Weekly Feature



December 24, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Local businesses support more than the economy

Bee Editorial

Local businesses do more for the community than they may realize. From revitalizing older buildings to creating jobs, local businesses can be the catalyst for a thriving economic environment.  Rusty Nickel Brewing Co. More...

Spindle items

• IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE — As a child, I couldn’t understand why my mother would get weepy when watching the classic Jimmy Stewart movie “It’s A Wonderful Life.”  More...

Out of the Past

25 Years Ago Dec. 27, 1990

• Dear Santa, I have only one wish, and that is for world peace. Thanks a bunch. Nikki Dean, age 11.  • Dear Santa, for Christmas, I would like clothes, baby kittens, bears, a coloring book, clock, mushroom, Barbies, a zoo. More...

Education

West Senior announces honor roll students

The following students from West Seneca West Senior High School were named to the high honor, honor or merit roll for the first quarter of the 2015-16 school year:  Grade 12   More...

West Seneca names November Students of Month

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

Canisius names first honor students

The following West Seneca residents earned first honors at the end of the first marking period of the 2015-16 academic year at Canisius High School.  Seniors  Aaron Fiust-Klink and Tyler O’Neil. More...

Lifestyles

Helping the blind to see

Niagara Frontier Radio Reading Service reads print materials for the visually impaired

When Bob Sikorski was busy studying to receive his law degree in Washington D.C., he came across a nonprofit that caught his eye, as well as his ear.  More...

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 Jan. 9, Feb. 6, March 5 and April 2. For more information, call 667-3004.   More...

Christmastime in West Seneca

WINTER WONDERLAND — Clinton Street Elementary held their Gingerbread Shop and Winter Wonderland evening of family fun on Dec. More...

Business

AXA scholarship entries now being accepted

The Williamsville Branch of AXA Advisors will award up to 12 $2,500 AXA Achievement Community awards to both graduating high school seniors who live and attend high school in its area, as well as to the students’ schools.  More...

Small-business workshop slated for Jan. 7

Buffalo Niagara SCORE will host “Starting and Managing Your Own Small Business,” a full-day workshop featuring national and local expert speakers covering topics critical to every startup business. The event will take place at 8:30 a.m. More...

SCORE to hold training event for entrepreneurs

Buffalo Niagara SCORE has opened registration for Straight Talk 2016 to aspiring and existing entrepreneurs. The event will take place at 8 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 23, at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center, 153 Franklin St., Buffalo. More...

Rusty Nickel brews something for everyone

Rustic refined has become a bit of a cliche in the design world, but the guys at Rusty Nickel Brewing Co. have mastered the art of mixing textures in their brewery, tasting room and in the brews themselves. (See editorial on page four) More...

Seneca Place halted until public forum

After months of anticipation, an analysis prepared by RKG Associates Inc. and C.H. More...

Local News

Verizon emails to town employees ‘blacklisted’

Emails through a Verizon Wireless account to town employees from those outside may not have been delivered, as was brought to the attention of the Town Board on Monday.  Resident Susan Kims mentioned during the public comment portion of the meet More...

News Brief

The Zonta Club of Hamburg and Orchard Park will be wrapping gifts at McKinley Mall near Bath and Body Works today through Christmas Eve. More...

Meetings

Town Board  Monday, Jan. 4  The West Seneca Town Board will hold its annual organization meeting at 6 p.m.  — All meetings, unless noted, begin at 7 p.m. and are held in Council Chambers at Town Hall, 1250 Union Road. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heards

.I heard a rumor that West Seneca is planning to develop traffic circles on Union Road. I’d like to know when the public opinion meetings are going to be, and I’d like to know who is going to pay for them. More...

Obituaries

Erminio Liberatore, builder, founder of Liberatore Enterprises

Erminio Liberatore died Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015. He was 87 years old.  At the age of 17, not speaking a word of English, Erminio traveled alone to the United States where he joined his father, Attilio, and his two uncles, Tomaso and Luigi.  More...

Sports

East boys hoops wins three straight

West Seneca East’s boys basketball team bounced back from a non-league loss to St. Francis Dec. 8 to beat its next three opponents — behind some impressive personal performances — to improve to 4-1 on the season.  More...

West indoor track fares well at tri-meet

West Seneca West’s indoor track team returned to Buffalo State College Saturday to take part in a tri-divisional competition, and a number of the squad’s athletes responded by turning in solid performances.  More...

East, West join forces to field district girls bowling squad

West Seneca East’s and West Seneca West’s girls bowling programs, facing a numbers shortage after the 2014-15 season, took the proactive approach of combining teams to form one district-wide entity for this winter’s return to the la More...

Entertainment

Art

Announcement   More...

Concerts

sat. 26   Buffalo’s own Grammy Award-winning country/rock musician Tom Hambridge and the Rattlesnakes will perform at 10 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 26, at the Sportsmen’s Tavern, 326 Amherst St., Buffalo; $. More...

Live Local in WNY

sat. 26   Vincent James Explosion — 8 p.m., Alternative Brews, 3488 Sheridan Drive, Amherst; $. 446-0424, www.alternativebrews.com  South City — 9 p.m., Armor Inn Tap Room, 5381 Abbott Road, Hamburg; $. More...