Weekly Feature



October 20, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Town gives consideration to ordinance, code changes

Several proposed changes to about 10 different town ordinances were discussed at the West Seneca Town Board meeting on Monday night. More...

Editorial

Out of the Past

Laura Wright, missionary

Laura Wright, along with her husband, Rev. Asher Wright, began missionary work among the Seneca Indians on the Buffalo Creek Reservation in 1831. More...

Communication added to board’s ‘to-do list’

Bee Editorial

More than a year ago, The Bee published an editorial about the “long to-do list ahead for three-member board” pertaining to the effects of downsizing. More...

Spindle items

KIMBERLY McDOWELL

WINES AT THE SHRINE — One of the largest gatherings of wineries is expected to take over West Seneca this weekend, according to the Shriners of Western New York.  “Wines at the  Shrine” will take place at 7 p.m.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.I recently read about the proposal to widen the entrance for East Senior High School onto Seneca Street. More...

Education

Good sportsmanship

Following West Seneca East’s Friday night loss on the football field, Principal Jonathan Cervoni dons a West Seneca West jersey in front of West’s interim principal, John “Jay” Brinker, on Monday. More...

Energy-efficient classroom projects eligible for award

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority has extended its application deadline for awards to support classroom projects designed to increase students’ knowledge about energy efficiency and sustainability in their homes. More...

Read for the record

On Friday, Corey Bourkney reads to Michael Kozlowski, Alice Dobrzenski and Hunter Yax at EduKids’ West Seneca center during the sixth annual “Read for the Record” national event. More...

Lifestyles

The Auslanders

A little bit of Bavaria in Western New York

I f you’ve raised a glass at an Oktoberfest this fall, chances are good that The Auslanders were playing at the time.  The German band has been performing throughout Western New York since 1974. More...

Couple celebrate 60 years

Marjorie and Gordon P. Barth Jr. of West Seneca celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with a dinner with their children.  Gordon P. Barth Jr. married the former Marjorie Weidrich on Oct. More...

Winchester Elementary craft, vendor fair to feature dozens of participants

Winchester Elementary School will sponsor its annual craft and vendor fair from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. More...

Business

Gemcor retains services of McGuire Development during expansion of its West Seneca facility

McGuire Development Company — a local commercial development, brokerage and property management firm — will provide owner representation services to Gemcor during a major expansion at the company’s headquarters in West Seneca.  More...

West Seneca Chamber of Commerce continues Breakfast Speaker series

The West Seneca Chamber of Commerce has three remaining presentations in this year’s Breakfast Speaker series, held at 7:30 a.m. Tuesdays. On Oct. More...

Mercy unveils Heritage Corridor

Mercy Hospital of Buffalo, 565 Abbott Road, recently dedicated and blessed its new main lobby and Heritage Corridor, which connects the new emergency center with the expanded main lobby.  The Heritage Corridor features a 60-foot mural that chron More...

West Seneca Cares for Kids continues mission of clothing children in need

Campaign goal set at $7K for second year

Around this time five years ago, Western New York was dark, cold and buried beneath snow. Many were left without power and struggled to keep warm. More...

Pantry receives nearly $5K in one week

Three weeks ago when the West Seneca Food Pantry began its expansion fund campaign, Director Mary Lou Dietrich knew she’d have a long ways to go before meeting the $50,000 goal. More...

Local News

Native recently honored for ‘swallowing the anchor’

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

After 24 years of service with the U.S. Navy, Chief Petty Officer Raymond F. More...

String of vehicle thefts prompt reminder from police

After a recent increase in the number of vehicle thefts, West Seneca police are reminding residents to lock their car doors.  None of the vehicles involved in this recent string of thefts sustained damage, indicating to police that the incidents More...

Town supervisor candidates to debate at East Senior

West Seneca East Senior High School will host a debate between the two major party candidates for the office of Town of West Seneca supervisor.  Wallace C. Piotrowski and Sheila M. Meegan will square off in their only public debate at 6:30 p.m. More...

Letters to the Editor

Vote responsibly this November

Every new administration must deal with the mistakes of the past, manage the present and prepare for the future. Who should those town leaders be? Why should we vote for this one or that?  More...

Permit delay a political move

I note that the Town of West Seneca has delayed its appeal of the court order to grant the Houghton College special permit. Why? Is it because they feel they will lose and don’t want the decision made until after Election Day? Of course.  More...

Family expresses thanks for support

My husband, Kevin Licker, and I — along with our son, Dan — would like to thank the community for the tremendous outpouring of support that was given at a benefit held in Dan’s honor on Sept. More...

Obituaries

Phyllis Adele McMullen, 88, church volunteer

Phyllis Adele McMullen, 88, of West Seneca, died Monday, Oct. 10, 2011.  Mrs. More...

Sports

West football edges East for year’s first win

Michienzi’s stop on two-point conversion attempt seals Indians’ 21-19 victory

Jake Michienzi was one of the final — and biggest — heroes for West Seneca West’s football team Friday night, as his stop on West Seneca East’s two-point conversion attempt with 28 seconds to play in regulation ended the India More...

East boys soccer earns season sweep over Sweet Home

West Seneca East’s boys soccer team earned another statement victory Thursday — at the expense of the same state-ranked team — when the Trojans pulled off the season sweep against Sweet Home in overtime, 2-1.  More...

Sullivan leads West cross country’s contingent at Seneca Park Invitational

Junior Kalen Sullivan placed third in a personal-best 5K time of 16:11.63 as the only male West Seneca West cross country runner to participate in Saturday’s 22nd Seneca Park Invitational in Rochester.  The only other male athlete to repre More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

St. Peter’s UCC holds third Friday coffeehouse   More...

Entertainment

Art

fri. 21 . Taxonomy of a Landscape — Victoria Sambunaris’s photographs capture the expansive American landscape and the natural and fabricated adaptations that appear throughout it.  More...

Symphonic

fri. 21 . Meridian Arts Ensemble — UB Department of Music presents the ensemble in a 25th anniversary concert performance of commissions and brass ensemble works from the Baroque and Renaissance eras, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct.  More...

Comedy

fri. 21 .Come watch the interactive improv experience as Comedy Sportz Buffalo presents the Bleu Cheezes, led by Captain Jodi Cook, as they take on Red Hot Wingz led by Captain John Kehoe, 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. More...