Weekly Feature



May 19, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Trauma Awareness Month is a time for forethought

Bee Editorial

May is Trauma Awareness Month. It was established as such by President Ronald Reagan in 1988, according to the National Trauma Institute.  More...

Spindle items

• WORK FOR YOUTH AND REC —  Anyone who loves sunshine, fun and activities — and is looking for some summer cash — should consider applying to help out with activities in the town. More...

Out of the Past

25 Years Ago May 23, 1991

• She sought advice from family, friends, political colleagues and from higher sources, but deep down Joan Lillis knew it was she who ultimately would have to make the decision. And last week Lillis made her choice public. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.The adult education programs in West Seneca schools are self-sustaining; that means no classes are offered unless tuition pays for the class. Besides, that program serves hundreds of citizens. More...

Sports

East boys track places sixth at Rodiek Relays

West Seneca East’s boys track team recently got a double dose of Hamburg, falling to the Bulldogs in dual meet action on May 10, 99-42, after visiting Hamburg’s home track four days earlier to compete in the annual Rodiek Relays.  More...

East baseball defeats West, closes year with four wins in six games

West Seneca East’s baseball team discovered its formula for success down the stretch of the season, as the Trojans won four of their final six games — including a 4-3 conquest of crosstown rival West Seneca West on May 10 — to move More...

West softball enters postseason winners in just one of final four

West Seneca West’s softball team turned its attention to the finer points of the game leading up to Friday’s Section VI Class AA prequarterfinal at Niagara Falls after the Lady Indians closed out the regular season portion of 2016 winners More...

Commemoration

Members of the Iroquois Post 1587 post the colors at the beginning of the Treaty of 1842 Commemoration held Friday at the Burchfield Nature and Art Center. More...

Voters approve budget, elect Newton, Bedient

West Seneca voters approved the $114.5 million budget for the 2016-17 school year, as well as a $512,191 bus purchase proposition, during the school district vote on Tuesday. More...

Local News

Workshop displays resiliency of Peer Movement

At a University of Youth Power conference, Caitlin Neumann spoke with a young girl who appeared to be upset.  “I asked her if I could draw a butterfly on her arm, in reference to the Butterfly Project,” Neumann said at a recent Peer More...

In the Military

Scott Anderson from West Seneca and serving with the 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team is promoted to the rank of Master Sergeant in the New York Army National Guard.  More...

Coalition gears up for July family event

After much consideration, the West Seneca Stakeholders Coalition has decided to hold three community resource events during the summer, the first being Wednesday, July 20. More...

Letters to the Editor

Residents can’t attend town, school meetings

I am a 17-year-old who is trying to get involved in the Town of West Seneca to make a difference, and I am trying to get the Town Board meetings and the school district meetings placed on separate days of the week, so “overinvolved” resid More...

Police Blotter

Sweet-tooth bandits caught in sticky situation

Friday, May 6  • A Buffalo man was stopped on Sunnyside Drive after his vehicle was flagged for a suspended registration due to insurance lapse. More...

Education

On the Campus

Justin Blanch of West Seneca, a member of the Class of 2016, was recently inducted into Stonehill College’s Lambda Epsilon Sigma Honor Society. Blanch is a biology major.  More...

Lifestyles

How does your GARDEN GROW?

Award-winning author talks native plants, biodiversity during UB visit

For years, fluffy, green lawns have stood alongside white picket fences, cars and 2.5 kids as pre-eminent symbols of American middle-class normality. More...

Shrine chicken BBQ coming May 22

The Shriner’s of Western New York will have a chicken barbecue from noon to 5 p.m. or until sold out on Sunday, May 22. The cost is $9 per person. The barbecue will take place at The Shrine Center, 1600 Southwestern Blvd., West Seneca. More...

Business

Healing options available at Rheumatology Wellness

After working with Buffalo Rheumatology primarily in Orchard Park for 17 years, Dr. Mary Margaret O’Neil wanted the opportunity to try different approaches to helping patients.  More...

YMCA to collect American flags for proper retirement

The eight area YMCA Buffalo Niagara locations will be collecting old worn and tattered flags ready for retirement beginning Sunday, June 5 to Saturday, June 11.  More...

Meals on Wheels for WNY appoints Jeffrey Stevens to board

Meals on Wheels for WNY has appointed Jeffrey Stevens of West Seneca to its board of directors. Stevens is the manager of the Enterprise Resource Planning Systems and Application Support at Rich Products Corporation, where he has been since 2013. More...