Weekly Feature



March 10, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Modest tax increase proposed

Administrators and educators throughout the state are shifting nervously in their seats as the talk of layoffs continues. Extracurricular and educational programs face severe cuts. Residents are fearing major tax hikes. More...

Editorial

UB 2020 revisions should get nod from state

Bee Editorial

I t makes us optimistic about the future of education to note that our elected officials are driven to see the University at Buffalo’s 2020 plan come to fruition.  The State Senate recently passed the bill by a vote of 55-1, and the Assemb More...

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KIMBERLY McDOWELL

WITH SYMPATHY — I was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Gary Aeschbacher Sunday night.  Though I never had the opportunity to meet him in person, we corresponded several times via e-mail and phone during the last few years.  More...

Out of the Past

Rev. Asher Wright – Seneca missionary

On Nov. 9, 1831, Rev. Asher Wright (1803-1875) began his work as a missionary to the Seneca Indians, residing in the Buffalo Creek Reservation. More...

Police Blotter

Two lose money in scams; woman’s luck goes ‘flat’

Friday, Feb. 25   A male resident was caught attempting to steal more than $150 worth of personal hygiene products, including shampoo and razor cartridges, from Wegmans on Orchard Park Road.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Another day, another snowstorm has passed with no snowplows out before people go to work and school in West Seneca. The Town Board needs to investigate the poorly plowed streets this year for the sake of public safety.  More...

Education

On the campus

Nicole Ganger, of West Seneca, has been named to the dean’s list for achieving high honors during the fall 2010 semester at Roberts Wesleyan College. More...

Lifestyles

Spreading Happiness

West Seneca School District participates in hospice bouquet sale

Each year, Hospice Buffalo holds its annual spring bouquet sale, its biggest fundraiser of the year. This year marked the 25th anniversary of the event, and the support from the community was evident.  More...

Senior News

These activities are scheduled at the West Seneca Senior Center, 4620 Seneca St. For more information, call the center at 675-9288 or visit the town’s website at www.westseneca.net.  Friday, March 11   More...

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SAT PREP — Juniors Sarah Jesiorski and Stephen Greiner, respectively of Lancaster and Orchard Park high schools, prepare for the SAT on Saturday with tutor Kelly Hart, also a teacher at West Seneca West Senior. More...

Business

MacSolutions Plus hires pair of tech experts

MacSolutions Plus has added a pair of technology experts to assist customers in its two locations, inside the Eastern Hills Mall and at 10 Center Road, West Seneca.  Jennifer Wilger, hired as store lead, has 15 years of electronics experience. More...

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BUSINESS OF THE YEAR — Certo Brothers Kotecki’s. More...

Lowe’s stores partner with MDA for Shamrocks against Dystrophy campaign

For the fifth consecutive year, many Buffalo area Lowe’s stores are decking their walls in Irish-themed green, gold and platinum shamrocks mobiles in support of the Muscular Dystrophy Association. More...

Martin, former member of the Buffalo Sabres, dies in auto accident

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Web page enhances anti-bullying program

Facebook and video games and texting — oh my! More...

West Seneca to appeal People Inc. decision

The West Seneca Town Board voted on Monday to appeal the decision handed down by the State Supreme Court that would allow construction of a controversial People Inc. development.  More...

Local News

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‘ITZ-AN-HONOR’ — Helen Itzenplitz was honored by Assemblyman Mark Schroeder, D-West Seneca, on Sunday for her 36 years of service with the West Seneca Satellite of the Variety Kids More...

Veterans outreach program set for this weekend

Erie County Legislator Christina W. Bove, D-West Seneca, is announcing a veterans outreach program to be held from 9 a.m. until noon on Saturday, March 12, at the West Seneca Senior Center, 4620 Seneca St.  More...

Rotary sponsors ‘Bowl-O-Thon’

The Rotary Club of West Seneca will host its annual ‘Bowl-O-Thon” at noon on Sunday, March 13, at Wimbledon Bowling Lanes, 220 Center Road, West Seneca.  More...

Letters to the Editor

WS raises $50K for Variety Kids

West Seneca. The best place in New York to raise a family ... More...

East’s boys bowling deserves recognition

The West Seneca East Senior varsity boys bowling team won the New York State boys bowling championship in 2009. As a team, we traveled to White Plains and Rochester in 2008 and 2009 to participate in the state finals.  More...

Strong ‘pulse’ at Senior Center

On Wednesday last, I responded as a volunteer firefighter along with a few other (Emergency Medical Service) responders to a first aid call at the Senior Citizens Center on Seneca Street. More...

Obituaries

Louise E. Schmidt, secretary, teachers’ aide at Gardenville

Louise E. Schmidt (nee Neuburger), 82, of Jamestown, N.Y., died Monday, Feb. 28, 2011, at WCA Hospital.  She was born June 5, 1928, in Buffalo and is the daughter of the late Karl and Katarina Filsinger Neuburger.  Mrs. More...

Sports

West’s Sullivan finishes year undefeated against Section VI foes in 1,000

Indoor track states

West Seneca West sophomore Kalen Sullivan placed 12th in the 1,000-meter race in a personal best 2:36.91 to close out the 2010-11 indoor track season undefeated against Section VI competition with his performance at last Saturday’s state champi More...

Chojecki, Simone help team win national title

ECC men’s bowling

Erie Community College’s men’s bowling team picked up its 18th NJCAA national championship this past weekend, thanks to the help of some local standouts.  More...

ECC swimmers set school record at NJCAA championships

Erie Community College swimmers Rachelle Schmitt (Elma), Raena Koeppel (Cheektowaga), Julia Kaczmarek (Tonawanda) and Caitlin Schwinge (Amherst) set a new school record in the 200 medley relay when they finished seventh in 2:03.22 in this past Friday More...

Entertainment

Theater

fri. 11 . Jekyll and Hyde the Musical — The production, directed by Kim Petersdorf, will star Scott Mackmin as Jekyll/Hyde, along with Jessica Dows, Ashley Alaimo and Joe Fratello. Performances: 7:30 p.m. More...

Art

thurs. 10 . Art Lab — Emerging Leaders in the Arts Buffalo (ELAB) present a monthly artists show and tell event featuring Richard Tomasello. Open to all art and artists, 7-10 p.m. More...

Dance

thurs. 10 . Taylor 2 Dance Company — 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 10 at UB’s Center for the Arts, UB North Campus, Amherst; $. 645-2787, www.ubcfa.org . Swing Dance Thursdays — Take lessons, 6:30 p.m.  More...