Weekly Feature



June 21, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Out of the Past

Sixty years ago

(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 united by common cause

Bee Editorial

A birthday is a special day on the calendar for just about anyone, but it’s a particularly meaningful milestone to cancer survivors and their families.  More...

Spindle items

IN THE NEWS — This past weekend was a roller coaster of emotions for many people. History was made while the future changed or was cut short for others. More...

Police Blotter

Fake landlord spends rent money on alcohol

Friday, June 8  A Century Drive man reported that his debit card was used to make a $27.19 purchase at a gas station in Buffalo. More...

Education

West Seneca woman set to receive scholarship for grad school

Kelli Helmer of Cheektowaga is one of three women set to receive a scholarship from the Niagara Frontier Chapter of New York State Women Inc.  The scholarship will specifically aid Helmer, a 2001 graduate of West Seneca East Senior High School, More...

Student-made homes net $103K through auctions held at Potter, Harkness centers

Students enrolled in the Erie 1 BOCES Building Trades program have set a new record by raising $103,000 through the sale of two student-built modular homes.  The houses sold for $59,000 at Potter Career & Technical Center in West Seneca and More...

BOCES’ student of the month

The faculty members at Erie 1 BOCES Potter Career & Technical Center in West Seneca have selected Audrey Concialdi as the student of the month for June.  Concialdi, a senior at Frontier High School in the Town of Hamburg, is currently enroll More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Bookstore schedules Friday Poetry Series   More...

Entertainment

Walking Tours

thurs. 21  Chestnut Ridge Park - Good Cardio Workout — This 5-mile walk is presented by the Foothills Trail Club, 6 p.m. Thursday, June 21, meet in the casino parking lot at Chestnut Ridge Park, Orchard Park. More...

Special Events

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Garden Tours

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Business

‘Growing’ with the times at historic nursery

When a business plan proves to be successful, it’s natural to want to avoid making any changes — but at Rudolph Galley & Sons, things are always changing, and for the better.  Except for the owners.  More...

State offers tax credit for green building efforts

Homeowners who make their residence eco-friendly may be eligible for a tax credit.  The New York State Senate has passed a bill that authorizes a real property tax exemption of 35 percent for a period of no longer than 20 years for homes that ar More...

Business in brief

The West Seneca Chamber of Commerce will host its annual networking event “Cruising for Business” aboard the Moondance Cat from 8 to 10 p.m. Thursday, July 19. The cost is $35 per person or $60 per couple, and includes open bar and food. More...

West Seneca Relay For Life

More than $58,000 has so far been raised by 38 teams and 399 individual participants. Totals are not final until August. See editorial on page four. More...

In memory

Family and friends will gather today at Hoy Funeral Home to honor the life of Mitchell Pearce, 14, of West Seneca. More...

Local News

Twenty years, seven kids, one school

When Carl and Mary Ellen Rosati were married in April 1975, they probably didn’t have any idea that seven children would eventually be running around their Seneca Street house. More...

East grad continues career, education with U.S. Army

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Serving in the military comes with a number of sacrifices. Deployments and multiple moves are among them, both of which Paul Rigby has done with pride. He’s moved seven times in the last decade and completed several overseas missions. More...

U.S. Senate hopefuls to meet in primary

Three candidates are on the ballot in Tuesday’s statewide Republican primary for U.S. senator.  The winner will face incumbent Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand in the Nov. 6 general election. More...

Letters to the Editor

Save Lakeside; say ‘no’ to rezoning

I once heard that the government is about people, not politics. It’s not about special favors or preferential treatment to one group or another. It’s about the common good. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.After reading this week’s West Seneca Bee, it’s come to my attention that the town has found money for the Senior Center to make improvements but has to cut the funding for our youth drug prevention program peer counseling.  More...

Sports

Barren named ‘W’ Club’s Athlete of the Year

West Seneca West senior Brendan Barren’s exploits on the field this past school year resulted in one of the ultimate accolades an Indian athlete can receive: status as the West Varsity “W” Club Athlete of the Year.  More...

Towne Ford bowls over Strikers in Senior Division clash

Youth Baseball Association

Senior Division  Towne Ford Mustangs 11 Strikers 4   More...

Papa Geno’s cooks up Intermediate Division win

Girls Softball

Intermediate Division  Papa Geno’s Pizza 5  More...

Lifestyles

Getting down and dirty

Community gardeners reap what they sow

Grass-roots gardens throughout Western New York are connecting people with plants and hard work with satisfaction.  And as garden clubs, green-thumb gurus and volunteers plug away potting and pruning, a deep-rooted sense of community continues t More...

New beginnings bring change

The dedication of the new church building here at St. John’s has brought about a new appreciation for the challenge and reward brought about through new beginnings.  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, June 22  10 a.m. More...