Weekly Feature



June 2, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

In memory of Molly

Junior Michelle Cope, pictured at right, was among the majority of students and staff at both West Seneca high schools who donned green clothing on Friday. More...

Editorial

County clerk position doesn’t need career politician

Bee Editorial

Why is it that the second someone leaves an elected position political analysts quickly think to have that person replaced with another politician?  Such was the case this past week when Erie County Clerk Kathy Hochul was victorious in the recen More...

Spindle items

KIMBERLY McDOWELL

KUDOS — Roughly 170 students received more than 200 Kiwanis scholastic leadership awards during a ceremony held last week at West Seneca West Senior High School.  More...

Out of the Past

Viv O’Neil’s Lounge

In this photograph from 1961, some of the West Seneca businesses on Seneca Street, near the city line at Burch Avenue, can be seen. Featured in the center is Viv O’Neil’s Lounge. More...

Police Blotter

Drunk driver thanks officer upon being awakened

Monday, May 23   A Clinton Street man reported that his 12-foot blue canoe had been removed from the rear of his property. More...

Bee Heard

call: 632-0390

.Regarding last week’s caller who had a tax increase of $82 over 10 years, or $8.20 a year, less than a dollar a month, since property taxes can be itemized on federal taxes, it probably means the increase is about $5/year or less than 50 cents More...

Sports

East softball falls behind early in Class A-1 defeat

Fifth-seeded West Seneca East fell behind 3-0 after the first inning on their way to a 9-3 loss against top-seed Williamsville South in a Section VI Class A-1 semifinal on Saturday at ECC North.  More...

East boys lax’s run ends in Class B semifinals

One of the most memorable seasons in the history of the West Seneca East boys lacrosse program came to an end last Friday as Niagara-Wheatfield defeated the Trojans in the Section VI Class B semifinals, 11-9.  More...

West girls track, field qualify record 16 for sectionals

West Seneca West’s girls outdoor track and field team posted strong performances at this past weekend’s ECIC Championships at Pioneer High School to qualify a school-record 16 athletes for this weekend’s Section VI Championships at More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Arthritis Foundation plans summer sessions   More...

Entertainment

Special Events

fri. 3-sun. 5 . Second Chance Sheltering Network Annual Yard Sale and Chicken Barbecue — All proceeds go to support the care of our homeless animals. More...

Art

fri 3-sun.  More...

Concerts

thurs. 2 .11-member band from Southern California, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, will perform their hit “Home” as well as others. More...

Breaking News - 6/8/2011 10:05 AM

Long-term sub charged with child pornography

FBI agents arrested 25-year-old Timothy Bek of West Seneca, a long-term substitute in the West Seneca Central School District, last week on charges of possessing child pornography. More...

West Middle places third in Odyssey world finals

West Seneca West Middle School students proved they are among the top creative thinkers in the world this past weekend when they placed third in the Odyssey of the Mind World Finals competition.  More...

Local News

Memorial Day 2011

Cub Scout Andrew Janowski, left, of Pack 1776 hands out candy to parade goers at the West Seneca Memorial Day parade on Monday. Also Monday, Chief Warrant Officer Bernard M. Bunny of the U.S. More...

Biology major earns grant, plans journey to Africa

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Being a student at an Ivy League university has its pressures, but Heather Larkin has found her two years at Cornell University a welcome challenge.  The West Seneca native is a biology major with a concentration in molecular and cell biology. More...

Police charge man, 29, with Leandra’s Law

A 29-year-old man arrested Saturday by West Seneca police for allegedly driving recklessly while under the influence of drugs, is now being charged with Leandra’s Law.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Spring Fest’s first year a success

The Friends of the Burchfield Nature & Art Center would like to express a heartfelt “thank you” to all those who helped make our first Spring Fest a success.  As this was our first year organizing this event, we are especially ap More...

Memorial Day not for politics

I am proud to say my father was a World War II veteran. I am also proud every year to march in our town’s Memorial Day parade.  What I am not proud of is the behavior of our county executive, Chris Collins, in our town parade.  More...

Education

Life Skills students to support Chinese Bridge Camp

All of the granola bars and bottles of juice sold through the bookstore at West Seneca West High School will help students build a bridge to another culture. More...

Queen of Heaven receives prestigious accreditation

Queen of Heaven School on Mill Road in West Seneca has been awarded accreditation by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, according to its commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools. More...

Schulz honored as administrator

Brian Schulz, district treasurer for West Seneca Central Schools, has more than one reason to celebrate this May. More...

Lifestyles

No easy road

Senior overcomes brain tumor to graduate with class

Graduating from high school is a tremendous accomplishment for any young adult. However, there are times when circumstances make it an even greater feat for the individual. During her junior year at West More...

‘West Seneca in Bloom’ contest begins

The Burchfield Nature & Art Center is sponsoring its annual “West Seneca in Bloom” gardening contest.  The contest is open to all West Seneca residents and every bloom is eligible — front, side or back gardens regardless of More...

On the campus

The following West Seneca residents have earned academic honors for the spring semester at Hilbert College: Mark Adelmann, Brandi Carter, Jade Cummins, Andrew Ehrhardt, Cory Evenden, Rachel Kwiatkowski, Aaron McGrath, Melissa McGuire, Cheryl O'Dierno More...

Business

Preschool hosts free anniversary event

Raffles support 5-year-old with cancer

To celebrate its 20th anniversary, Page 1 Preschool in West Seneca will host a free family-fun event from noon to 8 p.m. Saturday, June 11. More...

Business community shares ideas, experiences with Kennedy

The Small Business Advisory Board recently met with Sen. Timothy M. More...

Events

Travel Pros plan June meeting at Ilio DiPaolo’s   More...