Weekly Feature



April 13, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

With free tuition comes expected responsibility

Bee Editorial

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Spindle items

• LOVE YOUR LIBRARY — Anyone who consistently reads the Spindle items knows I’m quite a fan of libraries. More...

Out of the Past

25 Years Ago April 16, 1992

• Voters at last Tuesday’s primary probably didn’t know it, but some of them might not be going to the same polling places for the next election. More...

Obituaries

Clare P. Black, lunch server

Clare P. Black (nee Regan), 84, of Lantana, Texas, formerly of West Seneca, died Friday, April 7, 2017.  Mrs. Black was born in Scranton, Pennsylvania, in 1932 and was one of nine children. More...

Sports

Experience should help West softball

Despite losing a couple of key contributors — two of whom are now playing collegiately, including one at the Division I level — off last spring’s squad, West Seneca West softball coach Lori Potter is cautiously optimistic about the More...

REGIONAL CHAMP

West Seneca resident Jordyn Moonan was crowned the Junior “A” Level 9 regional gymnastics champion during a meet held Friday through Sunday in Springfield, Massachusetts. More...

Reigning Class A softball champions hoping to further build East’s legacy

West Seneca East’s softball team put together one of its most impressive campaigns ever under then-first-year coach Sam Sebastian, claiming the program’s third Section VI title — and first since 2009 — while going 20-5 overall More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

Good Friday service hosted at Covenant   More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 13   Family Fishing Clinics — Through Earth Spirit, this is a basic introduction to the equipment, techniques and targeted fish species with a focus on angling for trout, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday, April 13. More...

Easter/Dyngus Day

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Comedy

thurs. 13   Minor League ComedySportz is made up of players who are graduates or students of the CSz Training program. Come on out and see what they’ve learned so far, 7 p.m. More...

Buffalo Psych death toll ‘shocking’

Questioning the security of patients at the Buffalo Psychiatric Center, Assemblyman Michael Kearns has been digging into safety statistics that he calls “alarming.” More...

Frawley named acting principal

West Elementary

Kristen Frawley, teacher on special assignment, will serve as the acting assistant principal at West Elementary School.  Frawley will fill the position for Principal Carolyn Anderson until June.  More...

Local News

FASNY funding may grant full ride for volunteer firefighters

In order to keep recruitment and retention up among volunteer firefighters, the Firemen’s Association of the State of New York has applied for federal aid to support local fire companies.  (See editorial on page four)  More...

Access denied

Department of Environmental Conservation rejects proposal for Northern Access Pipeline

Plans for a 97-mile gas pipeline came to a halt on Friday after the state Department of Environmental Conservation rejected the plan by National Fuel.  The DEC claimed the Northern Access Pipeline, which would transport natural gas between Penns More...

ON OUR WAY

Participants gather in St. John Vianney Church April 5 for the final day of “On The Way To The Cross,” the annual Lenten Journey program sponsored by the West Seneca Community of Churches.   More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Who in West Seneca, homeowner and resident, does not receive a STAR rebate? According to the website, every homeowner is entitled to one or the other of the STAR rebates. More...

Education

District announces 2016-17 concerts

• Thursday, April 27 — Mother’s Day rehearsal, 6 p.m. at West Senior High School, 3330 Seneca St.  • Tuesday, May 2 — Mother’s Day rehearsal, 6 p.m. at East Senior High School, 4760 Seneca St.  More...

On the Campus

Rachael Battles of West Seneca was honored April 5 with the Erie Community College 2017 Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence. Battles is an early childhood major.   More...

Lifestyles

Buffalo’s growing Dyngus Day celebration expands to Poland

Monday, April 17

In spite of past ridicule by CNN’s Anderson Cooper — and perhaps because of it — Buffalo’s Dyngus Day celebrations have ballooned in size since 2012. More...

Fellowship Wesleyan plans Easter egg hunt

Fellowship Wesleyan Church will hold its annual Easter egg hunt for children age three years to fifth grade Saturday, April 15. The event will start at 11 a.m. at the church, 1645 Southwestern Blvd. For more information call 675-9245.   More...

GIVE THEM SHELTER

Robert, a team member at Harbor House, receives a new microwave oven and toasters from Mary Lou Dietrich, a West Seneca Community of Churches representative, purchased with offerings received at the weekly Lenten Journey services. More...

Business

Therapy center aims to bring out the best in patients

Since its start in 2012, Howard Physical Therapy employees have devoted themselves to providing one-on-one treatment for patients throughout Western New York.  From the secretary to the therapist to the assistants, those at the Depew practice wa More...

YMCA exceeds 2017 annual campaign goal

YMCA Buffalo Niagara leadership, volunteers and staff gathered at the Westin Buffalo to celebrate the completion of its 2017 annual campaign with a victory dinner April 6.  More...

Niagara Frontier Chapter offering scholarships

The Niagara Frontier Chapter of New York State Women Inc. is offering three scholarships of $1,000 each, directed to nontraditional college women who are seeking career advancement through furthering their education. More...