Weekly Feature



July 26, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Blow away...

Emory Leisenheimer of West Seneca entrances bystanders with a bubble from her fairy wand during the Fairy Kingdom event at the Burchfield Nature & Art Center on Sunday. More...

Editorial

Out of the Past

Mildenberger’s Restaurant

(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...

Remove ‘downsizing’ from list of excuses

Bee Editorial

When Sheila M. Meegan took office in January, one of her main objectives was to increase communication. We were thrilled to hear this and hoped for the best. But we, like many residents, have come to be disappointed by another half-empty promise. More...

Spindle items

IS IT JUST ME? — Confusion set in when, about 15 minutes into the Monday morning press conference along Union Road, Rep. Brian Higgins began fielding questions unrelated to our very purpose for being there.  More...

Police Blotter

Microsoft computer scam used on two residents

Monday, July 16  About $10 in loose change and a set of keys were removed from a vehicle sometime overnight on Mineral Springs Road.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

I live on Bullis Road, and it’s a disgrace. Instead of wasting all the money paving, milling and then repaving Bullis, why not get rid of the highway superintendent? Total waste of taxpayer money. More...

Education

On the campus

Rachel Cruz of West Seneca recently graduated from Potsdam State College with a bachelor’s degree in psychology.  Caitlyn Ebert of West Seneca has been named to the dean’s list for the spring 2012 semester at Daemen College.  More...

Lifestyles

Give them a hand

Puppeteers create life, preserve storytelling

I t starts with an inanimate object. Maybe a sock or a few scrap pieces of fabric sewn together. More...

South Towns Gardeners holds dedications; seeks new projects

The sun blazed brightly over one of the best views in the area as the South Towns Gardeners held a simple dedication that was a long time in the making.  On July 13, members of the garden club stood atop a hill at Chestnut Ridge Park, overlookin More...

Food, music festival planned for Aug. 18

Taste of South Buffalo

South Buffalo Catholic School will host a Taste of South Buffalo food and music festival in Cazenovia Park on Saturday, Aug. 18.  Festivities will kick off at 8 a.m. More...

Olympian to be honored Friday

‘Matt Anderson Day’

The Town of West Seneca has planned a special ceremony for 3 p.m. Friday, July 27, in honor of Matt Anderson, who will be making his debut into the Olympics Games this year as a member of the USA Men’s Volleyball team. More...

Communication in question for grant, rezoning

Members of the West Seneca Town Board were under fire Monday night for their apparent lack of communication, according to a few residents, and even took a few shots at one another. (See editorial on page four) More...

Fees for building use going forward

West Seneca Board of Education

Different types of groups, the various times that they utilize district facilities such as gymnasiums and cafeterias, and the growing cost of the district’s hospitality were discussed at length during Monday night’s meeting of the West Se More...

Local News

Man injured; car bisects in Seneca Street crash

West Seneca police are continuing to investigate Sunday’s early morning accident that resulted in a vehicle split in two.  Police said Michael Davis, 25, of Buffalo, was speeding on Seneca Street at about 4 a.m. More...

People in the news

Cheryl Byrne of West Seneca has recently been re-appointed as secretary on the board of directors for Junior Achievement of Western New York. Byrne has been a member of the board for eight years, serving as secretary for five. More...

IN TRAINING

— Mike Baj demonstrates to Bobbi Carter, of West Seneca, how to throw a rescue line during the West Seneca Community Emergency Response Team’s water rescue drill at the town pool Friday. More...

Letters to the Editor

Columns have right-wing bias

Thanks to David Devereux for his fine letter on July 11 about the Affordable Care Act, which points out that he, like many Bee readers, is tired of David Sherman’s biased, right-wing, conservative rhetoric.  The Bee papers are for local is More...

No respect shown during town parade

I was marching with the American Legion Color Guard in the Community Days parade and noticed a lot of bystanders who didn’t get up and show respect for the national colors.  What is wrong with these people? More...

Grass roots efforts proven successful

Congratulations to David Sherman on his July 11 column “Wa- tering Your Lawn is Similar to Running a Political Campaign.” He is right on target.  I served as the Town of Tonawanda Republican chairman from 1962-1982. More...

Sports

East speedster Smigiera named Male Athlete of Year

Speed is an essential tool in West Seneca East senior-to-be Andy Smigiera’s arsenal, and lest his opponents think otherwise, he’s not afraid to use it.  More...

West defends Cross Town Cup honors

The Cross Town Cup trophy will stay on the West side of town after making its debut there during the 2011-12 school year, as West’s varsity sports teams overwhelmed East’s squads for the Indians’ second victory in the Cup’s fo More...

Blue Divas girls’ 11U soccer team takes second in Clarence tourney

The West Seneca 11U girls travel soccer team, comprised of girls from West Seneca, Orchard Park and Cheektowaga, battled to a second-place finish in the annual Clarence Classic Soccer Tournament, which was held this past weekend.  More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

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

Business

Terranova Insurance Services celebrates longevity, recognition

Terranova Insurance Services has two achievements to celebrate this summer: 40 years in business and recognition as an elite agency by one of its carriers.  The agency, which is located at 6546 E. Quaker St. More...

NYSERDA to aid in development of multifamily buildings

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority is attempting to give owners and developers of multifamily buildings more ways to reduce energy waste and save money.  More...

Meals on Wheels hires new dietitian

Amanda J. More...