Weekly Feature



April 26, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Out of the Past

Ebenezers’ Journey

(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...

Jay J’s Law will strengthen penalties for child abusers

Bee Editorial

What happened to Jay J. Bolvin during the first weeks of his life was a despicable display of cowardice, one that was at the very least unprovoked and ventured well beyond disgusting.  More...

Spindle items

BUSINESS CARD — When I was studying at Canisius College, a recent graduate returned to speak to my journalism class. She wasn’t much older than I, and yet she was already in a successful position at a local newspaper. More...

Education

Wind Ensemble rated ‘superior’ during school’s midwest tour

West Seneca West Senior

The West Seneca West Wind Ensemble received several accolades at a national music festival in Chicago on April 21. More...

School district to hold second Community Recognition Night

The West Seneca Central School District will celebrate several of its community partnerships during an awards event on Wednesday, May 2.  The second annual Community Recognition Night will be an opportunity for the schools to thank the individua More...

West crowns a victor

West Seneca West Senior High School students Matt Wolf, left,  Tom Weimer, Kyle English, Matt Peccia, Jeremy Boczar, Brad Ganschow, Flo Mecking, Joey Villafranca, Ryan Smart and Andrew Isula showcase their talents during the fourth annual &ldquo More...

Lifestyles

Event proceeds to benefit church youth group

Ebenezer United Church of Christ will host its seventh annual rummage sale, car wash and cookout from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on both Friday, May 4, and Saturday, May 5. The church is located at 630 Main St. in West Seneca. More...

Striving for beauty, inside and out

For the LaRussa family, pageants are not about big hair, fake eyelashes and questionable attire for young girls. They are instead about gaining poise, learning how to lose as well as win with grace, and giving back to the community. More...

Bee Senior News

These activities are scheduled at the West Seneca Senior Center, 4620 Seneca St. For more information, call the center at 675-9288, or visit the town’s website at www.westseneca.net.   Friday, April 27  10 a.m. More...

Business

New business in bloom on Orchard Park Road

Light, airy, warm — that’s how owner Kris Tober describes her floral shop, which she said is also a reflection of her personality. More...

County Clerk’s Office rolls out expedited passport program

The Erie County Clerk’s Office has begun a pilot program with the Buffalo Passport Agency, where clerks will forward passport applications directly to the Buffalo Passport Agency for expedited processing.  More...

AAA and Preservation Buffalo Niagara offering motorcoach tours

Embracing the history of Buffalo just got a little easier, now that AAA Western and Central New York has partnered with Preservation Buffalo Niagara.  The two organizations have teamed up to offer a new way of showcasing the “Queen City&rd More...

Students asked to help pass child abuse law for ‘Jay J’

The first three months of Jay J. Bolvin’s life were brutal. (See editorial on page four) He endured savage beatings from his father, Jeremy Bolvin, that led to 11 broken bones and severe brain damage. More...

Police seek answers to Wimbledon Plaza fire

The West Seneca Police Detective Bureau is continuing its investigation into the two-story structure on Center Road that went ablaze this past weekend.  Police said that flames were already visible on the outside of the building, located at 290 More...

Local News

Renaissance Campus receives life-saving devices from Univera

The American Heart Association reports that 40,000 lives could be saved each year in the U.S. with widespread access to an automated external defibrillator.  More...

Earth Day festival, sculpture contest planned

The New York Power Authority is encouraging visitors of all ages to participate in a sculpture contest, one of the featured events at its “Every Day is Earth Day” celebration. More...

Earth Day features clean-ups, education events

Volunteers organized through Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper and the West Seneca Environmental Commission donned their rain gear this weekend to clean up targeted areas in West Seneca. More...

Police Blotter

Responsible drinker loses vehicle overnight

Monday, April 16   Patrol stopped a driver with a suspended license on Union Road for talking on his cellphone.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Residents should be outraged that West Seneca schools are dropping most of their AP science courses next year. In this economy, we need to ensure higher-level students are prepared for careers where jobs are available. More...

Sports

Indians’ track teams pound OP in opener

Wins mark successful return to ECIC I

West Seneca West’s boys and girls track teams had little trouble knocking off Orchard Park in their respective division openers April 18 to start their first ECIC Division I campaigns in many years on a strong note.  More...

Sweep of week’s foes leaves East softball team unbeaten

West Seneca East softball coach Sam Gioia is trying to keep his players “from getting too overconfident” after the Lady Trojans won all three of their games last week to improve to 5-0 on the season.  More...

East track douses Flames in opener

West Seneca East’s track teams both successfully kicked off their respective 2012 campaigns Friday by defeating Williamsville East by almost identical scores.  More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Woman’s Club plans Lucky Names Luncheon   More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 26  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...

Theater

fri. 27   More...

Announcements

GRANT AVAILABLE — Undergraduate students interested in journalism, as well as professional journalists seeking additional academic training, can apply for college and graduate school scholarships for the 2012-13 academic year from the Greater B More...