Weekly Feature



December 9, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Fatal accident claims life of Cheektowaga man, Iraq veteran

Justin Buchholtz, 29, of Cheektowaga, was pronounced dead Tuesday morning after being struck by a sport utility vehicle while attempting to cross Transit Road in West Seneca. More...

Editorial

Plenty of blame to share in AmeriCorps debt

Bee Editorial

It’s no secret that the Town of West Seneca has been out millions of dollars from Western New York AmeriCorps, the nonprofit that’s been scrutinized by residents since making its home in town in the early 1990s. More...

Spindle items

KIMBERLY McDOWELL

• SUPPORT YOUR OWN — I wrote an editorial last week on the community’s willingness to lend a hand when others are in need.   More...

Out of the Past

First West Seneca Central School Board

In 1946, West Seneca schools centralized by combining such districts as Gardenville, Winchester and Ebenezer into one school system. Pictured on June 5, 1946, is the first elected School Board of the then-new district. More...

Police Blotter

Thief remembers to lock front door on way out

(Editor’s note: The Bee’s police blotter is a sampling of unusual, sometimes humorous calls received by the police department. It is not intended to be a complete record of all incidents reported. 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

District team wins girls hockey debut

West Seneca’s first-ever girls hockey team needed all of two minutes to show that it plans to be a force to be reckoned with for years to come Monday night, as the team — it doesn’t have a nickname yet — defeated Kenmore&rsqu More...

Trojan grapplers eager to get season underway

Members of West Seneca East’s wrestling team have been unable to see where they stand against competition other than themselves, thanks to Mother Nature — which has made for a restless bunch of Trojans losing their patience while awaitin More...

Penalties proving costly for West hockey squad

Frustration has been the prevailing mood for West Seneca West’s hockey team in the early goings of the 2010-11 season.   More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Southgate gets into ‘Spirit of Christmas’   More...

Business

Tops’ first off-site WNY fueling station, Fresh Xpress opens in West Seneca

Tops Friendly Markets held a grand opening celebration Tuesday for the grocer’s first off-site fueling station and Tops Fresh Xpress store in West Seneca.   More...

USPS ready for holiday rush

The billions of letters, cards and packages people have begun mailing this holiday season shall be shipped quickly, efficiently and with the utmost care, according to the U.S. Postal Service. More...

Medicare changes for 2011 from State Insurance Dept.

The New York State Insurance Department says seniors who rely on Medicare should be aware of changes for 2011 that may affect their health care benefits. More...

WE REMEMBER

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Army veteran and Pearl Harbor survivor Jim Terry, of West Seneca, attended Tuesday’s Pearl Harbor memorial service at American Legion Post 735. The event, usually held outdoors, took place inside due to inclement weather. More...

Thruway Authority: ‘We apologize’

The New York State Thruway Authority faces changes in the wake of a serious traffic jam during last week’s heavy snowfall.   More...

Local News

Winter Wonderland: West Seneca digs out from snow storm

CLEARING THE PATH — Tom Morris of Lyndale Court rediscovers the sidewalk in front of his house on Friday while using a snowblower to move some of the 30 inches of lake-effect snow the town received between Dec. 1 and 3. More...

Town to move forward with AmeriCorps lawsuit

The West Seneca Town Board on Monday unanimously approved a motion to move forward with a lawsuit against the not-for-profit organization Western New York AmeriCorps. More...

CHRISTMAS CHEER

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Six-year-old Brooke Guindon shows off her stuffed Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer doll to Betty Priore, left, and Nancy Kurpisz, during the West Seneca Historical Society’s holiday open house on Sunday. More...

Letters to the Editor

Plowing appreciated but not as frequently

The West Seneca Highway Department deserves a heartfelt thanks for its work in snow removal during the recent lake-effect storm. More...

Police deserve help from county, state

About this December 2010 snowstorm — it snowed a lot, more than 3 feet in some places, and wind. Cold, but it’s Western New York.   But it’s time to review this mess a lot closer.   More...

Education

West Seneca School Board approves agreement with Chinese school district

In an effort to make its students more aware of the global society, the West Seneca School Board has approved a three-year cooperative agreement between the district and the Education Bureau of Hebei District in Tianjin, China, the country’s th More...

Student designs new logo for Alternative Learning Center

The Alternative Learning Center in West Seneca recently held a contest for students to design a new logo to be used on school apparel. Students who were interested designed a logo, either digitally in the graphic design class or by hand. More...

Christmas programs at South Buffalo Catholic Schools

The three campuses of the South Buffalo Catholic School, attended by West Seneca students, will each hold various Christmas programs this month. A schoolwide Christmas program will be held at 12:15 p.m. Monday, Dec. 13, at the St. More...

Lifestyles

Middle school students find dramatic outlet

Youth Theatre

Many young people today feel overwhelmed with the stress from schoolwork and find a need to release these feelings. The West Seneca Youth Theatre provides that outlet. More...

ST. PETER'S COFFEEHOUSE

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Amber Ozark, shown above at a recent performance, is this month’s featured musician for the third-Friday coffeehouse on Friday, Dec. 17, at St. Peter’s United Church of Christ, 1475 Orchard Park Road. More...

West Seneca man to co-chair Camp Weona’s Strong Kids

Tom Pellerite, of West Seneca, and Blake Walker, of Buffalo, have been named co-chairs of the YMCA Camp Weona 2011 Strong Kids Campaign.   Pellerite and Walker will lead the branch’s efforts to raise $60,500 by March 1. More...