Weekly Feature



November 11, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Legislature downsizing a victory for taxpayers

Last week, voters in Erie County overwhelmingly approved a proposition to downsize the Erie County Legislature from 15 to 11 members. More...

Get a flu shot at fifth annual Health Fair on Dec. 4

I hope you can join me at my fifth annual Health Fair from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 4, at the Southtowns Fitness Center, 2745 Seneca St. in West Seneca. More...

Don’t forget to thank a veteran

If you will be off from work on Thursday, thank a veteran. And even if you have to work, you should still thank a veteran. If you enjoy your freedom, thank a veteran. Are you catching my drift?   More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

(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...

Sports

Cross Country

Half dozen runners to represent district at states

West Seneca’s cross country community will be well represented at this Saturday’s state championships in Pawling after three East and three West runners qualified with their respective performances at the annual Section VI Championships 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...

GAMERS —

GAMERS — Thirtee n stu dents f rom We st Se neca Ea st, left photo, an d fou r stud right to compete in the 24th annual Empire State Games for the Physically Challenged.  More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Blessed John XXIII will host an electronics raffle from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, Nov. 12, at its hall on Flohr Avenue, off Seneca Street and Harlem Road. Tickets cost $20 each and includes food, beer and soda. More...

Entertainment

Speakers

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Tours

thurs. 11  Little Tykes Mini-Nature Camp: Turkey Time — Spend some time outdoors at Tifft Nature Preserve this Veterans Day. Nature games, crafts, hikes, snacks and more are in store. 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. More...

Performance

sat. 13  Trailer Park Boys — Building on the success of the hit Showcase television show - Ricky, Julian and Bubbles return to present the brand new live show “The Drunk, High and Unemployed Tour,” 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. More...

Police station to soon expand

Town offices find new home at Burchfield

Remodeling is now under way to move some town offices into the Burchfield Nature & Art Center, freeing up additional space in Town Hall for the West Seneca Police Department.   More...

Work begins on Legislature downsizing

With last week’s overwhelming vote to downsize the Erie County Legislature, the process to reduce the seats from 15 to 11 is about to begin.   But it’s a complex, multi-step procedure. More...

Local News

LEAF PICKUP

 LEAF PICKUP — Dan Sadowski rakes leaves Tuesday morning on Boncroft Drive as part of the West Seneca Highway Department’s leaf pickup crew. Photo by John Rusac Purchase color photos at www.BeeNews.com More...

LEARNING TOGETHER —

Kindergartners at Annunciation School in Elma spend a portion of their day enjoying interactive learning activities on the classroom’s SMART Table. More...

Meetings

The Town Board will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 15, in the courtroom at Town Hall, 1250 Union Road.   The School Board will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 15, in the gymnasium at West Elementary, 1397 Orchard Park Road.   More...

Letters to the Editor

Bove urged to not approve EC budget

The following letter, to Legislator Christina Bove, regards the Erie County budget and was signed by more than 300 West Seneca residents:   More...

Police Blotter

Stolen sump pump, damage at apartment building

(Editor’s note: The Bee’s police blotter is a sampling of unusual, sometimes humorous calls received by the police department.  More...

Education

East students inducted into French, Spanish honor societies

Nearly 70 students were inducted into the French and Spanish National Honor societies on Thursday, Nov. 4, at West Seneca East Senior High School. More...

Marching Band wins second consecutive state title

The West Seneca Marching Band has once again captured the Governor’s Cup in the New York State Field Band Competition at Syracuse University’s Carrier Dome.   The band won the state title in the Large School 3 Division on Oct. More...

Lifestyles

‘Rock It to Stock It’

Collecting food for the holidays

On Nov. 12, people will be rocking out to music at Page’s Paradise Island while collecting food for needy families across Western New York. “Rock It to Stock It,” a holiday food drive, will take place from 4 to 9 p.m. More...

NOCO Express, Nickel City event raises money for Food Bank of WNY

Throughout November and December, NOCO Express Stores will donate 10 cents from every cup of Nickel City Roast Coffee sold in-store to the Food Bank of Western New York.   More...

UNYTS plans November blood drives

Upstate New York Transplant Services Community Blood Service will hold several blood drives in West Seneca this month, all at the Southgate Neighborhood Donation Center, 1000 Union Road, including from:   • 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fridays, Nov. More...

Business

County creates law to assist searches for Alzheimer’s patients

The creation of a new local law, titled, “Erie County Silver Alert System” was unanimously approved by the Erie County Legislature during its Nov. 4 session. Sponsored by Legislator Edward A. More...

MACC to host drug drop-off program on Nov. 13

Mercy Ambulatory Care Center is hosting a Drive-through Community Pharmaceutical Drop-Off program for unused household medications from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13. More...

Milestones celebrated at McGuire Group facilities

West Seneca residents Lorraine Burek and Dawn Rothenberg respectively celebrated their fiveand 15-year anniversaries with the McGuire Group’s health care facilities.   More...