Weekly Feature



May 24, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Town to celebrate Memorial Day 2012

The following events have been scheduled in the Town of West Seneca in honor of Memorial Day, May 28, to commemorate fallen members of the U.S. military.  Sunday, May 27  More...

Editorial

Out of the Past

Union Road railroad crossing

(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...

Community bands together in memory of Molly

Bee Editorial

The air was thick inside Blessed John XXIII on Friday. More...

Spindle items

BECOMING — I listened in amazement to the number of names that were read during last week’s Students of Excellence dinner at Kloc’s Grove.  More...

Education

RAISING FOR ROSWELL

  — Fifth-grader Jessica Day is the first female student of the day to have her head shaved by stylist Kim Kelly, of Kim’s Sheer Expression, at West Seneca West Elementary on Monday. More...

THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES

  — Fourth-grade teacher Sharon Wright, left, presents a bouquet of flowers to Jennifer Wachala during the Students of Excellence dinner, held May 16 at Kloc’s Grove.  More...

Student creates portable X-ray machine

Adam Munich, a senior at Orchard Park High School, spent his free time during the last few years in an unconventional way.  While his fellow students at the high school hung out with friends or watched movies in their spare time, Munich was busy More...

Entertainment

Special Events

thurs. 24 Bills Autograph Signing — Former Buffalo Bills player “Joe D” DeLamielleure will sign autographs, 6-8 p.m. Thursday, May 24 at the NCDSA Union Office in the Bewley Building, Lockport. More...

Art

ongoing: now-May 25 May Art Show — Kenmore Art Society member Debra Isula is exhibiting original artworks in watercolor and mixed media, now through Friday, May 25 at the Schofield Residence Nursing Facility, 3333 Elmwood Ave., Town of Tonawand More...

Family Activities

thurs. 24 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...

Identification sought for unknown soldier

There are several recognizable faces that hang in the “Freedom Hallway” at West Seneca East Senior High School. The photographs represent approximately 15 graduates that have gone on to serve in the U.S. military. More...

Peer Counseling abolished

Depending on who you asked following Monday night’s meeting, residents were on the extreme sides of relieved or disappointed by the actions of the West Seneca Town Board. More...

Dangers of drunk driving re-enacted

With the prom just one week away, students at West Seneca East Senior were given a poignant reminder on the dangers and consequences of impaired driving. But that reminder didn’t necessarily come from school faculty.  More...

Local News

Vietnam veteran earns second Purple Heart

Janet Poydock was hopeful for a response when she wrote to one of her elected officials asking that her father be awarded the Purple Heart. More...

Nonprofit awards resident, senator for continued efforts

West Seneca resident Cyndee Fahey and Sen. Timothy M. More...

Guilty plea entered in fatal crash

West Seneca native Sengbusch continues to recover from injuries

Gary Sengbusch is likely resting a little easier these days, now that the person thought to be responsible for physically altering his life has admitted wrongdoing.  More...

Police Blotter

Two hit-and-run suspects found inside apartments

Police stopped a vehicle after it made an abrupt left turn from Orchard Park Road onto Lenox Street. Police recognized the driver from a previous drug-related arrest, who was known to have a suspended license. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.One big “way to go” to Councilman John Rusinski for looking out for taxpayers; he’ll get my vote if he runs again.  More...

Sports

West girls lax beats East in final playoff tune-up

West Seneca West’s girls lacrosse team held off a feisty West Seneca East squad in its regular-season finale May 15 to earn the 10-8 victory and match last year’s mark for most regular-season victories.  More...

Niagara Swim League title goes to Town Wreckers

The West Seneca/Orchard Park Town Wreckers Swim Team showed excellent overall depth to claim the recently-held Niagara Swim League Championship for the second year in a row.  The meet at Fredonia State, which featured over 500 swimmers ages 6-18 More...

East boys track challenges West

West Seneca East’s boys track team has struggled in recent years when it matches up against crosstown rival West Seneca West — and though Monday’s meeting also ended in defeat (82-59) for the Trojans, coach Jason Overton believes th More...

Lifestyles

E-volution sweeps through library system

The e-reader vs. physical book copy has quickly become one of the biggest controversies among readers.  More...

Food Pantry expansion project progresses

Mike Marcaccio, above left, receives a piece of plywood from Rick Kazmierczak, president of Kaz Companies, during the first day of construction on the West Seneca Food Pantry expansion. More...

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, May 25  10 a.m. More...

Business

Sylvia’s opening marks end of long wait

Senior Housing

Approximately 25 people were on hand to witness the official opening on May 17 of the senior housing facility Sylvia’s Place at 2460 Bowen Road.  “Sylvia’s Place will provide all of the comforts and conveniences — and non More...

MILESTONE CELEBRATED

— Sharon Gorman of Orchard Park, left, vice president of HEART, stands with veterinarian technician Lisa Kraus of West Seneca, who holds the 25,000th animal to receive a sterilization surgery t More...

Mercy professionals to lead pediatric seminar on May 31

Mercy Hospital of Buffalo will sponsor a free pediatric speaker series from 6 to 8 p.m. More...