Weekly Feature



January 26, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Community center project offers promising future

Bee Editorial

In an effort to give West Seneca an edge in a rapidly evolving society, the town will soon have use of a complex community center and library building, filled with all the modern amenities residents come to expect. More...

Spindle items

• SIGNS OF SPRING — For the most part, this winter has proved once again to be a lamb, with only a handful of snow events and many mild days. Still, many are anxiously searching for signs of spring.  More...

Out of the Past

25 Years Ago Jan. 30, 1992

• The Buffalo Bills took a pasting at the hands of the Washington Redskins Sunday, but that didn’t stop Andy Augenreich from enjoying his brief stay last weekend in Minnesota. More...

Education

On the Campus

Jamie Dojka, of West Seneca, was named to the president’s list at Potsdam State College for the fall 2016 semester. Dojka is majoring in psychology.  More...

Sports

East boys hoops splits series with Hamburg

Playing a third game in four nights Friday proved to be too tall a task for West Seneca East’s boys basketball team, as the Trojans came up just short in their bid to sweep a home-and-home series with Hamburg, 67-60.  More...

West’s Castoire resets own indoor record in weight throw at New Balance Games

Junior Joseph Castoire broke the West Seneca West boys indoor track weight throw record for a second consecutive weekend when he heaved the implement 55-feet-7 as one of the program’s participants in the 22nd New Balance Track and Field Games, More...

District girls bowling team posts key wins over Lancaster, Frontier

West Seneca’s combined district girls bowling team knocked off a pair of ECIC South Large Schools opponents last week to maintain its hold on second place in the division heading into its final three matches of the regular season.  More...

Business

McGuire facilities earn top ranking four consecutive years

The McGuire Group’s five Western New York facilities, including the Seneca Health Care Center in West Seneca, are among a short list of facilities statewide that have achieved the top quintile status from the Nursing Home Quality Initiative for More...

Eco Serve president named to Executive Leadership Program

Audrey Hall, president of Eco Serve Pest Services, has been selected for the National Pest Management Association Executive Leadership Program, according to a press release from the West Seneca company.   More...

Southtowns YMCA to host annual theme basket event

The Southtowns YMCA is seeking the community’s support for its annual theme basket event, to be held Saturday, Feb. 11, through Sunday, Feb. 19, at the branch located at 1620 Southwestern Blvd. More...

Board navigates new website development

After years of fielding complaints regarding the town’s website, the West Seneca Town Board will begin the process of developing a new, user-friendly one.  “As a board, we recognize that the webpage needs a lot of adjusting,” S More...

Psych center merger triggers outcries from Public Employees Federation

Dozens of community activists recently joined members of the New York State Public Employees Federation under a gray sky to protest the closing of the Western New York Children’s Psychiatric Center.  More...

Local News

Snowmobilers reminded to ride safely

The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation reminds snowmobilers to ride responsibly and exercise caution as they enjoy the state’s abundant snowmobiling opportunities, as stated in a press release from the office. More...

Gallivan reappointed Crime Committee chairman

State Sen. Patrick M. Gallivan, a former New York State trooper, sheriff of Erie County and member of the State Board of Parole, has been reappointed to serve as chairman of the Senate Standing Committee on Crime Victims, Crime and Corrections. More...

Meetings

Town Board  Monday, Feb. 6  — 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...

Letters to the Editor

Democrats show president respect

The Bee Editorial on Jan. 19 is about 7.5 years late.  When did Republicans respect Barack Obama as their president? They tried from day one to do everything they could to discredit a real leader.   More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.During the past snowstorm, I didn’t see a plow truck until 8 o’clock. Today, Martin Luther King Day, I see one parked at the back of the West Seneca Developmental Center with the engine running. More...

Lifestyles

Blizzard of ’77

440 years after, strength of WNY community remains strong

Out of all the things he knows about the Blizzard of ’77, East Aurora native and blizzard survivor Timothy Kneeland counts community solidarity among the most significant. More...

Covenant makes soup for sale Feb. 11

Covenant United Methodist Church will hold a homemade soup sale from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11. Take out only. A variety of soups will be available for $8 a quart. Call 674-6869 weekdays for more information.   More...

District announces 2016-17 concerts

Wednesday, Feb. 8 — West Senior Musical, 7 p.m. at West Senior High School, 3330 Seneca St.  Thursday, Feb. 9, and Friday, Feb. 10 — West Senior Musical, 7 p.m. at West Senior High School, 3330 Seneca St.  More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

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Theatre

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Special Events

thurs. 26   Lumagination — A captivating and interactive exhibit that will transform the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens with light, sound and imagination, Thursday, Jan. 26-28, Feb. More...