July 24, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Local News

Area fire departments help Roswell patient find positivity

Dave Blank, a patient at Roswell Park Cancer Institute and a volunteer firefighter with the North Boston Fire Company, has a new way to get motivated in his fight against a disease. More...

Upcoming Meetings

Town Board Monday, July 28 (2 p.m.) — All meetings, unless noted, begin at 7 p.m. and are held in Council Chambers at Town Hall, 1250 Union Road. School Board Monday, Aug. 11 More...

St. John Vianney to hold annual lawn fete this weekend

The 22nd annual St. John Vianney Lawn Fete will take place from Friday, July 25, through Sunday, July 27, on the grounds of the church, at 2950 Southwestern Blvd., Orchard Park. More...

Letters to the Editor

Lancaster mascot name should be used

As a former Lancaster [mascot name] class of 1986, I and many in Lancaster, would like The Bee to keep using Lancaster [mascot name] when referring to the Lancaster High School sports teams just like you and any other media has used for many many man More...

Progressive stand is the right choice

As a native of Lancaster and an alumna of Lancaster Central High School, I am writing to thank you for taking a progressive stand on the [mascot name] debate. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.We have a hairbrained idea about building a stadium in West Seneca. Before the town goes ahead and spends one cent of taxpayer money, there’d better be a referendum so we can vote on it. More...

Sports

East’s Jaszcz named Bee’s top female athlete

If things play out the way West Seneca East girls swimming coach Dave Papke believes they could over the next two years, the Lady Trojans’ record books have only just begun being decimated by junior-to-be Madi Jaszcz. More...

Legion Post baseball seeks players

The American Legion Post 721 baseball team has a few remaining openings available for its 2015 squad. Tryouts for the 2015 team will be held from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 5, at Cazenovia Park Diamond #2. More...

East, West players named to Lions Football roster

The Kensington Lions Club, along with ADPRO SPORTS, will present the 39th annual Kensington Lions All-Star High School Football Classic at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 30, at Depew High School, 5201 Transit Road, Depew. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Autism Services art work showing at Burchfield More...

Benefit set to help area gymnastics coaches

When you think about gymnastics in Western New York, two people that quickly come to mind are Bob and Cathy Rine. The Rines, who live in Cheektowaga, owned Rine’s Gymnastics in West Seneca for 35 years. More...

Artists weave history into fibers, creating new life from old materials

In a weathered, partially restored barn, the damp summer heat creates a rich musty smell of the wood-covered dirt floor and animal shearings that have been washed by hand. More...

Editorial

Inconsistencies in sex offender registry are alarming

Bee Editorial

There are few hot-button issues in any community quite like the presence of sex offenders. More...

Spindle items

• NEWEST RANGER — As a lifelong fan of the National Hockey League’s New York Rangers, it was neat to hear that West Seneca native Lee Stempniak signed with the team earlier this week. More...

Out of the Past

Winegar and Son’s Hardware Store

Located at the corner of Seneca Street and Wildwood Avenue near the city line with Buffalo, Winegar and Son’s Hardware served residents for close to 100 years. The photograph shows one of the early images of the business, taken in 1882. More...

Police Blotter

Florida man found sleeping in hammock at Tops

Monday, July 14 • A Cathedral Drive woman reported that her mailbox and the mailbox’s post, valued at $100, had been stolen from the front of her residence. More...

Education

On the Campus

Hayley Thoma of West Seneca was named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at Canisius College. Thoma, a junior, is majoring in animal behavior, ecology and conservation. More...

News briefs

Marygrace Rola, a resident of West Seneca, New York, was named to the honor roll for the fourth quarter of the 2013-2014 academic year at Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart. More...

Lifestyles

Erie County Fair celebrates 175th anniversary

Celebrations for the 175th Erie County Fair will feature family favorite attractions and historical exhibits surrounding the theme of agriculture. More...

Friends of the Library to host annual yard sale

The Friends of the West Seneca Public Library will be hosting the seventh annual community yard sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16, on the front lawn of the library at 1300 Union Road. 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 24 9 a.m. — Poker 10 a.m. More...

Business

Resident awarded Better Business Bureau scholarship

After sifting through eight different counties worth of application essays, the Better Business Bureau serving Upstate New York awarded Orchard Park High School graduate and West Seneca resident Joelle Crean with the 2014 Edward A. More...

FIRE TALK

Representatives of the National Fire Adjustment Company recently addressed the West Seneca Lions Club at the Ismailia Shrine Temple in West Seneca. More...

Business briefs

Ann Reinhardt of West Seneca was recently honored for her 25 years of service at The McGuire Group’s Seneca Health Care Center in West Seneca. More...