August 28, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

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SUMMERFEST

Michael Bycina Jr. of West Seneca puts a little spring in his step with the bungee bounce on Saturday at the Fourteen Holy Helpers Church’s annual Summerfest. More...

In the Military

Tech. Sgt. Timothy Henderson, a 1992 graduate of West Seneca East High School, has been awarded an Air Force achievement medal for meritorious service. He is stationed at Hill Air Force Base in Utah with his wife, Marie, and their two sons. More...

Police warn residents of telephone fraud scam - Free Access

The West Seneca Police Department is warning citizens about phone-based fraudulent activity, with three separate incidents occurring in the last 10 days. More...

Police Blotter

Dangerous dog ride leads to cruelty charge

Monday, Aug. 18 • A Buffalo man was observed traveling on Orchard Park Road with a loud muffler hanging from his vehicle. During the subsequent traffic stop, it was discovered that the man’s license was suspended. More...

Education

BOCES offers tips to help parents stay involved at school

It is common to see parent involvement at school wane as children reach their middle school and high school years. As children become more self-sufficient, parent involvement changes but the need remains. More...

CSEA SCHOLARSHIPS

The CSEA Western Region has awarded the Irving Flaumenbaum scholarship to several students, including Luke Marcinkiewicz, valedictorian of West Seneca East Senior High School’s recent graduating class. More...

Lifestyles

Teachers use summer to get their homework done

Most people imagine that teachers spend their summers on the beach or in the backyard with a book and a cool drink. Instead, they are likely to be designing courses and figuring out how to integrate new technology. More...

Ebenezer Seniors hosting town historian

The Ebenezer Seniors will be hosting Town of West Seneca historian Jim Pace at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5, at the Ebenezer United Church of Christ, 630 Main St., West Seneca. Pace will discuss when Native Americans lived in West Seneca. More...

Jewish leaders travel to Israel on solidarity mission

In the midst of the recent conflict between Israel and Hamas, five Jewish leaders from the Buffalo area traveled to Israel to show their support for its people. More...

Business

Mayer Brothers celebrates 162 years

A much-anticipated tradition continues with the opening of the historic Mayer Brothers Cider Mill & Bakery for the fall season at 1540 Seneca Creek Road, West Seneca. More...

Funeral director named president of state association

Orchard Park resident Robert C. Enos, owner of Hoy Funeral Home Inc. in West Seneca, was recently installed as president of the New York State Funeral Directors Association Inc. at the organization’s annual convention in Verona, New York. More...

AAA projects nearly 35 million traveling for Labor Day

AAA Travel projects 34.7 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the Labor Day holiday weekend, the highest volume for the holiday since 2008 and a 1.3 percent increase over 2013. More...

Hiring divides town officials

For the second straight meeting of the West Seneca Town Board, the promotion of a part-time sanitation laborer to full-time status was tabled because of a disagreement between officials. More...

Art Society celebrates five years

When co-founder Bernice Smith decided to begin the West Seneca Art Society in 2009, she had no idea there were so many artists in the town. A group that started with four members has now grown to nearly 70. More...

West Seneca schools prepare for return

As the summer winds down, students, parents and teachers in the West Seneca Central School District prepare for the return to school. The first day of school will be Tuesday, Sept. More...

Editorial

Safety of children should be first priority

Bee Editorial

Streets throughout West Seneca will soon be filled with yellow buses and thousands of children toting books, brown lunch bags and backpacks. More...

Spindle items

• SCHWABL’S REOPENS — No, this isn’t a typo. The West Seneca institution officially reopened this week after being closed since December. More...

Out of the Past

Moving Historical Society Museum

Originally an Ebenezer Society house built circa 1850 and located at 632 Main St., the West Seneca Historical Society Museum was moved to its current location at 919 Mill Road in 1956. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.For those few individuals who think the West Seneca Library has gone the way of the dinosaurs, when was the last time you stopped by? I borrow books each week, and every time there are at least 10 to 20 other patrons in attendance. More...

Sports

West grad named assistant coach at Morrisville

Morrisville State College Athletic Director Greg Carroll recently announced the addition of West Seneca West graduate Taryn Burkholder as assistant coach for the women’s lacrosse and field hockey programs for the fall 2014 season. More...

Michael Phelps Swim School-NY Center to open in Amherst

Michael Phelps Swim School-NY is opening a new, full-time center within the Hopkins Square Plaza at 1560 Hopkins Road across from Williamsville North High School. More...

Alliance soccer caps successful season

The U17 Orchard Park Alliance select soccer team ended the 2014 season with a tournament championship as well as a league title. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

St. Teresa’s appliance, electronics raffle planned More...