Weekly Feature



October 6, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Extended season, larger events advised to boost market attendance in 2017

Main Street Marketplace, West Seneca’s farmers and artisans market held on the Town Hall campus on Thursday afternoons in the summer, concluded in early September with lower customer volume than the previous year.  More...

Editorial

Fire Prevention Week to kick off on Oct. 9

Bee Editorial

A common phrase many learn in school is “stop, drop and roll.” This comes to mind with the approach of Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 9 through 15. More...

Spindle items

• LIFELONG LEARNERS — It’s officially fall, which means one great thing for those like me who love to learn: a new community education brochure is out.  More...

Out of the Past

25 Years Ago Oct. 10, 1991

• A group of residents angry about the West Seneca Town Board’s refusal to overturn a zoning variance decision picketed outside the town hall Monday before a board meeting.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.To the people of West Seneca who ask when will we elect a town board or school board that knows how to lower taxes instead of raising them, the answer is simple: when residents exercise their right to vote. Our voter turnout is embarrassingly low. More...

Sports

High School Sports Calendar

Friday, October 7 Football:  East at Iroquois, 7 p.m.; West vs. McKinley, 7 p.m. Girls soccer:  East at Orchard Park, 7 p.m. Boys volleyball:  East at West (at Buffalo Niagara Court Center), 5 p.m.  More...

High School Sports Scoreboard

West Seneca East Football:  def. South Park 17-14 Boys soccer:  lost to Iroquois 6-2, lost to McKinley 5-4 Girls soccer:  lost to Williamsville East 7-0 Boys volleyball:  def. Amherst 25-15, 25-17, 25-18  More...

Ziemba’s hat trick leads West field hockey past East

Katie Ziemba found the back of West Seneca East’s net three times during West Seneca West’s meeting with its crosstown rival on Sept. More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

Seniors to hear about ‘Prosperity, Conflict’   More...

Entertainment

Historical Tours

thurs. 6   More...

Festivals

fri. 7-sun. 16   More...

Special Events

fri. 7 & sat. 8   Coin & Stamp Show — Join the Buffalo Numismatic Association for its annual convention, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7, and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. More...

Vote closes resource center

It has been one year since the West Seneca Stakeholders Coalition opened a community resource center at New Hope United Methodist Church. On Tuesday, the members voted to close the center and refocus their efforts on youth.  More...

Old fashioned barber shop makes history with first female barber

Sheen of scissors, buzz of razors and lather of shaving cream — features as iconic as the red-and-white-striped barber’s pole at Burns Barber Shop in West Seneca.  New to the old-fashioned shop is Kim Kashino, the 22-year-old Hamburg More...

Local News

Resident establishes ‘Luggage with Love’

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Children in foster care are moved many times from home to home, and along the way their personal possessions are lost, misplaced or stolen, transported only in a garbage bag. More...

GREAT GOURD

Resident Jeff Podraza took third place in this year’s World Pumpkin Weigh-off, which was held Sunday at the Great Pumpkin Farm in Clarence. His pumpkin weighed in at 1,427 pounds.   More...

Permanent Buffalo River access point requested

Emergency Manager John Gullo has requested the Town Board’s support in sending correspondence to the state Department of Transportation regarding the bridge replacement at Harlem Road.  More...

Letters to the Editor

School tax bills have decreased

A famous joke, from a well-known comic, has it that there are three types of people in this world: those who can do math and those who can’t.  More...

Police Blotter

Brake light stop reveals driver has no license

Wednesday, Sept. 28  • Police stopped a Buffalo man on Potters Road for a missing passenger-side brake light. During the stop, it was discovered that the man had a suspended driver’s license. More...

Education

District announces 2016-17 concert series

Thursday, Oct. 27 — East Senior Prisms Concert, 7 p.m. at East Senior High School, 4760 Seneca St.  Tuesday, Nov. 1 — West Senior Fall Choral Concert, 7 p.m. at West Senior High School, 3330 Seneca St.  More...

On the Campus

Megan Partacz of West Seneca has been named a member of Alpha Delta Pi at Ashland University. Partacz is majoring in dietetics and was a 2013 graduate of West Seneca East High School.   More...

Lifestyles

Restaurants prepare for 14th Dining Out for Life

Evergreen Health is collaborating with Western New York’s vibrant restaurant scene to present Dining Out for Life for the 14th year.  More...

St. John’s plans vendor, craft fair

A Vendor and Craft fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, to Benefit St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran’s building fund. Admission is $2 per person, which includes one strip of 10 auction ticket. More...

Pet Blessing

ALL CREATURES HERE BELOW — Hailey Griffin and her mother, Kate, bring their dog, Daisy, to St. David’s Episcopal Church on Sunday morning for the Pet Blessing by the Rev. Cathy Ritz. More...

Business

SMALL BUSINESS BACKBONE

Sen. Patrick Gallivan speaks to members of the small-business community during a summit focused on customer service and how to create loyal customers, held Tuesday at Certo Brothers Distributing. More...

Empire One opens new banking location

After two months in their new building, Empire One Federal Credit Union welcomed the community to a grand-opening celebration of their new Orchard Park headquarters at 3020 Orchard Park Road in West Seneca.  More...

Marrano building safer, more energy efficient homes

West Seneca-based Marrano Homes is again setting the standard for home builders by incorporating new standard features that will increase safety and energy efficiency.  “These are the safest, most energy-efficient homes Marrano has ever co More...