Weekly Feature



June 10, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Police arrest resident, confiscate 27 cannabis plants

A male resident was arrested earlier this week after West Seneca police shut down a major marijuana operation, confiscating 27 potted plants allegedly growing in a secret room in the basement of his Knox Avenue home.   More...

Editorial

Erie County parks in great shape for the summer

As our state leaders in Albany continue to struggle to reach consensus on a budget (two months past their deadline) and briefly had to close state parks as a result, I am happy to report our county parks are in better shape than ever. More...

Proposed Wal-Mart Supercenter is a sign of Seneca Street’s rebirth

State Assembly Straddling the border between West Seneca and South Buffalo, an empty parking lot in front of a massive, vacant shopping center stands as a symbol of the decline and abandonment that plagued the once-mighty Seneca Street. More...

Wooden’s passing may help us all to focus on importance of integrity

If you visit the personal Web site of the late John Wooden, you will see a fitting tribute to the legendary college basketball coach with the following quote, one of hundreds of phrases that were used by the man many called “Coach” despit More...

Education

West Seneca East High School Prom

Cody Lewis and Tara Schwab, both seniors at East, make a fashionable entrance to the prom by limousine at the Briarwood Country Club in Hamburg. More...

SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS

SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS — Masonic Lodge No. 1111 awarded six students from both East and West high schools with scholarships based on monetary need, scholastic ability, realistic goals, extracurricular activities and community involvement. More...

On the campus

Jonathan Clark of West Seneca was recently recognized for his outstanding contributions to Hilbert College’s Students In Free Enterprise club during the 2009-10 academic year. More...

Lifestyles

BULLY BUSTERS

Former Jiu-Jitsu world champion brings lessons to West Seneca

Although Dave Dayboll is a martial arts expert who has studied its various forms for 20 years, he would be the first to agree that fighting isn’t the best way to resolve a problem. More...

A grandmother’s mission to help spread stroke awareness

In Hawaiian, the word “makana” means   gift.” To Rose Stephan of West Seneca, that word means so much more.   Stephan’s grandson, Oliver Michael Makana Anthon, was born in December 2007 in Hawaii. More...

HOME ON LEAVE

HOME ON LEAVE — Corp. Peter Dunn, middle, of the U.S. More...

Business

Events

BNSME plans golf outing in   Orchard Park   More...

Union Concrete praised for work, dedication to waterfront

Company awarded $91.2M Thruway contract

Rep. Brian Higgins cited continued improvements along the waterfront’s Outer Harbor Parkway during an outdoor press conference held Friday. More...

CW Cinema and Sound offers home theatre solution

Being only 25 years old, Chris Wergen wants his customers to know one thing: he plans to be around to assist them for many years to come.   As the owner of CW Cinema and Sound, 4238 S. More...

Neighbors say proposed project may invade privacy

Several residents attended Monday night’s Town Board meeting to voice their concerns regarding a proposed five-unit dwelling on Orchard Park Road. More...

Lady Trojans’ lacrosse team appears in program’s first Far West Regional

West Seneca East’s girls lacrosse team saw its historic season come to an end Saturday at the hands of Rochester’s Canandaigua after the Lady Trojans qualified for the program’s first-ever Class B Far West Regional by winning the o More...

Local News

Casey joins race for Stachowski’s seat

Joining an already crowded race, Thomas Casey has lined up to take a charge at the 58th District New York State Senate seat currently held by William Stachowski, D-Cheektowaga.   More...

Queen of Heaven pledges $20,000 donation

Family Promise of Western New York may have found itself a new home on the border of West Seneca and South Buffalo, but it’s not quite “home” yet.   More...

Bee Fire Report

Monday, May 31   — 12:55 a.m.: Reserve firefighters aided a 41-year-old Summit Avenue male and a 31-year-old Cheektowaga female who sustained injuries during a motor vehicle accident on Reserve Road. More...

Police Blotter

Four-car accident leads to DWI arrest

(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...

Obituaries

IN LOVING MEMORY

  IN LOVING MEMORY — Family, friends and town employees gathered Saturday morning to honor the late Patrick Finnegan, the former highway superintendent who died unexpectedly last year at the age of 53, during a stone memorial dedication ceremony More...

Robert P. Duffy, longtime employee at Bethlehem Steel

Robert Paul Duffy, formerly of the Buffalo area, died Tuesday, June 1, 2010, at his son’s home in Cherry Creek, N.Y.   Mr. Duffy was born Set. 29, 1917, in Scranton, Pa. From 1943 to 1946 he served in the Navy during World War II.   More...

Sports

HIGH SCHOOL SCOREBOARD

West Seneca East Softball — lost to Williamsville South 3-1 in a Section VI Class A semifinal Girls lacrosse — def. Williamsville North 13-9, lost to Canandaigua 23-4 in the Class B Far West Regional More...

Pilecki, Carbone highlight East boys track at sectionals

Kyle Pilecki and Josh Carbone represented West Seneca East’s boys track team at this past Friday and Saturday’s annual Section VI championships, and while neither will be moving on to this weekend’s state meet, both can be happy wit More...

Medaille College to host hoops camps

Medaille College Basketball Coach Mike MacDonald will host two weeks of summer basketball camp at Medaille College.   The first week of camp will be July 5-9, followed by a second week, August 2-6. The camp hours are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

Pancake fundraiser set for Southgate Applebee’s More...

Entertainment

Auditions

mon. 14 & tues. 15  A Christmas Story— Casting call for two women, two men, five boys and two girls. Rehearsal will start mid September. Please come to the auditions with any and all conflict dates during this time period. 6:30 p.m. More...

Art

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Live Local in WNY

thurs. 10  The Bravuras — 8 p.m., Flying Turtles Bar & Grill, 1641 Military Road, Kenmore; $. 876-2884  Ricky & The Continentals — 6 p.m., The Irishman Pub & Eatery, 5601 Main St., Williamsville; Free. More...