Weekly Feature



August 11, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

‘Come November, we hope for change’

Bee Editorial

Residents have asked the Town Board time and again to consider relinquishing the responsibility of funding the Peer Counseling program to the schools.  The program is allotted more than $70,000 each year in the town’s budget, which doesn&r More...

Out of the Past

Ebenezer Free Library

This photograph from 1959 shows the Ebenezer Free Library that was located on Union Road near Main Street, not far from the current library. More...

Spindle items

KIMBERLY McDOWELL

WELCOME — You’ll be seeing a new byline in the lifestyles section. This week, The Bee welcomes its new reporter, Julie Halm, who will write for the Orchard Park, West Seneca and East Aurora Bees.  More...

Police Blotter

Pit bulls, exhibitionist on the loose

A man was scammed out of $2,100 after believing he had won an American sweepstakes in the amount of $175,000. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

On Berg Road, there are censors for the stop light. The censors in the road are in front of the stop line. Cars, when they come to the light, stop behind the stop line and never trigger the censor. It should be redesigned. More...

Lifestyles

Hitting the beach for Make-A-Wish

Sandy Kleinfelder was an avid volleyball player. She was healthy and in good shape. But in May 2005, a heart attack unexpectedly took the life of the 46-year-old West Seneca woman, leaving her family and friends in shock. More...

Summer library programs target teens

The words “libraries” and “teenagers” don’t always go together, but local libraries are trying to change that.  The Orchard Park, Aurora and Lancaster branches have started two programs to pique teens’ interes More...

'Volunteer recognition'

Kaitlyn Bartz of West Seneca, middle, was recently presented with the President’s Volunteer Service Award by Guiding Eyes for the Blind representatives Russ and Audrey Thomas, far right. More...

Business

OP students to run in-school credit union

Learning about money will soon get a lot more hands-on for students at Orchard Park High School.  This fall, the Financial Trust Credit Union will open a student-run branch adjacent to the school cafeteria.  The objective of the credit unio More...

Events

Canisius WBC to hold networking event   More...

Fidelis sets dates to offer insurance information

Throughout the month of August, Fidelis Care representatives will be on site at 22 locations throughout Erie County to answer questions relating to the company’s insurance programs, as well as to assist interested parties in applying for covera More...

Board votes to cut off out-of-title pay in Comptroller’s Office

Five years ago, the West Seneca Town Board agreed to eliminate the position of deputy town comptroller as a cost-saving measure. More...

Timeline for gym renovations extends into fall

Students at East and West senior high schools may start another school year without a gymnasium due to “a few hurdles” that arose during renovation. More...

Fairyland at Burchfield

Six-year-old Isabella Aradio waves the magical wand she made during “Fairyland at Burchfield,” held Sunday at the Burchfield Nature & Art Center. More...

Local News

KED expands ‘F2F’ program with grants

The Buffalo Bills Youth Foundation recently awarded a $5,000 grant to the Kids Escaping Drugs campaign in West Seneca.  That grant is one of eight that the nonprofit has recently obtained to offset the costs associated with an expansion project More...

Schroeder to resign from Assembly

Assemblyman Mark Schroeder, D-West Seneca, is considering resigning from his seat before the end of August, according to a statement he sent to The Bee on Wednesday.  “As I am the only candidate on the ballot for Buffalo City Comptroller, More...

West Seneca Central earns high marks from DOT

District reduces bus fleet by five

The West Seneca Central School District’s Transportation Department has been ranked among the top 10 percent of bus carriers in the state in terms of vehicle maintenance, according to the New York State Department of Transportation.  The D More...

Letters to the Editor

Collins doesn’t help public health

I’m not someone who believes in having government solve everyone’s problems. I think we all could stand to be a bit more self-sufficient. More...

Overtaxing is no laughing matter

I have always read the police blotter in The Bee for a few good laughs.  Recently, David Sherman’s opinions have come to my attention through his weekly column. More...

No politicking in Town Hall

Talk about irony. More...

Sports

West alum Jeremy Kelley signs with CFL’s Tiger-Cats

Jeremy Kelley has always been a football player. The difference now is that the 2006 West Seneca West graduate gets to pull on a professional jersey and play in front of almost 30,000 fans.  More...

‘Blue’ Athletics host summer track meet

West Seneca’s “Blue” Athletics program hosted its sixth “Indian Summer” Track and Field Invitational last Thursday at West Seneca West High School, and a number of athletes for the hosts recorded solid efforts. More...

Physicals 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. David’s continues Thursday concerts   More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 11 . Wellness Walk — Healthy outdoor walk with a botanical emphasis and wildlife too! Drop in program, 10 a.m.-12 noon Thursday, Aug. More...

Theater

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Art

fri. 12 . Don’t Call It a Comeback Show — Six solo exhibitions and one night of glory at the world’s bantamweight championship of Buffalo art, 6-10 p.m. Friday, Aug. More...