Weekly Feature



September 13, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Totes sought to curb spread of rat infestation, save costs

Reducing waste removal costs and addressing an increased rat population helped fuel a recent Town Board discussion on possibly purchasing garbage totes.  More...

Editorial

Out of the Past

Red Jacket Hotel

(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...

Libraries continue to be relevant

Bee Editorial

September is National Library Card Sign-up Month, a time to remind people of all the services made accessible by a library card.  As technology changes, libraries are among the entities that may seem to be approaching obsolescence with the wealt More...

Spindle items

I BEG YOUR PARDON? — I always cringe when I take time away from the office because it leaves me playing catch-up with emails and phone calls.  More...

Education

East alumni invited to perform in Pep Band for homecoming

Alumni who played in band at West Seneca East from 1971 through 2012 are welcome to dust off their instruments and perform at this fall’s homecoming.  More...

School association plans golf tournament for Friday

Golfers are still being recruited for the annual 14 Holy Helpers Home School Association Golf Outing, planned for Friday, Sept. 14, at Chestnut Hill Country Club, 1330 Broadway, Darien Center.  Registration will begin at 10 a.m. More...

Grant available to firefighters pursuing higher eduation

The first class of Erie Community College students slated to receive their associate degree through the Firefighters Association of the State of New York Higher Education Learning Plan grant will begin classes in September.  Until recently, Erie More...

Lifestyles

Getting schooled on eating right

Keep your family happy, healthy and fueled for learning

Drop the kids off for school. Throw in a load of laundry. Tidy the house before the family comes this weekend. Go to the bank. Pick the kids up from school and get them ready for ballet, soccer, baseball or one of a dozen other activities. More...

County plans rabies clinic in West Seneca

A rabies clinic to provide free vaccinations for dogs, cats and ferrets will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19, at the West Seneca Highway Garage, 39 South Ave., off Union Road. More...

IN RETROSPECTIVE

— The Smigiera family poses for a photo during the opening reception of the “Stanley Smigiera Retrospective,” held Aug. 24 at the Burchfield Nature & Art Center. More...

Business

Mayer Bros. gets recharged

Several elected officials gathered in West Seneca last week on the grounds of a company that is seeing the benefits of the governor’s ReCharge NY program.  The Mayer Bros.’ Cider Mill, a historic landmark owned by the apple products More...

Sewing center to offer ‘peak’ at new series

The Aurora Sewing Center will preview the new Bernina 7 Series line during a two-day event planned in West Seneca. More...

Location unknown for WNY store

A California-based food store is apparently making its way to the Northeast next year, opening a location in Western New York.  However, officials have yet to disclose the whereabouts.  Trader Joe’s, known for its wine deals and vari More...

Traffic signal on Harlem is new focus for board

With a couple of businesses looking to expand, the West Seneca Town Board is proactively working to have a new traffic signal installed on Harlem Road to accommodate what appears to be already congested traffic.  More...

School district to offer incentive for separation

The West Seneca School District has lost $18 million in state aid over the course of the past three years.  Add to that the 2 percent tax cap, restricting revenue, and a decrease in student enrollment, and to administrators there seems to be onl More...

Local News

Olympian returns home before next venture

If professional volleyball wasn’t in the cards for Matt Anderson, he very well could have graduated with a degree in kinesiology and been teaching somewhere in Western New York. But the hand he was dealt exceeded his dreams. More...

CELEBRATE

— Gemma Brown and granddaughter Jodi Torrez, 10, of West Seneca, enjoy their view from above as they ride the ferris wheel during Celebrate America, held Friday at Southgate Plaza. More...

Legislators propose big change for the Thruway Authority

The Thruway Authority can no longer manage the expensive canal system and should turn control of it back over to the state Department of Transportation, according to three Western New York representatives.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Community proves its dependability

On Labor Day, my husband suffered a serious fall on the sidewalk near our home. Many of our neighbors on Hemlock Drive rushed to offer assistance and comfort. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.The voters of West Seneca must wake up. Let’s get some competent people to start running this town.  .I’ve heard that Meegan had an iPad purchased for her out of the police budget. More...

Sports

West gridders win on Alumni Night, move to 2-0

Alumni Night proved to be quite the success for West Seneca West’s football team.  More...

Leading scorer among veterans looking to guide East boys soccer

Senior tri-captain Scott Barrett, who led the team in scoring last year, will be among the handful of returning players West Seneca East boys soccer coach Joe Sorrentino will be counting on to be the leaders for the Trojans, both on the field and on More...

ULTIMATE WARRIORS

— The Cheektowaga Warriors 16U Tournament Team got its season off to a great start by winning the Niagara Purple Eagles Early Bird Tournament the final weekend of August and then following up w More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Southgate sets date for chicken barbecue   More...

Entertainment

Theater

thurs. 13   More...

Festivals

sat. 15  Music Is Art — More than 100 bands on seven stages, 100 artists, dancers, three live DJ stages, Kids Village, live art and performance art, food and beverages, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. More...

Speakers

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