Weekly Feature



May 17, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Budget approved

Voter turnout greater than 2011

Taxpayers in the West Seneca Central School District passed the 2012-13 budget on Tuesday by more than a 2-1 margin. Residents also supported a bus-related proposition while returning both incumbents to two seats on the Board of Education.  More...

Editorial

Out of the Past

John Roth’s Tavern

(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...

Armed Forces Day deserves recognition, too

Bee Editorial

Pop quiz: What is the difference between Veterans Day, Memorial Day and Armed Forces Day?  More...

Spindle items

SUPER MOM — Aside from my own mother, I had several women on my mind this past weekend during Mother’s Day celebrations. More...

Education

RAISING AWARENESS

— Students and staff at Winchester Elementary School stand in formation of the letters “O.I.” on Friday to raise awareness for osteogenesis imperfecta, a form of brittle bone diseas More...

Students to perform with Fair Marching Band

Twenty-five students will represent West Seneca Central schools in the Erie County Fair Pepsi-Cola Marching Band this summer.  Music students from West Seneca East and West senior high schools were selected by audition for the Fair Band. More...

HONORABLE MENTION

— Tom Beechy, left, from the New York State Traffic Safety Board, presents an award Monday to junior Aiden Licker at West Seneca West Senior High School. More...

Lifestyles

Skates, sleds and sacrifice

War veterans play hockey to heal

Jeff Gramlich and Dan Ohar have both served in the military.  The wars they fought may have been waged during different eras, but the two veterans have had the opportunity to find camaraderie once more, this time on the ice.  Both men are m More...

Chicken barbecue planned by Rotary

The West Seneca Rotary Club has scheduled its annual chicken barbecue from noon to 4 p.m. — or until sold out — on Sunday, May 27, at the Southgate Plaza on Union Road. More...

Churches announce VBS schedule

Several churches in the West Seneca community are expected to offer Vacation Bible School programs this summer.  Winchester Community Church, 909 Harlem Road, will offer VBS from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, June 25, through Thursday, June 28. More...

Business

MORE OB

— Eileen Kubiak holds her newborn daughter, Vivian, so that 3 -year-old Elise can view her baby sister for the first time. More...

William Street center to stay at least three more years, says Schumer

According to Sen. Charles Schumer, the William Street Processing Center will remain open for at least three years. More...

M&T to offer free shredding

Residents are encouraged to protect their identity by bringing all old or unneeded personal documents to the M&T Bank Southgate branch this Saturday.  The branch, 1024 Union Road, is partnering with Cintas Document Shredding Solutions to off More...

Resident to graduate with honors

Molly Watson’s heart raced when the president of Canisius College called her into the office and told her to take a seat.  More...

Winchester’s Wishbone Day

Several students at Winchester Elementary School in West Seneca were decked out in yellow on Friday to celebrate Wishbone Day in support of osteogenesis imperfecta. More...

Local News

Tech sergeant saluted this Armed Forces Day

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Michael Dieter was in boot camp the day the country fell under attack by foreign terrorists on Sept. 11, 2001. He recalls working in the kitchen that day at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas, when the news broke. More...

Students’ efforts lead to success

Balancing life as a teenager is no easy feat. School alone can be overwhelming, especially when paired with outside obligations and extracurricular activities. More...

Internships available with county legislators

The Erie County Legislature Democratic Caucus is seeking six students ages 16 and older to serve as unpaid interns for the summer 2012 semester.  Interns will assist the elected legislators and their support staff during the regular session of t More...

Police Blotter

Vehicle, foot pursuit ends with man hiding in woods

A vehicle with a ladder attached to its roof was stopped on Seneca Street because it had a loud exhaust. Neither the driver nor the passenger possessed identification at that time. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

It was interesting to read that West Seneca is doing a dog census. More...

Sports

Smigiera sets East boys track dash record

Andy Smigiera rewrote a portion of West Seneca East’s boys track record book Thursday, as his winning time of 10.7 seconds in the 100-meter dash is now the benchmark for future Trojans to aspire to hit.  More...

RIVALS COLLIDE

— East’s Anthony Buccella, left, tries to make a move around West Seneca West’s Troy Ewing during the Trojans’ 11-7 victory last Thursday. More...

West boys track team fares well at Queensbury Invite

West Seneca West’s boys track team made the most of its annual “overnight” meet this past weekend by finishing eighth out of the 20 teams participating in the Dr. Jack V. Irion Queensbury Invitational.  More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Open mic sessions at monthly coffeehouse   More...

Entertainment

Special Events

fri. 18  Benedict House Gala — Join the folks in their 25th anniversary gala event to benefit this organization that provides housing and support services to individuals living with AIDS, 6 p.m. More...

Literature

thurs. 17  Roberta Rich — Reading and book signing for The Midwife of Venice, 7 p.m. Thursday, May 17 at Talking Leaves Books, 3158 Main St., Buffalo; Free. 837-8554, www.tleavesbooks.com   More...

Art

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