Weekly Feature



May 5, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

East’s boys lacrosse squad becomes first area team to beat Hamburg in four years

Redemption.  That was the word West Seneca East boys lacrosse coach Jim Maisano used to describe goalie Zach Palkowski’s effort Monday, as the senior netminder turned aside 12 shots — and erased the memory of one of his worst outings More...

Editorial

Police crack down on seatbelts during May

Bee Editorial

Perhaps it’s human nature to take more risks when we feel safe. When we get behind the wheel and reach our destination without hindrance, we start to take our safety for granted a bit more each time.  More...

Spindle items

KIMBERLY McDOWELL

WHERE IS YOUR JACKET? — That’s just one of the many gems my mother has consistently asked my sisters and me since childhood. We’re now in our 20s, and she still asks. More...

Out of the Past

Blacksmith shop

Shown in this circa 1910 photograph is the blacksmith shop that once stood on the northwest corner of Seneca Street and Union Road. At the time, it was operated by Andrew Bouckhouse. More...

Police Blotter

Ice cream, soda thieves among suspicious activity

Monday, April 25 The project manager for the new builds on Chancellor Lane said wiring that was coiled and in place to be connected to a panel box had been cut from two homes. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

I wonder what the supervisor is trying to hide by trying to get the town board meetings to last less than 30 minutes. Something must be up. More...

Sports

Trojans’ boys lax wins two of three before spring break

West Seneca East’s boys lacrosse team geared up for its recent run of strong efforts — which included a victory over league rival Hamburg this past Monday — by posting victories in two of its three games played the week before sprin More...

West girls track produces standout performances

West Seneca West’s girls track team sent some of its top athletes to compete among the best of the best last Thursday through Saturday at the annual Penn Relays, which was attended by more than 350 schools from all over the United States, as we More...

East boys track fares well at Dunkirk Invite

Four individuals and one relay qualified provisionally for sectionals last Saturday based on their performances for West Seneca East at the Dunkirk Track Invitational.  More...

Lifestyles

Curtain Call

Students’ time in Youth Theatre draws to a close

During the production of a play or musical, people often step up and do more than they are asked to make the show the best it can be.  Kathy Kogut, executive director of the West Seneca Youth Theatre, said many students who have been involved wi More...

Mother’s Day dinner planned at Masonic Lodge

The West Seneca Masonic Lodge No. 1111 will sponsor its annual Mother’s Day dinner from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 8. More...

St. Peter’s UCC plans free spring concert

St. Peter’s United Church of Christ will present a free spring concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 15, in the church sanctuary, located at 1475 Orchard Park Road in West Seneca. More...

Business

Union Concrete aids in waterfront construction

Union Concrete and Construction Company, based in West Seneca, has been selected to assist three other agencies in the $6.1 million Buffalo waterfront project.  According to Rep. More...

Meals on Wheels recognizes West Seneca volunteers

Each year, Meals on Wheels for Western New York pays tribute to its longtime volunteers.  The nonprofit, which provides home-delivered meals to the homebound elderly and disabled in Erie County, honored its 20-, 25- and 30-year volunteers at its More...

Benefit set for longtime Marrano employee

Resident in need of kidney transplant

A benefit for Donna Gawronski, who is in need of a kidney transplant, has been planned for 5 p.m. Friday, May 13, at the Ironworkers Local 6 Hall, 196 Orchard Park Road, West Seneca.  More...

Bin Laden’s death met by surprise, new questions

Gary Kadow loves being retired and living in The Villages, the sprawling Florida development home to more than 80,000 seniors. More...

Western New York leads nation in drug drop-off

More than 4.5 tons of medication collected

You could look at it two ways: either Western New York has a serious drug problem, or the 4.5 tons of pharmaceuticals collected on Saturday means the region is tuned in to the prescription pill epidemic. More...

Local News

Relay for Life: 37 days to go

The Southgate Plaza now has one less empty storefront window, thanks to a newly formed partnership with the West Seneca Relay for Life committee. More...

West Seneca Relay for Life fundraising events:

Cash for Cans and Tab Collection: Bring empty cans and bottles to Cash for Cans, 2990 Seneca St., and donate deposit returns to Relay for Life.  More...

Anti-texting legislation in hands of Assembly

On Tuesday, the State Senate passed legislation that would strengthen the state’s current law against texting while driving, making it a primary offense.  The bill passed by a vote of 57-3, according to Sen. Timothy M. More...

Letters to the Editor

Sewer issues must be resolved first

The West Seneca Town Board recently held a special meeting to inform West Seneca residents of the official findings by the “town-hired engineer” regarding the major sewer problems facing all of the town.  His official findings were v More...

Kudos to WS’s first responders

I would like to express my appreciation for the West Seneca Public Safety Dispatch Office, along with West Seneca police and Union Fire Company, for handling a recent EMS call involving my wife.  More...

Additional driving regulations needed

Passing the road test and getting a driver’s license is a rite of passage for many 16- and 17-year-olds. It is a symbol of freedom and responsibility. More...

Education

BOE contenders to answer public’s questions on May 11

The West Seneca Central School District Parent Council will host a “Meet the Candidates Night” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 11, in the Board of Education Room at West Elementary, 1397 Orchard Park Road in West Seneca. More...

Two from East receive awards

Two seniors from West Seneca East Senior High School have been selected to receive Academic Excellence Awards from Emedco. Alyssa Kearly and Cory Young will be honored at a reception on May 15 at Templeton Landing Restaurant. More...

School district plans ‘Community Recognition Night’

The West Seneca Central School District will celebrate its community partnerships at a new event on Thursday, May 12. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Library schedules four-day book sale The West Seneca Public Library will host a book sale from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 5, as well as from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, May 6, at the Kiwanis Center. A bag and box sale will be held from 10 a.m. More...

Entertainment

Literature

wed. 11  Susan Nusbaum and Trudy Stern   More...

Special Events

thurs. 5 . Caritas Awards Dinner — The annual Brothers of Mercy Campus Foundation fundraiser, 6-9 p.m. Thursday, May 5 at Salvatore’s Italian Restaurant, 6461 Genesee St., Lancaster; $. 759-7808 fri.  More...

Holiday

sat. 7 . Mother’s Day at the Gardens — Come celebrate Mother’s Day under the dome with the Buffalo Indie Market and B&EC Botanical Gardens. More...