July 31, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Local News

Heritage Discovery Center cherishes WNY’s past

At 100 Lee St. in Buffalo, visitors will find a link to the area’s past in the Heritage Discovery Center, which displays artifacts honoring the industrial history of Western New York. More...

Kearns seeks out records on sex offenders

Assemblyman Michael Kearns, D-West Seneca, has filed several Freedom of Information Law requests in recent months with regards to the placement of convicted sex offenders in two group homes on Leydecker Road in West Seneca. More...

Golf tournament reaches 10th anniversary

Raises funds for melanoma research at Roswell Park

Nicholas Dusenberry lost his battle to melanoma a decade ago, but his mother, Ninnette, has continued fighting to find a cure. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.I see if you go to town board meetings and you don’t have anything positive or creative to say, you will be asked to sit down. I guess then there will be very short meetings. More...

Sports

West’s Hart named Bee’s top male athlete

By all accounts, many aspects of recent West Seneca West graduate Gregg Hart Jr. grew by leaps and bounds over the last few years. More...

West harriers to hold fundraiser

The West Seneca West cross country team is holding a fundraiser, in conjunction with the Cash for Cans location at 2990 Seneca St., to raise money to attend a running camp in Long Island. Any returnables brought to Cash for Cans through Aug. More...

Blue Athletic Club athletes record personal bests at meet

Multiple personal bests were recorded by male and female participants of the West Seneca Blue Athletic Club when it competed at the Lake Effect Track and Field Club Invitational, held July 24 at Frontier High School. More...

Entertainment

Walking Tours

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Family Activities

thurs. 31 LehrerDance — Part of the M&T Bank 45th annual Plaza Event Series, noon Thursday, July 31, on Main Street, downtown Buffalo. www.mtb.com/plazaeventseries fri. 1 More...

Festivals

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Southtowns YMCA provides diabetes prevention program

Though the numbers are staggering, Kelly Standage and Mary Ann Drake are determined to fight the country’s diabetes epidemic head-on. More...

Longtime Buffalo restaurant opens in West Seneca

Last week, diners in West Seneca were treated to the opening of a new German restaurant with a long history in the Buffalo area. More...

Editorial

Diabetes prevention program helps save lives

Bee Editorial

Prediabetes means your blood glucose (sugar) is higher than normal but not yet diabetes. In other words, if you act now, you may just save your life and never get the debilitating disease. More...

Spindle items

• NATIONAL NIGHT OUT — At Monday’s meeting of the West Seneca Town Board, Police Chief Daniel Denz encouraged the public to make their way to the Southgate Plaza from 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. More...

Out of the Past

Ebenezer fire-fighting equipment

Brought by ship from Newied on the Rhine River in Germany in the 1840s, this horse-drawn hand pump and hose reel was used by the Community of True Inspiration – or Ebenezers – to fight fires in their communities here. More...

Education

On the Campus

Sydney Conrad of West Seneca, a first-year student who will major in music education at Fredonia State, has received a $1,000 Fredonia Academic Excellence Scholarship. A 2014 graduate of West Senior, she is a daughter of David and Christine Conrad. More...

News brief

Fr. Greg Jakubowiczof West Seneca has been named college chaplain at Hilbert College. He will assist in developing and ensuring the Catholic Franciscan identity and mission of Hilbert and coordinate the life of the Church on campus. More...

Lifestyles

River tour shows off Buffalo’s historic side

A cross from the popular Canalside venue in downtown Buffalo stands a gold mine of local history. More...

Chamber holding annual golf tournament

The West Seneca Chamber of Commerce will be holding its 24th annual golf tournament Wednesday, Sept. 10, at Harvest Hill Golf Course. The entry fee is $125 per player. 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, July 31 9 a.m. — Poker 10 a.m. More...

Business

Yia Yia’s Chocolates moves to West Seneca from Depew location

Yia Yia’s Chocolates has a new home. After nearly two decades in Depew, the business has relocated to inside the D & R Plaza, 3100 Transit Road, West Seneca. More...

‘Fun run’ organizers canceling races; runners left without refunds

Back in May, the Better Business Bureau serving Upstate New York reminded consumers to do their homework before participating in any 5K race or other event. More...

Elma man named vice president for digital marketing services

Jim Breidenstein of Elma was recently appointed vice president for digital marketing services at Marketing Technologies of W.N.Y., LLC. More...