Weekly Feature



July 8, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Future holds tremendous promise for 2010 graduates

Our two high school graduations took place a couple of weeks ago, and it is always with mixed emotions that we bid farewell to our graduating seniors. More...

New fees due for passports; Town Hall follows summer hours

I guess the federal government is in a financial dilemma of sorts, and whenever it needs to increase its coffers, the rest of us are forced to cough up money in either increased taxes or fees. More...

Bee Editorial

Misuse of Facebook, Internet may be costly for future

The social networking site Facebook was launched in 2004 as a way to stay in touch with friends or meet new people. Members can send messages, share photos and join groups or networks affiliated with everything from music to schools to businesses. More...

Obituaries

Charles A. Kingsley, Army veteran

Charles A. Kingsley “Char-dog,” 24, of Depew, died suddenly on Friday, June 18, 2010, at his home.   Mr. Kingsley was born Jan. 28, 1986, in Buffalo. He graduated from Lancaster High School in 2004.   More...

Sports

Sports briefs

Homerun Softball will be holding summer camps and tournaments for its 18U team.   A training camp and skills camp will each be held July 13-14, while a team camp will be held July 19-22. More...

Modified softball’s Olde Tyme Subs passes Inspection with flying colors

Modified Division   LT ’s Olde Tyme Subs 11   Crown Home Inspection Inc. More...

East Aurora Rerun 5K race slated for July 24

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...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

Firemen’s Exhibit slates trunk sale, flea market The Firemen’s Memorial Exhibit, 4141 Seneca St., is hosting a trunk sale/flea market and hot dog roast from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the following Saturdays: July 24, Aug. 28 and Sept. More...

Entertainment

Live Local Music in WNY

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

Symphonic

thurs. 8  Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra Brass & Percussion Ensemble — 12 p.m., M&T Plaza, 1 M&T Plaza, Buffalo; Free. www.mtb.com  American Legion Band of the Tonawandas — The band performs at 7:30 a.m. More...

COMEDY

thurs. 8  Tim Allen — Gr ubting, caveman-style comedy, 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 7 and Thursday, July 8 at Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort’s Avalon Theatre, 6380 Fallsview Blvd., Niagara Falls, Ontario; $. More...

PBA marks 25th annual picnic with generous gift

The West Seneca Police Benevolent Association was able to make a sizeable donation to two organizations, one at each high school, thanks to a no-show ticket holder. More...

Busse named School Board VP; List rejoins as trustee

During the West Seneca Board of Education’s July 1 organization meeting, Mary Busse was named vice president for the 2010-11 school year. More...

Local News

News brief

Upstate New York Transplate Services will host a community blood drive from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, July 9 and 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 10, both at the Southgate Neighborhood Donation Center, 100 Union Road. More...

Bee Fire Report

Monday, June 28   — 12:50 a.m.: Union firefighters aided a 71-year-old Clinton Street female who required assistance getting up. More...

News brief

The West Seneca Kiwanis Club is hosting its 17th annual craft show from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 10 to Sunday, June 11, at Centennial Park/Town Hall grounds, located at 1250 Union Road. More...

Police Blotter

Carbonated beverage does $500 worth of damage to vehicle

(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...

Education

On the campus

The following West Seneca residents were named to the dean’s list for the spring 2010 semester at Syracuse University: Craig Baumgardner, Wesley Mesanovic, Elizabeth Newlove, Saralynn Ruhland and Margaret Wrzos.   More...

Lifestyles

Bee Senior News

These activities are scheduled at the West Seneca Senior Center, 4620 Seneca St. For more information, call the center at 675-9288 or visit the town’s website at www. westseneca. net. Friday, July 9 10 a.m. More...

YOU ‘KAN’ DO IT —

YOU ‘KAN’ DO IT — Philip Whittaker, 11, stands back as opposing team member Kim King, 21, attempts to deflect the Frisbee into the KanJam bucket. More...

Portrait of an artist

Burchfield exhibit celebrates the works of Margaret Hart

Margaret Hart is her own toughest critic.   The 87-year-old artist from West Seneca has painted thousands of pictures during her lifetime, many of which seem flawless to the average onlooker, but Hart is unconvinced.   More...

Business

Events

Hispanic Women’s League expands   scholarships   More...

Senate passes bill to boost economic development in WNY

The New York State Senate recently passed legislation that would create a Western New York Economic Development Fund from proceeds from the sale of unallocated expansion and replacement power.   More...

Conidi elected to UB’s Alumni Association board of directors

West Seneca resident Kimberly S. Conidi was recently elected to serve a two-year, renewable term on the Alumni Association’s board of directors at the University at Buffalo. More...