Weekly Feature



September 23, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

This is a reminder to Western New Yorkers that the month of October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and they should take the time to schedule a doctor’s appointment for a mammogram. More...

Paladino prevailing in primary provokes political ponderings

As the campaign for New York governor shifts into high gear following last week’s stunning win by Buffalo’s Carl Paladino in the Republican primary, there are literally dozens of opinions, observations and items of interest floating aroun More...

Spindle items

• POWER OF THE PRESS — In last week’s Spindle column, I mentioned the leaky sink faucet in the employees’ cafeteria in the basement of Town Hall. More...

Lifestyles

Concert from the Heart’

Buffalo musicians team up across genres to fight hunger

It’s a well-documented fact that many low-income or no-income people rely on food pantries and soup kitchens for nutrition. But whom do the food pantries and soup kitchens rely upon?   More...

Mercy Hospital plans Stroke Fair

Mercy Hospital will hold its third annual Stroke Awareness Health Fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, in its third floor main conference room at 565 Abbott Road, Buffalo. More...

DRIVE-THROUGH DINNER

DRIVE-THROUGH DINNER — Volunteer John Deppler serves a chicken dinner order to driver Lauren Pacillo on Saturday during the annual chicken barbecue held by the Firemen’s Memorial Exhibit C More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 23  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...

Special Events

fri. 24  Party for the Parks — An indoor/outdoor event overlooking Hoyt Lake with live music, food and cash bar benefiting the Buffalo Parks Conservancy, 6-11 p.m. Friday, Sept. More...

Festivals

sat. 25  Buffalo Oktoberfest — Eat, drink and be merry at this Munich-inspired celebration commemorating the 200th anniversary of Oktoberfest, 5:30- 11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25 at Buffalo Central Terminal, 495 Paderewski Drive, Buffalo; $. More...

Houghton project denied

A special permit for a controversial senior housing project on what is now the Houghton College property was denied Monday night in a 2-1 vote by the West Seneca Town Board.   More...

Kennedy claims Conservative line

The write-in ballots haven’t been counted, but it won’t matter for the Conservative Party line in the New York State Senate 58th District general election in November. More...

Principal appointed at East Middle School

The West Seneca School Board, in a special meeting on Monday, named a Lewiston-Porter educator as the new principal of East Middle School and filled a vacancy created by the resignation of a trustee.   More...

Local News

Flight 3407 film set

“Remembering 3407,” a 30-minute film documenting the aftermath of the crash of Flight 3407, will premiere Thursday, Sept. 30, at Clarence Middle School, 10150 Greiner Road, Clarence. A free showing is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m.   More...

Debates proposed between Quinn, Kennedy

New York State Assemblyman and Senate candidate Jack Quinn III gave his opponent in November’s general election little time before throwing down the gauntlet. More...

Roswell Park attains nation’s top honor for care

Roswell Park Cancer Institute received official word on Sept. 15 that America’s first cancer center has earned Magnet Recognition for nursing excellence, a top national honor bestowed by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.   More...

Letters to the Editor

Help Fresh Air host inner-city children

This year, 40 New York City children found out once again just how special summer is in Western New York. More...

Police Blotter

Thief trades bike seats, then exchanges bikes

(Editor’s note: The Bee’s police blotter is a sampling of unusual calls received by the police department. It is not intended to be a complete record of all incidents reported.  More...

Sports

West girls swimming

Seniors seeking strong finish to careers

West Seneca West’s girls swimming team is looking forward to another successful season in 2010 — and the Lady Indians’ seniors are especially optimistic about their chances of being the first group to go through their high school c More...

WEST SWIMMING SCHEDULE

Date Opponent Time 9-24 Jamestown 5 p.m. 9-28 at Frontier 5 p.m. 10-1 Clarence 5 p.m. 10-5 at Sweet Home 4:45 p.m. 10-8 Lancaster 4:45 p.m. 10-15 Hamburg 4:45 p.m. 10-19 at Williamsville North 5 p.m.   More...

Basketball travel league tryouts slated

The Pinnacle Sports Academy select travel basketball program is expanding in its second year and is seeking boys and girls in grades 4-8 to fill out rosters for the program, which runs from October through March. More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

St. Peter’s UCC plans BW’s chicken, ribs BBQ More...

Business

Traveling labor history display visits West Seneca Senior Center

A traveling labor history display that’s going around Western New York will be on exhibit through Friday, Oct. 1, at the West Seneca Senior Center, 4620 Seneca St.   More...

‘ReValue America’ lecture scheduled for October

‘ReValue America,’ a free, two-hour lecture, will be given by Dr. Shanon Brooks, author and former president of George Wythe University, from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 8, at the Gateway Building, 3556 Lakeshore Road, Hamburg. More...

Financial experts to speak at UB North Campus

Financial experts Robert L. Goecks and Thomas P. Mullen will speak at the University at Buffalo School of Management on anti-money laundering initiatives and mergers and acquisition at 9 and 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. More...