Weekly Feature



September 2, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Residents can receive texts from WSPD

Even law enforcement is into social networking, which means your next text message could come from the West Seneca police.   According to Chief Edward F. More...

Editorial

Budget outlook for teacher centers looks bleak in New York State

Even though the drama associated with the state budget process is now behind us, it’s never too early to start focusing on New York’s financial concerns, particularly when you talk about programs and services that may be on the outside lo More...

Labor Day: a time to recognize town’s dedicated employees

Labor Day, the first Monday in September, constitutes an annual national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity and well-being of our country. More...

Spindle items

• LOTTERY WIN — A West Seneca Take Five player won nearly $36,000 in a drawing held on Aug. 25. The winner, Elvira Quirante, purchased the winning ticket at The Market In The Square at 940 Union Road in Southgate Plaza.   More...

Police Blotter

Taxis too expensive for unlicensed driver

(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

West football’s goals including having fun, winning

West Seneca West’s football team had a nightmare of a season in 2009 due to an unfathomable amount of devastating injuries on a weekly basis, and there wasn’t much coach Joe Cantafio could do about it at the time.   More...

Soccer, volleyball previews on tap

The Bee will continue previewing the fall varsity sports teams in next week's edition by publishing a preview of the boys and girls soccer teams, as well as the boys and girls volleyball squads. More...

WEST FOOTBALL SCHEDULE

DateOpponent Time 9-4 at Bennett (All-High Stadium) 2 p.m. 9-10 Frontier 7 p.m. 9-17 at Orchard Park 7:30 p.m. 9-24 Lancaster 7 p.m. 10-1 at Jamestown 7 p.m. 10-8 at West Seneca East 7 p.m. 10-15 Clarence 7 p.m.   More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

Fireman’s Exhibit sets Labor Day steak raffle The Firemen’s Memorial Exhibit Center of Western New York has scheduled a Labor Day steak raffle for Monday, Sept. 6. More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 2  After School Escape — Children in grades K-5 are invited to enjoy a one-hour program for kids featuring a different, fun, outdoor activity each week, 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. More...

Festivals

sat. 4 & sun. 5  National Buffalo Wing Festival — Featuring the food of more than 30 restaurants, wing eating contests, 5k run, sauce contests, live entertainment and Miss Buffalo Wing contest, 12 noon-9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. More...

Special Events

thurs. 9-sat. 11 4th Annual Quilter’s Quest Shop Hop More...

Fewer students, teachers to start new year

Enrollment is expected to be 7,036, down slightly from last year, when West Seneca students return to their classrooms next Tuesday.   That doesn’t mean that some buildings won’t see an increase in student population. More...

Schools reduce bus routes to achieve savings

Long before the last school year ended for West Seneca students, the administration was busy calculating where to make cuts to a less than favorable budget. More...

Local News

Bee Fire Report

Monday, Aug. 23   — 2:13 a.m.: Reserve firefighters and Rural Metro assisted a 54-year-old Waltercrest Terrace man who fell. More...

Cor rection

Tickets will cost $8 for the annual chili dinner scheduled for 2 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 17, at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3512 Clinton St., West Seneca. The incorrect ticket price was published in the Aug. 26 edition.   More...

Out of the Past

East Seneca pupils

The East Seneca Elementary School building is located on Seneca Street just east of Center Road. Currently occupied by businesses, it functioned as a small schoolhouse for many decades, often with two grades per classroom. More...

Letters to the Editor

East & West parking has obvious solution

Cars parked on the south shoulder of East & West Road approaching Roycroft and Naples drives make it just a matter of time before someone is T-boned trying to turn left from either of these side streets onto East & West. More...

Story aids Clarke, Meegan agenda

The Aug. More...

Project not just about sewers

In The West Seneca Bee article dated Aug. 19, the reader was led to believe that the only argument against the Houghton project is the sewer problem in District 13.   More...

Education

Schools release eligibility guidelines for free, reduced price meals

The West Seneca Central School District has announced its free and reduced price meal policy for the 2010-11 school year.   More...

On the campus

Kellie Toporczyk of West Seneca has been named to the dean’s list for the spring 2010 semester in the Harpur College of Arts and Science at Binghamton University.   More...

AWARD RECIPIENTS

AWARD RECIPIENTS — Two eighth-grade students at Fourteen Holy Helpers School each received $500 scholarships from the Lady’s Sodality of Fourteen Holy Helpers Parish at this summer’s More...

Lifestyles

National Drug Take-Back Day

Local disposal sites aim to get meds off the street

Drive up and drop off. It’s as simple as that when it comes to the disposal of unwanted, expired or unused prescription drugs. More...

Church brief

St. Peter’s United Church of Christ, 1475 Orchard Park Road, is raffling a 46-inch Sony EX5 Bravia HDTV to raise funds for its parking lot, sanctuary and other capital improvements. Tickets cost $5 each, or $25 for a book of seven. More...

Couple celebrate 60 years

Janette E. and the Rev. Robert B. Leach of West Seneca celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary at a dinner party with family and friends. They will also take a trip to Arizona and Florida. More...

Business

Respiratory Services of WNY banks on friendly service

A delivery from Respiratory Services of Western New York just might include a little more than a new oxygen tank. More...

Children eat free on Labor Day at Applebee’s

Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar will serve a free meal to children 10 and younger on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 6.   More...

Eggs sold at Tops not affected by recent recall

Tops Markets officials announced last week that shell eggs sold at their locations remain unaffected by the recent nation recall of millions of shell eggs. More...