Weekly Feature



March 10, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Unattended meetings are pitiful in district aid battle

Bee Editorial

The mission of the West Seneca Central School District is to provide a diversified educational program, which will produce literate, caring, ethical, responsible and productive citizens who are capable of adapting to change. More...

Spindle items

• SEEDLING SALE — Time is running out to order tree and shrub seedlings through Erie County Soil and Water Conservation District’s 2016 Conservation Tree and Shrub Seedling Program. More...

Out of the Past

25 Years Ago March 14, 1991

• West Seneca soon will be home to an expanded park facility on Harlem Road at no cost to taxpayers, thanks to the work of town officials and Operating Engineers Local 17. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.We don’t need to waste our money on the library. If you just Google, “Has library use gone down,” you will see survey after survey proving that fact. More...

Sports

West’s Klinko caps hockey career with milestone

Becomes program’s first 100-point scorer

Zak Klinko has had a knack for scoring in the hockey rink for years. More...

All-Bee hockey, hoops teams on tap

With the conclusion of the winter sports season only a few days away, The Bee will begin recognizing the efforts of some of the best hockey and basketball players over the next few weeks starting with the publication of the 2015-16 All-Bee Girls Hock More...

‘W’ Club, GAA name February’s top athletes at West

West Seneca West’s Varsity “W” Club and Girls Athletic Association recently announced that Parker Welling, Matthew Kasperek, Sean McCarthy, Adam Lampman, Luciano Orsene, Zach Walters, Mike Borton, McKenzie Brown, Katie Roberts, Emil More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

Covenant coordinates homemade soup sale   Covenant United Methodist Church, located at 539 Main St., will hold a homemade soup sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 12 at the church. A variety of soups will be available for $8 per quart. More...

Business

Olear Team plans informational seminars for older adults and caregivers

Michael Olear, a licensed real estate broker and member of the Olear Team at MJ Peterson, will present an educational seminar, relevant to older adults and their caregivers, at 10:30 a.m. More...

Elderwood assisted living communities host spring open house

Four area Elderwood assisted living communities will hold a spring open house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 19. More...

Niagara Lutheran Health System names new CEO

Chris Koenig has been named as the new chief executive officer of Niagara Lutheran Health System, effective April 19.  He succeeds Jurgen Arndt, who is retiring after 41 years of service to the organization.  Most recently, Arndt led the or More...

District optimistic about aid restoration, proposed budget

The West Seneca Central School District is at a turning point in its 2016-17 proposed budget after being labeled a district in “significant fiscal stress” for the past several years. (See editorial on page four) More...

YOUNG HONOREE

Variety Club Child Celebrity for 2016, Conrad Aleksander Niwinski, of West Seneca, thanks attendees during the West Seneca Satellite Variety Club’s fundraiser held Saturday evening at Vigilant Fire Hall. More...

Local News

West Elementary student performs in ‘Number the Stars’

“I’ve always wanted to be an actress. More...

Police suspend parking ban

Under the direction of the West Seneca Town Board, and in conjunction with surrounding municipalities, the West Seneca Police Department is suspending the enforcement of the parking ban for the remainder of the 2015-16 winter season.  The parkin More...

DEC reminds ice anglers to remove fishing shanties by March 15

All ice fishing shanties must be removed from ice on water bodies by March 15, according to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. More...

Letters to the Editor

Heroin story assists in raising awareness

As the convener for the Amherst Task Force for Healthy Community, Healthy Youth, I would like to say thank you to The Bee for helping to raise awareness of the devastating epidemic of heroin abuse.  More...

Police Blotter

Woman parks on lawn after leaving Rockin’Buffalo

Monday, Feb. 28  • Police stopped a Buffalo man on Savona Street after he failed to signal two turns. Upon a check of the vehicle’s registration, it was found to be suspended. More...

Education

Student art inspired by Charles Burchfield featured at BNAC

Art students from the Iroquois Central School District will showcase their artwork at the Burchfield Nature and Art Center during the month of March. More...

VOCAL JAZZ

Eleven students from West Seneca West have been chosen for this year’s Erie County Music Educators Association Vocal Jazz competition. Students rehearsed with singers from across Erie County on March 4 and 5 at Amherst High School. More...

District announces 2015-16 concerts

• East Senior musical — 7 p.m. Thursday, March 10 and Friday, March 11, and 1 p.m. Saturday, March 12 at West Seneca East Senior High School, 4760 Seneca St.  • West Senior jazz concert — 7 p.m. More...

Lifestyles

Aquarium of Niagara making waves with expansion

The Aquarium of Niagara is not the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago, nor the Monterey Bay Aquarium in California. More...

Freudig Singers seek singers for audition

The Freudig Singers of WNY, directed by Roland Martin, is auditioning new singers for its spring concerts. To schedule an audition appointment, call 881-0256 or e-mail rmartin@buffaloseminary.org. Leave a name and telephone number. More...

MARDI GRAS

Aaron Golba, left, Vincent Cascio, Max Peck and Joe Mager celebrate Mardi Gras with the French Club and French Honor Society on Feb. 23 at West Seneca West Senior. More...