Weekly Feature



August 25, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Billboard issue a turning point for town

Bee Editorial

Billboards may be effective when selling a product, but they are not effective at enhancing a streetscape or making roads safer. More...

Spindle items

• FINAL SPLASH OF SUMMER — The soon-to-be end of summer is all around, including at the town pools. More...

Out of the Past

25 Years Ago Aug. 29, 1991

• Traveling through Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, may seem like a trip back to the 19th century with horse-drawn plows and buggies and farming as a way of life. More...

Police Blotter

Man claims girlfriend in labor, charged with DWI-drugs

Friday, Aug. 12 • Police responded to a Chamberlin Drive residence for a report of damage to a vehicle. The complainant said his vehicle was parked on the street when he noticed both side view mirrors were damaged. Damage is estimated at $500. More...

Education

On the Campus

Shawn Geary of West Seneca has been awarded a presidential scholarship to Oswego University for the fall 2016 semester. Geary is a sophomore majoring in electrical and computer engineering. More...

Quinn to retire from ECC following 2017 commencement

Erie Community College President Jack Quinn Jr. More...

Financial Trust to open two branches at West Seneca high schools

For more than 40 years, Financial Trust Federal Credit Union has been connected with the community and the West Seneca Central School District. More...

Lifestyles

Knit together for a cause:

Color the Runway holds third annual show

Fighting back tears, Zandalee Delgado stood before a crowd of more than 200 at the historic Hotel Lafayette in downtown Buffalo on Sunday, celebrating the beginning of the third annual Color the Runway Fashion Show. More...

Freudig Singers seek singers for audition

The Freudig Singers of WNY, directed by Roland Martin, is auditioning new singers for its spring concerts. To schedule an audition appointment, call 881-0256 or email rmartin@buffaloseminary.org. Leave a name and telephone number. More...

‘This Land is Your Land’ celebrates Americana music

The Burchfield Nature & Art Center will host “This Land is Your Land,” an admission free Americana music festival celebrating America, its people and its environment from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28. The event is for all ages. More...

Business

New physical, occupational therapy center coming to OP

On Monday, Excelsior Orthopaedics will open a new physical and occupational therapy center next to its Orchard Park office, which is located at 3045 Southwestern Blvd., in Suite 108 of the Parkland Office Complex, according to a release from Excelsio More...

McGuire Group honors Phan for years of service

Tom Phan of Hamburg recently celebrated his five-year employment anniversary with The McGuire Group, operator of six health care facilities in New York State. More...

Second annual Taste event planned

The West Seneca Chamber of Commerce and the Police Benevolent Association will hold the second annual Taste of West Seneca and PBA Car Show on Sunday, Sept. 4. More...

Board discusses vocational courses, Universal Pre-K

A work session of the West Seneca School Board on Monday allowed members to share their thoughts on vocational courses, Universal Prekindergarten and other programs in the district. More...

Resident proposes temporary billboard moratorium

Discussion surrounding four proposed billboards has made its way from the West Seneca Planning Board to the Town Board as of Monday night. More...

Area law enforcement breaks out the bats for fallen heroes

After the early July attack on Dallas police that left five officers dead and nine others wounded, the urge to help came to Courtney Jakubowicz. More...

Local News

Two spaces remain in fall police academy

Two spaces remain to be filled by residents of West Seneca interested in seeing inside the daily operations of the Police Department. More...

‘Kids Day’ theme of market events

Main Street Marketplace continues today from 4 to 7:30 p.m. on the grassy hill at the corner of Union Road and Main Street with “Kids Day.” The outdoor venue features approximately 25 vendors selling a variety of products. More...

County clerk projects revenue increase

Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs last week said his office projects a substantial increase in revenue next year of approximately $1 million. More...

Letters to the Editor

Voice your opinion in a letter to the editor

One way to express your opinion is to write a letter to the editor and email it to jwaters@beenews.com. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.I called about a year ago complaining about the drug addicts on Clinton Street near Union. More...

Sports

Former player takes helm for East boys soccer

West Seneca East’s boys soccer program is tasking one of its own with getting things back on track this season. More...

Loss of dominant outside hitter not deterring West boys volleyball

Just as one 6-foot-10 program alum was winning an Olympic bronze medal and another was about to embark on the same collegiate path that set the two-time Olympian on his course with destiny, West Seneca West’s boys volleyball team began preparin More...

Tombstone piledrives MOGs in quarterfinal-round clash

Glory Days softball

The Tombstone Saloon defeated the Mostly Old Guys, 12-5, in Thursday’s Glory Days Softball quarterfinal round playoff action. More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

Queen of Heaven sets annual 5K for Oct. 1 More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 25 Toddler Time — Stories, songs, movement and activities for children 2 to 5 years old, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 25, at Brighton Place Library, 999 Brighton Road, Tonawanda; Free. 332-4375 More...

Walking Tours

thurs. 25 Chestnut Ridge Park Evening Hike — This 5-mile walk is presented by the Foothills Trail Club, 6:15 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25. Meet in the parking lot by the casino. Call 548-1401. www.foothillstrailclub.org sat. 27 More...

Festivals

fri. 26 & sat. 27 Buffalo Funk Fest — Rick James tribute concert, artists and vendors, 6-10 p.m. Friday Aug. 26, and 3-10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, at LaSalle Park Pavilion, 1 Porter Ave., Buffalo; Free More...