Weekly Feature



April 14, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Residents should vote in this year’s primary

Bee Editorial

During the past few weeks, Erie County has become a mecca for political candidates as the New York State primary draws closer.  Democrats Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders have already stopped here for speeches, and Republicans Donald Trump and More...

Spindle items

• ADDICTION IN YOUR ZIP CODE — The Town of West Seneca and Save the Michaels of the World are coming together with local leaders and experts in the field of addiction to host “Addiction in Our ZIP Code,” a free educational pres More...

Out of the Past

25 Years Ago April 18, 1991

• About 122 Town of West Seneca employees soon will be getting a slightly larger paycheck. The pay raise will be retroactive to April 1 and will bring the town into compliance with the federal minimum wage law. More...

Obituaries

Richard ‘Dickster’ Maslona, popular hot dog vendor

Having a hot dog will never be the same again in Western New York.  Patronizing “Dickster’s Dogs” was more than a simple culinary experience. More...

Sports

Defense to be key for East baseball in ’16

West Seneca East baseball coach Dave Giancola admits that scoring runs will probably be a bit more difficult of a prospect this season — though by no means impossible — after the graduation of a number of key weapons from a squad that fin More...

A FINAL SKATE

West Seneca West’s Zak Klinko hustles up the ice during Sunday’s 2016 Bowman Cup at First Niagara Center. More...

Canisius-bound Altman gives West softball veteran presence

Despite there being six players coming back from a squad that went 14-7 last season, it’s safe to say that West Seneca West’s softball team will have a new look on the diamond this spring.  More...

Business

Three area practices join HEALTHeLINK

Chiro First Wellness Center, Seneca Health Care Center and Western New York Children’s Psychiatric Center, all located in West Seneca, are the newest participants in Western New York’s clinical information exchange, according to a press r More...

Area artist to present lecture at museum

As part of its Dialogues on disABILITY Speaker Series, the Museum of disABILITY History will host artist Nancy Hall to present “All Things Are Possible,” from 2 to 3:30 p.m. More...

Heritage Centers awarded NYSARC grant

The trustees of the NYSARC, Inc. Trust recently approved a remainder fund grant of $8,000 per chapter to provide recreational opportunities for the people they support.  More...

Sanders rally at UB draws thousands

Inside the University at Buffalo’s Alumni Arena on Monday night was an incessant chant that was audibly clear. More...

Biweekly recycling program under board consideration

Recycling programs in West Seneca may be going green, switching to a biweekly collection schedule and saving the town more than $100,000 annually. More...

Local News

GIVING IT ALL

Ashaya Collins, above, a student at Allendale Elementary, can’t believe her eyes as her first donation for Locks of Love is placed into the donation bag during the “Bald for Bucks” event held Friday night at West Middle.  More...

Benefit for former detective Bob Murphy to be held Saturday

A benefit party will be held for Bob “Murph” Murphy, a retired detective from the West Seneca Police Department and veteran of the United States Navy.  In June of 2015, Murphy suffered a severe stroke while at home. More...

Homes lit blue raise Parkinson’s awareness

This month, area homes are glowing blue for National Parkinson’s Awareness Month as part of the National Parkinson Foundation of Western New York’s effort to to raise awareness of the growing presence of the disease in this region, accord More...

Police Blotter

Woman driving 73 mph ‘heading to Canisius’

Monday, April 4  • Police stopped a vehicle on Clinton Street for an obstructed New Hampshire license plate. During a stop of the vehicle, it was discovered that the driver was the subject of an active warrant out of West Seneca. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.I think Sheila Meegan thinks she’s president of West Seneca with all her spending lately. She is so concerned with safety; how about the lack of streetlights around Royal Coach? We have done without them for years.  More...

Education

SINGERS IN ALBANY

West Seneca West seniors Benjamin Makosy, right, and Allison Collura were chosen to sing with the New York State School Music Association All State Vocal Jazz Ensemble in Albany. More...

District seeks yearbooks for public reference

The West Seneca Central School District has teamed up with the West Seneca Public Library to have high school yearbooks on the library’s reference shelves for the public to access.  Though the district has many of the yearbooks, there are More...

Lifestyles

Spruce Meadow Farm offers saving grace to animals

For most people, a hobby, regardless of how intense or passionate their devotion to it may be, remains a leisurely hobby. More...

St. John’s sets used toy, book sale

St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church will hold a used toy and book sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, April 15 and Saturday, April 16 at the church, 3512 Clinton St. More...

Bill to better protect senior citizens from abuse passes Senate

A bill to make it easier for victims of elder abuse to provide testimony in criminal proceedings against their abusers has recently been passed in the Senate, according to Sen. More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

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Special Events

thurs. 14   TOY Brew Bash — Join the folks of Theatre of Youth for their fundraiser featuring drinks, food, auctions, raffles and more, 5:30-9:00 p.m. Thursday, April 14, at Resurgence Brewing Company, 1250 Niagara St., Buffalo; $. More...

Concerts

thurs. 14   The Soul Superstars show, featuring The Drifters and The Contours, is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 14, at the Riviera Theatre, 67 Webster St., North Tonawanda; $. 692-2413, www.rivieratheatre.org   More...