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December 7, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Fire district elections slated for Dec. 12

Six elections will take place in West Seneca on Tuesday, Dec. 12, one in each of the town’s six fire districts.  District 1 — Election will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. More...

Editorial

Governor should not have final say on center

Bee Editorial

Less than 12 hours after last week’s edition of The West Seneca Bee went to press reporting that a bill that could potentially save the Western New York Children’s Psychiatric Center was on Gov. More...

Spindle items

• CHRISTMAS SPIRIT — Well, we made it — the end of 2017 is nearly here. More...

Out of the Past

25 Years Ago Dec. 10, 1992

• At the end of December, West Seneca’s engineering department will lose 126 years of experience to early retirement incentives. More...

Education

District sets 2017-18 concert schedule

The West Seneca Central School District has outlined the 2017-18 concerts, musicals, festivals, rehearsals, auditions and performances for all schools in the district.  The schedule is as follows:  More...

Upcoming activities outlined by West Seneca schools

These activities are scheduled for the West Seneca Central School District. For more information, call the district at 677-3100, or visit the district’s website at www.wscschools.org. Events are open to the public and subject to change. More...

Lifestyles

Romance writing group...

CELEBRATING 30 YEARS OF happily-ever-afters

While romance novels vary in subgenres, time and place, and levels of sensuality, there’s one element readers can rely on: a happy ending. More...

VISITS FROM THREE GHOSTS

Kim Tenreiro brings to life more than 30 characters in a one-man performance of Charles Dickens’ classic tale “A Christmas Carol” at St. Teresa’s Parish Center on Sunday.   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. 7  10 a.m. More...

Business

Food pantry, WNYFCU run winter clothing drive for families from Puerto Rico

Western New York Federal Credit Union and the West Seneca Food Pantry have partnered to collect and distribute winter clothing for families who are living in Western New York after being displaced by hurricanes in Puerto Rico.  More...

CHALLENGE ACCEPTED

Sales Manager Joe Grew, from Shell Fab Custom Countertops and Casework, delivers five complete turkey dinners to the West Seneca Food Pantry in time for Thanksgiving. More...

Runner’s Roost sold to high-ranking employee

Runner’s Roost, the Orchard Park athletic footwear store, has been purchased by longtime employee Michelle Fox, according to the company.  Fox has been an employee for 10 years and most recently served as assistant to the owner, sharing re More...

Veto override last hope of Children’s Psychiatric Center

Lawmakers push for special session to stop merger with Buffalo Psychiatric Center

A bill to keep the Western New York Children’s Psychiatric Center as a standalone facility, stopping its merger with the Buffalo Psychiatric Center, was vetoed last week by Gov. Andrew Cuomo.  (See editorial on page four)  More...

Districts receive funding to support resource officers

State funding has been secured to continue the School Resource Officer program in the West Seneca Central School District, providing six uniformed officers in schools as a way to promote student safety, conflict resolution and anti-bullying initiativ More...

Local News

PSALM 46:5

St. David’s Episcopal Church installs Claudia Scheda on Dec. 3 as the eighth rector of the church and its first female priest.   More...

Post 735 to remember attack on Pearl Harbor

On the quiet morning of Dec. 7, 1941, Japan launched an attack on the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.  More than 2,400 military personnel and civilians were killed and 1,178 were wounded in the bombing raid, with President Franklin D. More...

Flynn honors local veterans with donation

Money collected from criminals will go to Veterans One-stop Centers

The Veterans One-stop Center of Western New York has received $5,000 to help fund its programs, according to a press release from Erie County District Attorney John Flynn.  The money comes from the district attorney’s Asset Forfeiture Fund More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.To the caller who referenced Jan Dalbo for being at the Thursday night performance of the East Senior play; that is true. She was there; however, she was the only one from the board. More...

Obituaries

Death Notices

BOISMENU, Edwin G., of West Seneca, died Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017. Mr. Boismenu is survived by four children, Michael, Hank, Thomas and Paul; 11 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. More...

Sports

West boys hoops wins Pioneer Tournament

Tourney MVP Johnson posts triple-double in season opener

How in the world do you even attempt to top winning a state championship one week prior to playing your first varsity basketball game at a “new” school? More...

East hockey aiming to defend program’s first Federation title

West Seneca East’s hockey team did something that none of the previous squads had done in the program’s nine years of existence at the Federation level last winter when it advanced to the Small Schools title game at KeyBank Arena. More...

West hockey wins two of first three

West Seneca West’s hockey team opened its regular season with a stretch of three games in as many days this past weekend, and with the final two contests both coming in a tournament setting, downstate coach Kevin Rozo wasn’t surprised &nd More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

Living nativity offered at Ebenezer church Ebenezer United Church of Christ, 630 Main St., will welcome all for a reenactment of Christ’s birth with a living nativity from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8. More...

Entertainment

Live Local in WNY

thurs. 7   Kevin McCarthy — 7:30 p.m., Local Kitchen & Beer Bar, 88 W. Chippewa St., Buffalo. 259-1810, www.buffalocateringservices.com  More...

Art

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Performance

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