Weekly Feature



January 19, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Friday the 13th

Bailey Niespodzinski, 5, of West Seneca, plays in a mound of snow on Friday in front of her house on Emerald Drive. More...

Editorial

Preserving the peace in West Seneca

Bee Editorial

Members of the West Seneca Planning Board made the right decision last week to deny site plan approval for an off-road vehicle track on Seneca Creek Road.  More...

Spindle items

MY VIEW — I took a sip of vanilla spice tea and watched her fidget with the piece of paper lying in front of her on the table. I don’t normally drink tea, but I felt compelled to in this moment.  More...

Out of the Past

Ruth Two-Guns Stevenson

(Do you have a memory of the West Seneca area you would like to share with Bee readers? Send it to “Out of the Past,” West Seneca Bee, 5564 Main St., Buffalo, NY 14221-5410).   More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

The new supervisor stated she’s going to move her office from the Burchfield back to Town Hall at the tax office, which is empty. More...

Education

School news

Fourteen Holy Helpers School in West Seneca is hosting an open house and scholastic book fair from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 25. The school is located at 1339 Indian Church Road. More...

Lifestyles

To whom it may concern...

West Seneca resident makes pals by the pen

In an age of shooting texts and emails or making hurried phone calls, there is something to be said for the art of letter writing. Betty Forge, 77, of West Seneca, knows this well, as she has been a pen pal since the age of 14. More...

Community of Churches slates February meeting

The West Seneca Community of Churches will meet at noon on Wednesday, Feb. 8, at Queen of Heaven Church, located at 4220 Seneca St., West Seneca. More...

‘Without a Word’ tops 2011 nonfiction selections at library

Jill Kelly shares why she wrote it

Buffalo & Erie County Public Library users borrowed Jill Kelly’s memoir, “Without a Word: How a Boy’s Unspoken Love Changed Everything,” more than any other nonfiction book. More...

Business

Western New York Dental Group offers convenience for patients

Currently celebrating its 40th year of practicing dental health care, Western New York Dental Group provides a range of family dentistry across the Buffalo and Rochester regions. More...

Technology company releases new software for email review

DIGITS LLC in West Seneca has released a new tool that is designed to streamline the process of examining large quantities of email data.  Evidence Analyzer: Email Edition is the culmination of more than a year of research and development into h More...

In brief

The West Seneca Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a Small Business Association finance seminar from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25, in the second-floor meeting room at the Southgate Plaza, 950-A Union Road. More...

Woman seeks help in finding lost ring

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Fran Kulik was delighted when she heard the following message on her answering machine: “I’m just letting you know that I found your ring.” More...

ATV track denied on Seneca Creek Road

Members of the West Seneca Planning Board took several residents’ concerns into consideration last week before turning down a man’s request to build a track for off-road vehicles. More...

Assembly District 145

Dems in court for alleged improper nomination meeting

The vacant seat in the state Assembly’s 145th District has been the main topic of discussion for political parties in Erie County and even brought the Democratic Committee into court. More...

Local News

Spot on ‘players to watch’ list motivates rehabbing soccer star

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Having an extreme amount of determination is just one of the many traits upper-echelon athletes share — and West Seneca East sophomore Casey Ruberto is no exception.  More...

Pantry yields $3K in one week for expansion fund

A total of $3,250.39 was collected this past week for the West Seneca Food Pantry expansion fund.  The campaign began in late September with a goal of raising $50,000. More...

Trespassing teen makes home inside ice cream shop

West Seneca police arrested a teenager last week who was reportedly living inside Rt. 16 Ice Cream on Seneca Street, which was closed for the season.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Vehicle complaints not close to truth

The West Seneca Bee offers great insight to our community. I enjoy the articles, but if there’s one thing I really enjoy, it’s Bee Heard. The content of many of the comments — especially the complaints — are hilarious.  More...

Police Blotter

Reciting alphabet proves difficult for drunk driver

A mother reported that her son’s cellphone was taken from his bag during his high school physical education class. The bag was left unsecured in the boy’s locker room. More...

Obituaries

Death notices

SCIOLI, Gina M. (nee Monaco), of West Seneca, died Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012. Mrs. Scioli is survived by two brothers, Joseph and Vincent Monaco. She was preceded in death by her husband, Eraldo, and two daughters, Enzina and Anna Maria. More...

Sports

West coaches to enter Canisius College’s Hall of Fame

Kevin Rozo, Lori Potter to be recognized for play on lacrosse, basketball teams

Though it will be for performances nearly 15 years apart and in completely different arenas, West Seneca West coaches Kevin Rozo and Lori Potter will have something in common as of Sunday, January 29 — they’ll both be members of the Canis More...

East boys basketball pounds Starpoint for year’s first win

Dan Lutman picked up the first win of his varsity coaching career January 6 when West Seneca East’s boys basketball team handily defeated Starpoint, 41-25. More...

West indoor track team crowns five champs at divisional meet

Four individuals and one relay won their respective events at the most recent divisional indoor track meet attended by West Seneca West, held Saturday at Fredonia State College.  More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Third Friday coffee house at St. Peter’s  More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 19  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, Jan. More...

Art

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Performance

wed. 25 Blast!  Tony and Emmy Award-winning sensation comprised of 34 brass, percussion and visual performers in a unique musical production born on the athletic fields across the nation. Performance: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. More...