Weekly Feature



May 19, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

County committee passes plan

The work of the Advisory Committee on Reapportionment is done. But a lingering bad taste sticks in the mouths of Democrats who feel they have been railroaded. More...

Editorial

Committee’s sleight of hand costs residents

Bee Editorial

By pushing through the vote on Chairman Adam Perry’s map last Wednesday, the Erie County Legislature’s Advisory Committee on Reapportionment failed to provide the people a chance to weigh in.  More...

Spindle items

KIMBERLY McDOWELL

GUITAR HERO — I’m not sure what else there is to say about the school district’s Community Recognition Night other than “Wow.”  In hindsight, I can’t believe I debated over covering the event in person. More...

Out of the Past

Winchester Elementary School

Built in 1890 to replace the original wooden clapboard school that stood across the street, the old brick Winchester school building on Aurora Avenue was designated as School District No. 8 in West Seneca. More...

Police Blotter

Man returns from walk, finds Rx drugs missing

Police nabbed a woman who was driving with a suspended license after initially stopping her vehicle on Ridge Road for operating without a brake light. More...

Obituaries

Death notice

SYMONDS, Alice E., of West Seneca, died Thursday, April 14, 2011. More...

Sports

HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS CALENDAR

Thursday, May 19  Baseball: West at Jamestown, 5 p.m.  Softball: East at West, 4 p.m.  Boys lacrosse: East vs. Williamsville East,  7 p.m.; West at Hamburg, 7:30 p.m.  Girls lacrosse: West vs. East Aurora, 4:30 p.m.  More...

East downs West in latest rivalry contest

Boys lacrosse

West Seneca West’s boys lacrosse team will have to wait another year to try and take the Yelich Cup trophy back from its crosstown rival after East turned in a dominant performance in posting an 11-4 victory over the Indians May 7. More...

Lady Indians’ track team keeps unbeaten streak alive

West Seneca West’s girls track team improved to 4-0 in league meets on the season after easily defeating Sweet Home last Tuesday, 109-31. West won 14 of the 17 events contested.  More...

Lifestyles

The Great Outdoors

Federation of Fly Fishers aims to educate — and get people outside

The Lake Erie Chapter of the Federation of Fly Fishers was established in February 2007 by Raymond Markiewicz of Derby. It was his intention to create a club that would promote the art of Fly Fishing.  More...

Buffalo Creek Treaty commemoration set for Friday, May 20

The Seneca Nation Council and Foreign Relations Committee will hold a 169th Buffalo Creek Treaty commemoration event at 11 a.m. Friday, May 20, at the Burchfield Nature & Art Center, 2001 Union Road in West Seneca.  More...

Youth, volunteers recognized from Southtowns YMCA

YMCA Buffalo Niagara recognized three from the Southtowns Family branch during its 159th annual meeting held last week.  Peter Calleri of Orchard Park was honored with the Seymour H. More...

Business

Perison offers quality care, technology at dentist office

As a child, Tammy Perison hated her teeth. She never smiled for the camera. She was shy and lacked confidence — a far cry from where the professional is in her current line of work. More...

In brief

Tim Hayes and Kurt Schoenhals, both of West Seneca, recently earned Certified Lean Professional certificates through the University at Buffalo’s Center for Industrial Effectiveness. More...

Gas prices spur review by attorney general

After fielding an increase in consumer complaints, the office of New York Attorney General Eric T. More...

School budget, propositions approved; three trustees elected

Voters in the West Seneca Central School District on Tuesday approved a 2011-12 budget by more than a 2-1 margin. More...

School district honors 13 at first Community Recognition Night

“Friendship, the perfect blendship.”  Those words, part of a number from the musical “Anything Goes,” resounded throughout West Seneca West Senior’s auditorium last week. More...

Local News

‘My Military Hero’

Second-grader wins national essay contest

A few months ago, Isabella Stobert took a walk with her dad. While she was holding his hand, the father peered into her bright blue eyes and explained that, as a captain in the U.S. Army, he has to go away for a period of time. More...

Author confronts OCD in published memoir

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

“Step on a crack, break your mother’s back” was more than just a silly childhood rhyme for Neil O’Donnell. He became fixated on the saying in his youth.  More...

Former Councilman Graber to run for Town Board

Vincent Graber Jr., a former three-term council member, has announced his candidacy for the two-year term on the West Seneca Town Board.  Graber said he intends to run in the Democratic primary in September and then the general election in Novem More...

Letters to the Editor

Adjusting delivery needs to be done

The recent column by David Sherman on five-day mail delivery suggests this change would be a disservice to Americans and an inappropriate response to U.S. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

I’m calling about the West Seneca School Board meeting. More...

Education

Saving 699 lives

  Emily Osmanski, a senior at West Seneca East, was recognized by the American Red Cross on May 12 for her efforts in organizing successful blood drives through Student Council. More...

Artists create ‘Empty Bowls’

The Art clubs at West Elementary recently completed projects to help feed the hungry through the Empty Bowls program. More...

Academy students visit AT&T corporate offices

Concerned that one in four of America’s high school students drop out before graduating, AT&T decided to take action by creating “AT&T Aspire,” a $100 million philanthropic commitment to improve high school success. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

PLTW inventions showcased at tech fair   More...

Entertainment

Special Events

fri. 20 .Amherst Dusk to Dawn Relay — Eleventh annual Amherst Youth Foundation and Amherst Youth & Recreation sponsored fundraiser featuring a 12-hour Relay with non-stop entertainment, food and fun, 7 p.m. More...

Art

thurs. 19 . Visions of Greater Buffalo — As it has every two years since 2005, CEPA Gallery invited 100 individuals with unique community perspectives to take up single-use Kodak cameras.  More...

Family Activities

fri. 20 . Spring Carnival — Rides, games, food and vendors, 5 p.m. Friday, May 20 in the parking lot of Northtown Plaza, 3097 Sheridan Dr., Amherst; $. sat.  More...