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February 23, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Out of the Past

Mittel Ebenezer Cemetery

(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...

Pantry will expand, thanks to your support

Bee Editorial

Mary Lou Dietrich recently said that if it weren’t for The Bee, the West Seneca Food Pantry would not have been able to raise the necessary funds to begin building its proposed expansion this spring.  While the compliment is appreciated, w More...

Spindle items

SUMMER SOFTBALL — The break in winter weather has always excited me for two reasons: I no longer have to start my car 10 minutes before leaving the house, and it marks the start of softball season.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Seventy years I’ve lived on Onondaga and I have never once seen a traffic ticket issued for any reason; very heavy traffic with buses and Buffalo people speeding, stop sign infractions, but never a ticket.  More...

Sports

Win over East gives West momentum for playoffs

Girls basketball

West Seneca West’s girls basketball team scored all seven of its fourth-quarter points from the free-throw line to help clinch a 36-32 win Thursday over crosstown rival West Seneca East.  More...

Performances by Sullivan, Andrews highlight West indoor track’s latest effort

Significant milestones were achieved by West Seneca West indoor track athletes at Saturday’s annual Team Championship meet at Fredonia State College.  Kalen Sullivan became the first West competitor to win both the large schools’ 1,0 More...

OT tally sends West hockey to semis

John Danovskis scored with less than a minute to play in Saturday’s first overtime to guide West Seneca West’s hockey team past Williamsville South, 3-2, in the Indians’ playoff opener.  More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

St. John’s will serve chicken, fish dinners   More...

Entertainment

Art

ongoing: now-Feb. 24  Marla Hlady: Sound Objects — On display now through Friday, Feb. 24 at Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, 341 Delaware Ave., Buffalo; Free. 854-1694, www.hallwalls.org   More...

Family Activities

thurs. 23  Wellness Walk — Healthy outdoor walk with a botanical emphasis and wildlife too. Drop in program, 10 a.m.-12 noon Thursday, Feb. 16 at Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd., Buffalo; $ - no registration needed. More...

Literature

thurs. 23  Spit at Spot — Open mic poetry night hosted by Brown Sugar, 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23 at Spot Coffee, 227 Delaware Ave., Buffalo; Free. 818-3739  fri. 24   More...

Love, laughter and longevity

Couple honored for marriage milestone

Victoria Frontera smiled from ear to ear, glanced at her husband, John, who sat next to her, and recalled her first impression of the man she has been married to for 72 years. “He was scholarly,” she said. More...

Police form team for crisis negotiations

The West Seneca Police Department is making advances in the way it handles a crisis situation. By late January, the department had officially formed a Crisis Negotiation Team. This comprises three members of its force: Lt. More...

Local News

West Seneca puts ‘trust’ into credit union branch

West Seneca Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year

When community business leaders take the time to recognize a financial institution during one of the worst economic times in U.S. history, it speaks volumes to its success. More...

The story of Molly: Theatrical teen made lasting impression

Dan Berger stood in the back of the auditorium, peering out over the sea of heads that faced the stage. More...

Meetings

The West Seneca Town Board will host a work session at 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 27, in the courtroom at Town Hall, 1250 Union Road. Among the topics to be discussed is the extension of the shared assessor agreement with the Town of Elma.  More...

Police Blotter

Driver asleep at wheel doesn’t ‘keep track’ of drinks

Tuesday, Feb. 14   A Mill Road man heard someone enter his home late at night. When he called out, asking who was there, the suspect ran out. More...

Education

School news

Juniors Leah Bartnik, Jessica Magnano, Kathryn Nigrelli and Shelby O’Neil, all of West Seneca, have been named to the honor roll for the second quarter of the 2011-2012 school year at the Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart.  More...

West Seneca West Middle School posts honor roll

The following West Seneca West Middle School students have been named to the honor roll for the second quarter of the 2011-12 school year:  Grade 7  More...

LEARNING IN THE LAB

— Seventh-grade students at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart School in Orchard Park complete an assignment on weights and measurements in the science lab. More...

Lifestyles

A little less conversation, a little more music

Musical to bring music of Elvis Presley to East’s stage

Elvis Presley was one of the most famous musical artists of all time. More...

Wildlife artist to discuss work at Burchfield center

The West Seneca Art Society will host nature and wildlife artist Judith Hartke at its next meeting, scheduled for 7 p.m. More...

Lenten Journey to begin next week

Free will collection to benefit Food Pantry

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...

Business

Graves Do Matter

Personalized care gives loved ones peace of mind

When Barbara E. Ochterski retired from her full-time job at an area high school in 2008, her son gave her a challenge. A search on the Internet led to them finding an out-of-state business that provided grave site maintenance. More...

Local Union No. 6 to recruit five ironworkers

The Ironworkers Joint Apprenticeship Committee, Local Union No. 6, will recruit five ironworker outside apprentices. The recruitment period began Feb. 6 and will continue through Feb. More...

In brief

The Heart Center at Mercy Hospital of Buffalo has been awarded a three-star national quality rating by the Society of Thoracic Surgeons for the period covering July 1, 2010, to June 30, 2011. More...