Weekly Feature



July 19, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Moody’s downgrades town’s bonds

Moody’s released a report on July 10 updating the Town of West Seneca’s credit analysis and downgrading the town’s rating to A1 from Aa3. More...

Editorial

Make the most of summer, but drive responsibly

Bee Editorial

There’s a lot of summer left to enjoy, and many Western New Yorkers celebrate the season both locally and by traveling to destinations across the state and beyond by car, truck and SUV.  But driving is full of hazards, and residents should More...

Spindle items

• VIDEO RESPONSE — Monday night, questions posed last week in my editorial regarding the livestreaming of Town Board meetings were answered by Brendan Hoare of e3communications, the town’s public relations firm.  More...

Out of the Past

25 Years Ago July 22, 1993

• What do you get when you fill several school board seats with professionals in the world of finance? Probably quite a few questions, said Howard Avnet, newly elected president of the West Seneca School Board. More...

Sports

West football dubbed Bee’s top team

Record-setting season ends with first state title

Plenty of teams throughout the entire West Seneca School District achieved much to be proud of this past school year, but when it came time to pick The West Seneca Bee’s 2017-18 Team of the Year, there could really only be one choice: West Sene More...

Niagara Frontier 16U competes in national boys volleyball tourney

An injury to a key player in the first match of the tournament had an impact on the chances for the Niagara Frontier Volleyball 16U Boys Gold team to have a good finish at the National Championship Tournament, which was held July 4-8 in Phoenix, Ariz More...

Sports briefs

Volleyball camps will be offered in the spring and summer at Daemen College’s Lumsden Gymnasium on Daemen’s Main Street campus.  A position camp (setter, hitter, libero) for grades 7-12 will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

Seniors recall days spent at Crystal Beach   More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 19   More...

Festivals

thurs. 19   NOBO Fest — Buffalo-themed event including fresh produce, crafts, food vendors, food trucks, artisans and more, 4-7 p.m. Thursday, July 19, at North Park Community School, 780 Parkside Ave., Buffalo. 816-3440  thurs. More...

Special Events

thurs. 19   Botanics and Brews — While enjoying some craft beers, attendees can also enjoy tidbits from Oliver’s Catering, 6-9 p.m. More...

Sewer tax questions go unanswered

Resident says town cannot determine why several sewer taxes exist, if they will be paid off

For residents struggling to understand the high tax rate in West Seneca, Supervisor Sheila Meegan said there will be a community workshop for those who may have questions on their tax bills.  She said the workshop will help residents understand More...

Naturalization ceremony recognizes 64 new citizens

Charulatha Kalluri, an Amherst resident from India, sits in the front row of Gleasner Hall Auditorium at Erie Community College North Campus.  She waits patiently with her husband, Kalyan Shastri, for the scheduled naturalization ceremony to beg More...

Local News

Two churches welcome new part-time pastor

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

The New Hope United Methodist Church and Covenant United Methodist Church welcomed a new minister, Rebecca Allis, earlier this month. Allis may be new to the churches, but she isn’t new to Western New York.  More...

News Brief

The West Seneca Historical Society and Museum will hold an Antiques and Collectibles Appraisal Day from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 5, at the Museum, 919 Mill Road. More...

Explore gardens as unique as the people who tend them

The Lancaster Garden Walk is entering its 15th year this weekend, starting with a nighttime stroll planned from 8:45 to 11 p.m. Friday, July 20, and self-guided tours from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, July 21, and Sunday, July 22. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.I was in traffic on July 8 at the corner of East and West and Mill Road, and there was a truck stopped at the light and a dog ran under the truck, causing traffic to back up. More...

Obituaries

Peter E. Tuyn, owned Beach-Tuyn Funeral Home

Peter E. Tuyn, of Williamsville, died Thursday, July 12, 2018.  Mr. Tuyn joined his father, Edward “Ted” Tuyn, at Beach-Tuyn Funeral Home in 1963. More...

Lifestyles

'Photography Caravan'...

uniting Jewish community’s photographers

The Art Gallery at the Jewish Community Center Holland Family Building will host an exhibit titled “Photography Caravan-Images of Jewish Buffalo” beginning Wednesday, Aug. 15. The exhibit, which will run until Oct. 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, July 19  10 a.m. More...

Library News

Library hours The new library hours are from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; and closed on Sunday. More...

Business

Veterinarian joins Southtowns practice

Southtowns Animal Hospital, located at 154 Orchard Park Road in West Seneca, recently welcomed veterinarian Dr. Cassandra O’Connor to the practice.  More...

Baby’s Sweet Beginnings celebrates 10 years

This Saturday marks the 10-year anniversary of the local breast-feeding and maternity boutique, Baby’s Sweet Beginnings.  “There’s a class [at 9 a.m.], and it just happened to be the same time I was turning the key 10 years ago More...

Daemen employee earns public relations awards

Paula Witherell, director of institutional communications at Daemen College, has received two 2018 Bronze Excalibur Awards from the Public Relations Society of America Buffalo Niagara Chapter. More...