Weekly Feature



February 23, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Former baseball association president sentenced to weekends in jail

Kevin Chodkowski, former president of the West Seneca Youth Baseball Association, has been sentenced by Erie County Court Judge Thomas Franczyk to weekends in jail for 90 days for admitting he embezzled money from a youth baseball organization.  More...

Editorial

Grim outcome on horizon of WNYCPC issue

Bee Editorial

Legal action should be used as a last resort within the legislative branch of government, and unfortunately, Assemblyman Michael Kearns may be at that point.  More...

Spindle items

• ROCK YOUR SOCKS — Although you’d never be able to tell from a cursory glance, I’m a huge fan of crazy socks.  Striped, argyle, neon, characters, polka dotted, fuzzy, sparkly, furry, talking — the weirder, the bette More...

Out of the Past

25 Years Ago Feb. 27, 1992

• Less than two months after hard fiscal times forced several major layoffs in the Town of West Seneca, the rehiring of those employees is complete. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Tell me, how many people out there get to pick and hire their boss? Stay strong, board of education. We elected you. We didn’t elect the union, or the administrators, or the teachers to run the school district.  More...

Education

Sacred Heart names honor students

The following West Seneca residents were recently named to Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart’s honor roll for the second quarter of the 2016-17 academic year: Seniors Marygrace Rola and Stephanie Wozniak. More...

Taste of Education set for Feb. 28

The Western New York Chapter of the New York State Restaurant Association will host the annual Taste of Education from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. More...

West Seneca names January Students of Month

The following West Seneca high school students have each been named Student of the Month for January in these specific academic subjects:  East Senior   More...

Lifestyles

Accolades pour in for retired SHOPPER ASSISTANT

Dedicated to his job, occasionally to a fault, Thaddeus Skowronski of Colden has ended nearly 10 years as a shopper assistant at Tops Market in the Grey Street Shopping Plaza in East Aurora. On Friday, Jan. More...

Spirit Boosters set ‘Night at the Races’

West Seneca East Spirit Boosters will host their Night at the Races fundraiser Saturday, March 4 at East Seneca Fire Hall, 100 Lein Road. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the first race will start at 7 p.m. More...

Business

Life members honored

Timothy Jachlewski, H. Joseph Sgroi and William J. Thornton are recognized as Honorary Life Members by the West Seneca Chamber of Commerce during its annual awards dinner Feb. 16 at Kloc’s. The award is new this year.   More...

YMCA Buffalo Niagara kicks off 2017 annual campaign

YMCA Buffalo Niagara officially kicked off its 2017 annual campaign Feb. 14, with a gathering of YMCA leadership, supporters and staff, to celebrate the campaign launch and successful completion of last year’s campaign.  More...

APPOINTED

David Schultz has been appointed manager of the Realty USA office in West Seneca. More...

Kearns contemplates litigation in children’s center issue

Assemblyman Mickey Kearns said he may consider taking legal action, if necessary, to stop the threatened move of the Western New York Children’s   Psychiatric Center from West Seneca to the Buffalo Psychiatric Center.  Kearns said he More...

Backyard Classic boasts Canalside as new venue

The annual Tim Hortons Backyard Classic charity hockey tournament returns for its ninth event next week at a new venue — Canalside Buffalo. More...

Local News

DWI investigations yield four arrests, officer injured

The West Seneca Police Department had a busy few nights this past weekend, resulting in three driving-while-intoxicated investigations, four arrests, two damaged police cars and one injured officer, as stated in a press release from the department.&n More...

Business Brief

A grand opening of West Seneca’s newest Tim Hortons, located at 1934 Union Road, will be held at noon Monday, Feb. 27. More...

FIRST AID READY

Boy Scout Troop No. 410 receives awards for its achievement of first and second place in the annual Greater Niagara Frontier Council First Aid Rally. More...

Police Blotter

Woman mistakes insurance card for license in DWI stop

Tuesday, Feb. 14  • A Buffalo woman was stopped on Union Road for an expired registration sticker. A computer check showed the driver also had her driving privileges suspended. More...

Obituaries

Kevin A. Przybyl, paramedic, firefighter, dispatcher

Kevin A. Przybyl, 37, of Lancaster, died Monday, Feb. 13, 2017.  Originally from West Seneca, Mr. Przybyl was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis. He was a 1998 graduate of West Seneca East High School. More...

Sports

Team effort leads West boys to bowling title

Brett Widman finally chased down the Section VI championship Thursday that had eluded him for the 11 years since he started coaching varsity sports at West Seneca West — and in the process technically guided the boys bowling team to its first t More...

District girls squad’s Ziemba earns all-star trip to state tourney

West Seneca West’s boys bowling team will have some company on its upcoming trip to compete in the state championships in Rochester.  More...

East edges West in regular-season finale

Boys basketball

West Seneca East’s and West Seneca West’s boys basketball teams found themselves in a slugfest in their regular-season finale Feb. More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

Shriner’s to hold winter chicken BBQ   More...

Entertainment

Workshops/Classes

thurs. 23   Oil Painting with Skylar Borgstrom — 6:30-9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, at Buffalo Arts StudioX25, Tri-Main Building, 2495 Main St., Buffalo; $200. 833-4450, www.buffaloartsstudio.org  More...

Theatre

thurs. 23   More...

Performance

thurs. 23-sat. 25   More...