Weekly Feature



July 5, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Out of the Past

Schaub’s potato factory

(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...

UB continues to evolve as a regional gem

Bee Editorial

A s elementary, middle and high school students across West Seneca and beyond celebrate the end of another school year, it is easy to overlook the presence of the University at Buffalo, which held its commencement exercises more than a month ago.&nbs More...

Spindle items

MAKE AN IMPACT — Have you ever wanted to make a donation to someone or something that would truly make a difference, but the uncertainty of where your money goes or how it’s spent deters you from making that contribution?  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

It’s unconscionable that there weren’t people directing traffic on Union Road for Community Days to help people cross the street. More...

Education

UB Law School professor cautious about effect on Medicaid program

The long-awaited Supreme Court ruling Thursday on President Barack Obama’s health care law upholds much of the act’s intentions to expand coverage, with one major exception, says a University at Buffalo Law School professor who is an expe More...

In brief

Southgate Plaza has awarded scholarships to the following West Seneca residents: Shannon Lee Speyer, St. More...

Scholarships awarded

Buffalo Niagara Court Center in West Seneca, home of the Niagara Frontier Volleyball Club, recently awarded scholarships to five female athletes.  The awards are presented to athletes who display exemplary sportsmanship, leadership, community se More...

Lifestyles

BookFest celebrates art of bookmaking

Workshops, demonstrations and one large piece of construction equipment take over street

For many, the Western New York Book Arts Center is a too-well-kept secret. More...

VOLUNTEERS OF THE YEAR

— Walt and Barb Kissel were recently recognized as “Volunteers of the Year” by the Western New York Developmental Disability Services. More...

Volunteers sought for Meals on Wheels

Meals on Wheels of Western New York is in urgent need of volunteers in Buffalo, Cheektowaga, Depew, Elma and West Seneca.  The nonprofit organization provides home-delivered meals to the homebound elderly and disabled in Erie County. More...

Entertainment

David Allan Coe

fri. 6

American outlaw country music singer David Allan Coe, best known for Mona Lisa Lost Her Smile and who also wrote Take This Job and Shove It, will perform, along with opener Kyle Turley, at 7 p.m. More...

Concerts

thurs. 5  Legendary blues guitarist John Mayall will perform at 8 p.m. Thursday, July 5 at The Tralf Music Hall, 622 Main St., Second Floor, Buffalo; $. 852-2860, www.tralfmusichall.com   More...

Family Activities

thurs. 5  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...

School Board re-elects officers, changes meeting start time

The West Seneca Central Board of Education, at its annual organizational meeting on Monday, re-elected Daniel Nagy and Robbin D. More...

Aidan’s Army of Angels plans fundraiser for child

Event to aid son of district teacher

Having a seriously ill child is an intimidating challenge for any family. More...

Local News

Art teacher wins award, experiences new cultures

Robin Reczek was the recipient of an Outstanding Master’s Project award in May from Buffalo State College. It was one of only three given by the graduate school. More...

Legion commander says honoring veterans critical

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

When Frank Ballesteros returned home from Vietnam, few people congratulated him. Instead, he, like many returning soldiers then, felt society shunned him. More...

New Assembly bill restricts age of tanning bed users

In response to the growing number of teenagers at risk of developing skin cancer, members of the state Assembly have passed legislation that limits the age of those who use tanning beds.  More...

Letters to the Editor

WSDC allocation could be better used

With no ill respect to the senior citizens who use the facility on Seneca Street, I question the awarding of $450,000 to the Senior Center.  More...

Police Blotter

Search for lip gloss leads to discovery of Lortabs

Monday, June 25  The manager of an Orchard Park Road business reported that two males attempted to purchase $300 worth of gift cards but the card was declined. More...

Obituaries

James A. Monheim, veteran

James A. Monheim, 81, of Oro Valley, Ariz., formerly of West Seneca, died Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012.  Mr. More...

Gertrude H. Hamann Doane, Bible club leader, UB employee

Gertrude Helena Hamann Doane, 99, of Bedford, Va., formerly of Clarence, died Saturday, June 16, 2012.  Mrs. More...

Sports

State run helps Clarence dominate First Team

2012 All-Bee Softball

The bigger the stage Clarence’s softball team played on this spring, the better the Lady Red Devils played — all the way through the Class AA state championship game.  That level of visible success most likely played a significant fa More...

OP, Lancaster, Amherst fills out majority of First Team

2012 All-Bee Baseball

Several of the top baseball players in Western New York are featured as First Team All-stars on the inaugural All-Bee Baseball Team.  Four of the 10 spots on the All-Bee First Team are from Class AA semifinalist Orchard Park, two players are fro More...

All-Bee lacrosse teams set for debut

The inaugural All-Bee boys and girls lacrosse teams will be unveiled in next week’s edition. The First Team selections will be highlighted with small writeups on each player on that squad. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Carnival to be held at Queen of Heaven   More...

Business

So how did those New Year’s resolutions work for you?

What? July? Is it time to reset the clock and start over with the 2012 resolutions? Consistency and persistence are the method to the madness. Let’s review some tips for sticking to your business’s resolutions for the rest of 2012.  More...

ElderWood supervisor is Employee of the Year

Kathleen Mendola, supervisor at ElderWood Village at Westwood in West Seneca, has received the Assisted Living Employee of the Year Award from the New York State Center for Assisted Living.  The award, which honors individuals for their outstand More...

Luxury, convenience become the cat’s meow

The Orchard Park Pet Spa is a place where luxury for pets meets convenience for pet owners.  Owner Darlene Schultz says the spa gives care to a wide variety of pets and is able to service all of their needs.  More...