Weekly Feature



April 22, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

School Board incumbents run unopposed

Only two candidates have filed petitions to run for the two open seats on the West Seneca School Board.   The candidates are incumbents Carol A. Jarczyk, the board president, who is seeking her third nonconsecutive term, and Daniel A. More...

Editorial

Long to-do list ahead for three-member board

When the downsizing wave crashed through West Seneca, residents were captivated by the idea of having the power to reduce the size of local government. More...

Spindle items

• BYE, BYE CROWS — Last week, my family and I celebrated my mother’s birthday with a homemade dinner prepared by my oldest sister, who just moved back to the area from Portland, Maine, so it was a treat for the entire family to More...

Paladino needs to ditch aspirations for more important role

Carl Paladino blew it. No, I’m not referencing those infamous racist and pornographic e-mail messages that he forwarded to a few hundred of his closest friends. More...

Police Blotter

police Blotter

Drunk driver to police: ‘Just go ahead and arrest me’

(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

(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...

Obituaries

Rita M. Sullivan, family enjoyed summers at cottage

Rita M. Sullivan (nee Moore), 93, formerly of West Seneca, died Saturday, March 20, 2010, in Wildewood, Fla., after a short illness.   Mrs. Sullivan was born Aug. 5, 1916, in Buffalo. More...

Sports

Former JFK coach assumes West girls track duties

West Seneca West girls track coach Pete Szymanski picked up where former coach Emilio Mancino — who is still with the program at the modified level — left off by guiding the Lady Indians to victory in last Tuesday’s season opener a More...

Hockey clinic slated

The fourth annual Gamevision Ice Hockey Clinic will be held Aug. 2-6 at the Amherst Ice Center, 1615 Amherst Manor Dr. More...

East boys tennis opens season with four losses

West Seneca East’s boys tennis team, which is slightly bigger than usual this season, is hoping that the increased interest in the squad can possibly lead to an extra win or two in 2010 — though picking up win number one is a more immedi More...

What's Going On

Boy Scout Troop 483 to host chicken barbecue

Boy Scout Troop 483 of West Seneca will host a chicken barbecue from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, April 24, at Our Mother of Good Counsel Church, 3688 South Park Ave., Blasdell. The event will feature various raffles, and takeouts will be available. More...

VFW Post 898 to hold annual meat raffle

The Col. John B. Weber VFW Post 898, 2909 South Park Ave., Lackawanna, will host its annual meat raffle on Sunday, April 25. Doors open at 1 p.m. and the first spin will begin at 2 p.m. More...

Auxiliary schedules pasta dinner at VFW Post 8113

The Auxiliary of VFW Post 8113, 299 Leydecker Road, is sponsoring an all-you-can-eat pasta dinner from 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday, April 25. Admission is $7.50 for adults and $5 for children. Extra meatballs cost $1 each. More...

Business

Credit union thrives by giving back to its community

When it comes to credit unions, people want honest, upfront service without any hidden fees and the lowest rates possible — no strings attached. More...

Prescription discount cards offered to Erie County residents

Erie County Executive Chris Collins said the county has partnered with ProAct Inc., a division of Kinney Drug, to help defray the costs of prescription drugs for residents. More...

Business briefs

The Southtowns Family YMCA has hired Jennifer Collier of Cheektowaga to the position of preschool director. She’s been employed by YMCA since 2007 as a preschool teacher at both the Southtowns and Lancaster branches.  More...

Volcano blows up French visit

The Rybczynski family of Cheektowaga sat in the living room of their Lucerne Court house Tuesday evening still holding out hope that a visit by a 14-year-old French student would happen. More...

Early Earth Day activity

Volunteer Chuck Rosenburg shows 7-year-old Hannah Ramsey of West Seneca how to find fern leaves during Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve’s outdoor Earth Day activities in Cheektowaga on Saturday. More...

Town attorney accused of verbal threat; ethics code questioned

After Dan Frontera approached the Town Planning Board in early April, he left the meeting with a bitter taste in his mouth.   At the Town Board meeting on Monday night, he alleged that a comment by Town Attorney Shawn P. More...

Local News

West senior grad named to Who’s Who in America

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Raymond Kleinfelder didn’t head south for spring break like all of his friends did last week. More...

Southtowns YMCA hosts ‘Passport to Summer’ event, nutrition program

YMCA Buffalo Niagara will hold its free annual Passport to Summer: A Summer Camp Preview event Saturday, May 8.   The Southtowns Family Branch, 1620 Southwestern Blvd., West Seneca, will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. More...

Cancer survivor, credit union unite efforts for relay

Fundraisers slated to raise money for cancer research

In the summer of 2004, West Seneca resident Patti Walsh was doing everything she could to cope with losing her mother to lung cancer. Two weeks later, Walsh discovered that she, too, was a victim of cancer. More...

Letters to the Editor

Bins are not always for charitable use

Goodwill Industries of Western New York is among a host of cities nationwide that are seeing the sudden appearance of unattended donation bins for the collection of used clothing and household goods.   More...

Thank you, Young Development

I would like to take this opportunity to thank Bryan Young and Young Development for correcting something that the widening of Union Road did some 30-plus years ago. More...

Residents don’t want low-income housing

West Seneca does not want or need low-income senior housing. There is more then meets the eye with developer Bryan Young and the local puppet master on Slade Avenue.   More...

Education

Allendale, West Elementary welcome children’s author

Two West Seneca elementary schools recently received a visit from award-winning children’s author Cynthia DeFelice. More...

School news

The West Seneca Central School District will hold a public hearing and budget presentation at 7 p.m. Monday, May 10, in the boardroom on the second floor of West Elementary School, 1397 Orchard Park Road. More...

Canisius to offer master’s degree in forensic accounting

Canisius College, 2001 Main St., Buffalo, will introduce a new Master of Science degree program in forensic accounting in fall 2010. More...

Lifestyles

Donate your appetite to the fight AIDS

D o your plans this Tuesday evening involve a trip to the grocery store or D some quality time with your DVR? If so, it’s a good night to change things up a little as the eighth annual Dining Out For Life event comes to Western New York. More...

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 Web site at: www. westseneca. net. Friday, April 23 10 a.m. More...

CUTE HAT DAY

CUTE HAT DAY — Jacob Endich, 2, enjoys a snack on “Cute Hat Day” Tuesday at EduKids in West Seneca. More...

Entertainment

Art

fri. 23  I Am Here Today — Media-psychological phenomenon of simulation confusion - where a simulation (movie, TV and radio) affects not only our perception, but our engagement with realty by artist Sam Van Aken, Opens 7 p.m. More...

Live Local in WNY

thurs. 22  The Bravuras — 8 p.m., Flying Turtles Bar and Grill, 1641 Military Road, Kenmore; $. 876-2884 fri. 23  Blind Vision — 11 p.m., Macaroon’s, 576 Dick Road, Cheektowaga; $. More...

Concerts

fri. 23 Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and former lead singer and gutarist of The Byrds, Roger McGuinn rolls into town 8 p.m. More...