Weekly Feature



November 22, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Police still investigating Burchfield vandalism

Police Chief Edward F. Gehen said the force has had a “very aggressive and focused police presence” at the Burchfield Nature & Art Center since it was vandalized between Oct. 22 and 23.  More...

Editorial

Physicals must be required for town youth sports, too

Bee Editorial

I t is ironic how tragedies can often lead to people becoming accidental activists for a cause.  That is not to say those people did not care about the cause before. More...

Spindle items

THAT HOLIDAY SPIRIT — The Burchfield Nature & Art Center will serve as a collection site for the West Seneca Lions Club annual food drive.  More...

Out of the Past

Wendling’s Road House & Hein’s Auto Service

(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

Manhole cover taken

Friday, Nov. 9  An East & West Road man reported that someone had stolen the tonneau cover off his pickup.  Saturday, Nov. 10  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.I mulch all year long, until fall, because I have too many trees and leaves to mulch.  More...

Sports

OP, WS East headline First Team selections

2012 All-Bee Football — Defense

The defending Class AA New York State champions are returning to the state title game this weekend in Syracuse. They also led the way with three players voted to the All-Bee Defensive First Team.  More...

Sweet Home, WS East, Depew land multiple First Team honors

2012 All-Bee Football — Offense

Sweet Home, West Seneca East and Depew were three of the top football teams in Western New York, so it’s not a shock that each school landed two picks on the inaugural All-Bee Football Team’s First Team Offense.  More...

Winter sports previews to begin next week

The Bee will begin previewing the winter sports teams in next week’s edition by publishing a preview of the boys and girls basketball teams. More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

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Holiday

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Art

fri. 23  Saint Peter and Paul School — Exhibit features sixth- and seventh-grade students showcasing their work, Friday, Nov. 23-Sunday, Jan. More...

Architectural standards committee could be coming soon

Despite the item being tabled at Monday night’s Town Board meeting, West Seneca may finally be seeing some movement on establishing architectural standards for the design of new builds and renovation projects in the town.  More...

Seneca Hose extricates driver from Thruway crash

Members of Seneca Hose Fire Company took approximately 25 minutes to free the driver of a pickup after it struck a concrete support under an overpass on the New York State Thruway on Sunday.  The truck was traveling east when the driver lost co More...

Local News

West senior to march in Macy’s parade

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Thanksgiving Day will be a bit different this year for West Seneca West senior Kristen Keane.  While many families will be cooking and getting their respective homes ready to host company on Thanksgiving Day, Keane will be marching in one of the More...

TUNING UP

— Brian Seibel, left, and Jim Pace warm up before a presentation at the West Seneca Senior Citizen Center last Wednesday. More...

Southtowns clubs start peace forums

The six clubs in Area 13 of Rotary District 7090 recently launched their Peace Through Understanding forums at Hilbert College in Hamburg.  Area 13 includes East Aurora, Hamburg, Hamburg Sunrise, Orchard Park, South Shore Blasdell/ Lackawanna an More...

Letters to the Editor

WS Cares for Kids grateful for help

I have been very fortunate to chair the West Seneca Cares for Kids project over the past few years as a member of the West Seneca Kiwanis Club. More...

East football team deserves more

In the Nov. 8 issue of The West Seneca Bee, I read the sports article regarding the Section VI Class A title football game. “Sweet Home dominates WSE in title game.” It was a nice article to read, if you’re a Sweet Home fan. More...

Education

Queen of Heaven students simulate space mission

One of the first things visitors notice when observing a simulated space mission at the Dresser Rand Challenger Learning Center in Allegany, N.Y., is how attentive the participants are to the tasks that are presented to them.  More...

PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENT

— The Communication Department at Buffalo State College presented three professional achievement awards on Friday. More...

In the Military

Army National Guard Pfc. Michael G. Bykowicz graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Sill. Bykowicz is the son of Rick Bykowicz of Emporium Avenue. He is a 1995 graduate of West Seneca West Senior High School.   More...

Lifestyles

HOT to TROT

Getting ready for the area’s premier road race

For more than a century, two things have been certain about Thanksgiving in Western New York. One is that you will most likely gain a couple of pounds gorging on the biggest dinner of the year.  The other is the Turkey Trot.  More...

Historical Society holds Christmas lunch

The annual Christmas luncheon and installation of the West Seneca Historical Society will be held at noon Sunday, Dec. 9 at Christe’s Restaurant, 1056 Union Road. 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, Nov. 23  The center will be closed. More...

Business

Art gallery rounds out year with exhibits, contest, classes

Extended hours and holiday themed classes are featured at Enjoy The Journey Art Gallery, a supporter of national Small Business Saturday taking place on Nov. More...

Shopping on Black Friday

Better Business Bureau offers tips

The Better Business Bureau tells consumers that all deals are not created equal and the fine print is often the most important thing. More...

Business Briefs

Rick Schunke of Schunke Insurance and Just Pizza, Bob Rigby of Realty USA, Sue Buerster of M&T Bank, and John Morrison of Financial Trust Federal Credit Union were each elected to three-year terms on the West Seneca Chamber of Commerce Board of D More...