Weekly Feature



June 2, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Be responsible when enjoying summer

Bee Editorial

With the official start of summer about three weeks away, we should take every opportunity to enjoy the outdoors while the warm weather is upon us.  However, it’s important to also take the proper precautions against some of the dangers po More...

Spindle items

• BREWING SUCCESS — In my time as editor of The West Seneca Bee, I have had the opportunity to watch the guys at Rusty Nickel Brewing Co. make their dreams a reality. More...

Out of the Past

25 Years Ago June 6, 1991

• The West Seneca Chamber of Commerce honored a town daughter as its 1991 Educator of the Year. Lois White, a music teacher at Clinton Elementary School, was selected for the award by the Chamber. More...

Education

St. Mary’s names honor students

St. Mary’s High School named the following West Seneca residents to the honor roll for the third quarter of the 2015-16 academic year:  Seniors  Bridget Herod and Megan Vogel.  Juniors  Kathryn Vogl and Sai Frida Zheng. More...

West Seneca names April Students of Month

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

Sacred Heart announces third quarter honor roll

The following West Seneca residents were recently named to Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart’s honor roll for the third quarter of the 2015-16 academic year:  Juniors  Marygrace Rola and Stephanie Wozniak. More...

Lifestyles

Author gives Letchworth visitors new perspective

When people think about Letchworth State Park, Scott Ensminger says they usually say there are are only three waterfalls to see. There are actually more than 25 accessible waterfalls. 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, June 2   9 a.m. More...

‘Mr. No’ will visit Ebenezer Seniors

“Mr. No,” the balloon guy, will be visiting the Ebenezer Seniors to delight the audience with his creations at 1:30 p.m. Friday, June 3 at Ebenezer United Church of Christ, 630 Main St. Their meeting will start at 1 p.m. More...

Business

Senate passes package of business reforms

The state Senate passed a package of legislation last week to make it less expensive and more efficient to do business in New York, according to a press release from the office of Sen. Patrick Gallivan, R-C-I-Elma. More...

M&T Bank to pay $64 million to resolve alleged violations

The Department of Justice and the United States Attorney’s Office announced on Friday that Buffalo-based M&T Bank agreed to pay the United States $64 million to resolve allegations that it violated the False Claims Act by knowingly originat More...

FPA to host Social Security session, lunch

The Financial Planning Association of Western New York will present an educational session at the June Lunch at noon Wednesday, June 8, at Protocol Restaurant, 6766 Transit Road, Williamsville. More...

Author hopes to inspire future writers, readers

Meeting author Matt Chandler is an experience, as students in Winchester Elementary School are about to learn.  More...

Journey continues to priesthood, ordination

A West Seneca native was among three men ordained to the priesthood by Bishop Richard Malone in a Sunday morning ceremony at St. Joseph Cathedral.  The Rev. More...

Local News

After 33 years, music comes to an end for Iroquois orchestra teacher

After graduating from the Eastman School of Music with a degree in music education and performance, teaching wasn’t exactly on Bill Staebell’s radar.  “From there, I wanted to pursue performing and that type of thing to start,& More...

Plymouth Crossroads seeks volunteers for Bluesfest

Plymouth Crossroads, located on Broadway in Lancaster, provides a home to young men who are experiencing hardships or homelessness.  The nonprofit organization has helped numerous individuals and is now seeking help from the community for its up More...

Breast Cancer Network to meet

The Breast Cancer Network of Western New York will hold its monthly education meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 14, at the Bella Moglie building, 3297 Walden Ave., Depew.  The guest speaker will be Dr. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.I’m curious as to whose idea it was to reduce traffic lanes on Union Road so there is parking in one lane on each side of the street and a bicycle lane. More...

Sports

East edges Grand Island to reach finals

Class B girls lacrosse

West Seneca East’s girls lacrosse team has grown a great deal as a cohesive unit since opening its 2016 campaign with a 13-6 loss to Hamburg in April 1’s season opener, and the Lady Trojans were eager to show the Lady Bulldogs that first More...

East softball claims third sectional title

West Seneca East’s softball team claimed just its third sectional championship in program history — and first since 2009 — on May 25 when it defeated top-seeded Williamsville East, 2-1, to win this year’s Class A-1 title game. More...

Lady Indians’ lacrosse team reaches Class B semis for first time in four seasons

West Seneca West’s girls lacrosse team made its way to the semifinal round of the playoffs for the first time in four years May 25 when the fifth-Lady Indians knocked off fourth-seeded Niagara Wheatfield, 10-7, in the Section VI Class B quarter More...