Weekly Feature



May 20, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Bee Editorial

Land FAA Reauthorization Bill on Obama’s desk

What a difference three months makes. In February, Robin Tolsma, whose husband, Darren, was among the 50 lost in the crash of Continental Connection Flight 3407 on Feb. More...

Spindle items

• MY VIEW FROM THE COUCH — As I burn with jealousy for my two colleagues who attended President Barack Obama’s visit to Industrial Support last week, I’m just as envious of my co-workers who took a quick break to catch a More...

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...

Police Blotter

Police Blotter

Intoxicated driver hits bumper, leaks bladder

(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 call:

(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

West boys track overcomes adversity, beats Lake Shore

West Seneca West’s boys track team found itself in a meet against Lake Shore May 4 that had the potential of getting out of hand, but instead it became a 73-68 victory in what coach Brian Kader called   the best meet I have been a part o More...

HIGH SCHOOL SP O RT S SCOREBOARD

West Seneca East Baseball — lost to Williamsville East 22-5 Softball — def. Sweet Home 4-3, lost to Williamsville South 13-12 Boys lacrosse — def. More...

SECTIONAL SHOTS

SECTIONAL SHOTS — West Seneca East’s Mike Ramat, left photo, and West Seneca West’s Mike Melohusky watch their respective tee shots soar off the first hole’s tee box during Monday’s Section VI Championship at Diamond More...

Entertainment

Art

sun. 23  Empty Bowls VII: Artists Helping Feed Western New York — Hundreds of handcrafted bowls by Western New York students, teachers and artists will be displayed and sold at the seventh-annual Empty Bowls fundraising event at 11 a.m. More...

Film/Video

sat. 22  Here and There — Western New York premiere of Darko Lungulov’s beautiful, nuanced and artful movie that has been the winner of 24 international film awards starring David Thornton, Mirjana Karanovic and Cyndi Lauper. More...

Special Events

thurs. 20  15th Annual Fine Wine & Food Festival — This signature event at Shea’s allows attendees to sample various wines and delicious food from area restaurants, caterers and wineries, 5:30 p.m. More...

President meets with residents, businesses in visit to WNY

In the first presidential visit since George W. Bush came to Western New York in 2004, President Barack Obama met with owners and employees of an area manufacturing company last week as part of his White House to Main Street tour.   More...

Suspicious vehicle in Kaisertown leads to arrests

West Seneca police arrested two individuals Tuesday morning in connection with a series of vehicle break-ins that yielded several global positioning system units and other electronic devices. More...

Local News

WSCCE slates public forum for May 24

The West Seneca Commission for the Conservation of the Environment and Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper are hosting an outreach forum on the Buffalo Creek Oxbow, a newly designated state-protected wetland. More...

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

West oboe player to join European concert tour

West Senior’s Jon Mrowczynski has displayed his talent on the oboe not only within his immediate community, but also across the county and state. Soon, he will have the chance to take his musicianship to the next level and beyond.   More...

Inefficient sewers still a major headache for residents

The Town Board on Monday heard from Princess Lane and Jasmine Avenue residents who complained of excessive flooding at the street level and within the basements of their residences.   More...

Letters to the Editor

Slade hotel project needs cleanup

We live on Slade Avenue and are getting quite frustrated with the handling of the hotel project and any further expansion behind our home.   More...

Legion Auxiliary president returning

Our very own Karyn Porempski, from Kensington American Legion Auxiliary Unit 708, was elected to the high office of Department of New York American Legion Auxiliary president at the Department Convention in Buffalo in July 2009. More...

ECC a real asset to our community

The president, staff and board of trustees for Erie Community College submitted their proposed budget to the Erie County Legislature last week. More...

Education

School news

The following West Seneca residents have been named to the honor roll at Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart for the third quarter of the 2009-10 school year: Leah Bartnik, Jessica Magnano, and Kathryn Nigrelli, all freshmen; Emilyrose Confo More...

On the campus

Leeann Radwan, Paul Eyring and Elizabeth Northem, all residents of the West Seneca area, are among those students receiving bachelor’s degrees this month from Nazareth College.   More...

Lifestyles

Firemen’s Exhibit slates trunk sale, flea market

The Firemen’s Memorial Exhibit, 4141 Seneca St., is hosting a trunk sale/flea market and hot dog roast from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the following Saturdays: May 22, June 26, July 24, Aug. 28 and Sept. 25. More...

Southgate Plaza

family fun events to include carnival, community garage sale

W ith the warmer weather comes all of the festivities   associated   with the season,   and Southgate Plaza   plans a number of   events in the coming   months. 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, May 21 10 a.m. More...

Business

Events

NFTA to hold public hearings   on Metro fare   study   More...

Marrano, Roswell partner in ‘Raising the Roof’

West Seneca-based Marrano/ Marc Equity and Roswell Park Cancer Institute have announced their partnership for the third year of “Raising the Roof,” an innovative fundraising project to benefit the cancer center. More...

Northwest Savings Bank highest in customer satisfaction

Northwest Savings Bank was recently ranked highest in customer satisfaction in the Mid-Atlantic Region, according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2010 Retail Banking Customer Satisfaction Study.   More...