Weekly Feature



March 27, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Farmers Market set to open May 15

With a unanimous vote on Monday night, the West Seneca Town Board gave the official go-ahead for the opening of a seasonal farmers market, with a start date set for May 15.  The Main Street Marketplace will run from 4 to 7:30 p.m. More...

Editorial

Town Board should change time of work sessions

Bee Editorial

A t many recent meetings of the West Seneca Town Board, residents have expressed disagreement with the starting time of work sessions, which are scheduled prior to the regular public meeting.  The town holds the work session at 3 p.m., with the More...

Spindle items

• SPRING IS HERE — Though the weather isn’t quite cooperating yet, spring officially began last Thursday. With the arrival of this much-needed season, many outdoor events are planned.  For example, the Burchfield  More...

Out of the Past

Louis Westphal farm

Located at 396 Seneca Creek Road, the Louis Westphal farm was typical of the agricultural enterprises that dominated West Seneca during its first 150 years. The farm had two houses, a barn, orchard and cultivated acreage. More...

Sports

North, OP earn lion’s share of First Team nods

2013-14 All-Bee Boys Hockey

Williamsville North’s and Orchard Park’s boys hockey teams had some of the Western New York Varsity Hockey Federation’s best players this winter, as evidenced by the Spartans and Quakers taking up two-thirds of the First Team spots More...

Spring sports previews to begin next week

The Bee will begin previewing the spring sports teams in next week’s edition by publishing a preview of the boys and girls lacrosse teams. More...

Marauders’ team leader Perna named boys’ inaugural Most Valuable Player

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Lifestyles

From the sly fox to the court jester

April Fools’ Day reveals the craftiest prank around town

The April Fools’ Day tradition fuels the prankster. More...

East Middle to perform “Peter Pan”

West Seneca East Middle School will be performing “Peter Pan” in April. The shows are set for 7 p.m. Friday, April 4, and 3 p.m. Saturday, April 5. Tickets can be purchased at the school from 10 to 11 a.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, March 27  9 a.m. More...

West grad writes, will direct independent film

Twenty-somethings should know they’re not alone in navigating the “quarter-life crisis,” a painfully relevant phenomenon for the now adult children of the 1990s. More...

West Band Festival

West Seneca West Senior High School held its annual Band Festival Thursday at the school. Band Director John Blickwedehl, above, presents the 8th Grade band to the crowd. Seventh graders Nicole Wesley, left, and Alexandra Zagara perform.   More...

Residents request earlier Town Board work sessions

The Town of West Seneca holds its Town Board meetings at 7 p.m the second and fourth Mondays of each month. More...

Local News

Ice show to feature local skaters

For 36 years, the adaptive ice skating program “Gliding Stars” has taught people with disabilities to ice skate.  The annual ice show featuring star performers will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, March 28, and 1 p.m. More...

Jacobs brings “Thank-A-Vet outreach to town

Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs recently held a “Thank-A-Vet” Outreach Program at American Legion Post 735 in West Seneca to issue discount cards to honorably discharged veterans who file their original DD-214 (discharge papers) with the E More...

Upcoming Meetings

Town Board  Monday, April 7  Monday, April 21  — All meetings, unless noted, begin at 7 p.m. and are held in Council Chambers at Town Hall, 1250 Union Road.  School Board  Tuesday, April 22  More...

Police Blotter

Utility pole awakens sleeping driver

Monday, March 17  • A Buffalo man was reportedly observed driving on Clinton Street with no license plates. During the subsequent traffic stop, a computer check found that the vehicle was unregistered and uninspected. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Maybe the resident complaining about the deer should stop feeding them. Remember, the deer were there long before him.  More...

Education

West students attend leadership conference

Sixteen students from West Seneca West Senior High School’s Student Council and National Honor Society recently attended the 34th Annual Student Leadership Conference at the University at Buffalo.  At the conference, students listened to a More...

Submissions sought for congressional high school art competition

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State champion marching band honored at school board meeting

The West Seneca Marching Band was recognized at a recent meeting of the West Seneca Central School District Board of Education meeting.  Band members range from seventh grade through senior high from both East and West schools.  In November More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Houghton College to host graduate school fair   More...

Business

Wings Flights of Hope receives donation

Associates of AAA Western and Central New York raised $10,000 on behalf of Wings Flights of Hope and Kids Escaping Drugs last year through various activities and fundraising events.  Donation checks were recently presented to Joseph DeMarco of W More...

Betti marks 35 years at WNY Federal Credit Union

Marie Betti, a West Seneca native, is celebrating 35 years working for the Western New York Federal Credit Union.  Betti started work in March 1979 when she was hired as a clerk/teller. More...

Attorney General Schneiderman issues consumer alert warning New Yorkers of tax-season scams

With this year’s tax deadline less than one month away, Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman offered New Yorkers tips to avoid falling victim to tax-prep scams earlier this week. More...