Weekly Feature



July 19, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Texting ban, one year later

Bee Editorial

Policies and procedures aren’t put into place until someone does something wrong. More...

Spindle items

YOU’VE GOT QUESTIONS, WE’VE GOT ANSWERS — The July 12 edition of The West Seneca Bee apparently raised some concerns about sports coverage, and since I have no idea whom to contact when those concerns are brought up anonymously via More...

Out of the Past

Gardenville Lumber and Supply Company

(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...

Obituaries

Death notice

BENSMAN, Joyce M. (nee Pukalo), of West Seneca, died Thursday, July 12, 2012. Mrs. Bensman is survived by her husband, Gary T.; two sons, Geoffrey T. More...

Sports

East’s Jim Maisano named Coach of the Year

Jim Maisano has seen his fair share of successes during his tenure as West Seneca East’s boys lacrosse and girls field hockey coach, but with questions going into both seasons this past year, success was not as much of a given as it has been in More...

South Buffalo Softball tryouts slated

Tryouts for the South Buffalo 10U travel girls softball team’s squad for the 2013 season will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 28, at Okell Park, 293 Okell St. in Buffalo. More...

East boys soccer dubbed 2011-12 Team of the Year

Not counting the October Storm shortened 2006 season, West Seneca East’s boys soccer team hasn’t posted a winning record since winning its division with a 10-6-2 mark in 2003.  More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

St. David’s announces summer concert lineup More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

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Special Events

thurs. 19 Science Cafe: The Gross Edition — Adult-only evening features presentations by “grossologists,” cash bar and Grossology exhibit, 6 p.m. More...

Performance

fri. 20-sun. 22 The Marble Orchard — The award-winning Marble Orchard series is a short, evocative and well-researched piece of historical theater. Performances: 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, July 20 and 21, and 2 p.m. More...

Community spirit embedded in 5K, lawn fete

Daniel E. Frontera isn’t running for the recognition but is finding out that the more races he is in, the more he is recognized. More...

Bullis residents bring traffic, roadway concerns to county

Several Bullis Road residents are concerned about traffic safety in light of Seasonal Nursery’s site plan.  Members of the Bullis Road Residents group expressed their concerns Monday night to Erie County officials, including Legislator Jos More...

Staying cool

Jeff and Rachel Escott cool down in the town pool on Saturday with their 5-year-old son, Matthew. More...

Local News

Polka prodigy to be inducted into Music Hall of Fame

Someone You Should Know

The Tralf Music Hall in the Buffalo Theater District will welcome the 2012 Buffalo Music Hall of Fame inductees, including Tadj Szymczak of West Seneca, on Thursday, Oct. 4. More...

Sixty years later, club continues to grow

The symbolism behind a red geranium has been dissected by literary scholars for years, but in West Seneca, the flower that represents the Amana Garden Club could arguably symbolize longevity and growth.  More...

Patrol horse dies on Rt. 219

A horse was killed late Thursday night as the result of an accident on southbound Route 219 in West Seneca.  A deputy from the Erie County Sheriff’s Office, Mounted Division, was transporting the horse in a tractor-trailer around 11:50 p.m More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.I pay for The West Seneca Bee, and my children are in a softball league. I receive information about Lancaster and Amherst. More...

Education

Tuition reimbursement available for firefighters

Student firefighters in Erie County can get a little help paying for college tuition now.  More...

On the campus

West Seneca residents Erin Barr, an archaeological studies major, and Rachel Cruz, a psychology major, have both been named to the dean’s list for the spring 2012 semester at Potsdam State College.  More...

Erie 1 BOCES touts new diploma option for seniors

Dan Kociszewski is graduating from high school with a well-paying job and his sights set on college. He is not alone.  More...

Lifestyles

Vacation ideas in a weekend and on a budget

If you are looking to get away this summer with a partner, friend or the whole family, but money and time are precious commodities, don’t fret. More...

Historical presentation to coincide with meeting

The Ebenezer Seniors will host James McGrath, a civil war enthusiast, at its 1:30 p.m. meeting on Friday, July 20. He will give a presentation on John Brown and the raid on Harper’s Ferry. More...

Bee 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, July 20  10 a.m. More...

Business

Key acquires three West Seneca branches

KeyBank reports that it has completed its acquisition of 37 retail banking branches owned by HSBC Bank in both Buffalo and Rochester.  Among those branches are three in West Seneca: 4050 Seneca St.; Seneca Square at 320 Orchard Park Road; and 23 More...

Smishing scam hits cellphones with spam text

If you own a cellphone, chances are that you have received spam text messages, better known as smishing.  Smishing is a twist on an old scam that capitalizes on the explosive growth in smartphones. More...

Free career courses offered

Bryant & Stratton College will launch a new set of career readiness courses this summer to help residents gain the information and skills they need to successfully apply for jobs.  Job seekers may attend these workshops, each held from 9 to More...