Weekly Feature



September 28, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Masterson’s Garden Center gears up for Honey Harvest Festival

There’s an excited buzz at Masterson’s Garden Center in East Aurora. On Oct. 7 and 8, the owners will hold their fifth annual Honey Harvest Festival, an event aimed at educating the community about the benefit of bees. More...

Editorial

Town property should be smoke-free

Bee Editorial

Residents of West Seneca — and especially smokers — should take note of an upcoming public hearing to be held at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 30, at West Seneca Town Hall, 1250 Union Road. The hearing is in regard to Local Law No. More...

Spindle items

• POLICE NEWS — For readers who checked out the Bee’s editorial on Sept. 14 regarding access to police records, we have an update: There will no longer be a blotter printed in our weekly paper.   More...

Out of the Past

25 Years Ago Oct. 1, 1992

• After hearing jeers from the crowd a week ago, the West Seneca Town Board was cheered Monday night for its decision to reject a proposed townhouse development on Center Road. More...

Sports

East gridders set points record in win

For the past two weeks, the team’s performance on one side of the ball has been instrumental in the formula for victory for West Seneca East’s football team.  More...

East girls tennis defeats West

West Seneca East’s girls tennis team picked up its second win of the season when it defeated rival West Seneca West, 3-2, on Sept. 19.  Kasandra Kraebel took the first singles point by 7-6 (7-4), 6-0 scores. More...

Lady Indian harriers beat the heat, Clarence

West Seneca West’s cross-country team took on not only a formidable foe in Clarence on Sept. 19, but the heat and humidity as well during a crucial ECIC I clash.  More...

Business

Rusty Nickel celebrates Buffalo Beer Week

Buffalo Beer week at Rusty Nickel Brewing Co. continues this weekend.  FemAle Batch No. More...

Garden Gate employees honored for service anniversaries

Rachel Bezak, a West Seneca resident, recently celebrated her 20-year employment anniversary with the McGuire Group’s Garden Gate Health Care Center, the company announced.  As a dietary aide, Bezak is responsible for supporting the health More...

YMCA to offer new swim lessons

YMCA Buffalo Niagara has joined other YMCAs across the United States to launch a new swim lesson curriculum, increasing the accessibility and enjoyment of swimming for all ages and skill levels.  According to a press release, the latest evolutio More...

Hearings set on levy limit override, smoking ban on town property

Public hearings regarding a tax levy limit override and prohibition of smoking on town property have been scheduled by the West Seneca Town Board.  (See editorial on page four)  The first, regarding the tax levy limit, will be held at 7 p.m More...

Gallivan, Chamber to host small business event Oct. 3

State Sen. Patrick Gallivan is once again teaming up with the West Seneca Chamber of Commerce and leaders in business development to present a small business summit from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3, at Southgate Plaza on Union Road.  More...

Local News

Elma Pumpkin Festival seeks volunteers

Organizers for the annual Pumpkin Festival in Elma are looking for people to help out with the event, which runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, at Elma Village Green Park, 3007 Bowen Road.  More...

Law aims to better protect children in foster care

Legislation to close gaps in the communication between and among agencies responsible for the safety of children in foster care has been signed into law, according to state Sen. Patrick Gallivan.  More...

Meetings

Town Board  Monday, Oct. 2  A work session of the town board will be held at 3 p.m. prior to the regular meeting.  — All meetings, unless noted, begin at 7 p.m. and are held in Council Chambers at Town Hall, 1250 Union Road. More...

Letters to the Editor

School taxes haven’t increased

I didn’t know that West Seneca is the only school district that raised school taxes. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.My taxes increased from $2,500 to $2,600; that’s 4 percent. Unacceptable.  More...

Obituaries

Death Notice

GIFFORD, Patricia M., of West Seneca, died Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017. Ms. Gifford is survived by six siblings, Susan Broadbent, Randall, Brian, Mary Struzik, David and Nancy. A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Sept. 25 at Queen of Heaven Church. More...

Lifestyles

BPO Nation...

Bringing affordable acts to WNY

Mike Montoro has been in the business of promoting concerts for more than 40 years. More...

Entertainment

Special Events

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Family Activities

thurs. 28   Preschool Story Time — Children 3 to 5 years old are welcome to come enjoy stories, finger plays, songs, crafts and more, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. More...

Festivals

sat. 30   Veteran’s Park Fall Festival — 21st annual Fall Festival includes a basket raffle, chowder, homemade pies, a pumpkin patch, youth games, special activities, free events and an arts and crafts show, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. More...