Weekly Feature



May 12, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Public hearing held on budget

Before voters head to the polls next week, the public was educated one last time on the 2011-12 budget during the School Board’s Monday night meeting.  Treasurer Brian Schulz said that taxpayers will vote on three components next week, the More...

Rivals collide

West Seneca West’s Jennifer Maguder, left, tries to outmaneuver West Seneca East’s Liz Flowers as they battle for a loose ball during the crosstown rivals’ meeting last Saturday. More...

Editorial

Chamber finds early success in new executive director

In a modest-sized office tucked inside the business complex at the Southgate Plaza — a somewhat tough place to find if you’ve never been there before — a brand-new chair sits behind the desk designated for the executive director of More...

Spindle items

KIMBERLY McDOWELL

DEFINING EXCELLENCE — Congratulations to West Seneca’s Students of Excellence who are honored in this week’s West Seneca Bee, pages 15-18.  More...

Out of the Past

Reserve fire truck

In July 1965, the Reserve Fire Company received a new emergency truck. Standing from left are Commissioner Leo Gainey, Assistant Chief Steve Kazmarek, Commissioner Elmer Abram, First Aid Captain Bob Filighera and Commissioner George Paul. More...

Police Blotter

Man consumes drugs, cold medicine before driving

The wiper blades to a man’s 2007 Mercedes Benz had been broken off and removed while the vehicle was parked overnight on Harlem Road. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

On behalf of the West Seneca Historical Society, I would like to thank everyone who so graciously attended our first book signing and helped us make this sale a great success. Thank you, everyone. More...

Education

Knox talks to student artists at Northwood

More than 300 student pieces on display at Albright-Knox

Seymour Knox IV, of Western New York’s prominent Knox family, visited Northwood Elementary School to talk to students who are having their artwork displayed at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, 1285 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo. More...

West Seneca Central School District:

Selected as one of nation’s best in music education

The West Seneca Central School District was selected as one of the nation’s “2011 Best Communities for Music Education” by the National Association of Music Merchants Foundation. More...

Students of Excellence Creating the Future Culture

Congratulations to our Students of Excellence. More...

Entertainment

Special Events

thurs. 12 . The Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum open house— The museum will host a free open house so members of the local community can learn more about the museum’s mission and services to the public, 6-8 p.m.  More...

Concerts

thurs. 12 .A special evening at the Hotel California as former Eagles lead guitarist, Don Felder plays solo, 8:30 p.m. Thursday, May 12 at 9 p.m.  More...

Art

fri. 13 .Alex Young — Opening reception of Young’s World Shaving exhibit with artist talk, 8 p.m. Friday, May 13 at Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, 341 Delaware Ave., Buffalo; $.  More...

Student struck by vehicle, critically injured

A West Middle School student was seriously injured last night on Union Road in West Seneca. More...

Investigation continues into spas, human trafficking

Several area businesses described by police as “Asian spas” have been shut down as a result of a multi-jurisdictional investigation into human trafficking and prostitution.  Eight search warrants were simultaneously served on May 2 b More...

Burglaries, criminal mischief up in 2010

The West Seneca Police Department’s annual report shows that both burglaries and criminal mischief were on the rise during 2010.  According to the recently-released data, burglaries were up from 121 calls in 2009 to 168 calls last year. More...

Town Board grants three permits, one for ‘green’ initiative

Some issues of concern were discussed Monday night before the West Seneca Town Board opted to grant a special use permit to a national company interested in going “green.” The request was made by Waste Management Inc. More...

Local News

Anniversary concert is ‘homecoming’ for BCAS conductor

The Buffalo Choral Arts Society will conclude its 45th anniversary season with a special performance at West Seneca West Senior High School. “American Glory! — A 45th Sapphire Anniversary Concert” will begin at 7:30 p.m. More...

Gym improvements nearing completion at both high schools

At a meeting on Monday night, the West Seneca School Board was updated on the progress of the gym expansions at both East and West senior high schools.  Rich Little, a representative from Cannon Design who is overseeing the projects, presented d More...

Poloncarz: ‘Collins has failed’

The first salvo of what is sure to be a lengthy and heated battle over the Erie County executive seat came from Democratic challenger Mark Poloncarz on Saturday.  The Erie County comptroller announced his candidacy in his hometown of Lackawanna More...

Letters to the Editor

Mom considered ‘pillar of strength’

While the term mother defines who they are, “mom” implies a sense of warmth and caring gentleness that makes them so special.  I recall the fearful World War II years as a little boy in Germany — it was mom who took care of us More...

Headline praised

I simply cannot resist extending kudos for The Bee’s headline atop David Sherman’s May 4 column: “What went through bin Laden’s mind when U.S. More...

Need for senior services growing

We’re getting older — not just individually, but as a region. More...

Sports

East beats West in potential playoff preview

Girls lacrosse

Things couldn’t have played out any better for West Seneca East’s girls lacrosse team when it took on crosstown rival West Seneca West last Saturday. More...

East softball wins four of six upon return from spring break

West Seneca East’s softball team won three games in as many days last week as part of its most extensive action of the season, and improved to 6-4 overall in the process. More...

West boys track ends five-year drought to Hamburg

West Seneca West’s boys track team picked up a huge victory over rival Hamburg last Tuesday, 72-69, giving the senior class its first victory over the Bulldogs and the first win over Hamburg in more than five years.  More...

Lifestyles

Doin' it for Dean

June 4 fundraiser will benefit Hospice of Buffalo

Between 300 and 500 people are expected to attend the fifth annual Doin’ it for Dean fundraiser for Hospice of Buffalo on Saturday, June 4, at Bowen Road Grove in Lancaster (near Broadway).  More...

Driving While Intoxicated: The lasting effects

Gloria Long and Ryan Gath had lived ordinary lives until the night when a bad decision transformed their futures.  Now, they share their stories with first-time DWI offenders in the Amherst, Cheektowaga and West Seneca courts. More...

Historical Society, BNAC display Native American culture

In recognition of Native American heritage, Friends of the Burchfield Nature and Art Center will exhibit works by members of the Native Roots Artists Guild and other artists, depicting Native   American traditions, culture and art.  More...

Business

Chamber appoints Calieri, business owner, longtime resident, as executive director

Frank Calieri is bringing more than a list of goals to the West Seneca Chamber of Commerce — as executive director, he has more than two decades worth of experience in marketing and networking that will help him meet those goals. More...

Higgins, local clerks want passport mandates dropped

Rep. More...

E-filing taxes up in NY

The IRS recently said that more than 6.8 million New Yorkers filed their 2010 individual federal income tax returns electronically for the period ending April 21.  More...