Weekly Feature



February 10, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

One hundred days of school

Ava Barth, a kindergartner in Jean Kishbaugh's class at West Elementary, participates in a call-and-response activity during the school’s “Racing Our Way to the 100th Day” countdown More...

Editorial

‘Favors’ should be left out of politics

Bee Editorial

A few jaws dropped Monday night when the town supervisor refused to approve an appointment because he didn’t get a favor returned. More...

Spindle items

KIMBERLY McDOWELL

LOVE IS IN THE AIR — I’ve never been a fan of Valentine’s Day; I think it’s a Hallmark holiday that steals your money and makes you look like a fool for thinking a box of chocolates and stuffed teddy bear is the way to a woman More...

Out of the Past

West Seneca: 1866 map

In 1866, the Town of West Seneca included what is now the City of Lackawanna, which is referred to as “West Seneca P.O.” shown in the lower left of the map. The land didn’t separate to become Lackawanna until 1909.  More...

Police Blotter

Father to press charges against son for theft

Police responded to a pawn shop on Transit Road in West Seneca after a Lancaster male attempted to sell a 190-piece tool set, which he stole from his father. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

Regarding the caller who thinks the highway department is doing such a wonderful job, I see the highway department cleaning the roads and doing the job they are paid to do. More...

Sports

East places eighth at ‘A’ championships, Indians take 12th at ‘AA’ portion of meet

Boys swimming

West Seneca’s two boys swimming teams hit the water in Sweet Home’s pool at different times this past weekend for the ECIC Championships, with the Trojans finishing eighth in the “A” division and West placing 12th in the &ldqu More...

District’s boys, girls teams all win

Hockey

The boys and girls hockey teams in the West Seneca school district all posted wins in their most recent games this weekend in a show of force with the postseason just around the corner. More...

West boys basketball tops Orchard Park

A 16-3 outburst off the opening tip allowed West Seneca West’s boys basketball team to show Orchard Park that it meant business Monday, as the Indians picked up their second league win by defeating the Quakers, 57-44.  More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

The United Methodist Women of Covenant United Methodist Church will meet at noon Thursday, Feb. 10, for “brown bag lunches.” The church is located at 539 Main St. The group’s business meeting will follow at 12:30 p.m. More...

Entertainment

Theater

thurs. 10 . Our Town — Thornton Wilder’s drama starring Michael Breen, Sarah Averill McFadden, Daniel F. Torres under the direction of L. Don Swartz. Opens 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 10 and continues 8 p.m. More...

Special Events

thurs. 10 -sat. 12 . Night Lights at The Gardens — The interior of the Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens will be illuminated with theatrical and interactive lighting for this event.  More...

Family Activities

thurs. 10 . 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...

Supervisor denies promotion; board members deny favor

Council members refused to play the game of politics Monday night when Supervisor Wallace C. Piotrowski asked for a favor in exchange for approving an appointment. More...

School Board approves new Academy

Life science is a growing field in Western New York, and the West Seneca School District is looking to capitalize on it.  At Monday night’s Board of Education meeting, the members approved a partnership between the district and the Univers More...

Local News

Governor addresses budget, restoring economy in area visit

Gov. More...

CRASH CADILLAC

  Guitarist Don Vaccaro, of the band Crash Cadillac, entertains the crowd Saturday night during the 50s dance, sponsored by Vigilant Fire Company and SAL Squadron 735 American Legion. More...

Kennedy, Senate approve property tax cap

Sen. Timothy M. Kennedy, D-West Seneca, expressed his support last week for Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s property tax cap program bill by co-sponsoring the legislation to help push the tax cap through the Senate.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Loyalty to town, not AmeriCorps

With all the articles that have been in the news lately concerning WNY AmeriCorps and its director, I felt compelled to write a follow-up.  More...

Contracts should protect consumers

It’s time the laws are changed to protect the consumer in the event a contractor does not honor a written contract.  In October 2007, I contracted with a longtime West Seneca business to side our home. More...

Education

Academy of Visual Arts visits Albright-Knox

Classes from the Academy of Visual Arts at West Seneca East Senior High School recently found an appreciation for several exhibits when they visited the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in downtown Buffalo. More...

District slates budget presentation

The West Seneca Central School District’s Board of Education invites community members to its annual budget presentation at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17. More...

Registration for Universal Pre-K begins in March

The West Seneca Central School District will hold registration in March for its Universal Prekindergarten program for the 2011-12 school year.  Children who will be age 4 by Dec. More...

Lifestyles

Hearts of Hope for Karma

Benefit to help cancer-stricken mother

In 2005, 38-year-old Karma Wylie’s life was changed forever when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. She had a double mastectomy, but her cancer continued to spread. More...

In the military

Marie Kveen, chief petty officer with the U.S. Navy, recently reported for duty at Navy Recruiting District Dallas, located in Irving, Texas. Kveen is a 1982 graduate of West Seneca West Senior High School. She is the daughter of Joan E. More...

Eagle Scout installation

Boy Scout Troop 616 of West Seneca will soon install a new Eagle Scout onto the Troop’s Wall of Fame at Northwood Elementary on Saturday, Feb. More...

Business

M&M Fast Track Learning Center ‘sprouts yoga,’ promotes well-being

Being a student can be just as mentally exhausting and physically taxing as most adults feel in the working world. More...

Shriver not only educates, he inspires

West Seneca Chamber of Commerce Educator of the Year

“To sincerely develop a sense of personal worth in every student.” That is part of the mission statement that Thomas Shriver Jr. created for himself when he entered the realm of education nearly two decades ago. More...

Business briefs

The McGuire Group is acknowledging David R. Scherr for his five years of service at the Seneca Health Care Center in West Seneca, where he currently works within the maintenance department. Scherr resides in Cheektowaga with his wife, Jenny.   More...