Weekly Feature



June 7, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

WS man takes top prize in Civic Innovation Challenge

Good Neighbor app provides free access to services via mobile phones

Mayor Byron Brown recently awarded the top prize in his inaugural Civic Innovation Challenge — Powered by AT&T, to the creators of Good Neighbor, a mobile phone-based app that gives residents easy access to key data on services provided by More...

Editorial

Be responsible when in the sun, at area pools

Bee Editorial

As we move toward June 21 as the first day of summer, we should take every opportunity to enjoy the outdoors while the warm weather lasts. More...

Spindle items

• I SEE TREES — For people like me who are curious about different types of foliage, the Arbor Day Foundation has created a tree identification book to help people learn about and identify tree species.  More...

Out of the Past

25 Years Ago June 10, 1993

• Superintendent Dr. Vincent Coppola said he’s never seen anything quite like the final results of the West Seneca budget vote last week. More...

Education

Lauren Masset selected to speak at SUNY Empire commencement

Lauren Masset, recreation supervisor for the Town of West Seneca, was selected to speak at the SUNY Empire State College commencement in Buffalo on Saturday.  Masset holds a Master of Arts degree in social and public policy with an advanced gra More...

West Seneca schools list upcoming activities

These activities are scheduled for the West Seneca Central School District. For more information, call the district at 677-3100, or visit the district’s website at www.wscschools.org. Events are open to the public and subject to change. More...

West Seneca West Senior Prom 2018

LONG MAY THEY REIGN — Tyler Sacco and Haley Travers are crowned king and queen during West Senior’s prom Friday night at Statler City. More...

Lifestyles

Riding for a cause

Roanchar Ranch in Varysburg looks to raise money to help draft horses

It all started with Charlie. Lida Mosovich got the Percheron/Tennessee walker draft horse when he was 5 months old. More...

Bake sale to benefit Alzheimer’s program

Eden Heights of West Seneca will offer a bake sale from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday, June 13, to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association. Treats will be available at the facility, 3030 Clinton St. To donate, contact Ashley at 822-4466.   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, June 7  10 a.m. More...

Business

Wendel Companies hires Engineering Academy students to design promotional sign

Williamsville-based company Wendel was looking to create a product to display at trade shows and recently commissioned Engineering Academy students from the West Seneca Central School District to build it. More...

Catholic Charities schedules Day of Giving

A community-wide Catholic Charities Day of Giving will be held on Friday, June 8, throughout the eight counties of Western New York to raise funds for the 2018 appeal. More...

Elder Law Day to feature seminars

The Erie County Department of Senior Services and the Center for Elder Law and Justice will host Elder Law Day 2018 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday, June 18, at the Adam’s Mark Hotel, 120 Church St., Buffalo.  More...

Portable speed bumps to slow fast drivers

Drivers who use neighborhood roads as race tracks will soon experience a disruptive commute as the Town of West Seneca looks to place portable speed bumps on streets notorious for speeders.  Councilman William Hanley and Supervisor Sheila Meegan More...

Farmers Market opens today

Today, the West Seneca Farmers Market opened for the second year under management of the town, welcoming many repeat vendors and several new businesses to the Town Hall campus.  Located near the West Seneca Lions Club band shell, the market will More...

Local News

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

Myron Smith celebrates his 90th birthday on June 4. He has been a resident at Eden Heights of West Seneca Assisted Living and Memory Care for nine years. Myron was born and raised in Buffalo. Growing up, he was one of six children. More...

Bluesfest to benefit Plymouth Crossroads

The sixth annual Crossroads Bluesfest to fight teenage homelessness, featuring several Western New York blues bands, will be held Saturday, June 16, at the “Chicken Coop Grove” Veter- ans of Foreign Wars Post 8113, located at 299 Leydecke More...

Pay to increase for Child Protective Services workers

The Erie County Legislature, during its May 24 session, unanimously approved a resolution to increase pay for Child Protective Services employees.  Since August 2017, Child Protective Services workers have appeared at the legislature to voice co More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.I can see why the town needs so many workers in the sanitation department. I watched them a few weeks ago on Greenwald picking up dead trees that were cut. More...

Obituaries

Carrie Brockway, executive secretary

Carrie Brockway (nee Abraham), 88, of West Seneca, died Sunday, May 20, 2018.  Mrs. Brockway was born in Akron, New York, on Nov. 22, 1929. More...

Death Notice

CZUMAJ, Emma (nee Hermann), of West Seneca, died Monday, June 4, 2018. Mrs. Czumaj is survived by three children, Raimund, Walter and George; eight grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. More...

Sports

East boys lax tops Eden for first sectional title

Trojans headed for state semifinals after beating Geneva in Class C regional

With a large contingent of players coming back and remembering the disappointment of falling short from last year’s squad that reached the Section VI Class C title game, West Seneca East boys lacrosse coach Jim Maisano began the 2018 campaign f More...

Maurino to contend to be state’s fastest in 100-meter dash

East track

West Seneca East’s boys track team member Jacob Maurino will have the chance to be the fastest sprinter in New York State this weekend after qualifying for the state championships in the 100-meter dash with his effort at this past weekend&rsquo More...

Lady Indians’ Rybczynski wins sectional title in 400 hurdles

Junior Anna Rybczynski punched her ticket to this weekend’s state track and field championships in a pair of events thanks to some solid efforts on the track at Niagara Falls in this past weekend’s annual Section VI Championships.  More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

Covenant plans June 9 rummage sale   Covenant United Methodist Church will hold a rummage sale on Saturday, June 9, at the church, 539 Main St. Doors open at 9 a.m. More...

Entertainment

Live Local in WNY

thurs. 7   The Bravuras — Part of Bikes & Blues Night, 6 p.m., Anchor Bar, 4300 Maple Road, Amherst. 833-9464  More...

Performance

thurs. 7   Jazz at the CAC Series — With The Fredtown Stompers, 7 p.m. Thursday, June 7, at the Carnegie Art Center, 240 Goundry St., North Tonawanda; $. 694-4400, www.carnegieartcenter.org  More...

Concerts

thurs. 7   Mary Lambert, with special guest Mal Blum, will perform at 8 p.m. Thursday, June 7, at Babeville’s Asbury Hall, 341 Delaware Ave., Buffalo; $. 852-3835, www.babeville.com, www.ticketfly.com  More...