Weekly Feature



January 27, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Head-on collision claims life of West Seneca woman

A 31-year-old female resident was pronounced dead, West Seneca police said, following last week’s head-on collision on the Ridge Road bridge over the Thruway.  The incident occurred around 5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. More...

Editorial

Superintendent made right decision to close schools

Bee Editorial

School administration and other officials made the best decision possible on Monday to close West Seneca schools, despite there not being a flake in the sky. More...

Spindle items

KIMBERLY McDOWELL

TRUTH IN TRAGEDY — It takes a lot to move me emotionally. When I heard the news of the massacre in Arizona, I felt deeply saddened.  More...

Reapportionment Committee should fear the gerrymander

DAVID F. SHERMAN

The call has gone out from Erie County Hall, seeking the names of persons interested in serving on the latest unofficial branch of government: the Advisory Committee of Reapportionment to the Erie County Legislature.  More...

Police Blotter

Police track lobster thief from footprints in snow

Friday, Jan. 14   A Buffalo male was taken into custody after patrol stopped his vehicle for operating with snow-covered plates on Indian Church Road. The male was found to have an outstanding warrant out of West Seneca.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

I want to thank the Town of West Seneca for keeping the West Seneca Soccer Park clear of snow so myself and my dog can get out and walk. More...

Sports

Garrett Saunders rolls West’s first 300

Bowling

West Seneca West junior Garrett Saunders achieved something back on December 28 that no one can ever repeat — he rolled the first perfect game in school history.  More...

WSGSL registration nears end

The West Seneca Girls Softball League will be holding its final round of registration for the upcoming 2011 season from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, January 29, at the West Seneca Kiwanis Youth Center, 50 Legion Drive. More...

East girls bowling evens record at 4-4 with close victory

West Seneca East’s bowling team continued to surprise some of its opponents this season by moving to 4-4 in the ECIC Division II standings with its 4-3 win at Hamburg.  More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Save on YMCA memberships in January   People who join the YMCA during the month of January may save up to $100 on memberships. In West Seneca, the closest branch is the Southtowns Family YMCA branch, 1620 Southwestern Blvd. More...

Entertainment

Special Events

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Film/Video

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The Buffalo Soup-Fest

sun. 30

More than 30 vendors will compete in more than 12 categories, ranging from best potato soup to spiciest concoction, with attendees casting their votes. A chili tasting, children’s activities and celebrity taste challenge also will be featured. More...

Trojan Nation to overtake hockey rivalry

East club promotes school pride

East versus West. Those are the only words needed — if they’re even needed at all — to rile up the participants any time West Seneca’s crosstown rivals meet up on an athletic field. More...

Making waves

West sophomore Chris Fritschi comes up for air while swimming the breaststroke portion of the 200 IM during the Indians’ 54-44 win over crosstown rival West Seneca East on Tuesday. More...

Local News

Student photographers honored at Burchfield

The Student Photography Show, currently on display at the Burchfield Nature & Art Center, opened with a well-attended reception on Jan. 16 to support young photographers. More...

From West Seneca to West Africa, Rotary crusades for clean water

The Rotary Club of West Seneca has been reaching into West Africa for four years to fight against what members call “the horrors” of water-borne illnesses in drinking supplies. More...

West Seneca man one of two arrested, charged with grand larceny

East Aurora police have arrested Kevin Sapp, 36, formerly of Seneca Street in Buffalo, and Eric Schmidt, 34, of Seneca Street in West Seneca, in connection with the theft of property from former Buffalo Bills’ quarterback Jim Kelly.  More...

Letters to the Editor

WNY AmeriCorps: past to present

In the early ’90s, West Seneca was one of the first municipalities to embrace national service as a means for delivering services to their region through Youth Corps programs, and later AmeriCorps programs, operated through its Youth Bureau. More...

Tobacco marketing should be reduced

Our youth are more than ever influenced by marketing, and at a younger age, for such “must-have” materials or consumable items as a specific style or brand name of shoes, T-shirts, hats, soft drinks or cigarettes.  Yes, cigarettes.&n More...

Education

FAFSA workshop offered for college-bound students

As part of SUNY’s statewide Financial Aid Days, several programs have been designed for prospective college students and their parents to answer questions and provide assistance regarding the financial aid application, types of aid available an More...

Northwood’s Shining Stars sponsor ‘Have a Heart,’ SPCA fundraiser

Northwood Elementary Shining Stars, which is composed of fifth- and sixth-grade students, are sponsoring the annual “Have a Heart” fundraiser from Jan. 31 through Feb. 18. More...

Sacred Heart sets open house on Jan. 30

Our Lady of the Sacred Heart School, 3144 Abbott Road, Orchard Park, will host an open house from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 30. Parents are invited to tour the school and meet with teachers. More...

Lifestyles

SUPPORT OUR TROOPS

American Legion Post 735 seeks names of WS soldiers

In an effort to show their support, members of American Legion Post 735 are seeking the names of West Seneca soldiers deployed overseas and are collecting items to send to them. More...

Johnson-Ritter

Mary and Mark Johnson of East Amherst announce the engagement of their daughter, Katie Johnson, to Jimmy Ritter, son of Tammy and Rick Ritter of Lowell, Ind.  Miss Johnson graduated from Williamsville South High School in 2006 and Indiana Univer More...

Canisius concert pays tribute to Flight 3407 victims

Canisius College will host a concert by the chamber ensemble ANA to pay tribute to those who lost their lives in the crash of Continental Flight 3407.  The event — held on the eve of the two-year anniversary — will begin at 8 p.m. More...

Business

Page 1 Preschool celebrates 20 years in preparing youth for kindergarten

Open house scheduled for Feb. 5 at both locations

Staying ahead of the curve in education isn’t the easiest of tasks, especially in New York State where officials constantly raise the bar to increase the standard of excellence. More...

Cheektowaga man spurs Higgins’ fight to reduce RX drug costs

When Cheektowaga resident Jerry Wazny contacted his local congressman with concerns for a Medicare co-pay program, the congressman listened.  Rep. More...

‘Monopoly Collect and Win’ game now on at all Tops locations

As of Monday, Tops Friendly Markets is inviting customers to play “Monopoly Collect and Win,” based on the popular Hasbro board game Monopoly.  Customers can participate by obtaining a free game board at any Tops location. More...