Weekly Feature



August 12, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Three join Vigilant Fire Department’s Explorer Post

Vigilant Fire Department, District No. 6 in West Seneca, has welcomed three new explorers to its Explorer Post: Erika Jones, and Jon and Amanda Heffle.   More...

Editorial

Bee Editorial

Parental prep work is key to successful school year

While many parents dread the back-to-school shopping routine of battling with crowds just to get the last green folder on the shelf, or sifting through clothing racks searching for outfits that will probably last only half the year, finding ways to m More...

Spindle items

• MAKING NEW FRIENDS — A few weeks back, I wrote about my “volleyball blunder” which, after waiting in anticipation for a few very long days to hear the results of my MRI, resulted in a completely torn Anterior Cruciate Li More...

Drop in consumer spending impacts county budget

As you may have recently heard, Erie County is facing a significant budget shortfall due to unrelenting cost-shifting out of Albany and eroding sales tax and property assessment values. More...

Police Blotter

Late-night trespassers party on sacred land

(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...

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

Magic 10U Orange concludes successful season 51-12-1

The West Seneca Magic 10U Orange travel softball team played all season long like it had more than three veterans on its roster en route to finishing the summer with a 51-12-1 combined league and tournament record.   More...

Publish scores in The Bee

Anyone wishing to have their teams’football, soccer or other late summer/fall sports 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...

MAGIC TRICK

MAGIC TRICK — The West Seneca Magic Orange 16U travel softball team earned consecutive tournament championships by winning the recently-held Lou Gehrig Tournament in Amherst and the Dawg Dayz To More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

St. David’s hosts free outdoor summer concerts More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 12  Thursday Family Walk — Get a good cardio workout during this brisk evening 5 mile hike, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 5 at Chestnut Ridge Park Casino, 6121 Chestnut Ridge Road, Orchard Park; Free. 828-0282, www.foothillstrailclub.org More...

Workshops/Classes

mon. 16  Willy Wonka Jr. — This workshop, for kids ages 12 to 16, will focus on the many theater skills needed to produce a musical concluding with two public performances, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday, Aug. 16-Friday, Aug. More...

Film/Video

thurs. 12  Little Big Man — Doors open at 6:15 p.m. with a pre-show Wurlitzer theater organ performance by a house organist at 6:30 p.m. The Arthur Penn PG-13 rated movie starring Dustin Hoffman and Faye Dunaway starts at 7 p.m. More...

Farewell, flapjack

Five-year-old Matthew Matwijkow of West Seneca chomps down on a fluffy flapjack as he sits with his grandfather, George Ward, during a pancake breakfast held Saturday at St. More...

Man attempts to cash fraudulent check at West Seneca bank

by KIMBERLY MCDOWELL Editor   West Seneca police recently arrested a Buffalo man for attempting to fraudulently cash a check worth $900 at a Bank of America on Seneca Street.   More...

Local News

Carl Lambein Memorial Golf Open

Rotary honors memory of local legend

On the border of West Seneca and Orchard Park sits more than 250 acres of plush green, neatly kept fields known as the Harvest Hill Golf Center. More...

County deemed ‘storm ready’

Officials from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Weather Service announced Monday that Erie County has been recognized as “storm ready.”   More...

News brief

Members of Queen of Heaven Commandery No. 382 of West Seneca New York Knights of St. John International recently returned from the order’s biannual convention in Midland, Mich. They include president, Color Sgt. Maj. More...

Letters to the Editor

College president urged to take action

The following is a condensed version of a letter sent to the president of Houghton College on behalf of many concerned residents. More...

Seniors shaped our town, deserve to stay

I am concerned that there is a trend posing a serious risk to Western New York’s seniors.   More...

Home maintenance difficult for seniors

Seniors find it hard to age in place because of growing disparity between the features of the homes they own and the houses they need. More...

Education

Mudd’s 5K, Fleet Feet 15K runs set

Two races of different lengths will be held in the coming weeks, giving those who love to run some options.   The 11th annual Mississippi Mudd’s 5K River Race will be held starting at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. More...

On the campus

Adam Kauffman, son of Diane and Bill Kauffman of West Seneca, has enrolled for fall 2010 admission at Rochester Institute of Technology. He is pursuing a major in mechanical engineering at RIT’s College of Applied Science and Technology. More...

Lifestyles

Giving the gift of warmth

West Seneca church donates blankets to fire department

T he dedicated firefighters of Western New York risk their lives every day in order to save others and protect our communities. More...

National Watermelon Day

The West Seneca Senior Center recently held a watermelon slice-throwing contest in celebration of “National Watermelon Day.” Pictured from left are runner-up winners Barb Schwak, Karen Pet More...

St. Catherine’s reunion picnic scheduled

The second annual St. Catherine’s reunion picnic for alumni and friends has been scheduled for 11 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 29, at the Martin Lodge at Chestnut Ridge Park, Orchard Park. More...

Business

IRS Help Inc. launches in West Seneca

IRS Help Inc. recently launched its services in the West Seneca area, which includes the new website, www.irshelp.com, to assist individuals locally and nationally with tax and financial problems.   More...

Back-to-school jump-starts fundraising season at Applebee’s

At Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar restaurants, back-to-school season is about more than just school supplies and textbooks — it’s also about sports teams, school groups and clubs earning money for their respective organization More...

Lifetime Health Medical Group earns national recognition

Lifetime Health Medical Group’s health centers and primary care physician practices have each been recognized as a Physician Practice Connections Patient Centered Medical Home by the National Committee for Quality Assurance.   More...