Weekly Feature

December 1, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Closing CPC harms children’s mental health

Bee Editorial

Hope is not tangible. It is not bought or sold. More...

Spindle items

• SAD DAY FOR THE WNYCPC — After three years of covering the issues surrounding the Western New York Children’s Psychiatric Center, I am sorry to report that the story has taken a negative turn. More...

Out of the Past

25 Years Ago Dec. 5, 1991

• A proposed 50-unit complex for senior citizens drowned Monday night amidst a sea of drainage problems in the area around Orchard Park Road. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.When has Sheila Meegan showed empathy for the taxpayers of West Seneca? Her tenure has been all about finding ways to spend taxpayers’ money. More...

Sports

Reaching Buffalo State to drive East boys hoops

There’s a sense of not quite living up to expectations when East boys basketball coach Dan Lutman speaks of his squad’s two most recent campaigns — and an equally strong sense that this could be the year that the Trojans, even witho More...

West boys hoops program alum assumes varsity coaching job

There’s no place like home for new West Seneca West boys basketball coach Matt Marinaro.  More...

Returning players have East’s girls basketball coach hopeful

With just one player gone from East girls basketball coach Ryan Colbert’s inaugural team, Colbert and the Lady Trojans are entering the 2016-17 campaign with a sense of cautious optimism where their potential success is concerned.  More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

Library to host free paint night program   More...

Entertainment

Holiday

fri. 2   The Scintas — The group will bring their much-loved Christmas show to local fans at 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, at The Riviera Theatre, 67 Webster St., North Tonawanda; $. 692-2413, www.rivieratheatre.org  More...

Special Events

fri. 2   Meat Raffle — Along with basket raffles and special meat raffles, presented by the Parent Guild of Timon, 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, at Bishop Timon - St. Jude High School, 601 McKinley Parkway, Buffalo; $.  sat. 3   More...

Theatre

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Pearl Harbor remembrance ceremony set for Dec. 7

American Legion Post 735 will hold its 29th annual Pearl Harbor Remembrance Service on Wednesday, Dec. 7, to remember and honor all those who died on that “date which will live in infamy” and plunged the U.S. into World War II.  More...

Local News

THANKSGIVING FEAST

Town Supervisor Sheila Meegan, above left, and Mary Bless serve up Thanksgiving dinner at the West Seneca Senior Citizens Center Nov. 22. Server Mary Simon, right, brings trays of hot food to the hungry masses.   More...

Tower binoculars added to Chestnut Ridge Park

The views of Lake Erie and the Buffalo skyline will be enhanced for all visitors to Chestnut Ridge Park thanks to the placement of tower binoculars in the park.  The binoculars have been placed between the toboggan chutes and the casino to provi More...

Meetings

Town Board   Monday, Dec. 5  A work session of the Town Board will be held at 3 p.m. prior to the regular meeting. Work sessions are open to the public.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Country needs to remain unified

An election once seen as a unification process has evolved into more hate and division, or so it seems.  Mr. Sherman was correct in his understanding of the current mess. Let’s give peace a chance. More...

Education

Canisius names honor students

Canisius High School has named the following West Seneca residents to the honor roll for the first quarter of the 2016-17 academic year.  Seniors  Jeremy Cych, Kevin Matuszak and Evan Turner. More...

Honor students listed at Christian School

West Seneca Christian School has named the following West Seneca residents to the honor roll for the first quarter of the 2016-17 academic year.  High School   More...

District announces 2016-17 concerts

• Friday, Dec. 2 — West Middle Musical, 7 p.m. at West Middle School, 395 Center Road.  • Saturday, Dec. 3 — West Middle Musical, 2 and 7 p.m. at West Middle School, 395 Center Road.  More...

Lifestyles

Erie County Fairgrounds celebrates 12th annual Festival of Lights

The Festival of Lights at the Erie County Fairgrounds in Hamburg has become a holiday tradition for many in Western New York. The 17-night festival kicked off on Thanksgiving weekend — Friday through Sunday. More...

New Hope plans Christmas cookie sale

New Hope United Methodist Church will host a Christmas cookie sale from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 10, at the church, 2846 Seneca St. Sugar and anise cutouts, thumbprints, Mexican wedding cakes, and other varieties of cookies will be available. 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. 1  9 a.m. More...

Business

Rock Out Hunger collects record 4,350 turkeys for Thanksgiving

Thousands of hungry local families received a turkey and all the trimmings for a Thanksgiving meal just in time for the holiday as a result of the 11th Annual Operation: Rock Out Hunger to benefit the Food Bank of Western New York. More...

NOCO donates $21,000 to Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

NOCO customers and employees generously donated $21,173 to support the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Western & Central New York Chapter.  More...

Laborers recruit new apprentices

The Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee for the Buffalo Laborers, Local Union No. 210, will conduct a recruitment from Dec. 13 through Sept. More...