Weekly Feature



August 19, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Chalk Walk winners

Kaitlyn Kirsch, left, stands with Lia D'Alessandro and Kayleigh Rabbitt as winners of the President’s Choice Award during the 26th annual Lewiston Art Festival Chalk Walk Competition on Saturday More...

Editorial

Bee Editorial

Sewer District 13 should be officials’ No. 1 priority

Before any more discussion is had on any proposed development in West Seneca, officials should be most concerned with maintaining and beautifying the town’s existing properties. More...

Spindle items

• GETTING THE FACTS — Monday night’s Town Board meeting kicked off with council members Dale Clarke and Sheila Meegan expressing their concerns and frustrations with a recent Bee editorial — “Lawsuit proves common sen More...

National Enquirer still tabloid trash

I had a very spirited telephone discussion with a fellow journalist earlier this month that led to what I would best describe as a “heated” exchange between the two of us after he attempted to associate the National Enquirer with the phra More...

Education

COMMUNITY SPIRIT —

COMMUNITY SPIRIT — Meghan Helak, a recent eighth-grade graduate of Fourteen Holy Helpers School, has been awarded the Prudential Spirit of Community Award for her volunteer work with various org More...

Ten eighth-graders excel in Scholastic Challenge 2010

Ten eighth-grade students from Fourteen Holy Helpers School in West Seneca recently earned certificates of merit for their participation in the Scholastic Challenge 2010, sponsored by the American Scholastic Achievement League.   More...

On the campus

Doreen Kerner of West Seneca recently earned a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing through Kaplan University’s online program. Kerner’s accomplishment was celebrated during a live graduation ceremony on Aug. 7 in Chicago.   More...

Lifestyles

Chamber of Commerce Golf Outing

Bringing together the businesses of West Seneca

W est Seneca has always been a place where people take pride in not only their residences, but their businesses as well. More...

Life Church plans ‘Free Community Day’

Life Church, 4928 Seneca St., is hosting a “Free Community Day” from noon till 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 29. More...

Couple honeymoon on Hawaiian islands

Lindsay Alexandra Sykes married Joseph Cross Haller during an afternoon ceremony on Saturday, May 29, 2010, at SS. Peter & Paul Church in Williamsville. The Rev. Richard Reina officiated. More...

Business

Printing for the People

Seneca Blueprint Co. Inc. continues longtime tradition of excellence

To Jim Knight, president of Seneca Blueprint Co. Inc., quality and affordable prices have always been a priority for him and his business when it comes to the paper and drafting needs of the community.   More...

Events

Empire State sets public sessions   on programs   More...

Windsong begins providing data to HEALTHeLINK

Windsong Radiology Group, which has an office in the West Seneca area, has begun submitting patient records and reports electronically through Western New York’s clinical information exchange, HEALTHeLINK.   More...

Board urged to halt development, repair Sewer District 13

“To build or not to build.”   That was the debate that drew enough residents to pack Monday night’s Town Board meeting to discuss the proposed plans for the Southgate Commons Senior Community project on the Houghton College s More...

Crash kills one, injures three on Transit

A 70-year-old woman from Depew was killed during a two-car collision at Transit and Seneca Creek roads in West Seneca on Sunday afternoon. More...

Local News

Fourteen Holy Helpers slates ‘Oktoberfest’

Fourteen Holy Helpers Church, 1345 Indian Church Road, has slated “Oktoberfest” for 7 to 11 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 2. More...

DEC seeks participants for summer turkey survey

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Pete Grannis encourages New Yorkers to participate in the Summer Wild Turkey Sighting Survey, which kicks off in August.   More...

News brief

The West Seneca Historical Society and Museum, 919 Mill Road, is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays and the first Sunday of each month. The Historical Museum houses various artifacts dating back to the mid-1800s during the Ebenezer period. More...

Letters to the Editor

How to reach The Bee

The West Seneca Bee publishes community news free of charge. Mail items to The West Seneca Bee, 5564 Main St., Buffalo, NY, 14221-5410. Our telephone number is 632-4700. Our fax number is 633-8601. Our Web site is www.BeeNews.com. More...

Police Blotter

Bicycles, lawn gnomes involved in Houdini acts

(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

JUNIOR CHAMPIONS —

  JUNIOR CHAMPIONS — The West Seneca Youth Baseball Association’s Junior Division Towne Ford Mustangs used solid pitching from Neil Faltisco (three hitter, 11 strikeouts), strong defensive efforts from the entire team, and big nights at the plat More...

Summer track season closes successfully

The West Seneca “Blue” Track Club closed out its summer season last Thursday by hosting the fifth Indian Summer Track and Field Invitational.   More...

New Era Diamond Girls finish second at ASA Eastern Nationals

The New Era Diamond Girls Gold 16U girls fastpitch softball team recently attended the ASA Eastern Nationals in York, Pa., where they came within an eyelash of claiming the tournament title.   More...

What's Going On

Wha t’s Going On

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

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 19  Thursday Family Walk — Get a good cardio workout during this brisk evening 5 mile hike, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 19 at Chestnut Ridge Park Casino, 6121 Chestnut Ridge Road, Orchard Park; Free. More...

Festivals

now - sun. More...

Theater

thurs. 19  Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka Jr.— Summer Theatre Camp kids will perform a stage adaptation of this classic family film with a score that includes “The Candy Man” and “Pure Imagination,” 7 p.m. More...