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December 28, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

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.  Attendees do not have to live in the specific town, village or city hosting the o More...

Editorial

For the new year, try a new resolution: volunteer

Bee Editorial

A new year is nearly upon us, and we’re sure that many of you have made resolutions to either put an end to a lingering bad habit or lose weight, which may be two of the most common types of resolutions. More...

Spindle items

• SNOW JOKE — On Tuesday I had the pleasure of spending an unplanned snow day with my grandmother.  Having traveled home for Christmas, I spent Christmas night with my family in a small town where they live. More...

Out of the Past

25 Years Ago Dec. 31, 1992

• The vacant, deteriorating former building once known as Gardenville High School at 2100 Union Road will remain that way a bit longer, now that a Canadian developer has pulled out of an agreement to purchase the property.  More...

Sports

West football’s state title highlights successful 2017

The Year in Sports

State championships don’t exactly just get handed out for showing up, whether that’s at the actual definitive contest or whether you’re showing up for a practice during the heart of the season. More...

Football players honored at awards banquet

Several football players from the Bee’s coverage area were honored at the 31st annual WNY High School Football Awards Banquet Dec. More...

West bowling blanks East

West Seneca West’s bowling team traveled to Wimbledon Lanes Dec. More...

Business

New law expands use of geothermal energy in New York

A new law has been signed that will allow geothermal energy systems to be included in New York’s On-Bill Recovery Financing Program. The announcement was made recently at Buffalo GeoThermal Heating, 2125 William St.  More...

National Fuel urges residential safety for winter months

According to National Fuel officials, it is important for natural gas customers to pay attention to outdoor gas meters, furnaces and vents throughout the winter season.  Snow, ice and extremely cold temperatures can pose a variety of safety and More...

Chamber to honor award winners Feb. 15

The West Seneca Chamber of Commerce recently announced the winners of the 2018 West Seneca Community Awards.  More...

New Era Field gears up for World Juniors game

During the last two weeks, New Era Field has begun its steady transformation from a football field to an ice rink for the International Ice Hockey Federation World Under-20 Championship matchup between the U.S. and Canada on Friday, Dec. 29.  More...

Senior Center gets funding to purchase technology, equipment

Funding has been secured for the West Seneca Senior Citizens Center to support expanding programming and services.  The center will receive $2,500, which center Director Mary Josefiak said will be used to purchase technology and equipment to fur More...

Local News

Meetings

Town Board Reorganization  Thursday, Jan. 4  The annual reorganizational meeting of the West Seneca Town Board will be held at 6 p.m.  — All meetings, unless noted, begin at 7 p.m. More...

Bee Senior News

These activities are scheduled at the West Seneca Senior Center, 4620 Seneca St. For more information, call the center at 675-9288, or visit the town’s website at www.westseneca.net.   Thursday, Dec. 28  10 a.m. More...

Police Blotter

Best of the Blotter

Excerpts from police calls are a weekly feature in all nine Bee Group newspapers. Some of the more unusual reports from 2017 are reprinted here. Each is an actual listing from a local town or village police blotter.   More...

Education

East students named to honor roll

West Seneca East Middle School has named the following students to the honor roll for the first quarter of the 2017-18 academic year.  Grade 8  More...

Students make honors at West

West Seneca West Middle School has named the following students to the first-quarter honor roll for the 2017-18 academic year.  Grade 8  More...

Lifestyles

Arts Services Initiative awards grants to 25 arts, cultural organizations

Leaders from the Arts Services Initiative of Western New York believe regional artists and arts and cultural organizations are vital to Western New York’s community and economic development.   More...

St. John’s plans pizza for community dinner

St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church will offer a community dinner Christmas party from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 29 at the church, 3512 Clinton St. Dinner will include pizza, salad, chicken wing soup, desserts and drinks. More...