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November 24, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Out of the Past

Ebenezer Grist Mill

This image from an old tintype, dating from the mid-1800s, shows an Ebenezer Society grist mill that stood on the north side of Cazenovia Creek near Mill Road. It was destroyed by fire in 1893. More...

Regents should do more than ‘watch’ schools

Bee Editorial

Parents, taxpayers, school administrators and the community at large should be proud to know that all West Seneca schools, as well as the West Seneca Central School District as a whole, are ranked “in good standing” for the 2011-12 academ More...

Spindle items

KIMBERLY McDOWELL

GLOBALIZATION — It was a refreshing experience to sit in on the discussions between the educators from the Hebei District in Tianjin, China, and West Seneca Central administrators last week. More...

Education

East Senior High School posts honor roll

The following West Seneca East Senior High School students have been named to the honor roll for the first quarter of the 2011-12 school year:  Grade 12   More...

School news

Canisius High School has named the following West Seneca student residents to the first-quarter honor roll for the 2011-12 school year: MacKenzie Burlow, Christopher Cych, Nathan Fisher, Shane Fiust-Klink, John Flynn, Robert George, David Keil, Thoma More...

Book Club plans first meeting of year

All parents want the very best for their children. But what happens when the very best involves breaking the law? West Seneca schools’ Global Awareness Book Club will host its kickoff event at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 30. More...

Lifestyles

Gone but not forgotten

Ceremony to celebrate service of Civil War veteran

William I. Moeller, a West Seneca resident, enlisted in the Union Army on Dec.  13, 1861, almost exactly  150 years ago. More...

Reflect on blessings this Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving — what a powerful word. One that brings to mind wonderful moments spent with family and friends. It’s a time where people sit down to eat one of the biggest meals of the whole year. More...

Bodensteiner- Marmion

Teri and John Bodensteiner of West Seneca announce the engagement of their daughter, Marisa R. Bodensteiner, to Daniel A. Marmion, son of Sue and Dan Marmion of West Seneca.  More...

Business

‘Black Friday’ deals at Southgate

The Southgate Plaza in West Seneca will be open during regular hours, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., on “Black Friday,” Nov. 25. More...

Sports facility offers free Thanksgiving workouts

TREO Sports Fitness in West Seneca will host two “turkey-burning workouts” for free on Nov. 24-25.  Admission is one can of nonperishable food, preferably vegetables, which will be donated to the Food Bank of Western New York.  More...

West Seneca health facility appoints new administrator

Aaron Polanski has been appointed administrator of the McGuire Group’s Seneca Health Care Center in West Seneca.  He will be responsible for the oversight and operation of all aspects of the 160-bed facility, including nursing and administ More...

Schools welcome visitors from abroad

When Mark Crawford became superintendent of the West Seneca schools last year, he brought with him a vision of globalization. More...

Allendale mourns loss of student

According to the West Seneca Central School District, fifth-grade student Luke A. Gould died suddenly on Nov. 16.  Gould, 10, was enrolled at Allendale Elementary School and played goalie for the West Seneca Wings hockey team. More...

Local News

‘Santa Claus Arrives’ at Southgate Plaza

‘TIS THE SEASON — Sisters Jessica and Lindsey Otis, 8 and 6, respectively, reach through the bars to feel the fur on Santa’s reindeer on Saturday at the Southgate Plaza. More...

Veterans Committee accepts brick orders for Walkway of Freedom

The West Seneca Veterans Committee is currently accepting the third round of orders for its “Buy a Brick” program.  More than 629 engraved bricks have been installed in the Walkway of Freedom, located between the library and Town Hal More...

Military

Thomas Lepsch of West Seneca, serving with Company C (signal), 27th Brigade Special Troops Battalion with the New York Army National Guard, has been promoted to the rank of sergeant.   More...

Police Blotter

Police break window to aid drooling drunk driver

An employee at Stop and Gas on Clinton Street pumped $66 worth of gasoline into a vehicle before driving off without paying. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

We need to have a taxpayer advocate on the school board. The only thing the current board knows how to do is spend, spend, spend. They are always spending more of my money for things that are not essential. More...

Sports

Training for the future

BOCES program offers a glimpse into the life of a personal trainer

Juniors and seniors attending high school in Erie County have the option of supplementing their education by receiving vocational training through the Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES). More...

West’s ‘W’ Club names October’s Athletes of the Month

West Seneca West’s “W” Club recently announced the choices for Athlete of the Month for October: Jessa Inglut, Brittany Wojtal, Jill Schrader, Bailey Kessler, Jenna Cleversley, Jennifer Maguder, Mitchell Feneziani, Dan Pulaski, Shau More...

Wings win Warrior AAA hockey tournament

The West Seneca Wings Pee Wee Major Team won the championship after traveling to Michigan to compete in the Warrior AAA Tournament against teams from across the country.  Head coach Brian Gasuik, along with assistant coaches Matt Riter and Andy More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Old Fashioned Christmas at Southgate Plaza   More...

Entertainment

Art

fri. 18 . These Are a Few of My Favorite Things — Featuring paintings inspired by Sowmya Ghosh’s travels and history with Asia, and Asian art. Opening reception, 6-10 p.m. Friday, Nov. More...

Literature

thurs. 24 .Spit at Spot — Open mic poetry night hosted by Brown Sugar, 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 24 at Spot Coffee, 227 Delaware Ave., Buffalo; Free. 818-3739 mon.  More...

Special Events

thurs. 24 . YMCA Turkey Trot — It is too late to register because the reached their 13,200 participants already, but witness this 116th annual tradition as people, teams, turkeys and old St. More...