Weekly Feature



April 21, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Women’s health a matter that needs discussion

Bee Editorial

Women’s health can be a complicated matter on a good day. More...

Spindle items

• BEING POLITICAL — In college I became fascinated with anthropology, and one of the foundations of anthropology states that the only way to study oneself is to become submersed in a foreign culture. More...

Out of the Past

25 Years Ago April 25, 1991

• For more than half a century, Louise Bender has been hurling a 10- to 12-pound ball down a wooden alley. And the 89-year-old West Seneca resident is still coming up with strikes. More...

Police Blotter

Police respond to vehicle stuck in mud

Monday, April 11  • Police responded to a petit larceny report at Wegmans on Orchard Park Road. A woman allegedly attempted to push a shopping cart full of diapers and laundry detergent past all points of purchase. More...

Education

Aurora Waldorf plans ‘First Grade Readiness’ event

The Aurora Waldorf School will hold a “First Grade Readiness” informational meeting from 9:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, April 23, at the school, 525 West Falls Road, West Falls.  The event is free of charge.  More...

District looks to update 10-year-old website

The West Seneca Central School District website may soon look a lot different, as district representatives announced Monday night that an updated website is in the works.  The current district site is 10 years old, explained Scott Firkins and Jo More...

COMPETITIVE DRIVE

Math teacher Kelli Ruchalski grabs the arm of Scott Schreiner, a physical education teacher, as he goes for a layup during the faculty basketball game Friday as part of West Seneca West Senior High School’s Spring Spirit Week.   More...

Lifestyles

Author Paul Reville...

capturing a life through memories

Eighty-six-year-old Amherst resident Paul Reville has always had a distinctly acute long-term memory.  It was due to this ability to recall some of his earliest memories that he decided to write and publish a personal memoir.  More...

Troop 483 slates spaghetti dinner

Boy Scout Troop 483 will hold its annual spaghetti dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, April 23 at Reserve Hose Fire Company Hall, 2400 Berg Road. Dine in and take out options are available. . Tickets are $8 for adults and $4 for children. More...

Bee Senior News

These activities are scheduled at the West Seneca Senior Center, 4620 Seneca St. For more information, call the center at 675-9288, or visit the town’s website at www.westseneca.net.   Thursday, April 21  9 a.m. More...

Business

‘The best choice of my entire career’

Elaine Panzica joins OBGYN Associates of WNY

Elaine Panzica, a women’s health nurse practitioner and resident of Lancaster, joined the team at OBGYN Associates of Western New York three months ago and has felt more than confident about her choice each day since.  (See editorial on p More...

‘Paying for Your Child’s College Education’ financial literacy course offered

Paying for college is arguably one of the most critical questions any parent will ever face, according to Marie Betti, Western New York Federal Credit Union CEO.  More...

Rev. Denise Metzger named Volunteer of the Year

The McGuire Group’s Seneca Health Care Center in West Seneca hosted its 23rd annual Volunteer Recognition and Award luncheon recently. Rev. Denise Metzger of Cheektowaga was recognized as the 2016 Volunteer of the Year.  More...

Cruz addresses campaign promises in UB visit

Beginning with a loose conversation about a visit to Western New York not being complete without consuming chicken wings, U.S. Sen. More...

Resource Center switching to monthly schedule

After nearly seven months of weekly operation, the West Seneca Coalition Resource Center at New Hope will switch to a monthly schedule in May.  This was decided during Tuesday’s meeting of the West Seneca Stakeholders Coalition. More...

Local News

Luke Otto qualifies for Olympic swim trials

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Luke Otto has qualified for the 2016 U.S. Olympic swim trials after overcoming medical challenges in the last several months.  The West Seneca native, who is a student at the University at Buffalo, will swim in the 100 breaststroke. More...

Letter to commissioner of mental health fights for WNYCPC

Assemblyman Michael Kearns sent a letter Tuesday to Ann Marie Sullivan, commissioner of the New York State Office of Mental Health, formally requesting that the Western New York Children’s Psychiatric Center remain permanently in its therapeuti More...

Main Street Marketplace sets schedule

Main Street Marketplace, West Seneca’s 16-week farmers’ market sponsored by the Western New York Federal Credit Union, will provide a free informational table each week to a local community group.  The market runs from 4 to 7:30 p.m. More...

Letters to the Editor

Library criticism is ludicrous

Since I was born at night, but not last night, I am not buying the objections to the West Seneca library expansion.  Although some objections may have merit, the bulk of them can be easily dismissed as coming from people not being familiar with More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.You talk about disconnect. Our children are dying from drug overdoses. Our teachers don’t want to be evaluated with state testing, and our town leadership is fighting for a new library and coffee shop. More...

Sports

East softball edges rival West, 7-6

West Seneca East’s softball team held off a late charge by crosstown rival West Seneca West Saturday to secure a 7-6 victory, the Lady Trojans’ fourth in a row to kick off coach Sam Sebastian’s first year with the club.  More...

East girls lacrosse wins twice in four days

Lady Trojans hand Grand Island season’s first defeat, 19-12

West Seneca East’s girls lacrosse team capped a busy stretch of three games in four days with an offensive explosion against Grand Island Friday, as the Lady Trojans fell just shy of the 20-goal mark in pulling out a 19-12 victory that gave the More...

Boys squad’s athletes post personal bests at invitational

West Seneca West track

West Seneca West’s boys track team saw four personal bests fall during the course of the Indians’ participation in Saturday’s Kane Invitational in Pennsylvania.  More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

Trip to Seneca Niagara Casino set   A bus trip to Seneca Niagara Casino is planned for Monday, April 25. The bus will depart at 9 a.m. from the Fourteen Holy Helpers parking lot, 1350 Indian Church Road. The bus will return at 6 p.m. More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 21  Toddler Time — Stories, songs, movement and activities for children 2 to 5 years old, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 21 at Brighton Place Library, 999 Brighton Road, Tonawanda. 332-4375  fri. 22   More...

Art

fri. 22   Hans Van Den Broek: Landscapes — With an opening reception from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, April 22, and continues through Sunday, May 22, at Flux Gallery at CEPA, The Market Arcade, 617 Main St., Buffalo. More...

Special Events

thurs. 21-mon. 25   More...