Weekly Feature



July 21, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Board urged to relinquish Peer Counseling to school district

The urge to cut the Peer Counseling program from the town budget is an issue that’s been debated between the West Seneca Town Board and residents for some time.  Most would agree that it’s a worthy program that should continue for th More...

Editorial

Put away distractions; remember A.J. Larson

Bee Editorial

A s Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a law Thursday in Orchard Park making texting while driving — or using any handheld device — a primary offense, Kelly Cline stood proudly behind him with her husband and daughter.  More...

Spindle items

KIMBERLY McDOWELL

CHARTED TERRITORY — I used to think that Chestnut Ridge existed solely for sledding purposes during the winter months.  More...

Out of the Past

Ebenezer Dam and Construction Gang

Long before the current ice-retention structure was built on Cazenovia Creek near Mill Road, dams were used in the same area to create mill ponds for powering grist mills or providing areas for wintertime ice harvesting. More...

Police Blotter

Summer activity ‘heats up’ at Westcliff Drive pool

A Berg Road resident called police after observing a suspicious man enter his neighbor’s vehicle. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

The Queen of Heaven Carnival is over with, and there’s trash littering West Seneca from Southgate to St. Catherine’s. More...

Sports

East’s Jason Kline named year’s top coach

Character and commitment.  More...

West Seneca goalie guides Team USA to silver in Italy

In line hockey

Shane Irwin did not spend his Fourth of July holiday simply watching fireworks in his backyard. Instead, he let his goalie’s mask show off his patriotism thousands of miles from his hometown of West Seneca.  More...

Physicals being offered for prospective athletes

West Seneca School District students who are planning to participate in a sport for the 2011-12 school year have three options for obtaining a mandatory physical before the school year begins.  More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

St. John Vianney lawn fete kicks off Friday   More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 21 . Wellness Walk — Healthy outdoor walk with a botanical emphasis and wildlife too. More...

Special Events

thurs. 21 . Hallwalls Smokin' BBQ & Members' Exhibition — Before the Hallwalls Members’ exhibition gets underway, enjoy a Smokin’ Barrels Barbecue, 5-8 p.m.  More...

Festivals

sat. 23 & sun. 24 . More...

Majority rules in hiring of five

Town’s 2010 finances in good standing

Members of the West Seneca Town Board were in disagreement Monday night when, during their regular meeting, they voted 2-1 to hire five full-time employees.  The new hires will fill five positions in the Sanitation and Buildings and Grounds dep More...

Fish out of water

Jack Breen, 10, of West Seneca, prepares to dive into the pool at Centennial Park on Friday during summer youth activities sponsored by the West Seneca Recreation Department. More...

Local News

Disaster program addresses special needs

Town of West Seneca one of 16 to join county initiative

The October storm of 2006 continues to linger in the memories of Western New Yorkers. People remember the frozen tree branches, the downed power lines, the streets blockaded by snow and abandoned vehicles. More...

Aspiring author compiles orphanage research

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Tamie Rovnak of Tonawanda has dedicated the last 10 years of her life to researching the history of area orphanages.  More...

Bill combats fraudulent travelers

A bill proposed in the House of Representatives by New York congressmen would strengthen restrictions on the use of boarding passes, airline tickets and train tickets.  The False Travel Documents Prohibition Act would amend Federal law to make i More...

Letters to the Editor

Collins’ actions put libraries in crisis

As a former member of the West Seneca Library Board of Trustees, I must comment on the county executive’s July 14 column regarding library funding.  More...

Localities affected by national issues

As many of you know, I have written articles to area newspapers for more than 25 years. My intent was to encourage dialogue, as input from all on an issue is the only way problems get resolved. More...

County libraries deserve better

This is truly amazing. Our esteemed county executive is at it again. First, he strips the libraries, almost destroying them.  Now, he comes up with a fix-it plan. More...

Obituaries

Joyce R. Pundt, talented crafter, West Seneca High graduate

Joyce R. Pundt (nee Vogel), 78, formerly of West Seneca, died on Tuesday, July 12, 2011.  Mrs. Pundt was born March 1, 1933, in Ebenezer and graduated from West Seneca High School in 1951. More...

Lifestyles

‘Healing from the start’

Senior Center aids nonprofit group in bereavement efforts

Several individuals at the West Seneca Senior Center are using their painting skills toward a worthy cause, one they hold dear to their hearts.  More...

Leon-Coggins

Maureen and Graviel Leon of Lancaster announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley Leon, to Andy Coggins, son of Kathy and Gary Coggins of West Seneca.  Miss Leon graduated from Lancaster High School in 2005 and Syracuse University in 2009 More...

Dunn-Czerw

Margaret and William Dunn of Buffalo announce the engagement of their daughter, Charlotte Layne Dunn, to Christopher Michael Czerw, son of Barbara and Gerald Czerw of Schenectady, N.Y. More...

Business

Better Business Bureau scammed, warns others

As the New York unemployment rate continues to hover around 8 percent, many job seekers are searching for any opportunity. More...

Chamber to host networking events

The West Seneca Chamber of Commerce will host “Speed Networking” from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 4, at West Herr Toyota of Orchard Park, located at 4141 Southwestern Blvd.  The event features food and prizes. More...

MCCC receives grant for X-ray technology

The Mercy Comprehensive Care Center has been awarded a $38,600 grant from the Fidelis Care Community Grant Fund to purchase new radiology equipment.  MCCC offers such primary care services as adult medicine, pediatrics, OB/GYN and podiatry servi More...