Weekly Feature



February 3, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Gaughan targets State Senate

Activist Kevin Gaughan spent much of 2010 focused on dissolving village governments in Western New York.  In 2011, he’s aiming higher.  Gaughan has targeted the New York State Senate and Assembly for downsizing. More...

Editorial

Rookie’s efforts a testament to superior training

Bee Editorial

It wasn’t the grueling “cops and robbers” chase we see romanticized in the movies. There were no drugs involved, no weapons used and no high-profile criminals to be put behind bars. More...

Spindle items

KIMBERLY McDOWELL

SYNERGY — Last week, when I received the list of dates for upcoming Town Board meetings in 2011, my frustration hit new levels.  More...

Out of the Past

Lein’s Park Tavern

Lein’s Park operated from 1896 until 1922 on the current site of Houghton College off Union Road, on the south bank of Cazenovia Creek. The amusement park had many features, including a casino, bandstand, merry-go-round and zoo. More...

Police Blotter

Male schemes free ride from taxi service

Friday, Jan. 21   A resident on Tudor Boulevard was contacted by his credit card company after a suspicious purchase worth $7,000 had been charged to his account. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

Is it legal to park your vehicles on the sidewalk? I live on a heavily-traveled road where the police drive up and down constantly. There are always three to four cars parked across the sidewalk, and I’m wondering why nothing is ever done. More...

Sports

West edges East in rivalry battle

Boys basketball

West Seneca West’s Mike Jones proved to be too hard to contain for crosstown rival West Seneca East last Saturday, as the Indians won the latest installment of the battle on the boys basketball court, 55-46.  More...

Lady Indian cagers move to .500 in league play

West Seneca West’s girls basketball team pushed its winning streak to three games last week by posting a pair of close victories — including a 54-50 triumph of Clarence on Friday that led to the Lady Indians evening out their ECIC I recor More...

Photo

LENGTHY RACE — West Seneca West’s Robert Donowick comes up for air while competing in the 500 freestyle during the Indians’ 49-47 win over Williamsville South last Friday. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Southtowns YMCA hosts breast health program   The Southtowns Family YMCA will host a program for breast health and breast cancer awareness in collaboration with Susan G. Komen for the Cure. More...

Entertainment

Theater

thurs. 3 . Pirandello’s Wife — For 40 years, an insane asylum in Rome has been home to the wife of Italy’s most famous playwright.  More...

Family Activities

thurs. 3 . Stories in the Woods — As part of the Story Hour series for preschoolers at the Julia B. Reinstein Library by the Reinstein Woods, 10:30 a.m. More...

Special Events

thurs. 3 . Aspire Night on the Slopes — Hit the slopes to support children and adults with developmental disabilities. More...

Rookie debuts on police force by arresting two in alleged burglary

Roughly five weeks out of training, a “rookie cop” made his debut on the West Seneca police force by arresting two Buffalo teenagers in last week’s alleged burglary on Nash Street. More...

School District trains, aims to implement life science courses

Over the course of the last week, faculty throughout the West Seneca Central School District have attended two orientation programs that will eventually prepare them to foster learning for students seeking careers in the life sciences industry. More...

Official response

West Seneca East’s Cory Swift (21), left, and West’s Ty Verrastro (14) are separated during the first period of the crosstown rivals’ 2-2 tie Monday at the West Seneca town ice rink More...

Local News

Traveling history exhibition now open at Queen of Heaven

Queen of Heaven School has officially become a historical landmark — at least temporarily. More...

Alleged drug kingpin indicted last week

Believed by police to be a criminal mastermind behind a prescription drug ring that was busted last summer, Michael McCall was indicted by a federal grand jury last week.  McCall, 60, was indicted on the charge of continuing a criminal enterpris More...

New striping method to be used on Thruway

The New York State Thruway Authority is currently implementing one of the safest pavement striping programs available nationwide, according to officials.  The new pavement marking system, known in the industry as “Recess Triple Drop,&rdquo More...

Letters to the Editor

Attempts to demand better government

Gov. Cuomo recently encouraged the public to “demand better government.” In an effort to do just that, I and a small group of other committed citizens have regularly attended West Seneca Town Board meetings for the past nine years.  More...

Monday’s hockey game a success

On Monday, Jan. More...

Responsibility must be taken for issues

It seems every time someone questions WNY AmeriCorps, its officials — rather than respond to the questions being asked — feign outrage and make it out to be an attack on public service. This is simply not true.  More...

Education

Winchester students plan flea market to support Variety Kids

Winchester Elementary second-graders will sponsor a flea market to benefit the Variety Kids Telethon from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 11, in their school gym, 650 Harlem Road, West Seneca. More...

West Seneca Central School District

Board of Education petitions available

Petitions are available for residents interested in running for the West Seneca Central Board of Education in May.  Candidates must file a petition containing a minimum of 67 legal signatures and addresses with District Clerk Marlene Leone by 5 More...

Kindergarten registration kicks off this week

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

Lifestyles

(Happy New Year)

A celebration of family, tradition

I n his short story “A Child’s Christmas in Wales,” Dylan Thomas referred to Christmas as “a never to-be-forgotten day at the end of the unremembered year.” In the Chinese culture, Chinese New Year, or Spring Festival, h More...

Osteoporosis Support Group to meet Feb. 8

The Southtowns Osteoporosis Support Group will meet from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 8, at Westwood/Elderwood, 580 Orchard Park Road, West Seneca. More...

West Seneca West’s Drama Club presents: ‘Once on This Island’

Members of West Seneca West High School’s Drama Club will be performing the musical “Once on This Island.”  Showtimes are at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 9; Thursday, Feb. 10; and Friday, Feb. 11. More...

Business

East ESL grad opens sushi bar, hibachi grill near ‘five corners’

“Of the highest quality.” That’s the symbolism behind the word “tao,” and that’s exactly what Wu Dong hopes customers will find in his cuisine and service at Tao Sushi & Grill Japanese Steakhouse — the fl More...

Business brief

The West Seneca Chamber of Commerce has announced its 2011 board of directors. More...

Mercy Hospital joins nurse-led initiative

A team of nurses from Mercy Hospital in South Buffalo is joining seven other hospitals throughout Western New York in an effort to improve the quality and safety of patient care.  More...