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December 13, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

House to be demolished following weekend fire

Several fire companies assisted with a fire at 861 Indian Church Road Sunday night caused by a wood-burning stove.  Union and Winchester fire companies received the call at 9:30 p.m. Sunday. More...

Editorial

Necessary academic programs must be kept intact

Bee Editorial

A few weeks ago, West Seneca School Board President Daniel Nagy said each and every program in the district will be up for debate come budget time.  More...

Spindle items

YMCA PROGRAMMING — YMCA Buffalo Niagara will present a 16-week diabetes prevention program beginning next month.  Registration is currently underway for the program, which runs from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. More...

Out of the Past

Gardenville Pharmacy

(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...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Did anyone notice in last week’s West Seneca’s school board meeting that the board approved to spend more than $11,000 for the West Senior musical production staff? And we’re crying we need more money? More...

Sports

Small girls hockey squad plans to give its all

If there are any female hockey players out there complaining about a perceived lack of playing time, they might want to try convincing their parents to transfer to the West Seneca School District.  Pete Tonsoline would love to have them for the More...

Awards banquet officially closes East football’s record-setting season

West Seneca East’s football team saw a number of its athletes recognized for their individual efforts — which helped the Trojans put together a record-setting year — at Saturday’s annual Western New York High School Sports Ban More...

West boys bowling coach aims high; Lady Indians return nearly full squad

First year West Seneca West boys bowling coach Ruth Brock has an admitted passion for the sport, and hopes to bring that love of the sport to the Indians’ squad — so much so that she’s set some lofty goals for the team.  More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

East Senior PTG to hold fundraiser   The West Seneca East Senior High PTG will present a fundraiser from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, at the school, 4760 Seneca St. The cost is $7 per person. More...

Entertainment

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Family Activities

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Comedy

fri. 14  Come watch the interactive improv experience as Comedy Sportz Buffalo presents the Cheezes, led by Captain Mike McLean, as they take on Hot Wingz, led by Captain Matt Snyder, 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. More...

Northwood student succumbs to injuries

Devin Miller, a sixth-grade student at Northwood Elementary, passed away Dec. 4 at Women & Children’s Hospital as a result of head injuries sustained after he was struck by a car on Dec. More...

Young family left homeless after fire on Sunnyside Drive

A fire Monday evening at 59 Sunnyside Drive has left a family of three staying with family for the holidays.  Vigilant, East Seneca and Union fire companies responded to the call, which Vigilant Chief John Gullo said came at around 4:40 p.m.&nbs More...

Local News

Cantafio honored by Legislature

Joseph Cantafio has been named the Erie County Legislature’s “Citizen of the Month” for December.  The West Seneca resident was honored at the Legislature’s Dec. More...

Elma girl donates gifts to homeless families

Six-year-old Eva Messinger did not receive a single present for her birthday, but that was just what she wanted.  Instead, the first-grader at Elma Primary School chose to donate all her gifts to Family Promise of Western New York. More...

In Brief

Sign-up will begin next week for more than 30 hockey, adult basketball and women’s volleyball leagues at the Kiwanis Center, 50 Legion Parkway. Call the recreation office at 674-6086 or visit www.westseneca.net for more details.  More...

Police Blotter

Man cuts off officer

Saturday, Dec. 1  A Wimbledon Court woman reported that someone entered her unlocked vehicle and took a Garmin GPS device and brand-new Sears vacuum still in the box.  Sunday, Dec. 2  More...

Education

Sacred Heart student recognized

Leah Bartnik’s vocal talents recently landed her the opportunity to participate in two statewide events.  Bartnik, a senior at Sacred Heart Academy, took part in the New York State School Music Association’s Zone 1 Area All-State Fes More...

Beehler touts benefits of new program

Members of the West Seneca School Board were given a presentation at its Dec. More...

School News

Leah Bartnik, Jessica Mangano, Kathryn Nigrelli, and Shelby O’Neil, all of West Seneca, were named to the first quarter honor roll for the 2012-2013 academic year at the Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart.  More...

Lifestyles

Author pens, publishes first book series

Christy Laughing caught the bug early in life — the writing bug, that is. Though now a seasoned writer with three novels and a parenting blog under her belt, her origins as a writer started out off-the-cuff with a class assignment.  More...

Vigilant Fire to hold New Year’s Eve fundraiser

Vigilant Fire Company will present a New Year’s Eve fundraiser party from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Monday, Dec. 31, at the fire hall, 666 Main St. Common Ground will provide musical entertainment. More...

In Brief

Friends of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra Volunteers and the Buffalo Chamber Music Society have teamed up to award the Young Musicians’ Scholarships and the Silverman String Scholarship. More...

Business

Tops Friendly Markets expands

Tops Friendly Markets — which has a location at 355 Orchard Park Road in West Seneca — recently entered into an agreement with the Farrugia family to acquire three Big M supermarkets located at 227 East Main St. More...

Businesses asked to ‘Thank-A-Vet’

Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs is reaching out to area businesses and asking them to consider joining ranks and become a participating merchant in the Clerk’s “Thank-A-Vet” Discount Card Program.  More...

Tax Department extends call center hours

The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance will extend its call center hours in order to assist businesses and tax professionals as they file sales tax returns using a new, online system.  More...