Weekly Feature



July 28, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

‘Journey’ complete, future awaits

Bee Editorial

Town Historian James Pace put it eloquently when he said that 50 years, from a historical perspective, is a very brief time — “a blink of an eye.”  He refers to the time frame in which the West Seneca Developmental Center had b More...

Spindle items

KIMBERLY McDOWELL

THE DOORKEEPER — I admit it: I didn’t know who James T. More...

Out of the Past

Ebenezer Cyclone

The so-called Ebenezer Cyclone was a powerful tornado that swept up the ridge of Main Street during a hot day on July 23, 1920. Numerous homes were destroyed or damaged in the wake of the storm, which also caused a number of serious injuries. More...

Police Blotter

Police catch a ‘Doe’ on 219; man blames heat for theft

A male resident was charged with a felony and two misdemeanors after allegedly driving while intoxicated with his two daughters, ages 15 and 12, in the vehicle. Patrol initially stopped his vehicle on Manhasset Street for suspended registration. More...

Sports

Girls hockey named Bee’s Team of the Year

The West Seneca Bee’s Team of the Year is a new honoree for the 2010-11 school year — quite literally.  More...

West grad Zach Thomas shares inaugural ESG Legacy scholarship

The Empire State Games may be cancelled, possibly forever, but excess revenue from the 2010 incarnation of the Games — held in Buffalo — are now being used for student scholarships. More...

West harriers to hold car wash fundraiser

West Seneca West’s cross country program will be holding car washes from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays, Aug. 7 and 14, to help defray the cost of going to camp at the end of August. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

American Legion post sponsors pork roast   More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 28 . Wellness Walk — Healthy outdoor walk with a botanical emphasis and wildlife too. More...

Art

thurs. 28-sun. 7 . More...

Festivals

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Doctor aids in rescue of baby

Six locals first on scene for West Seneca car fire

Dr. Darren Caparaso traveled his normal route home to Elma on July 19 — along Southwestern Boulevard from Buffalo Medical Group in Orchard Park. More...

Keeping cool

Ben Addesa plays in the splash pool at Centennial Park on Friday, one of the hottest days this summer. More...

Local News

Protecting waterways, one stencil at a time

Armed with neon-green spray paint and a reflective vest, Rick Rutkowski has taken his graffiti skills to the streets. More...

Honoring a trooper

Brooke Dobson, 4, is held by her sister Jamie, 15, while the pair are at the unveiling of a dedication sign for former New York State Trooper Kevin Dobson on Tuesday morning near the Colvin-Eggert Plaza in the Town of Tonawanda. More...

'Santa Fun Walk'

  Brandon Tarquini, left, and his mother, Mary Lynne, march next to Dean Mallaber and his daughter, Emily, during the first “Santa Fun Walk” from West Seneca Town Hall to the Southgate Plaza.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Gay marriage right to be allowed

I was skimming through The Cheektowaga Bee when I came across a very appalling and hurtful opinion on same-sex marriage written by Kathryn Dillon of Amherst.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

Why have I never seen a speeding ticket given by the West Seneca Police on the Onondaga Avenue speedway? More...

Lifestyles

Books that stack up

Cool summer reads for all ages

Now that it’s midsummer, some of us are looking for a good book to read while sitting poolside, sipping a cool drink and enjoying lazy days in the sunshine.  More...

Couple honeymoon on Caribbean cruise

Karen Susanna Leonard married Aaron John Witek during a late afternoon ceremony on Friday, July 22, 2011, at Samuel’s Grande Manor gardens in Williamsville. The Rev. More...

Photo

Al Bean and his wife, Cindy, prepare the “grocery bag giveaway” with Jane Guyette, far right, of Orchard Park, for the annual St. John Vianney Lawn Fete held this past weekend. More...

Business

Erie County sees job growth

Newly released statistics show job growth in Erie County. More...

Rojek joins OB/GYN Associates

Jennifer Rojek of West Seneca is the latest physician to join OB/GYN Associates of Western New York.  Rojek, a graduate of West Seneca East Senior High School, earned a degree in biology from Geneseo State College where she was president of the More...

Beware cell charges when traveling

With today’s technology, cellphone users can surf the Web, receive emails and watch movies on their smartphones.  However, when traveling to neighboring Canada or abroad, many users fail to recognize that their data plan is constantly in u More...