Weekly Feature



January 5, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Supervisor looks ahead in 2017

Finishing up 2016, the West Seneca Town Board moved forward on the community center project, awarding construction bids at one of its last meetings of the year.  Prior to the meeting, Town Supervisor Sheila Meegan reflected on the projects the b More...

Editorial

Consider blood donations as new year begins

Bee Editorial

The new year is finally upon us, and no doubt there are many people who are either brainstorming for a resolution or tweaking their resolution ideas for the upcoming months. More...

Spindle items

• GROWING IN LOVE — There’s something wonderful about being part of a large family.  From the vast number of relatives to share stories with, to the chaotic and loving family gatherings, I’ve always enjoyed having a bond w More...

Out of the Past

25 Years Ago Jan. 9, 1992

• Community leaders from across West Seneca gathered at Town Hall Tuesday to discuss the possibility of a $2.5 million to $5 million drug and alcohol abuse prevention grant for the town. More...

Education

District announces 2016-17 concerts

• Saturday, Jan. 7 — Erie County Music Educators Association Elementary/ Junior High Choral/Instrumental Jazz Auditions, Depew.  • Saturday, Jan. More...

ECC’s ‘Pathways to Success’ program to begin Feb. 6

Erie Community College’s “Pathways to Success” Pre-Collegiate Studies program will start its next session on Feb. More...

Lifestyles

It Happened to Alexa Foundation

New leadership strengthens focus on women’s issues, assault victims

Kate Fowler describes herself as a “diehard feminist.” She focused her doctorate on women’s issues, so it is no surprise she is excited to take on her new role as the executive director of the It Happened to Alexa Foundation.  More...

Library organizes Scrabble game group

“Circle of Squares,” the West Seneca Public Library’s Scrabble game group, will meet at the library from 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays beginning Jan. 11. Players with any level of experience are welcome to join and make new friends. More...

HEAVENLY HELPERS

Park Edge Sweet Shoppe owners deliver $1,000 worth of personal items collected during their “Help for Haven House” campaign. The shop gathered the items throughout the holiday season.   More...

Entertainment

Special Events

fri. 6-sun. 8   Massive LAN — Gamers, play nonstop for the entire weekend, opens Friday, Jan. 6, with continuous play through Sunday, Jan. More...

Walking Tours

sat. 7   More...

Family Activities

thurs. 5   More...

Breaking News - 1/11/2017 9:09 AM

Broken power pole closes West, Allendale

Allendale and West elementary schools are closed today due to a broken high voltage power pole that is dangling over Orchard Park Road. More...

Breaking News - 1/6/2017 1:34 PM

Burchfield closed

 Upon the recommendations of its engineers and code enforcement officials, the Town of West Seneca will immediately and temporarily close the Charles E. More...

Buffalo Psych renovations estimated at $11 million

Despite public cries to stop, a request for proposals has been issued by the state to renovate space at the Buffalo Psychiatric Center for the purpose of relocating patients from the Western New York Children’s Psychiatric Center in West Seneca More...

Local News

Author to host book signing at Dog Ears

Author John Naughton will visit Dog Ears Bookstore and Cafe from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 6, for a book-signing event at the bookstore, 688 Abbott Road.  More...

MERRY AND BRIGHT

United Church Manor residents receive a Christmas light tour from Senior Wishes, complete with a two-hour Zoladz limousine ride to view holiday light displays in West Seneca and the sights of Canalside.   More...

Musicians unite to represent region in blues competition

After befriending each other last year, two area musicians are poised to represent Western New York at the International Blues Challenge, set for Jan. 31 through Feb. More...

Police Blotter

Stakes high for man caught with meat in pants

Friday, Dec. 23  • Loss prevention from Tops Markets on Harlem Road contacted police to report an attempted petit larceny. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Why can’t the volunteer firemen clean around hydrants rather than leaving it up to the senior citizens? A lot the citizens are seniors and can’t shovel. More...

Sports

East cagers win third straight Holiday tourney

West Seneca East’s boys basketball team knocked off Lake Shore in Dec. 28’s title game of the annual West Seneca Holiday Tournament to claim the championship for the third consecutive season. More...

West boys basketball tops Lew-Port, places third in Holiday tourney

Two different players came off the bench to record career high offensive efforts and help West Seneca West’s boys basketball team cruise to an 80-63 victory over Lew-Port in Dec. More...

Lady Indians’ indoor track wins WNY Relays’ Large Schools title

West Seneca West’s contingent of 24 female indoor track athletes earned top-six finishes in all 15 possible events held at Houghton College Dec. More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

Ebenezer Seniors see Buffalo Greyhound   More...

Business

New York files federal anti-trust lawsuit against Heritage Pharmaceuticals

New York state, along with 19 other state attorneys general, recently filed a federal lawsuit against generic drug-makers Heritage Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Aurobindo Pharma USA, Inc., Citron Pharma, LLC, Mayne Pharma, Mylan Pharmaceuticals, Inc. More...

Food Bank of WNY promotes Shick

Catherine Shick, previously the public and community relations coordinator for the Food Bank of Western New York, has been promoted to public and community relations manager. More...

Business Brief

The West Seneca Chamber of Commerce will hold its 70th annual Community Awards dinner at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, at Klock’s Grove, 1245 Seneca Creek Road.  More...