Weekly Feature



September 30, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Congress working to increase manufacturing, create jobs

We live in a good and generous nation. During the past several years, we have spent billions of dollars spreading goodwill for humanitarian or defense purposes in nations that find themselves in the most difficult of situations. More...

Paladino, Cuomo need to reach beyond regional bases for support

The race for governor this year between Carl Paladino and Andrew Cuomo definitely has all of the key ingredients for a classic upstate-downstate battle. More...

Spindle items

• YUM YUM — I’ve always enjoyed pie. I’ll eat any kind of pie, although I’m partial to fruit pies — particularly apple, cherry or peach. But I also make a good Key lime pie, according to my family and friends. More...

Obituaries

Barbara B. Malyak, music educator

Barbara B. Malyak, 73, a West Seneca resident and longtime educator in the Iroquois schools, died Sunday, Sept. 26, 2010.   More...

Bee policy on obituaries

The Bee publishes death notices and obituaries free of charge. Please request that your funeral director send written information to The Bee. Submissions may be made by the funeral director or by family members. More...

Lifestyles

West Seneca resident helps with Gulf oil spill

West Seneca native Tim Pratt has been serving as a member of the Coast Guard in St. Tammany Parish, La., on Lake Pontchartrain, just outside New Orleans. He has been on active duty since July and is assisting with the Gulf oil spill relief efforts. More...

Covenant UMC to hold apple festival

Covenant United Methodist Church, 539 Main St., will hold its annual apple festival from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 6. More...

Couple honeymoon in Jamaica

Sheila M. Mansell married K. Todd Hampton during an evening ceremony on Saturday, Aug. 14, 2010, at Embassy Suites Verdae Greens in Greenville, S.C. The Rev. Chris Wyatt officiated. More...

State audit claims town credit cards misused

The “convoluted” relationship between the West Seneca Youth Bureau and AmeriCorps, described in a state audit report released last week, was questioned for years by members of the public at Town Board meetings. More...

St. John’s sanctuary to be razed; new church building planned

Parishioners have worshiped in the existing sanctuary of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church since 1913, according to the date on the cornerstone, but the building, with its landmark tower, will be no more in about three weeks. More...

Local News

Students earn AP Scholar recognition

A combined total of 63 students from West Seneca East and West Senior high schools have earned Advanced Placement Scholar Awards in recognition of their exceptional achievement on AP exams.   More...

Statement for peace made on East Elementary pavement

Colorful drawings covered the sidewalks at East Elementary on Sept. 21 for the school’s first   Chalk for Peace” event. More...

Walk benefits mother suffering from leukemia

When Megan Smith went into labor, her mind was on little else than delivering her child. But a routine blood test revealed an abnormality that altered things. More...

Letters to the Editor

Nonprofits must file tax returns

We at the Internal Revenue Service are concerned because as many as 21,500 small community based nonprofits in New York State are in jeopardy of losing their tax-exempt status. More...

Bee Heard

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Sports

East’s Suriani ties state field hockey record

West Seneca East senior Julia Suriani has a nose for the goal on the lacrosse field, and that ability to produce offense on a whim showed up in a big way Monday for the Lady Trojans’ field hockey squad.   More...

Young West girls tennis team seeking winning formula

West Seneca West’s girls tennis team is young all around this season, and with a first-year coach in Colleen Meszaros, the Lady Indians are using the 2010 season to discover what works for them.   More...

Charity volleyball tourney set

The Buffalo Niagara Court Center will be hosting a co-ed charity volleyball tournament to help raise funds for the fight against cancer.   The 2010 Color Me Cured Adult tournament, which will start at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. More...

Entertainment

Theater

fri. 1  Something’s Afoot! — Musical spoof presented by the Lancaster Regional Players that takes a satirical jab at the Agatha Christie whodunit? More...

Symphonic

fri. 1  Trio Internacionale — Roman Mekinulov, Sebnem Mekinulov, Isabelle Aubin and special guest Antoine Lafebvre presented by the BSC Music Depart as part of the Faculty and Friends Concert series. More...

Family Activities

thurs. 30  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...