Weekly Feature



January 20, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

UB 2020 proves cooperation yields results

When the region’s elected leaders got together last week to sign a document that will be sent to the governor’s office to assist the University at Buffalo’s 2020 plan, we were proud.  More...

Spindle items

KIMBERLY McDOWELL

CRUISE FOR A CURE — The single-digit temperatures might not be the only reasons West Seneca residents are looking forward to the summer. This year’s Relay For Life is only months away, and the countdown has already begun.  More...

Out of the Past

Julius Lankes’ woodcut

Julius J. Lankes (1884-1960), brother of former town historian Frank Lankes, was a remarkably creative artist most known for his woodcuts. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

It’s been snowing since 6 last night, and it’s now 9 a.m. on Wednesday morning, and the streets have still not been plowed. This is ridiculous. More...

Sports

Defensive strategy pays off for Indian cagers

West Seneca West’s boys basketball team stuck to its plan of shutting down Alden’s outside shooters when the two teams met in non-league action Saturday, and it proved to be a winning strategy as the Indians triumphed, 56-28.  More...

SCBA registration slated

The South Cheektowaga Baseball Association (SCBA) will be holding registration for the 2011 season from 12 to 3 p.m. Sunday, January 23 and 30, at the Alexander Community Center, 275 Alexander Ave., Cheektowaga.  More...

‘W’ Club names December’s top athletes

West Seneca West’s Varsity “W” Club recently released the identities of its Athletes of the Month for December: Garrett Saunders, Adam Johnson, Josh O’Connor, Jason Hess and Mike Jones.  More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

St. Peter’s United Church of Christ, 1475 Orchard Park Road in West Seneca, will hold its monthly third-Friday coffeehouse and open mic session in the church’s fellowship hall at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 21. More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 20 . After-School Escape — Featuring an outdoor activity for children grades K-5, 4:30 p. m. Thursday, Jan. 20 at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Dr., Depew; Free. More...

Theater

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Regional premiere of Tony nominated musical by Hunter Bell and Jeff Bowen about two young songwriters in New York City trying to write a show about… well… two young songwriters in New York City! More...

LAM foundation presents ‘Evening of Hope’

When you look at her, she appears healthy. If you saw her run, you would never know. More...

Scott’s retirement opened door for Harrington

For the last 33 years, Richard B. Scott held the position of West Seneca town justice. Many thought he would continue in that role, for a few more years at least. More...

Local News

Legislative delegation unites to assist UB 2020

The Western New York Legislative Delegation on Friday said it would be submitting a letter to Gov. Andrew Cuomo to ensure that the main elements of the University at Buffalo’s 2020 plan be incorporated into the state’s 2011-12 budget. ) More...

Police, Secret Service charge three in ‘skimming’

A multijurisdictional investigation of “skimming” in New York and Pennsylvania led to the arrest of three suspects last week in West Seneca.  More...

Male charged with DWI, tampering with evidence

A 26-year-old male was arrested on Sunday for allegedly driving while intoxicated. He also was charged with tampering with evidence after he flushed a small bag, allegedly containing cocaine, down the toilet.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Federal government, town also to blame

The Jan. 13 editorial about WNY AmeriCorps stated that the supervisor said he’s been told by other sources that AmeriCorps possesses nearly $1 million in cash, some of which could be used to pay its debt. More...

Police Blotter

Woman loses $180K-plus in phone, lottery scam

A Seneca Creek Road woman sent several money transfers, totaling more than $180,000, to 14 unknown suspects through Western Union. The victim was told the money was for “insurance” installments toward a $5 million prize that she allegedly won. More...

Education

Kindergarten registration to begin in February

Kindergarten registration for the West Seneca Central School District will take place throughout the month of February.  More...

Champions honored at Northwood Elementary

Northwood Elementary’s Character Council Committee recently hosted a Breakfast of Champions to honor students who demonstrated consistent effort or showed improvement during the first marking period.  More...

Global Awareness Book Club to meet Jan. 26

The West Seneca Schools Global Awareness Book Club invites new members to join the group at its next meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. More...

Lifestyles

East Elementary’s MTA will perform ‘The Wonderful Wizard of Oz’

Students in East Elementary’s Musical Theater Academy will take audiences “Over the Rainbow” with their production of “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz,” by Michele L. Vacca and arranged by Classics on Stage. More...

Student photography show on now at BNAC

The Student Photography Show is currently on display at the Burchfield Nature & Art Center, 2001 Union Road. The work will hang in the gallery through Feb. 17. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon to 3 p.m. Sundays. More...

A new year — now what?

By now, you’ve put away all the Christmas decorations, and the house looks a little bare.  You’ve exchanged presents for your size, re-gifted the ones you don’t want and donated the rejects to your favorite charity.  But t More...

Business

Higgins: Additional $196.5M in HEAP funds

According to Rep. Brian Higgins, the state will receive an additional $196.5 million in Home Energy Assistance Program block grant funds from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. More...

Events

‘Straight Talk’ seminar set at Convention Center   More...

Workshop provides parents with strategies for homework hassles

With step-by-step solutions to some of the most common homework hassles, a free workshop will be presented by Huntington Learning Center of Western New York, located at 3071 Union Road, on the border of West Seneca and Orchard Park.  “Home More...