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March 8, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Out of the Past

Transit Road 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...

Mandate relief a must for New York State

Bee Editorial

Municipal governments and school districts that are struggling to make ends meet within the limitations of a tax levy limit are in a Catch-22 — they are mandated to provide certain services but are limited in what they can do to fund those requ More...

Spindle items

ALL SHOOK UP — This weekend, West Seneca East Senior High School will present its spring musical, “All Shook Up.” The performances are at 7:30 p.m. March 8-10, with a matinee at 1 p.m. Saturday.  Referenced as a  More...

Education

Artwork to benefit East’s Bald for Bucks campaign

West Seneca Central’s Academy of Visual Arts recently received some help from an award-winning artist to craft collages to fight cancer.  More...

Clinton Street Elementary goes ‘green’ during March

Scraps of cardboard, empty juice containers and plastic bottles.  That may sound like a heap of garbage, but during the month of March, Clinton Street Elementary School will be turning it into much more.  More...

WINTER FEST

— First-grader Jenna Prim, 6, snacks on popcorn and cotton candy inside the library at Potters Road Elementary on Friday during Winter Fest. More...

Lifestyles

Book captures life with disease, a boy’s love for art

Steven Desmond cradles his first child, a boy, and as he looks into his son’s eyes, thinks about how tiny and perfect he is.  Later that evening, he writes in his journal, “Francis Douglas Desmond. Born at 8:20 p.m. More...

On the campus

Cody Dascomb was named to the dean’s list for the fall 2011 semester at Erie Community College, South Campus. Dascomb is a graduate of West Seneca West Senior High School. More...

Winter Jam to benefit student band, musicians

The Guitar Factory will debut its first “Winter Jam” at 6:30 p.m. More...

Business

BUSINESS AS USUAL

Patrick Phelan, left, assistant superintendent of human resources for the West Seneca Central School District, congratulates teacher Colleen Christmann on her designation as 2012 Educator of the Year. More...

Chamber celebrates West Seneca’s finest

A s the Chamber continues to grow, the events and activities around it begin to grow as well. More...

Pest experts lobby, discuss industry woes in Washington

Pest management professionals John and Christine Zimmerman of Buffalo Exterminating recently met with Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and Rep. More...

West Seneca Central uses surplus funds to offset budget gap

After several years of proactive planning and saving, the West Seneca Central School District is realizing that its “rainy day” funds are quickly disappearing. More...

Communities train their own in case of emergency

Main Street in West Seneca was unrecognizable on Saturday. Chilling screams could be heard from the street. Debris covered various roadways, making it difficult to maneuver. An unknown number of people were trapped inside homes and other buildings. More...

Local News

Raising funds, awareness for an incurable disease

Benefit planned April 29 for Dale Perry who was diagnosed with PSP

Frustrated. That’s the word that Alyssa Perry would use to describe her father, Dale, who has been battling the symptoms of an incurable disease since his diagnosis in April 2010. He has progressive supranuclear palsy, or PSP. More...

Doctor receives award for rescue efforts

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Though Darren Caparaso called his award from The 100 Club of Buffalo “a wonderful honor,” he does not consider himself a hero.  “The real heroes are the firefighters and police officers who were there,” he said. More...

Last month to honor a veteran, buy a brick

March will be the last month to order a personalized brick to honor a veteran at the West Seneca Walkway of Freedom.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Regarding rats on Cloverside, Ebenezer Drive and Union Road by KFC, I have rats in our yard. Something needs to be done.  More...

Sports

MMA edges out West Seneca in Fed final

Girls hockey

Nemesis Monsignor Martin proved to be too tough for West Seneca to overcome in the biggest game of the girls hockey season, as the superpower held off a feisty West Seneca squad in Friday’s Federation final at the Northtowns Center, 2-1.  More...

Sweet Home ends Trojan cagers’ season in playoffs’ first round

West Seneca East’s boys basketball team entered the playoffs with the odds already stacked against it, thanks to a key player being suspended after he committed a flagrant foul in the Trojans’ regular-season finale.  Foul trouble of More...

West’s Sullivan, Colello fare well at indoor track state championships

West Seneca West juniors Kalen Sullivan and Brianna Colello represented their school well in their respective events at Saturday’s state indoor track championships, held at Cornell University.  More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Fish dinner to benefit Queen of Heaven class   More...

Entertainment

Theater

thurs. 8   More...

Theatre PREVIEW

Road Less Traveled Productions presents: ‘Clean Break’   More...

Concerts

thurs. 8  Wadada Leo Smith — Hallwalls presents this trumpeter with both the Golden Quartet and Double Quartet, 8 p.m. Friday, March 8 at Babeville’s Asbury Hall, 341 Delaware Ave., Buffalo; $. 854-1694, www.hallwalls.org  fri. More...