Weekly Feature

June 22, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Parks see upgrades in first two projects

After reviewing two State Environmental Quality Review Act resolutions, the West Seneca Town Board has approved construction improvements at two of the town’s parks.  More...

Editorial

One vote to change fate of children’s futures

Bee Editorial

A little more than two years ago, a hearing was held at Buffalo City Hall, bringing to light stories of hurt and healing, desperation and hope as patients and advocates spoke about their experiences with the Western New York Children’s Psychiat More...

Spindle items

• SAVE THE CHILDREN — Working for a weekly newspaper has its benefits and drawbacks. One downside is painfully prevalent today. More...

Out of the Past

25 Years Ago June 25, 1992

• Toward the end of Paul Klawitter’s life, his friends were not certain if he was able to grasp what they were telling him. But still they came to be by his side. More...

Obituaries

Death Notice

McELLIGOTT, Terrence Y., of West Seneca, died Wednesday, June 14, 2017. Mr. McElligott is survived by his wife, Mary Beth (nee Smith); two children, Tera and Karissa; three stepchildren, Jason, Patricia and Eric Mrozek; and two grandchildren. More...

Sports

First Team marked by championship pedigree

2017 All-Bee Softball

Aside from all being extremely talented players, there’s one thing six of the eight First-Team all-stars on the 2017 All-Bee Softball Team have in common: They played for schools that reached the local pinnacle this season. More...

North’s Nicosia edges Depew’s Cotton for Pitcher of the Year honors

Lady Spartans’ ace is just third ever to earn accolade in award’s existence

Emily Nicosia earned her way into a fairly exclusive club this spring. More...

North’s Switzer voted Coach of the Year

First-year Williamsville North softball coach Michelle Switzer couldn’t have asked for a better situation to walk into when making her varsity coaching debut. More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

Casino trip planned for June 26   A trip to Del Lago Resort and Casino in Waterloo, New York, is scheduled to depart from the Fourteen Holy Helpers parking lot, 1350 Indian Church Road, West Seneca, at 8:30 a.m. More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

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Art

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Walking Tours

thurs. 22   Chestnut Ridge Park Evening Hike — This 5-mile walk is presented by the Foothills Trail Club, 6 p.m. Thursday, June 22. Meet in the parking lot by the casino. 548-1401, www.foothillstrailclub.org  More...

Bill to save WNYCPC hits Gov. Cuomo’s desk

Save our children

State legislators have voted to keep the Western New York Children’s Psychiatric Center in West Seneca. Now they are urging the governor to do his part and sign the bill into law.  (See editorial on page four)  More...

GRAND NEW FLAGS

John and Jean Marone, center and right, and Edwin Zmarley, left, participate in a special flag dedication on Flag Day at the West Seneca Senior Citizens Center. New American and New York State flags were donated to the center.   More...

Local News

Schoeneman kicks off campaign for Erie County Legislature

Supporters of Michelle Schoeneman, the Democratic candidate for the District 10 seat in the Erie County Legislature, gathered outside West Seneca Town Hall recently as she kicked off her campaign.  More...

Woman dead after Leydecker vehicle accident

Mary L. Young, 87, of East Aurora, has died following a motor vehicle accident on Sunday afternoon on Leydecker Road in West Seneca.  According to West Seneca police, the accident investigation is ongoing and no charges have been filed.  More...

Meetings

Town Board  Monday, June 26  — All meetings, unless noted, begin at 7 p.m. and are held in Council Chambers at Town Hall, 1250 Union Road. Meetings are open to the public.  School Board  Monday, July 10  More...

Letters to the Editor

In our society, thinking is becoming lost art

I enjoyed David Sherman’s column “Without news, we have no freedom.”  Freedom is a process where we all have our duty to play.  “What is truth?” — Pontius Pilate.  If truth is the first casualty of w More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.I guess the teachers were too busy writing out postcards to the families for their endorsed candidates for this year’s board elections to pay attention to the students’ yearbooks. More...

Education

Seniors honored at Maryvale High during joint BOCES awards ceremony

Assembling for the first time in one venue, Erie 1 Board of Cooperative Educational Services officials and instructors from the Harkness, Kenton, and Potter career and technical centers presented awards to approximately 70 students, recognizing them More...

Canisius High School names students to honor roll

Canisius High School has named the following West Seneca residents to the honor roll for the third marking period of the 2016-17 academic year.  Seniors  Jeremy Cych, Casey Kurkowiak, Kevin Matuszak and Evan Turner.  Juniors  Bria More...

Graduation 2017

FIRST DAY OF OUR LIVES — Students in the West Seneca West Senior High School Class of 2017 gather for commencement June 20 at the University at Buffalo Center for the Arts.  More...

Lifestyles

Bill Wende contemplates past, future of Section6Runs website

Hundreds of athletes have been in Bill Wende’s camera lens as he spent countless days running around in — or sometimes biking in — torrential rain, blazing heat and the rare, perfect afternoons snapping pictures.  More...

Library to hold annual yard sale Aug. 19

The Friends of the West Seneca Public Library will hold a yard sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19, on the hill adjacent to Town Hall, 1250 Union Road. The public is invited to request table space for a $20 donation. 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, June 22  10 a.m. — Ceramics  More...

Business

Hoy Funeral Home incorporates with Dengler, Roberts, Perna

The loss of a loved one can be a difficult time for families, and the Hoy Funeral Home has spent decades providing the West Seneca community what is needed to make saying goodbye a little easier.  More...

Summer camp registration taking place at YMCA

Time is running out to enroll children in a YMCA summer camp program.  According to a press release from the Y, camp programs give youth ages 3 to 17 opportunities to explore the outdoors, meet new friends, discover new interests and create memo More...

Buffalo-Niagara SCORE offers free workshop

Buffalo-Niagara SCORE is holding a free workshop, “Employee Life Cycle: Interviewing, Hiring & What Comes Next,” from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 28, in the Audubon Public Library, 350 John James Audubon Parkway, Buffalo. More...