Weekly Feature



September 8, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

East bashes Hamburg in football opener

Indians put up big numbers but fall in game played at Syracuse University

West Seneca East and West Seneca West’s football teams opened their respective 2011 seasons 150 miles apart Friday night, and while only one team was able to walk away victoriously, both squads had plenty to smile about by the end of the evenin More...

Editorial

Out of the Past

Center Road & Seneca Street

In this circa 1930s photograph, the intersection of Center Road (left) and Seneca Street is shown at the westernmost end of Center Road looking east. At that time, there was a store operated by John Huber at the intersection. More...

Don’t just vote the party line

Bee Editorial

Get out and vote. We start to hear that call at this time of year as primaries and the general election approach. Sometimes, however, it’s too easy to think that our civic responsibility starts and stops with voting.  More...

Spindle items

KIMBERLY McDOWELL

A NEW BEGINNING — I felt nostalgic for my youth after seeing a slew of photographs that were posted by proud mothers on Facebook of their children’s first day of school.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

As for Mr. Collins’ comments about the county parks being in such good shape, I walk through Chestnut Ridge Park three times a week, and I’ve never seen a worker this entire summer. More...

Lifestyles

Gluten Freedom Day offers advice to celiac sufferers

I n recent years, gluten-free foods have become well-known. But for the estimated 3 million Americans with celiac disease, gluten-free products are not just trendy, they’re critical to their health.  More...

Couple honeymoon in Aruba

Lisa Marie Myers married Patrick Thomas Newell during an afternoon ceremony on Saturday, Aug. 6, 2011, at St. Thomas Aquinas Church in Buffalo. The Rev. Art Smith officiated.  The bride is the daughter of Concetta and Michael P. More...

Pair travel to St. Lucia

Dawn Fronckowiak married Erik Geslak during an afternoon ceremony on Saturday, July 30, 2011, at Blessed John XXIII Church in West Seneca. The Rev. Paul M. More...

Business

Financial seminar planned for small business owners

Next week, Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Buffalo Inc. will host a one-hour financial education course designed to assist small business owners with their emerging businesses.  The seminar will be held from 8 to 9 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. More...

Southtowns Radiology to provide free mammograms

Southtowns Radiology and Cancer Services Program of Western New York are collaborating to provide free mammograms to both underinsured and uninsured women throughout WNY.  The mammograms will be offered at 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. More...

Multisorb honored for 50 years of service

Multisorb Technologies in West Seneca has been recognized by both Rep. More...

Breaking News - 9/14/2011 5:52 AM

Meegan, Hart, Rusinski lead local races

Sheila M. Meegan appears to have taken the lead in the Democratic primary, based on the unofficial results being reported by the Erie County Board of Elections. More...

Primary features candidates for supervisor, board

Residents will be one step closer to knowing the candidates on the November ballot after this year’s primary election on Tuesday, Sept. 13. More...

Cider Mill open for fall

The Mayer Brothers Cider Mill & Bakery in West Seneca is now open through Thanksgiving week, according to the Mayer family in a press release.  Located at the corner of Seneca Creek and Transit roads, the mill building was purchased in 1852 More...

Local News

It's tricky

Seven-year-old Christian Gattie maneuvers his skateboard down a sidewalk along Briarwood Drive on Sunday with Marianna Braun, 12, and Seiaph Braun, 9, watching from behind. More...

St. David’s to host ‘Backpack Blessing’

All students, teachers and other school personnel are invited to receive a special blessing at 10 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 11, at St. David’s Church, 3951 Seneca St. More...

Firefighters ‘pay it forward’

When the October storm of 2006 slammed Western New York with wet, heavy snow that downed trees, clogged roadways and left thousands of residents without power for several days, firefighters from downstate offered assistance.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Bove’s negative tactics must cease

I was disappointed to see Christina Bove dive directly into the mud in your recent article announcing my run for County Legislature (“Lorigo vies against Bove for nomination,” Sept. 1).  More...

Police Blotter

Motorcyclist abandons ejected passenger

A resident on Chamberlin Drive reported that her apartment had been broken into, though nothing was said to be missing at that time. A man was caught in an alleged attempt to steal a $40 fishing pole from Kmart on Orchard Park Road. More...

Sports

BNCC director to lead West girls volleyball

West Seneca West first-year varsity girls volleyball coach Rocco Lucci may not have coached specifically at the high school level before, but it’s hard to imagine the Lady Indians being in better hands this season.  More...

Trojans’ new boys soccer coach familiar with most players from offseason teams

West Seneca East’s new boys varsity soccer coach, Joe Sorrentino, may look like an unfamiliar face upon first glance — but to many of the squad’s players, Sorrentino has been a staple in their offseason play for quite a few years.&n More...

Photo

IT’S SMART TO SPLIT — West Seneca West’s Ryan Smart sends the ball through an attempted block by Amherst’s Evan Thielman, left, and Tom Mellody during early pool play in Satur More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Reception planned for solo art exhibit   More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 8 . After-School Escape — Children, grades K-5, are invited to enjoy a one-hour program for kids featuring a different, fun, outdoor activity each week, 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. More...

Special Events

fri. 9 & sat. 10 . Second Chance Sheltering Network Yard Sale & Chicken Barbecue — Yard sale takes place 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9 & Saturday, Sept. 10. The barbecue begins at 12 noon Saturday, Sept. More...

Concerts

thurs. 8 .Country music star Keith Urban and his “Get Closer 2011 World Tour” stops in Buffalo, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8 at the First Niagara Center, 1 Seymour Knox III Plaza, Buffalo; $. More...