Weekly Feature



February 17, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

New programs planned at Burchfield center

The Charles E. Burchfield Nature & Art Center, located at 2001 Union Road, West Seneca, will host the following classes and activities this spring:  Winter Break Camp: 1 to 3 p.m. Monday, Feb. 21, through Friday, Feb. 25.  More...

Editorial

Morals, ethics needed in government

Bee Editorial

Chris Lee’s resignation last week as representative of the 26th Congressional District was a shock to the nation as well as our area. More...

Spindle items

KIMBERLY McDOWELL

LEE-DERS NEED MORALS — When The Bee’s Lancaster/ Depew editor received a mocking photograph of the Chris Lee “scandal” from an area laundromat, my co-workers and I got a good chuckle out of it. Then we put it away. More...

Out of the Past

Railroad yard crew

Since the first line came through in 1867, railroads have played a major part in the history of West Seneca. Featured are several unidentified members of the yard crew of the Pennsylvania Railroad. More...

Obituaries

Arthur J. Donley, former West Seneca principal

Arthur J. Donley, 85, of West Seneca, died Monday, Feb. 7, 2011, at Mercy Hospital.  Mr. Donley was born Aug. 12, 1925, in Buffalo. He graduated from South Park High School and earned a master’s degree in education from Canisius College. More...

Sports

Boys hockey

West wins playoff preview; East earns split in final two

It wasn’t the prettiest of games, but West Seneca West’s boys hockey team was able to find a way to emerge from last Sunday’s regular-season finale with Grand Island — which turned out to be a preview of one of the Federation playoffs’ opening-round More...

Pair of school records fall as West girls win indoor track’s Team Championships

West Seneca West’s girls indoor track team won its fifth Section VI indoor track Team Championship meet this past Saturday at Fredonia State College behind a pair of school-record-setting performances. More...

Lady Indian cagers win two of four

West Seneca West’s girls basketball team found itself mired in one of its busiest stretches of the season last week, playing four games in seven games — and coming away with wins in two of them. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

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. More...

East boys basketball playoff opener moved to West Middle

West Seneca East's boys basketball team earned its first home playoff game in nearly a decade last week, even if the game's surroundings convince fans otherwise.  More...

‘Senator on Your Street'

Kennedy kicks off new program in West Seneca

Sen. Timothy M. Kennedy, D-West Seneca, will visit the West Seneca Senior Center on Friday, Feb. 18, as part of his new constituent services program known as “Senator on Your Street.” More...

Local News

Honor a veteran, ‘Buy a Brick’

The West Seneca Veterans Memorial Park was developed to honor all veterans who served the United States by giving their time and, for some, their lives in military service for their country.  More...

Taxpayers must file for exemptions by March 1

The Town of West Seneca Assessor’s Office would like to remind all taxpayers that the deadline for filing all exemptions is March 1.  According to Assessor Kandace Wittmeyer, the following are key documents needed for most exemptions:  More...

Fundraiser to benefit car-crash victim, East graduate

A benefit will be held for Tyler Lopes from 6 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Feb. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

I think this year the town workers have done an exceptional job with the snow plowing. The superintendent is doing a marvelous job and he is deserving of the position. More...

Education

Music students to perform at All-County music festivals

The following West Seneca students have been selected to perform at the 2011 Erie County Music Educators Association’s Elementary, Junior and Senior High music festivals, which will take place in March. Elementary Concert: March 5 More...

Erie 1 BOCES: Auto students place in regional competition

In January, automotive students from across Western New York convened at Erie Community College’s Vehicle Technology Training Center to compete in a regional contest. More...

East to host ‘Celebrate Learning’ night

West Seneca East Elementary will celebrate by hosting a “Celebrate Learning Night” from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 10, at the school, located at 1415 Center Road. This year’s event is themed “Many Faces, Many Places ... More...

Lifestyles

'I can!' — West Middle School challenges students to improve themselves

In an effort to improve student reflection and achievement, the “Schools to Watch Committee” at West Middle School recently held an “I can” challenge. More...

As Lenten Journey approaches, ‘our hopes turn to spring’

As I sit down to write this column in the midst of a blast of winter in February, the temperature is in the teens and the wind is blowing, but the sun is bright and the sky is blue. These are the doldrums days when our hopes turn to spring. More...

Ebenezer UCC hosts Irish harpist

Ebenezer United Church of Christ, 630 Main St., will host a Celtic harp concert, titled “Songs from the Pubs of Ireland,” at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. More...

Business

McCabe honors ‘responsibility’ to community

West Seneca Chamber of Commerce — Citizen of theYear

“When you live and work here, you have a responsibility to do the best you can in your job and for your community.” Following the words of Dale J. More...

Discount cards equal ‘big savings’

Erie County residents have collectively saved more than $1 million at the pharmacy counter with a discount prescription drug program sponsored by Erie County government since spring 2010.  According to the County Executive’s Office, more t More...

Ray Laks’ sales consultant earns national recognition

Chuck Riso, a sales consultant for Ray Laks Honda in West Seneca, was recently honored by the American Honda Motor Company Inc. More...