Weekly Feature



May 27, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Memorial Day preparation

Fifteen members of the West Seneca Masonic Lodge No. 1111 place American flags near the grave sites of veterans buried in St. John’s Cemetery on Seneca Creek Road. More...

Editorial

Commemoration pivotal for Senecas, town, BNAC

When Christopher Columbus sailed the ocean blue and was credited with discovering a “new world,” his claim to fame would be just one of many misrepresentations in American history, specifically regarding those who truly were the first hum More...

Spindle items

• BRING ON THE RAIN — A name you’ve seen for the last few years in The West Seneca Bee has officially changed — the former Breann Howell, your beloved former editor, has retired her last name in exchange for a lifelong com More...

Bristol Palin’s speaking tour all about one thing — money

Since we have a good five months to analyze and dissect the likely election of Andrew Cuomo as governor of New York State, I thought I would take a bit of a break from the heavy lifting involved with opining about Albany politics to instead share som More...

Education

Scholarships awarded to West Seneca students

The following West Seneca students of the class of 2014 were recently recognized for earning merit scholarships to attend St. Francis High School in Hamburg beginning in the 2010-11 school year:   Queen of Heaven   More...

People in the news

Stephen Wagner of East Senior High School was recently awarded the 2010 John A. Maderer Memorial Scholarship. More...

School news

Ashlee Wilde, a senior at Mount St. Mary Academy, has achieved academic honors for the third quarter of the 2009-10 school year. Wilde is a resident of West Seneca.   More...

Lifestyles

Rekindled Rivalry

Former lacrosse players relive the ‘big game’

H ave you ever wished you could revisit your high school years or have the chance to relive the “big game?”   Former West   Seneca lacrosse   players will have that opportunity at the West Seneca Lacrosse Alumni game, More...

A Voice for Health

MILK, FOR ALL IT’S WORTH

As it turns out, calcium-rich dairy products should not be avoided as artery-clogging agents but embraced for their life-prolonging effects. More...

Schwartzmeyer- DaPolito

Colleen and Melvin Schwartzmeyer of Williamsville announce the engagement of their daughter, Jenna Schwartzmeyer, to Jason C. DaPolito, son of Trish and Steven DaPolito of Orchard Park.   More...

Business

Events

Paladino to speak at meeting of travel   professionals   More...

Seneca Square bank branch makes ‘Key’ difference at Family Promise of WNY

Employees from Key Bank’s Seneca Square branch stepped just across the border of West Seneca into South Buffalo on Tuesday to take part in a good cause to make a difference.   More...

Family Promise fundraising event

Family Promise of Western New York will be hosting a wine and cheese fundraising event from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 4, at the Burchfield Nature and Art Center, 2100 Union Road.   Admission is $20 per person, or $35 per couple. More...

A Belgian man’s quest to find father comes full circle

Emile Francotte never knew much about his father, a World War II soldier who had served in Belgium in 1945.   More...

Memorial Day observances set for weekend

The following events have been scheduled in the Town of West Seneca in honor of Memorial Day, to commemorate fallen members of the U.S. military.   St. Matthew’s Cemetery   Memorial Day celebrations will kick off at 11 a.m. More...

Local News

Community News

The West Seneca AMVETS Post 8113, 35 Legion Parkway, is hosting a Father’s Day breakfast from 9 a.m. to noon Sunday, June 20, sponsored by the Ladies Auxiliary. Tickets cost $7 per adult, and $3.50 for children ages 10 and under. More...

The West Seneca Woman’s Club

The West Seneca Woman’s Club recently held its annual Lucky Names Luncheon at the Hearthstone Manor. More...

Benefit scheduled for recovering car-accident victim

A benefit will be held Saturday, June 12, for 22-year-old Ashley Kay Pawlowski who was severely injured in a car accident last fall. The event is scheduled from 5 to 9 p.m. at VFW Post 8113, the “Chicken Coop,” at 299 Leydecker Road. More...

Police Blotter

Vehicle purchase includes fraudulent inspection sticker

(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...

Sports

East girls lax wins regular season’s final 12 games

With just a couple of close games that could have gone either way, West Seneca East’s girls lacrosse team closed out its regular season in spectacular fashion last Thursday with an 18-11 win over Williamsville East, its 12th straight.   More...

East softball wins three of final five

West Seneca East’s softball team closed out its regular season in solid fashion, posting victories in three of its final five games to improve to 11-8 overall and earn Class A’s fifth seed for the playoffs.   More...

THE WIND-UP —

THE WIND-UP — West Seneca West’s Billy McCowan rears back to deliver up a pitch to an awaiting Frontier batter during the Indians’ 16-2 loss last Thursday. More...

Entertainment

Holiday

sat. 29  West Seneca Flag Flying Ceremony — The West Seneca Boy Scouts will place American flags on more than 1,000 veterans’ graves in the St. Matthew’s Cemetery, 180 French Road, West Seneca, 11 a.m. Saturday, May 29. sun. More...

Art

ongoing: now-May 23    Heat Waves in a Swamp — Retrospective of Charles E. Burchfield’s work. Buffalo State College’s Burchfield Penney Art Center, 1300 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo; $. 878-6011, www.yournewburchfieldpenney. More...

Special Events

thurs. 27  Developmental Disabilities Awareness Day — The 22nd annual conference, 8 a.m. Thursday, May 27 at the Buffalo-Niagara Convention Center, 153 Franklin St., Buffalo; $. More...