Weekly Feature



August 16, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Out of the Past

Leydecker Road bridge

(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...

Police Department should start ‘Do the Right Thing’ program

Bee Editorial

Times have certainly changed since we were youths in terms of when individuals should be awarded.  We remember when a person did a good deed it was because it felt good to help your fellow man. More...

Spindle items

RESIDENTS REPRESENT — A trio of youths from West Seneca recently received accolades during this year’s 173rd Erie County Fair.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.I have to agree about the hiring of Mrs. Meegan’s good campaign friend for $38,000 a year when they cannot afford a youth Peer Counseling person or they table hiring a police dispatcher for $35,000 per year. Mr. More...

Sports

‘Blue’ Athletics ends summer by hosting track invite

The West Seneca “Blue” Athletics program recently wrapped up the 2012 summer track and field season by hosting its seventh Indian Summer Invitational Aug. 2 at West Seneca West High School.  More...

BLA’s Parker Phillips selected to Gait Cup’s All-Star squad

Program’s ‘Fall Ball’ registration continues

The top two Buffalo Lacrosse Academy teams recently made a return to the Gait Cup, a national level tournament that hosts teams from across the country.  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...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Open reception planned for photography exhibit   More...

Entertainment

Walking Tours

thurs. 16   More...

Family Activities

fri. 17   More...

Theater

thurs. 16  Once On This Island Jr. — Presented by In Good Company Productions. Performance: 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16 at the Miller Band Shell in Niawanda Park, Tonawanda. Bring a lawn chair.   More...

Garage nixed from Senior Center update list

A grant from Erie County that has remained unused in West Seneca for roughly a decade is finally finding some attention, now that the Town Board has a more concrete idea as to how it will spend the funds.  A proposal for improvements to the West More...

Police reward youth who behave

Doing good deeds and obeying the law will soon get youth throughout Western New York a frozen treat. (See editorial on page four) More...

Fight for funding begins at roundtable

Officials, experts address needs of drug addiction treatment in WNY

Avi Israel told a room of leading medical professionals that the worst thing someone ever told his son was “no beds available.”  “My son put down the phone, walked into the back room and shot himself,” the father said. More...

Local News

Families, efforts united through softball tourney

Families burdened by the loss of a loved one, each claimed by the poor decision of a drunk driver, were united this weekend at Sunshine Park in West Seneca. More...

Crafty fifth-grader places third in national contest

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

When Megan Cycon got called down to the principal’s office before the end of the most recent school year, she was admittedly pretty nervous.  “It sounded like it was going to be bad,” said Megan, then a fifth-grade student at Q More...

New bishop pledges to uphold traditional values

With sunlight streaming through the ornate stained glass windows and voices of the faithful raining down from the choir loft, the sanctuary inside St. Joseph Cathedral was the site of a joyous celebration Friday as Richard J. More...

Police Blotter

Police arrest ditch driver, tree chopper, pipe smoker

Monday, Aug. 6  A director at the Southtowns Family YMCA on Southwestern Boulevard reported that approximately $50 has been stolen from various wallets and purses during the last month. More...

Education

Club collecting school supplies

Boys & Girls Clubs of Buffalo has a goal this year of providing school supplies to 5,000 Western New York students in need.  The organization is asking people “2 Pack A Backpack” on Friday, Aug. More...

On the campus

Julie Guerra of West Seneca has been named to the Canisius College Department of Accounting chairman’s honor roll for the spring 2012 semester. Guerra is a junior accounting/accounting information systems dual major.  More...

Lifestyles

Local duo taking gamble on free poker

Dave Winnert was working construction in Phoenix a few years ago when he came across a poker league unlike anything he had seen back home in West Seneca. More...

Ebenzer Seniors group seeks new members

The Ebenezer Seniors is looking for more “over 55” individuals to join its group, which meets at 1 p.m. on the first and third Fridays of each month. More...

Stanley Smigiera Retrospective to open next week

Burchfield Nature & Art Center

The work of a self-taught West Seneca artist will be the next featured exhibit, from Aug. 23 through Sept. 30, at the Burchfield Nature & Art Center, 2001 Union Road in West Seneca.  More...

Business

DEC tickets Custom Top Soil for pollution

Seasonal Nursery site

After its Division of Air received and responded to resident complaints of fugitive dust generated from the Seasonal Nursery site at 1120 Bullis Road, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has responded by citing the company per More...

County, union close to reaching deal

Erie County has reached a tentative agreement with its largest labor union, the Civil Service Employees Association, according to County Executive Mark Poloncarz.  More...

In brief

Rheumatology Consultants of WNY in West Seneca is among the more than 370 physician practices that now utilize HEALTHe- LINK. More...