Weekly Feature



July 28, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Walk Off Hunger set for July 30

The ninth annual Walk Off Hunger and Summerfest — benefiting the Food Bank of WNY — will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 30, at Island Park in Williamsville. More...

Editorial

Better communication a necessity for ECWA

Bee Editorial

For three hours in the early morning on July 21, residents in several communities were unaware that their drinking water may have been contaminated. More...

Spindle items

• RUN, WALK, ROLL AGAINST BULLYING — Queen of Heaven School will hold its annual Run, Walk, Roll Against Bullying 5K at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 1. The 5K race and 1-mile walk event will conclude at approximately 11 a.m. More...

Out of the Past

25 Years Ago Aug. 1, 1991

• Imagine a town of 47,838 police officers. While not every West Seneca resident can enforce the law, two members of the West Seneca Police Department believe stronger community involvement can make a big impact on the town’s crime rate. More...

Police Blotter

Thief takes 16 packs of Coke, turns self in

Wednesday, July 20 • Police responded to a call at the Kmart on Orchard Park Road for an alleged shoplifter detained by loss prevention. More...

Education

Villa Maria calls ‘action’ on film program

Beginning with the 2016 fall semester, a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in digital filmmaking will be available to students at Villa Maria College. The program is a response to the projected growth of Buffalo’s participation in the film industry. More...

Schools list upcoming dates, events

With stores beginning to set up their “Back-to-School” displays, it’s almost time to start thinking about the 2016-17 academic year. More...

On the Campus

Anthony Skretny of West Seneca, a student athlete majoring in business administration at Ithaca College, was named to the Empire 8 Athletic Conference President’s List for the spring 2016 semester. More...

Lifestyles

RiverWorks Murder Mystery makes you the detective

Teleport back to 19th-century Buffalo, where Irish grain elevator workers were on strike and the rich became richer. Buffalo History Tours holds its “Grain Mill Murder Mystery” at 6 p.m. 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 28 9 a.m. — Poker 10 a.m. More...

Elderwood to host Cruise Night Aug. 3

Elderwood is gearing up for a series of car shows this summer. Cruise Nights are planned through September at nine Western New York Elderwood locations, including an event Aug. More...

Business

Sales, marketing execs elect officers

Lisa Ettipio-Lauciello, of Bryant & Stratton online division, has been elected president of Buffalo Niagara Sales & Marketing Executives. She succeeds Jim Gannon, who remains on the board of directors as immediate past president. More...

Emerson honored for decade of service

William Emerson recently celebrated his 10-year employment anniversary with The McGuire Group’s Seneca Health Care Center in West Seneca. More...

Buffalo Dance Center to offer free classes

Buffalo Dance Center in Elma will hold free dance classes for prospective students to experience the center’s studio firsthand. More...

Town to reopen claims for workers’ comp

Board expects $200,000 savings

Following the approval of an agreement with WNY Insurance Agency, LLC, the Town of West Seneca will soon move forward with closing a number of workers’ compensation claims, providing an estimated $200,000 savings to taxpayers. More...

Night Out promotes police-community partnerships

The 33rd annual National Night Out will offer a way for residents to connect with police officers and firefighters, town personnel, members of local churches, the SPCA and the library. The event will take place in West Seneca from 5 to 9 p.m. More...

Local News

Zombie Remediation, Prevention Initiative provides grants

A new grant initiative to address the growing statewide problem of “zombie” homes — vacant and abandoned houses that are not maintained during a prolonged foreclosure proceeding — has been made possible by Attorney General Eri More...

Author Ford Easton presents ‘Stock Car Racing in the ’50s’

If fast cars, checkered flags, modified stocks with high lift cams and bored out engine blocks get your heart racing, you’ll want to join the Friends of the West Seneca Public Library as they welcome Ford Easton, author of “Stock Car Raci More...

County seeks to address issues leading to waterline breaks

Erie County legislators are seeking more information from the county Water Authority regarding last week’s major water main break, which affected residents throughout multiple suburbs. (See editorial on page four) More...

Letters to the Editor

Thank you to all town employees

An open letter to all employees of the Town of West Seneca. I have been a resident of the town since 1976 and throughout the years have not put much thought into the enormous amount of work required to keep a town operating efficiently. More...

High-tech bats, balls dangerous for players

Technology has a place in sports, on both recreational and professional levels. But technology is ruining one sport that I have played competitively for more than 35 years. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.It is unfair to the families on the west side of the school district not to have a universal pre-K location. The only location now is Northwood Elementary, and enrollment is down because parents are unable to transport kids to that far location. More...

Sports

‘Blue’ Athletics storm Lake Effect Invitational

A multitude of champions were crowned across gender and age lines Thursday when West Seneca’s “Blue” Athletics program took part in the Lake Effect Summer Track and Field Club Invitational at Frontier High School. More...

East’s Dolac named Bee’s Male Athlete of Year

It’s one thing for an athlete to be talented and driven, yet it’s a completely different thing for athletes to be modest about their talent level when friends, family and even complete strangers are heaping endless praise on them. More...

DIAMONDS ARE A GIRL’S BEST FRIEND

Haley Muehlbauer, No. 10 for the Amherst Lightning, is safe at first during a Friday game in the National Softball Association Girls Fast Pitch World Series at Sunshine Park in West Seneca. No. More...

Entertainment

Festivals

thurs. 28-sat. 30 More...

Family Activities

thurs. 28 More...

Special Events

sat. 30 Walk Off Hunger Walk and Festival — 1.9-mile walk around Island Park, bounce houses, climbing wall, games, music and raffles, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 30, at Island Park, Williamsville. www.foodbankwny.org More...