Weekly Feature



June 3, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Bee Editorial

Wal-Mart poses little threat to small businesses The buzz has already made its way around town that Wal-Mart is proposing to build a Supercenter at a site that’s been vacant for far too long. More...

Spindle items

• I WARNED YOU — In last week’s spindle, I was sure to warn all residents that the state’s “Buckle Up New York — Click it or Ticket” campaign was in effect. More...

If elected, Cuomo hopes to succeed where Spitzer failed

It it sounds all too familiar, that’s because it is. I’m speaking about Andrew Cuomo and his candidacy for governor and how it compares to the gubernatorial campaign of Eliot Spitzer. 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

West boys track athletes set personal bests at ECICs

West Seneca West’s boys track team saw multiple members set new personal best marks in their respective events at Maryvale last Friday and Saturday while competing in the annual ECIC Championships.   More...

East girls lacrosse wins first-ever Section VI title

West Seneca East’s girls lacrosse team followed crosstown rival West Seneca West’s example from 2009 and won the program’s first-ever Section VI championship last Wednesday, knocking off Lake Shore, 11-4, for the Class B-2 title. More...

HIGH SCHOOL SP O RT S SCOREBOARD

West Seneca East   Baseball — lost to Williamsville South 7-6 (11 innings) in a Section VI Class A prequarterfinal Softball — def. Grand Island 5-4, def. Lake Shore 9-0 Boys lacrosse — def. More...

What's Going On

Wha t’s Going On

Family Promise of WNY hosts event at BNAC   More...

Entertainment

Art

fri. 4  100 American Craftsmen — 109 artisans have been selected for this year’s anniversary show, including four “master craf tsmen,” who are past recipients of the s h ow ’s highest award. More...

Special Events

thurs. 3  Rummage and Bake Sale — 10 a.m. Thursday, June 3 at the City of Tonawanda Branch Library, 333 Main St., Tonawanda; Free. More...

Live Local in WNY

thurs. 3  The Bravuras — 8 p.m., Flying Turtles Bar & Grill, 1641 Military Road, Kenmore; $. More...

Two injured in domestic dispute

Man stabbed, slashed 19 times

Police responded to 112 Aurora Avenue Friday morning after a physical altercation became life-threatening, as one male was shot in the eye and another was stabbed and slashed with a knife 19 times across his upper body.   More...

Memorial Day salutations

Robert Smith, left, incoming commander of West Seneca VFW Post 8113, shakes the hand of outgoing commander Bill Bommer prior to Memorial Day services on Monday. More...

Local News

Correction

Wal-Mart’s proposal to build a Supercenter at 2400 Seneca St. is not on the agenda for the upcoming Town Planning Board meeting... More...

County officials to host hazardous waste drop-off day

County residents are invited to participate in a household hazardous waste drop-off day planned from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 19, at Erie Community College’s South Campus, 4041 Southwestern Blvd., Orchard Park. More...

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Student author wins first in national story contest

Though 6-year-old Abigail “Abby” Elliott is torn between wanting to be a veterinarian or an author when she grows up, she’s made it evident to the nation that she’s developed a passion for both animals and writing.   More...

Letters to the Editor

Memorial Day, veteran reflections

I would like to take a moment to say how proud I am to be an American and a resident of West Seneca.   More...

Police Blotter

Six nabbed for no seatbelts under state campaign

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

Fire Report

Monday. May 24   — 4:01 a.m.: Seneca Hose firefighters responded to a man suffering from chest pains on Seneca Street.   — 4:12 a.m.: Union firefighters aided an elderly man with a bloody nose on Clinton Street.   More...

Lifestyles

Stone memorial dedication slated for June 5

The West Seneca Highway Department has scheduled a stone memorial dedication ceremony in honor of the late Patrick Finnegan, former highway superintendent, at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 5, at 39 South Ave. More...

RELAY FOR LIFE

RELAY FOR LIFE West Middle students fight for the cure

Each year, the Relay for Life recruits thousands of supporters, including cancer survivors, friends and family, to raise money for the American Cancer Society, as well as aid in the fight against cancer. More...

Mass to mark 50th anniversary

June and Dan Cotter of West Seneca will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a Mass at St. Vincent DePaul Church, followed by a reception with family and friends at the East Seneca Fire Hall. More...

Business

New consignment boutique offers brand-name clothing at affordable prices

Grand opening scheduled for June 5

West Seneca resident Liz Fegley and friend Gail Wilkenson will soon offer area residents a way to shop for brand-name clothing without breaking the bank, and perhaps even earn a few bucks in return. More...

Bureau warns insurance fraud flourishing

Soon, school will be out and outdoor activities will hit their peak. Many consumers may consider this the time of year to become insured.   More...

Business briefs

Flo Meyer and Melissa Jankowski recently celebrated their 15-year anniversaries with the McGuire Group. Meyer, a resident of West Seneca, is a group insurance coordinator for the company. More...