Weekly Feature



September 16, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

The budget process begins

The long lazy days of summer are almost at an end, school is starting and soon the weather will turn cooler. The Erie County Legislature has been on summer break and we will be returning to a very full schedule in September. More...

VFW post for women is first in West Seneca, nation

Something very special came to West Seneca while we were enjoying our wonderful summer. The town was honored to be the location for the newly formed Dorothy Kubik/ Katherine Galloway Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 12097. More...

New state taxes, fees force some to postpone retirement plans

I always enjoy receiving correspondence from readers of this column. Whether someone agrees or disagrees with my opinion, I’m appreciative of the fact people take time out of their busy schedules to drop me a line or share their own two cents. More...

Education

Library schedules fall programs for tots, young children

The West Seneca Library, 1300 Union Road, has scheduled programs for children from October through mid-December.   Preschool Storytime, for ages 3 through 5, is at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Oct. 5 through Dec. 14, with no program on Nov. 23. More...

Lifestyles

Family Promise of WNY ®

Churches again hosting homeless families

Every night, there are more than 2,000 people without homes in the Western New York area — not including the hundreds believed to be squatting and living in the streets, according to William O’Connell, executive director of the Homeless 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, Sept. 17 10 a.m. More...

BPO plans benefit concert for Food Bank

The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra will present a benefit concert for the Food Bank of Western New York at 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 26, at Kleinhans Music Hall, 1 Symphony Circle, Buffalo. More...

Entertainment

Special Events

thurs. 16  The Floating Cocktail Party-Allentown Edition — Come enjoy a night of drinks and hors d'oeuvres at three downtown eateries as part of this Hallwalls fundraiser, 5:30-7:30p.m. Thursday, Sept. More...

Tours

thurs. 16  Wellness Walk — Healthy, outdoor walk with a botanical emphasis, 10 a.m. – 12 noon Thursday, Sept. 16 at Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd., Buffalo; 825-6397, www.sciencebuff.org/tifft-nature-preser ve fri. More...

Workshops/ Classes

sat. 18  Basic Digital SLR Photography — Class instructed by Alison Slein at C EPA ’s educational facility featuring a darkroom and digital lab, 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. More...

School Board accepts resignations of administrator, trustee

The West Seneca Board of Education is starting the new school year with the resignations of a district administrator and one of the seven trustees.   More...

Local News

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...

Youth

Alyssa Kearly, a senior at West Seneca East High School, is among 16,000 semifinalists in the 2011 National Merit Scholarship Program. More...

Out of the Past

Threshing This threshing scene occurred on the farmland that was once behind St. Peter’s United Church of Christ on Orchard Park Road. More...

Police Blotter

Goalpost pads missing from athletic field

(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...

Obituaries

Thomas J. Senft, vice president

Thomas J. “T. J . ” Senft, of West Seneca, died suddenly Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2010, in Buffalo.   Mr. Senft was born July 25, 1969, in Rockaway, N.J. More...

Sports

East field hockey coach optimistic about season

With just two players gone off last season’s squad that reached the second round of the playoffs, West Seneca East field hockey coach Jim Maisano is optimistic about what he calls “all around the best field hockey team I have coached in m More...

East golf defeats West for year’s first win

West Seneca East golf coach Troy Almeter hopes that Monday’s 309-328 victory over crosstown rival West Seneca West can be the spark that gets the Trojans moving in the right direction after East starting the season with losses against two of t More...

EAST GOLF SCHEDULE

Date Opponent Time 9-16 Orchard Park 3 p.m. 9-20 Lancaster 4:20 p.m. 9-21 Frontier 3:30 p.m. 9-22 at Clarence 4 p.m. 9-28 at Hamburg 3:30 p.m. 9-29 at Frontier 3:30 p.m. 10-6 at West Seneca West 2:45 p.m.   More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

St. Teresa’s Church sets pig roast, raffle More...

Business

ZPAC known for professional performances

ZPAC - Stacy Zawadzki’s Performing Arts Center is not your average dance studio. More...

Chamber seeking candidates for board of directors

The West Seneca Chamber of Commerce is currently seeking candidates for its board of directors, as terms for four current board members will expire in December.   The board is made up of 11 individuals who live or work in West Seneca. More...

Growth of Western New York FCU leads to promotions, new hires

In January, The Western New York Federal Credit Union moved into its new building at 1937 Union Road in West Seneca and since then has experienced substantial growth, necessitating some promotions and the hiring of new employees.   More...