Weekly Feature



December 2, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Legislature restores funding for libraries, arts

The Erie County Legislature approved a budget plan on Nov. 30 that, if signed by County Executive Chris Collins, will fully restore millions of dollars worth of funding to libraries and cultural organizations. More...

Editorial

Community’s generosity evident during holiday season

Bee Editorial

While the economy remains slow to rebound, the holidays — despite this year’s seeming re-emphasis on spending — continuously prove to be a financial burden for many. More...

Spindle items

KIMBERLY McDOWELL

• TEENS GIVE BACK AT YMCA — The Southtowns Teen Leaders Club will collect toys for its annual Holiday Toy Drive between Monday, Dec. 6, and Friday, Dec. 17.   More...

Out of the Past

Mill Road Bridge

This photograph from 1905 shows the old Mill Road Bridge crossing over Cazenovia Creek from a view looking north toward Seneca Street. 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

Lady Trojan cagers looking for improvement

The veteran players on West Seneca East’s girls basketball team will be carrying a bit more of the load this season after a lower-than-usual turnout left coach Sam Gioia with a squad barely double digits strong.   More...

West’s GAA names October’s top athletes

The Girls’ Athletic Association of West Seneca West recently recognized Taylor Jaszka (volleyball), Leslie Keegan (soccer), Victoria Luongo (cross country), Kelsey Travers (field hockey), and Courtney Otto, Alicia Wheeler, Caitlin Morgante and More...

East boys basketball team looking to new sources for offensive output

Some familiar faces will be taking on new, or expanded, roles for West Seneca East’s boys basketball team this season after the Trojans lost their top two scorers among the six players who graduated off last year’s team.   More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Burchfield’s holiday open house set for Dec. 5 More...

Entertainment

Theater

thurs. 2  Once Upon a Celtic Christmas — The holidays have an Irish lilt filled with stories, music, song and dance. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday; and 2:30 p.m. Sundays through Sunday, Dec. More...

A Christmas Carol

now-December 19

Charles Dickens’ belov ed classic presented by Starry Night Theatre under the direction of L. Don Swartz. Performances: 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 2; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturdays; and 2 p.m. More...

Holiday

sat. 4 & sun. 5 Kenny G Holiday Show   More...

West Seneca takes a blow in lake-effect storm

The snow may have subsided for now, but residents of West Seneca continue to deal with the aftermath of the storm that caught the attention of national media. More...

West Seneca Cares for Kids to clothe 100-plus children this winter

The West Seneca Cares for Kids campaign has reported an end total of $7,353.57 raised in its first year’s effort to clothe needy children this winter. (See editorial on page four) More...

Winchester ‘detectives’ lead re-enactment parade

As part of an ongoing class history project, students at Winchester Elementary celebrated the 71st anniversary of their school’s opening on Monday with a parade and assembly that included several alumni and the school’s first principal. More...

Local News

‘Western New York’s Got Talent’

Woman uses past as steppingstone to brighten future of others

Everyone has a story, and Jeannette Jay has waited 65 years to tell hers. More...

Police identify suicide victim

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

Online contest awards $5K scholarship to college student

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

A local college student who used today’s technology for an online video contest will soon be able to pay off a large chunk of next semester’s tuition.   More...

Letters to the Editor

Legislature should focus on residents

As the county legislator for Williamsville and a section of Amherst, I take my responsibility as a local representative very seriously. During the Nov. More...

Police Blotter

Man enters getaway car after stealing diamond ring

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

Education

West Seneca students achieve academic honors at St. Francis

The following West Seneca students have achieved academic honors for the first quarter of the 2010-11 school year at St. Francis High School in Hamburg:   More...

‘Clinton Cares at Christmas’

Students and staff at Clinton Street Elementary will be collecting several items during its “Clinton Cares for Christmas” campaign to help local families in need this holiday season. More...

Photo

GIRLS NIGHT OUT — West Middle School recently hosted “Girls Night Out,” which offered a variety of free workshops for female students and an important adult in their life. More...

Lifestyles

Holiday cheer

Burchfield Nature & Art Center to hold open house

The Charles E. Burchfield Nature & Art Center will hold its first-ever holiday open house next week, with a number of activities for families to enjoy.   The free event will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. More...

Couple honeymoon in Hawaii

Jennifer Lynn Gorski married Nicholas Edward Gallardo during an afternoon ceremony on Saturday, Aug. 14, 2010, at Nativity of Our Lord Church in Orchard Park. The Rev. Ryszard Biernat officiated. More...

Torregrossa- Blaszak

Diana and Joseph Torregrossa of West Seneca announce the engagement of their daughter, Kara Torregrossa, to David Blaszek, son of Sharon and Thaddeus Blaszak, also of West Seneca.   More...

Business

Subway, St. Luke’s partner during Christmas

St. Luke’s Mission of Mercy is expanding its giving mission for the second consecutive Christmas season through a partnership with select Subway restaurants and the Buffalo Marine Corps.   More...

ElderWood’s ‘Warm Hands, Warm Hearts’ to keep 19,000 warm

ElderWood Senior Care will again host the “Warm Hands, Warm Hearts” campaign, a communitywide winter clothing drive that benefits the Salvation Army-Buffalo Area services. This is the second consecutive year for the partnership.   More...

Budget holiday expenses now to avoid financial trouble later

Unless you’re among a select group of people, sitting down during the holidays to create a budget is not on your “to do” list. More...