Weekly Feature



April 19, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

‘Crew’ echoes proposed policy

It happens on the bus, in classrooms, online and over the phone. The dreaded “b” word — bullying — was prevalent in the media following an apparent suicide of a Williamsville teen in September. More...

Editorial

Out of the Past

Island Park Picnic

(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...

Services available to prevent child abuse

Bee Editorial

A pril is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. It was first recognized as such in 1983, after Congress took steps to identify ways to eliminate child abuse. More...

Spindle items

THINKING OUT LOUD — I was at Starbucks Monday morning for my routine pick-me-up when I became irritated at the woman in front of me.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

I’ve been in the fire service for 30 years, and each fire district in West Seneca receives hundreds of thousands of dollars from taxes and is used towards training, equipment, building maintenance, etc. More...

Sports

West embracing challenge created by division shift

Track

For the past two seasons, West Seneca West’s girls track team has enjoyed an undefeated reign as the ECIC Division II regular-season champs.  More...

Sizeable freshman class boosts Trojans’ tennis roster

West Seneca East’s boys tennis team appears poised to have the best of both worlds this spring, provided its younger athletes stick with the sport.  More...

West baseball beats East, sweeps doubleheader

A return to league play Monday was the only hiccup for West Seneca West’s baseball team during a recent stretch of four games in five days, as the Indians posted three consecutive wins to improve to 3-3 on the season.  More...

What's Going On

Friday Fun Night sponsored by Y.E.S.   More...

Entertainment

Art

ongoing: now-April 21   More...

Special Events

thurs. 19  Elite Spring Fling Quarter Horse Show — 7:30 a.m. April 19-22, Showplex, The Fairgrounds Gaming and Raceway, 5600 McKinley Pkwy., Hamburg; Free. 649-3900, www.the-fairgrounds.com   More...

Concerts

thurs. 19  The First Lady of Brainfeeder records, Tokimonsta (a.k.a Jennifer Lee) will bring her intricate use of a laptop, other pieces of instrumentation and multimedia to Soundlab for a show at 10 p.m. More...

Breaking News - 4/18/2012 3:56 PM

Bar target of investigation

West Seneca police reported on Wednesday that Chugger’s Bar on Union Road has been stripped of its liquor license. More...

Town Board creates new recreation post

Mary Josefiak will soon add another duty to her list: interviewing.  The director of youth, recreation, and senior services will soon be conducting interviews for a recreation leader, which is a new full-time position for the town. More...

Weekend weeders

Anne Zimbardi is joined by her twin 3-year-old grandsons, Brady, left, and Benjamin Zimbardi, to rid her garden of weeds at her Berg Road home on Friday. More...

Local News

Sixty years of service

It could be the case that being a volunteer firefighter is simply in Tom Ulrich’s blood.  Being born in the same room as his father, next door to the old fire station on Berg Road, or having two generations of volunteer firefighters before More...

Milestone age resurrects century-old memories

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Harriet LaValley had just turned 5 when, three days later, news broke that the indestructible Titanic had sunk. More...

Making strides to rid streets, communities of Rx pills

If your medicine cabinet isn’t locked, it should be empty. More...

Police Blotter

Biker frog disappears with front yard décor

Monday, April 9   Two sliding glass doors were found smashed at a Westminster Road business. The damage is estimated at about $300.  A driver’s license was removed from an unlocked vehicle on Dwyer Street overnight.  More...

Education

East Senior schedules roundtable discussion

Local lawmakers invited to take part

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...

LEARNING FROM THE BEST

— Broadway performer Ric Ryder, left, works with a group of students from the West Seneca East Senior Music Department during a musical workshop held in New York City. More...

Jazz Music Festival to be held next week

The West Seneca Central School District’s 19th annual Jazz Music Festival is scheduled for 7 p.m. More...

Lifestyles

Proudly celebrating a decade of dining out

Ten years, $611,000, and thousands of people living with HIV assisted. That has been the effect that the annual Dining Out for Life event has had on the Western New York community. More...

Help fight AIDS by dining at...

Buffalo AcQua...874-5400 2192 Niagara St. Acropolis...886-2977 708 Elmwood Ave. Bistro Europa...884-1100 50 percent donation. 484 Elmwood Ave. Blue Monk...882-6665 72  More...

Sharing different faiths, celebrations this spring

April means many things to many people. For Christians, it signifies the manifestation of a world-changing, miraculous event — the resurrection of Jesus Christ. More...

Business

Continental School of Beauty provides day of pampering for young stroke victim

Tia Phakousonh, 11, has an inner strength that could be described as beautiful.  Two years ago, the Buffalo girl suffered a stroke and was told by doctors that acts as simple as walking were now going to be a question mark.  More...

State plans workshop to aid small businesses

A team of employees from various state agencies will present a workshop geared toward small businesses at 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 23, at D’Youville College, 320 Porter Ave., Buffalo.  More...

BBB offers tips for spending tax refunds

The deadline to file taxes has come and gone, but how to spend that return is still an issue.  Many consumers view tax refunds as unplanned bonuses, but it makes more sense to plan for that new chunk of change so it doesn’t go to waste, ac More...