Weekly Feature



August 10, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Legislators seek public support to keep children’s center in West Seneca

Residents who believe the Western New York Children’s Psychiatric Center should continue to operate as a standalone facility in West Seneca are urged to contact Gov. More...

Editorial

Vaccinations necessary for all U.S. children

Bee Editorial

August, for many people, is known for hot summer days, back-to-school shopping and generally, celebrating the last bit of summer. More...

Spindle items

• LOSING YOURSELF — It seems there is a day to celebrate just about everything, and as I sit at my computer on Aug. 9, I learn that today is National Book Lovers Day.  More...

Out of the Past

25 Years Ago Aug. 13, 1992

• Lorraine Masset had a tone of excitement and optimism in her voice yesterday as she reflected on the first day of distribution of some 20,000 yellow recycling boxes. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.As a town resident and taxpayer, why am I not allowed to play baseball with my three young children at Firemen’s Park at 10 am during the week? I was told I had to leave, something about needing a permit. More...

Education

West Middle invites sixth-graders to August orientation

Incoming West Middle School sixth-grade students are invited to a student orientation program from 11:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 29, at the school, 395 Center Road.   More...

District lists August activity

Though school is currently not in session, teachers, administrators, coaches and staff at the West Seneca Central School District are actively preparing for the upcoming 2017-18 school year. More...

Lifestyles

NFTA veteran bomb dog a repeat pick for high-profile security details

In his short but illustrious working life, King, one of the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority’s top explosives detection dogs, has seen a lot. More...

Entertainment

Live Local in WNY

thurs. 10   Dosareality — 6 p.m., as part of Music On Main, at the corner of Main and Rock streets, Williamsville.  More...

Performance

thurs. 10   The New Direction Band — Will perform at the Lackawanna Senior Center Concert in the Park, 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 10, at 230 Martin Road, Lackawanna. www.thenewdirectionband.com  More...

Concerts

thurs. 10   Robert Randolph and the Family Band will perform Thursday, Aug. 10, as part of the Canalside Live Concert series, with music starting at 5 p.m. at Canalside, 44 Prime St., Buffalo; $. 430-9072, www.canalsidebuffalo.com  More...

Needs pave way for district future

Educational leaders in the West Seneca School District are collaborating to generate a master wish list as part of a districtwide needs assessment. More...

Town alleges defective design

Notice of claim served to design professionals, architect in Burchfield building issue

Seven months after structural damage was first observed at the Burchfield Nature and Art Center building, a notice of claim has been served to the design professionals, the architect and the civil engineer responsible for the building.  More...

Local News

Lions Club hosts summer concert series

The West Seneca Lions Club will host a series of concerts on Thursdays this summer at the bandshell behind Town Hall, 1250 Union Road. Music starts at 7 p.m.  The schedule is as follows:  Aug. 10 — Doug Yeomans Band  Aug. More...

Meetings

Town Board  Monday, Aug. 21  The regular meeting of Town Board will be held at 3 p.m.  — All meetings, unless noted, begin at 7 p.m. and are held in Council Chambers at Town Hall, 1250 Union Road. More...

Grant provides social work program to Queen of Heaven, Catholic Charities

Catholic Charities of Buffalo’s In-School Social Work Program was the recent recipient of a $411,000 grant from Fidelis Care, the New York State Catholic Health Plan. More...

Letters to the Editor

Town praised for Gaelic Games

Hope you have heard of the many videos on YouTube concerning your fields and town.  More...

Police Blotter

Only screws as clues in license plate ruse

Tuesday, Aug. 1  • A Knox Avenue woman reported that a license plate was stolen off the rear of her vehicle. More...

Obituaries

Death Notice

SCHMID, Pamela J. (nee Harrington), of West Seneca, died Friday, Aug. 4, 2017. Mrs. Schmid is survived by her husband, Joseph, and seven siblings, Edward, Virginia Szabo, David, Nancy Godson, Phyllis Brennan, Joseph and James. More...

Sports

‘Blue’ Athletics’ summer season concludes

The West Seneca “Blue” Athletics summer track and field program saw its 2017 season come to an end Thursday when its competitors took part in the Southern Erie Running Club’s Summer Track and Field Competition at Pioneer High School More...

STARS SHINE BRIGHTLY

The West Seneca Shooting Stars U12 girls soccer team won the Blue Division of the recently-held Lancaster Tournament. More...

TIDE baseball tryouts slated

The 14U TIDE baseball program will be having tryouts for the 2018 season at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

Benefit to be held for Marlene McMillian   More...

Business

BlueCross BlueShield introduces enhanced digital wellness tools

As the demand for digital health tools continues to rise, BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York has introduced an enhanced digital wellness platform, MyHealth, developed in partnership with Welltok, a consumer health enterprise company, designed t More...

Walk Off Hunger campaign raises $93,000

The 10th annual Walk Off Hunger, presented by Life Storage, raised a record-breaking $93,000 for the Food Bank of WNY, according to a release from the organization.  The proceeds from the event will help the Food Bank provide 558,000 nutritious More...

Whole Foods to open Sept. 15, feature restaurant

Whole Foods Market Buffalo’s first Western New York location is scheduled to open at 9 a.m. Friday, Sept. 15.  The 50,000-square-foot natural and organic supermarket will be located in the Northtown Plaza at 3097 Sheridan Drive.  More...