Weekly Feature



May 13, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Archiving tweets means dumbing down journalism

At the risk of compounding the senior generation’s reputation for old fogyness, here’s a warning about the latest virus of so-called social networking that is infecting American journalism. More...

Obama learns it’s hard to make, keep friends in White House

Depending on what day you read this, President Barack Obama is either about to visit Western New York or has recently departed from his trip to our region. More...

Actions of Assembly speaker killing UB revitalization plan

UB2020 — the ambitious plan to revitalize Buffalo’s economy, create thousands of jobs, and expand educational opportunities — is being killed in Albany by Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver. More...

Police Blotter

Sleepy driver tells police he ‘found’ marijuana

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

Education

On the campus

Peter Dunning, an East Senior graduate, was named to the dean’s list for the winter quarter at Rochester Institute of Technology’s Kate Gleason College of Engineering. More...

West Middle School posts honor roll

The following West Seneca West Middle School students have been named to the honor roll for the third quarter of the 2009-10 school year:   Grade 8   More...

RIT recertifies Project Lead The Way

The West Seneca schools’ Project Lead the Way Academy was recently recertified to continue offering students specialized programs in engineering. More...

Lifestyles

Out of the Past

(Do you have a memory of the West Seneca area you would like to share with Bee readers? Send it to “Out of the Past,” West Seneca Bee, 5564 Main St., Buffalo, NY 14221-5410).   More...

MOTHER’S DAY TREAT

MOTHER’S DAY TREAT — First-graders at Potters Road Elementary celebrated Mother's Day by inviting their mothers and grandmothers to school on Friday for a tea party and ice cream social. More...

Life, Love,‘Rent’

West Seneca Players stages controversial production

I n the final number of the musical “Rent,” the cast belts out the resonating lyrics, “There’s only us/There’s only   this/Forget regret, or life is yours to miss/No other road/No other way/No day but today...&rd More...

Business

Events

BNSME plans ‘Entrepalooza 2010’   in Niagara Falls   More...

Y generation, college students urged to Invisionit

When seeking the right career path, an individual’s personality matters. More...

Better Business Bureau issues red flag alert on debt settlements

The Better Business Bureau is warning financially troubled families to beware of debt settlement companies that claim they can easily reduce or eliminate credit card debt. More...

Smaczniak resigns from School Board

Dunn appointed interim vice president

During Monday night’s School Board meeting, Vice President Dave Smaczniak suddenly announced his resignation, offering only “personal reasons” as an explanation. More...

Musician’s passion, memory lives on through benefit

“No one ever wants to say goodbye” is what Eric Laufer sang on the final track of his last published album, and there’s a bittersweet truth behind those lyrics. ‘‘ More...

Local News

Police hunt suspects in bank robbery

West Seneca police are looking for two suspects involved in an armed robbery at the M&T Bank branch at 10 Slade Ave., which occurred at approximately 1:30 p.m. on May 5.   More...

Bove proposes advisory board for county jails

Erie County Legislator Christina W. Bove, chair of the County Legislature’s Public Safety Committee, said she and the members of her committee are introducing a local law that would create the Erie County Community Corrections Advisory Board. More...

Museum to hold fundraising event

The Steel Plant Museum Inc., in an endeavor to shed light on its existence and mission to preserve the history of Western New York’s steel-producing industry, is inviting the public to attend its annual meeting and reception from noon to 3 p.m More...

Letters to the Editor

Burchfield event deemed success

In spite of weather threatening to turn wild last Friday evening, the Charles E. Burchfield Nature & Art Center bustled with impressed people, sounds of happy comments and friends greeting friends. More...

Weight-loss winner offers many thanks

I would like to thank the Bee Group Newspapers, Fitness Factory, Joel Drier (general manager at Fitness Factory), and all the people who have helped me reach this point in my weight-loss journey. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.The Town of West Seneca needs to get out of the paving business This fiasco that’s been ongoing on Cranwood, it just reaffirms that there is nothing the government can do cheaper than private business. 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...

East girls lacrosse knocks off West

An 8-5 victory over crosstown rival West Seneca West Saturday pushed West Seneca East’s girls lacrosse team’s current winning streak to nine games, as the Lady Trojans improved to 12-1 overall on the year.   More...

Trojans baseball endures roller coaster ride

West Seneca East’s baseball team found itself enjoying the highs of winning as frequently as it did the lows of losing over the past two weeks as the Trojans went 4-4 in the eight games they played.   More...

What's Going On

Art

now-May 15    Scan Lines — Video installation curated by Stella Mars at the Carnegie Art   More...

Wha t’s Going On

Winchester slates   annual meat raffle   More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 13  After School Escape — A one-hour program for kids in grades K-5 featuring a different, fun outdoor activity each week, 4:30 p.m. Thursday, May 13 at Reinstein Woods, 77 Honorine Dr., Depew; Free - No registration required. More...

Speakers

thurs. 13  Tulips in Bloom, Keukenhof Gardens — Slide presentation of Tulipmania and Tulip Heaven in Holland by Dr. B.G. Flickinger, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 13 at the Saturn Club, 977 Delaware Ave., Buffalo; $. 592-3907 fri. More...

Special Events

fri. 14  Christian Music Summit — A two day international conference offering more than 120 workshops for Christian musicians, audio-visual technicians and church staffers, 7 p.m. More...