Weekly Feature



December 1, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

All the trimmings

Sophomore Tyler Cherry, right, leads the line of hungry students during the Alternative Learning Center’s Thanksgiving dinner. The annual feast was held at the West Seneca school on Nov. 22. More...

Editorial

We must learn from Jamey Rodemeyer’s case

Bee Editorial

We share in the dissatisfaction expressed by Amherst Police Chief John Askey about not being able to prosecute anyone regarding circumstances and events surrounding the Sept. 18 suicide of Jamey Rodemeyer.  More...

Spindle items

KIMBERLY McDOWELL

FRANK THE THINK TANK — You’ve likely seen him around town: at Chamber or other networking events, inside Christe’s Restaurant for coffee, or at Potters Road Elementary for parent-teacher meetings. More...

Out of the Past

West Seneca Historical Society Museum

The building currently used as the West Seneca Historical Society Museum was an Ebenezer Society home built circa 1850. The structure is shown at its original location, 623 Main St., in the photograph below. More...

Obituaries

Lorie E. Sabo, West Seneca resident; dedicated to education, veterans

Western New York lost a staunch supporter of education and veterans with the passing of West Seneca resident Lorie E. Sabo, 66.  She died Friday, Nov. 25, while visiting family in Louisville, Ky.  More...

Sports

Senior vets looking to guide East girls hoops

West Seneca East girls basketball coach Sam Gioia has all the confidence in the world in returning senior tri-captains Emily Picone, Hanna Woltz and Bailee Gallivan — though it’s easy to build that kind of player-coach rapport when at lea More...

West boys basketball to feature new starting lineup

No one’s going to be able to replace the players who graduated off last year’s boys basketball team at West Seneca West — it’s not every day that a high school program is blessed with a 6-foot-10 post presence — but with More...

West’s small girls hoops team hoping to capitalize on speed

West Seneca West’s girls basketball team knows it’s not going to dominate too many teams underneath the basket with players topping out at 5-foot-8, but when it comes to running in transition, the Lady Indians are hoping to have few rival More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Ebenezer Seniors plan Christmas presentation   More...

Entertainment

Symphonic

fri. 2 . Handel’s Messiah — This holiday season, come see this masterpiece performed with a period Baroque orchestra presented by Friends of Music at St. More...

Performance

fri. 2 . A Christmas Pie — The Freudig Singers invite you to bring your friends and your appetite as the serve up seasonal music and traditional dessert reception, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2 at St. More...

Concerts

sat. 3 . Rock the Vote for Liberty — Concert lineup includes Madeliene Haze, The Feast, Mick Hayes Band and more, 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3 at Club W, 199 Delaware Ave., Buffalo; Free. www.buffaloliberty.org sun.  More...

Message boards, permit fees gain town’s approval

The West Seneca Town Board has granted approval at its Monday night meeting for three properties to install electronic message boards. More...

For pantry volunteers, ’tis always the season

There’s a special group of people who don’t wait for the holidays to roll around as a sign that it’s time to give. These people lend their spare time and a helping hand year-round, whenever and wherever West it’s needed. More...

Local News

Man arrested after high-speed chase

A 25-year-old Buffalo man was arrested last week on multiple charges after leading West Seneca and Lackawanna police in a high-speed chase.  Patrol attempted to stop a vehicle, driven by Daniel J. More...

District Attorney’s Office collects $29M in 2011

The Western District of New York collected $29,327,935 in fiscal year 2011 related to criminal and civil actions, according to the office of U.S. More...

Town’s 2012 calendars available for purchase

According to Town Clerk Patricia DePasquale, the 2012 Town of West Seneca Historical Calendar is now available for purchase.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Support a comfort after Luke’s death

The family of Luke Anthony Gould (06/09/01 - 11/16/11) would like to express our deepest thanks to our friends, old and new, in the West Seneca community. More...

Police Blotter

Drunk driver to patrol: ‘I’m hammered’

A woman was caught in an attempt to steal nearly $300 worth of goods from Kmart on Orchard Park Road. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.The police chief and highway superintendent left one thing off their ad in The Bee last week for winter weather. They should have reminded people that it’s the law that they have to shovel their sidewalks. More...

Education

Schools schedule holiday, winter concerts

The West Seneca Central School District’s Music Department has slated the following dates and locations for the 2011-12 holiday and winter concerts: Friday, Dec. 2, and Saturday, Dec. More...

West Middle School posts first-quarter honor roll

The following West Seneca West Middle School students have been named to the honor roll for the first quarter of the 2011-12 school year:  Grade 7   More...

Queen of Heaven posts honor roll

The following Queen of Heaven students have been named to the honor roll for the first quarter of the 2011-12 school year:  More...

Lifestyles

Moves, music and motivation

West Seneca East graduate’s dance school finds new space

Christine Kwiatkowski stood before several students on a new, state-of-the-art sprung floor and swayed her arms back and forth.  “Let’s get those arms in there,” she said as she glanced in the mirror at the reflections of the y More...

Chestnut Ridge Park to again host SantaLand

SantaLand will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 10, and Sunday, Dec. 11. at Chestnut Ridge Park, 6121 Chestnut Ridge Road in Orchard Park.  More...

Couple honeymoon in Aruba

Laura Tromanhauser married Brian Moeller during a ceremony on Friday, Sept. 30, 2011, at St. Gabriel’s Church in Elma. The Rev. Daniel J. Palys officiated.  The bride is the daughter of Carmelanne and Daniel Caterisano of Lancaster. More...

Business

Trade show planned at St. Gabriel’s

Vendors interested in connecting with prospective customers while learning from other businesses in the community are invited to the first-ever Trades of St. Gabe’s.  More...

Pharmacy plans free health fair

Union Medical Pharmacy will host an in-store health fair from 2 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. More...

Business briefs

BWI Health Promotions has hired Bruce Brown of West Seneca as one of two health solutions specialists. More...