Weekly Feature



October 13, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Mystery surrounds teen’s death

The investigation continues into the death of a Depew teenager, whose body was discovered Monday afternoon in Cheektowaga, near the West Seneca border. More...

Editorial

Out of the Past

Reserve Road Farm

For the first 100 years of its history, West Seneca was very much an agricultural community. From the time of the Ebenezers up to the period of suburban growth, which began in the 1950s and 1960s, family farms covered the town. More...

Calling on students, community to make an impact

Bee Editorial

We asked and you delivered. More...

Spindle items

KIMBERLY McDOWELL

HAPPY BEE-DAY — The West Seneca Bee, your official community newspaper, turns 32 years old this month.  As our annual 2011 Community Guide states, it’s important for us to maintain an open line of communication to better serve you.&n More...

Police Blotter

Suspended driver panics, voluntarily pulls over

An unknown male pumped nearly $60 worth of gas from Tops Express on Orchard Park Road and left without paying. The man avoided the manager, who attempted to wave him down. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

I just recently learned that the West Seneca West varsity football team has been going back to their elementary schools to some of their favorite classes and teachers and reading every Friday to the elementary school students. More...

Obituaries

Dorothy F. Lachat, former president of Miraculous Medal Society

Dorothy F. Lachat, 86, of West Seneca, died Monday, Sept. 19, 2011.  Mrs. Lachat was born in Buffalo and moved to Winchester at the age of 5. More...

Lifestyles

Super Senior

Garden Gate resident helps GIs

Shirley Then may seem to be an average resident of Garden Gate Health Care Facility, but she is in fact something of a charity machine and cottage industry guru.  The former West Seneca resident was solely responsible for organizing a collection More...

‘My Fair Lady’ to feature female residents

Two West Seneca women will assume roles in the Aurora Players upcoming production of “My Fair Lady,” to be shown at East Aurora’s Roycroft Pavilion beginning Oct. 21.  Nancy A. 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, Oct. 14   More...

Business

Teacher’s ‘day made better’ thanks to retailer’s generosity

Virginia Chatelle has spent the last 22 years “building” her classroom, meaning that she buys books, paint, glue, paper and other classroom supplies with money out of her own pocket. More...

Events

Friendship Express Program unveils redesign   More...

Owners of Orchard Park Inn charged by Immigration, Customs Enforcement

The owners and operators of the Orchard Park Inn, 2268 Southwestern Blvd., Mahesh Ambu, 51, and his wife, Joytiben Ambu, 50, were given multiple charges by the U.S. More...

Supervisor files 2012 budget, boasts consistent tax decrease

Town of West Seneca Supervisor Wallace C. More...

The chosen two

Alex Martin and Jessica Dolac were named this year’s homecoming king and queen during West Seneca East Senior’s pep assembly on Friday. See more homecoming photos on page 12. More...

Local News

WEST SENECA EAST HOMECOMING 2011

  Senior Emily Picone attempts to outrun junior opponents Rebecca D’Hilly, far left, Leah Wacienga and Rebecca Schmitt during West Seneca East Senior’s homecoming powder puff matchup on Tuesday.  More...

West Middle honored for anti-bullying efforts

Students at West Seneca West Middle School know that it takes one person to inspire change. More...

Poloncarz highlights Leydecker bridge among ‘structurally deficient’

Mark Poloncarz made his rounds to West Seneca on Saturday to exemplify just some of the changes he would make as the next county executive. More...

Letters to the Editor

What happened to the GPS units?

I’m concerned that our Town Board has let an approved $50,000 grant for radio and GPS units for the Highway Department languish. More...

Friends of Library gives back to schools

Thank you to The Bee for supporting our West Seneca Public Library and the activities of our volunteer organization, the Friends of the West Seneca Public Library. More...

Jamey made a difference

Finally, America is taking a stand. Bullies of America, your days are numbered. Jamey (Rodemeyer), you lost your life, but now you are winning the battle. More...

Sports

West girls soccer earns rare win over Lancaster

West Seneca West girls soccer coach Jennifer Bell always enjoys facing Lancaster — even though success against the Lady Redskins has been elusive — because of the fact that Lancaster is where she did her student teaching.  More...

Trojan gridders clinch Fed berth

West Seneca East’s football team secured a spot in the Class A Federation playoffs by virtue of defeating South Park in Friday’s homecoming game, 28-18 — improving to 4-2 on the year while doubling last year’s win total in the More...

Photo

IN A TWIST — West Seneca West freshman Kelly Lindner completes a dive during the Lady Indians’ 76-26 loss to Orchard Park Friday. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

An opening reception for the Fall Art Show will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14, at the Burchfield Nature & Art Center, 2001 Union Road, West Seneca. More...

Entertainment

Special Events

thurs. 13 . More...

Theater

thurs. 13 . Enron — Buffalo State College Theater Department’s production of Lucy Prebble’s ensemble play. Performances: 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday Oct. 13--15 and 20-22; 2 p.m.  More...

Family Activities

thurs. 13 . 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, Oct. More...