Weekly Feature

May 25, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Memorial Day recognized Monday

The annual Memorial Day parade and ceremony sponsored by the West Seneca Veterans Committee will be held Monday, May 29, in West Seneca.  More...

Editorial

Farmers markets stimulate taste buds, economy

Bee Editorial

Consumers in West Seneca and surrounding neighborhoods will soon be able to take advantage of fresh produce and locally made fare and sample area favorites as the West Seneca Farmers Market opens June 1.  More...

Spindle items

• VETS AND PETS — Shelter pets offer so much to the families who welcome them — love, loyalty, companionship. They quickly become forever friends.  More...

Out of the Past

25 Years Ago May 28, 1992

• Tired of the status quo, a group of West Senecans have banded together in an effort to force change at the top of American government. Two “H. More...

Sports

West tops East in A-1 baseball prequarterfinal

West Seneca East and West Seneca West met on the baseball diamond under “win-or-go-home” circumstances during Thursday’s Section VI Class A-1 prequarterfinal, and a big defensive play by the ninth-seeded Indians in the sixth inning More...

West girls track tops East for first outright league title since 2013

West Seneca West’s girls track and field team more than doubled up crosstown rival West Seneca East in the teams’ regular-season league finale on May 15, 98-43, to claim its first outright undefeated ECIC divisional championship since 201 More...

East girls lacrosse wins four of regular season’s final five

West Seneca East’s girls lacrosse team continued to mow down the opposition at the end of the regular season just as efficiently as it did throughout the year, winning four of its final five games to enter the playoffs with a 13-3 overall recor More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

Zumbathon to benefit Family Justice Center   More...

Entertainment

Live Local in WNY

thurs. 25   Kevin McCarthy - One Man Band — 7:30 p.m., Local Kitchen & Beer Bar, 88 W. Chippewa St., Buffalo. 849-1000  Gregg Sansone — 9 p.m., Mac’s On Hertel, 1435 Hertel Ave., Buffalo. More...

Theatre

ongoing: now-May 27   More...

Walking Tours

thurs. 25   Chestnut Ridge Park Evening Hike — This 5-mile walk is presented by the Foothills Trail Club, 6 p.m. Thursday, May 25. Meet in the parking lot by the casino. Call 548-1401. www.foothillstrailclub.org  More...

Senecas commemorate Buffalo Creek Treaty

The Seneca Nation of Indians hosted a commemoration ceremony at the Burchfield Nature & Art Center in West Seneca on Friday to celebrate the 1842 Buffalo Creek Treaty’s 175th anniversary. More...

Farmers Market to open June 1 at Town Hall

The West Seneca Farmers Market will welcome vendors new and old to opening day, Thursday, June 1, on the lawn behind West Seneca Town Hall, 1250 Union Road.  (See editorial on page four)  Previously known as the Main Street Marketplace, the More...

Town seeks money, volunteers for youth board

Grant money is being sought for the West Seneca Youth and Recreation Department for youth programs and salaries of department employees.  During the Town Board’s regular meeting Monday night, the board authorized grant writer Connie Miner More...

Local News

Hazardous waste drop-off set for June 3

A hazardous waste drop-off event will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 3, at the Erie Community College South Campus, according to a release from county Legislator Joseph Lorigo’s office.  More...

News Brief

West Seneca American Legion Auxiliary Post 735 will hold an information session for those interested in learning more about volunteering at the VA Medical Center, community volunteering, helping with unit activities or fundraising.  More...

Public to participate in 2017 Law Enforcement Torch Run

For the 31st year in New York State, law enforcement officers will be carrying the Special Olympics Flame of Hope throughout various communities, including West Seneca, leading up to opening ceremonies at the State Summer Games.  On Sunday, June More...

Police Blotter

Asleep driver charged with DWI

Thursday, May 18  • A Union Road woman was stopped on Seneca Street for missing stop and turn signal lamps. During the stop, it was discovered that the driver had a suspended license. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Instead of draining the swamp like he promised his followers, Trump is polluting it with his associates and appointments.  More...

Education

Emily Baker named student speaker at Canisius commencement

Emily Baker, youth service coordinator and guard supervisor within the West Seneca Youth and Recreation Department, was a student speaker for the 2017 Undergraduate Commencement Ceremonies May 20 at Canisius College.  More...

West Seneca names April Students of Month

The following West Seneca high school students have been named Student of the Month for April in these specific academic subjects:  East Senior  More...

St. Mary’s lists honor students

St. More...

Lifestyles

Author Lauren Belfer discusses Buffalo-based novel ‘City of Light’

As a child growing up in Buffalo during the 1960s and ’70s, Lauren Belfer never felt inspired by the city’s architecture or history. All Belfer wanted to do was escape the city and its lack of opportunities. 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, May 25  10 a.m. — Ceramics  More...

Business

Discover 716 app connects users with Buffalo attractions

Damian Spalla wants to make finding an Ethiopian restaurant in East Aurora, a brewery in Wilson or a gym in Kenmore a bit easier, and he’s betting the Discover 716 app will do just that.  The app, which is free to download, has been live s More...

AAA: Preparation key to safe summer travel

This summer, AAA expects to rescue seven million American drivers, with the majority facing battery, lock and tire-related issues, according to a recent press release, but the number could soar higher, with a AAA survey revealing that four out of 10 More...

Jacobs supports cut in workers’ compensation rates

State Sen. Chris Jacobs recently expressed his support after the New York Compensation Insurance Rating Board submitted a workers’ compensation rate decrease of approximately 4.5 percent, according to a release from Jacobs’ office.  More...