Weekly Feature



February 24, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

To save, change a life costs $20

Bee Editorial

Gerry Maciuba wants to return home and get back to operating his 36-year business that he loves. Tyler Lopes is determined to not only relearn how to walk, but to get back on the football field where he was destined to succeed. More...

Spindle items

KIMBERLY McDOWELL

EXAMPLE — To say I was appalled after reading the report for one of this week’s Police Blotter entries is an understatement. I refer to the Sunday, Feb. More...

Out of the Past

Mill race gate

In a photograph from the early 1900s, two brave young ladies stand atop the water control gate for the old mill race that once flowed from Cazenovia Creek near Mill Road. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

As a taxpayer in this town for more than 30 years, I am all for saving residents money and keeping expenses down, but the supervisor is going about it all wrong. I have many friends who are town employees, and I know firsthand what is going on. More...

Education

District schedules 18th annual Jazz Festival

Presale tickets available for April 7 concert

The West Seneca Central School District’s Music Department will host jazz pianist Gap Mangione and his trio as this year’s featured guest artist for Jazz Festival 2011. The concert will be held at 7 p.m. More...

HAVE A HEART

Fifth-graders Megan Matusiak, left, and Aaron Brown, part of Northwood Elementary’s “Shining Stars Club,” sort through donated goods for the club’s annual “Have a Heart” fundraiser. More...

St. John’s to host preschool open house

St. John’s Community Preschool, 3512 Clinton St., at Union Road, will host an open house and registration from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 26, and from 1 to 2:30 p.m. or 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 29. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

First Presbyterian hosts Irish social dance   More...

Entertainment

Special Events

thurs. 24 . American Red Cross Blood Drive — 2-6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 24 at Leon Studio, 5221 Main St., Williamsville; Free. 1-800-RED-CROSS. sat.  More...

Family Activities

thurs. 24 . Stories in the Woods — As part of the Story Hour series for preschoolers at the Julia B.  More...

Art

sun. 27 . 42nd Annual All High Exhibition — This juried competition is open to all high school juniors and seniors enrolled in secondary art programs throughout Western New York.  More...

Business

West Seneca Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year

Distributing quality products since the 30s

At age 9, Peter Certo arrived in the United States from San Pier-Niceto, Sicily, in search of the “American dream.” Certo’s brother followed him to the coal country of Western Pennsylvania, where a tragic accident claimed his brothe More...

Eric Mower Associates names Popp as partner

Mary Beth Popp, of West Seneca, has been promoted to partner at Eric Mower and Associates.  As director of brand public relations, Popp provides consumer-driven services for new product launches and established products and brands.  More...

MacSolutions Plus now accepting ‘E-waste’

Do you have old VCRs, fax machines, printers or other electronic devices collecting dust in your home?  These can be recycled for free at MacSolutions Plus locations, including its store at 10 Center Road, West Seneca, and in the Eastern Hills M More...

Amanda’s Law, one year later

Tuesday, Feb. More...

Next year’s proposed school budget shows ‘zero change’

by KIMBERLY MCDOWELL Editor   Officials from the West Seneca Central School District had reason to boast when they said last week that no positions are expected to be cut in next year’s proposed school budget, in addition to the total budg More...

Local News

Event benefits car-crash victim

An aspiring football star had to put his dreams on hold, perhaps permanently, when a car accident last fall hindered his ability to walk. More...

Driver charged in deadly crash

The 20-year-old woman believed to have been driving the car that rolled over several times Feb. More...

Erie 1 BOCES honors resident

Aaron McClellan, of West Seneca, was honored last week at the fourth annual Alumni Induction Ceremony, sponsored by Erie 1 BOCES.  McClellan attended the CISCO Networking Academy at the BOCES Potter Career & Technical Center in West Seneca w More...

Obituaries

Irene Guldan, bookkeeper

Irene Guldan (nee Salazar), 78, of Penhook, Va., formerly of West Seneca and Orchard Park, died Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011, in Lynchburg, Va.  Mrs. Guldan was born April 25, 1932, in Johnstown, Pa. More...

Sports

Controversial non-call prevents East boys hoops from ending regular season on three-game streak

West Seneca East’s boys basketball team raised the bar for a second consecutive year after closing out its regular season with wins in two of its final three games to finish 9-9 overall.  More...

Undermanned Lady Trojan cagers play tough before falling to crosstown rival

West Seneca East’s girls basketball team did the best it could with the hand it was dealt for last Wednesday’s regular-season finale against crosstown rival West, but in the end the Lady Trojans’ nearly non-existent bench was too la More...

West boys hoops team falls short in regular season’s final week

West Seneca West’s boys basketball team will enter the 2011 playoffs looking to rediscover its winning ways after dropping its final two games of the regular season to finish 7-11 overall.  More...

Lifestyles

Alumnus donates to West Senior

Aures provides photo equipment

Students in the West Seneca West Senior High School photography program are benefiting from the generosity of an alumnus.  Mike Aures, a 1960 graduate, has donated photography equipment that includes four enlargers, tripods, four or five 35-mill More...

Five from Troop 483 achieve rank of Eagle

Boy Scout Troop 483, based out of Reserve Fire Hall on Berg Road, West Seneca, recently held its annual Eagle Scout ceremony. A large contingent of the Scouts’ families were in attendance. More...

Community of Churches plans lenten journey

The West Seneca Community of Churches invites all community members to attend its annual Lenten Journey services this spring. This year’s theme, “Be Kind to One Another,” is based on Ephesians 4:31-32.  More...