Weekly Feature



May 6, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Alleged shoplifter faces felony charge for escape

by KIMBERLY MCDOWELL Editor   The Buffalo man who escaped from West Seneca police custody on Friday is facing a felony charge after being apprehended Monday evening.   More...

Editorial

Sharing some of your submissions for a new song for New York State

A few weeks ago I asked the readers of this column to submit to me their suggestions on a new state song for New York. More...

Educate yourself on senior living terminology

Since the controversy was sparked over the proposed senior living complexes on Union Road, many contradicting arguments and misconceptions have been shared. More...

Spindle items

• MOTHER’S DAY — Though I’m sure there’s no one more fed up with the constant references to my mother than my own mother, I promise to make this my last (for a while, anyway) and end it on a heartfelt note.   More...

Police Blotter

Thieves strike during 5K walk/run

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

Bee Fire Report

Sunday, April 25   — 11:54 a.m.: Vigilant firefighters aided a 78-year-old Birhcwood Square male who suffered from a possible stroke. More...

Education

East Middle student wins Americanism essay contest

A student at East Middle School was recently recognized for her patriotic literary efforts. More...

East senior honored by Emedco

Matthew Skrzypczyk, a senior at West Seneca East Senior High School, was honored as one of 117 top seniors from the Western New York area during the fifth annual Emedco Academic Excellence Awards Program, held Sunday at the Rich Renaissance Niagara 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...

What's Going On

Wha t’s Going On

Booster Club’s barbecue to support sports teams   More...

Entertainment

Theater

thurs. More...

Live Local in WNY

thurs. 6  The Bravuras — 8 p.m., Flying Turtles Bar and Grill, 1641 More...

Concerts

thurs. 6 Labatt Blue Light Border Cross concert series — Brownman with Type Relevant & DJ Cutler, 9:30 p.m. Thursday, May 6 at Pearl St. Grill & Brewery, 76 Pearl St., Buffalo; $. More...

Board disputes employee training conferences

During the Town Board’s Monday night meeting, Councilman Dale F. Clarke refused to vote in favor of a request made by the police chief to attend a summer training conference in Fairport, N.Y.   More...

Run in the sun

Residents gathered last week to take part in the “SFC Race for a Cause 5K Run/2-Mile Walk,” sponsored by the Southtowns Fitness Center on April 29. More...

Challengers grow by one for seat in Senate

On Sunday, another name was officially added to the lineup of contenders for the 58th District State Senate seat currently held by Sen. William Stachowski, D-West Seneca. More...

Local News

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Principal’s article discusses tech-savvy teacher tactics   At Northwood Elementary, tech-savvy Moodlers are blogging about the latest teaching tactics and using Nings to post educational links, ultimately leading to the use of forums More...

Seniors speak up for independent living development

The uproar over a project proposed for a 37-acre parcel of land on Union Road has created an ongoing, heated controversy in the town. More...

Gardenville Campus notes early success

The Gardenville Campus at Burchfield deemed its call for local artists for its first gallery exhibit, “Artists of West Seneca,” a huge success. More...

Letters to the Editor

Watch for tractors, other slow vehicles

Now that spring has arrived, another familiar sight will be seen on the rural highways of Western New York. Tractors, hay wagons and other slow-moving vehicles will once again be sharing our roads. More...

No more apartment developments in WS

My husband and I are West Seneca residents who are displaying a sign on our front lawn in opposition of the proposed apartment development that Young Development is looking to build on the Houghton College property.   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

Hilbert seeks women’s hoops coach

Hilbert College is currently seeking a head women’s basketball coach to guide the team starting with the 2010-11 season. More...

West softball nears .500 mark with latest wins

West Seneca West’s softball team played nearly every day last week and was rewarded for its hard work with wins in three of its six most recent games, which raised the Lady Indians’ overall record to 4-5.   More...

HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCOREBOARD

West Seneca East Baseball — def. Williamsville East 4-3, lost to Starpoint 11-9, def. Lake Shore 11-5, lost to Williamsville South 4-2 More...

Lifestyles

Winner, final results announced for ‘Bee a 10 in 2010’

Three months ago, nine contestants received an opportunity to change their current lifestyles, learn to make better food choices, get active and maybe motivate Bee readers to do the same. More...

Mother’s Day dinner slated at Masonic Lodge

A Mother’s Day family style, all-you-can-eat roast beef dinner will be served from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 9, at the West Seneca Masonic Lodge, 647 Main St., at the corner of Mill Road. More...

Walk aims to cure CF one step at a time

There are various reasons why people choose to walk.   Many do it for exercise, while others do it to take in the view or the fresh air. Some people simply walk to get from one place to another. More...

Business

Events

KidBiz program returns to Buffalo State College More...

Surgical Associates of WNY offering quick, painless vein treatment

Varicose veins are unsightly — and painful. But these days, Surgical Associates of Western New York is offering an easier and less-invasive way to get rid of them.   More...

New legislation to protect those affected by AIDS, HIV

The New York State Senate recently passed legislation by a vote of 42 to 19, according to Sen. William T. Stachowski, D-West Seneca, that will safeguard poor New Yorkers living with HIV or AIDS. More...