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September 10, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

‘Johnny Sunshine’ dies from brain tumor; benefit to be held for family

John Millen picked up the nickname ‘Johnny Sunshine’ while attending Wee Can Preschool and Early Childhood Program in Orchard Park. More...

HAVE A TASTE

Joe Grimaldi, owner of JD’S Smokin’ Grille and Bar, grills chicken as part of the Chamber of Commerce’s Taste of West Seneca event Sunday. See more photos on page 3.   More...

Editorial

Protect your home from electrical fires

Bee Editorial

Electrical fires continue to be a leading cause of home fires, according to a new report from the National Fire Protection Association, so it is never too late to take simple precautions.  More...

Spindle items

• WATCH THE ROAD — Schools are back in session and with that comes the daily backup caused by buses and students walking to and from campuses. More...

Out of the Past

25 Years Ago Sept. 13, 1990

• The I. J. Paderewski Singing Society is looking for just a few good vocal chords. More...

Education

Back to school boosts Moving Day effort

The National Parkinson Foundation of Western New York is hosting its fourth annual Moving Day fundraising event on Sunday, Sept. 13.  The focal point of the event is a three-mile walk along Buffalo’s rejuvenated waterfront. More...

District announces 2015-16 concerts

The West Seneca Central School District has announced the following musical events for the 2015-16 academic year:  • East Senior Prisms Concert/ Chicken BBQ — 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28 at East Senior, 4760 Seneca St.  More...

Lifestyles

Author uses life with autism as part of narrative

The next children’s book your son or daughter learns from may soon come from a 21-year-old professional writer in Mexico, New York, but if it weren’t for the advent of technology and the writer’s own resiliency, the books may never More...

Rotary to discuss community safety

Brian Cosgrove, a patrol lieutenant with the West Seneca Police Department, will be the featured speaker at the Sept. 16 meeting of West Seneca Rotary. Cosgrove will prThe West Seneca Rotary breakfast meeting will be held at 7:45 a.m. More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

BBQ chicken, rib dinner to be held Sept. 19   More...

Business

Marrano Homes promotes four executives

Patrick Marrano, president of Marrano Homes in West Seneca, has promoted three members of his executive team.  John Manns was named executive vice president for sales and marketing. More...

Experts offer advice to entrepreneurs at Small Business Start-Up

Sen. Patrick Gallivan is bringing together business experts and community agencies to help entrepreneurs and others in launching their own small business.  The Small Business Start-Up event will be held from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. More...

Elderwood joins HEALTHeLINK information exchange

Elderwood in West Seneca is the latest long term care facility to participate in Western New York’s clinical information exchange through HEALTHeLINK.  This includes Elderwood’s 12 local assisted living and skilled nursing facilities More...

Breaking News - 9/11/2015 4:03 PM

Unofficial tally in for West Seneca primary election

Unofficial results of the 2015 primary elections are in, and according to the Erie County Board of Elections, Christina Wleklinski Bove has beat Sheila Meegan on the Democratic line in the race for West Seneca Town Supervisor. More...

Veterans Committee seeks information on ‘Forgotten War’ soldiers

Nearly 1.8 million Americans served in the Korean Conflict from 1950 through 1953, commonly called the “Forgotten War,” according to James Manley, chair of the West Seneca Veterans Committee.  The United Nations called upon the Unit More...

Kearns looks for ‘good neighbors’ in Shame Campaign

In a continuation of the Bank Shame Campaign, Assemblyman Michael Kearns is seeking out good neighbors in the form of individuals and bank representatives to create a summit to discuss possible solutions to incomplete foreclosures.  “This More...

Local News

Burchfield Movie Night to feature ‘Rollerball’

“In the future there will be no wars. But there will be Rollerball.”  “Rollerball” will be shown at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17, for “Movie Night” at the Burchfield Nature and Art Center, 2001 Union Road.  More...

First ‘Taste of West Seneca’ hosted by Chamber

SLICE OF PARADISE — Just Pizza serves up sample slices to attendees of the Taste of West Seneca, hosted for the first time by the West Seneca Chamber of Commerce Sunday. More...

Metal Militia to perform for Sept. 11 memorial concert

A memorial concert honoring the victims of Sept. 11 will be held at the Harvey D. Morin Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. More...

Police Blotter

Thieves drop two bags of shrimp while fleeing

Wednesday, Sept. 2  • A man reported to police that an unknown suspect had cut a hole in the top of his 1983 Buick Riviera convertible. The suspect then reached inside the vehicle to unlock the passenger side door. More...

Obituaries

Albert H. Sager, former West Seneca highway superintendent

Albert H. Sager, a former West Seneca highway superintendent, died Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015. He was 89.  Born in West Seneca, Mr. Sager served in the U.S. Army in the 762nd Railroad Shop Battalion during World War II from 1944 to 1946.  More...

Sports

East gridders pound Frontier in opener

Johnson sets school record with 99-yard fumble return TD

Ray Johnson single-handedly took the wind out of Frontier’s sails in Friday night’s season-opening non-league football contest, as his 99-yard fumble return for a touchdown in the third quarter not only set a new school record for the lon More...

Seniors, sophomores to guide East field hockey

West Seneca East’s field hockey team was one of the younger ones competing in 2014, with just one senior moving on from that squad. More...

West field hockey returns top two scorers

Offense will hopefully be one of the things West Seneca West field hockey coach Kelli Ruchalski doesn’t have to focus on this fall thanks to the fact that her top two scorers from last season are returning for another go around.  More...

Entertainment

Special Events

thurs. 10   Polish Genealogical Society — Research assistance provided and database resources available to the public free of charge, 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10, in the Villa Maria College cafeteria, 240 Pine Ridge Road, Cheektowaga. More...

Performance

thurs. 10   More...

Festivals

fri. 11 & sat. 12   More...