Weekly Feature



October 25, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

It hurts when good people leave their positions

Everyone who attended Monday night’s meeting of the West Seneca Board of Education — district employees and audience members — had nothing but good things to say about outgoing Community Relations Coordinator Breann Petro.  We More...

Spindle items

HAL- LOWEEN IS UPON US — The West Seneca Youth Engaged in Service program will be hosting a Halloween event called “Enchanted Path” from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, and Saturday, Oct. 27.  The Enchanted  More...

Consider all the facts, issues when voting for president on Nov. 6

The debates are over and the barrage of television commercials and personal attacks will cease within a few days. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.No surprise. West Seneca politicians ignored the will of the people. Even though they couldn’t get the required 900 signatures, they put up-sizing on the ballot for November. More...

Sports

Two-point conversion seals East football’s rally

With potentially the biggest play of the season about to unfold, West Seneca East football coach Jim Maurino took his time consulting with his coaching staff and his players before ultimately deciding to go for what would either make or break the Tro More...

East girls field hockey blanks EA, defeats ranked Eden in overtime

West Seneca East’s field hockey put together some solid efforts in its run up to its regular-season finale, Friday’s 2-1 victory in overtime over ranked foe Eden, to shine a positive light on what coach Jim Maisano acknowledges has been a More...

‘Dig Pink’ fundraiser, boys’ tourney win highlight Indians’ run up to playoffs

West Seneca West’s volleyball program proved to be the better of the two on the court when it matched up with crosstown rival West Seneca East for a boys and girls doubleheader Friday — but the bigger winner was breast cancer research, th More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

East Senior seeks crafters for fall show   More...

Entertainment

Special Events

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Literature

thurs. 25   Andrew Kolin — “State Power and Democracy: Andrew Kolin,” talk and book signing as part of the Rustling the Leaves series, 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25 at Talking Leaves Books, 3158 Main St., Buffalo; Free. More...

Family Activities

thurs. 25   Wellness Walk — 10 a.m.-noon Thursday, Oct. 25 at Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd., Buffalo; $. 896-5200, www.sciencebuff.org  fri. 26   More...

Burchfield vandalized, police still investigating

Vandals struck the Burchfield Nature & Art Center sometime overnight between Monday and Tuesday, damaging railings and overturning tables.  Paula Minklei, scheduling coordinator for the Burchfield, called the vandalism “pretty nasty.&r More...

Net tricks

West Seneca East’s Erin Barrett, right, taps the ball over the net before West Seneca West can establish a block during the crosstown rivals’ “Dig Pink” match on Friday at the More...

Local News

West Seneca Cares for Kids

School district looks to help clothe the needy

For the third consecutive year, the West Seneca Central School District will organize the West Seneca Cares for Kids program.  More...

Out of the Past

Frey’s General Store

Photo courtesy of Jim Pace, town historian, and the West Seneca Historical Society (Do you have a memory of the West Seneca area you would like to share with Bee readers? More...

OxyContin dealer sentenced

A West Seneca man who dealt OxyContin pills out of a Cheektowaga gas station and was arrested as part of the largest prescription drug bust in Western New York received his punishment Friday.  Justin Doyle, 24, was sentenced to three years in pr More...

Letters to the Editor

Mychajliw is great candidate

Mychajliw — can you spell it? Is it important?  Yes, it is most important. It is the last name of the great candidate for comptroller, Stefan Mychajliw.  More...

Police Blotter

Thief has Pepsi preference

Monday, Oct. 15   A Harlem Road supermarket reported that a white male in his 20s took 35 cases of Pepsi without paying for them.  Tuesday, Oct. More...

Education

School Brief

West Seneca West Senior High School, located at 3330 Seneca St., will perform “Francine’s Will” as the fall play this year. Show times are 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 1-3. More...

Two School Board members protest professional review plan

The West Seneca School Board approved plans for the state-mandated Annual Professional Performance Review at an Oct. More...

Petro resigns school district PR position

Breann Petro, community relations coordinator for the West Seneca schools, is leaving the district.  (See editorial on page four)  The Board of Education officially accepted her resignation, effective Nov. More...

Lifestyles

Be a ‘pumpking’ this Halloween

Try these four designs to shake up your Halloween routine

Pumpkin carving is one of the staples among Halloween rituals, but just because it’s a tradition doesn’t mean it has to be done in a traditional way.  Perhaps you find yourself carving the same face with the triangle eyes and toothy More...

East Senior seeks crafters for fall show

West Seneca East Senior High School is seeking crafters for its annual fall craft show, set for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27. The high school is located at 4760 Seneca St., West Seneca. 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, Oct. 26  10 a.m. More...

Business

Events

Empire State College to hold info sessions   More...

Former teacher makes it a business to teach

As a former teacher, M&M Fast Track owner Judi Michalek knew a learning and tutoring center was something she always wanted to do.  Michalek began teaching in the West Seneca Central School District in 1970 and raised three children of her o More...

National Fuel forecast slight increase in heating bills

While those who forecast the weather are still hard at work determining what the winter will hold for Western New York, officials at National Fuel Gas Distribution Corporation have their predictions on winter heating costs.  More...