Weekly Feature



August 9, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Out of the Past

Levi Ballou, first town supervisor

(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...

Actions following house fire restore faith in town

Bee Editorial

By the tone in Dan Brennan’s voice, you would never know that his house was destroyed by fire just two weeks ago. “You’ve got to laugh and stay positive,” the Aurora Street man said, “Otherwise you cry.” More...

Spindle items

FROM THE PEOPLE OF WEST SENECA — In a recent Bee editorial, a question was posed to residents asking for feedback on what sets West Seneca apart from other towns.  The question was, “You know you’re from West  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Building a garage to house the new senior vans is insane. Do you realize that all the buses in West Seneca are not housed? They are out in all seasons. Why would you want to spend almost $400,000 to build a three-car garage for these vans? More...

Sports

Malone to play in Hlinka Memorial

Hockey

West Seneca’s Sean Malone has played in some fairly big and significant hockey games in the past, but after achieving one of his major goals for the sport, that part of his resume is about to expand in a major way.  More...

Physicals being offered for prospective athletes

West Seneca School District students who are planning to participate in a sport for the 2012-13 school year have three options for obtaining a mandatory physical before the school year begins.  More...

Champions crowned in multiple divisions

WSYBA

Junior Division  Wheaties 6  Rezolution Print Solutions 5  Brendan Licker baffled Rezolution Print Solutions’ hitters for the last four innings, giving up only one run and striking out six to guide Wheaties to the Junior Division More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

St. David’s to host final outdoor concert   More...

Entertainment

Walking Tours

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Family Activities

thurs. 9  Teddy Bear Picnic — Bring your favorite (stuffed) friend to ride the carrousel, and also enjoy an afternoon of games, crafts and treats, 2-4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. More...

Art

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Business

It’s still about ‘who you know’

Summertime is a busy time in our community. It is a time when most of us are in the middle of youth sports schedules, family travel plans or just the day-to-day or week-to-week tasks around the house or neighborhood.  More...

Consignment shops ease back-to-school burden

When you’re a kid, you always are dressed to the nines. Somehow you look like a million bucks, even with a giant blue rhinoceros or green giraffe on your belly.  More...

In brief

Western New York Federal Credit Union will host a community shredding day from noon to 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 24. This will be held in the credit union’s parking lot, 1937 Union Road, West Seneca.   More...

West Seneca patrol fleet gets new look

When driving past a Ford Crown Victoria or peering at one from the rearview mirror, there’s a natural tendency to slow down — even if you’re not speeding.  More...

Councilman forms team to ‘impact’ town, people

Have you ever driven past someone’s house because the number was hidden behind an overgrown bush, or maybe it was too small to read from the street? Perhaps someone has encountered a similar problem when trying to find your home.  More...

Local News

Burchfield names winners of annual garden contest

On Sunday, the Burchfield Nature and Art Center honored the winners of its West Seneca in Bloom garden contest. Judges from local garden clubs toured the 19 gardens that were entered into the competition during the week of July 25. More...

War of 1812-themed art exhibit opening at Naval & Military Park

The Buffalo & Erie County Naval & Military Park is opening a War of 1812-themed art exhibit featuring 12 paintings by local members of the American Society of Marine Artists.  More...

CLASS OF 1946

— Evelyn Ludeman (nee Smith), of Las Vegas, catches up with former Ebenezer High School classmates Joan Galfo (nee Stock) of Orlando and Florence Mergenhagen (nee Heck) of East Aurora. More...

Letters to the Editor

Kids Escaping Drugs offers help

As a board member of Kids Escaping Drugs, the adolescent education and treatment arm of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Services Foundation of WNY, I was happy to see the supplement to The Bee exposing the world of alcohol and drug addiction and the problems More...

Police Blotter

Patrol finds running vehicle without driver on Edson

Monday, July 30  A man reported his son’s bicycle stolen off the grounds of East Middle School on Center Road. More...

Education

In brief

Christian Central Academy in Williamsville has named the following West Seneca residents to its academic recognition roll for the fourth quarter of the 2011-12 school year: Rayne Frances-Barberio, seventh grade; and Mikaela Marzak, 11th grade.   More...

West grads to star in Artpark’s production of ‘Cinderella’

You won’t want to be late for this ball: Artpark’s upcoming production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “Cinderella” will feature a contingent of young performers from West Seneca.  Three recent West Seneca West gradu More...

On the campus

Michael Banko, an upcoming sophomore at Fredonia State College, has received the Second Year Award for Rising Freshman. The college also renewed his Dean’s Scholar and Juliet J. Rosch Music Scholarship awards. More...

Lifestyles

Summer sports leagues: a pastime, a culture

There are plenty of reasons to get involved in an adult summer sports league. More...

Nardin Academy Class of 1950 sets reunion

Nardin Academy Class of 1950 will hold a reunion lunch at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16, at Dock at the Bay Restaurant, 3800 Hoover Road, Blasdell. For more information or to make a reservation, call Joyce Wilson, 834-9647.   More...

CEO John Murray retires after 38 years with YMCA

After 38 years of working for YMCAs both in Western New York and in Rochester, John D. More...