Weekly Feature



June 16, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Let’s leave social networking out of politics

Bee Editorial

Despite the appearance of his well-meaning intentions, Daniel Warren has earned himself quite the reputation as a “wannabe” when it comes to the game of politics. More...

Spindle items

KIMBERLY McDOWELL

IT’S YOUR TURN, DAD — For the sake of consistency, I feel compelled to pay homage to the man who brought me into this world after I allegedly “bashed” my mom on Mother’s Day. More...

Out of the Past

Indian Mask

Native Americans were the earliest people to live in the area that was to become West Seneca. More...

Police Blotter

Bad brakes send woman down hill, into fence

Patrol responded to Main Street where a woman who was pulling into her driveway had the brakes fail on her vehicle. She was said to have rolled into her back yard, down a hill and into a neighbor’s fence. She was reportedly uninjured. More...

Obituaries

Death notice

MACIEJEWSKI, Anna, of West Seneca, died Sunday, June 12, 2011. She is survived by a daughter, Alice Kroth; three sons, Ronald Mace, and Eugene and Dennis Maciejewski; a sister, Irene Gouker; seven grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. More...

Sports

East grad Jenna Yates learning the coaching ropes

Brockport State junior-to-be selected for NCAA-sponsored forum

Jenna Yates, a 2009 West Seneca East graduate, said she was both nervous and excited to pack her bags and catch a flight to Indianapolis, Ind., for a trip only 303 student-athletes from across the country were invited to attend. More...

East’s Andy Smigiera ends season at state track meet

Coaches hope to see their athletes have their best performances at the end of the season — which is exactly what West Seneca East sophomore Andy Smigiera provided for boys track coach Jason Overton.  More...

‘Tired legs’ lead West’s Sullivan to worse-than-expected showing at state track championships

The wear and tear of going virtually non-stop since last November finally caught up with West Seneca West sophomore running sensation Kalen Sullivan this past weekend.  More...

Lifestyles

Rock the RUNWAY FOR A PURPOSE

Charity fashion show to benefit Make-A-Wish

Some wishes and dreams of ailing youngsters will be realized as models take to the catwalk this month at the Millennium Hotel.  The Dream Believe Know It Foundation is hosting a Rock the Runway for a Purpose fashion show to benefit the Make-A-Wi More...

Father’s Day breakfast to be held at Post 735

The American Legion Post No. 735 in West Seneca will host a Father’s Day breakfast from 9 a.m. to noon Sunday, June 19. Tickets cost $7 for adults and $3.50 for children 10 and under. The post is located at 35 Legion Parkway. More...

Paint outside in the Park

Meet the West Seneca Art Society at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 7, to paint in the park at the Burchfield Nature & Art Center, located at 2001 Union Road, West Seneca. This event is free and open to all local artists of all levels.  More...

Business

Goodspeed honored, recognized as ‘work force’ in HIV/AIDS awareness

Mary Goodspeed of West Seneca was one of three professionals recently honored at Springfest 2011, an annual black-tie gala sponsored by the Erie County Medical Center Lifeline Foundation.  Goodspeed has worked at ECMC since 2003 as coordinator o More...

Meals on Wheels receives grant for pet food program

Meals on Wheels for Western New York, a nonprofit organization supporting the homebound elderly and disabled through home-delivered meals, has been awarded a $1,250 grant from the Banfield Charitable Trust.  More...

Denny’s locations raise $76K for cancer research

Two Denny’s restaurant locations in West Seneca recently collected a combined $3,771.10 during a fundraising event with Cookies for Kids’ Cancer, a national non-profit organization committed to funding new treatments for pediatric cancer. More...

West Seneca native to return home after four months in ECMC

Benefit planned June 30 for injured police officer

After sustaining a large tear in the aorta, enduring the removal of a ruptured spleen, three life saving surgeries and a month in intensive care, Buffalo Police Officer Gary Sengbusch is scheduled to be released from the Erie County Medical Center on More...

On the fast track

West Seneca East sophomore Andy Smigiera, left, hustles while competing in the fastest qualifying heat of the Division I 100-meter dash Friday at the state track and field championships at Caledonia- More...

Local News

“I was so honored ... It makes me happy to know that the town that I live in would do something so nice for my family.”

— Beth World, widow of Marine Sgt. Frank World

Beth World of West Seneca lays the first honorary brick for the “Walkway of Freedom” during an installation ceremony on Monday. The brick is in memory of her late husband, Marine Sgt. More...

Rotary Club supports one of its own in Buffalo Amputee Golf Classic

West Seneca Rotarian Peter H. Fenn, in cooperation with Eastern Amputee Golf Association, has organized the third annual Buffalo Amputee Golf Classic. This has been scheduled for Thursday, July 7, at Brierwood Country Club in Hamburg. More...

Civic, Patriotic Commission schedules Community Days

The West Seneca Civic and Patriotic Commission’s annual Community Days will take place from 6 p.m. More...

Letters to the Editor

Marchers told of rule against politicking

This letter is in response to the resident who asked that politics be kept out of the West Seneca Memorial Day Parade.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

Before the Memorial Day Parade began, I was standing next to a member of the West Seneca Veterans’ Committee who called Chris Collins and his entire group together to inform them they were not allowed to politick during the parade and not allow More...

Education

RECREATING HISTORY

Cecilia Bensman, a student at Winchester Elementary, marches into battle for the Union Army during a game of “Capture the Flag.” The fifth-grade class re-enacted battles from the Civil War on Tuesday, in conjunction with other Flag Day activities. More...

Student named math champ

Agnes Santiano, an eighth-grade student at Queen of Heaven School, has been named Math Champion by the Catholic Math League – Division 5, which comprises New York, New Jersey, New Hampshire and Pennsylvania. More...

West Seneca Academy students participate in Best Buy Job Shadow

Students from the West Seneca Central Academy of Finance and Academy of Information Technology programs had an opportunity to broaden their business knowledge when they participated in a recent Job Shadow Day at a local Best Buy store. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Arthritis Foundation plans summer sessions   The Arthritis Foundation’s Exercise Program summer sessions will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. More...

Entertainment

Special Events

thurs. 16 . Celebration of Hope — Fourth annual event to benefit Gerard Place featuring wine, food and silent art auction. Gerard Place empowers homeless families achieve greater self-sufficiency. More...

Family Activities

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Art

thurs. 16 . Art Sense-ations — Blind or partially-blind adults are welcome to tour the Albright-Knox, 2-4 p.m. Thursday, June 16 at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, 1285 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo; $.  More...