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December 31, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Begin the new year by giving blood

Bee Editorial

The new year is quickly approaching, and no doubt there are many people who are either brainstorming a resolution or tweaking resolution ideas for 2016. More...

Spindle items

• AULD LANG SYNE — As the world prepares to bid farewell to 2015, there is a moment of sweet anticipation for what the new year will bring.  I have always been a fan of looking ahead, planning for the future and dreaming ever so sligh More...

Out of the Past

25 Years Ago Jan. 3, 1991

• The computer age has entered the police patrol car, thanks to the efforts of Erie County Central Police Services and two Western New York Companies. More...

Education

Teacher inspires students to give back

Joe Cantafio, a social studies teacher at West Seneca West Senior, began to wonder what happened to loose change back in 2009 and decided to pass an empty coffee container around his classroom.  More...

Sports

Athletes make memories during fruitful 2015

Year in review

History was made.  Records were broken.  Titles were claimed.  All in all, 2015 was another banner year for a great deal of West Seneca residents on their respective playing field of choice. More...

CALENDAR

Saturday, January 2, 2016  Boys ice hockey: West vs. Lockport (at Northtown Center), 5:30 p.m.  Sunday, January 3  Boys ice hockey: East at Kenmore West (at HarborCenter), 8:30 p.m.   More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

‘Pointercounts’ to offer free concert Jan. 6   The “Potsdam Pointercounts,” SUNY Potsdam’s oldest and only all-male a cappella group, will perform a free concert at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. More...

Entertainment

Live Local in WNY

thurs. 31   Funktional Flow — 8 p.m., Buffalo Iron Works, 49 Illinois St., Buffalo; $. 200-1893, www.buffaloironworks.com  Just Us — 10 p.m., Jack Devine’s Irish Pub, 4170 Southwestern Blvd., Hamburg; $. More...

Comedy

thurs. 31   Ring in the new year with an evening filled with laughter courtesy of Clayton English, at 8 and 10:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 31, at the Helium Comedy Club, 30 Mississippi St., Buffalo; $. 853-1211, www.heliumcomedy.com  More...

Art

ongoing  now-Dec. 31   Dancer — An exhibition of original paintings by Katia Zhukova, on display through Thursday, Dec. 31, at the Jewish Community Center Art Gallery, 787 Delaware Ave., Buffalo; Free. More...

McCabe reflects on time as town justice

The new year marks both a beginning and an end for one West Seneca employee.  Justice Dale McCabe has been with the Town of West Seneca since 1992. In that time he has served as a deputy town attorney, town prosecutor and town judge. More...

Elected officials to be sworn in Jan. 2

A ceremonial swearing in of the re-elected and newly elected Town of West Seneca officials and Erie County legislator will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 2, at Town Hall, 1250 Union Road.  More...

Local News

Volunteer sewing group teaches refugees valuable skills

When Barb Lipiew retired two years ago, she started looking for a hobby to fill her time. However, after volunteering with various organizations, she settled with a group that combines her longtime hobby with volunteerism: Canisius Sew REDI.  More...

‘School Daze’ coming to Burchfield Center

The West Seneca Historical Society will host an upcoming exhibit featuring artifacts and mementos from the pre-centralization of the West Seneca School District through present day at the Burchfield Nature & Art Center, 2001 Union Road.  &ld More...

Friends of BNAC express enriched experience in year-end report

During the past year, the Friends of the Burchfield Nature and Art Center have enriched the visitor experience by providing a welcoming environment and a variety of activities, events, grounds improvements and artistic experiences. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.I’d like to compliment the West Seneca Highway Department for the drop off of electronic recyclables. They make it very easy, and everyone there is always so nice and pleasant to work with.  More...

Lifestyles

Snapshots from the sidelines: Pylon cameras capture exceptional footage

Since Paul Halsey’s career as a video engineer began in 1983, he has moved from freelancer, to small business owner, to inventor of a device that will be used in the upcoming Super Bowl.  In January of this year, Halsey conceived the idea More...

‘Pointercounts’ to offer free concert Jan. 6

The “Potsdam Pointercounts,” SUNY Potsdam’s oldest and only all-male a cappella group, will perform a free concert at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 6 at West Seneca West Middle School, 395 Center Road.   More...

Best of the Blotter

Excerpts from police calls are a regular feature in all nine Bee Group newspapers. Some of the more unusual reports from 2015 are reprinted here. Each is an actual listing from a local town or village police blotter. More...

Business

First Student commits to registering vehicles through Auto Bureau

First Student has joined Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs’ “Fleet Services” initiative at the Auto Bureau.  This newest service focuses on companies with fleets of 10 or more cars, trucks or trailers and continues efforts to keep More...

Seneca Health Care Center honors 10-year employee

David Scherr is being honored for 10 years of service to The McGuire Group’s Seneca Health Care Center in West Seneca.  Scherr is a member of the maintenance staff and is responsible for the upkeep of the building, keeping it safe and main More...

Clothing drive to support homeless individuals

H&R Block, along with Code Blue Relief, will hold a clothing drive to benefit people who are homeless in the area. Code Blue Relief is a nonprofit organization serving the homeless population in Western New York. More...