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April 29, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Bee Editorial

Town employees should sign updated ethics code

It has only been a few short weeks since The West Seneca Bee went live on the Web, and the growing number of responses to our weekly poll has been impressive and also effective in generating a response from the community.   More...

Spindle items

• LEADERSHIP — It struck me as funny to go from writing an editorial regarding adults who need to be more ethical, to attending the School Board’s Tuesday night meeting to hear elementary level students sing about leadership sk More...

Out of the Past

This view from the newly elevated 1938 Union Road Bridge looks east over the Pennsylvania Railroad tracks. On the far side of the bridge, to the right, is the old Ebenezer Railway Station.   More...

Police Blotter

Suspect notified of second ticket over the phone

(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...

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...

Sports

East softball defeats crosstown rival

West Seneca East’s softball team scored the only runs it would need on consecutive wild pitches in the fifth inning of its game against crosstown rival West Seneca West last Tuesday as the Trojans avenged last year’s loss to the Lady Ind More...

East boys lax’s defensive effort leads to season’s first victory

West Seneca East’s boys lacrosse team had been building up to its best game of the season over the course of its first four contests, and that hard work was rewarded Saturday when the Trojans held the high-scoring Timon Tigers 10 goals below t More...

Lady Indians’ track splits squad to attend pair of invitationals

West Seneca West’s girls track team sent seven athletes to the prestigious Penn Relays, and most of the rest of the squad to Saturday’s Webster Invitational to keep the majority of the team active this past weekend.   More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

Trinity School slates roast beef dinner, auction More...

Entertainment

Special Events

fri. 30 * Chicken Barbecue — The Park School will host a fundraising Chiavetta’s chicken barbecue 3-7 p.m. Friday, April 30 at the Park School’s Rich Family Activity Center, 4625 Harlem Road, Snyder; $. 839-1242   More...

Workshops/Classes

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Festivals

thurs. 6-sat. 8 * Holland Tulip Festival — 54th annual Greater East Aurora Chamber of Commerce event celebrating spring with a parade (2 p.m. More...

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District is first in nation to obtain advanced whiteboards

West Seneca schools

During the School Board’s Tuesday night meeting, Trustee Daniel P. Dunn questioned a district change order that showed a lengthy list of last-minute changes that increased the total dollar amount by thousands.   More...

DETERMINED TO REACH THIRD

  West Seneca West’s Zack Runge, right, takes off for third base as West Seneca East’s Ryan Markiewicz waits for the potential relay during East’s 11-5 victory over its crosstown rival on Friday. More...

Local News

Elma approves sharing assessor with West Seneca

The Elma Town Board during its April 21 meeting unanimously agreed to share assessor services with the Town of West Seneca.   Elma Assessor Kandace S. Whittmeyer will soon split her 40 hours evenly between the two municipalities.   More...

Houghton’s PACE awards degrees, offers minors to adult learners

On Saturday, Houghton College celebrated the conferring of degrees upon students who received their education through the Program for Accelerating College Education.   More...

Earth Day marked by wetland revitalization

Removal of invasive species helps restore, protect habitat

Members of the West Seneca Commission for the Conservation of the Environment got their hands dirty last week when they kicked off Earth Day, April 22, with the initial phases of restoring a wetland property and wildlife habitat to its natural state More...

Letters to the Editor

West Seneca needs senior housing

I am writing regarding the senior housing proposed in West Seneca. In past weeks, I have heard so many untruths surrounding this issue that I feel the need to set the record straight.   I am the manager of Burchfield Commons, a People Inc. More...

Sharing the facts on senior housing

It is amazing how the “group think” process can get people to think alike, oftentimes without any concern for seeking all of the facts.   More...

WS residents: let’s not be ‘idiots’

“Idiot” is a word derived from ancient Greeks meaning “those who ignore public matters.”   I urge all of West Seneca citizens to now get involved in the process of local government. More...

Education

St. Francis High School names West Seneaca students to honor roll

The following West Seneca students have been named to the honor roll for the second quarter of the 2009-10 school year at St. Francis High School in Hamburg:   More...

Honor roll posted for Queen of Heaven School

The following Queen of Heaven students have been named to the honor roll for the third quarter of the 2009-10 school year:   Grade 5   Natalie Cieszynski, Joshua Dachille, Anne Marie Feneziani, Victoria Guzman, Alexandra Hartnett, Casey More...

Tuesday's Teaching Luau

TUESDAY’S TEACHING LUA U — Rev. Lind a Harl e- Mou Peter’s Church on Orchard Park Road wears a homemade flower lei on her head during a “Teaching Luau” on Tuesday. She stands with Dr. Ha' aheo L.A. More...

Lifestyles

Gardenville Campus announces upcoming exhibit, contest

Those searching for a creative outlet, look no further. The Gardenville Campus at the Charles E. Burchfield Nature and Art Center recently announced two upcoming events to kick off spring. More...

West Senior to host district’s Jazz Festival

The West Seneca Central Music Department will host well-known jazz saxophonist Kris Jensen as the featured guest artist for Jazz Festival 2010. The concert will be held at 7 p.m. More...

WILD CARD WINS

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Business

‘Green Week’:

East Middle ‘trashes’ courtyard for Earth Day

The Green Club at East Middle School sponsored a series of Earth Day activities during the week of April 19 through 23, as students investigated how much waste they generated in the cafeteria each day.   More...

New air travel rules go into effect this week

New regulations that address lengthy waits on tarmacs and other air travel concerns went into effect Monday. More...

Made in America Store looking to ‘save our country first’

Struggling businesses have been forced to make layoffs. Manufacturing firms damaged by outsourcing and foreign products have been instructed to close their doors.   More...