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August 30, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Out of the Past

Blacksmith, boiler repair

(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...

New lunch guidelines are a step toward healthier youth

Bee Editorial

While many of us may cringe at the idea of government interfering with our lifestyles, we don’t believe it’s a bad thing that lawmakers are setting standards that will lead students to eating healthier foods.  More...

Spindle items

BE KIND — The job of a journalist is a thankless one. We face long hours, low salaries and lots of complaints for nearly every story we write, regardless of the topic.  We’re loyal, dedicated and bonded by the passion to write.  More...

Police Blotter

Suspended driver reveals ‘paper plates’ to patrol

Monday, Aug. 20 A license plate was removed from a man’s vehicle sometime overnight on Crofton Court. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Sheila Meegan is right; it is people, not politics, as long as those people are her people. I’m so glad we have such an efficient overtime policy in our town. More...

Sports

Plethora of returning starters has West football optimistic

West Seneca West’s football team closed out its 2011 season on a three-game winning streak that began with its first victory over crosstown rival West Seneca East in three years, and ended with two consecutive postseason conquests.  More...

West football to honor Matt Perillo at Sept. 7 ‘Alumni Night’ contest

West Seneca West’s football program has churned out many memorable student-athletes over the years, which has the potential to make it tough for those who choose the annual Alumni Game honoree.  Varsity coach Joe Cantafio emphatically deni More...

Versatile Smigiera looking to guide East gridders to playoff prominence

West Seneca East senior Andy Smigiera is a jack-of-all-trades on the football field.  More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Southgate to show antique, classic cars   More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 30  Insects of the Night — Search for moths and other insects attracted by light and scent, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 30 at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew; Free - registration required. More...

Art

thurs. 30  Gerald Mead Exhibit Tour — Enjoy this tour by Gerald Mead of “Fifty at Fifty: Select Artists from the Gerald Mead Collection,” 7-8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. More...

Literature

thurs. 30  Hold Your Piece: A Play — Dramatic reading with Jerome Joseph Gentes and David Granville, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 30 at BUA Theatre, 119 W. Chippewa St., Buffalo; $. 886-9239, www.buffalobua.org   More...

School lunch portions to change

USDA requiring menu alterations

School officials are preparing to field an increased number of calls this year from parents who may be upset over some big changes to school lunches. (See editorial on page four) More...

Amidst accusations, Town Board pledges to correct mistakes

Following weeks of controversy related to overtime pay, the Town Board agreed at its Monday night meeting that it would like to have Mary Josefiak, director of recreation, youth and senior services, removed from the White Collar union. More...

Local News

Company honors firefighter, 90, for longtime service

Harold Ulrich was born and raised next door to the Vigilant Fire Company.  The 90-year-old West Seneca resident grew up cleaning out the coal furnace in the old fire hall, hearing the sounds of sirens and attending the many parties, parades and More...

Names, information sought for 50th high school reunion

Members of West Seneca High School, Class of 1963, are sought for inclusion in the 50th reunion banquet that’s being planned. More...

Attempted morning break-in leads to arrest

West Seneca police arrested 30-year-old Shane R. Spoonley after an attempted home invasion on Reserve Road, near Thomas Drive, Sunday morning.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Director needs help to avoid overtime

Knowing Mary Josefiak and being a life-long friend allow me to say that she carries out her duties as director of Recreation, Youth and Senior Services professionally, honestly, and with a personal integrity and energy the town should be happy to hav More...

Friday shut-down saves tax dollars

This is in response to the Bee Heard comment that West Seneca Central schools gives their classified staff off on Fridays.  More...

A thruway toll increase is absurd

I think this whole toll issue is just another Albany charade. They start off claiming they need a 45 percent increase.   The politicians starting with Gov. More...

Education

Vendors sought for Winchester school fair

Winchester Elementary School in West Seneca is seeking interested vendors to participate in its annual craft and vendor fair.  The cost for a 6-foot table is $25 each. There are approximately 15 spots available. More...

Mentoring program offers a ‘Fresh Start’

The first day of school can be nerve-wracking at any grade level, but it’s especially stressful for students entering high school.  In West Seneca, the Fresh Start Mentoring Program aims to ease the transition of students entering high sch More...

Registration dates set for PSAT exam

The Preliminary Scholastic Assessment Test has been scheduled for 7:40 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. More...

Lifestyles

Turntables vs. iTunes

A battle of preference

To Kelly Mordaunt, it’s a generational thing.  “I’m an analog person. I’m a record collector,” said the 32-year-old store manager of the Record Theatre location in the University Plaza in Amherst. More...

Covenant UMC plans ham dinner

Covenant United Methodist Church in West Seneca has scheduled a ham dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8. 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, Aug. 31  10 a.m. More...

Business

Election scammers want your support

From robo-calls offering a “free cruise” for taking a political survey, to promises that President Obama will pay your bills, scammers are already preparing for this year’s Presidential election.  Better Business Bureau is advi More...

Witherell takes new post at Buffalo State College

Paula Witherell of West Seneca has been appointed to the position of assistant to the president for communications at Buffalo State College.  Witherell, who will also hold the title of deputy chief of staff, will be responsible for developing an More...

Hoy owner elected to state association

Robert C. More...