Weekly Feature



July 7, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Take advantage of free exercise classes this summer

Bee Editorial

Throughout the summer, there are plenty of activities that can help you remain active, and some are even free of charge.  Independent Health and YMCA Buffalo Niagara have teamed up for the fifth consecutive year to offer Fitness in the Parks, fr More...

Spindle items

• BUDDY CHECK 22 — Every day, 22 veteran lives are lost to suicide. This needs to stop.  To raise awareness of this issue, WNY Buddy Check 22 will hold a kickoff campaign event from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, July 22 at the Harvey D. More...

Out of the Past

25 Years Ago July 11, 1991

• By age 14, Bill Ryan of Amherst was on a path to disaster. He first tried smoking marijuana at 12 and began increasing the amount of time he spent partying with friends. More...

Obituaries

Death Notice

Krawczyk, Kenneth, of West Seneca, died Friday, June 24, 2016. He is survived by his wife, Sandra (nee Fetzer); one daughter, Laura; two brothers, Eugene and Ronald; and one sister, Joann Daley. More...

Sports

East softball named Bee’s Team of the Year

Sam Sebastian has spent a lot of time on area diamonds over the years, but up until this past spring, much of it was in the baseball arena. More...

HarborCenter to hold state high school alumni championships

High school graduates will have a chance to play for their alma mater at the New York State High School Hockey Alumni Championships, Aug. 6-7, at the rinks at HarborCenter. More...

Sports participation policies outlined

West Seneca School District students who are planning to participate in a sport for the 2016-17 school year have a number of steps that must be completed prior to the start of the school year.  More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

St. John’s plans free community dinner   More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 7   Jack — The 1996 Robin Williams’ film is part of the Family Film Series, 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Thursday, July 7, at the Riviera Theatre and Performance Arts Center, 67 Webster St., North Tonawanda; $. More...

Literature

thurs. 7   Northside Writers Group — Meets at 7 p.m. the first and third Thursday of every month, July 7, at the Crossroads Lutheran Church, 4640 Main St., corner of Main Street and Burroughs Drive, Snyder. More...

Speakers

wed. 13   More...

Pigeon indicted for alleged bribery; Michalek pleads guilty to receiving a bribe

Political consultant G. Steven Pigeon, 55, has been indicted on felony charges of bribery, grand larceny theft by extortion and six counts of rewarding official misconduct, according to a press release from Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman. More...

Route 400 bridge replacement to affect traffic

Construction is continuing on the project to replace the NY Route 400 Expressway bridges over Harlem Road in the town of West Seneca. More...

Local News

Woman achieves fifth-degree black belt

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

In May, Alicia Hargadon was to receive a promotion in the level of her black belt following years of training and studying.  However, she wasn’t expecting to be promoted from a third-degree black belt to a fifth-degree black belt without f More...

Man nabbed for alleged incidents outside Tops

Christopher Gawel of Cheektowaga has been charged with robbery, attempted robbery, attempted grand larceny and criminal mischief, according to the West Seneca Police Department.  More...

News Brief

West Seneca American Legion Auxiliary Post 735 will hold an information session for those interested in learning more about volunteering at the VA Medical Center, community volunteering, helping with unit activities or fundraising.  More...

Police Blotter

Man caught rummaging through dumpsters

Tuesday, July 28  • Patrol observed a red Chevrolet traveling west on Seneca Creek Road at a high rate of speed. The vehicle was estimated to be traveling 60 mph in a 35-mph zone. The driver had a suspended New York State license.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.I want to thank the West Seneca Civic and Patriotic Commission, their sponsors and volunteers for another wonderful Community Days Celebration. The parade was patriotic and entertaining, and the fireworks show was, once again, one of the best ever. More...

Education

NJHS INDUCTION

John Velaszquez lights a candle symbolizing service during West Seneca West Middle School’s National Junior Honor Society induction. More...

On the Campus

Daemen College has named the following West Seneca residents to the spring 2015 dean’s list: Ashley Drzymala, Allyson Trank, Isabella Conidi, Amber Danks, Jesse Zappia, Mitchell Feneziani, Amber Jablonski and Danielle Romaneo.  More...

Lifestyles

Herschell Carrousel hits century mark

The Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum in North Tonawanda is home to a carousel that has a big birthday coming up.  More...

Freudig Singers seek singers for audition

The Freudig Singers of WNY is auditioning new singers for its spring concerts. To schedule an audition appointment, call 881-0256 or email rmartin@buffaloseminary.org.   More...

Alzheimer’s Association to offer caregiver support group in Southtowns

The Alzheimer’s Association Western New York Chapter will soon be expanding its caregiver support services to the Southtowns, with the addition of a caregiver support group in Orchard Park.  More...

Business

Girl Scouts of Western New York announce 2016 Women of Distinction honorees

Western New York is not short on successful women who have had a tremendous impact on their community, and Girl Scouts of Western New York is proud to honor nine of those notable women with a Woman of Distinction Award in 2016.  More...

BlueCross BlueShield discounts go digital

BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York’s signature member discount program is going digital, relaunching as Blue Discounts, featuring more than 100 local and national offers.  More...

Legislation to lift ‘blue laws’ stalls in Assembly

Erie County Legislator Patrick Burke’s “Mimosa Resolution” companion legislation in the New York State Assembly is now facing major roadblocks. More...