Weekly Feature



September 15, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Out of the Past

Steamroller

West Seneca’s early highway department is shown here in a photograph from 1918. The unidentified crew is operating a steam-powered road roller on one of the town’s roadways. More...

Who is the town’s real ‘watchdog?’

Bee Editorial

Three years ago, the Town Board authorized the approval of a $50,000 serial bond to cover the cost of “radio system upgrades and GPS units” for use by the town’s Highway and Sanitation departments. More...

Spindle items

KIMBERLY McDOWELL

9 / 11 — When September came, a heavy emphasis was placed on the days leading up to the 10-year anniversary of the day our country fell victim to terrorist attack.  More...

Police Blotter

Motel guest damages lawn after night of drinking

A woman’s wallet was reportedly removed from her purse while she was shopping at Tops on Harlem Road. The wallet contained about $200 cash and several bank and credit cards, as well as the woman’s license. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

Just as President Obama inherited President Bush’s mess, Supervisor Piotrowski inherited the AmeriCorps fiasco. All of the past and some of the present board members are not without blame in the AmeriCorps matter. More...

Sports

East ends Iroquois football’s domination

Interception return for touchdown proves costly as Chiefs remain winless

For quite some time — and especially as the teams’ league rivalry has heated up over the past few years — Iroquois’ football team has found a way to prevent West Seneca East from engineering a way to win.  More...

West golfers seeking return to win column

After going winless in 2010, it’s safe to say the biggest goal for West Seneca West golf coach Lori Potter and her 17 golfers this fall is to get the Indians back to the win column at least a few times.  More...

Lady Indians’ soccer clamps down to defeat Jamestown for first win

West Seneca West’s girls soccer team saw its preseason-long dedication to working hard come to fruition Monday, as the Lady Indians knocked off Jamestown, 3-2, for their first win of the year.  More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Pie, pumpkin contests to be held at Burchfield   More...

Entertainment

Special Events

thurs. 15  .. Winds, Waves and Wines X11 — Wineries provide you with tasting from the cellars as an annual fundraiser for the Aquarium, 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. More...

Speakers

thurs. 15   More...

Family Activities

thurs. 15 . 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...

Meegan, Hart, Rusinski lead local races in primary

Councilwoman Sheila M. Meegan appears to have won the Democratic primary for West Seneca town supervisor, based on unofficial results from the Erie County Board of Elections. More...

Town Board takes heat for politics, lack of responsibility

There’s no question that it’s a major election year in the Town of West Seneca. More...

Local News

Become at ‘peace’ with finances

Fellowship Wesleyan to offer financial program beginning Sept. 25

Brian Smith was only 12 minutes from his home in Marilla when his motorcycle collided with another vehicle that had failed to yield to a stop sign. More...

Native serves as military medic in Afghanistan

A machine is only as good as the sum of its parts.  To keep the insurgent-fighting machine running smoothly in Task Force Patriot’s area of operations in Afghanistan, having medical personnel who can save lives positioned in the right plac More...

Remembering 9/11

Artist Fran Lagana-Brooks of West Seneca signs one of her prints, titled “Remembering” in commemoration of the Sept. 11 attacks, during a 10-year anniversary event held Sunday at the Made in America store in East Aurora. More...

Letters to the Editor

Put safety before collection of tolls

I was attempting to drive home to West Seneca from a music festival that I attended during the weekend in Hunter, N.Y., near the Catskills. More...

Bee editorial unfair to town councilman

I think the Dale Clarke Bee editorial (“Residents can see through political agendas,” Aug. 25), was unfortunate and unfair. More...

Education

BEEP ‘Employability Portfolio’ showcased at national conference

Two recent West Seneca Academy graduates along with two of West Seneca’s faculty members were invited to present at the annual National Academy Foundation Summer Institute for Staff Development in San Francisco, Calif. this summer. More...

Lifestyles

Keeping Tabs

East Elementary student collects pop tabs for juvenile cancer patients

Jackson Glynn heard from a family friend that collecting pop tabs could help children with cancer. Despite the idea sounding a bit abstract, the 9-year-old wasted no time after that.  More...

Senior News

These activities are scheduled at the West Seneca Senior Center, 4620 Seneca St. For more information, call the center at 675-9288 or visit the town’s website at www.westseneca.net.  Friday, Sept. 16   More...

Photo

BACKPACK BLESSING — Ten-year-old Brooke Billinghurst, a fifth-grade student at West Middle School, has her backpack blessed by the Rev. Allen Farabee at St. More...

Business

Chiro One Wellness adjusts, educates for healthy lifestyles

Weekly health, wellness classes to begin next week at new facility

Chiropractors Danial Qureshi and Mohamed Munassar each have their own history of pains associated with the neck and back.  More...

Events

BNI schedules September meeting   More...

Olympia Sports at Southgate to ‘give kids a chance’

Now through Oct. 10, customers of Olympia Sports in Southgate Plaza will be encouraged to donate $1 to the Jimmy Fund in support of pediatric cancer research and care at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.  More...