Weekly Feature



August 18, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

'Stay Strong Alyssa'

Friends and family of Alyssa Loschiavo held a car wash Saturday in the parking lot of Western New York Federal Credit Union to raise funds for the injured teen. More...

Editorial

Dismissal of ‘conditional approval’ commended

Bee Editorial

The West Seneca Planning Board made the right decision to not “conditionally approve” the site plan for a proposed new-build project during its Aug. 11 meeting.  More...

Out of the Past

Davis Toll Gate

The Davis Toll Gate stood astride Orchard Park Road near Ridge Road in the late 1800s and early 1900s. This is a view of the toll gate from the south side. More...

Spindle items

KIMBERLY McDOWELL

BENEFIT FOR EMILY — In March, The Bee reported on West Seneca East Senior’s success during its Bald for Bucks campaign.  The school was not only raising funds to help those throughout Western New York who are affected by cancer but a More...

Police Blotter

Jamaican scam artist threatens kidnapping

An underage individual was found to be in possession of an open container of alcohol on Seneca Street. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

I had a question about the account mini computer operator with a salary of $50,000 in our town hall. What exactly is an account mini computer operator with that salary? More...

Sports

West Seneca U10 girls soccer tryouts set

The West Seneca Soccer Club will be holding tryouts for its 2012 girls U10 team from 6 to 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 23, and from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, on Field K of the West Seneca Soccer Complex, 3747 Seneca Street. More...

West football awards Vonsik Practice Packs

Over 30 of West Seneca West’s varsity, JV and modified football players were recently awarded the annual Skip Vonsik Practice Packs for their dedication to this summer’s offseason program. More...

Otto among STAR Swimmers who qualify for Olympic trials

By this time next year, USA’s Olympic Swim team will be set. Amazingly, five swimmers from the STAR swim club are in the hunt to make the team. STAR is the only team in Buffalo with swimmers going to the trials. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

A benefit in remembrance of Adam Bartoszek, who died suddenly in June, will be held from 3 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, at Fontana’s Grove, 2299 Clinton St. More...

Business

TREO Sports & Fitness owner pens top-selling fitness book

Staying healthy and fit is not a “one-size-fits-all approach.” A customized program tailored to an individual is the key to achieving great results. More...

Events

BNI meeting topic focuses on doubling sales   More...

BBB warns of mystery shopping mail scam

Residents were not expecting a check for $2,485.55 when they opened their mailboxes recently, but the Better Business Bureau has heard from dozens of individuals in New York and several other states saying they got one.  More...

Decision postponed

West Seneca Town Board

Members of the West Seneca Town Board are expected to continue their discussion on the operations of the town Comptroller’s Office during their next regular meeting, scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 22. More...

‘Summerfest’

Inaugural event to be held Aug. 19-21

As the 150th anniversary of Fourteen Holy Helpers in West Seneca approaches, parishioners continue to uphold the church’s longtime tradition of “family”— the underlying theme for this weekend’s inaugural “Summerfes More...

Local News

Biology professor’s youth paved way for success

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

As a child, Dr. Ray Semlitsch used to spend countless days fishing and hunting throughout Western New York, especially in West Seneca where he grew up.  More...

'Mystery Stone'

The West Seneca Historical Society is seeking any information on this "mystery stone" that sits in a crumbling state in front of the Historical Museum, 919 Mill Road. More...

In brief

West Seneca Masonic Lodge No. 1111 recently presented six West Seneca students with scholarship money for the fall 2011 semester. The three graduates of West Seneca West Senior High School are Amber Brooks, Adam Johnson and Alysse Stevenson. More...

Letters to the Editor

Shift funding for Peer Counseling

The Peer Counseling program and its funding have again been debated. I would like to take a moment to look at this issue from a different perspective.  More...

Girls track, field also impressive

Congratulations to the entire West Seneca Girls District Hockey team for their selection as The West Seneca Bee’s Team of the Year for the 2010-11 school year, as published in the July 28 edition. More...

Town has disregard for its employees

I am writing this letter as a retired employee of the Town of West Seneca, having served the community for 18 years.  During my time serving as office manager for the Youth Bureau,   I was subjected to mistreatment by the director. More...

Lifestyles

S ’more than a feeling

The treats that make campers happy

National S’more Day was Aug. 10, a time to celebrate the popular campfire concoction: a sandwich made using two slabs of graham crackers, a piece of chocolate and a toasted marshmallow.  More...

On the campus

Alexandra Shanahan of West Seneca has received the Foundation Academic Scholarship, a one-time $1,000 merit award, for the 2011-12 academic year at Fredonia State College. Shanahan is a 2011 graduate of West Seneca East Senior High School.   More...

Appointment

Joseph P. Brennan of West Seneca was recently installed as treasurer, a one-year term, with the Rotary Club of Buffalo. More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 18 . Teddy Bear Picnic Herschell — Bring along your best bear for an afternoon of games, crafts, stories and treats. Enjoy “The Enchanted Bear” puppet show at 11:30 a.m. More...

Performance

sun. 21 .Garrison Keillor’s A Prairie Home Companion summer love tour featuring Nickel Creek’s Sara Watkins, the Guy’s All-Star Shoe Band and sound-effects man Fred Newman, 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. More...

Art

thurs. 18 . Art Sense-ations — A tour of the gallery for adults who are blind or partially sighted, 2-4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. More...