Weekly Feature



December 29, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Out of the Past

Ladies Vigilant Club

This photograph from circa 1956 shows members of the Ladies Vigilant Club during a break while they prepared for a banquet at the Vigilant Fire Company. More...

Expansion of law will reduce number of tragedies

One year after it was put into effect, the Move Over law will be amended to improve safety on the highways across New York State.  More...

Spindle items

KIMBERLY McDOWELL

GO VIRAL — Normally, I can’t stand email forwards, especially the ones that threaten something awful if you don’t “send to 10 people you know in the next 10 minutes.” The threats are to simply make the message viral.&nbs More...

Sports

Girls hockey’s strong debut among 2011’s top moments

Year in review

As West Seneca-based athletes young and old look to continue working hard at their respective sports of choice, here is a look back at some of the stand-out moments from 2011: More...

High School Sports Calendar

Thursday, December 29 Wrestling: East and West at Akron Tourney, 9 a.m. Friday, December 30 Girls basketball: East at Springville Holiday Tourney (vs.  More...

Sports brief

West Seneca East graduate and University of Maryland-Baltimore County junior Ethan Murphy has been named one of the UMBC men’s lacrosse team’s co-captains for the upcoming season.  More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

The Friends of the Burchfield Nature & Art Center, 2001 Union Road, will host a free holiday open house from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. during the week of Christmas, Dec. 26-30. More...

Business

Longtime family business expands into restaurant sector

Redlinski has been a trusted moniker in the meat industry for more than 60 years. The success of this longtime family business eventually paved the way for a restaurant to open under the same name. More...

Agent of the Year

Cynthia Stachowski of West Seneca was recently honored with the 2011 Sales Agent of the Year award. She is a realtor with Hunt Real Estate on Ridge Road in West Seneca. Stachowski is pictured next to Peter Hunt, chief executive officer and chairman. More...

Required training offered to contractors, site inspectors

The Erie County Soil and Water Conservation District, in partnership with the Western New York Stormwater Coalition, will offer required training for construction site contractors and developers every three years.  More...

Student musician picked to play at Carnegie Hall

From a teacher’s perspective, Jon Mrowczynski is the ideal student. He’s humble, works hard and possesses an unparalleled talent in the music world. More...

2011 | A look back on the year passed

Homicide, lawsuit, elections among newsworthy headlines

As the Town of West Seneca prepares to ring in the new year, The Bee looks back on some of the top news and major occurrences published in 2011: More...

Local News

Special Santas

Anthony Harasimowicz, left, James Michel and Robert Von of the Masonic Lodge No. 111 deliver holiday gifts to Hillside Children’s Center in West Seneca last week. More...

Marching Band selected as $5K grant winner

The West Seneca Marching Band has been chosen to receive a $5,000 grant to “refresh” its equipment trailer. More...

Man admits to using Internet to entice minors

A West Seneca man pleaded guilty last week in federal court to possessing more than 150 images relating to child pornography.  Jason Bek, 30, admitted to U.S. District Judge Richard J. More...

Police Blotter

Santa baby, hurry down to Kmart tonight

A driver blamed the “slippery road” as to why his red pickup was on the front lawn of a Lein Road residence. The man refused to perform any sobriety tests except for reciting the alphabet, which he was said to pass but with slurred speech. More...

Best of the Blotter

Excerpts from police calls are a regular feature in all nine Bee Group newspapers. Some of the more unusual reports from 2011 are reprinted here. Each is an actual listing from a local town or village police blotter. More...

Lifestyles

Character beyond the classroom

Potters Road Elementary furthers character education with lamppost banners

Elementary students spend a great deal of their day surrounded by the faculty and staff of their school. There are bus monitors, teachers, cafeteria staff, administrators and many more who set important examples and precedents for these young minds. 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. 30   More...

Entertainment

HOLIDAY

fri. 30 . Glenn Colton Holiday Show — Don’t miss this ever-popular performance, 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 30 at the Lancaster Opera House, 21 Central Ave., Lancaster; $. 683-1776, www.lancopera.org sat.  More...

Walking Tours

thurs. 29 . Wellness Walk — Join Tifft volunteers and enjoy the fresh air and the sights & sounds of the season with a healthy outdoor walk, 10 a.m.-12 noon Thursday, Dec. More...

Performance

thurs. 29 . Taylor Swift/Lady Gaga Tribute Concert — The Gem Tones, featuring Carla Sacco on vocals create the look and sound of two of today hottest singers, 2:30 & 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec.  More...