Weekly Feature



June 21, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

‘You Are the Library’ features portraits of four WS school librarians

Libraries are not just places to find books, music, movies, technology classes and children’s programming, but rather, they are part of the communities they serve. More...

Editorial

Underage drinking can lead to serious issues

Bee Editorial

It is that time of year when seniors graduate from high school and move on to the next phase of their lives. Commencement ceremonies were held on Tuesday and Wednesday this week for each of the town’s public high schools. More...

Spindle items

• YOUR LOCAL GUIDE — You may have noticed an additional element to this week’s Bee. More...

Out of the Past

25 Years Ago June 24, 1993

• The West Seneca Teachers Association and the West Seneca Board of Education have not moved any closer to settlement of a new teachers contract in recent weeks. More...

Education

East High School students among winners of WNY Brain Challenge

Students from West Seneca East High School took top honors in the second annual Western New York Brain Challenge, organized by Mission: IGNITE Powered by Computers For Children.  The WNY Brain Challenge is a competition for middle and high schoo More...

District names May Students of the Month

The following West Seneca high school students have been named Student of the Month for May in these specific academic subjects:  East Senior   Abriyella Foose, art; Alexis Switzer, business; Daniel Heitzman, community service and citizensh More...

West Seneca West High School Graduation 2018

FINAL ADDRESS — Salutatorian Jordan Fanara and Andrew Jerabek, top 10 in the class, listen to speeches as they await the moment they will receive their diplomas. More...

Lifestyles

Two great races bring antique autos, history home to Buffalo

On Saturday, the Queen City and the Buffalo Transportation Pierce-Arrow Museum will become a nexus of antique automobile racing, bringing two events home to a region that holds a shining distinction in racing history.  Jeff Mahl, an organizer of More...

Pages from the West Seneca Public Library

Library hours  Starting Monday, July 2, the new library hours will be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; and closed on Sunday.  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 21  10 a.m. More...

Residents heard prior to speed hump purchase

Public comment

On Monday night, the West Seneca Town Board approved a purchase of traffic control speed humps. Discussion of this seemingly routine action has one stark difference from the previous meeting: The public was involved.  More...

Bricks return to Veterans Memorial Park

Future remains unclear for war memorials, fate of town veteran posts

Bricks of every lovely shade of red, engraved with the names, ranks, branches, and years of service from veterans in West Seneca, will soon return to their proper resting place at the Walkway of Freedom in Veterans Memorial Park.  James Manley, More...

Local News

Kearns pledges to raise money for veterans’ posts

Erie County Clerk Michael Kearns will collaborate with local veterans and businesses on a new initiative to benefit Erie County veterans’ posts.  More...

News Brief

With fewer than two weeks remaining the 2018 Appeal for Catholic Charities of Buffalo is $345,416 short of its $11 million goal. More...

Senate passes bills to support New York’s agriculture industry

The New York State Senate passed three bills on June 6 that aim to protect New York’s family farmers and strengthen and preserve agriculture as one of the state’s most important industries.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.So now we are going to have speed bumps on a 35-mph road. I just hope no one gets injured or killed if someone loses control of their vehicle. Damage to suspension, tires, wheels and alignment . . . More...

Obituaries

Alice Baskey, social studies teacher

Alice Baskey (nee Szalecki), of West Seneca, formerly of Cheektowaga, died Wednesday, June 13, 2018.  Mrs. Baskey was born in Cheektowaga in 1931 to Michael and Cecelia Szalecki. She attended St. More...

Sports

First Teamers all made deep playoff runs

2018 All-Bee Boys Lacrosse

As is usually the case, the players earning First Team status for the 2018 installment of the All-Bee Boys Lacrosse all-star team have something in common: a championship pedigree.  More...

Legends’ Dave Mazur adds to legacy with third straight Coach of the Year honor

It’s safe to say Lancaster boys coach Dave Mazur is approaching legendary status in Western New York’s high school lacrosse circles.  More...

Legends’ Beetow garners Player of the Year honors

Anyone who saw Brett Beetow play for Lancaster’s boys lacrosse team this spring got to watch an athlete who opposing coaches noted to Legends’ coach Dave Mazur was “one of the most college-ready players in the area this year.” More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

Lex Luger shares story of God’s grace   More...

Entertainment

Art

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Special Events

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Walking Tours

thurs. 21   Chestnut Ridge Park Evening Hike — This 5-mile hike is presented by the Foothills Trail Club, 6 p.m. Thursday, June 21. Meet in the parking lot by the casino. Rain will cancel hike. Call 548-1401. More...

Business

Chamber of Commerce donates items to two local organizations

Moving is never easy, especially when you’re moving to a new location that is less than half the size of your previous home.  That’s what the West Seneca Chamber of Commerce was faced with when preparing to move from its office in th More...

Dunn Tire’s Stars for Heroes program raises $12,100

Throughout the month of May, customers at all 29 Dunn Tire locations in New York and Pennsylvania were able to purchase a special star in support of WNY Heroes, a local veterans’ assistance organization, through the Stars for Heroes program. More...

Curbell Plastics supports St. Joe’s robotics team with materials donation

Orchard Park-based Curbell Plastics recently supported the St. More...