Weekly Feature



November 25, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Board weighs benefits of district Facebook page

The West Seneca Board of Education discussed the pros and cons of creating a district Facebook “fan page” at a work session on Monday, Nov. 22. More...

Editorial

ESG cancellation triggers greater loss for New York

Maybe it’s a good thing Lou Reuter isn’t around to see what a debacle his beloved Empire State Games have become. More...

Spindle items

KIMBERLY McDOWELL

• MORE TURKEY, LESS MUSIC — Call me Scrooge, but nothing irks me more than turning on the radio and hearing several different stations broadcasting Christmas music when Thanksgiving has not yet occurred. More...

Out of the Past

West Seneca Baseball Club

This photograph from circa 1944 shows members of the West Seneca Baseball Club. The men dressed in civilian clothes standing in the center are George Heusinger, left, and former town Supervisor Art Witzig, right.   More...

Police Blotter

Polish flag, baby shoes among items that distract drivers

(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

(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

Fashion students design, create wedding dress

Students enrolled at the Potter Career and Technical Center in West Seneca combined efforts to bring a modern-day wedding dress to life, with the gown soon to be auctioned at the Festival of Trees fundraiser for Women & Children’s Hospital of B More...

Schools schedule holiday, winter concerts

The West Seneca Central School District’s Music Department has slated the following dates and locations for the 2010-11 holiday and winter concerts:   • Tuesday, Dec. More...

Annunciation collects for Food Bank

Students at Annunciation School in Elma are collecting nonperishable food items, which will be donated to the Food Bank of WNY in an attempt to bring Channel 2 meteorologist Andy Parker and his “Weather Machine” to the school.   More...

Lifestyles

Guiding Eyes

West Seneca family celebrates graduation of guide dog in training

People who are visually impaired have difficulty walking around and getting from place to place on their own. To help overcome these difficulties, they often turn to a guide dog. More...

November: ‘It’s not all gloom’

What do you do with November? One of my friends once said it’s the worst month — increasingly dark and cold, blowing in the promise of more months of cold weather here in Western New York. More...

Wzontek-Chapin

Dorothy and Stephen Wzontek of Clarence announce the engagement of their daughter, Leanne Leslie Wzontek, to William Bradley Chapin II, son of Norma and William Chapin of Lancaster. More...

Business

BBB offers tips for online shopping

Shopping online can be a wonderful experience. You gain an almost-unlimited supply of buying opportunities, avoid the running around and even find the most obscure item for sale. More...

Engineer’s design gains international attention

Gerald J. Spyche Jr. was recently honored with the Engineered For Life Award for co-developing the Enivation 8 Aircraft Seat Actuation System, presented by ITT Corporation of White Plains, NY. He is e employed at ITT Enidine/Enivate Inc. More...

Events

IAAP December meeting scheduled for Salvatore’s   More...

Police identify suicide victim

A 38-year-old town resident has been identified by West Seneca police as the man who committed suicide Sunday afternoon by setting his car on fire. More...

Power outage temporarily affects school, businesses

Two transformers were reportedly “blown out” Monday morning in West Seneca — one on Orchard Park Road and the other on Main Street — which caused a temporary power outage to a school and several nearby businesses and homes. More...

Local News

Winter Empire State Games are back on

Future of Olympic-style event in financial limbo

The flame hasn’t gone out quite yet for those looking to participate in the winter games hosted each year in Lake Placid.   As of Thursday, it was reported that the 2011 Winter Empire State Games will be held as planned. More...

West Middle ‘Thanksgivers’ help feed the needy

Students at West Seneca West Middle School were granted permission to wear a few “forbidden” items to school in exchange for donating toward a worthy cause.   More...

Harrington likely winner of town justice race

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

Letters to the Editor

‘Anti-war’ not best term for protestors

I am writing in response to the article which appeared in the Bee regarding the Patriot Guard Riders, a group of veterans, motorcyclists and others who attend the funerals of members of the U.S. More...

Union Road parcel ideal for apartments

We see another possible eyesore in town if something doesn’t happen with the former Gillogly Chevrolet parcel, located at 1777 Union Road.   More...

Southtowns YMCA thanks sponsors

The Southtowns Family YMCA in West Seneca would like to extend its thanks to its community sponsors. Because of their support, the Southtowns Family YMCA was able to run a successful Co-Ed Youth Basketball League this past season. More...

Sports

West's Courtney Otto wins pair of titles

Girls swimming states

West Seneca West senior Courtney Otto has swum in some big meets and posted some spectacular results in the past, but Saturday marked a first — a pair of individual state championships.   More...

East names October’s Athletes of the Month

The West Seneca East Varsity “E” Club and Girls Athletic Association recently named their respective Athletes of the Month for October, honoring Owen Krezmien, Sam Wodowski, Bayley Zubler, Nate Lawson, Andy Smigiera, Julia Suriani, Mered More...

Town Wreckers cruise to win at swim meet

The Town Wreckers Swim Team (TWST) sent more than 100 members to the annual Kiwanis/ East Aurora Swim Meet Nov. 7 and dominated the competition, scoring 2,176 points to second place East Aurora’s 1,250.   More...

Entertainment

Theater

fri. 26  Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some!) — Three actors perform every Christmas story ever told as well as Christmas traditions from around the world and every carol ever sung. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Fridays; 4 p.m. More...

Family Activities

thurs. 25  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, Nov. More...

Special Events

fri. 26 Fairgrounds Festival of Light The holiday tradition continues at the 6th annual Fairgrounds Festival of Lights. Experience this event with the entire family and start a new tradition. More...