Weekly Feature



December 16, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

West Senior alumni to host memorial hockey game

The alumni of West Seneca West Senior High School will be hosting an alumni hockey game in memory of former highway superintendent, Patrick Finnegan, who passed away suddenly in 2009.   The game will begin at 10 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. More...

Editorial

Bee Editorial

County budget should favor the majority

You don’t have to sit in the hot seat of Erie County Executive Chris Collins or be a county legislator to recognize the challenges that arise when planning a budget. More...

Spindle items

• IT COULD HAPPEN TO YOU — Whenever my father would come across a news article he deemed to be important, whether making a serious or sarcastic point, he would clip it out and circle the parts he thought were necessary for me to read. More...

Out of the Past

Manufacturing   past   More...

Police Blotter

Items mysteriously disappear during three-month period

Tuesday, Dec. 7   • A male resident reported that two unidentifiable males shoved him to the ground while he was walking through a Center Road parking lot. More...

Education

West Middle School posts honor roll

The following West Middle School seventh- and eighth-grade students have been named to the honor roll for the first quarter of the 2010-11 school year:   Grade 7   More...

PUPPETS AT POTTERS

PUPPETS AT POTTERS — TV personality Mike Randall speaks with one of his puppet “friends” before students and their families during the “Reading is Magic” show held recent More...

East Senior sends ‘Holiday Mail for Heroes’

West Seneca East Senior High School sent approximately 1,000 cards to U.S. military service members, veterans or their families this holiday season as part of the national “Holiday Mail for Heroes” initiative.   More...

Lifestyles

PEACE ON EARTH —

PEACE ON EARTH — The Ukrainian Catholic Liturgical Choir performs during the Christmas memorial service at St. Matthew’s Cemetery on Sunday. More...

‘If Christ had not come’

Many years ago, a Christmas card was published titled, “If Christ had not come.” It was based on the words of Jesus, “If I had not come ...” recorded in John 15:22. More...

Couple honeymoon at Niagara-on-the-Lake

Cassandra Lea Oertly married Peter John Schwab during an afternoon ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010, at East Aurora Christian Church. The Revs. Ralph Anderson and Amos Acree officiated. More...

WNY AmeriCorps prepares to sell property as ‘show of good faith’

WNY AmeriCorps officials said Monday that the agency will soon be selling one of its properties as a “show of good faith” to repay an outstanding balance owed to the Town of West Seneca.   More...

Collins, GOP smite Dems’ budget plan

All 154 of Erie County Executive Chris Collins’ vetoes to the Democratic caucus’s budget plan were upheld in Tuesday’s marathon legislative session, as all six Republican legislators sided with him. More...

Local News

Officials demand necessary funding from state for 911 services

Several area police chiefs joined Erie County officials last week to demand that Attorney General Andrew Cuomo end the raiding of 911 surcharge funds under the “Cuomo administration” and start filtering the earmarked money back to local More...

Flight 3407 families, legislators urge DOT to enforce airline safety provisions

Flight 3407 family members and area legislators are continuing to push for a quick implementation of the Airline Safety and Federal Aviation Extension Act of 2010, which was signed into law in August. More...

ADDING A TOUCH OF SPARKLE —

ADDING A TOUCH OF SPARKLE — Mason Smith, 8, and brother Ethan, 6, of West Seneca, string crystal beads onto homemade snowflake ornaments during Sunday’s “Breakfast with Santa,” More...

Letters to the Editor

WS Cares for Kids thanks community

The West Seneca Cares for Kids program would like to thank our community service organizations and the individual donors who helped make this year’s project a great success.   More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.I have lived in the Covington Gardens area of West Seneca for more than 50 years, and I’ve never seen the streets in worse condition than they are now. The highway department is a joke. We are completely snowed in. More...

Sports

Girls hockey flexes muscles against Lancaster

West Seneca’s new district girls hockey team, fresh off a win in its first-ever game, rode the emotional high of victory to a pair of lopsided conquests of Lancaster last week to improve to 3-0 overall.   More...

Winter sports previews to conclude

The Bee will wrap up its previews of the winter sports teams in next week’s edition by publishing a preview of East’s indoor track teams, as well as any previews that may have been missed the first time around. More...

Complete-game effort problems continue to plague Indian cagers

All last season, West Seneca West boys basketball coach Dan Chavanne waited patiently for the Indians to consistently put together four quarters of quality basketball.   Two games into the 2010-11 season, Chavanne is still waiting.   More...

Entertainment

Art

fri. 17  Rare Earth: Ceramics Group show — Featuring ceramic works both functional and decorative from Stephanie Dukat, Seth Rowitsch, Bruce McCausland, Susan Blumethal, Heather Morris and more. On display until Friday, Dec. More...

Performance

sat. 18  The Machine — Amer ic a’s top Pink Floyd tribute show, has forged a 20-year reputation of excellence, extending the legacy of Pink Floyd, while creating another legacy all their own. 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. More...

Comedy

thurs. 16-sat. 18  Kate “Funny Mommy” Davis — Canadian comic who finds humor in just about anyplace or any situation, 9 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 16 and Friday, Dec. 17; and 8 & 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. More...

Business

Tops employees honored for service

Several longtime associates of Tops Friendly Markets stores were recently recognized for their years of service. Awards were presented at Tops’ annual Years of Service event, held at Salvatore’s Italian Gardens. More...

Employers offered incentive program to hire unemployed

Unemployment insurance benefits expired for more than 130,000 New Yorkers this week. If no action is taken in Washington to extend the benefits, roughly 200,000 New Yorkers will lose the benefits by the end of the year. More...

WNY Dental Group welcomes partner doctors

Western New York Dental Group PC has announced the addition of five dentists to its partner group.   Drs. Kevin Apolito, William Crossetta, Joshua Hutter, Mara Mariani and Elizabeth May have joined the nine current partners in the group. More...