Weekly Feature



August 26, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Talk show host’s choice of words isn’t about free speech

The issue has nothing to do with free speech. I’m speaking about the controversy involving radio talk show host Laura Schlessinger after the nationally syndicated broadcaster said the N-word 11 times during a recent program. More...

Business seminar, recycle day part of upcoming community events

One of my top two priorities is finding better ways to protect and create jobs. New York’s economy lost more than 330,000 jobs in this recession. I am pleased to have voted for a new Power for Jobs Program. More...

Spindle items

• KUDOS TO RESERVE FIRE COMPANY — Members of the Reserve Hose Fire Company were recently called to assist two residents who experienced life-threatening cardiac problems.   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

East grad achieves lacrosse coaching dream

Brian Anken moves through ranks, becomes head coach of Division I Virginia Military Institute

Ever since his playing days as a member of Joe Cantafio’s first West Seneca lacrosse squad, 1996 East graduate Brian Anken knew it was his destiny to one day coach the sport at the Division I level.   More...

Indian football players earn recognition for summer work

West Seneca West football coach Joe Cantafio is a firm believer in hard work during the offseason making a difference once the team hits the field for the season, and he is once again pleased with the response from his players to the challenges he l More...

GEM OF A SEASON —

GEM OF A SEASON — The West Seneca Gems 11U girls travel soccer team recently capped off their undefeated Buffalo New York Junior Soccer League “A” season by winning both the Hamburg More...

What's Going On

Wha t’s Going On

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

Entertainment

Comedy

thurs. 26-sat. 28  Ian Sirota — Canadian comic, 9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 5 & Friday, Aug. 6; 8 & 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 7 at Yuk Yuk’s at Casino Niagara, 5705 Falls Ave., Niagara Falls, Ontario; $. More...

Theater

fri. 27  Menopause The Musical — Hilarious musical parody will have you cheering and dancing in the aisles, 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 27 at the University at Buffalo’s Center for the Arts, UB North Campus, Amherst; $. 888-686-8587, ext. More...

Concerts

thurs. 26 Former Eagle and co-writer of “Hotel Califor nia,” Don Felder for three performances, 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 26; 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 27 and Saturday, Aug. More...

Court rules in Scott’s favor

Council members question politics

When West Seneca Town Justice Richard Scott submitted his resignation for retirement in early July, members of the Town Board immediately began the search for the next suitable replacement to fill the vacancy.   More...

Dirkson Avenue incident ends peacefully

Police took a Dirkson Avenue man into custody early Monday morning following his alleged posting of a message on Facebook that implied he was going   harm himself. More...

Local News

Bee Fire Report

Sunday, Aug. 15   — 11:33 a.m.: Seneca Hose firefighters responded to Slade Avenue to aid a man who had fallen in a parking lot and was possible having a seizure. More...

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, Aug. 27 10 a.m. More...

American Red Cross

Volunteers sought for Ombudsman Program

The Greater Buffalo Chapter of the American Red Cross is seeking volunteers for its Ombudsman Program, which provides advocacy services responsive to the complaints and problems of residents living in long-term care facilities.   More...

Letters to the Editor

Letters to address Sewer District 13

Sewer District 13 needs a complete overhaul. Our town keeps putting Band-Aids on this gaping sewage wound.   More...

Kudos to highway, sanitation workers

I would like to congratulate both the Highway and Sanitation departments in our town.   During the winter months, I travel frequently through the surrounding towns, and our streets are by far the most impressive. More...

Police Blotter

Scammers calls claim to be from Cattaraugus Bank

(Editor’s note: The Bee’s police blotter is a sampling of unusual, sometimes humorous calls received by the police department.  More...

Education

On the campus

Mike Krieger, of West Seneca, is conducting research this summer as an undergraduate researcher for the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Geneseo State College.   More...

Welcome back dinner, magic show planned at West Elementary

Families of West Seneca West Elementary students are invited to a Welcome Back Dinner and Strolling Magic Show, hosted by the PTA, along with Principal Rachel Badger.   The event will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. More...

RETIREMENT

RETIREMENT — A retirement party for Jean Kovach, who will retire as superintendent of West Seneca schools effective Sept. 1, was held Aug. 18 at Kloc’s Grove. More...

Lifestyles

High School 101

East, West help ease transition for incoming freshmen

Unfortunately, when it comes to high school, there is no manual or “how-to” guide. More...

Neuman-Senay

Karen and James Neuman of West Seneca announce the engagement of their daughter, Andrea L. Neuman, to Joshua M. Senay, son of Marlene and William Senay of Orchard Park.   Miss Neuman graduated from West Seneca West High School in 2006. More...

SECONDHAND SALE

SECONDHAND SALE — Lou Augustine sorts through his wares at the third annual Yard and Cookie Sale, sponsored by the Friends of the West Seneca Public Library. More...

Business

OB/GYN Associates of WNY accepting new patients

Although Dr. Carlos Santos has been leading OB/GYN Associates of WNY since the early 1990s, he said the practice has a history that dates back many more years.   This includes using the 675-5222 telephone number for nearly 50 years. More...

Improved website offers energy consumers ways to shop

The New York State Public Service Commission recently announced the redesign of its website to better provide consumers ways to competitively shop for electricity and natural gas suppliers.   More...

SafeLink offers plans for low-income residents

TracFone Wireless Inc. More...