Weekly Feature



January 14, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Seneca Place forum falls flat

“The Town of West Seneca will not be spending any of our money going forward in the development of the Seneca Mall site,” Supervisor Sheila Meegan said last week at a public presentation and forum on the RKG/Johnson analysis of the propos More...

Editorial

Resolve to be a volunteer in 2016

Bee Editorial

It’s the new year, and we’re sure that many of you have made resolutions to lose weight or quit bad habits. We know that sometimes it’s difficult to remain vigilant in keeping your resolution. More...

Spindle items

• SLOW DOWN — Often while driving I have wished for a way to communicate with other drivers on the road, aside from the rather obvious and obscene methods. More...

Out of the Past

25 Years Ago Jan. 17, 1991

• William J. Thornton, vice president and general manager of the Southgate Plaza, has been named Man of the Year by the West Seneca Chamber of Commerce. More...

Education

On The Campus

Devon Anthony Monaco of West Seneca graduated magna cum laude from Rochester Institute of Technology in December. He attended Queen of Heaven School and St. Francis High School.   More...

School Board rescinds approval for Europe trips

As Western and Central European countries continue to face political and cultural strife in their efforts to combat domestic terrorism, the ramifications of that fight are extending their sphere of influence.  More...

News Brief

Freshmen Riley Brotz and Patrick Healy, of West Seneca, have been named to the first honors for the first quarter of the 2015-16 academic year at St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute.   More...

Lifestyles

‘What’s New, Harry?’

Son compiles writings of Buffalo Courier- Express columnist Phil Ranallo in new book

For 42 years, the byline of Phil Ranallo was the subject of admiration and fondness among readers of the Buffalo Courier Express.  More...

Winter can soup drive needs donations

Eden Heights is hosting a soup can drive throughout the month of January to benefit the local food pantry in celebration of National Soup Month. More...

Leukemia Awareness Night honors former basketball coach

The second annual Leukemia Awareness Night will take place Wednesday, Jan. More...

Business

Resume tips, job openings to be presented at West Seneca Coalition Resource Center

Free resume and job seeking tips, along with a list of current job openings in West Seneca and the surrounding areas, will be presented by Jennifer Moscato, owner of Express Employment Professional, from 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. More...

Resource Center sets provider schedule

The West Seneca Coalition Resource Center at New Hope will be open from 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesdays at New Hope United Methodist Church, 2846 Seneca St. offering free services to the public. The schedule is as follows: Wednesday, Jan. 20 More...

Buffalo Cigars to open cigar shop and lounge

At the end of January, Buffalo Cigars will open a cigar shop and lounge at 2911 Southwestern Blvd. in Orchard Park.  The cigar shop will open in January, with the lounge slated for April.  More...

Psych Center closure about money, say opponents

Another budget season is threatening the existence of the West Seneca Developmental Center and the Western New York Children’s Psychiatric Center.  Assemblyman Michael Kearns gathered with advocates for the center in front of the abandoned More...

$1.4 million added to library funding

West Seneca will be seeing an additional funding source for the library expansion in the form of Phase 2 of the energy performance contract, as approved at Monday’s regular meeting.  The amendment to the contract expands the scope of work More...

Local News

Former resident celebrates 103rd birthday

Isabel Russell, a resident at The McGuire Group’s Autumn View Health Care Facility, celebrated her 103rd birthday at a party in her honor.  Russell was born Jan. 7, 1913, in Johnsonburg, Pennsylvania. More...

Legislature names Mills chairman, Lorigo majority leader

The Erie County Legislature unanimously elected Legislator John Mills to his third year as chairman. The appointment was confirmed at the annual reorganizational meeting held Jan. More...

CDC releases guidelines for opioid prescriptions

Last week the Centers for Disease Control announced plans for new guidelines for prescribing opioids. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heards

.Just before Christmas, I attended a performance of “’Twas the Night Before Christmas” at Allendale Elementary School. I can’t tell you how exceptional the four groups of first graders performed. More...

Sports

East hockey dominates Lockport, 10-4

West Seneca East’s hockey team didn’t set out to score 10 goals Friday, but that’s exactly what it did — almost entirely in the first two periods — as the Trojans coasted to a lopsided 10-4 victory over Lockport.  More...

BREATHE WITH ME

Austin Macey inhales in a quick breath while completing the breaststroke portion of the 200 individual medley race that was part of the West Seneca district boys swimming team’s 63-35 loss to Frontier on Jan. 5.   More...

East boys hoops douses Flames

West Seneca East’s boys basketball team overcame first-half foul trouble and a last-minute surge that made the game appear closer than it actually was when the Trojans knocked off Williamsville East, 62-59, on Jan. 5.  More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

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Art

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Comedy

thurs. 14   Minor League ComedySportz is made up of players who are graduates or students of the CSz Training program. Come on out and see what they’ve learned so far, 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. More...