warm gift for holiday season

Mary Keller and her two daughters will enjoy a happy holiday thanks to a donation from the Amanda Hansen Foundation.  Keller, who lives on Elmtree Road in Orchard Park, was in search of getting help for her furnace, which she noticed had cracks More...

Town to receive $100,000 for engineering report

The Town of West Seneca will be awarded $100,000 to complete an engineering report to identify sources of inflow and infiltration, and required improvements to the wastewater collection system, according to Sen. Patrick Gallivan.  More...

Asbestos abatement to continue at Kiwanis Center

The West Seneca Town Board approved a change order for the asbestos abatement of the Kiwanis Center during Monday night’s meeting, allowing demolition of the building to resume.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Many aid success of Santa Land

Thank you for publishing the article by Chris Graham about Santa Land in the Dec. 10 edition of the West Seneca Bee.  This is a great event, and I’m happy to see it continue. More...

Education

Academy students engage elementary school in ‘Hour of Code’

Students of Colleen Christmann, Academy of Digital Media director, spent one hour during National Computer Science Education Week, Dec. 7 to 13, participating in the “Hour of Code” where they are encouraged to learn about coding. More...

News Brief

Rayne Francis-Barberio, of West Seneca, has been named to the first-quarter honor roll at Christian Central Academy in Williamsville for the 2015-16 academic year.   More...

SING PROUD

Seniors Ben Makosy, left, Allison Collura and Tyler Smith of West Senior are three of 24 students from across New York State invited to attend the 80th annual New York State Student Music Association Winter Conference held recently at SUNY Fredonia. More...

Lifestyles

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD...

filling hearts with hope around the world

When he was 11 years old, Yves Dushime’s church in Togo, West Africa, received shoeboxes from Operation Christmas Child. More...

Golf league looking for new members

St. Andrews Golf League plays 18 holes on Wednesdays at Elma Meadows Golf Course, 1711 Girdle Road, and is looking for new members to join. More...

Cultural lessons learned in Tanzania

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Kyle Samson, 20, a Lancaster native, is attending Canisius College and is a junior pre-medical student.  While his future career might involve American medical facilities complete with advanced and emerging procedures and technologies and well-e More...

Business

Delta Sonic Car Wash and holiday light show to benefit SPCA

Beginning Dec. 10, with the help of animated lighting specialists, the Delta Sonic Car Wash on Ridge Road in West Seneca will be transformed into a holiday wonderland of lights and displays set to music.  More...

Lions currently screening children for eye diseases

West Seneca Lions are presently screening for early detection of several diseases of the eye, which could lead to blindness.  More...

Marrano names new director of purchasing

Anthony Marrano has been named director of purchasing for Marrano Homes, a Western New York builder of new homes.  A 20-year employee of the company, Marrano was previously manager of the Marrano Design Center, a role he will continue to play. More...