Weekly Feature



November 18, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Town appoints Finbar as property appraiser

The West Seneca Town Board made a provisional appointment of Erik Finbar as property appraiser, in addition to holding a public hearing on a local dog licensing law on Monday.   More...

Editorial

Bee Editorial

Families needed to welcome children

As Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah and other holidays draw near, many people’s thoughts turn to the time they will be spending with family — cooking a turkey, opening presents under the tree and making time to connect with each other. More...

Spindle items

• CALLING ALL HISTORY BUFFS — The West Seneca Veterans Committee is asking for help as members seek historical background information on the vintage World War I cannon that sits inside St. Matthew’s Cemetery on French Road. More...

Out of the Past

Digging potatoes

West Seneca’s agricultural heritage can be seen in this 1916 photograph of William Elliott as he guides his horses, Billy and Maud, while they dig for potatoes. More...

Education

Academy of Finance students place at Stock Market Challenge

West Seneca Academy of Finance students emerged among the top performers at the 2010 Stock Market Challenge, sponsored by Junior Achievement of WNY on Nov. 9. More...

Community Education offers two winter courses

The West Seneca Community Education Office is accepting registration for the following two courses this winter season:   “Parent/Child Hockey” offers an introduction to hockey during the formative years for children ages 4 to 5, More...

Winchester Elementary to celebrate 1939 opening

On Nov. 29, students at Winchester Elementary will recreate the parade that opened the school on Harlem Road in 1939. They also will be honoring Richard Ferrand, the school’s first principal, who will be turning 100 years old in January. More...

Lifestyles

BE PREPARED: Red Cross offers winter safety tips

With the advent of winter comes the potential for sudden severe snowstorms and other emergencies. It is important for people to be properly equipped to deal with such situations. More...

YMCA: Registration accepted for adult leagues

The Southtowns Family YMCA, located at 1620 Southwestern Blvd., West Seneca, is now accepting registration for its adult volleyball and soccer leagues. Registration will be accepted now through Dec. 19 for the volleyball league. More...

Women’s Respite Program offers relief to the stressed

Most of us cherish our vacation time as a chance to relax, de-stress, take a break from our busy lives and return with new energy. But many of the lowest-income people never get such an opportunity. More...

Business

Amanda Hansen Foundation, Roy’s Plumbing partner to save lives

When Ken Hansen's daughter succumbed to accidental carbon monoxide poisoning in 2009, he vowed not to rest until he's done everything humanly possible to prevent the same tragedy from happening to others. And so his mission continues. More...

Protect identity as ATM ‘skimming’ grows

Even if you’re choosy about which ATM to use, the Better Business Bureau warns that you can easily become a victim of identity thieves who place seamless devices on machines to steal debit card information, better known as “skimming.&rdq More...

PROMOTIONS —

PROMOTIONS — Al Repertorio, left, has been promoted to vice president of sales and marketing at Network Task Group Inc. in West Seneca. Repertorio has more than 25 years of experience within the communications industry. More...

Harrington likely winner of town justice race

Board of Elections Commissioner Ralph M. Mohr said today that Jeffrey Harrington is believed to be the winner of the West Seneca town justice race. More...

Empire State Games are back on

EXCLUSIVE TO THE WEB

As of Thursday afternoon, it has been reported that the Winter Empire State Games will be held in Lake Placid as planned. More...

School Board honors top 10 seniors, band

The West Seneca School Board formally recognized the academic top 10 seniors from both high schools at its meeting Monday night.   The students began the meeting by leading the Pledge of Allegiance.   More...

Local News

Patriot Guard provides relief for grieving families

For the past six years, a nationwide group has been supporting the families of military personnel killed on active duty. The organization of motorcycle riders gathers from across the country to honor the memories of these men and women.   More...

Town website revamped

The recent launch of the modernized website for the Town of West Seneca now offers a more user-friendly search engine, in addition to enhancing its aesthetic appeal and updating content.   More...

Veteran receives Purple Heart, overdue recognition

He waited 66 years, but the recognition finally came. More...

Police Blotter

Man prefers to sleep on ‘left side of the road’

(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 Heard

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 states

West’s Needham joins elite company

West Seneca West senior girls cross country team co-captain Chelsea Needham became just the second Lady Indian to win a Section VI Class AA and ECIC Division I individual title, and be the top Section VI female finisher in the Class AA race at state More...

TREO Fitness to hold free Turkey-Busting’ workouts

It may have a name that makes you think it’s exclusive, but for anyone looking to burn off the thousands of extra calories they’re likely to consume on Thanksgiving Day, there’s a free option coming your way.   More...

Registration underway for YMCA’s Turkey Trot

YMCA Buffalo Niagara has begun early registration for the 115th annual YMCA Turkey Trot.   The event, being held Thanksgiving morning, Thursday, Nov. More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

St. Peter’s to hold third-Friday coffeehouse More...

Entertainment

Performance

thurs. 18 & fri. 19  Away In The Basement — Featuring The Church Basement Ladies, 2 & 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 18; and 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 19 at the Riviera Theatre, 67 Webster St., N. Tonawanda; $. 692-2413, www.rivieratheatre.org fri. More...

Theater

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Special Events

fri. 19 - Sun. 21  Kenan Arts Council’s Holiday Gift Show — Featuring 48 quality artisans, 5-9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 19; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20; and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. More...