Weekly Feature



March 17, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

CEO Lazzara resigns from AmeriCorps

In a letter written Monday, Mark Lazzara announced his resignation from his position as chief executive officer of Western New York AmeriCorps.  More...

Editorial

CO scare at hotel should prompt law amendment

Bee Editorial

More times than not, first responders have said the majority of calls relating to carbon monoxide are caused by faulty detectors. More...

Spindle items

KIMBERLY McDOWELL

SLÀINTE — Holidays like St. Patrick’s Day come with their ups and downs.  More...

Out of the Past

Broom Factory

This house, which once stood on Olean Avenue near Mineral Springs Road in the Winchester section of West Seneca, was formerly the location of a broom factory. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Can someone tell me, now that gas prices are so high, who pays for the gasoline in the fire chief vehicles driven all over town? If it’s taxpayer money, and it needs to be stopped.  More...

Obituaries

Shirley Fredricks, religious education teacher, volunteer

Shirley Fredricks, 75, of The Villages, Fla., died Wednesday, March 2, 2011.  A longtime Western New York resident, Mrs. Fredricks had lived in Cheektowaga and Orchard Park.  More...

Sports

East names February’s top athletes

The West Seneca East Varsity “E” Club and Girls Athletic Association recently announced that Andy Smigiera, Mitch Skrabacz, Austin Powers, Colin Schrier, Joe Morrone, Hailey Glynn, Danielle Boyd, Leah Waccienga and Melissa Schaumloeffel w More...

ECC’s Ted Chojecki qualifies for USBC bowling championship

West Seneca resident Ted Chojecki, an Erie Community College sophomore who bowls for the Kats, earned a spot at the upcoming 2011 United States Bowling Congress Intercollegiate Singles Championships with his performance at last Thursday’s Inter More...

West indoor track squad names award winners at annual banquet

West Seneca West’s indoor track team officially closed the books on its 2010-11 season Monday with its annual team awards banquet at Kotecki’s Grandview Grove.  More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

‘Hymns for the Hungry’ to be held at Winchester   More...

Business

State warns consumers against costly tax preparer choices

Taxpayers considering a refund anticipation loan or refund anticipation check should consider lower-cost or free alternatives.  That’s according to the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance and the New York State Consumer Prote More...

ElderWood raises $12K for Variety Kids

Residents of ElderWood Village at Westwood were on hand at the West Seneca Satellite’s live auction, held last week, to present their check for $1,163 for the Variety Kids Telethon.  In total, residents from Elder- Wood’s 12 nursing More...

Paper balloons to benefit hospital

Wilson Farms has once again launched its paper balloon campaign to benefit Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo. More...

CO fumes endanger 12 at Hampton; no detectors

The high level of carbon monoxide present at the Hampton Inn on Ridge Road last week was identified by its guests, not a detector.  (See editorial on page four)  More...

Photo

ROCK-N-JOCK — West Middle School teacher Mike Barone covers Vincent Dell’Oso, principal of East Middle, during Friday’s Rock-n-Jock charity event. More...

Local News

Campaign chair credits community for success

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

For two consecutive years, Patrick Broadwater has served as chair of the YMCA’s Strong Kids Campaign. More...

Two arrested in joint narcotics investigation

Two residents were arrested last week following a joint investigation conducted by narcotics officers from West Seneca and Buffalo. More...

Officers recognized for saving, protecting lives

Out of the thousands of calls West Seneca police responded to last year, many of them were considered “routine.” But Chief Edward Gehen said even those daily, routine calls are just as important to his department as the life-threatening s More...

Police Blotter

Driver takes breath test but doesn’t trust machine

Friday, March 4   Patrol stopped a vehicle with an expired inspection sticker displayed in its windshield on Harlem Road. The driver’s license was found to be suspended.  Total calls received: 47  Saturday, March 5   More...

Education

On the campus

John Acevski, of West Seneca, has been named to the dean’s list for the fall 2010 semester at Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.   More...

Lifestyles

National Quilting Day

Local spinners, quilters to display talents at Burchfield

The designs quilters sew into their quilts are just as unique as their personalities. More...

Art Society seeks applicants for Spring Art Show

The West Seneca Art Society invites local painters, sculptors and photographers to be a part of its Spring Art Show at the Burchfield Nature & Art Center, 2001 Union Road.  The show will run from Sunday, April 3, through Monday, May 9. More...

Southtowns YMCA offers preschool open house

The Southtowns Family YMCA is once again offering preschool programming for children ages 2-5 years old.  An open house will take place between 10 a.m. More...

Entertainment

Theater

thurs. 17 . Aunt Dan and Lemon — Wallace Shawn’s play explores the relationship between young Lemon and her family’s larger than life friend Aunt Dan. More...

Family Activities

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Literature

thurs. 17 .Northside Writers Group — Join the group in discussion and informal readings, 7 p.m. Thursday, March 17 at Crossroads Lutheran Church, 4640 Main St., Amherst; Free.  More...