Weekly Feature



June 23, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Pools, playgrounds open Monday

The smell of freshly cut grass and sunsets in the later hours of the night can mean only one thing: Summer is officially here.  For youth, classes have ended and exams are over, so many will be looking for places to go and ways to spend the next More...

Editorial

Reflecting on student, district milestones

Bee Editorial

With graduation season here, seniors in the West Seneca Central School District are preparing to transition into the “real world” after walking across the stage to receive the very document that reflects their roughly 13 years of accompli More...

Spindle items

KIMBERLY McDOWELL

SLOW, BUT SURE — Today marks the sixth week that Alyssa Loschiavo has been in the care of Erie County Medical Center, where she remains in serious condition after being struck by a vehicle while crossing Union Road on May 12.  More...

Out of the Past

Chief Cornplanter

This etching from the 1800s shows Seneca Chief Cornplanter with his full regalia dress and pipe. More...

Obituaries

Death notice

NEWELL, William L., of West Seneca, died Tuesday, June 7, 2011. He is survived by his wife, Kay; three sons, James, Christopher and Timothy; sister, Bonnie; brother, Robert; and six grandchildren. Mr. More...

Sports

Mankowski earns spot in Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame

West Seneca resident played in 269 Major League Baseball games with Tigers, Mets

Phil Mankowski describes himself as a “homegrown tomato.” More...

Zawadzski named Vonsik Scholarship recipient

West Seneca West senior Scot Zawadzski was recently revealed to be the 2010-11 school year’s recipient of the annual Skip Vonsik Memorial “Big Guy” Scholarship, an award that recognizes the player that every team needs to be success More...

Thomas tabbed ‘W’ Club’s Athlete of the Year

West Seneca West senior Zach Thomas recently topped off his final year of high school by bringing home the coveted Varsity “W” Club Athlete of the Year Scholarship for the 2010-11 school year.  More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Higgins offers ‘Congress on Your Corner’   More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

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Auditions

thurs. 23 . Towne Players of Kenmore-Tonawanda — Looking for nine men of all ages and infirmities, including one African-American male. One female, 16 to 35 years old. More...

Art

ongoing: now - June 24 . A Resting Place Revisited — Works featuring Thomas Dalbo, on display now through Friday, June 24 at Partners in Art Gallery & Studio, 74 Webster St., North Tonawanda; Free.  More...

Bond resolution considered to repair sewer problems

The West Seneca Town Board held a work session on Monday to address possible remediation of the sewer problems plaguing the area.  An hour-long presentation was led by the town’s engineer, Richard B. More...

Community Days this weekend

The West Seneca Civic and Patriotic Commission’s annual Community Days will take place from 6 p.m. to midnight Friday, June 24, and noon to midnight on Saturday, June 25, at Centennial Park behind Town Hall, 1250 Union Road.  More...

Town to adopt wetlands; board approves Rec Commission

The West Seneca Environmental Commission will soon increase its territory of wetland preservation, as the Town Board approved the intent to purchase several acres of land on Clinton Street at its Monday night meeting.  More...

Local News

Senior pastor retires at Winchester Church

After 47 years, the Rev. Thomas Dalbo is retiring at the end of this month as senior pastor of Winchester Community Church.  Rev. More...

Couple indicted on felony cocaine charges

Vincent and Caroline Stuchal of West Seneca could be facing multiple years in prison and a hefty fine after their arrest last week on federal cocaine charges.  An investigation led by the FBI resulted in the couple’s surrender on June 17. More...

Silver Alert System in effect

Erie County

June 20 marked the day many family members and friends of people with Alzheimer’s and dementia were waiting for as Erie County’s Silver Alert System became a reality.  More...

Police Blotter

Woman observed stealing, then asks for refund

Patrol stopped a vehicle for driving with a suspended license on Indian Church Road. It was found that the driver’s license was suspended due to outstanding summonses as well as driving while intoxicated violations. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

I don’t fault the West Seneca Police; however, I do fault the inconsiderate drivers who insist on driving 10 mph to 20 mph over the 35 mph speed limit on Reserve Road. Be a good neighbor at 35 mph. More...

Education

District seeks professionals for Academy internships

The West Seneca Academy programs have provided students with specialized learning experiences inside East and West high schools since their inception in 1997. More...

'SEND A VETERAN'

West Middle School eighth-grader Lauren Fibich kicks a field goal while Physical Education teacher Rick Mulawka watches on during the “Send a Veteran Athletic Games” fundraiser on Tuesday. More...

In brief

Tim Mazurczak, a senior at West Seneca East High School, won the $500 national InVEST scholarship and $1,000 local InVEST scholarship. More...

Lifestyles

Call for all angels:

Benefit being held to offset Collette Reed-Pirinelli’s medical bills

Family and friends of Collette  Reed-Pirinelli are planning a benefit to help the  39-year-old woman who was diagnosed with stage III-C recurrent ovarian cancer in August 2009 and has been fighting for her life ever since. More...

Aspiring vet travels India through global program

Since May, Michelle Horton of West Seneca has been traveling throughout India with three other veterinary students by way of a program known as Global Vets.  The program was founded by the University of Guelph’s Ontario Veterinary College, More...

Library hosts summer reading activities, events

The West Seneca Public Library on Union Road is among the 37 branches celebrating 175 years of public library services in Buffalo and Erie County.  More...

Business

Customer wins car from Tops on Harlem

KED seeks votes for charity vehicle

Tops customer Andrea Saleman, 36, of Buffalo was one of the most recent winners in the “Great American Car-A-Day” giveaway.  A formal presentation for Saleman, the ninth winner of the new vehicle, was held Monday at the West Seneca T More...

Chamber sponsors identity theft seminar

A free seminar on identity theft will be held Wednesday, June 29, sponsored by the West Seneca Chamber of Commerce and Harvard Risk Management Corporation. More...

‘Green Jobs’ bill passes

Legislation proposed by New York State Sen. Tim Kennedy, D-Cheektowaga, that calls for the creation of the Green Jobs Workforce Subcommittee in the Legislature, has passed the Assembly and the Senate.  Now it only waits for approval from Gov. More...