January 22, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Local News

Attorney prioritizes values, hometown in practice

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

John Fenz was appointed as West Seneca’s town attorney at the Town Board’s annual organizational meeting. More...

Cell phone donations benefit deployed soldiers

Ebenezer Seniors have partnered with Cell Phones for Soldiers to provide troops with free calls home. Old cell phones may be dropped off at the Ebenezer United Church of Christ, located at 630 Main St. More...

Senior services seeks volunteer fitness instructors

The Erie County Department of Senior Services Retired and Senior Volunteer Program is seeking instructors in multiple locations. More...

Police Blotter

Woman attempts to purchase cigarettes with stolen credit card

Monday, Jan. 12 • Police responded to a call about a reckless driver traveling north on Route 400. During the traffic stop, police reportedly found a green vial of marijuana, a marijuana smoking pipe and a marijuana grinder in the vehicle. More...

Sports

East hockey cuts down penalties, blasts South

It wouldn’t have been surprising if West Seneca East’s hockey team had come out against Williamsville South on January 12 and showed signs of exhaustion, having battled Hamburg to a 4-3 victory the day before. More...

IN A TOUGH SPOT

West Seneca East’s Josh Katashuk, bottom, tries to work his way out of his opponent’s grasp during Friday’s preliminary-round portion of the annual ECIC Wrestling Championships. More...

West indoor track fares well at Quinney

West Seneca West’s girls indoor track team took second out of the 29 schools participating in Saturday’s newly renamed Doug Quinney Memorial Invitational at Cornell University, but that wasn’t what stood out that day in coach Emilio More...

Business

‘Suits for Troops’ winds down, exceeds expectations

Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs and the Erie County Bar Association recently saw the successful conclusion of their initiative to collect lightly used men’s and women’s suits for local veterans searching for employment. More...

PROMOTION

Lauren Dlugosz has been appointed to the position of wellness director at the Southtowns Family YMCA. More...

Local dealership ranks nationally

Joe Basil Chevrolet was recently ranked in the top 10 Chevrolet dealerships nationally, for the 10th consecutive year, according to a release from the company. The dealership ranked seventh out of more than 3,000 dealers nationally for 2014. More...

Safety Net discusses community center

The development of a new community center for West Seneca may be years down the road, but a group of stakeholders are plotting a course of action to make it a reality. (See editorial on page four) More...

Relay For Life of the Southtowns readies kickoff

With its annual relay planned in June through the scenic area of Yates Park and Green Lake in Orchard Park, Relay For Life of the Southtowns is holding a kickoff event to get people involved in the fight against cancer. More...

Editorial

Community center could be smart town investment

Bee Editorial

The smartest investment a person can make is gaining an education. Beyond the pure knowledge attained through the process, life skills, communication skills and values are acquired along the way. More...

Spindle items

• COOKIES ARE COMING — The Girl Scouts are out in full force for the beginning of cookie selling season. More...

Out of the Past

25 Years Ago Jan. 25, 1990

• Another section of West Seneca was rezoned at the town board meeting Monday night, enabling a local developer to build 10 new duplexes. The measure was approved by a 4-1 vote, with councilman Barbara Rudnicki in opposition. More...

Education

On the Campus

Danielle Jackowski of West Seneca has been named to the Provost’s List at Oneonta State College for the fall 2014 semester. More...

Lifestyles

Seasonal stress and anxiety can be cured with mindfulness

Bitterly cold temperatures are a chilling reminder of the season that traps Western New York. With the holiday buzz winding down, it is very easy to succumb to seasonal stresses and depression. More...

Winter Mensa admission test set for Jan. 24

The winter Mensa admission test will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, in the Southgate Plaza community meeting room, 950 Union Road. The test will begin at 2:15 p.m. Walk-ins are welcome. 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, Jan. 22 9 a.m. — Poker 10 a.m. More...