Weekly Feature



May 5, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

GLOVE WORK

Morgan Altman hauls in a pop fly to the outfield during West Seneca West’s 2-0 loss at Clarence on Friday. More...

Editorial

Neighbors should help solve ‘zombie’ issue

Bee Editorial

Zombie properties are ravaging nearly every neighborhood in Western New York, but now individuals have a way to hold the banks, mortgage lenders, legal owners and the state accountable. More...

Spindle items

• A BRIEF REMINDER — As elections for school boards and votes on propositions are nearly upon us, there are a few important reminders for our readers. More...

Out of the Past

25 Years Ago May 9, 1991

• The main goal behind a proposed West Seneca Industrial Park is to spread an ever-increasing tax burden away from residential areas and to create new jobs. More...

Police Blotter

Routine traffic stops reveal warrants

Friday, April 22 • The vehicle of a Buffalo woman was stopped on Harlem Road for a loud exhaust. During the stop, police discovered that the driver’s license was suspended. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.I can’t believe they are building another Tim Hortons in town, now at the corner of Union and Indian Church, a small, congested intersection. What gives? More...

Sports

West names April’s Athletes of the Month

The West Seneca West Varsity “W” Club and Girls Athletic Association recently announced that David Conrad, Brad Castellan, Ryan Sherk, Kayla Murray, Casey Villagomez and Morgan Altman were their respective Athletes of the Month for April. More...

East boys track team tops Williamsville South

West Seneca East’s boys track team came close to doubling up Williamsville South on April 26 when the Trojans earned a 90-51 victory, their first league win of the season. More...

RETURN TO SENDER

West Seneca East’s Jason Najm returns a shot to his first-singles opponent from Lancaster during the district boys tennis team’s 5-0 loss Thursday. More...

Lifestyles

Savor food, experience at Culinary Institute

Niagara Falls Culinary Institute’s restaurant, Savor, aims to provide an experience that will keep guests hungry for more. The restaurant opened in 2012 along with NFCI in conjunction with Niagara County Community College. More...

Library to host Painting for Fun

The West Seneca Art Society will hold its new program “Painting for Fun” from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 7 at the West Seneca Public Library, 1300 Union Road. The program is open to teens age 12 to 17. Seating is limited. More...

A call for unity, hope in a divisive world

Our world today is torn by violence, wars and division in many ways. More...

Complaints combat ‘zombie properties’

Assemblyman Michael Kearns is requesting the community’s help in addressing the “zombie property” crisis plaguing the state. More...

Survivor selected to walk in Kentucky Oaks

Tomorrow, women in Kentucky will don beautiful dresses and giant sun hats, and will walk the derby track in the 142nd Kentucky Oaks Survivors Parade. Among them will be 20-year breast cancer survivor and West Seneca resident Donna Rigby. More...

Local News

Youth, rec department keeps student busy

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

At nearly every meeting, discussion, program or event held in the Town of West Seneca, Emily Baker can be found. Baker is a junior at Canisius College where she is dual majoring in childhood education and special education. More...

Season to be previewed at Lancaster Opera House

The Lancaster Opera House will hold its 2016-17 Season Preview Party with doors opening at 7 p.m. Friday, May 6, at the Opera House, 21 Central Ave, Lancaster. More...

Foster parents learn tools for managing behavior

On a sun-drenched Wednesday evening, the Model Approach to Partnership in Parenting Class at G.A. Family Services is more full than at the beginning of the cycle, a heartening sight. More...

Letters to the Editor

Thanks to PBA, all contributors to Murphy benefit

As many of you know, a benefit was held for Bob Murphy at the Harvey D. Morin Post on April 16. Since then, I have been trying to think of how Bob and I can adequately thank everyone. More...

Hearts and Hands recipients know volunteers’ value

The month of April was National Volunteer Month. More...

Teachers deserve our appreciation

The first full week of May is National Teacher Appreciation Week, with Tuesday, May 3, being designated as Teacher Appreciation Day. More...

Education

Sacred Heart announces honor roll students

The following West Seneca residents were recently named to Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart’s honor roll for the third quarter of the 2015-16 academic year: Juniors Marygrace Rola and Stephanie Wozniak Sophomores Mary Catherine Cook, Jane Ke More...

West Senior inducts students into Science Honor Society

More than 25 students from West Seneca West Senior High School were inducted into the Science Honor Society at a ceremony held April 25. More...

Music students represent district during travels

April was an adventurous month for the music departments in the West Seneca Central School District, with both schools participating in music trips. More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

St. John’s offers Vacation Bible School More...

Entertainment

Walking Tours

thurs. 5 Chestnut Ridge Park Evening Hike — This 5-mile walk is presented by the Foothills Trail Club, 6:15 p.m. Thursday, May 5, meet in the parking lot by the casino, Chestnut Ridge Road, Orchard Park; Free. More...

Family Activities

thurs. 5 More...

Special Events

fri. 6 & sat. 7 More...

Business

Strates Shows extends deal with Erie County Fair

The Erie County Agricultural Society announced last week that it has extended its contract with the Strates Shows Inc. by 10 years as the sole carnival midway provider for the Erie County Fair in Hamburg. More...

HIGHLIGHTED FEATURES

Hanging above the gallery’s windows, a newly installed sign at the Burchfield Nature & Art Center guides visitors to the center’s art exhibits, which change almost monthly and involve a variety of art forms — from paintings and More...

Seneca Health Care Center employee honored for 15 years of service

Dawn Ritz, an LPN with The McGuire Group’s Seneca Health Care Center in West Seneca, recently celebrated her 15-year employment anniversary with the company. More...