Weekly Feature



February 2, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

The heart of the issue of National Heart Month

Bee Editorial

February is a month synonymous with hearts — candy hearts, heart-shaped valentines and even the hearts beating inside your own bodies. More...

Spindle items

• SAVE THE DATE — February looks to be a quiet month in the Town of West Seneca with just a few dates jumping off the calendar.  More...

Out of the Past

25 Years Ago Feb. 6, 1992

• For a brief time last week, the Indian that represents West Seneca West High and the Trojan from West Seneca East were forced to go sloganless. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Now that the budget has passed and Sheila Meegan has her raise and they have raised taxes again, I see they are back to hiring people and giving town employees pay increases. The Town Board just doesn’t get it. More...

Sports

East hockey hands Vikings first league loss

Friday couldn’t come soon enough for a West Seneca East’s hockey team that had been waiting a long time to get another crack at Grand Island.  More...

West wrestlers prepping for postseason

West Seneca West’s wrestling team got an early taste of what’s to come starting with this weekend’s Class AA Championship Tournament at Lancaster by taking part in the annual Ken-Ton Tournament at Kenmore West.  More...

Swim team places seventh at ‘AA’ ECICs

West Seneca’s combined district squad turned in a number of solid performances on the way to placing seventh in the team standings at this past weekend’s ECIC “AA” Championships at Sweet Home.  More...

Entertainment

Workshops/Classes

thurs. 2   Oil Painting with Skylar Borgstrom — 6:30-9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2, at Buffalo Arts StudioX25, Tri-Main Building, 2495 Main St., Buffalo; $200. 833-4450, www.buffaloartsstudio.org  More...

Family Activities

thurs. 2   Toddler Time — Stories, songs, movement and activities for children 2 to 5 years old, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 2, at Brighton Place Library, 999 Brighton Road, Tonawanda; Free - registration required. 332-4375  More...

Special Events

thurs. 2   Lumagination — A captivating and interactive exhibit that will transform the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens with light, sound and imagination, Thursday, Feb. 2, through Saturday, Feb. More...

Forensic architect to make determination on Burchfield

Town officials expect to hear soon from their forensic architect regarding the next steps for the now closed Burchfield Nature & Art Center.  A forensic architect is called in to find a building’s alleged failings and offer an objecti More...

Library raffles off book towers

The West Seneca Public Library is celebrating the recent groundbreaking for its expanded facilities with an ongoing book tower raffle through Sunday, Feb. More...

Local News

Joseph Lorigo named to ECIDA Board

The Erie County Legislature’s Majority Leader, Joseph Lorigo, legislator for the 10th District, has been named to the Erie County Industrial Development Agency Board of Directors for 2017.  More...

Meetings

Town Board  Monday, Feb. 6  — 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, Feb. 6  More...

Self-driving cars, electric cars innovation of 2017

In 2016, consumers were inundated with sales pitches for hybrid, electric and other alternative-fuel vehicles, and this frenzy took place as development of semi-autonomous to fully self-driving cars continues to ramp up.  So, will 2017 finally b More...

Letters to the Editor

Restaurant helps during storm

The generosity of local business was appreciated during the winter storm that hit Erie County on Jan. 5 and impacted many commuters.  More...

Education

D.A.R.E. TO CARE

More than 200 canned goods collected by students in the fifth-grade D.A.R.E. program at West Seneca East Middle School will be donated to Fourteen Holy Helpers’ Food Pantry. More...

‘Create It!’ exhibit to open Friday

West Seneca Academy of Visual Arts students will open their “Create It!” exhibit at Enjoy the Journey Art Gallery Friday, Feb. 3.  An opening reception will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. More...

Magical adventures await in West’s ‘Mary Poppins’

“Mary Poppins” started out as a popular children’s book series by P.L. Travers in 1934. Then came Walt Disney, who turned it into a cinematic experience in 1964. More...

Lifestyles

Canalside Buffalo...

home to a multitude of winter activities

I f you’re looking for something to get rid of those winter blues, there’s something to do pretty much every day of the week down at Canalside. More...

Covenant makes soup for sale Feb. 11

Covenant United Methodist Church will hold a homemade soup sale from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11. Take out only. A variety of soups will be available for $8 a quart. Call 674-6869 weekdays for more information.   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, Feb. 2  10 a.m. — Ceramics  More...

Business

Chamber Award recipients

Chamber Member It was in 2008 when Nathan Springer and Shawn Schweis first had the idea to go into the restaurant business for themselves. The duo had been working together elsewhere for two years when they sought out a location in West Seneca. More...

Local retailers participate in 25th annual Check Out Hunger campaign

Western New Yorkers will be able to help feed hungry families in the community while shopping for groceries throughout the month of February.  More...

Gas prices dip as demand declines, according to AAA

The national average price for regular unleaded gasoline is now $2.27 per gallon, down four cents from last week, but up 47 cents from one year ago. The New York state average is $2.50 per gallon, down two cents from last week. More...