Weekly Feature



March 17, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Town parks to undergo evaluation, improvements

The Town of West Seneca will soon receive a $100,000 grant from Sen. More...

Editorial

‘State of County’ should focus on opioid epidemic

Bee Editorial

“A better Erie County is within our grasp if we have the courage and perseverance to work for it, and today we are sending out a clarion call for action to do that.”  More...

Spindle items

• GOING BALD — For most people, “going bald” is not the best thing to hear, but Western New York has given it a great meaning. More...

Out of the Past

25 Years Ago March 21, 1991

• For the first time in more than one month, Army Private Kevin J. Cole climbed into a warm shower at a vacated Marine base in Saudi Arabia. Cole, the son of Bob and Sue Cole of Christopher Drive, is hoping to be back on U.S. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.I am a resident of West Seneca and, due to development, I do not feel we should kill the deer because of it. We just have to live in harmony with them. If you are worried about your bushes, then put something around them in the winter. More...

Sports

Players from five squads represented on First Team

All-Bee Girls Hockey

Some of the top players in the Western New York Girls Varsity Ice Hockey Federation are members of the 2016 All-Bee Girls Hockey Team.  Five of the seven teams in the league are represented, including two selections from Williamsville, which was More...

All-Bee Girls Hockey Team’s selection process explained

Being selected for an All-Bee Team is an honor that the recipients are proud to receive, not just because it looks good, but also because opposing coaches see how valuable a player each recipient is to his or her team — which is why The Bee has More...

Groff-Mroz named Coach of the Year

The Monsignor Martin Association Federation girls ice hockey team went 15-0 and won its fourth Western New York Girls Varsity Ice Hockey Federation in six years.  But if the team went winless and MMA coach Linda Groff-Mroz saw growth in her play More...

Entertainment

Special Events

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Performance

thurs. 17   Ceili Rain — Award-winning Christian rock band, 7 p.m. Thursday, March 17, at Blessed Sacrament Church, 263 Claremont Ave., Blue Building, Town of Tonawanda; $. www.bsacramentchurch.com  More...

Theatre

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Business

Ebenezer Ale House to host fifth annual St. Patrick’s Day event March 19

Shawn Schweis, owner of the Ebenezer Ale House, is feeling lucky in preparation for the fifth annual St. Patrick’s Day celebration. Starting at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 19, the biggest St. More...

Express Employment wins top awards for growth

The West Seneca office of Express Employment Professionals was recently awarded two top honors at the 33rd annual International Leadership Conference for Express Employment Professionals.  More...

BBB warns against online sales scam

The Better Business Bureau is warning against a scam targeting people who sell items online.  The scam uses fake emails that appear to be payment confirmation messages from PayPal.  More...

Public health, ethics top State of the County address

Public health, the environment and government ethics were just a few of the topics Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz highlighted in his State of the County address on Thursday. (See editorial on page four) More...

Task force says opioid epidemic is ‘rehabilitative issue’

Residents of West Seneca are taking a stand on the nation’s opioid epidemic and are fighting for relief.  Supervisor Sheila Meegan announced during Monday night’s Town Board meeting that she would be speaking with Avi and Julie Israe More...

Local News

MAKE WAY

Frank Pirritano of Pirritano Excavating begins the demolition of the building at 1845 Union Road by knocking down the chimney. The land is being cleared for construction of the new Union Fire Company station.  More...

Meetings

Town Board   Monday, March 28  — All meetings, unless noted, begin at 7 p.m. and are held in Council Chambers at Town Hall, 1250 Union Road. Meetings are open to the public.  School Board   Tuesday, April 19  More...

Coalition slates ‘Thank A Vet’ event for March 23

The West Seneca Coalition Resource Center at New Hope will host a “Thank A Vet” discount program outreach event through Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs’ office from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. More...

Letters to the Editor

Open house meant for resident input

The town has scheduled an open house and public hearing for the West Seneca Comprehensive Master Plan update. The open house will begin at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 22, at the West Seneca Senior Citizen Center, 4620 Seneca St. More...

Police Blotter

Frequent offender gives officer false identification

Wednesday, March 9  • Police stopped a Canton, Ohio, man on Seneca Street for an expired registration. More...

Education

West schools face cancer head on

Goin’ Bald

Students and staff in the West Seneca Central School District have long gone “Bald for Bucks” to benefit Roswell Park Cancer Institute. This year, the west side schools will team up to host the largest event yet.  More...

News Brief

The Erie County Association of School Boards will hold a workshop for prospective school board members from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, April 2 at Erie 1 BOCES, 355 Harlem Road.  More...

West Seneca names January Students of Month

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

Lifestyles

May the road rise to meet Jennifer Letina, parade grand marshal

Jennifer Letina’s family has a long history of involvement in the St. More...

Historic architecture of Buffalo to be presented

A historic memory program of the architecture of prominent homes along Delaware Avenue and Oakland Place in Buffalo will be presented by Joseph Bieron at the Ebenezer Seniors on Friday, March 18. The Senior’s meeting is at 1 p.m. More...

SKATING EASTER BUNNY

Children and parents alike took part in the West Seneca Youth and Recreation Department’s “Skate with the Easter Bunny” event at the ice rink on Sunday. More...