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October 14, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Bee Editorial

Downsizing: Let the voters decide

We in the United States still live in a democracy, right? We, the registered voters, have elected officials representing us at various levels of government. The Erie County Legislature is one group whom voters elect to represent them. More...

Spindle items

• BACK TO THE GRIND — I could bore every person who picks up this paper with the details of my whereabouts for the last six weeks, but I’m sure the truth of the matter is that residents are more concerned with what’s going More...

Proposed budget unveiled with no tax increase

There is no responsibility I take more seriously as county executive than the careful stewardship of county finances. Protecting and wisely spending taxpayer dollars speaks to the core of my mission as county executive. More...

Sports

Brockport’s Sarah Lawson helps self to national spotlight

East grad currently tied for second in assists among NCAA Division III women’s soccer programs

It certainly wasn’t West Seneca East graduate Sarah Lawson’s intent to be among the nation’s best setup artists when Brockport State College’s women’s soccer season began Sept. More...

East girls swimming team seeking better finish than earlier .500 goal

West Seneca East girls swimming coach David Papke entered the 2010 season with a reasonable expectation of finishing with a .500 record in dual meet action.   More...

Sports brief

Canisius College’s baseball program is planning a number of instructional-based clinics at the Koessler Athletic Center in the upcoming months, with the goal of increasing campers’ skill levels.   More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

West Middle PTO plans BW’s chicken barbecue More...

Business

Southtowns Radiology, Blu Spa team up for breast cancer awareness events

With October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, two local companies are teaming up to offer women extra incentive to be examined. More...

Better Business Bureau warns of online offers

The Better Business Bureau is warning consumers to be wary of free trial offers online for diet pills, work-at-home jobs and teeth whiteners among other products and services.   More...

BlueCross BlueShield WNY campus goes smoke free

Starting on Oct. 1, BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York’s headquarters/campus will go smoke free, which will make the company one of the largest Western New York employers to do so.   More...

Legislature downsizing referendum on hold

Board of Elections to challenge State Supreme Court ruling

Following a recent State Supreme Court ruling, it appeared that voters would have the opportunity to decide in November whether or not the Erie County Legislature should downsize. More...

Strolling along

During mild weather Tuesday evening, Nicole Fingerlow, left, pushes her infant daughter, Laila, 10 months, while her mother, Karen Siracuse, right, strolls alongside with 2-year-old Rainah inside the More...

Local News

Library to host ‘WrestleMania’ teen reading challenge

The West Seneca Public Library, 1300 Union Road, is hosting a “WrestleMania” teen reading challenge from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 18. More...

Explorer Post open house scheduled for Oct. 27

The Erie County Sheriff’s Office is offering an open house for its Explorer Post from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 27, at Erie Community College’s North Campus, 6205 Main St., Amherst.   More...

OP Transportation Department selling cookbooks to improve holidays for needy

In a little more than a month, the holiday season will be upon us, with the accompanying desire to help the less fortunate, as well as the emphasis on great food — a commonality for all seasons.   More...

Letters to the Editor

Paladino will get job done

Thirty-two years ago, I was a writer for Mayor Griffin creating proclamations for deserving people and responding to general correspondence by preparing drafts for the mayor’s approval and signature. More...

Police Blotter

Five hundred-pound ‘lion’ fracture’s foot

(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...

Lifestyles

‘Enjoy The Journey’

New gallery aims to take artists, visitors on journey

A Art is an expression and representation of its creator. Artists will often experiment with different mediums and styles for their own personal growth. More...

Third Friday coffeehouse scheduled at St. Peter’s

St. Peter’s United Church of Christ, 1475 Orchard Park Road, West Seneca, will hold its monthly third-Friday coffeehouse in the church’s fellowship hall on Friday, Oct. 15. More...

‘SNOWY DAY’ IN OCTOBER

‘SNOWY DAY’ IN OCTOBER — Nancy Ware, far right, president and founder of EduKids, reads Ezra Jack Keast’s “The Snowy Day” to a group of youngsters in the Yellow Duc More...

Entertainment

Theater

thurs. 14  Mary Poppins — The hit Disney/ Cameron MacKintosh Broadway musical comes to Buffalo beginning Thursday, Oct. 14. More...

Holiday

sat. 16  Haunted Fortress— Experience the dark side of Fort Niagara as ghosts and ghouls from the past walk among the historic buildings on Saturday, Oct. 16 at Old Fort Niagara, Youngstown; $. 745-7611, www.oldfor tniagara.org sat. 16 & sun. More...

Festivals

sat. 16  Earth-Spirit Expo — A whole-life exposition featuring reiki, massage therapy, alternative health methods, psychics and more, Saturday, Oct. 16 at Daemen Col lege’s Wick Center, 4380 Main St., Amherst; $. More...