Weekly Feature



July 14, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Fast Pitch World Series hits town Sunday

Starting this weekend, West Seneca will be the backdrop for the National Softball Association Girls Fast Pitch World Series, set for July 17-22.  Teams will compete Monday through Thursday, with the finals on Friday at Sunshine Park in West Sene More...

Editorial

Neighborhood needs solution to flooding

Bee Editorial

Most of our planet is covered in water, and water makes up more than 75 percent of the human brain. More...

Spindle items

• ART WINNER —  Rep. Brian Higgins recently announced the winners of the annual Congressional Art Competition.  More...

Out of the Past

25 Years Ago July 18, 1991

• Thousands of children walked away winners at the first annual Kids Fun Day held Saturday at Southgate Plaza. “It was mobbed,” said Kathy Siminski, director of marketing at Southgate. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.I have a neighbor with six dogs barking all day and night. I have a retired town worker making more money than I do, and I’m working. And now they are building an $8 million fire hall. Well, it might be time to move.  More...

Sports

West’s Mancino named Bee’s Coach of Year

Success in sports is defined in a myriad of ways, many of which depend on an athlete’s or a coach’s individual philosophies. More...

Osmanski participates in first Sabres Development Camp

EA native’s hockey origins include West Seneca Wings

It has been a surreal few weeks for Austin Osmanski.  In June, the East Aurora native was drafted 189th overall by his hometown Buffalo Sabres. Last week, he took the ice for the first time as a member of the organization at Development Camp. More...

‘Blue’ athletes flourish at track invite

Members of the West Seneca “Blue” Athletics Club once again turned in solid results after taking part in Thursday’s Southern Erie Running Club Summer Track and Field Invitational at Pioneer.  More...

Entertainment

Walking Tours

thurs. 14   Chestnut Ridge Evening Hike — This Foothills Trail Club sponsored 5-mile hike will take place at 6:15 p.m. Thursday, July 14. Meet in the parking lot by the casino; Free. 548-1401, www.foothillstrailclub.org  More...

Family Activities

thurs. 14   Toddler Time — Stories, songs, movement and activities for children 2 to 5 years old, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 14, at Brighton Place Library, 999 Brighton Road, Tonawanda. 332-4375  sat. 16   More...

Festivals

thurs. 14-sun. 17   Galbani Italian Heritage Festival — Food, contests, entertainment, vendors and activities, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. More...

Queen of Heaven Carnival

Colton Gordon and his father, Harry, ride the Spinner at the Queen of Heaven Carnival this past weekend. Trevor Kotarski, 4, left, of Cheektowaga, smiles as he rides the train at the Train Station during the annual carnival. More...

Federal funding not likely for Lexington Green flooding

Residents of the Lexington Green neighborhood were disappointed to hear from the U.S. More...

Bedient, Newton take School Board oath; new officers elected

Newly elected board member Edmund Bedient and re-elected member Kate Newton were sworn in as trustees of the West Seneca Central School District during the Board of Education’s annual re-organizational meeting on Monday night.  More...

Local News

Library plans summer programs for children

The West Seneca Public Library, located at 1300 Union Road, has planned a number of summer reading events to keep children busy.  The “Ready, Set, Dive Into Summer Reading” program offers activities for children of all ages throughou More...

Board looks to establish ‘Responsible Bidder’ law

Members of the West Seneca Town Board will soon be discussing the merits of a “Responsible Bidder” law, which, if adopted, would establish requirements on public works projects. More...

Legislature supports charter revision proposal benefiting Erie County military employees

The Erie County Legislature’s Majority Caucus has announced its support for a proposed change to the charter that would benefit Erie County employees who are called to active duty with any branch of the military.  More...

Police Blotter

Woman accused in theft of smiley face spatula

Friday, July 1  • Police responded to a Main Street residence for a report of criminal mischief. The complainant said he had parked his vehicle on Hillcrest Drive overnight and found his front windshield had been broken. More...

Education

Bookstore to host writing workshops for college-bound students

Writing workshops with Emily Saeli will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday evenings, July 18 through Aug. 15, at Dog Ears Bookstore and Cafe, 688 Abbott Road.  More...

LITTLE GRADUATES

Pre-kindergarten students participate in a graduation ceremony on June 15 at Candy Land Day Care in West Seneca. More...

St. Joe’s names honor students

St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute has named the following West Seneca residents to the honor roll for the fourth quarter of the 2015-16 school year.  Grade 12  Eric Wilde  Grade 9  Riley Brotz and Patrick Healy   More...

Lifestyles

‘Kickstock’

Kickball Festival hosted by SABAH

Remember what it was like to run around and play kickball in gym class? SABAH is giving anyone 21 and older a chance to be a kid again. The first “Kickstock” Kickball Festival will take place Saturday, Aug. More...

Library offers Lego Club for children

The West Seneca Public Library will offer a Lego Club for children ages 5 to 12. The club will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. on Saturdays, including July 16, Aug. 20, Sept. 17 and Oct. 15. The club will be held at the library, 1300 Union Road. More...

Business

Bill would ban ‘spoofing’

The Senate has passed a bill that would prohibit businesses from transmitting false caller identification information intended to defraud or harass consumers. More...

Uber comes to Buffalo bearing ice cream

Ride-booking service Uber announced Tuesday that it is bringing #UberIceCream to Buffalo and more than 400 other cities on Friday, July 15.  While #UberIceCream is back for its fifth year, it is the first time it is being offered in Buffalo &mda More...

Arboretum on Blue Hill to host open house July 14

The Arboretum on Blue Hill, Treehaven Evergreen Nursery, is having an open house on Thursday, July 14, at 10745 Hilliker Road, Delevan, preceding the formal summer meeting of the New York State Christmas Tree Growers.  More...