Weekly Feature



December 15, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Manley named ‘Citizen of Month’ for Erie County

James Manley of West Seneca has been named the November 2016 Erie County Citizen of the Month for his dedication to the community, especially ensuring that veterans receive the services they deserve.  Manley was recognized by Erie County Legisla More...

Editorial

Use common sense when traveling in snow

Bee Editorial

While the snow just began falling across the metro Buffalo area this week, we hope everyone in the community is prepared for the possibility of winter weather affecting road conditions and travel.  It is most imperative to remember that the safe More...

Spindle items

• CHRISTMAS COURTESY — As I have done every holiday season since being named editor of The West Seneca Bee, here is my annual plea for courtesy during Christmas.  More...

Out of the Past

25 Years Ago Dec. 19, 1991

• It took a few months and more than a few dollars, but Lorraine Basil finally got the decision she was looking for. Last week, the State Supreme Court ruled that a zoning variance, granted in West Seneca Aug. 28, was improper.  More...

Police Blotter

Things go awry for pie delivery guy

Friday, Dec. 9  • A Blasdell man was stopped on Seneca Street for an expired registration. He was also found to have a suspended license. More...

Education

School News

Rayne Francis-Barberio, a senior at Christian Central Academy in Williamsville, has been named to the honor roll for the first quarter of the 2016-17 academic year. Francis-Barberio is a resident of West Seneca.   More...

East Middle collaborates with Buffalo’s Good Neighbors

Students in West Seneca East Middle School’s seventh grade home and careers class recently received a presentation by Gail Potter from Buffalo’s Good Neighbors.  More...

Programs to help students with career choices

According to a release from Erie 1 BOCES Harkness Career and Technical Center, local high school counselors were invited in late October to the center, at 99 Aero Drive in Cheektowaga, to learn about career and technical programs that will be availab More...

Lifestyles

Bikers give holiday gift of bicycles to 40 boys and girls

For a second year running, the members of the Buffalo/Erie chapter of American Bikers Aimed Toward Education are giving the gift of bicycles to needy kids through the Boys & Girls Clubs of Buffalo, hoping to liberate them from their devices and s More...

Library brings Christmas tales

The West Seneca Public Library will host an evening of Christmas tales from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 21, at the library, 1300 Union Road. Children in preschool to grade four can join to hear Christmas stories. More...

Bee Senior News

These activities are scheduled at the West Seneca Senior Center, 4620 Seneca St. For more information, call the center at 675-9288, or visit the town’s website at www.westseneca.net.   Thursday, Dec. 15  9 a.m. More...

Business

G.A. Family Services receives Ford transit van

In honor of the Ford Friendship Express 20th anniversary, and in the spirit of Giving Tuesday, Western New York Ford Dealers surprised three nonprofits across Buffalo with a new Ford Transit van. More...

Despite vehicle advances, breakdowns at record high

Despite advances in vehicle technology, including maintenance reminders and other dashboard alerts designed to mitigate roadside trouble, AAA rescued a record-breaking 32 million drivers in 2015, with more battery, flat tire and key problems than eve More...

McGuire Group employee honored for years of service

The McGuire Group, operator of five local health care facilities, recently announced that Dawn Thomas, LPN, celebrated her 5-year employment anniversary with the company.  More...

Board issues RFP for search consultant

Personnel matters during school board meetings don’t typically warrant a standing ovation, but when West Seneca Superintendent Mark Crawford announced Monday night that he will not be leaving as soon as expected, the room went wild.  Crawf More...

Aspiring filmmaker, singer record new music video in West Seneca

West Seneca West graduate Lynz Munich is a singer whose vocal talents are gaining major recognition in Western New York. More...

Local News

Legislature commits $100,000 to bring ride-sharing to WNY

The Erie County Legislature and Visit Buffalo Niagara recently announced a $100,000 commitment in the legislative fight to bring ride-sharing services, such as Uber and Lyft, to Buffalo and all of upstate New York.  More...

Meetings

Town Board  Monday, Dec. 19  — All meetings, unless noted, begin at 7 p.m. and are held in Council Chambers at Town Hall, 1250 Union Road. Meetings are open to the public.  School Board  Monday, Jan. 9  More...

Legislation to provide national boost for health care initiatives

21st Century Cures Act

Area congressional leadership on Friday discussed passage of bipartisan legislation that will direct $6.3 billion to boost the health care industry and provide new funding for national-based health agencies.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Children’s center among the best

Recently, we were notified of an Albany decision to accept requests for proposals to close the Western New York Children’s Psychiatric Center in West Seneca and relocate the children to the Buffalo Psychiatric Center. It is wrong for Gov. More...

Winter is ‘snow’ much fun

It’s the time of the year that with the snow flying and drifting, everyone should be more aware of sidewalks in front of our homes and businesses. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Yes, Sheila, now that you’ve received your raise, what do you want to do for us poor seniors and veterans? You are not giving us any tax breaks at all, and we wish to have you drop the taxes for us poor citizens.  More...

Sports

District girls bowling team aiming to use depth to surprise opponents

West Seneca’s combined district girls bowling team put together a respectable .500 season last winter, but after graduating just three keglers off that squad — only one of whom coach Scott Schreiner described as a “key contributor&r More...

Second-quarter effort pushes Clarence girls hoops past West

West Seneca West girls basketball team held its own against Clarence’s much taller squad in Thursday’s ECIC I opener, but a second quarter surge by the Lady Red Devils gave them the cushion they would need in what was otherwise an even ba More...

Former team member joins district boys swimming staff

West Seneca East graduate Dan DiPizio was one of the combined district boys swimming team’s leaders this year, but unlike many competitors who lose touch with their squad once they’re no longer a daily presence in the hallways, DiPizio wi More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

‘Bad Habit’ to perform at Mooney’s Dec. 17   The band “Bad Habit” will perform at Mooney’s Sports Bar and Grill, 1537 Union Road, from 9 p.m. to midnight Saturday, Dec. 17. Call 675-7575 for more information. More...

Entertainment

Holiday

thurs. 15   Pat Shea Holiday Concert — Join the noted performer as he presents a concert of all your holiday favorites, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15, at the Lancaster Opera House, 21 Central Ave., Lancaster; $. More...

Special Events

ongoing: now-May 19   More...

Family Activities

thurs. 15   More...