Weekly Feature



June 16, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Blood donations needed after tragic events

Bee Editorial

In the wake of a tragedy, the country feels heartache. The worst U.S. mass shooting took place on Sunday at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida. Our thoughts and condolences remain with the victims and their families. More...

Spindle items

• PRAYERS FOR ORLANDO — Again this week, America has identified itself as the land of mass shootings with the tragic event in Orlando, which followed closely the shooting death of singer Christina Grimmie.  More...

Out of the Past

25 Years Ago June 20, 1991

• Without volunteer escorts, clients at the West Seneca Developmental Center can only watch out the window as others enjoy the parade, games and other activities slated to this year’s Happiness Carnival. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.I am totally opposed to the library/coffee shop $9 million renovation at the town hall. Everyone I’ve talked to is opposed to it, too. The only fair way to have this done is to take a fair vote; put it on the agenda for November.  More...

Sports

Section champ Lancaster prominent on First Team

2016 All-Bee girls lacrosse

After another season of dominance on the field, Lancaster dominated voting for the All-Bee girls lacrosse team. More...

Lampman tabbed ‘Big Guy’ Scholarship winner

West Seneca West senior Adam Lampman was recently announced as the 2015-16 school year’s recipient of the annual Skip Vonsik Memorial “Big Guy” Scholarship.  Lampman played four years of football, wrestling and baseball at West More...

HOLDING POSITION

West Seneca West freshman Anna Rybczynski tries to hold her position during the girls 1,500 race Saturday at the New York State Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Cicero-North Syracuse High School. More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 16   Trail Tuesdays & Thursdays — 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 16, at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew; Free - registration required. 683-5959, www.dec.ny.gov  More...

Special Events

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Festivals

fri. 17   BBQ and Blues Bash — Featured bands include the Tommy Z Band, Hayden Fogle Band, and the CDR Trio, 5-9 p.m. Friday, June 17, on Mississippi Street in the Cobblestone District, Buffalo; $. More...

Trojan Turtles place 29th in Destination Imagination challenge

West Middle School’s Destination Imagination team, the Trojan Turtles, placed 29th in last month’s global finals. The news was presented to the School Board during Tuesday night’s meeting.  More...

Devil Chicken Design artist exhibits in Swiss show

Stories are often told about teachers inspiring students, but on occasion, students can light a fire in teachers that helps them realize their dreams. Christopher Galley has been an art teacher in West Seneca for 19 years. More...

Local News

Blasdell native finds catharsis in storytelling

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

In 2012, Mary Reid Gaudio was in Los Angeles — 3,000 miles away from her family — when she got the call that her sister Ann had leukemia.  More...

‘Seussical the Musical’ coming to Youth Theatre

From 17-year-old Jade Kiszewski playing the Cat in the Hat to 4-year-old Liam Law playing Horton’s elephant bird, students participating in the latest West Seneca Youth Theatre production are beyond excited. More...

News Brief

The West Seneca Police Department will hold its annual Bicycle and Property Auction, featuring about 20 bicycles, on Saturday, June 18. The auction will be held at police headquarters, located at 1250 Union Road. More...

Letters to the Editor

Bus purchase protestors need to know facts

It seems that yearly, after the school budget vote, someone calls Bee Heard and complains about the need to replace old school buses, most of them with over 100,000 miles on them.  More...

Police Blotter

Driver produces license from pile of chicken wings, charged with DWI

Sunday, June 5  • Police responded to a shoplifting call at Wegmans on Orchard Park Road, where loss prevention stated a woman was attempting to leave the store with two cans of Enfamil, valued at $33.98. More...

Education

Singing Through the Seasons

Clinton Elementary school students perform in the kindergarten musical "Singing Through the Seasons." Brady Blank sings with Amanda Franchini's class.Photos by Chuck Skipper More...

West Seneca resident honored by foreign language educators

The Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages honored West Seneca resident Ellen Ball with its 2015-16 Award for Excellence in recognition for her outstanding achievement in French language and Francophone cultures at Canisius College More...

Community 5K continues to support student athletes

The third annual West Seneca Community 5K run and walk will be held Thursday, June 23. More...

Lifestyles

Students journey to past at Pioneer Day Camp

The Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village lets students time-travel the 1800s at its summer Pioneer Day Camp. More...

St. John’s offers Vacation Bible School

St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church will host Vacation Bible School “Parables in Paradise” for children age 4 to 11. The class will run from Monday, June 27 to Friday, July 1 at the church, 3512 Clinton St. More...

PASSING THE TORCH

Officers from the West Seneca Police Department took place in the 50th Anniversary of the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics June 7. More...

Business

Sgroi Financial, Lawley form partnership to enhance client benefits

Sgroi Financial, an independent, comprehensive financial planning firm, and Lawley, a Top 100 Independent Agency specializing in insurance, employee benefits and risk management, have entered into a beneficial strategic partnership to further enhance More...

Seneca Health Care Center employee honored for decade of service

Christine Leo of West Seneca recently celebrated her 10-year employment anniversary with the McGuire Group’s Seneca Health Care Center in West Seneca.  As a certified nursing assistant, Leo is responsible for ensuring the residents’ More...

Nominations being accepted for 2016 Preservation Awards

Preservation Buffalo Niagara is currently accepting submissions for the 2016 Preservation Awards, according to a release from the organization. More...