Weekly Feature



June 9, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

SHARP DRESSED MEN

West Seneca East Principal Jon Cervoni and senior Joseph Barone share a moment while reflecting on the close of a successful academic year during prom held Friday at Rich’s Atrium in Buffalo.   More...

Editorial

Light shed on ‘zombie’ property ordeal

Bee Editorial

In less than one year, the issue of vacant and abandoned “zombie” properties has been brought to the public’s attention by Assemblyman Michael Kearns, members of the Western New York Law Center and concerned individuals in communiti More...

Spindle items

• GO INTERNATIONAL  — In my opinion, traveling and taking in as many places and cultures as possible is one of the greatest gifts people can give themselves.  More...

Out of the Past

25 Years Ago June 13, 1991

Ten-year-old Don Busse took a minute to wipe the sweat from his forehead Saturday afternoon. More...

Education

Buerster selected for Commitment to Education Award

Sue Buerster recently received a Commitment to Education Award from the Niagara Frontier Industrial Education Council.  Buerster, who is the branch manager for M&T Bank’s Southgate branch, has been a board member and business partner w More...

On the Campus

Alfred State has named the following West Seneca residents, followed by their major, to the dean’s list of students for the spring 2016 semester: Steven Andrzejewski, construction management engineering technology; Kyle Glaub, mechanical engine More...

Librarians to host Summer Reading Kickoff at Main Street Marketplace

West Seneca Central School Librarians and the West Seneca Public Library will host a Summer Reading Kickoff event taking place Thursday, June 16.  More...

Lifestyles

Welcome to Buffalo:

Artist outlines Queen City landmarks

Twenty-six-year-old Amherst resident Mitchell Grosofsky grew up with an ingrained respect for Buffalo’s architecture. More...

Woman’s Club welcomes members

The West Seneca Woman’s Club is seeking new members. Women who reside in the Southtowns and are 18 years old or older are welcome to attend . The club meets at St. Peter’s United Church of Christ, 1475 Orchard Park Road. More...

‘Spirit Campaign’ art show to open June 5 at BNAC

An exhibit of oils and acrylics by artist Michael Todd Taylor will be on display until June 30 at the Burchfield Nature and Art Center gallery, 2001 Union Road.  More...

Business

Ortiz elected to board of directors at Hispanic Heritage Council

The Hispanic Heritage Council of Western New York recently elected West Seneca native Andres Ortiz, an associate with Cohen and Lombardo P.C., to its board of directors.  More...

Food Bank of WNY awarded 4-star rating

The Food Bank of Western New York’s sound fiscal management practices and commitment to accountability and transparency have once again earned the organization a top 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent char More...

Resident joins audiology practice in Buffalo

West Seneca resident Stephanie Hilbert has joined Hearing Evaluation Services as a management assistant. According to a press release from the organization, Hilbert will perform administrative tasks and assist with patient care.  More...

Sex offenders removed

All sex offenders have been removed from 510 and 526 Leydecker Road, according to a statement by Assemblyman Michael Kearns. More...

County identifies responsible parties to ‘zombie’ properties

Assemblyman Michael Kearns lodged his first complaint with the State Department of Financial Services Friday after having received more than 1,100 reports of “zombie” properties. (See editorial on page four)  More...

Local News

Co-chairs named in diocese’s endowment campaign

Bishop Richard J. Malone of Buffalo and Richard C. More...

Proposed bill would increase charge for endangering a child

The New York State Senate has approved a bill which would create a felony crime of endangering the welfare of a child in certain aggravated circumstances, according to Sen. Patrick Gallivan.  More...

Kiwanis pavilion project approved by board

The West Seneca Town Board gave its OK on Monday for the Lions Club to build a Kiwanis Pavilion shelter near the batting cages at 1250 Union Road.  Councilman Eugene Hart said the Lions would be handling the project, including the cost, and requ More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Whatever happened to government by the people, for the people, and didn’t their parents teach them to save for a rainy day? Like a $9 million library issue, Mr. Hart only wants to see his name put on a building. More...

Sports

Hamburg beats East, wins fifth straight title

Girls lacrosse

West Seneca East’s girls lacrosse team knew what it was getting into June 1 when it faced off with Hamburg for the Section VI Class B title at All-High Stadium, having opened their season against the Lady Bulldogs back on April 1.   More...

East boys track’s Farszmil wins high jump at ECICs, sectionals

West Seneca East’s Dominic Farszmil didn’t leap quite as high at this past weekend’s Section VI Track and Field Championships, but it didn’t matter when no one else could clear the high jump bar at 6-feet-2, giving Farszmil a More...

Vonsik Memorial golf outing set

Proceeds benefit West’s ‘Underdog’ scholarships

West Seneca West Varsity “W” Club advisor Joe Cantafio never personally met Skip Vonsik, but he’s told Vonsik’s story so many times that you’d practically think the two were best friends growing up.  More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 9   Trail Tuesdays & Thursdays — 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 9, at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew; Free - registration required. 683-5959, www.dec.ny.gov  More...

Special Events

fri. 10   Buffalo Superhero Race and Wellness Walk — Dress up in your favorite superhero costume from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, June 10, at Delaware Park, 84 Parkside Ave., Buffalo; $. www.buffalosuperherorace.com  fri. 10-sun. 12   More...

Walking Tours

thurs. 9   More...