Weekly Feature



November 23, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Census of Agriculture vital for future of farmers

Bee Editorial

Farmers and producers are the backbone of America. In the next few months, these workers will have a chance to weigh in on the future of the farming industry.  More...

Spindle items

• HAPPY TURKEY BIRTHDAY — This week, there is only one thing on my mind — go- ing home for Thanksgiving.  Admittedly, it’s been a little difficult to focus with the holiday season rushing onward.  More...

Out of the Past

25 Years Ago Nov. 26, 1992

• Western New York residents and taxpayers, 250 of them, converged at Cheektowaga Central High School Saturday and told local elected officials that they cannot afford yearly tax increases to pay for state-mandated programs while budget dollars More...

Education

More students enroll in East Aurora seminary seeking peace, solutions in chaotic world

After avoiding closure in 2010-11 and rebounding to welcome its largest class of seminarians in 20 years in 2014, Christ the King Seminary in East Aurora is continuing to build on its progress, with about eight new students enrolled for 2017-18.  More...

Burchfield names winners in photography contest

The Burchfield Nature and Art Center held a reception Nov. 19 to honor the winners of the 2017 Burchfield Nature and Art Center Photography Contest.  This year’s contest drew 95 entries from across Western New York.  More...

Lifestyles

Carnegie Art Center...

Presenting holiday glass workshops for young artists

Want a shiny new ornament made by your son or daughter to hang on your Christmas tree this year? The Carnegie Art Center in North Tonawanda can help make that holiday wish come true, through glass workshops being offered next month.  More...

New Hope plans free community meal

New Hope United Methodist Church, 2846 Seneca St., will host a free community meal as part of its outreach program. The dinner will be served from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17, or until dinners are gone. A freewill donation may be made if desired. More...

Business

YMCA, Food Bank of WNY will team up to fight hunger

For the sixth year, YMCA Buffalo Niagara and the Food Bank of Western New York will work together to provide food to the hungry this holiday season.  More...

Buffalo-themed trivia game now available

“You Gotta Know Buffalo – My Hometown Edition,” a trivia game that celebrates the people, places and events that make up the history of the Queen City, was launched last week by Store (716), a company that designs Buffalo themed app More...

LLS launches new fundraising competition

The Western & Central New York Chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is seeking high school students who are enthusiastic about volunteerism, philanthropy, community outreach and leadership for a new fundraising competition called Studen More...

Law bans smoking on town property

A local law passed last week in a 2-1 vote by the West Seneca Town Board prohibits smoking on town property.  The law establishes a tobacco- and smoke-free policy for all town-owned parks, playgrounds and property in the interest of providing a More...

HEAP outreach dates to assist residents in need

Home Energy Assistance Program outreaches will be held throughout the county by the Erie County Legislature Majority Caucus to assist residents in need this year.  More...

Caring program under new leadership

West Seneca Cares for Kids, a program supporting families in the West Seneca Central School District, is again seeking donations for this holiday season.  This year, the program is being guided by Luke Rejewski, a social worker at Winchester Ele More...

Local News

Gallivan urges farmers to participate in census of agriculture

Sen. Patrick Gallivan is urging New York farmers and agricultural producers to participate in the 2017 Census of Agriculture. The survey is conducted every five years by the U.S. More...

YOUNG STAR

Maria Farugia, a 12-year-old West Seneca resident and student at East Middle School, makes her professional theatrical debut in the role of young Violet in MusicalFare’s production of “Violet.” The show runs through Sunday, Dec. 3. More...

Meetings

Town Board  Monday, Nov. 27  — All meetings, unless noted, begin at 7 p.m. and are held in Council Chambers at Town Hall, 1250 Union Road. Meetings are open to the public.  School Board  Monday, Dec. 11  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Congratulations to the students involved in the East Senior production of “From Pawn to King.” I understand it was written by students, and I think that is a remarkable feat. More...

Sports

West gridders punch ticket to state final

First punt-return TD of year boosts Indians to 42-6 victory

Juston Johnson picked the absolute perfect time to pull out the season’s first punt return for a touchdown for West Seneca West’s football team. More...

West’s Myers named Player of the Year

It’s been a whirlwind five months for West Seneca West quarterback Matt Myers. More...

Winter sports previews to begin next week

The Bee will begin coverage of the winter sports season in next week’s edition with previews of the boys and girls basketball squads. More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

Christmas vesper service welcomes all   All are welcome to join in celebrating the Christmas season for a choral and instrumental concert at 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 10, at Ebenezer United Church of Christ, 630 Main St. More...