Weekly Feature



June 8, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Community Days set for June 23-24

The West Seneca Civic and Patriotic Commission will host the annual West Seneca Community Days at Veterans Memorial Park on Friday, June 23, and Saturday, June 24.  On Friday, activities will commence at 5 p.m. More...

District curriculum cabinet lauded for graduation rate progress

The graduation rate has improved at both West Seneca high schools since the district established its curriculum cabinet, according to a presentation at Monday’s School Board meeting.  More...

Editorial

Stay fit this summer by attending a free class

Bee Editorial

If you are looking to lose weight or just remain active, summer can be a good time to get a head start. While there are plenty of activities to surf through around the area, some are even free of charge. More...

Spindle items

• ALWAYS A WRITER — While some people may take up writing as adults, I was busy penning stories — yes, putting pen and pencil to notepads — as a preteen. Within a few years I was writing for my high school newspaper. More...

Out of the Past

25 Years Ago June 11, 1992

• To the surprise of several West Seneca school officials, the proposed 1992-93 school budget was defeated by a thin margin last Wednesday. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.What a wonderful performance put on the by West Seneca Middle School at its spring instrumental concert number 2. More...

Education

On the Campus

Buffalo State has recognized the following West Seneca area residents who are undergraduate students and have earned at least a 3.5 cumulative grade point average while meeting their credit-hour requirements:  More...

West Seneca East Prom

Students line up to enter Salvatore’s Italian Gardens on Friday night for the East High School prom. More...

West Seneca West Prom

Madalyn McCutcheon and Andrew Burckhalter arrive in style at Statler City, site of the West High School prom. More...

Lifestyles

It all began in Lancaster for pro pole vaulter

Mary Saxer almost never tried pole vaulting. The former high school and NCAA All-American and current pro didn’t even pick up the sport until her junior season at Lancaster High School. More...

Burchfield hosting family event, concert series

The focus of Friends of the Burchfield Nature and Art Center has turned to the parklands, given the closure of the building in January, according to a press release from the group. More...

Fisher-Price seeks special needs children for casting opportunities

Fisher-Price is looking for children ages 5 and younger with disabilities to be featured in a future campaign. The company will host a head-shot clinic from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. More...

Business

‘Table Side Magic’ featured every Saturday at Connor’s Restaurant

Connor’s Restaurant, located at 3465 Seneca St., has had a rich history in the town of West Seneca. According to the current owner, Robert Schmitt, the restaurant was first purchased in 1893 — 124 years ago.  More...

Ace of Spades Design becomes full-time resource for WNY

Ace of Spades Design is now open full time in West Seneca as a new marketing resource for real estate agents and property managers throughout Western New York.  The locally owned company offers print design services, including property brochures More...

Westermeier Martin to host Dentistry from the Heart event

Westermeier Martin Dental Care will offer free basic dental care for low-income families during its 13th annual Dentistry from the Heart event. The service runs from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, June 16, at its East Aurora office, 950 Main St. More...

Home Depot evacuated, Bomb Squad called due to suspicious item

The Home Depot at 1881 Ridge Road was evacuated today, and the Erie County Bomb Squad responded, after a suspicious item was found at the store. More...

All dressed up

Mackenzie Krause fixes Noah Starzynski's boutonniere, above, during East’s Junior-Senior Prom at Salvatore’s Italian Gardens, while Mike Sortore and Andie MacDonald, right, make their grand entrance in the Statler City lobby for the West More...

Students at East Senior receive sobering reminder on drunken driving

Approximately 200 students at East Senior High School got an education in the consequences of drunken driving during a June 1 DWI accident demonstration organized by one of their peers.  More...

Local News

LILIES OF THE FIELD

Rosalyn McCoy, left, and her mother, Roxanne, help customers Kristen and Barb Banfield on opening day of the West Seneca Farmers Market. Vendors began plying their wares on June 1 on the lawn behind Town Hall.   More...

Town police included in county program

Erie County District Attorney John J. More...

Meetings

Town Board  Monday, June 12  A work session of the Town Board will be held at 3 p.m. prior to the regular meeting. Work sessions are open to the public.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Gratitude due Memorial Day participants

On behalf of the West Seneca Joint Veterans Committee, I would like to thank all of the organizations and groups that participated in our annual 2017 Memorial Day parade and ceremony as we honored all Americans who died defending our country around t More...

Obituaries

Death

BOLTZ, Theresa M., of West Seneca, died Wednesday, May 31, 2017. Mrs. Boltz is survived by two children, Larry Boltz and Josephine Cronmiller, and five grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence. More...

Sports

Lake Shore derails East girls lacrosse in ‘C’ final

One of the best seasons in West Seneca East girls lacrosse program history came to an end on May 31, as the Lady Trojans pushed Lake Shore into show-no-mercy mode for the second half of the Lady Eagles’ 16-9 triumph in the Section VI Class C ch More...

Turnovers prove costly in East’s bid for boys lax ‘C’ championship

The third time was not the charm for West Seneca East’s boys lacrosse team when it took on Grand Island Thursday for the Section VI Class C championship, as the top-seeded Vikings’ ability to score multiple goals in quick bursts — m More...

All-Western New York cross-country camp set

The All-Western New York Cross-Country Camp, a competitive running camp for students entering seventh through 12th grade, will be held from 8:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. July 19, 21, 24, 26 and 28.  Runners will travel to different sites each day. More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

Zumbathon to benefit Family Justice Center   More...

Entertainment

Live Local in WNY

thurs. 8   Victor Dean — 6 p.m., as part of Music On Main, Cabernet Cafe, 9 N. Ellicott near Main St., Williamsville. 631-1044, www.cabernetswinecafe.com  More...

Concerts

thurs. 8   Alternative rock group, Blue October, will perform at 8 p.m. Thursday, June 8, at The Rapids Theatre, 1711 Main St., Niagara Falls; $. 205-8925, www.rapidstheatre.com  sat. 10   More...

Theatre

wed. 14   More...