Weekly Feature



December 20, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Crawford, Gehen meet to discuss school safety

West Seneca Schools Superintendent Mark Crawford says the district is “doing everything we can to help the children feel safe and secure” following Friday’s events in Newtown, Conn.  More...

Editorial

Even with security protocol, it’s tough to combat a killer

Bee Editorial

I n light of last week’s school shooting in Newtown, Conn., many are trying to figure out what could have been done to prevent the attack and better protect the staff and students at Sandy Hook Elementary School.  More...

Spindle items

CHRISTMAS MEMORIES — In my nearly 35 years on this planet, I’ve experienced just as many Christmases. Certainly, some memories are more vivid than others, but each Christmas had at least one thing memorable about it.  More...

Out of the Past

Chief Fish Carrier

(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...

Education

Theal receives award for student achievement

Andrew Theal, a student at West Seneca East High School, is the December Student Achievement Award recipient, according to Assemblyman Dennis Gabryszak, sponsor of this month’s recipient; the Cheektowaga Chamber of Commerce; and Community Conne More...

Lifestyles

’Tis the season

Winter months bring fun careers

The winter months can seem like a long stretch of bleak, cold weather. But as the season gets under way, an array of pleasurable activities and jobs come with it. More...

West Seneca artist displays works

West Seneca’s Catherine Loerch has an art exhibit on display at the Larkin Building, 726 Exchange St., Buffalo. The exhibit features pastel portraits, acrylic scenes and charcoal paintings. The paintings will be on display daily until Dec. 30. More...

The 12 deeds of Christmas

During the holidays, many of us are inclined to volunteer in a soup kitchen or donate toys to needy children. But there are so many ways we can help one another in the spirit of the season. Here are some to consider. More...

Business

NYSERDA offering energy-efficiency loans

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority has announced that small businesses and not-for-profits in the state that make energy-efficiency upgrades in their buildings can obtain up to $50,000 in low-interest energy-efficiency finan More...

Two residents elected to JAWNY Board

Timothy Oldenburg and Tammie Maurino have been elected to Junior Achievement of Western New York’s Board of Directors.  Oldenburg is director of career & technical education and academy programs for the West Seneca Central School Distr More...

Dog Ears poetry series to feature John Cuttito

The fourth Friday Poetry Series at Dog Ears Bookstore will continue at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 28, at the nonprofit bookstore, 688 Abbott Road.  The featured guest at the event will be John Cuttito.  More...

An Old World Christmas remembered

Memories are a precious part in each of our lives. For me, my childhood memories of Christmas are by far my most favorite recollections. Growing up in a medieval north German town was a perfect setting for an old-fashioned traditional Christmas. More...

Lakeside lawsuit adjourned until Jan. 11

Eight residents of Lakeside Drive, Lakeside Court and Clinton Street have filed a lawsuit against the three members of the Town Board and Town Attorney Shawn Martin concerning the board’s decision to rezone a portion of the property at 2735 Cli More...

Metz mold removal goes out for bid

The West Seneca Town Board unanimously voted Monday night to authorize Supervisor Sheila Meegan to advertise for cost quotes to establish a mold abatement program at the Christian Metz house.  More...

Local News

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Sixth-grader wins age group in football contest

Little did West Elementary student Emily Jaworski know that a trip to the Ralph Wilson Stadium Fieldhouse on Sunday, Nov. 11, would lead to the opportunity to be on the field of play at the stadium a few weeks later.  More...

Seneca Health Care’s ‘Guzzling Geezers’ all about each other

Camaraderie is something that can last a lifetime.  “The Guzzling Geezers” meet once a month at The McGuire Group’s Seneca Health Care Center, located at 2987 Seneca St., to eat lunch and drink a few beers of their choice.  More...

Burchfield presents open house

The Burchfield Nature & Art Center, 2001 Union Road, will open its doors for a celebration of the holiday season on Saturday, Dec. 29, and Sunday, Dec. 30.  More...

Police Blotter

Two arrested for marijuana

Sunday. Dec. 9  A Center Road man reported that someone had taken his daughter’s wallet from her car. The wallet was found in the backyard with the contents scattered about, but nothing was missing. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

. We request a police car to come down Wichita Road at night. Last night there were 12 cars parked on both sides of the street. If a snow plow or emergency vehicle would have to come down the street, they would not be able to pass. More...

Sports

Adey twice breaks West indoor track record to start year

Senior co-captain William Adey has already leaped to the top of the line among indoor track’s high jumpers this season, as West’s go-to jumper reset the school record in each of the meets West has participated in to date this winter.  More...

MAKING HIS MOVE

— West Seneca West’s Chris Walker looks to make his way around a Frontier defender during the Indians’ 67-48 loss Friday. More...

Individual goals are East boys swimming’s focus

With just 10 swimmers on this year’s roster, West Seneca East boys coach David Papke knows that, realistically, competing for wins as a group will be a tall task this winter.  More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Wrestling meet to benefit Roswell Park   More...

Entertainment

Holiday

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Family Activities

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Walking Tours

thurs. 20  Reinstein Woods Hike, Snowshoe or Cross Country Ski — This 3- to 4-mile walk is presented by the Foothills Trail Club, 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. More...