Weekly Feature



April 8, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Town Board agrees to share Elma assessor

The towns of West Seneca and Elma are one step closer to sharing assessor services after the West Seneca Town Board approved a proposal agreement during its Monday night meeting.   More...

Officials must be aggressive about retrieving debts

If you loan a friend five bucks and he doesn’t pay you back right away, are you apt to hound the person until every cent is returned? Likely not. Most of us, even during a recession, can afford the loss. More...

Spindle items

• THE BEE ON THE WEB — Effective this week, The West Seneca Bee is now available on the Internet. More...

Police Blotter

‘Zero tolerance’ policy used for underage driver

(Editor’s note: The Bee’s police blotter is a sampling of unusual, sometimes humorous calls received by the Police Department. It is not intended to be a complete record of all incidents reported. More...

Obituaries

Death notice

WILLSON, Loretta (nee Bove), of West Seneca, died Thursday, March 25, 2010. More...

Sports

East boys lax leaps into frying pan to start season

It’s pretty hard to imagine a tougher schedule for West Seneca East’s boys lacrosse team to open its 2010 season with than the Trojans’ actual first two opponents — Section V’s Penfield and local Class B powerhouse Hamb More...

Young Lady Indians lacrosse squad still hoping for return to ‘B’ title game

West Seneca West’s girls lacrosse team is going to have more of a youthful look this season, but coach Mark Komosinski is still hoping that the Lady Indians can make a late-season surge like they did last year to win the program’s first- More...

East girls lacrosse loaded with talent

You know a team is scary good when the coach can’t really call any one aspect its strength — and not just as an ego boost.   More...

Lifestyles

Erie County Senior Services... offering a wide range of programs

The Erie County Department of Senior Services provides many community programs for seniors in the area. The only problem is that very few people know about them. More...

Troop 410 receives National Gold Medallion Award

The actions and good deeds of a Scout are always performed selflessly, exemplified by leaders who hope to pass on good morals and a strong work ethic. Never does a Scout expect anything in return for his service.   More...

Southtowns YMCA introduces new arts, theater camp

The Southtowns Family YMCA, in partnership with Our Lady of the Sacred Heart School, is introducing a new Theater Arts Day Camp program.   Curtain Up! More...

Business

Robert Perry Antiques offers different way to ‘go green’

Robert Perry thinks that antique dealers such as himself may have indirectly helped create the concept of being environmentally friendly.   “We ’re the original green,” said Perry, whose store, Robert Perry Antiques, 6479 W. More...

Heart Wings Healing offers community education courses

Heart Wings Healing owner Caren M. Kolerski, also a certified stress management consultant and laughter leader, is offering the following courses through West Seneca Community Education:   More...

HOPE FOR TOMORROW

HOPE FOR TOMORROW — Eighty presidents and committee chairs of area Lions Clubs gathered at the University at Buffalo on Saturday to listen to a presentation on the hundreds of donated plastic su More...

Police make first arrest under Leandra’s Law

A West Seneca man arrested March 29 for allegedly driving while intoxicated was charged with three felonies — one that specifically falls under the new state legislation known as Leandra’s Law. More...

HAPPY FIRST EASTER

Eleven-month-old Ella Wachowski of West Seneca takes a break from egg hunting to sit on the Easter Bunny’s lap at Southgate Plaza’s Bunny Hop event on Saturday. More...

Local News

Business teacher at East earns DECA award

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

As a longtime business teacher with East Senior, Arlene Hathaway knows the importance of being savvy with finances, marketing and other facets in the realm of business. More...

Police arrest underage driver

Police arrested a 15-year-old Niagara County youth in a pickup after a high-speed pursuit on Sunday from Center Road in West Seneca to Dunkirk.   West Seneca police were dispatched to Transit Road and Seneca Street shortly after 10 a.m. More...

Citizen Police Academy concludes 19th class

The West Seneca Police Department honored the 18 graduates from the 19th class of the Citizen Police Academy with a dinner on April 1 at Island Park Catering on Ridge Road.   More...

Letters to the Editor

Erie County needs one school district

Recently on the news, it was said that Lancaster is closing a school, and much like West Seneca, there would be massive layoffs. This is not going to help the children. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

(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...

Education

We are all partners in educating children

On Saturday, the West Seneca Central School District held its eighth annual Partners in Education Breakfast at West Senior High School. More...

West Senior’s Charity Fest nets more than $5,000

West Seneca West Senior High School raised more than $5,000 in donations through its largest charity event of the year, “Charity Fest.” All proceeds will benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association, Camp Good Days and Special Times, Roswe More...

CHARACTER CARNIVAL

CHARACTER CARNIVAL — Several East Senior students participated in the second annual Character Carnival on March 13 at The Hub in Hamburg. More...

What's Going On

Friends of the Library slates April 8 meeting

The Friends of the West Seneca Public Library, 1300 Union Road, will host its next meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 8, in the community room of the library. All are welcome to attend the meeting and check out what’s new at the library. More...

Embroiderers’ Guild slates April 14 meeting

The Buffalo Chapter of the Embroiderers’ Guild of America will hold its monthly meeting at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 14, at North Presbyterian Church, 300 N. Forest Road, Amherst. More...

Sodality of Our Lady sets theme basket night

The Sodality of Our Lady, part of Fourteen Holy Helpers Church, is sponsoring a theme basket night on Friday, April 9, in Ebner Hall, 1345 Indian Church Road. The doors open at 6 p.m., and drawings begin at 8 p.m. More...

Entertainment

Concerts

thurs. 8 Experimental synthpop noise rockers Xiu Xiu featuring Jamie Stewart, Ches Smith and Angela Seo, with special guest Tune Yards, 8 p.m. Thursday, April 8 at the Mohawk Place, 47 E. Mohawk Place, Buffalo; $. 855-3931, www. themohawkplace. More...

Live Local in WNY

thurs. 8  Down to the Roots — 10 p.m., Allen Street Hardware Cafe, 245 Allen St., Buffalo; $. 882-8843, www.allenstreethardwarec afe.com  The Bravuras — 8 p.m., Flying Turtles Bar & Grill, 1641 Military Road, Kenmore; $. More...

Symphonic

fri. 9  Bohemian Rhapsody — The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra featuring violinist Michael Ludwig, under the baton of JoAnn Falletta. Works include Mozart’s “S ymphony No. More...