Weekly Feature



March 29, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Stop that shot

West Seneca West’s Matt Peccia snags a shot with his glove during the Seniors Game contest in the eighth annual Bowman Cup Showcase, held March 20 at the First Niagara Center. More...

Editorial

Out of the Past

Christian Metz House

(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...

Sewer remediation: ‘We’re all in this together’

Bee Editorial

Town engineer Richard B. Henry III was dubbed the “bad-news bearer” during Monday night’s public hearing for the town’s sewer remediation plan.  More...

Spindle items

INSPIRED — Emily Picone doesn’t know me, but I am one of her biggest champions. I stood amidst a group of students and staff who supported her on Friday as a stylist shaved her head. More...

Police Blotter

Female thief is ‘highlight’ of employee’s work shift

A man found damage in his backyard on Center Road, possibly caused by one or more all-terrain vehicles. There were several ruts and holes in the lawn at the rear of his property. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

Who pays the water bills for the West Seneca Fire District? I believe it’s the taxpayers’ money. More...

Education

District’s music students perform at county festivals

Several music students in the West Seneca Central School District have been selected by audition to perform with the 2012 Erie County Music Educators Association’s Elementary, Junior and Senior High music festivals which were held throughout Ma More...

East invites local lawmakers to roundtable

Participation in Government students at West Seneca East Senior High School will host a roundtable discussion with several local lawmakers at 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 23, in the school auditorium, 4760 Seneca St.  More...

Jazz Music Festival set for April 27

The featured guest artist for the West Seneca Central School District’s Jazz Festival 2012 will be James Burton III, jazz trombonist and director of the Juilliard Jazz Orchestra.  The Jazz Festival concert will be held at 7 p.m. More...

Lifestyles

Gone but not forgotten

Family, friends remember young boy

‘H e was really just such a good boy. More...

Enjoy the Journey gallery plans springtime events

Several art education classes, exhibits and events have been planned for the month of April at Enjoy the Journey Art Gallery.  Advanced Colored Pencil Classes with local artist Cindi O’Mara will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. More...

Southtowns Y offers virtual nutrition class

The Southtowns Family YMCA, located at 1620 Southwestern Blvd., West Seneca, is accepting registration for its new Virtual Supermarket Tour class.  More...

Business

Workshops held to aid small businesses

New York State is getting into the business of helping people start and grow small businesses.  More...

Sgroi Financial schedules finance workshops

Sgroi Financial LLC will present several workshops as part of its “Wisdom and Wealth” financial literacy program.  Each class will be held from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the West Seneca Public Library, 1300 Union Road. More...

SPRING HAS SPRUNG

— Rich Flett, owner of Seneca Greenhouse on Transit Road, takes advantage of warm weather on Saturday by setting out spring flowers for passerby customers. More...

Town reviews sewer plan, home inspection process

Residents had their opportunity to speak on a pair of significant issues Monday night relating to sewers and home inspections. More...

Police, schools unite against synthetic drugs

There’s a new drug on the market that’s raising concerns in the West Seneca community following the hospitalization of two users at the middle school level. More...

Local News

East’s odyssey leads to state competition

The Odyssey of the Mind team at East Middle School will make a big “splash” in Binghamton, N.Y., this weekend. More...

Board of Education adopts $108M spending plan

The West Seneca Central School District’s Board of Education, in a unanimous vote on Monday, adopted a budget for the 2012-13 school year. The nearly $108.2 million budget will be presented to the public during a hearing at 6:15 p.m. More...

PRAYERS FOR PANTRY

— Chuck Richardson, left; Mary Lou Dietrich, West Seneca Food Pantry director; and Andy Greco unite in prayer during Tuesday’s ground-breaking ceremony for the 1,200-square-foot expansion More...

Letters to the Editor

BNAR supports board’s actions

The West Seneca Town Board recently rescinded an ordinance that required homeowners to obtain a certificate of occupancy prior to the transfer of ownership of their residential property.  More...

Coaching sports requires experience

The West Seneca Bee’s “Bee Heard” has had its share of comments regarding taxes as well as municipal and school issues. More...

Telethon a success in support, funding

Once again, the generous people in the Town of West Seneca reminded all of New York State why we are rated the “Best Place to Raise a Family.”  More...

Obituaries

Death notices

MALYSZA, Carol A. (nee Kowalski), of West Seneca, died Saturday, March 24, 2012. Mrs. Malysza is survived by three sons, Donald, Jr., John and James; six grandchildren; and one sister, Geraldine Kowalski. More...

Sports

Otto swims at women’s NCAA National Championships

West grad sets Harvard school record in 400 IM, earns four All-Ivy League selections

Courtney Otto thought she knew what it was like to swim in big time national events, thanks to her past club-level experiences that helped garner the interest of Harvard University.  That was before she and a teammate became the first Crimson sw More...

Gehen, Kirchberger among girls ice hockey All-WNY all-stars

The second season of the Western New York Girls Varsity Ice Hockey Federation resulted in two new champions.  The Monsignor Martin Association beat West Seneca, 2-1, for the Federation championship while Kenmore beat West Seneca, 1-0, for the pu More...

SWIFT OF FOOT

— West Seneca East’s Cory Swift, left, carries the puck up the ice while being defended by Zach Coughlin during the Juniors game in the eighth annual Bowman Cup Showcase, held March 20 at More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Library hosts free home improvement program   More...

Entertainment

Special Events

fri. 30, sat. 31 & sun. 1   More...

Family Activities

thurs. 29  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. More...

Art

fri. 30   More...