Weekly Feature



June 30, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Library proposal a good one, with a caveat

Bee Editorial

For nearly the last decade, the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library System has watched its buckets dry up as both the state and the county have reduced their contributions.  More...

Spindle items

KIMBERLY McDOWELL

UMBRELLA BARTER — This year was my first celebrating West Seneca Community Days, and it did not disappoint.  More...

Out of the Past

Ebenezer House

Arriving from Germany in the mid-1840s, the Ebenezer Society colonists, or “Community of True Inspiration,” were the first large group of Europeans to settle in the area that was to become the Town of West Seneca. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.I want someone to explain to me why we are using Try-it Distributing for our Community Days when the generosity of Certo Bros. is right up the road. They donate to everything; they are at every benefit. More...

Sports

Yelich claims WNY Lacrosse Man of Year award

West Seneca program's founder lauded for launching Depew club teams

The high school guidance counselor who established the West Seneca School District’s boys lacrosse program recently added another accolade to his mantel by being named the 2011 Western New York Lacrosse Man of the Year.  More...

Alex Lepkowski drafted by hometown Buffalo Sabres

West Seneca native Alex Lepkowski took part in something that every hockey-playing youth in Western New York dreams of while burying pucks in their chosen nets — the National Hockey League draft.  The fact that Lepkowski’s name was c More...

West wins first Cross Town Cup

The Cross Town Cup trophy will finally move to the West side of town for the first time during the 2011-12 school year, after West’s varsity sports teams overwhelmed East’s squads for the Indians’ first victory in the Cup’s th More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

First Baptist Church plans patriotic service   More...

Entertainment

FIREWORKS

sat. 2. Clarence—Fireworks will be held at9:45 p.m. Saturday, July 2, at Day in thePark, 10405 Main St., Clarence.sun .3. East Aurora— Fireworks begin at 10p.m. More...

Family Activities

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Festivals

thurs. 30-sun. 3 . Friendship Festival — 25th annual festival promoting international tourism and friendship between Canada and the U.S.  More...

Graduates prepare for ‘goodbye’

Near the end of summer, many high school graduates will pack their lives into empty cardboard boxes and, if they’re lucky, receive help from their parents as they ship off to college. More...

Maciuba’s struggle continues

Gerry Maciuba recently spent five months on life support at Mercy Hospital. The longtime bookstore owner, now in his 60s, has battled muscular dystrophy since a young age. More...

Local News

Class of 2011

West Seneca East & West Commencement Ceremonies

  Soloists Christina Dressler and Anthony Luca, accompanied by Andrew Pacer on the drum, sing “Send Me On My Way” during the West Seneca East Senior High School commencement ceremony, held June 23 at the UB’s Center for the Arts.  More...

Winchester fire treasurer accused of fraud

After a state audit alleged that a West Seneca fire treasurer had embezzled more than $100,000 from its company, members of the Winchester Board of Fire Commissioners were “stunned,” according to a statement released by the board on Tuesd More...

Local libraries could separate from county

Officials in the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library System are considering establishing a library district, which they say would give the system more autonomy and financial stability. More...

Police Blotter

Road rage incident leads to arm bites, arrest

Sunday, June 19   A driver was pulled over on Union Road for failure to maintain the lane of traffic. A computer check revealed he was the subject of a warrant out of West Seneca for grand larceny. More...

Education

Applications accepted for Fall Craft Show

Applications are currently being accepted for the annual West Seneca East Fall Craft Show, which has been scheduled for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, at East Senior High School. Only about 250 spaces are available and are going fast. More...

Class of 2011 earns $14M in scholarships

More than $14 million in scholarships were presented this June to high school seniors from both East and West high schools. More...

Queen of Heaven posts honor roll

The following Queen of Heaven students have been named to the honor roll for the fourth quarter of the 2010-11 school year:  Grade 5  Gabrielle Avino, Mary Elizabeth Bala, Giavanna Bolgnese, Mary Catherine Cook, Christina Federico, Brian Fi More...

Lifestyles

Queen of Heaven carnival turns 30

Games, rides, music and a chance to win an $18,000 voucher that can be used toward a new car are just some of what people can experience at Queen of Heaven’s 30th annual carnival. More...

Artists invited to paint outside at Burchfield

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...

Summer events at Burchfield

The Burchfield Nature and Art Center, 2001 Union Road in West Seneca, will host a variety of events and shows throughout the summer, beginning with the Summer Concert Series on June 28.  More...

Business

Female, Hispanic farmers denied loans may receive compensation

Female farmers or ranchers or Hispanic farmers or ranchers who believe that the U.S. More...

BBB: Protect children’s identities

Identity theft is not only a concern for adults.  Thieves comb the Internet searching for inactive Social Security numbers online, most of them assigned to children, according to the Better Business Bureau. More...

Events

SCORE to host Southtowns workshop   More...