Weekly Feature



August 25, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

School Board looks to expand East Senior property

West Seneca East Senior is notorious for its narrow driveway — the entrance is easy to miss or pass by since the school sits far back on its property, behind several homes and trees along Seneca Street. More...

Editorial

Out of the Past

Wendling’s Road House

Wendling’s Road House and General Store stood on the southwest corner of Mill Road and Seneca Street into the 1960s. It contained a picnic grove, livery stable, horse trough and feed store. More...

Residents can see through political agendas

Several residents expressed their disappointment Monday night in regards to the way Councilman Dale F. Clarke acted during the Town Board’s Aug. More...

Spindle items

KIMBERLY McDOWELL

THE GREEN HOUSE — My parents were young when they purchased their first home. Both in their early 20s, the newlyweds happily settled on a modest-sized, two-story fixer upper in Woodlawn. More...

Police Blotter

Man loses credit cards, wallet in drunken stupor

A brown 1990 GMC Vandura was allegedly stolen from a Mineral Springs Road parking lot. The vehicle reportedly contained more than $5,000 worth of tools and equipment, including a pressure washer. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

Can you tell me why, at Sunshine Park and Firemen’s Field, there is someone cutting the grass daily? Are you kidding me? The grass has been burned for a month, but yet we are still paying to mow the grass daily. More...

Education

Students explore IT careers

West Seneca students enrolled in the Academy of Information Technology recently traveled to local businesses to explore jobs in the field of information technology during the fourth annual AOIT Summer Camp program. More...

Lifestyles

Tapping to the top

Allendale student wins multiple pageant honors

At the Raithel household in West Seneca, you might notice two glittery, pink trophies from the New York National American Miss Pageant — one for first place in the talent competition and the other for runner-up in the top model contest. More...

West Seneca Art Society

Artists sought for fall show   The West Seneca Art Society invites Western New York painters, sculptors and photographers to be a part of its Fall Art Show at the Burchfield Nature & Art Center, located at 2001 Union Road in West Seneca.&nbs More...

On the campus

Kellie A. Toporczyk of West Seneca recently earned a Bachelor of Science degree in cell and molecular biology from Harpur College of Arts and Sciences at Binghamton University.   More...

Business

Feathers flying at Hairway to Heaven

It didn’t take long for the newest craze in hair accessories to hit West Seneca, and now Hairway to Heaven is the latest in the industry to provide feather extensions to its customers.  The feathers come in a variety of colors and offer a More...

CW Price joins Southgate Plaza

A grand-opening celebration was held last week for discount retailer CW Price, the latest store to open in Southgate Plaza.  The store opened in the space previously occupied by A.J. Wright. More...

Spots available for Chamber’s 21st annual golf outing

The West Seneca Chamber of Commerce continues to accept reservations for its 21st annual golf tournament, to be held Wednesday, Sept. 14, at the Links at Ivy Ridge, 12221 Main St., Akron.  Registration will begin at 10:30 a.m. More...

Breaking News - 8/31/2011 6:56 AM

Early morning speed, foot chase leads to arrest

Robert B. Testa, 35, was arrested at approximately 1:50 a.m. Officials say he is also charged with unlawful fleeing a police officer in a motor vehicle, and numerous other vehicle and traffic law violations. More...

Town Board re-establishes ‘deputy comptroller’

‘Where’s Walmart?’ Gullo said property owner has until end of week to respond

After two weeks of heated debates and accusations, the West Seneca Town Board has voted to re-establish the position of deputy town comptroller. More...

SUMMERFEST

Kyllee Prince serves fried dough to Carol Ehnes of Cheektowaga during the weekend at Summerfest, organized by Fourteen Holy Helpers in West Seneca. More...

Local News

Fahey vies for Assembly seat in 145th District

Chris Fahey will run for New York State’s 145th Assembly District, he said Friday at the Buffalo Irish Center in South Buffalo.  His candidacy follows the recent announcement that incumbent Mark Schroeder, D-West Seneca, plans to resign hi More...

Guitar Factory ‘picks’ Rock Ed for donation

The Guitar Factory netted more than $1,000 at its inaugural fundraising event last week and donated the funds to the West Seneca East Middle School rock band, Rock Ed.  Eighteen students were showcased during “Summer Jam,” held Aug. More...

Rotary honors Food Pantry director as ‘hero’

Mary Lou Dietrich, director of the West Seneca Food Pantry, has been selected as the Rotary Club of West Seneca’s 2011 Community Hero.  She will receive the Paul Harris Award, the highest award given by Rotary International, on Friday, Sep More...

Letters to the Editor

Clarifying Open Meetings Law

I am writing in response to the letter to the editor, “Town has disregard for its employees,” which appeared in last week’s edition.  The writer appears to misapprehend what the Open Meetings Law is intended, and in fact does, More...

Kudos to buying American-made

I just want to take this opportunity to respond to the editorial about your American made car. Too bad our illustrious president does not share your same views.  More...

Highway crews do outstanding job

The West Seneca Highway Department came to my home on Tuesday, Aug. 16, to take down a huge branch that was hanging over the front lawn. Workers also trimmed other branches that were either dead or were hanging over the roof.  More...

Sports

Walter makes ‘11 National Team at VISA Championships

Gymnastics Unlimited

Hannah Walter, from Gymnastics Unlimited in West Seneca, moved up in rank for her second year on the USA National Gymnastics Rhythmics Team, placing sixth all-around at the prestigious VISA Championships, held this past weekend in Minneapolis, Minn. More...

Fleet Feet 15K slated

The Fleet Feet 15K “Run into Buffalo” will be held at 8 a.m. Monday, Sept. More...

Buffalo Lacrosse Academy to offer multiple programs

Registration for the Buffalo Lacrosse Academy’s boys Fall Ball clinics is currently underway, as is a program geared at young first-timers to the sport.  More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Yard sale, cookie contest to be held at library   More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 25 . Wellness Walk — Healthy outdoor walk with a botanical emphasis and wildlife too. Drop in program, 10 a.m.-12 noon Thursday, Aug. More...

Art

ongoing: now- Aug. 26 . Theme Brúlée — Annual members’ show on display now through Friday, Aug. 26 at Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, 341 Delaware Ave., Buffalo; Free. More...

Festivals

fri. 26 & sat. 27 . Historic Lewiston Jazz Festival — Performances of more than 150 artist in five different outdoor venues and inside local establishments. Featured artist, Kurt Elling, will perform 8 p.m. More...