Weekly Feature



July 1, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Not allowing anonymous online comments is really a no-brainer

The practice of allowing anonymous comments to appear on online news websites has always been problematic. It is a topic that has been the source of many spirited discussions in newsrooms all across the country, including here in Western New York. More...

Economic, health and waterfront progress being made in WNY

In recent months, we have seen great progress on long-term initiatives that will benefit local residents and our economy. Here are just a few of the initiatives we have been working on:   Economic Progress   More...

Bee Editorial

Focus should be on long-term goals, consequences

When West Seneca residents voted last year to downsize their Town Board, the immediate appeal was the amount of money that was to go back into the town’s pocket. 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

Girls lacrosse camp slated

The 12th annual HotShots Girls Lacrosse Camp is currently accepting online registrations for this summer’s camp, which will be held July 19-22 at Amherst High School fields under the direction of Janet Battaglia. More...

Indian cross country, track teammates Gregg, George named co-Athletes of Year

For years, West Seneca West cross country and track athletes Brendan Gregg and Anthony George have been building a legacy of success with their programs to where they helped propel the Indians to their first winning cross country season of the decad More...

Publish scores in The Bee

Anyone wishing to have their teams’ indoor soccer, hockey, basketball or other winter sports results published in The Bee, whether it is a house, travel, town, recreational or other team, can submit articles in a variety of ways.   More...

What's Going On

Auditions

sat. 3  A Mother in my Head— The Amherst Players are looking for actors for "A Mother in my Head". Parts are available for male leads ages 21-40 and female leads ages 21-60. Auditions will be held from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. More...

Classes

mon. 5  Summer Reading Camp — A three week summer program for children in grades 1-12 who are experiencing difficulties with reading and writing. The program is being offered by Literacy Empowerment Action Plan of WNY, Inc. More...

Theater

July 7  My Fair Lady— An all-new ten person, two piano version , 7 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, and 8 p.m. Friday; 4 and 8 p.m. Saturdays through Saturday, Aug. 7 at MusicalFare Theatre, 4380 Main St., Amherst; $. More...

Entertainment

Fourth of July

sat. 3  Clarence Day in the Park — Chinese auction, concession stands, activties and more starting at 2 p.m. Evening will conclude with a fireworks display 9:45 p.m. Saturday, July 3 at Clarence Town Park, 10405 Main St., Clarence; Free. More...

Special Events

Now-July 3   More...

Festivals

thurs. 1-mon. More...

‘Save That Yard’:

From ‘desperate’ to delightful, couple wins lawn makeover

New homeowners Liz and Nathan Smolka got a little help from the experts last week on how to go “green.”   The young couple are the recent winners of an online contest, “Save that Yard,” which awarded them a free lawn ma More...

Glad to be grads

West Senior’s Phil Vigars and Mike Melohusky pose for the camera after walking across the stage during the school’s graduation ceremony on June 23. More...

Local News

Bee Fire Report

Monday, June 21   — 7:35 a.m.: East Seneca firefighters aided an elderly Lein Road female who suffered from a possible stroke. More...

POUR SOME SUGAR ON IT

POUR SOME SUGAR ON IT — Julia Rozler, 9, and Hannah Pfleuger, 10, take a break from the rides and games to share a plate of fried dough at the West Seneca Community Days event on Saturday. More...

Urgent Care open during Fourth of July

Urgent Care by Lifetime Health Medical Group, same-day care for urgent injuries and illnesses, will be open during the Fourth of July holiday at three locations:   •10 a.m. to 6 p.m. More...

Letters to the Editor

Attend meetings, ask questions

The majority of residents who do not reside right by the Houghton College campus are likely to feel unaffected by the proposed apartment development Young Development wants to build on this site.   More...

Police Blotter

Graffiti artist ‘paints town’ in orange and black

(Editor’s note: The Bee’s police blotter is a sampling of unusual, sometimes humorous calls received by the police department. It is not intended to be a complete record of all incidents reported. More...

Education

East Aurora Rerun 5K race slated

The annual East Aurora Rerun 5K road race has added a pre-registration option for its two youngest divisions – a great way to save half the entry fee for those who take advantage.   More...

Queen of Heaven posts honor roll

The following Queen of Heaven students have been named to the honor roll for the third trimester of the 2009-10 school year:   Grade 8   Catherine Blaszak and Kayla McAuley   Grade 7   Teresa Cronmiller, Kristen Diodate, Ka More...

People in the news

SALUTATORIAN EARNS SCHOLARSHIPS — West Seneca resident Devon Anthony Monaco, son of Michelle and Marty Monaco, was the salutatorian of the 2010 graduating class at St. Francis High School. More...

Lifestyles

WEST SENECA TO VIETNAM —

  WEST SENECA TO VIETNAM — Representatives of Campanella Orthotics and Prosthetics traveled to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, to donate 250 toddler-size shoes to children with HIV/AIDS at the city’s Mai Tarn Orphanage.  More...

Out of the Past

The dust is flying as the cars race past at the West Seneca Speedway in a photograph taken around 1950. The speedway was located on the farm of George Heusinger at 751 Seneca Creek Road in the Gardenville section of West Seneca. More...

Amana Garden Club sets picnic, tour of museum

The Federated Amana Garden club will meet on Wednesday, July 14, at the Elma Village Green pavilion for a potluck picnic and a tour of the Elma Historical Museum, barn and water mill. For more information, call Mary at 674-8140. More...

Business

Multisorb Technologies to benefit from federal, tax-free funding

Multisorb Technologies Inc. will soon receive $5 million to expand and renovate its manufacturing facilities in both West Seneca and Cheektowaga. More...

New report demonstrates need for policies promoting economic stability

In order for a single mother in Erie County with one preschooler and one school-age child to meet her most basic expenses, she needs an income of at least $22.43 per hour — or $47,362 annually — according to a study released on Tuesday. More...

‘Kids Eat Free’ on July 4th at Applebee’s

Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar restaurants across Western New York are hosting the “Kids Eat Free” event for children ages 10 and younger on Sunday, July 4.   More...