Weekly Feature



November 10, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Headed for States

West Seneca East junior Rebecca Schmitt maintains her focus on the hilly course at Elma Meadows en route to finishing Friday’s Section VI Cross Country Championships’ Class B race sixth o More...

Editorial

Out of the Past

Paving Orchard Park Road

A photograph from circa 1905 shows a crew paving Orchard Park Road. A small steam locomotive is being used to haul railcars full of supplies on a small-gauge track located down the middle of the road. More...

Officials-elect have much to prove in 2012

Bee Editorial

When taxpayers don’t see the changes they’re looking for in local government, they take matters into their own hands by electing new officials. More...

Spindle items

KIMBERLY McDOWELL

11/11/11 — For some, Nov. 11 is just another day on the calendar. The 315th day, to be exact.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Reading the police blotter, I noticed numerous break-ins in garages and houses. When was the last time you saw a patrol in your neighborhood?  More...

Sports

East names October’s Athletes of the Month

West Seneca East’s Varsity “E” Club and Girls Athletic Association recently named Meredith Smietana, Ellen Ball, Kayleigh Waslewski, Kaitlyn Kraebel, Heather Andrews, Caitlin Protas, Matt Kwiatkowski, Zachary Fineour and Dakota Mich More...

Late goal propels East field hockey to final

Like it has many times this season, Iroquois’ field hockey team found itself facing an early deficit when it took on West Seneca East in Friday’s Section VI Class B semifinal, leading to another quest to snatch victory from the jaws of de More...

Photo

BUMP IN THE ROAD — West Seneca East’s Rebecca D’Hilly bumps the ball during the eighth-seeded Lady Trojans’ 18-25, 16-25, 16-25 loss to top-seeded Williamsville North in a Sec More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Southtowns Y to host free health screenings   The Southtowns Family YMCA branch, 1620 Southwestern Blvd., will host BlueCross/BlueShield of Western New York for free glucose screenings on Friday, Nov. 11. More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 10  .. 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, Nov. More...

Auditions

mon. 14 & tues. 15 . Damn Yankees — Lancaster Opera House is seeking men and women (ages 18+) for a June 2012 production. Auditions will be held at the Lancater Opera House, 7-10 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14 & Tuesday, Nov. 15. More...

Theater

thurs. 10 . Damn Yankees — Richard Adler and Jerry Ross musical under the direction of Steven Braddock for Niagara University Theatre. Performances: 7 p.m. Thursday; 7:30 p.m. Friday, 2 & 7:30 p.m. More...

West Seneca gets clean slate with new supervisor, council members, legislator

When residents say they want change, they mean it. With 48 districts out of 50 reporting in the Town of West Seneca, taxpayers have elected Sheila M. More...

BOE hears little resistance to proposed project

The West Seneca Board of Education heard little opposition from taxpayers Monday night after a short presentation on the district’s intention to purchase roughly 4.75 acres of land adjacent to East Senior High School. More...

Local News

Veterans Day 2011

Town plans annual ceremony

The Town of West Seneca will observe Veterans Day with its annual ceremony at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 11. This will take place at the “Walkway of Freedom,” located between the West Seneca Public Library and Town Hall, 1250 Union Road.  More...

Pantry nears halfway mark for expansion fund goal

The West Seneca Food Pantry expansion fund is well on its way toward meeting its goal. Donations made in the last week, totaling $10,630, have brought the year-to-date total to $22,455.  More...

Sex offender locator available on social networking site

With a few clicks, users of a social networking site can get information about medium- and high-risk sex offenders living in their neighborhoods.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Sherman column off the mark

I am taking David Sherman’s advice and writing a letter to the editor. This is strange, because I normally never take advice from Conservatives. More...

Police Blotter

Drunk driver mistakes vehicle for ‘pile of leaves’

Patrol responded to Carriage Parkway where a woman had struck a parked vehicle. She told patrol that she thought it was “a pile of leaves.” More...

Obituaries

Virginia Janssen, auxiliary member

Virginia “Ginny” Janssen, 94, of Lancaster, died Monday, Oct. 31, 2011.  The former Virginia McLeod was born in Akron and attended the Akron School. She married Arthur F. Janssen on Oct. 8, 1946, in Erie, Pa.  Mrs. More...

Lifestyles

Keepers of the Western Door

West Seneca has much to remember for Native American Heritage Month

During the month of November, the triumphs, struggles and stories of Native Americans will be remembered across the United States in celebration of Native American Heritage Month.  The town of West Seneca has a great deal of history to be recogn More...

Times set for holiday, public skate sessions

The West Seneca Recreation Department will host open skate sessions on the following days and times during the fall and winter seasons:  Holiday Skate: 12:05 to 2:05 on Fridays, Nov. 11 and 25.  Adult Skate: 9:20 a.m. to 11:20 a.m. More...

Couple honeymoon in Hawaii

Jill Pitzonka married Jonathan Clark during a sunrise ceremony on Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2011, in Waimanalo, Hawaii. The Rev. Capt. Howard Welfeld officiated.  The bride is the daughter of Louis Pitzonka of West Seneca and the late Anne Pitzonka. More...

Business

Job seekers gain new tool

New York State has launched a new website designed to help New Yorkers find a job.  The website, www.labor.ny.gov/jobs/regional. More...

Business briefs

The West Seneca Chamber of Commerce will host its Breakfast Speaker Series at 7:30 a.m. on Tuesdays, Nov. 15 and Dec. 8. Cost is $10 for Chamber members or $12 for future members. More...

Events

Erie County Council to host FASD conference   More...