Weekly Feature



October 7, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Warm The Children to no longer clothe needy

Warm The Children, the program that provided new winter clothing to West Seneca’s needy children, has ended after 14 years. More...

Editorial

Teamwork and leadership evident in WS schools

It’s great to be back in West Seneca and again in the company of so many terrific educators and community members who I’ve had the opportunity to get reacquainted with during visits to the school buildings, as well as at meetings such as More...

Autumn means development of town budget

Summer has again eased into autumn, bringing with it a myriad of vivid colors. With the ink barely dry on the fiscal 2010 budget and a tough financial picture developing for coming years, our town officials have begun the fiscal 2011 budget process. More...

County needs different approach to budget cuts for cultural groups

As part of his effort to avoid a property tax increase, Erie County Executive Chris Collins recently announced his plan to cut funding to most cultural organizations. More...

Sports

East girls volleyball falls short in bid to avenge lone loss

West Seneca East’s girls volleyball team has faced little resistance in putting together an extremely successful 2010 season to date, with the exception of one foe — Williamsville East.   More...

Photos available for purchase online

Do you like a sports photo that appeared in this week’s edition and wish you had a copy of it for yourself? More...

Football

East posts year’s first win; Indians suffer shutout

West Seneca East’s football team will take some positive momentum into Friday’s homecoming contest — against rival West Seneca West, of all teams — after defeating Hamburg in a defensive struggle last Saturday, 7-3, for the Tr More...

Entertainment

Performance

fri. 8 & sat. 9  Circ De Dragons — Time honored Chinese tradition featuring the Golden Dragon Acrobats comes to WNY, 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 8; and 2 & 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9 at the Riviera Theatre, 67 Webster St. N. Tonawanda; $. More...

Festivals

sat. 9 & sun. 10  Psychic & Holistic Faire — Sixth annual event sponsored by Amy K’s Mystick Korner, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9 and Sunday, Oct. 10 at the Lewiston #1 F irehall, N. 6th St., Lewsiton; $. More...

Symphonic

fri. 8 & sat. 9  Lover’s Classics — The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra performers Florent Sc hmitt’s Suite No. More...

Business

Find your place in the exercise world at Yoga Universe

At Yoga Universe, students are encouraged to go with the feeling.   That’s the advice of owner Kathy Markousis, who has relocated her business to 8 St. James St., Depew, from Union Road in West Seneca, where she had operated since 2002. More...

Chamber of Commerce hosting speaker series

The West Seneca Chamber of Commerce has scheduled a speaker series for area business owners. The series will feature three speakers who will talk about different programs and resources for business owners. More...

Resident appointed to Canisius College Board of Regents

West Seneca resident Michael P. Hughes is among three newly appointed members of the Canisius College Board of Regents.   The board serves as an advisory group to Canisius President John J. Hurley and the college’s Board of Trustees. More...

Supervisor’s budget proposes tax decrease

Town Supervisor Wallace Piotrowski has proposed a 2011 budget that would lower the tax rate by 1.09 percent.   The $32.6 million spending plan, filed Sept. More...

Agreement OK’d between Burchfield, town

The West Seneca Town Board has approved an agreement with The Friends of the Burchfield Nature & Art Center that makes the facility a volunteer-run entity of the town. More...

Local News

In the military

Michael Fantuzzo of West Seneca has been promoted to the rank of specialist in the New York Army National Guard. He serves with Company A, 42nd Special Troops Battalion.   More...

Residents urged to sign up for NY Alert service

As Disaster Preparedness Month comes to an end, Erie County Executive Chris Collins and Emergency Services Commissioner Greg Skibitsky are reminding all residents to be ready, get a kit, make a plan and stay informed, as well as sign up for NY Alert More...

On the campus

Stephanie Smigiera of West Seneca was named to the dean’s list at Edinboro University for the spring semester 2010.   More...

Police Blotter

Shrimp wasted on truck

(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...

Education

College financing seminar scheduled

The College Financing Group has announced a date for the seminar “Make College Affordable,” to be presented by company co-founders Andy Leardini and Rick Ross, from 6:30 to 8:15 p.m. Thursday, Oct. More...

SUPPLY SURPRISE —

SUPPLY SURPRISE — Mike Buckenroth, right, a fifth-grade teacher at Potters Road Elementary, and Office Max store manager Eric Banach look over the $1,000 worth of school supplies donated Tuesday More...

RECOGNIZED

RECOGNIZED — Molly Webster of West Seneca has been named a commended student in the 2011 National Merit Scholarship Program. More...

Lifestyles

Students learn detective skills, receive credit

Criminal forensics is extremely popular these days. Just turn on the television, and one of the three versions of the “CSI” series is bound to be on at least one channel. More...

CRAFTY FUN —

CRAFTY FUN — Brothers Sean Wiley, 10, and brother Colin, 8, paint rocks Sunday at the Burchfield Nature & Art Center. More...

Youth, 8, bakes pie for Burchfield contest

Nathan Kowalski generally makes cakes, according to his mother, but then he decided to enter the pie-baking contest held Sunday during the Burchfield Nature & Art Center Fall Festival. More...