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April 5, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Out of the Past

Chief John Seneca’s Sawmill

(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...

Legislature should support animal cruelty registry

Bee Editorial

Mistreating an animal is behavior no one can condone, yet it continues to happen anyway.  Kudos to Erie County Legislator Terrence McCracken for bringing attention to the issue by proposing legislation that would establish a registry of convicte More...

Spindle items

A GOOD SHOWING — Congratulations are in order for the East Middle School Odyssey of the Mind team, which traveled to Binghamton, N.Y., this past weekend for the annual, statewide tournament. More...

Education

Winchester showcases ‘habits’

Student leaders at Winchester Elementary School hosted their third annual Leadership Day on March 27.  Leadership Day is a student-led experience, highlighting the work done by the children, including what each of the “7 Habits” mean More...

INDUCTED

— Seven West Seneca students enrolled in Erie 1 BOCES programs were recently inducted into the National Technical Honor Society. More...

JAZZED TO HELP

— Members of the West Seneca West Senior Vocal Jazz recently raised funds to purchase an iPad for the West Seneca Satellite’s live giant auction, held March 24-25. More...

Lifestyles

Smooth operators

Ham radio club celebrates 25 years

Kevin Retzer has always had an interest in radio operation.  “Almost any ham will tell you of their fascination with being able to put a piece of steel in the air, connect it to a radio and be able to talk to someone on the other side of t More...

SCOUTS AID FOOD PANTRIES

— Members of Cub Scout Pack 1776 donate more than 2,500 food items to three local pantries on Sunday. More...

Burchfield’s spring camp runs next week

The Burchfield Nature & Art Center will host “Spring Wonders Camp” from April 10-12 for students in kindergarten through the fourth grade.  More...

State Health Department bans synthetic marijuana

New York State has taken its first step in the war against synthetic marijuana, the newest drug of choice among teenagers.  The state Department of Health banned the sale of the substance on March 31.  More...

Local News

Kearns debuts in Assembly for state’s on-time budget

The office of Assemblyman Michael “Mickey” P. Kearns, D-145th District, reported that tax cuts are among the highlights of the state’s 2012-13 budget.  More...

Arrest made in RX theft

Nearly one year later, West Seneca detectives have made an arrest in connection with the burglary of the Medical Park Pharmacy on Orchard Park Road.  On Tuesday, officials reported that Justin R. More...

Animal cruelty registry proposed by legislator

Individuals convicted of animal cruelty offenses could be banned from owning pets.  That’s if Erie County Legislator Terrence D. McCracken, D-Lancaster, has his way. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

Just as teachers are paid to educate children and increase their intellect, coaches are paid to increase athleticism or skill levels of those they coach. More...

Sports

West girls lacrosse team stocked with seniors

West Seneca West’s girls lacrosse team, loaded with 11 returning senior starters off last year’s squad that went 7-3 in Division II play, is looking to capitalize on its veteran lineup by making another run at the Section VI Class B title More...

Shoes for Shelter 5K slated

Independent Health and Canisius College will once again team up to present the 14th annual Shoes For The Shelter 5K Run/Walk at noon Sunday, April 15, at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Buffalo.  Race-day registration for the USATF-sanctioned event will More...

Peccia leads West boys lax to early 2-1 record

Matt Peccia scored seven of his team-leading 12 goals for the season — including the game winner in overtime — in West Seneca West’s opening contest of the boys lacrosse season to stake his claim as the Indians’ go-to player o More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Plein-air painter offers art demonstration   More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 5  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

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Classes

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Business

Manor encourages independent lifestyles

Sister Mary Neville has been on her own for as long as she can remember.  More...

Tour epitomizes importance of base to region

I t was 6:24 a.m., and we were lost. By my side was John Morrison, board president of the West Seneca Chamber of Commerce, doing U-turns inside the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station. More...

Upstate dairy cooperative cleans up at convention

Upstate Niagara Cooperative Inc. set new records this year upon receiving a total of six awards at the 54th annual All-Star Association Convention, held early March in California.  More...