Weekly Feature



July 15, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Two charged in police raid on meth lab

Two persons were arrested after an anonymous phone call early Tuesday morning that led West Seneca police to a suspected methamphetamine lab in the basement of a Briarhill Drive home.   More...

Editorial

Bee Editorial

Don’t challenge the hot weather

It’s finally hot outside in Western New York, but that doesn’t mean taking in as much sun and warmth as possible is a good idea. More...

Spindle items

• RESPONSIBILITY — In last week’s paper, a story was published on the misuse of Facebook by some of the younger town employees — some past, some present and perhaps some unaffiliated with the town who may have been unknow More...

Letters to the Editor

More safety needed for town workers

A couple of days ago I was driving in the area of Southwestern Boulevard and Transit Road, and a Town of West Seneca garbage truck was in front of me doing 55 mph.   On the back end of this truck were two workers hanging on. More...

Peer Counseling benefits community

As directors of the West Seneca Peer Counseling Program, we are very proud of the work we, along with our students, do to promote a healthy drug-free lifestyle for our West Seneca youth. More...

Education

St. John Vianney graduates receive diploma, awards

The following West Seneca graduates of the class of 2010 at St. John Vianney School in Orchard Park were recipients of various special honors:   Renee Fedyk received the Gallagher Family Memorial Scholarship and School Health Award. More...

School news

The following West Seneca residents have achieved honors for the fourth quarter of the 2009-10 school year at St.  More...

On the campus

West Seneca resident Matthew Grigajtis was named to the dean’s list for the spring 2010 semester at Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester, N.H. Grigajtis is pursuing a degree in information technology.   More...

Lifestyles

Out of the Past

(Do you have a memory of the West Seneca area you would like to share with Bee readers? Send it to “Out of the Past,” West Seneca Bee, 5564 Main St., Buffalo, NY 14221-5410).   More...

Coach ‘Cap’ Memorial 5K slated for August 7

Frontier’s Falcon Track Club will be hosting its fifth annual Coach “Cap” Capuani Memorial Race 5K cross country and one-mile fun run starting at 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 7.   More...

Marching Band to hold can, bottle drive at Southgate

The West Seneca Marching Band, which is comprised of students from both East and West senior high schools, is hosting a bottle and can drive from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 17 at the Southgate Plaza on Union Road. More...

Business

‘Do the Ying Thing’

When dining out in a large group, it can be a difficult feat to find a place that will satisfy each individual’s taste. More...

Senior citizens warned about $250 Medicare rebate scam

The New York State Insurance Department is warning senior citizens to be on the lookout for fraud as they begin to receive their $250 rebates for Medicare Part D prescription drug costs under the new federal health care reforms.   More...

Curbell Plastics of OP honored by PRSA

Curbell Plastics Inc. of Orchard Park was recently awarded a bronze Excalibur from the Buffalo-Niagara Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America for its 2009 “Machine Builder” marketing campaign.   More...

Senior housing project moves forward with 4-2 vote

by SAMANTHA ROBINSON Reporter Temperatures and tensions ran high last week when the West Seneca Planning Board approved a special permit for Young Development Inc.’s senior housing project. More...

East girls lacrosse named Team of the Year

If ever a Buffalo-themed dictionary were to be created, the definition of the word “dominance” most certainly would not be illustrated with a Buffalo Bills logo.   More...

Local News

SUMMER CONCERT SERIES

SUMMER CONCERT SERIES — Dan Bonner performs with the Blarney Bunch under the Lions Band Shell Monday night behind Town Hall as part of the West Seneca Summer Concert series. More...

Area event to feature address by Cokie Roberts

Emmy Award Winning Congressional correspondent and best–selling author Cokie Roberts will deliver the keynote address during the WNY Women’s Fund second annual “What She’s Made Of” fundraising event from 6 to 8:30 p.m. More...

Resident receives public relations awards

West Seneca resident Paula Witherell is the recipient of four Excalibur Awards from the Public Relations Society of America Buffalo Niagara Chapter. More...

Police Blotter

Unlocked vehicles grant thieves easy access

(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 call:

(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

Northtowns Thunder announce tryouts

The Northtowns Thunder, a girls travel soccer team, is holding open tryouts for their 2010-2011 U16 team. Age appropriate girls from any area are welcome to try out (birthdate no earlier than 8/1/93). Tryouts will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. More...

Archers, lax players, shooters among those seeking medals

They may not participate in the flashiest of sports, but don’t try telling the athletes that their chosen sport isn’t as important when the Empire State Games kick off July 21 in Buffalo.   More...

Co-coach hoping year hiatus won’t keep scouts from Games

The first goal Empire State Games scholastic baseball co-coach Jerry Slawek has, as he has every year in which he has been a part of the Games, is to guide his players to the medal round — hopefully so the Western Region can compete for a gold More...

What's Going On

Wha t’s Going On

Free summer concerts hosted by St. David’s   More...

Entertainment

Live Local in WNY

thurs. 15  The Doerfel Family — 7 p.m., Bassett Park, Youngs and Klein roads, Amherst; Free.  The Bravuras — 8 p.m., Flying Turtles Bar & Grill, 1641 Military Road, Kenmore; $. More...

Art

fri. 16  Remnants of A Life Undercover — Mary Johnson’s solo show opening at 6 p.m. Friday, July 16 at 464 Gallery, 464 E. Amherst St., Buffalo; Free. 983-2112 thurs. More...

Theater

now-August 7   More...