Weekly Feature



December 22, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Hours for holiday skating, ‘fun and games’ scheduled

The West Seneca Recreation Department will hold holiday public skating hours at the town rink Dec. 26-31. They are as follows: More...

Editorial

What has downsizing done for you lately?

We’ve seen lawsuits, elections and overtime drama, denied propositions and early retirements — but do you recall the most infamous happening of all? Downsizing. More...

Spindle items

KIMBERLY McDOWELL

A PECULIAR CHRISTMAS — There’s green on the ground and fewer decorations at my parents’ house than in past years.  More...

Out of the Past

Leydecker Road covered bridge

Although long gone, the Leydecker Road covered bridge remains one of the most iconic structures of early West Seneca history. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.What is becoming of West Seneca? A person pays for their New York State license plate, so why should he not be allowed to harbor a vehicle outside a residence, especially campers, ATVs, etc?  More...

Sports

West hockey wins three of latest four

Up until Monday’s 2-1 loss to St. More...

Sophomores pressed into action on young East boys bowling team

West Seneca East’s boys bowling team is the epitome of young this season, with the vast majority of its roster comprised of sophomores — but the Trojans’ 2-1 record to date should let their opponents know that underestimating them c More...

West indoor track athletes lock up sectional bids

Members of West Seneca West’s indoor track team continued to put on standout performances in this past Saturday’s cross-divisional meet at Fredonia State College, with two champions and even more sectional championship qualifiers to show More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Ebenezer UCC slates Christmas Eve services   Ebenezer United Church of Christ, 630 Main St., will offer three Christmas Eve services on Saturday, Dec. 24. More...

Entertainment

Holiday

fri. 23 . Jim Brickman — America’s piano sensation in a Christmas celebration with special guests AnneCochran and Tracy Silverman, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. More...

Family Activities

thurs. 22 . 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, Dec. More...

Art

ongoing: now-Dec. 23 . Evolution/Revolution — 20th Anniversary Exhibition featuring works by Joanna Angie, Jozef Najus, Scott Bye, Jackie Felix, Tom Holt, Ani Hoover, Gerald Mead and many more. More...

Contract proposal draws firefighters to Town Board meeting

Final meeting for Clarke, Piotrowski

The Town Board’s last meeting of the year was one of the most well-attended in 2011, as an entire side of the courtroom was packed with town firefighters.  The first communication item on Monday night’s agenda, a request made by Coun More...

Biking for breast cancer

When Cindy Pronti turned 52 in June, she got a tattoo, conquered her fear of heights and bought a bike. More...

Local News

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EAST ALUMNI RETURNS — Robby Takac, left, bassist/singer of the Goo Goo Dolls, visits his alma mater, West Seneca East Senior High School, on Nov. 29. More...

Free preparedness, emergency response classes in January

Three local groups have joined forces to teach basic Community Emergency Response Training to all Western New York residents.  The West Seneca Office of Disaster Preparedness, the Town of Elma Office of Emergency Management, and EMPact America I More...

West alumni hockey game scheduled for Dec. 29

Alumni of the West Seneca West Senior hockey program are sought to participate in this year’s second annual Patrick Finnegan Memorial Alumni Hockey Game, scheduled for Dec. 29.  The game will begin at 10:15 p.m. Thursday, Dec. More...

Letters to the Editor

Test of character during fire elections

Fire commissioner elections were held on the evening of Dec. 13. As a candidate for the vacant three-year term at Vigilant fire hall, I experienced several valuable lessons that bear witness.  More...

Obituaries

Karen Kay Zigrossi, sales associate, co-owned salon

Karen Kay Zigrossi (nee Kruly), 61, of West Seneca, died Monday, Dec. 12, 2011.  Mrs. Zigrossi graduated from the University at Buffalo in 1987 with a degree in legal studies. She was a sales associate for Realty U.S.A. More...

Death notice

LANGAN, Edmund J., of West Seneca, died Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011. Mr. More...

Lifestyles

CELEBRATION AND EDUCATION

Kindergartners at Northwood Elementary celebrate the season

The holidays are a beautiful and exciting time, but it is usually the case that nobody enjoys them more than children.  The lights, the snow, the presents.  More...

Senior News

These activities are scheduled at the West Seneca Senior Center, 4620 Seneca St. For more information, call the center at 675-9288 or visit the town’s website at www.westseneca.net.  Friday, Dec. 23   More...

Need for continued introduction, renewal

In gratitude and humility, I have been given the opportunity to write this article. More...

Business

National Grid to lower electric rates

National Grid customers will see a decrease in their electric bills.  Last week, the New York State Public Service Commission on approved lowering National Grid’s residential electricity delivery bills by an average of 11 percent and up to More...

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APPOINTMENT — Lynnanne O’Brien of West Seneca has been named the apartment manager of the 200-plus units at the Amherst Towne Senior Apartments, Stovroff Towers and the new Amherst Glen S More...

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ANNIVERSARY — Courtney Ackley of West Seneca, a certified nurse’s assistant, recently celebrated her five-year anniversary with The McGuire Group’s Seneca Health Care Center on Sene More...