Weekly Feature



April 21, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Add your name to end an epidemic

Bee Editorial

Families Against Texting While Driving, like many other advocacy groups, was born out of tragedy and heartache. Kelly Cline’s staunch efforts to ban the highly-dangerous and deadly habit that claimed the life of her son are admirable. More...

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KIMBERLY McDOWELL

MAKING IT RIGHT — In October, The Bee reported on former West Seneca attorney Kenneth P. More...

Out of the Past

West Seneca police, 1918

The West Seneca Police Department is shown in this photograph from 1918. Seated is Chief Christian Schudt, who also served as the town’s supervisor from 1902 to 1903 and again from 1910 to 1921. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

Since when can we use our yards as used car lots? There is a gentleman on Seneca Street who has a different car out there every week. He makes money on his lawn selling cars. I didn’t know that was allowed in West Seneca without a permit. More...

Sports

West girls track wins Alexander Invite

West Seneca West’s girls track team sent an early — and loud — message to the rest of the local track community by winning this past Saturday’s annual Alexander Invitational in Genesee County: the Lady Indians are legit and on More...

East boys tennis claims first win in over a year

With a lineup featuring many new faces, West Seneca East’s boys tennis team did something last Monday than it did not do a single time last spring — win a match. More...

West baseball ends long league drought

West Seneca West first-year baseball coach Mike McCowan did something in just four games that hadn’t been done in well over a season — guided his team to a divisional victory.  More...

Lifestyles

‘Get hungry for that night’ as Dining Out For Life returns to Buffalo

II f you think nothing interesting ever happens on Tuesday nights, Dining Out For Life will help break the monotony — and for a worthy cause. More...

Rain, rain, go away...

Brian Blandin and Mitchell Krah, both seniors at West Seneca West, paint one of three barrels to be installed today on the northwest corner of the Burchfield Nature & Art Center. More...

Help fight AIDS by dining at...

Bistro Europa .... 884-1100 50 percent donation. 484 Elmwood Ave. Blue Monk .... 882-6665 727 Elmwood Ave. Boomerang’s 5 & 10 ....  More...

Business

County warns against HSBC scam

In the latest telephone scam — the second such scam to target Erie County within the last month — victims receive a text message alert supposedly from HSBC which says there’s a problem with their account. More...

Rotary’s centennial draws visit from international president; West Seneca member to attend gala

For the first time in 25 years, the president of Rotary International will visit the area on Thursday, April 28, to celebrate the Rotary Club of Buffalo’s 100 years of service to Western New York.  More...

Photo

Maj. Robert Dixon discusses how the Salvation Army has serviced the needy in 102 countries around the world since 1865. Dixon served as guest speaker during the West Seneca Rotary Club’s April 13 meeting. More...

Historian pens, signs book on town history

The Town of West Seneca used to be one of the few communities without an “Images of America” book, a collection of archived photos that celebrates the history of a particular neighborhood or town, and easily recognized for its sepia-tone More...

Fast track to success

West Seneca East’s Josh Carbone, middle, pulls ahead of Iroquois’ Ben Wutz, left, and Matt Ridge en route to placing third in the 100-meter dash during the Trojans’ 80-61 loss Tuesd More...

Local News

Garden City Growers sets Easter egg hunt

Garden City Growers, 117 French Road, West Seneca, will host a free children’s Easter egg hunt on Saturday, April 23.  Children ages 3 to 6 can search for hidden eggs at 11 a.m., and children ages 7 to 10, at 1 p.m.  The first 100 chi More...

Four contenders, three seats, two incumbents

Board of Education

Four candidates will run for three open seats on the West Seneca Board of Education in the May 17 district election.  They include incumbents Janice E. Dalbo and Robbin D. More...

Lightning strikes Shell Fab

Three West Seneca fire companies responded to an early morning fire on Wednesday.  West Seneca police said the incident occurred around 1:15 a.m. at Shell Fab and Design on Clinton Street, near French Road.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Thanks for making event a success

The “Families Touched by MS” crew would like to thank everyone who attended our annual fundraiser, “Tropical Dreamin’.” We had a record crowd, and everyone seemed to enjoy the festive event.  More...

Police Blotter

Intoxicated driver admits to hit-and-run

Monday, April 11 A woman was arrested after she attempted to steal several items from Tops on Orchard Park Road. The suspect began crying when she removed the goods from her purse. More...

Education

ARTWORKS II

West Senior’s Elyssa Harper, a junior, designed this invitation on behalf of the West Seneca Central School District to announce an opening reception for “Artworks II” from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 6, at the Albright Knox Art Gallery. More...

Harm earns ‘Mr. West’ title; event benefits Relay, student groups

Eight senior students at West Seneca West High School treated friends, family and community members to an entertaining evening of performances at the third annual Mr. West Competition on April 14. More...

BPO honors teacher for excellence; student to receive scholarship

A West Seneca music teacher has been selected for a 2011 Award for Excellence in Music Education from the Buffalo Philharmonic and Erie County Music Educators Committee.  More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Spring art show exhibit at Burchfield   The West Seneca Art Society will present the “Spring Art Show” at the Burchfield Nature & Art Center, 2001 Union Road. The show will run now through Monday, May 9. More...

Entertainment

HOLIDAY

sat. 23 . SEAster egg hunt—The Aquarium of Niagara’s annual SEAster egg hunt will be held from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Saturday, April 23 at 701 Whirlpool St., Niagara Falls; $.  More...

Family Activities

thurs. 21 . Spring is here! — Stories, songs and snacks will be offered to children ages 2-5, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 21 at the Clarence Public Library, 3 Town Pl., Clarence; Free.  More...

Announcements

 Call for AUDITIONS — Interviews for Shakespearience, (Shakespeare in Delaware Park’s high school apprenticeship program) are scheduled to be held from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. More...