Weekly Feature



February 16, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

District offers college prep courses

West Seneca Central School District’s Continuing and Community Education program will offer a handful of college and test preparation courses this spring, offering advice and tutoring to students and parents alike.  All courses are offered More...

Editorial

Prevent thefts from occurring — use door locks

Bee Editorial

Recently, Bee reporters have noticed that one of the most common reports answered by the East Aurora Police Department is residential complaints regarding items stolen from unlocked vehicles.  This is a topic The Bee has written about in previou More...

Spindle items

• HAVE FAITH, WILL GATHER — Ebenezer United Church of Christ will host an interfaith prayer service at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19, at the church, 630 Main St.  More...

Out of the Past

EBENEZER BOOKBINDERY — One of the Ebenezer Colony’s many industries was a bookbindery located at Union Road and Indian Church Road. They produced school books and other publications here until leaving the area by the 1860s. More...

Obituaries

Janice L. Poppendeck, nurse

Janice L. Poppendeck (nee Clark), 96, of Getzville, formerly of West Seneca, died Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017.  Mrs. Poppendeck was born on Nov. 19, 1920, in Buffalo and graduated from Public School No. 67 and South Park High School. More...

Death Notice

PIECZYNSKI, Arlene, of Ocala Florida, formerly of West Seneca, died Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017. Mrs. Pieczynski is survived by her husband, Martin; two children, David and Donald; and six grandchildren. A memorial Mass will be held on Wednesday, Feb. More...

Sports

Lady Indian cagers win first league game in finale

West Seneca West’s girls basketball team saved its best for last, taking down Lancaster in Monday’s regular-season finale, 43-42, for its only divisional triumph of the year.  More...

Crosstown rivals skate to OT tie in fitting regular-season finale

Hockey

Both West Seneca East’s and West Seneca West’s hockey coaches were impressed by the solid all-around play exhibited in Friday’s regular-season finale, so it was only appropriate that both squads were able to skate away from their Se More...

Women’s golf club seeks members

The Elma Meadows women’s golf club is currently seeking new members for the upcoming golf season. Club members, who can choose either 9- or 18-hole options, will play on Thursdays at Elma Meadows starting in May. More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

St. John’s Church to hold ravioli dinner   More...

Business

M&T Bank provides $600,000 to support homebuyer education

M&T Bank provided over $600,000 in grants to 40 not-for-profit organizations providing homeownership education services to thousands of individuals, families, seniors, students, veterans and others across New York State since the beginning of 201 More...

YMCA offers early summer camp promotion

YMCA Buffalo Niagara is offering early summer camp registration for kids across Western New York. Children registered in the month of February will receive a free T-shirt, and children registering for overnight camp will receive a free hoodie.  More...

Community Foundation accepting scholarship applications

The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo scholarship application process for the 2017-18 academic year is accepting online applications.  More...

Board seeks interim superintendent

Following a long executive session Saturday morning, the West Seneca Board of Education elected to temporarily extend the timeline for the district’s superintendent search, according to board President Kate Newton.  The board will now move More...

Lexington Green berm removal examined

“Should the town go in, at expense of the taxpayers, again, and remove the berm?” asked Town Supervisor Sheila Meegan during a recent work session of the West Seneca Town Board. More...

Local News

Resident set to star in ‘Other Desert Cities’

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Nestled in the Roycroft Pavilion in Hamlin Park, Aurora Players will open its 83rd season with its premiere of Jon Robin Baitz’s Pulitzer Prize finalist, “Other Desert Cities,” Friday, Feb. More...

CENTENARIAN

Carmella Rizzo, a resident of Garden Gate Health Care Facility in Cheektowaga, celebrates her 100th birthday at a party in her honor. Rizzo was born in Buffalo on Feb. 18, 1917, to Frank and Lucy Verdi.  More...

WNY residents share thoughts on Northern Access Pipeline project

More than 100 people from across Western New York weighed in on the future of a highly debated pipeline during a meeting Feb. 8 at Iroquois High School.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.I am very disappointed in the West Seneca School Board’s decision to shut out parents from the superintendent search committee. Isn’t West Seneca known for its highly-respected and appreciated parent participation? More...

Education

West Seneca names December Students of Month

The following West Seneca high school students have each been named Student of the Month for December in these specific academic subjects:  East Senior   More...

Lifestyles

Sharing the memories:

Steel Plant Museum preserves photos, artifacts, personal accounts

On Nov. 9, 2016, Lackawanna and many Western New Yorkers were devastated by the fire at Bethlehem Steel. More...

‘Ticket to Read’ raffle planned at library

The West Seneca Public Library will offer a teens “Ticket to Read” program through Tuesday, Feb. 28. Teens age 12 to 17 are welcome to join by picking up a reading ticket at the desk. More...

West Seneca West Senior High presents 'Mary Poppins'

HERE COMES TROUBLE — Michael and Jane Banks, played by Charlie Calieri and Brooke Antilla, anticipate the arrival of Mary Poppins. More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

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Art

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Special Events

thurs. 16-tues. 21   Lumagination — A captivating and interactive exhibit that will transform the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens with light, sound and imagination, Thursday, Feb. 16, through Tuesday, Feb. More...