July 30, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Local News

New Rotary Club seeks to effect change through service

There’s a new social club in town — one that is nixing the cocktail hours and freshly pressed suits in favor of jeans and a pair of work gloves. (See editorial on page four) More...

$7 Million in funding provided to help disabled obtain federal benefits

More than $7 million has been awarded to help provide legal assistance to people who have been denied federal disability benefits, according to the New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance. More...

Town of West Seneca maintains highest-ever bond rating

Moody’s Investor Services once again assigned the Town of West Seneca its highest-ever rating for long-term and short term borrowing. More...

Letters to the Editor

Rose paid his debt; time to move on

Thank you very much for the very well-written viewpoint on Pete Rose in the July 23 Bee. Mr. Sherman’s viewpoint clearly is honest and recognizes Mr. Rose for who he truly had been during his baseball years as a player. Mr. More...

Rose should accept his punishment

Let’s see if I have this all straight. Pete Rose bet on baseball games while managing the Reds but denied it. He agreed to a lifetime ban from baseball. More...

Obituaries

Death Notice

JARCZYK, Florence C. (nee Cirbus), of West Seneca, died Wednesday, July 22, 2015. She is survived by three daughters, Deborah Irving, Barbara Jarczyk and Judith Zamrok; two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; four sisters; and five brothers. More...

Sports

Skretny named Bee’s Male Athlete of the Year

With as prominent as the number one was for Tyler Skretny this year, it’s a surprise he didn’t switch jerseys so that he could complete his set. More...

Parents meeting set for East boys JV soccer

The West Seneca East JV boys soccer program will be holding an informational meeting for parents regarding the upcoming season at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 13, at the Vigilant Fire Hall, 666 Main St. More...

Sabres’ Street HockeyFest scheduled for August 23

Registration is currently underway for the 14th annual Buffalo Sabres’ Street HockeyFest, which will be held Sunday, Aug. 23, on the surface parking lots between Mississippi and Columbia Streets. More...

Lifestyles

Erie County Fair prepares for 176th exhibition

For the 176th year, the Hamburg Fairgrounds are being prepared for the footsteps of fried dough-toting fairgoers who will visit the venue for the Erie County Fair, beginning Wednesday, Aug. 12. More...

Friends of the Library to host annual yard sale

The Friends of the West Seneca Public Library will be hosting the eighth annual community yard sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15, on the front lawn of the library at 1300 Union Road. The group is currently seeking seller. More...

Buffalo Niagara Concert Band to host annual convention

Along with being selected to perform at the 35th annual Association of Concert Bands, the Buffalo Niagara Concert Band will be hosting the event in the city of Buffalo. More...

Queens Landing Subdivision approved after two decades

After more than 20 years, the Queens Landing Subdivision, a development along the Buffalo Creek Reservation, will move forward. More...

State promises meetings concerning Developmental Center

Remedial plans will soon be under way addressing community concerns with the unused campus at the West Seneca Developmental Center, located on Leydecker Road. More...

Editorial

Rotary provides opportunities for involvement

Bee Editorial

The first Rotary club was founded by Chicago attorney Paul Harris on Feb. 23, 1905. He initiated the Rotary Club of Chicago as a place where professionals with diverse backgrounds could exchange ideas and form meaningful, lifelong friendships. More...

Spindle items

• BACK TO SCHOOL — As a child, and still as an adult, I adored school. The idea of sitting still with a book in front of me, or holding a pen and letting my thoughts translate onto paper was never dull. More...

Out of the Past

25 Years Ago Aug. 9, 1990

• Backed by the support of local merchants, the West Seneca Police Department sponsored one of the most successful Night Out campaigns in the area Tuesday. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.It’s a shame. Years ago when the Heritage Inn burned down, the town wished they could have done something to save it. Now, the building next to it is being torn down so they can put up a strip plaza. More...

Education

‘Summer at the Center’ engages middle-schoolers in career exploration

Middle school students Katy Humphrey and Ani Gribbin, pictured above, participated in the Seven-Hour Movie Challenge during the 2014 “Summer at the Center” program. More...

Resident encourages town to collect school supplies for district students

For the upcoming school year, West Seneca Supervisor Sheila Meegan and town offices will be collecting school supplies for local children and classrooms. Throughout the town, there will be several donation drop boxes for the school supplies. More...

On the Campus

Buffalo State College has named the following West Seneca residents, followed by their major, to the dean’s list for the spring 2015 semester: Jamie McBride, art; Nancy Abdelhaq, childhood education; Elizabeth Lusk, childhood education and soci More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

St. John’s sets monthly community dinner More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

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Special Events

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Art

sat. 1 Geminoid — Two art shows in one by Chris McGee, with an opening reception from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, and continues through Oct. 1 at McGee Art Gallery, 10931 Main St., Clarence; Free. More...

Business

Poked Yolk’s breakfast menu offers Mexican flair

The restaurant scene on Transit Road is spicing up with the addition of the Poked Yolk. Formerly Buffalo’s Broken Yolk, the breakfast place is bringing Mexican flair and Las Vegas pizzazz to the menu. More...

Ryan Homes features eco-friendly building with BuiltSmart Initiative

Ryan Homes, located at 1026 Union Road, is featuring a new initiative for eco-friendly building with BuiltSmart, a whole-home approach to comfort, performance and energy savings. More...

‘Thank-A-Vet’ outreach event scheduled

Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs will be hosting a “Thank-A-Vet” outreach event at the Cheektowaga Senior Center. The event will take place from 12:30 to 3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 13, at the Cheektowaga Senior Center, 3349 Broadway. More...