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December 21, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Net neutrality must be fought for

Bee Editorial

With the Federal Communications Commission’s recent decision to scrap rules that placed regulations on internet service providers, the future of the single greatest technological innovation within the last century now sits inert in a cloud of u More...

Spindle items

• MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL — Well, the red and white ribbon has been pulled taut and the finish line is in sight: Christmas is almost here.  This month has been a wonderful one for me, with celebrations of friends and good cheer aboundi More...

Out of the Past

25 Years Ago Dec. 24, 1992

• The search for a successor to West Seneca Town Attorney James Kelleher is in progress after he announced his resignation Monday from the position effective Dec. 31. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Why in the world would people be complaining about the sanitation department? Have you ever seen what these guys are dealing with? Out of the entire highway department, these guys work the hardest. More...

Education

Honor students named

West Seneca Christian School has named the following students to the honor roll for the first quarter of the 2017-18 academic year.  Grades 5 and 6  More...

Students make honors at St. Joe’s

St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute has named the following West Seneca students to the honor roll for the first quarter of the 2017-18 school year.  Grade 9  Edmund Brotz, Charles Carlone, Matthew Schneggenburger and Sean Williams. More...

Lifestyles

Golden Gloves continues rich tradition in Western New York

For Buffalo sports fans who are facing the end of the Bills season and are disappointed by the Sabres, there is something coming up that may fill the void. The Buffalo Golden Gloves Boxing Tournament will start at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. More...

Ice skating classes offered this Winter

Classes will be offered for ice skating at the West Seneca Ice Rink, 1250 Union Road. The 10-week class will be held on both Mondays or Fridays and include a holiday show. The class is $100; parents may join for $35. Winter sessions will start Jan. More...

ANGELS SING

ANGELS SING — Members of the Red Blazer Men’s Chorus perform the Prelude during a recent choral and instrumental concert at Ebenezer United Church of Christ. Betty Krist plays the flute, accompanied by the choir.   More...

Business

Woodworkers’ Clubhouse offers Christmas gifts, yearly membership

Those still looking for a last-minute Christmas gift might consider a membership to the Woodworkers’ Clubhouse on Union Road.  Memberships are available to the hobby and advanced woodworker, as well as classes for beginners. More...

Free writing seminar set at NCCC

Niagara County native and award-winning retired Gannett columnist Valerie Zehl will offer her popular “Writing Your Own Life Story” seminar at Niagara County Community College during the professional development days in January. More...

WBFO begins Veterans News Desk

WBFO-FM 88.7 has established a new Veterans News Desk with funding from St. Bonaventure University. More...

FCC dismantles net neutrality, but Erie County could see its own grid

Following the Federal Communications Commission’s decision last week to nullify existing rules that previously placed regulations on internet service providers and the ways in which they connect customers to the internet, advocacy groups and po More...

New year will bring new website for West Seneca schools

On Jan. 1, the West Seneca School District will launch a new website, intended to “maintain a communication tool between home and school,” through several new user-friendly features.  More...

Local News

PAINTING FOR PAWS

Ashley Jacobson, left, Ten Lives Club office administrator and marketing associate; Marie Edwards, president and founder of Ten Lives Club, and Colleen Beverlin, Ten Lives Club project and event coordinator, show off their paintings of a snowy Christ More...

Food pantry, WNYFCU run winter clothing drive for Puerto Rico families

Western New York Federal Credit Union and the West Seneca Food Pantry have partnered to collect and distribute winter clothing for families that are living in Western New York after being displaced by hurricanes in Puerto Rico.  More...

Blood drive to be held in memory of Mercy Flight member

For the second year, Mercy Flight is teaming up with Unyts for its Holiday Hero Blood Drive, with one of many drives taking place from noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 26, at Mercy Flight’s training room, 100 Amherst Villa Road in Cheektowaga. More...

Letters to the Editor

Callers should keep quiet

Frankly, I’m flabbergasted that a Bee Heard caller chastised our School Board members for ostensibly not attending a play at East Senior.  At first, the caller claimed that not one trustee had attended this event. More...

Obituaries

Death Notices

CONNOLLY, Arlene B. (nee Monkelbaan), formerly of Lake View, died Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017. Mrs. Connolly is survived by five children, Anne McCooey, Mary Ellen Rickard, Susan Wegener, Peter and Paul, and seven grandchildren. More...

Sports

High School Sports Scoreboard

West Seneca East Boys basketball: lost to Starpoint 66-58 (OT), lost to Lake Shore 68-43 Boys hockey: def. More...

Proving detractors wrong motivating West cagers

Johnson records second triple-double in five games

Just in case you haven’t been keeping track, West Seneca West’s Juston Johnson had just another amazing performance on the boys basketball court Dec. More...

West hockey wins two of three against Kenmore squads

West Seneca West’s boys hockey team got its fill of Kenmore East and, particularly, Kenmore West during a recent stretch of three games in eight days, as the Indians took on the Bulldogs and Blue Devils a combined three times — and earned More...

Entertainment

Live Local in WNY

thurs. 21   Kevin McCarthy — 7:30 p.m., Local Kitchen & Beer Bar, 88 W. Chippewa St., Buffalo. 259-1810, www.buffalocateringservices.com  fri. 22   More...

Announcements

Twenty-Five Organizations Chosen for Arts Service Initiative 2017 ‘Give For Greatness’ Grants — Arts Services Initiative of Western New York (ASI) announced the recipients of the 2017 “Give for Greatness” grants.  More...

Comedy

thurs. 21-sat. 23   More...