Weekly Feature



April 28, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Children’s psych center spared for another year

Following a temporary reprieve for the Western New York Children’s Psychiatric Center, Assemblyman Michael Kearns has called on advocates to continue speaking out in support of the facility.  More...

Editorial

Firefighters need access to grant funding

Bee Editorial

In our communities, we are fortunate enough to have numerous men and women who volunteer to put their lives on the line on a regular basis in order to make sure that their neighbors stay safe. More...

Spindle items

• SUMMER FUN — Summer is my favorite season, allowing us Western New Yorkers to shed our winter coats and get outside for some fun.  This year, the West Seneca Youth and Recreation   Department will offer an outdoor Summer Fun pr More...

Out of the Past

25 Years Ago May 2, 1991

• From the banks of Buffalo Creek, a small lowhead dam with a 2- to-3-foot plunge looks like an innocent adventure for the thrill seeker. But rescuers refer to it as the most effective drowning machine made by man.  More...

Education

D’Youville student receives CPA Graduate Student Award

Jordan Wabick of West Seneca received the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants Graduate Student Award of Honor for outstanding achievement in accounting studies during the annual Education Night dinner of the New York State Society More...

Three students inducted into McAuley Chapter of National Honor Society

On April 12 the McAuley Chapter of National Honor Society at Mount Mercy Academy hosted its annual induction where several West Seneca residents were recognized.  Aubrey Dempsey is a newly inducted senior member, and Samantha Budzinski and Clare More...

Lifestyles

Finding hope in the midst of hurt: WNY faces Huntington’s disease

If you met 40-year-old Jed O’Malley on a given day, you might not know that underneath his positive outlook and beaming smile he carries a gene mutation in chromosome 4. More...

East PTG to hold chicken BBQ May 17

A chicken barbecue sponsored by the West Seneca East Parent Teacher Group will take place from 3 p.m. until sold out Tuesday, May 17 at West Seneca East Senior High School, 4760 Seneca St. Drive thru only. Dinners are $10 each.   More...

RACING WITH NATURE

A bundled up Keegan Green, on left, pauses for the national anthem before “The Tortoise and The Hare 5K” held at Chestnut Ridge Park Saturday morning. More...

Business

Laughing, drumming to reap benefits

Nancy Weil is in the business of helping people feel good. By laughter and by drum, she hopes to raise people’s spirits, even at, oddly enough, the cemetery. More...

Roswell Park Cancer Institute acquires Southtowns Hematology/Oncology practice

Roswell Park Cancer Institute has acquired the West Seneca hematology/oncology practice of Isosceles Garbes, MD, increasing convenience and access to advanced oncology services for patients. More...

Performing arts scholarship available

The Polish Arts Club of Buffalo Scholarship Foundation is accepting applications for a $1,000 college or university scholarship. Applicants must be legal residents of New York State and of Polish ancestry. More...

Prescribing a nation into addiction

In love with heroin

Opiate addiction and overdose death numbers, on the rise nationwide, are touching every corner of Erie County. A medical examiner’s study conducted in 2015 found the average age of people who overdosed in Erie County was 38.8 years old. More...

Town adopts updated Comprehensive Master Plan

West Seneca will be following a new Comprehensive Master Plan after the Town Board adopted an update at its Monday night meeting. The action came after a 30-day public comment period.  More...

Local News

Frustrated board tries to dispel deer rumors

Concerns over the fate of deer in West Seneca are plaguing Town Board meetings.  Despite Police Chief Daniel Denz’s best efforts to reassure the public, residents are outraged that the town would discuss a bait and shoot program.  Dur More...

News Brief

St. Peter’s United Church of Christ will hold its 7th annual Food and Wine Pairing fundraiser at 5 p.m. Sunday, May 15. The event will be held at Bravo Cafe, 5781 Seneca St. in Elma. More...

Losses, gains are critical comprehension points for foster parents

Becoming a foster parent presents particular challenges, but also great rewards.  “All children who come into care experience some type of loss,” said Rebecca Wedgewood, family resource coordinator, during a recent MAPP class at G.A. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Is anything going to be done about the man who is cutting trees and disrupting wildlife by the creek on West Willowdale Drive? It’s town property. People are complaining, but nothing is being done. Why?  More...

Sports

East softball extends perfect start to season

Lady Trojans top Will East in battle of unbeaten squads

West Seneca East’s softball team emerged from Monday’s battle of the unbeaten ECIC II squads victoriously by dealing Williamsville East its first setback of the season, 5-3, to push its record to 6-0 in conference play. More...

ECC’s Korczynski, Duffy named hockey All-Americans

The National Junior Collegiate Athletic Association recently announced that five Erie Community College players — including West Seneca natives Will Korczynski and Tim Duffy — are hockey All-Americans for the 2015-16 season.  More...

West Seneca 5K slated

The third annual West Seneca Community 5K run/walk is currently accepting registration for the event slated for June 23 at Veterans Memorial Park, located at Legion Parkway at Union Road.  More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 28   Toddler Time — Stories, songs, movement and activities for children 2 to 5 years old, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 28, at Brighton Place Library, 999 Brighton Road, Tonawanda. 332-4375  fri. 29   More...

Special Events

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Speakers

thurs. 28   Danny Neaverth, ‘Radio Remembrances’ — A fun night with one of WNY’s former top radio show hosts. Want to know what was really going on “in the day”? More...