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February 9, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Out of the Past

Union Road and Seneca Street

(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...

The mistake heard ’round the Burchfield

Bee Editorial

Supervisor Sheila M. Meegan did something unconventional — for a public official, anyway — last week during the West Seneca Town Board’s special meeting at the Burchfield Nature & Art Center. More...

Spindle items

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST — West Seneca West Senior will perform “Beauty and the Beast” at 7 p.m. every day, now through Saturday, Feb. 11. Tickets cost $10 each.  There also will bea1p.m.matinee performance on Saturday. More...

Police Blotter

Drunk drivers overturn car, throw phonebook

A female resident reported that her purse was stolen while shopping at Kmart on Orchard Park Road. The purse contained a credit card that was later used to purchase merchandise at Rite Aid in the City of Buffalo. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

I’m calling regarding the sewer ordinance that Mr. Piotrowski and Ms. Meegan approved last year, which exempted both of their homes, which both of their homes are newer than 1980. More...

Education

D.A.R.E. TO TAKE A STAND

Fifth-grade student Brendan Krawczyk, left, shares an essay he wrote during the D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) graduation ceremony at Northwood Elementary School on Feb. 3. Classmate Morgan Sulzbach, right, was on stage to introduce him. More...

On the campus

Molly Watson, Julie Guerra and Nicholas Morrissey, all of West Seneca, have been named to the Canisius College Department of Accounting chairman’s honor roll for the fall 2011 semester.  More...

Lifestyles

Winter Fest to benefit Burchfield

The weather may not have been too wintry so far this year, but that won’t stop West Seneca from celebrating the season. Snow or shine, the first ever Winter Fest will be taking place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 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. 10   10 a.m. More...

New Hope UMC to host World Day of Prayer service

The communities of West Seneca, Hamburg and Orchard Park have joined together to offer an ecumenical worship service for World Day of Prayer 2012 on March 2.  More...

Business

Cox Family Chiropractic complements a healthy lifestyle

What often leads people down a particular career path or into a certain industry begins with a positive personal experience. More...

West Seneca Rotary Club announces guest speakers

The West Seneca Rotary Club will welcome two new speakers at its next upcoming meetings, which are held every Wednesday.  More...

Canisius to host social media business summit

The Canisius College Women’s Business Center, in conjunction with Ruby Marketing Communications, will host its first Social Media Biz Summit from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. More...

Officials rescind, plan to amend sewer lateral law

As West Seneca officials were ready to begin Friday’s special meeting at the Burchfield Nature & Art Center, more and more people continued to arrive. More...

Marion C. Lambein dies, wife of Southgate developer

Marion C. Lambein (nee Prosser), 90, wife of the late Carl J. Lambein of West Seneca, died Sunday, Jan. 22, at her home in Naples, Fla.  The couple were wed for 24 years until Mr. Lambein’s death in November 2009. He was 101.  Mr. More...

Local News

Educating is more than a ‘job’— it’s a passion

West Seneca Chamber of Commerce Educator of the Year

The West Seneca West students enrolled in Colleen Christmann’s class are destined to be rich in every sense of the word. More...

Southtowns residents implore NFTA to keep bus routes

Southtowns residents spoke passionately against the elimination of their bus routes during the last of five public hearings held by the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority on Feb. 2. The No. More...

Bek brothers await sentencing on child pornography charges

As of Monday, brothers Timothy and Jason Bek of West Seneca have both officially pleaded guilty to different charges that relate to child pornography. More...

Letters to the Editor

Column does not offer whole story

In last week’s edition, Dave Sherman’s column on President Obama’s rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline gave one side of the story.  It’s quite obvious that Mr. Sherman is a Republican. More...

Risk too high to justify pipeline

David Sherman’s recent editorial concerning the Keystone XL Pipeline sounded like a “big oil” commercial, as seen on Fox News.  There is a Keystone Pipeline that is already in place and has had 14 spills since 2010.  More...

Oil spill might damage aquifer

I thought David Sherman’s column (on the Keystone XL pipeline) was very interesting. More...

Sports

West boys hoops earns first league win

West Seneca West's boys basketball team built up a seven-point lead with about two minutes to play in regulation, and then held on for dear life as Clarence switched into overdrive in a last-ditch bid to avoid the upset — but Clarence's effort More...

Girls hockey team stays atop Fed standings

West Seneca’s girls hockey team did what it needed to do last week to stay in contention for the Girls Varsity Ice Hockey Federation League’s regular-season title, beating Amherst/Sweet Home and Kenmore to improve to 15-2 overall with one More...

West places seventh at Class ‘AA’ meet, East takes second at ‘A’ championships

Wrestling

West Seneca East’s wrestling team took second place in this past weekend’s annual Class A Tournament, losing out to champion Iroquois by a mere 19 points.  John Bauer claimed an individual title for East at 126 pounds, pinning Iroquo More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Library Friends to host author, West graduate   More...

Entertainment

Art

ongoing: now-Feb. 10  Rumsey Award Recipients — UB Department of Visual Studies Exhibition, on display now through Friday, Feb. 10 at UB’s Center for the Arts, UB North Campus, Amherst; Free. More...

Family Activities

thurs. 9  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, Feb. More...

Concerts

sat. 11  Gold lame, leather jackets and pompadours will be rockin’ as classic fifties group, Sha Na Na, takes the stage 3 & 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. More...