Weekly Feature



May 31, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Six to benefit from scholarship

Rain or shine, music will be played this weekend and residents will gather in memory of a local musician’s life that was taken much too soon.  More...

Editorial

Out of the Past

Clinton Street and Union Road

(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...

Parents, not predators, should invade child’s privacy

Bee Editorial

As of last week, West Seneca brothers Timothy and Jason Bek have both received long-term prison sentences due to their individual actions relating to child pornography. More...

Spindle items

DAYDREAM — I stuck my hand into the depths of my purse on Wednesday, fumbling for a pen. I came across a story idea and wanted to write it down before it escaped my memory, as so many thoughts tend to do these days. More...

Education

Student’s project enhances library

Amy Gorski is encouraging her peers at West Seneca East Senior to “Just Read!’  The student took on the task of encouraging students to read as part of an Action Research project for Nadine Ocasio’s Participation in Government More...

Students investigate ‘crime scene’

West Seneca students attempted to solve what appeared to be a triple homicide last week.  Those enrolled in Forensic Science classes had the opportunity to process a simulated crime scene with help from local law enforcement on May 22 during a h More...

On the campus

Brandon C. Broad, son of Joanne and Lawrence Broad of West Seneca, received a bachelor’s degree in economics and mathematics from Hamilton College on May 20.   More...

Lifestyles

Seeing singing strings

Guitar concerto competition to be broadcast on WNED-TV

For nearly 10 years, the JoAnn Falletta International Guitar Concerto Competition has been bringing sweet strains of music from the string instrument to the ears of Western New Yorkers, but this year, locals can feast their eyes on the contest as wel More...

Vatican names new bishop of Buffalo

Pope Benedict XVI has appointed the Most. Rev. Richard J. Malone, bishop of Portland, Maine, as the new bishop of the Diocese of Buffalo.  He succeeds Bishop Edward U. Kmiec, who is retiring. Bishop Malone will be installed at 2 p.m. More...

Writing, publishing workshop on June 2

A one-day workshop providing an overview on the publishing field will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. More...

Business

Made in America Store acquires TVGA site for distribution center

The Made in America Store just keeps on growing, said owner Mark Andol.  It has grown so much since officially opening on April 3, 2010, that it now needs more space. Andol has purchased the former TVGA building at 1000 W. More...

‘Rain-check’ service to be instituted

In an effort to continually improve the customer service experience at the Erie County Auto Bureau, County Clerk Chris Jacobs is implementing a “rain-check” policy in the event customers are unable to complete their transaction as a resul More...

COMMUNITY SUPPORT

— The Western New York Federal Credit Union raised more than $3,000 for the Relay for Life of West Seneca through its annual beer blast. More...

Honoring heroes, appreciating freedom

Thirteen war veterans share stories with students

Gene Kotowski sat at a table in the far right corner of the media center at West Seneca East Senior High School and shared a few stories about his life as a military policeman in Vietnam. More...

Bek brother gets 30-year sentence

A West Seneca man and former school teacher was convicted last week of possessing and producing child pornography. More...

Local News

Young talent lives double life in West Seneca, New Jersey

If Ben Clifford hasn’t made it big by the time he turns 30, the musician said he’d still like to stay connected to the industry by putting his degree to use. But the West Seneca resident could very well be on his way to stardom after all. More...

Hockey player’s namesake to live on at ice rink

West Seneca’s ice rink served as the backdrop for a press conference last week, which was dedicated to a young hockey player whose life was claimed by an unpredictable heart condition.  More...

Opening Day Festival

Hunter Rautenstrauch, No. 11, eyes the ball as he bats for Kone King Team during the West Seneca Youth Baseball Association’s Opening Day Festival at Firemen’s Park on Saturday. More...

Police Blotter

Store employee pays himself in advance

A woman reported finding what appeared to be a hole caused by a BB gun in a front window of her Center Road home. She told police that she heard the incident occur four days prior but did not realize what the noise was at that time. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.My special needs granddaughter is currently in West Seneca West Senior High. Her class is being moved to East Senior High. We do not understand why this is taking place. More...

Sports

East softball’s season ends in dramatic fashion

Lady Trojans lose Class A-1 semifinal against Iroquois

The West Seneca East softball team’s season came to an end in unbelievable fashion, losing to seventh-seeded Iroquois, 3-2, in 10 innings in a Section VI Class A-1 semifinal Friday.  More...

West girls track, field team breaks school records

At this time of the year, West Seneca West girls outdoor track and field coach Pete Szymanski lets the athletes focus on one or two tasks instead of three or four events and in return, they usually get personal-best times.  That is exactly what More...

Hamburg too much for East boys lax in semifinals

The West Seneca East Trojans were just a little bit overwhelmed in their matchup against Hamburg in the Section VI Class B semifinals.  More...

What's Going On

What's' Going On

Senior group plans meeting, guest speaker   More...

Entertainment

Special Events

thurs. 31  Museum Week — Free mini tours of the Botanical Gardens, Thursday, May 31 through Wednesday, June 6 at the Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave., Buffalo; Free. 827-1584, ext. More...

Art

fri. 1  Jeanette Blair Art Show — Featuring an expanded collection of her work, with art show with reception, 6-9 p.m. Friday, June 1 at Benjamin Gallery, 419 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo; Free. 886-0898, thebenjamangallery.com   More...

Walking Tours

thurs. 31  Chestnut Ridge Park - Good Cardio Workout — This 4-mile walk is presented by the Foothills Trail Club, 6 p.m. Thursday, May 31, meet in the casino parking lot at Chestnut Ridge Park, Orchard Park; Free. More...