Weekly Feature



January 19, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

It’s time for America to unite

Bee Editorial

A new administration will take over the reins of American government this Friday afternoon, and after years of bickering and hostile debate, we feel it is time for the country to unite in order to gain a positive outcome.  More...

Spindle items

• WARM WELCOME — It’s never easy to return from a vacation, no matter how brief. More...

Out of the Past

25 Years Ago Jan. 23, 1992

• Given a choice of three different plans to solve the middle school question in the district, the West Seneca Board of Education decided Monday night to shelve them all until more state aid appears on the horizon.  More...

Education

Board hires consultant in superintendent search

Howard Smith, a representative from School Leadership, LLC, will begin working with the West Seneca Board of Education in the search for a new district superintendent. More...

Mary Queen of Angels offers tours during Catholic Schools Week

Mary Queen of Angels Regional Catholic School will hold open house opportunities during school hours throughout Catholic Schools Week, which runs Saturday, Jan. 28, through Friday, Feb. 3.  Tours will be available from 8:15 a.m. More...

Lifestyles

‘Great Directions’

The New Direction Band releases third polka CD

Four musicians left their former band in efforts to take their music in a new direction. This was six years ago. More...

Boy Scout Troop 735 seeks new members

Boy Scout Troop 735 of West Seneca is seeking new members who are at least 11 years old or have completed fifth grade. Members participate in outdoor activities, Scout skill training, and community service. More...

Gillibrand rolls out scam protection act at Cheektowaga Senior Center

New York’s seniors will have new tools to fend off potential financial scams and abuse, if U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand’s newly proposed legislation makes its way through Congress.  More...

Entertainment

Live Local in WNY

thurs. 19   Nick Schnebelen Band — 6:30 p.m., Armor Inn Tap Room, 5381 Abbott Road, Hamburg; $. More...

Performance

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Concerts

thurs. 19   Newmarket, Ontario post punk revival artists Tokyo Police Club, 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, at The Waiting Room, 334 Delaware Ave., Buffalo; $. 849-1000, www.waitingroombuffalo.com  thurs. 19 & sat. 20   More...

Eighth-graders to gain career insight through tech day

Nearly 1,700 eighth-grade students from across Western New York will learn about 25 different career paths from high school students embarking on their own careers.  More...

Legislators ask for meeting with Cuomo regarding WNYCPC

Legislators are requesting a meeting with Gov. More...

Local News

Mats for a Mission, comfort for the homeless

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Gail Potter recently spoke to members of the Erie-Niagara Sunrise Exchange Club at a breakfast meeting at the Olympic Restaurant in Kenmore.  Potter, who resides in Cheektowaga, is the project coordinator for Mats for a Mission, a volunteer grou More...

Legislature revises County Charter, limits salary increase eligibility

The Erie County Legislature approved revisions to the Erie County Charter at the first session of the new year. More...

Meetings

Town Board  Monday, Jan. 23  — All meetings, unless noted, begin at 7 p.m. and are held in Council Chambers at Town Hall, 1250 Union Road. Meetings are open to the public.  School Board  Monday, Feb. 6  More...

Police Blotter

Gun found during DWI stop on Seneca Street

Wednesday, Jan. 11  • A Buffalo man was stopped on Seneca Street for a loud exhaust. During the stop, the driver informed police that he did not have a license, which police confirmed was suspended. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.What does it take to have street lights replaced? There are two that are out on Singer Drive in West Seneca. I have been trying since November to have someone replace these lights. More...

Sports

West names December’s top athletes

Advisers for West Seneca West’s Varsity “W” Club and Girls Athletic Association recently announced that Jacob Fort, Alex Wayland, Andrew Burckhalter, Daniel Sudyn, Dan Cantafio, Matthew Balogh, Katelyn Morris, Mollie Vona, Jordan Fa More...

West survives East’s second-half surge in rivalry meeting

Girls basketball

A 15-7 run over the course of the third quarter gave West Seneca East’s girls basketball team a glimmer of hope during Thursday’s clash with crosstown rival West Seneca West, but it wasn’t enough, as the Lady Indians’ shooting More...

WALTERS IN THE WATER

Zach Walters comes up for air while swimming the breast stroke leg of the 200 individual medley during the West Seneca district team’s run to second place in Saturday’s annual Frederic Puff Memorial Invitational at Cleveland Hill.   More...

Business

H&R Block opens offices for tax season

H&R Block has opened its 10,000 offices nationwide to serve clients for the 2017 tax season, including a location at 1036 Union Road in Southgate Plaza, according to a press release from the company.  More...

BlueCross BlueShield of WNY, Roswell Park reach three year agreement

BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York and Roswell Park Cancer Institute recently announced a three year contractual agreement that ensures BlueCross BlueShield’s membership will continue to have uninterrupted access to Roswell Park and the c More...

Damato honored for five years of service

Charlene Damato, LPN, of Cheektowaga, recently celebrated her five-year employment anniversary with The McGuire Group.  As a licensed practical nurse, Damato is responsible for providing direct patient care for long-term and subacute rehabilitat More...