Weekly Feature



March 2, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Recycling a fundamental savings for the future

Bee Editorial

As a community, West Seneca is often outspoken regarding the burden of high taxes faced by residents — a complaint seemingly ubiquitous among New York townships. More...

Spindle items

• SAVE THE DATE — Those looking for a night out on the town can stop by West Seneca East Senior High School Thursday, March 9, through Saturday, March 11, for a performance of “Godspell.”  More...

Out of the Past

25 Years Ago March 5, 1992

• No longer is it one citizen and five trees against Erie County. Heavy hitters have been called into the fray, and the battle has escalated. More...

Police Blotter

Woman asleep in vehicle charged with DWI

Sunday, Feb. 19  • A Florence Avenue man was stopped on Seneca Street for an expired inspection. A computer check showed the driver’s license to be suspended. More...

Education

East students prepare for spring production

‘Godspell’ takes stage

As Philip Farugia prepares for his 17th year as director of the West Seneca East Senior musical, he says this year’s production of “Godspell” stands alone compared to all of the others. More...

District announces 2016-17 concerts

• Saturday, March 4 — Erie County Music Educators Association Elementary Rehearsal, Sweet Home Middle School.  • Wednesday, March 8 — Erie County Music Educators Association Elementary Rehearsal, Sweet Home Middle School.&n More...

On the Campus

Emily Barrett, of West Seneca, graduated magna cum laude from Ithaca College’s School of Humanities and Sciences with a degree in mathematics in December. She was also named to the dean’s list for the fall 2016 semester.  More...

Lifestyles

Save the Michaels House of Hope presents ‘BUFFALO STRONG!’

Save the Michaels of the World Inc. is an education organization that was established in 2011 to create awareness of prescription drug addiction, overdose and suicide. More...

St. John’s Church to hold ravioli dinner

St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church will host a ravioli dinner and electronics raffle from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday, March 5, at the church, 3512 Clinton St., West Seneca. Dinner tickets are $8 in advance or $10 at the door. 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, March 2  10 a.m. — Ceramics  More...

Business

Northtowns auto shop owner opens Elma business

There’s a new logo at the site of the old Flynn Auto repair shop. More...

H&R Block offers five free tax preparation options

For taxpayers, H&R Block is offering five free tax preparation services, including working with a tax professional, a do-it-yourself product that doesn’t have income restrictions and special programs resulting from partnerships with the Uni More...

Girl Scouts of WNY to host cookie rally

Girl Scouts of Western New York is hosting a free Girl Scout citywide cookie rally for girls in kindergarten through 12th grade in Buffalo. More...

United Church Manor celebrating 30 years with open house

Almost $1 million in renovations to apartments at United Church Manor, which staff said have significantly improved the lives of residents, will be unveiled as the community celebrates its 30th anniversary this weekend with an open house.  More...

Agreement renewed with Modern Recycling

Residents of West Seneca will be happy to learn that their recycling and garbage pickup schedule will remain the same in 2017.  At Monday night’s meeting, the Town Board approved a one-year renewal agreement for collection of recyclables w More...

Local News

Scout’s project honors late great-grandfather

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Earning the Gold Award is no easy feat, but Juliana Tatar, a freshman at West Seneca West High School and a Scout with Girl Scout Troop 31920, is about to do just that.  Tatar has been a Scout since kindergarten.  More...

Boy Scout ‘Fire and Ice’ event set for March 16

The Greater Niagara Frontier Council will hold one of its largest annual fundraising events, “Fire and Ice,” from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, March 16, at the Hotel at the Lafayette, 391 Washington St.  More...

Hockey player charged following in-game assault

Brandon Day of Cheektowaga, a 19-year-old freshman defenseman hockey player from Erie Community College, is facing harassment, disorderly conduct and criminal mischief charges following an incident during the college’s game against Dakota Colle More...

Letters to the Editor

In-district UPK a consistent option

Since 1990, I have served the students, families and taxpayers of West Seneca primarily as a kindergarten and preschool teacher. By my account, I have worked with at least 600 emergent readers between the ages of 4 and 6. More...

Journalism is a high calling

While in Orchard Park on Thursday to see my granddaughter, Samantha Fischer, play basketball for Orchard Park High School against Williamsville North, I read your op-ed piece, “An insult to every reliable, hard-working U.S. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Beware, West Seneca community. The teachers’ union has boldly shown its partisan support for three current board members by advertising how they stood up to the process of selecting our next superintendent. More...

Sports

East hockey wins Fed Small Schools title

Trojans had never reached semifinals prior to 2016-17

West Seneca East hockey coach Phil Prynn was still trying to process Tuesday morning what his team had accomplished not even 12 hours earlier — perhaps due to the lack of sleep, but more likely because of the magnitude of what the Trojans had d More...

Lady Indians boast section’s Most Valuable Track, Field performers at indoor sectionals

West Seneca West’s girls indoor track team capped off its impressive performance in Saturday’s annual Section VI Championship meet at Houghton College by learning of the selection of sophomore Anna Rybczynski and senior Emily Marchitte as More...

Sweet Home’s Brandt improves on prior performance, ends East girls hoops’ year in A-1 prequarter

Danielle Brandt proved to be quite the thorn in the side of West Seneca East’s girls basketball team during a recent two-week span.  More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

Carmarie’s Seniors to perform March 3   More...

Entertainment

Theatre

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Family Activities

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Special Events

fri. 3   Queen City Roller Girls — Come watch the Subzero Sirens vs. an opponent to be announced, 7 p.m. Friday, March 3, at Buffalo RiverWorks, 359 Ganson St., on the shore of the Buffalo River, Buffalo; $. More...