Weekly Feature



November 17, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Aspiring artist, musician turns 11 on 11/11/11

When Haleigh Kihl of South Cheektowaga celebrated her 10th birthday last year, she already had her sights set on turning 11 in 2011. On Friday, Nov. 11, 2011, to be exact. More...

Editorial

Out of the Past

Flood of 1963

These two scenes show the tremendous flooding of Cazenovia Creek that occurred in 1963. Amazingly, the flood did not occur during the usual spring thaw but due to heavy rains at the end of July. More...

Criticism of school district unfair

Bee Editorial

One of the Bee Heard items published in this week’s edition questions why information pertaining to the school district’s proposed property acquisition and capital improvement project was not mailed to residents before the West Seneca Boa More...

Spindle items

KIMBERLY McDOWELL

MARCHING TO SUCCESS — Congratulations to the West Seneca Marching Band for placing 11th at the U.S. Scholastic Band National Finals in Allentown, Pa., on Sunday.  More...

Obituaries

Death notice

LATHAM-DOMBROWSKI, Marcia Anne (nee Blanchard), of Depew, formerly of West Seneca, died Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011. Mrs. More...

Sports

Lady Trojans’ run ends in field hockey’s ‘B’ final

The best season in West Seneca East field hockey program history came to an end in the Section VI Class B Championship game Nov. 9, as top-seeded Hamburg took advantage of a slow start by third-seeded East to secure a 4-1 victory.  More...

East’s Rebecca Schmitt finishes ‘B’ race in top 80

Cross country states

West Seneca East junior Rebecca Schmitt placed fifth among the runners not from East Aurora who competed in Saturday’s Class B race at the annual state cross country championships, finishing 79th overall in 22:30.4.   More...

East girls swimming posts solid season

West Seneca East’s girls swimming team recently wrapped up its 2011 season with an 8-2 overall record, which was good for third place in the ECIC Division II standings.  More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Coffee house event blends art with music   More...

Entertainment

Live Local in WNY

thurs. 17 . Dr. Fameus — 10 p.m., DBGB, 253 Allen St., Buffalo; $.  More...

Theater

thurs. 17 . It Goes Like It Goes — UB Department of Theatre and Dance present the world premiere of Nathan R. Matthews’ musical feature the music of David Shire under the direction of Terry Berliner and Matthews. More...

Concerts

fri. 18 .If you still haven’t heard Bettye LaVette, go now before she gets too big to play a small venue. See this show, 8 p.m. Friday, Nov.  More...

Burchfield reports 5,000 volunteer hours in first year

One year after its appointment, the Friends of the Burchfield Nature and Art Center has willingly submitted a first-year review to the West Seneca Town Board. More...

A tribute to veterans

James Manley, left, chairman of the Walkway of Freedom, demonstrates his respect on Veterans Day during the Town of West Seneca’s annual ceremony on Friday. More...

Local News

Artist exhibits work at music awards

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Artist Mary Clair Rivera likens painting to meditation. “If I don’t do it every day, I get kind of cranky,” the Orchard Park woman says. More...

Police prevent possible gas station break-in

A 35-year-old Buffalo man is being charged with attempted burglary after his arrest last week in West Seneca.  David Dickinson of Moselle Street was observed standing next to the entry door of the Kwik Fill gas station at 3850 Clinton St. More...

Meeting

The West Seneca Board of Education will meet at 6:15 p.m. Monday, Dec. 5, in the auditorium at West Seneca West Senior High School, 3330 Seneca St. Visit www.wscschools.org on the day of the meeting for a copy of the agenda.   More...

Police Blotter

Man influenced by drugs calls police, hides in room

An Emerald Drive woman found what appeared to be a “pellet hole” in one of the double pane, gas-insulated windows to her living room. She told police that she heard a strange noise near the front of her house around 9 p.m. on Halloween, Oct. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

I read the West Seneca School District treasurer saying they may have to cut programs within the school district. If they took away all the salaries given to club advisors and coaches, they could save the district a huge amount of money. More...

Education

Innovative teacher combines art, democracy

The eighth-grade class at Queen of Heaven School in West Seneca recently participated in a study that investigated what would happen if students were given more control over their learning in the art room. More...

Lifestyles

National Adoption Month puts end to stereotypes

A doption and foster care are widely misunderstood, say those involved in the placement of children in new homes.  Many people have preconceived notions of children from foreign countries being the only ones available for adoption and a foster c More...

YMCA’s Turkey Trot race reaches expanded capacity

YMCA Buffalo Niagara reported on Tuesday that the capacity for its 116th annual Turkey Trot, which was recently expanded from 12,000 to 13,200 participants, has been reached.  No more registrations will be accepted for the Thanksgiving morning r More...

War of 1812 authority to speak Friday

Author and historian Anthony Pitch will speak on two critical aspects of the War of 1812 at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18, at the Clarence Town Park Club House, 10405 Main St.  More...

Business

Nominations sought for Community Awards

West Seneca Chamber of Commerce

Nominations are currently being accepted for the 2012 West Seneca Chamber of Commerce’s 65th annual Community Awards Dinner, which has been scheduled for Feb. 29. More...

BBB advises consumers on layaway plans

Before taking the dive into layaway this holiday season, the Better Business Bureau has advice on how to use this payment plan in lieu of credit cards.  More...

Business brief

The West Seneca Chamber of Commerce will host its annual membership meeting and election of directors at 11:15 a.m. Friday, Nov. 18, at Greyside Grille & Flappy’s Pub, 5700 Seneca St. (corner of Transit Road), West Seneca. More...