Weekly Feature



June 28, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Family continuing push for Jay J’s Law to pass

The family of a Kenmore boy who was brutally beaten by his own father wants to protect other children from suffering the same fate.  But in trying to pass a law named for 2-year-old Jay J. More...

Editorial

Out of the Past

Seneca Street near 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...

You know you’re from West Seneca when...

Bee Editorial

We’ve all seen the lists — you know you’re from Chicago when you walk with a lean due to wind resistance; you know you’re from New York City when you think Central Park is “nature.”  More...

Spindle items

MY VIEW — I was filled with horror and anger upon viewing the incident captured on video involving the bus aide in Greece, N.Y.  More...

Police Blotter

Taser gun used in bar fight; officer, suspect both hit

Friday, June 15  Five cats were reported missing from a Clinton Street business. One owner reports that a couple was in the business near closing time the night before and inquired about the cats.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Two volunteer firemen were burned through their protective clothing in an attempt to save a mother and son from their burning home. Four volunteer firemen jumped into Buffalo Creek with no regard for their own safety to rescue a boy. More...

Lifestyles

Get your grill on

Western New Yorkers tell how to throw the perfect summer barbecue

From the guest list to the side dishes, right down to the fundamental issue of charcoal versus propane, there are so many details of the backyard barbecue that can be tweaked to perfection. More...

Summer concert series planned at St. David’s

St. David’s Episcopal Church in West Seneca will present its sixth year of the Summer Outdoor Concert Series, beginning in July.  Concerts are held from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursdays. More...

Schwab-Sunderlin

Sharon and Craig Schwab of West Seneca announce the engagement of their daughter, Melissa A. Schwab, to Eric E. Sunderlin, son of Susan Sunderlin of West Seneca and Edward Sunderlin of Depew.  More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 28  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...

Walking Tours

thurs. 28  Chestnut Ridge Park - Good Cardio Workout — This 5-mile walk is presented by the Foothills Trail Club, 6 p.m. Thursday, June 28, meet in the casino parking lot at Chestnut Ridge Park, Orchard Park; Free. More...

Fireworks

sat. 30  Town of Clarence — Dusk, Saturday, June 30 during Day in the Park at Clarence Town Park, 10405 Main St., Clarence.  tues. 3   More...

Zoning request divides board

Despite residents’ efforts to “Save Lakeside,” as their matching green T-shirts stated, the West Seneca Town Board voted 2-1 on Monday in approval of rezoning Clinton Street property from residential to commercial.  More...

Pool, playgrounds now open

With school officially over for many, parents and youth may find themselves thinking: now what?  Summer activities are currently under way in West Seneca, with the recently renovated town pool, spray pool and playgrounds having opened on Monday. More...

Local News

Class of 2012

  Walking across the stage to receive a diploma are the Class of 2012 graduates of West Seneca East Senior High School during the June 21 commencement ceremony, held at the University at Buffalo Center for the Arts.  More...

Officials aim to improve quality of life at city line

Residents may be startled to find the chief of police knocking on their door, but rest assured, it’s for a good reason.  More...

KEYSTONE CLEANUP

— Police and Vigilant fire personnel clear more than 100 cases of Keystone beer at the intersection of Michael and Union roads shortly before 9:30 a.m. on June 20. More...

Letters to the Editor

A note of thanks for town’s efforts

I want to express my appreciation for the town’s post-Community Days cleanup efforts, as well as for its organized approach to parking for this event.  More...

Asking for help shouldn’t be so hard

I would like to start this letter by extending my heartfelt sympathies to the family of Jackie Wisniewski on the loss of their beautiful daughter, sister and mother; because I know, “For the grace of God, go I.” You see, I’ve been f More...

Group lauds help from columnist

The recent column by David Sherman on the visiting Russian young professionals highlighted their resolve to help improve their communities and their country.  More...

Sports

‘W’ Club dubs Kirchberger year’s top female athlete

The West Seneca West Varsity “W” Club recently announced that Nikki Kirchberger had been selected as its inaugural Female Athlete of the Year.  More...

Maryvale boys basketball to hold annual summer camp

Any male basketball player entering fifth through ninth grades at their school in the fall and looking to improve their game has a way to do so in July.  The 2012 Maryvale Basketball Camp will run from 9 a.m. More...

BARREN’S BOUND FOR CANISIUS

— Recent West Seneca West graduate and standout lacrosse player Brendan Barren, middle, made his college plans official June 19 when he signed a letter of intent to attend Canisius College next More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Artists will paint, sell garden décor for a cause   More...

Business

Mayer Bros., Upstate Niagara empowered by state program

The state has recently offered two West Seneca businesses financial allocations under the ReCharge New York initiative.  The program strives to retain and create jobs, as well as spur capital investments by making low-cost power available to mor More...

Ad campaign, website to boost New Yorks’ economic attraction

A new ad campaign launched by New York State is designed to show the rest of the country why the Empire State is the “place for businesses to grow, thrive and expand.”  More...

Immediate Care secures accreditation

Western New York Immediate Care centers have joined the ranks of urgent care providers nationwide that have received accreditation from The Joint Commission, and are allowed to display its gold seal of approval.  More...