Weekly Feature



August 23, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Cider Mill, Bakery now open

Warm spring brought early, sweeter apple crop

If you’ve ever been to the Mayer Brothers’ Cider Mill & Bakery, you’re likely acquainted with the sweet aroma of cider and homemade goods wafting in the air.  Perhaps that’s what keeps you coming back each year, the s More...

Editorial

Out of the Past

St. John’s Orphanage Chapel

(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...

If downsizing was a mistake, now is the time to fix it

Bee Editorial

Downsizing local government has been used as an excuse by both residents and elected officials for a number of problems or shortcomings since it took effect in the Town of West Seneca at the start of 2010.  Residents were led to believe that the More...

Spindle items

BACK TO SCHOOL — At a recent family party, I found myself engaging in conversation with a young girl named Jordan. She was overwhelmed with excitement for her first day of kindergarten, which is only two weeks away.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

It’s summer again, and our school administration gives their employees and building and grounds every Friday off from the Fourth of July through Labor Day. More...

Lifestyles

Cruising back in time

You can fix them up, show them off, cruise nice and slow, or race them down a quarter mile track.  For many, they bring back memories of years gone by, afternoons with dad laboring under the hood or sitting beneath the screen of a drive-in movie More...

Vigilant sets date for fall meat raffle

Vigilant Fire Company has scheduled its annual fall meat raffle for Saturday, Oct. 6, to be held inside its fire hall at 666 Main St. Doors open at 5 p.m. with the spinning to begin at 6 p.m. More...

Art sought for fall show

The West Seneca Art Society invites Western New York painters, sculptors and photographers to participate in its 2012 Fall Fine Art Show at the Burchfield Nature & Art Center, 2001 Union Road in West Seneca.  Show dates are scheduled for Fri More...

Business

College to host special event at new West Seneca location

Houghton College has planned a grand opening event at its new Adult Education campus in West Seneca next week, which also celebrates its 20th anniversary in continued education.  Alumni, current and prospective students, and the public are invit More...

AAA projects jump in travel

Approximately 33 million Americans are projected to journey 50 miles or more from home during the Labor Day holiday weekend, according AAA.  This is said to be a 2.9 percent increase from the 32.1 million people who traveled last year. More...

Hover Networks gains new partnership

The technology-based company Hover Networks in West Seneca is showing off its sweet side in a new partnership with Perry’s Ice Cream.  Established in 2009, Hover Networks provides customized communication solutions, such as phone equipment More...

Resident seeks support to ‘upsize’ Town Board

It’s been two years since a downsized, three-member town board made its debut in West Seneca, and some residents are now looking to reverse their decision. (See editorial on page four) Daniel T. More...

Fewer bus routes, teachers to be seen this school year

By next week, teachers will be back in their classrooms anticipating a new group of students to walk through the door on Sept. More...

Local News

Amanda Hansen Foundation gifts CO detectors

Ken Hansen always keeps a supply of carbon monoxide detectors in his garage.  So when Gabe Casucci called him and said he was looking for about a dozen of them to give to residents, Hansen happily donated them.  More...

Thruway Authority under fire for proposed toll increase

Local and state officials are taking to task the New York State Thruway Authority over proposed toll hikes on commercial trucks.  In May, the Thruway Authority announced a 45 percent average toll increase for certain commercial vehicles, which i More...

IN PREPARATION

— Patrick Braunscheidel, left, a teacher at West Seneca East Senior High School, stands with Bob Cartonia on Friday upon the completion of landscaping work at the recently expanded West Seneca More...

Police Blotter

Tire slasher on Thorndale; gift card thief hits Glenmar

A resident reported that seven unauthorized transactions have been made with his checking account information since the beginning of the month. More...

Sports

Tryouts slated for Junior Sabres team that will compete at tourney in Quebec

Tryouts will soon be under way for the Buffalo Jr. Sabres 12U hockey team that is set to compete at the 53rd Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament Feb, 14-24, 2013, at the Pepsi Coliseum in Quebec.  More...

Fleet Feet 15K slated

The Fleet Feet 15K-Run into Buffalo, which benefits Shoes on Students (SOS) — an initiative to provide new training shoes for high school student athletes of need in Western New York — will be held at 8 a.m. Labor Day, Sept. More...

Wizards finish second in division in first season of BWNYJSL play

The West Seneca Wizards U10 boys travel soccer team recently took second place overall in the Buffalo Western New York Junior Soccer League.  More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Anointing of Sick among four-day devotion events   More...

Entertainment

Walking Tours

thurs. 23  Chestnut Ridge Park - Good Cardio Workout — This 5-mile walk is presented by the Foothills Trail Club, 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. More...

Auditions

mon. 27   More...

Family Activities

sat. 25  Aquatic Exploration — Children ages 6-12 are encouraged to grab nets and scoop in the pond to search for aquatic animals, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. More...