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December 23, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Replacements TBD for retired positions

Another one bites the dust, so to speak, in West Seneca. During the Town Board’s Monday night meeting, members accepted the resignation of the town’s longtime disaster coordinator, Michael J. Kerl. More...

Editorial

Federal tax agreement could start the job engine

could start the Even though voters sent a clear and unmistakable message on Nov. More...

Spindle items

• THE LITTLE THINGS — This year, my family somehow managed to designate me as the sole decorator of the Christmas tree, which used to be a family tradition for the five of us.   But with one sister under the   More...

Bee Editorial

Goodwill of holiday season should be evident all year

The holidays are a time for us to reflect upon what we have accomplished throughout the past year. They also provide us with an opportunity to set our goals for the coming year. More...

Education

East Elementary goes ‘Around the World’ during holidays

Chopping down the perfect tree, embellishing it with tinsel and surrounding it with neatly wrapped gifts is just one of several longstanding rituals society practices in celebration of the Christmas season. More...

Students ‘read and rumble’

Fifth- and sixth-graders from across the West Seneca Central School District participated in the third annual Reading Rumble competition on Dec. 17 at Kotecki’s. More...

SUCCESS —

  SUCCESS — On Thursday, the Erie County Legislature honored members of the West Seneca Marching Band with a proclamation for their recent success, including having captured the Governor’s Cup in the New York State Field Band Competition for the More...

Lifestyles

'All I want for Christmas'

East Elementary students share holiday thoughts

There is no more exciting time of the year for little boys and girls than the holiday season. The thought of piles of presents for them to open makes their eyes grow wide with excitement. More...

Holiday choral concert at Fourteen Holy Helpers

“An Epiphany Lessons and Carols” will be presented at 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 2, at Fourteen Holy Helpers Church, located at 1345 Indian Church Road (corner of Union Road). . More...

Winchester Church benefit concert

Pastor Thomas Dalbo, left, created artwork out of chalk during the Dec. 17 benefit concert at Winchester Community Church. More...

Business

Kaz Companies recognized by national magazine

The Kaz Companies, of West Seneca, has been named one of the Top 200 Exterior Contractors in the nation by the Qualified Remodeler Magazine.   The annual list honors the top contractors who specialize in exterior home improvements. More...

Business brief

The Erie County Soil and Water Conservation District will host two Erosion and Sediment Control training workshops for construction site contractors and developers to meet training requirements of the NYS Stormwater Construction General Permit 01- More...

People in the news

Rick Travers of West Seneca has been appointed vice president of Enterprise Architecture at Fidelis Care’s Amherst-based Western Region Office. More...

Officials say people make West Seneca ‘Best Place to Raise Kids’

When you dig through the politics and get past the cold winters, West Seneca is more than just an “OK” place to live — apparently, it’s at the top of the list for “Best Place to Raise Kids” in New York State. More...

Tax cut legislation gets mixed reaction

President Barack Obama on Friday signed into law a two-year extension of Bush-era tax cuts, just one day after the House of Representatives approved the legislation.   More...

KEEP AWAY

West Seneca’s Kristen Sikorski, left, brings the puck up the ice while being defended by Amherst/Sweet Home’s Missy Mallon during the teams’ 3-3 tie Dec. 15 at the Northtown Center at Amherst. More...

Local News

West Seneca Masons serve as Hillside’s ‘Special Santas’

Judging by the generous donations recently made by the Masonic Lodge No. 1111, it’s safe to say the West Seneca-based group is living up to its honor as 2010’s Service Organization of the Year.   More...

State, county on prowl for drunk drivers

’Tis the season to drink and be merry, but not while operating a motor vehicle. Law enforcement officials from local to state levels are combining efforts to crack down on drunk driving during the holidays.   Erie County   More...

NYSEG, RG&E get new look Customers to get same service

New York State Electric and Gas and Rochester Gas & Electric customers will soon see a new logo on their monthly bills. It’s the first step in a multiphased plan to update the brands with a new look.   More...

Police Blotter

Police pull over health-conscious driver

Friday, Dec. 10   • A male reported that his wallet was removed from his unlocked vehicle while parked in the Southtowns YMCA lot on Southwestern Boulevard. The wallet contained $50 cash and various debit and bank cards.   More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

Just want to say thank you to the group, the wonderful group of boys and girls who put on a beautiful breakfast with Santa. They were all kind, gracious and very patient with the children. More...

Sports

Veterans looking to lead West’s boys bowling

West Seneca West’s boys bowling coach Matt Marinaro believes there is a lot of room for improvement, record-wise, with the 2010-11 installment of his team after the majority of last season’s squad returns with an additional year of exper More...

Travel baseball registration slated

The West Seneca Youth Baseball program is holding registration for for all divisions of its travel programs at the Kiwanis Youth Center in Centennial Park, 50 Legion Parkway in West Seneca, on the following dates: Saturday, Jan. More...

NICE TRY

NICE TRY — West Seneca East’s Andy Smigiera uses his body to shield the ball from JFK defender Ryan Kowal during the Trojans’ 62-56 victory Monday at JFK High School. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Epiphany lessons and carols will be presented at 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 2, at Fourteen Holy Helpers Church, 1345 Indian Church Road, at the corner of Union Road. More...

Entertainment

Art

ongoing now-December 30    Artful Gifts — On display through Thursday, Dec. 30 at Art Dialogue Gallery, 1 Linwood Ave., Buffalo; Free. 885-2251, www. wnyag. com   More...

Holiday

sun. 26  Living Nativity — Walk through event of the journey to Bethlehem, features live animals, Children’s Choir of Angels and more, 6-8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 26 at St. Gregory the Great Roman Catholic Church, 250 St. More...

Comedy

sat. 25  Comedy Sportz — teams may change Clean enough for your Grandma, funny enough for a bachelor party. It’s time to see what you’ve been missing as the Blue Cheezes take on the Red Hot Wingz, 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. More...