Weekly Feature



June 17, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Showing Erie County to Obama

What an exciting day it was on May 13 when President Barack Obama visited Buffalo for the first time. was honored to be able to attend his speech at Industrial Support Inc. More...

The truth about the county’s 911 surcharge on your cell phone bill

Residents across New York State have always been outspoken about how our tax money is being spent, and rightfully so. As a county legislator and a taxpaying citizen, I would like to share some information with you. More...

State budget woes boil down to one thing — lack of leadership

With the passage of yet another emergency spending bill to help keep state government running, the vast majority of our leaders in Albany continue to disappoint us all. 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...

Education

School news

The following students from the West Seneca area were named to the honor roll for the third quarter of the 2009-10 school year at Immaculata Academy: Ashley Bates, Sarah Boehringer, Angelina Messana, Lindsey Nowak, Natalie Rieman, Mia Simoncel More...

Visual arts students showcase their work

Students in the West Seneca Central School District’s Academy of Visual Arts recently presented and defended their skills, techniques and collective works to professionals in the industry.   More...

Game on for girls hockey

New varsity league to feature six teams, 150 players

Abby Posner always wanted to play girls hockey for Amherst Central High School. Next year, she’ll finally get her chance.   More...

Lifestyles

Community news

The West Seneca Marching Band will host a bottle and can drive from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 17, at Southgate Plaza on Union Road. For more information, call Sara B. at 674-7870 or Chris W. at 677-2812.   More...

Planting Success

A few months ago, the Potters Road Elementary landscape looked a bit different than it does today. More...

Couple honeymoon in Aruba

Jill Izydorczak married Barry Dunstan during an afternoon ceremony on Saturday, May 22, 2010, at St. John Vianney Church in Orchard Park. Monsignor William J. Gallagher officiated. More...

Business

Events

BNSME plans golf outing in   Orchard Park   More...

Brown Squared Chiropractic rounds out health care regimens

A West Seneca couple’s love for fitness and each other is flourishing in the same environment it began — in the gym.   More...

Buffalo Medical Group earns national recognition

Buffalo Medical Group has been recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance as a Physician Practice Connections Patient Centered Medical Home for all of its primary care offices.   More...

Soccer star

West Seneca Edge’s Andrew Kocieniewski dodges a Hamburg defender during their game on Friday at the West Seneca Soccer Complex.   Photo by Daniel Rosati Purchase color photos at www.BeeNews.com More...

Proposed senior housing tabled pending new studies

Several residents were outraged last week when the Planning Board tabled two of the three items on its agenda, particularly the one that pertained to Young Development’s plans for senior housing on Union Road. More...

Local News

Tiffany excited to visit Western New York, headline 80s Bash

When singer-songwriter Tiffany visits Lancaster later this month to perform during the 80s Bash, she also will be returning to an area she called her hideaway during the time when she was a pop icon. More...

Bee Fire Report

Monday, June 7   — 2:02 a.m.: East Seneca firefighters aided a 33-year-old Lein Road male who had trouble breathing.   — 4:20 a.m.: Vigilant firefighters assisted an elderly Evelyn Avenue male who had difficulty breathing. More...

Program offers air conditioning units

As the summer months bring warmer temperatures, Erie County’s Department of Social Services, Heating and Energy Assistance Program has announced an AC Cooling Assistance Program.   This program began Monday and will last until Aug. More...

Letters to the Editor

Voting ‘no’ on bus proposal is senseless

Now that the school budget is over, the usual absurdity of the “no” votes on the school bus proposition is alive and well. More...

Police Blotter

Police interrupt driver’s phone call on Clinton Street

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

Obituaries

Agnes R. Haug, longtime salesperson, 25-year choir singer

Agnes R. Haug (nee Schwab), of Cheektowaga, died Saturday, May 15, 2010, at Maplewood Health Care Center.   Mrs. Haug was born July 13, 1918, in Buffalo. She worked as a salesperson for L.L. More...

Linda A. Riedel, former West Seneca music teacher

Linda A. Riedel (nee Balash), of Williamsville, died Wednesday, June 9, 2010.   Mrs. Riedel was born in Buffalo and graduated from West Seneca High School in 1956 and Fredonia State College in 1960. More...

Sports

Bills’ McKelvin, Kids Escaping Drugs host football camp at West

Sports can often serve as an escape or a distraction for many going through rough times in their lives. Sports can be quite rewarding and act as a heeling tool for many who have struggled with personal issues. More...

West holds Scholarship Night

West Seneca West Senior High School’s Scholarship Night was held last Thursday.   Through the efforts of the West Sports’ Boosters, $4000 was awarded to prospective graduates at West Senior.   More...

West boys track finishes strong at sectionals

The West Seneca West varsity boys outdoor track and field did not send anyone to the state meet but finished the year with many great performances in Division I at the Section VI Championships on June 4 and 5 at Hamburg High School.   More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

“Hymns for the Hungry,” a benefit concert for the West Seneca Food Pantry, will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, June 18, at Winchester Community Church, 909 Harlem Road. The event will feature Tina Marie Williams and other singers/songwriters. More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

 Thursday Family Walk — Get a good cardio workout during this brisk evening hike, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 3 at Chestnut Ridge Park Casino, 6121 Chestnut Ridge Road, Orchard Park; Free. 828-0282, www.erie.gov/parks fri.  More...

Festivals

fri. 18  BBQ & Blues Bash — S ponsored by W.J. Morrissey’s Irish Pub & Benchwarmers Sports Bar & Grill with proceeds to benefit Gateway-Longview, Inc. More...

Art

thurs. 17  Members’ Open Exhibition — An exhibition from the Buffalo Society of Artists. Opening reception 7 p.m. More...