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September 6, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Out of the Past

Meier farm

(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...

Make safety, well-being of youth a priority

Bee Editorial

This week, streets were once again filled with yellow buses and thousands of children toting books, brown lunch bags and backpacks.  With school having resumed on Tuesday, Sept. More...

Spindle items

DREAM COME TRUE — I was in the midst of breaking apart my lobster, fresh from Maine, early that morning, when my visiting sister came to the table with a stack of photo frames.  More...

Police Blotter

Magazine scammers target Lorry Drive

Monday, Aug. 27  An iPad Nano, a pair of sunglasses and $10 in cash were removed from a vehicle on Tampa Drive sometime overnight.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.I am getting tired of listening to Mrs. Josefiak complain about being overworked. She knew what the job entailed when she accepted the position. The Recreation Department is still lacking in all areas. More...

Obituaries

John N. Erisman, veteran, designer for Scott Aviation

John N. Erisman, 82, of West Seneca, died Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012. Mr. Erisman was born in Buffalo and served in the Air Force from 1958 to 1961. More...

Sports

Indian gridders win first opener in years

West Seneca West’s football team is hoping that Friday night will be a sign of things to come this season, after the Indians did something they haven’t achieved since their years as a perennial contender — they won their opener.&nbs 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...

West boys soccer wins Dan Durick tourney title

West Seneca West’s boys soccer team found itself in a familiar early-season position Saturday, as the Indians battled for — and won — their fourth Dan Durick Kickoff Tournament title in five years by knocking off the host squad in t More...

Entertainment

Special Events

fri. 7  Halfway to St. Patrick’s Day Party — Event features Irish band the LeftOvers, along with Irish food and refreshments and Irish dancers, 7-11:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. More...

Walking Tours

thurs. 6  Chestnut Ridge Park - Good Cardio Workout — This 5-mile walk is presented by the Foothills Trail Club, 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6, meet in the casino parking lot at Chestnut Ridge Park, 121 Chestnut Ridge Road, Orchard Park; Free. More...

Family Activities

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Boots on the court?

West Seneca native initiates new program that combines veterans with sports

At first glance, the U.S. military and high school athletics in Western New York may not appear to have much in common, but that could soon change as one man’s idea comes to fruition.  More...

Crisis Negotiation Team has ‘new’ space to work

West Seneca police are proving yet again that they know how to make do with what they have.  More...

Local News

BACK IN ACTION

— Austin Mackowiak, a freshman, holds the football steady as junior Chris Clark lines it up to kick down field during opening day activities at West Seneca East Senior High School on Tuesday. More...

Primary to feature candidates for new districts

West Seneca residents will be unaffected by this year’s primary election on Thursday, Sept. 13, as there is no opposition on party lines for the respective races. More...

Pastor assumes dual duties for Methodist churches

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

West Seneca’s two Methodist churches have a new leader at their helm. Renee Engels of Elma was appointed pastor at New Hope United Methodist Church on Seneca Street and Covenant United Methodist Church on Main Street, effective in July.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Bee Heard caller was misinformed

As a retired 34-year employee of the West Seneca Central School District, I do know we stripped and waxed every classroom within the summer months plus our other duties. More...

Fridays off equals tax dollars saved

Kudos are in order to the “vigilant taxpayer” in West Seneca who unearthed the nefarious plot by the school district to let certified staff — clerks, maintenance and janitorial staff — work just four days during the summer and More...

Help with suicide prevention efforts

In recognition of National Suicide Prevention Week (Sept. 9-15), we would like to use this time to encourage the public to learn more about suicide and ways to prevent it. More...

Education

Teacher wins scholarship toward overseas venture

West Seneca families are invited to join Christopher Scozzaro, social worker at East Middle School, on a 10-day trip to Italy.  The “Best of Italy” trip will be operated through Education First Educational Tours from June 24 through More...

Canisius grad receives scholarship

Michael C. Carrig of West Seneca has been selected to receive the Ritchie-Jennings Memorial Scholarship, presented by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners Foundation.  More...

Lifestyles

Weeklong history lesson focus of Buffalo Navy Week

War of 1812 observances mark 200 years of peace

Recognizing the events that led to its rapid rise to prominence, as well as two centuries of peace, the U.S. Navy will come to Buffalo next week in grand style. Buffalo Navy Week will take place from Monday, Sept. 10, to Monday, Sept. More...

AWARDING THE QUILT

— Dennis Mill, president of the Orchard Park Historical Society, stands next to the winner of the Amish quilt during Orchard Park’s Quaker Days. Lori Ledwon of West Seneca won the quilt. 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, Sept. 7  10 a.m. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

West Seneca Art Society plans ‘meet and greet’   More...

Business

AAA, county partner for passport outreach

Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs is teaming up with the AAA of Western and Central New York to offer a “Passports on the Move” outreach event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. More...

Business support teen treatment facility

Kids Escaping Drugs

Several businesses are again showing their support for the 26th annual Kids Escaping Drugs Fall Classic golf tournament, to be held Monday, Sept. 10, at the Transit Valley Country Club in East Amherst.  More...

Prices for 60 products on ‘freeze’ at Wegmans

In reaction to the drought that has affected crops throughout the county and an expected rise in food costs, Wegmans has frozen its prices on dozens of products.  More...