Weekly Feature



February 2, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Proposal would alter state districts

Proposed redistricting maps have recently been released that would change the district boundaries for some state legislative representatives. More...

Editorial

Out of the Past

Lein’s Park Bridge

(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...

State redistricting raises familiar concerns

Bee Editorial

Erie County recently wrapped up its redistricting process, but not before allegations of gerrymandering were cast by both parties, lawsuits were filed and the responsibility for the final decision fell to a federal judge.  More...

Spindle items

INSPIRE — I felt myself become increasingly jealous the more Dan Scott talked about his job with Walt Disney Entertainment. The West Seneca West graduate is this week’s Someone You Should Know feature on page two. More...

Obituaries

Joyce P. Wohlfeil, volunteer, active in church

Joyce P. Wohlfeil, 78, of West Seneca, died Friday, Jan. 27, 2012.  Mrs. Wohlfeil was born Joyce Baldus in Belleville, Ill., and graduated from the Academy of Notre Dame in 1951. More...

Death notice

GAWRON, Patricia (nee Heigl), of West Seneca, died Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012. Mrs. More...

Sports

Lady Indian cagers earn first league win

West Seneca West’s girls basketball team finally broke through with its first league win of the season Thursday when it topped Sweet Home, 49-44 — though the Lady Indians needed overtime to do it.  More...

West hockey enters 10-day layoff riding four-game streak

West Seneca West’s hockey team will enter its crucial battle for the regular-season title with Williamsville East February 10 well rested, as the Indians will be idle for 10 days prior to the contest after defeating Grand Island Monday, 4-2.&nb More...

Girls hockey team wins pair of games, improves to 13-2

West Seneca’s girls hockey team found itself in two different types of games on consecutive nights last week, but earned the same result — victory — each time out to improve to 13-2 overall on the season.  More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Fellowship Wesleyan plans father/child dinner   More...

Entertainment

Father/Child Spaghetti Dinner

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Giggles the Clown will greet the children when doors open at 5:30 p.m. followed by dinner at 6 p.m. Mike Randall, ventriloquist, magician & puppeteer will perform a family fun-filled show 6:45-7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. More...

Special Events

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Art

fri. 3  Love for Sale — Studio Hart is proud to announce the third annual group show curated by Buffalo artist Molly Jarboe. Opening reception 6-9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3. On display through Wednesday, Feb. More...

FINAL MASS

— Monsignor William J. Gallagher, left, conducts services for the last time at St. John Vianney Church in Orchard Park on Tuesday. More...

Town plans special meeting with BNAR; open to public

A special meeting has been scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 3, in regard to the moratorium recently placed on the modified portion of a sewer ordinance.  More...

Local News

West grad lands dream job in ‘technology wonderland’

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Dan Scott was one of the lucky few who knew the career path he wanted to take while still a student in high school. More...

Seedlings available for county residents

Order forms for the 2012 Conservation Tree and Shrub Seedling Sale are now available from the Erie County Soil and Water Conservation District.  The district is offering many varieties of conservation trees and shrubs, wildflower seed mixes and More...

VALENTINES FOR VETERANS

— Joe Santiano of Queen of Heaven School in West Seneca crafts a card for the “Valentines for Veterans” program, sponsored by Erie County Legislator Joseph C. Lorigo, right. More...

Police Blotter

Drunk driver strikes pool, hydrant on Center Road

Upon stopping a driver on Seneca Street for not wearing a seatbelt, patrol observed drug paraphernalia on the passenger side floorboard of the vehicle. This included a small glass plate with a pink straw, with white powder residue on each. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

What a shame to read the town clerk’s [column] in The Bee before she retired. She had to get a last complaint in about her department being understaffed. More...

Education

Financial aid assistance available for college-bound students

College-bound students and their families may be overwhelmed by the thought of paying for college in the months ahead.  So the New York State Higher Education Services Corporation is holding its annual monthlong campaign to help students and fam More...

West Middle raises $1,400 in support of Honor Flight

It was a feast for flights on Friday, Jan. More...

Allendale students in a ‘School Daze’

Students at Allendale Elementary will give audience members a parody look at a typical school day in its first musical production.  The school will perform the musical “School Daze” on Feb. More...

Lifestyles

West Seneca West prepares to stage ‘Beauty and the Beast’

There are always many details that go into presenting a musical, but this year, the students at West Seneca West High School have taken on what might be a more daunting task than usual: Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast.” More...

Community of Churches schedules Lenten Journey

The West Seneca Community of Churches invites the community to attend its annual Lenten Journey services this spring.  The theme for the 2012 Lenten Journey services is “Changed by Christ,” as inspired by the week of prayer for Chris 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, Feb. 3   10 a.m. More...

Business

Collaboration is key to Chamber success

Collaborate: the word is defined in the Merriam-Webster Dictionary as an intransitive verb; “to work jointly with others or together especially in an intellectual endeavor.” Yes, please! I would like to make a reservation for a table. More...

Goodwill opens ninth location; creates nine jobs

A grand opening celebration for the new Goodwill location in the Seneca-Ridge Plaza in West Seneca has been scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. More...

AU REVOIR, ARMOIRE

— J.P. Moran of West Seneca is the winner of a handmade armoire that was recently raffled off by the Western New York Federal Credit Union. More...