Weekly Feature



December 8, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Make your move

West Seneca West’s John Danovskis, right, contemplates where to send the puck while being shadowed by West Seneca East’s Michael Burke during the Indians’ 6-1 victory over their cro More...

Editorial

Old Shep Road

Out of the Past

Old Shep Road was a short, dead-end lane that turned west off Leydecker Road, near the Leydecker Bridge. This photograph shows a view looking down toward Leydecker Road; it was built on an incline along the Cazenovia Creek embankment. More...

Disappointment lingers one week after vote

Bee Editorial

Not one of the 548 no-voters who rejected the special district vote last week made their presence known Monday night to provide feedback for the West Seneca Board of Education.  More...

Spindle items

KIMBERLY McDOWELL

ON DISPLAY — Senior students from both West Seneca East and West senior high schools are showcasing their work at the downtown Central Library, next to Fables Cafe. The library is located at 1 Lafayette Square, Buffalo.  More...

Police Blotter

Churches targeted for gas, money scams last week

A man’s 1996 Oldsmobile Cutlass was allegedly stolen from its spot on Duerstein Street. The parked vehicle was said to be locked prior to the incident. More...

Education

Schools seek instrument donations

The Music Department at West Seneca Central is currently accepting donations of new or gently used musical instruments. More...

Students of music

Seniors Meredith Smietana and Alec Miller of West Seneca East Senior High School took part in this weekend’s 2011 New York State School Music Association Conference, held in downtown Rochester. More...

East Middle posts honor roll

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

Lifestyles

Ed the undead read all over

West Seneca author writes zombie children’s book

What does it take to be a published children’s author? According to Edward Kent of West Seneca, it’s much simpler than most people would expect. More...

Meetings

The West Seneca Woman’s Club meets at 7:30 p.m. on the second Monday of each month at Ebenezer Church of Christ, 630 Main St., West Seneca. Women in the Southtowns ages 18 and older are encouraged to join. More...

Hillside affiliate seeks gift donations for children, families in need

The annual Hillside Special Santas program is collecting gifts for children and families in need who are served by affiliates of the Hillside Family of Agencies, now through Dec. More...

Business

Flix Stadium 10 features interactive seats among other multimillion-dollar upgrades

The suburbs have a new “crown jewel” when it comes to the big-screen experience. More...

‘14224’— it’s an easy choice

FRANK CALIERI

I t is something we are very familiar with and all have come to love for a very long time. We live here, work here and shop here. More...

Four elected to board of directors

West Seneca Chamber of Commerce

The West Seneca Chamber of Commerce has elected four members to its Board of Directors. They are as follows:  More...

BOE recognizes director, staff of Communtiy Ed

A letter that West Seneca Central officials recently received had sung the praises of the district’s Community Education coordinator as well as the efficiency of operations for its before- and after-school program.  More...

Fire districts to hold elections

The annual elections for the six West Seneca fire districts will take place between 6 and 9 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13, at each respective fire hall. The following is a list of elected positions and propositions to be featured on this year’s ballot: More...

Local News

Pantry’s expansion fund in the home stretch

Recent donations bring year-to-date total to $40K

Two months ago when the expansion fund for the West Seneca Food Pantry began, director Mary Lou Dietrich was hopeful to raise even a portion of the $50,000-goal by spring. More...

West Seneca parishioner oversees Catholic schools

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Rosemary Henry grew up attending Catholic schools. Although her family could not afford to send her to a private Catholic high school, her faith remained an important part of her life.  More...

Scholarships available from Mensa foundation

Western New York Mensa invites applications for the annual Mensa Education and Research Foundation Scholarships.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Injustice to safety, thanks to no-voters

I’d like to “thank” the 584 no-voters for the defeat of the bond proposition to purchase land adjacent to East Senior for safety issues and improvements to the exit/entrance on Seneca Street.  More...

Speech restriction risks adverse effects

I wanted to comment upon the Nov. 30 editorial regarding the decision not to pursue prosecution in the Jamey Rodemeyer case.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

The parking ban in the Town of West Seneca is presently in effect. There are a number of people on Woodward Drive between Mill Road and Union Road who intermittently do not abide by the 1-7 a.m. parking regulation. More...

Sports

West hockey downs East to even record at 2-2

Three different players scored second-period goals for West Seneca West’s hockey team Monday to break open what had been a 1-1 game and propel the Indians to a 6-1 conquest of crosstown rival West Seneca East.  More...

Southtowns YMCA offering sports leagues

The Southtowns YMCA is offering adult volleyball and soccer leagues and is currently accepting team registrations, with play to begin in January.  Registration for volleyball closes on Monday, Dec. 19. The league runs Monday evenings from Jan. More...

Indian grapplers earn rare win over Lancaster

West Seneca West’s wrestling team came from behind twice Friday to knock off Lancaster, 33-27, for its first victory over the Redskins since the mid 2000s.  More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

‘Friday Fun Night’ planned for students   More...

Entertainment

Holiday

sat. 10 . The Amherst Skating Club presents: Winterfest On Ice 2011 — More than 60 skaters will perform to portions of The Nutcracker and many other holiday favorites, 4-6 p.m.  More...

Symphonic

thurs. 8 . On The Edge — Class recital, 3 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8 at UB’s Baird Recital Hall in Slee Hall, UB North Campus, Amherst; Free.  More...

Live Local in WNY

sat. 10 . Open Mic with Eric Joseph — 9:30 p.m., Al-E-Oops, 5389 Genesee St., Lancaster; $. 681-0200, www.aleoops.com . Glenn Colton — 6 p.m., Stiglmeier Park, Cheektowaga; Free. sun.  More...