Weekly Feature



October 31, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Town needs to follow OP’s lead in preserving trees

Bee Editorial

You can see the pain and frustration on their faces and in their eyes, but it’s when you hear them speak that the real emotion comes pouring out at each meeting of the Town Board.  More...

Spindle items

• A CANCER LOSS — With October coming to a close and Breast Cancer Awareness month with it, last weekend was particularly upsetting. One of my best friends, who was actually the best man at my wedding, lost his sister to breast cancer. More...

Out of the Past

“Haunted” Ebenezer Graveyard

This image of a rather phantasmagorical 1954 watercolor painting by Carl Zilsberger captures the legend of the so-called “haunted” Nieder, or Lower, Ebenezer Graveyard, located on Main Street east of Union Road. More...

Education

Queen of Heaven students create art for hospital

Students at Queen of Heaven School in West Seneca recently participated in a community service project in conjunction with Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo.  Fifty-one students from kindergarten through eighth grade created works More...

Students hear history in fife and drum demonstration

Immaculate Conception School students had the opportunity to get an earful of history when members of the Union Volunteers Fife and Drum Corps. visited the school on Oct. 21.  More...

Buffalo Bills accepting Touchdown for Teachers nominations

The Buffalo Bills and M&T Bank recently began their fifth annual Touchdown for Teachers Program, which honors local teachers for their service to their schools and communities.  More...

Lifestyles

Happy Holidays:

Support groups ease a lonely season

I t’s supposed to be the happiest time of the year. Twinkling lights create a magical aura. The radio airs happy, festive songs. Smiles and pleasantries are abundant. More...

St. David’s will hold clam chowder luncheon

St. David’s Episcopal Church is hosting its annual Election Day Clam Chowder Luncheon and Sale on Tuesday, Nov. 5. St. David’s is located at 3951 Seneca St. in West Seneca. The event will go from 11 a.m. to 1:30 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.  Friday, Nov. 1  10 a.m. More...

Business

With new location, Zounds customers can hear the difference

The first Buffalo-area Zounds Hearing location has opened in Southgate Plaza in West Seneca.  Owner Lynn Livecchi, along with hearing specialist Steve Hamilton, work to bring the most affordable advanced technology in hearing aids to people suff More...

Seneca Health Care Center raises money for needy

Employees at The McGuire Group’s Seneca Health Care Center in West Seneca have reached out to those in the community for a second year through two different donation efforts.  More...

Dentist will buy back candy after Halloween

Dr. Tammy Perison, who runs a cosmetic dental care practice at 425 Street in West Seneca, will be holding her second annual “Halloween Candy Buy Back” program following the holiday.  More...

Breaking News - 11/6/2013 7:52 AM

Hanley Jr. captures Town Board Councilman seat

Lorigo wins re-election

Democrat William Hanley Jr. won a councilman seat on the West Seneca Town Board Tuesday night by defeating Republican James Manley. More...

Town Board seat among key races

For at least the next four years, West Seneca residents will be seeing a new face on the Town Board.  On Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 5, voters will decide between William P. More...

Safety dispatcher retains position despite guilty plea

One month after pleading guilty to a charge of petit larceny and being terminated from her position as treasurer for District No. More...

Local News

Friends qualify for Big Buck Hunter World Championship

Brian Russer and Brandon Janesz, longtime Orchard Park residents, are in the midst of fine tuning their sharp-shooting skills in preparation for the 6th annual Big Buck World Championship in November — but they won’t be waiting for bucks More...

Infrastructure legislation supports Niagara River improvements

Legislation was recently approved in Congress for the Water Resources Reform and Development Act, which will benefit the Niagara River, according to Rep. Brian Higgins, D-West Seneca.  More...

After more than 100 years, church observes closing worship service

On June 19, 1910, by a unanimous vote of the congregation of the English Union Church, it was reorganized as a Presbyterian church, making way for a 100-year history in the West Seneca community.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.The West Seneca School District spent $5.2 million on transportation and stated it wants to reduce transportation costs. More...

Sports

East field hockey upsets EA in playoff opener

Sophomore goalie Hailey Whitney recorded the first shutout of her career Friday to guide 10th-seeded West Seneca East’s field hockey team past seventh-seeded East Aurora, 2-0, in a Section VI Class B prequarterfinal.  More...

Rybczynski paces Lady Indians’ effort at cross country ECICs

Seventh grader Anna Rybczynski raced to the third-fastest time ever recorded by a female West Seneca West runner at Saturday’s annual ECIC Cross Country Championships since they have been hosted at Alden, when she crossed the finish line with h More...

East sophomore Madi Jaszcz becomes first state swimming qualifier in more than 10 years

West Seneca East sophomore Madi Jaszcz will be the school’s first representative at the upcoming state girls swimming championships in more than a decade after her third-place effort of 59.48 seconds in the 100 butterfly at Saturday’s ECI More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Ebenezer Seniors welcome banjo band   The Ebenezer Seniors will be entertained at its next meeting, Friday, Nov. 1, by the Buffalo Banjo Band. The meeting starts at 1 p.m. with the banjo music beginning at 1:30 p.m. More...