Weekly Feature



November 15, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Details of Southgate sale remain murky

Southgate Plaza manager Dale McCabe says the plaza is in the process of being sold, though he would not offer much else about the sale.  “The sale is in the process and getting closer,” he said. More...

Editorial

Is the supervisor accountable to town residents?

Bee Editorial

These days, there are calls for open and transparent government from both sides of the political aisle. It is only natural, of course, since elected officials should have to answer to the people who voted them into office in the first place.  More...

Spindle items

IT’S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS — West Elementary School will hold its holiday event on Friday, Nov. More...

Out of the Past

Mohn and Hunter Laundry

(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...

Police Blotter

Grating taken from car wash

Monday, Nov. 5  An employee of an Indian Church Road business reported a damaged window on the east side of the building. Damage was estimated at $2,000. Patrol is looking at the surveillance video  More...

Education

School News

Christopher Cych, Shane Fiust-Klink, Tyler O’Neil, and Huy Tran, all of West Seneca, achieved first honors during the first marking period of the 2012-2013 school year at Canisius High School.   More...

Lifestyles

From the skies to paper

Last surviving Enola Gay member holds biography signing

Theodore “Dutch” Van Kirk signs his name slowly, carefully, above a black and white photo of himself in his biography.  Maybe his pace is a result of his age — the World War II veteran and last surviving member of the Enola Gay More...

More than a hobby: Hunting bonds family, friends

Depending on whom you ask, hunting is a passion, a sport, a hobby or a deeply rooted family tradition.  More...

Town historian to speak at Rotary meeting

West Seneca Town Historian Jim Pace will tell the story of the Ebenezers at the Rotary Club’s monthly meeting, scheduled for 7:45 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 21, at Alton’s restaurant, 2221 Transit Road. More...

Town’s 2013 budget approved after second hearing

After holding a second public hearing, the West Seneca Town Board adopted the approximately $34 million 2013 town budget on Tuesday night.  Councilman John Rusinski voted against the budget, stating he did not feel the board did a good enough jo More...

Board members talk Regents Roundtable, regionalism

State aid, district consolidation, regional high schools and the Annual Professional Performance Review.  These were among the topics addressed by New York State Education Commissioner John King at a Regents Roundtable meeting held Friday in Lat More...

Local News

FREEDOM ISN’T FREE

— Alex Woodford, with shovel, and Joe Guppenberger helped out with fellow Boy Scout Matthew Ostrye’s Eagle Scout project recently. More...

Lorigo encourages resident input for 2013 Erie County Budget

Erie County Legislator Joseph C. More...

West Seneca resident starring in ‘The Blue Rose’

Duncan Lattanzio, Jr. of West Seneca is playing the role of David in a performance of “The Blue Rose,” which is coming to Mount St. Mary Academy next week.  The school, at 3756 Delaware Ave. More...

Letters to the Editor

Campaign process must be reformed

Now that election season has ended, it is frightening to ponder how much money was spent in comparison to the amount of changes made. Between the Obama and Romney campaigns, $328 million was spent. More...

Grateful to those who voted for me

I would like to thank the tens of thousands who voted for me on Nov. 6.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Thanks to the alert taxpayer who pointed out how underpaid our West Seneca teachers are. Some are only making $65,000 a year, you say. More...

Sports

Regional participants dot First Team lineup

2012 All-Bee Boys Soccer

Williamsville East, East Aurora and Clarence all reached the Far West Regional round of the 2012 boys soccer playoffs, so it’s no surprise that players from those three schools make up a slight majority of the honorees on the inaugural All-Bee More...

North, Orchard Park dominate First Team selections

2012 All-Bee Girls Soccer

Williamsville North and Orchard Park’s girls soccer teams finished as the top two Section VI Class AA teams this year — the schools met for the playoff championship Nov. More...

All-Bee Football Team to debut next week

Following on the heels of this week’s All-Bee Soccer Team debut, The Bee will announce its inaugural All-Bee Football Team in next week’s edition. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

New Hope to hold Christmas cookie sale   New Hope United Methodist Church, 2846 Seneca St., will hold its annual cookie sale from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 8. More...

Business

TREO holds free workouts next week with donation

Just one can of food will earn you a free workout next week.  Jason and Emily Long, owners of TREO Sports & Fitness at 425 Meyer Road, have dubbed the free workouts on Nov. More...

Brick Oven Bistro & Deli adds Sunday brunch

For churchgoers looking for a place to eat afterward, South Buffalo’s Brick Oven Bistro & Deli has begun offering Sunday brunch.  Brunch service will run from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. More...

FEEDING THE HUNGRY

— Volunteer Joshua Maloney; Joe Krause, president of Seneca Health Care Center’s Resident Council; Mary Lou Dietrich, director of the West Seneca Food Pantry; and Jamie Maloney, admission More...