Weekly Feature



March 31, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Exercise caution while driving and ‘move over’

Bee Editorial

With a tragedy such as the accident that claimed the life of New York State Trooper Kevin Dobson, thoughts often turn to how the situation could have been prevented.  More...

Spindle items

KIMBERLY McDOWELL

BEE FIT — It’s no secret we live in an electronic era — we’re glued to our TVs, gaming systems, computers and cellphones.  More...

Out of the Past

Ebenezer dam and millpond

The old Ebenezer dam and millpond on Cazenovia Creek can be seen during the winter in this 1912 photograph, which was taken on the Mill Road Bridge.  More...

Police Blotter

Cat food stolen; dog ordinance ignored

Friday, March 18   The manager of a Ridge Road store reported that two screws had been removed from the molding on a door in the rear of the building. It appeared as if the molding was removed in a failed attempt to jimmy the lock.  More...

Education

East Senior seeks veterans for annual program

West Seneca East Senior High School is looking for veterans of any conflict interested in volunteering for its annual “Hometown Heroes” program, scheduled for Friday, May 27. More...

Students take part in ‘Math Around Town’

Students from across the West Seneca Central School District in grades 5 through 8 recently took part in the annual Math Around Town competition at Kotecki’s, held March 8 and 9. More...

West Middle introduces ‘Parent Prescription’ to combat teen drug use

West Seneca West Middle School, in connection with Kids Escaping Drugs, is working to form partnerships with local pediatricians to see that parents get a new type of “prescription” when they take their children to the doctor. More...

Lifestyles

An Evening to Remember

WNYPBN annual spring fundraiser to be held April 9

Since her daughter, Sarah Suzanne, died Oct. 27, 2000, after living just four days, Cyndee Fahey of More...

St. Peter’s raises funds for ‘Medical Miracles’ in Africa

St. Peter’s United Church of Christ, 1475 Orchard Park Road in West Seneca, will host a “Medical Miracles for Africa” fundraiser at 7 p.m. Friday, April 1, in the church’s fellowship hall.  More...

Couple celebrate 50 years

Nancy and Robert Morey of West Seneca will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a family dinner at Dove Restaurant.  Robert Morey married the former Nancy Scheuneman on April 1, 1961, at Seneca Evangelical United Brethren Church in West More...

Business

Marrano marks 50 years with savings at Princeton Estates

While the Marrano companies were founded in 1956, the builder traces its first development in West Seneca to 1961, when Pasquale Marrano and his brothers started a new home-building venture in town.  More...

Darien Lake to hire through job fair

The Darien Lake theme park and water resort will be hiring for more than 2,000 positions for the 2011 season. More...

Events

Job fair to be held at Lancaster High School   More...

Town’s population decreases slightly in last 10 years

With last week’s release of the 2010 census data, West Seneca appears to be continuing on a gradual decline in population.   The town lost about 1,200 residents in the past 10 years, or a 2.63 percent decrease, according to 2010 U.S. More...

Local News

In wake of trooper’s death, police urge drivers to ‘move over’

Capt. Steven Nigrelli, New York State Police Zone 2 commander, remembers Trooper Kevin P. Dobson as someone who was quick with a joke and a smile.  “He had an innate ability to make you laugh and have fun. More...

Man charged with extortion, stealing car

West Seneca detectives arrested two people last week for their alleged involvement in forcibly stealing an Ontario woman’s vehicle and extorting $100 from her to regain it.  More...

Census numbers press start button for downsizing

Now that the census numbers have been released and the expected drop in Erie County’s population is confirmed, it’s time for the independent reapportionment committee to go to work on downsizing the County Legislature.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Ads targeting youth need to stop

When I was growing up, I was influenced not only by my family but also by friends, peers and neighbors. My family made it clear that smoking was bad for me. More...

Bee Heard

call: 632-0390

.To the person who thinks that a school superintendent has to be such an expert on how to run the school district, how come in other states they have one superintendent who runs all the schools, not just one little district? More...

Sports

2011 Boys All-Bee Team

MOST VALUABLE PLAYER

Phil Stasiak leaves Williamsville South basketball with several school records, but his intangibles on the court — more so than his ability to stuff the stat sheet — made him one of the Billies’ all-time greats. More...

2011 Girls All-Bee Team

MOST VALUABLE PLAYER

Corrin Genovese - Williamsville North Spartans Corrin Genovese is known for being a fantastic softball player, but she proved this winter why she’s one of the area’s all-time greatest basketball players. More...

All-Bee Team named; process explained

Being selected for the All-Bee Basketball Team is an honor that the recipients are proud to receive, not just because it looks good, but also because opposing coaches see how valuable a player each recipient is to his or her team.  More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Fish fry dinner benefits Allendale, playground   More...

Entertainment

Theater

thurs. 31 . More...

Family Activities

thur. 31 . After-School Escape — Children grades k-5 are invited to come and enjoy a one-hour program featuring a different, fun, outdoor activity, 4:30 p.m. More...

Special Events

fri. 1 . Dance Your Art Off — Give for Greatness fundraiser to support local art institutions. Music by DJ John Ceglia (The Saint, Studio 54) and local DJ Cutler, 9 p.m.  More...