Weekly Feature



April 1, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Bee Editorial

Be prepared to avoid getting scammed

In addition to the weekly driving while intoxicated arrests and petit larceny crimes that typically show up in the West Seneca police reports, several more serious items have recently appeared illustrating how low scammers will stoop to dupe you. More...

Spindle items

• DON’T BE A FOOL — It’s always been strange to me that one single day out of 365 is designated “Fools’ D a y, ” when that game has been played nearly every day in my house for as long as I can remember. More...

Spindle items

• WHERE DID THE TIME GO? More...

Police Blotter

Resident finds early Easter surprise in ‘eggs’haust pipe

(Editor’s note: The Bee’s police blotter is a sampling of unusual, sometimes humorous calls received by the police department.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

call: 632-0390

(Editor’s note: Call The Bee at 632-0390 and record a one-minute comment on our Bee Heard line. It gives readers an opportunity to comment quickly and candidly on items of local or regional interest. More...

Sports

ECIC dominates 13th annual Silver Hoops Classics

East’s Jordan Kumro wins ECIC I-II MVP honors in close loss

The Erie County Interscholastic Conference put on a show at the Paul R. Missana Memorial 13th annual Silver Hoops Classics.   More...

First Niagara answers call to help save ESGs with $500,000 donation

First Niagara Financial Group is leading the charge in fundraising this summer’s Empire State Games in Buffalo.   More...

All-Bee Team named; process explained

Being selected for the All-Bee Basketball Team is an honor that the recipients are proud to receive, not just because it looks good, but also because opposing coaches see how valuable a player each recipient is to his or her team.   More...

What's Going On

Fish fry dinners planned at OLSH Church

Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, 3146 Abbott Road, Orchard Park, will serve fish fry dinners from 4 to 7 p.m. in the lower church hall on all Fridays during Lent. More...

Amana Garden Club offers scholarship

The Federated Amana Garden Club of West Seneca is offering a $250 scholarship to a 2010 graduating senior. Eligible students are those who plan on majoring in horticulture, conservation, environment, ecology or floriculture. More...

Fisher-Price reunion scheduled at Danny’s

A Fisher-Price reunion will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 10, with an open cash bar, at Danny’s South Restaurant, 4300 Abbott Road, at the corner of Big Tree Road. More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

Thurs., April 1 The Spring Flower Show More...

Art

fri. 2  “Espaces” by Andre Fradet — Studio Hart is proud to present the first U.S. exhibition of paintings by Canadian painter Andre Fradet, opens 6 p.m. More...

Festivals

sun. 4  Pre-Dyngus Day Celebration — Featuring polka music by Lenny Gomulka’s Chicago Push and Jerry Darlak’s Buffalo Touch, 6 p.m. Sunday, April 4 at The Leonard Post Jr. VFW #6251, 2450 Walden Ave., Cheektowaga; $. More...

Bee Newspapers honored for Flight 3407 coverage

Bee Group Newspapers Managing Editor David Sherman has won first place in the Best Spot News Photos category for photos taken at the site of the crash of Flight 3407 in February 2009. More...

School board adopts budget, approves contracts

The West Seneca Central School Board on Monday adopted a 2010-11 budget of $106.1 million, an increase of $1.8 million, or 1.74 percent, from the current year’s spending plan.   More...

Local News

Community News

The Southtowns Family YMCA, 1620 Southwestern Blvd., is one of three branches to host the “Growing Up Fit” program beginning April 6. More...

News Brief

The West Seneca Town Board will hold a work session at 5:30 p.m. Monday, April 5, in the Court Room at Town Hall, 1250 Union Road, to discuss sharing assessor services with the Town of Elma. More...

Badge & Shield Club honors two West Seneca men

Two West Seneca residents were recently honored at the annual Erie County Badge & Shield Club Awards Dinner, which recognizes several people who have gone above and beyond the call of duty to serve Erie County.   More...

Letters to the Editor

Variety Club thanks community

Once again, the people, organizations and businesses of West Seneca opened their hearts and wallets for the sick and disabled children of Western New York. More...

Protect investment in higher education

The higher education infrastructure in New York State is among the best in the world, with a mix of 269 independently governed and state-supported colleges and universities.   More...

State should spare Regents exams

As a high school senior, you may be surprised to learn that I strongly oppose New York State’s proposal to cut numerous Regents exams.   More...

Education

State programs help families afford college

Thousands of high school students are visiting and gathering information at college fairs scheduled throughout the spring. More...

Students’ artwork on display at Albright Knox

An upcoming art show will spotlight the works of approximately 250 West Seneca students in a professional setting. More...

On the Campus

The following West Seneca residents were named to the dean’s list at Medaille College for the fall 2009 semester: Amanda Feirabend, Sandra Foltyniak, Jacqueline Hannon, Adam Majewski, Adam Spilsbury and Tyler Strassburg. More...

Lifestyles

Not just for laughs

Night of stand-up to benefit a good cause

It’s been said that “laughter is the best medicine,” and comedians Aaron David Ward and Deric Harrington are out to prove just that. More...

Bee a 10 in 2010

West Seneca East contestant ensures lasting results with lifestyle change

Before the Bee challenge began, Colleen Cotter, the West Seneca East contestant, was already fed up with being unhealthy and carrying so many pounds on her tiny frame. More...

S enio r New s

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 Web site at: www. westseneca. net. More...

Business

M&T opens signature branch at Southgate

Design serves as prototype for other branches

M&T Bank opened its newest branch at Southgate Plaza last week — the first branch of its kind to be built with a contemporary design that will now serve as a model for future branch construction and renovation.   More...

Tops Markets helps to ‘Check Out Hunger’

Tops Markets raised $221,946 during its annual “Check Out Hunger” campaign.   More...

Clear winner

CLEAR WINNER — Store manager Dave Karb, left, congratulates Charles Krzyzanowski of West Seneca, who won an LCD HD-TV valued at $1,500 as part of the customer Monopoly Collect and Win game at To More...