Weekly Feature



September 29, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Grants may replace town’s elevator, aid sewer repairs

The use for a Federal Community Development grant was up for discussion Monday night during the West Seneca Town Board’s regular meeting. Supervisor Wallace C. More...

Editorial

Out of the Past

Ebenezer Brewery

Originally built in the 1850s, the brewery of the Ebenezer Society or Community of True Inspiration was known as the Irr House at the time of this 1930 photograph. More...

Jamey Rodemeyer can finally rest in peace

Bee Editorial

We didn’t know you, Jamey, but we grieve for you. The story of your short life and your unbelievably tragic death has affected those of us close to home and people across the country.  It’s jarred us. More...

Spindle items

JASON NADOLINSKI

THAT’S WHY I DO WHAT I DO — When it comes to ways to make a living, I know things could be much, much worse than watching — and sometimes photographing — some of the area’s standout high school athletes doing what they l More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

I’m seeing a lot of articles in the paper lately about barking dogs in West Seneca. I also see and hear them; apparently, the owners don’t. More...

Lifestyles

Model A behavior

West Seneca man restores 1930 Ford

A rt Eisensmith has always been interested in cars. He went to Burgard Vocational High School and was a professional auto mechanic.  He spent a period working on race cars and a lifetime fixing his children’s cars.  More...

Burchfield Nature & Art Center

West Seneca Art Society members have planned their Fall Fine Art Show for Oct. 9-Nov. 2. More...

Fine art show planned

The West Seneca Art Society is planning a Fall Fine Art Show this October at the Charles E. Burchfield Nature & Art Center on Union Road in West Seneca.  The show will run from Sunday, Oct. 9, through Wednesday, Nov. 2.  More...

Entertainment

Special Events

thurs. 29 . More...

Family Activities

thurs. 29 . 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...

Theater

thurs. 6 . Halloween Dreams — Winner of the Fourth International Playwriting Competition sponsored by Elmira College, the play tells the story of a small town family that gets caught-up in a murder mystery on Halloween. More...

Breaking News - 10/4/2011 11:51 AM

Schools face untimely loss of West sophomore

A West Seneca West sophomore died suddenly last night after an apparent suicide.  West Seneca police were called to the home of a 16-year-old student around 9:30 p.m. Monday. More...

Driver strikes coyote near Clinton, Borden

A Clinton Street resident was caught off guard last week when a woman knocked on his door. “She asked if we owned a dog,” Mike Sulik said. More...

Royalty

  West Seneca West Senior High School chose to crown seniors Matt Peccia and Vicki Szrama as this year’s homecoming king and queen during the school’s pep rally on Friday. See page 12 for additional photos of West’s homecoming week. More...

Local News

West Seneca West: HOMECOMING 2011

Sophomore Molly Sikorski, left, gets chased down by freshman Briana Fridmann during West Seneca West Senior’s homecoming flag football game on Sept. 21. More...

Memoriam

Cheryl Kujawski is comforted by Mark Perez during the Purple Door Project’s vigil in front of Club Marcella, 622 Main St., Buffalo. The event was held in honor of Kujawski’s nephew, Jamey Rodemeyer, who died on Sept. 18 of an apparent suicide. More...

Character education sets foundation for acceptance

Bullying has been a longtime issue, not only in schools across the country but within society as a whole. It tends to only become a poignant discussion when an incident has gone too far, as was the case for 14-year-old Jamey Rodemeyer. More...

Letters to the Editor

Fresh Air Fund thanks supporters

This year, 51 New York City children found out once again just how special summer is in Western New York.  Fresh Air Fund hosts, volunteers and local supporters dedicated their time and efforts to help these inner-city youths experience simple s More...

Police Blotter

Lakeside Drive, Clinton Street targeted for theft

A Tampa Drive resident reported that two transactions totaling $661 were made with his debit card, without his authorization, at a Western Union location. More...

Sports

Family affair

East’s Kevin Maroney, accompanied by dad, defies autism to run cross country

Running has always been a part of the Maroney family’s makeup, and now countless others will bear witness to the power that sport holds within the family anytime West Seneca East’s cross country team competes this fall.  More...

Trojan gridders bounce back from first loss, blank Bennett

Andy Smigiera showed off his versatility Friday night, scoring with his feet and his arm to help guide the Trojans to a 22-0 victory over Bennett one week after they suffered their first loss of the season.  While Smigiera grabbed the spotlight More...

Fore!

West Seneca East’s Matt Kwiatkowski, left photo, blasts his way out of the rough and onto the green, while West’s Jon Needham successfully exits a sand trap in the right photo during the More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Enjoy the Journey Art Gallery presents “All That Glitters,” which features handmade original designs by artist Susan Hattrich Makoczy. The event will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30. More...

Business

Community service is ‘way of life’

Sgroi Financial LLC celebrates 40 years of investing, planning

Investing is as much about the future as it is a tradition for clients at Sgroi Financial. More...

Events

Theatre panel to discuss money, morality   More...

Gerbasi to be honored at UNYTS anniversary event

Upstate New York Transplant Services is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, and Dr. More...