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December 27, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Cats, sewers, lawsuit highlight year in West Seneca

2012 in Review

Residents were treated to a little bit of everything in 2012, including an “upsizing” vote defeat, a proposed cat ordinance and a lawsuit against town officials that could be a story in 2013 as well.  Comptroller’s Office out& More...

Editorial

Possible move to direct service makes long-term sense

Bee Editorial

West Seneca officials have a $5.6 million decision to make. More...

Spindle items

LIBRARY PROGRAMS — Registration began for the 2013 West Seneca Library programs on Dec. 18.  “Preschool Storytime,” for children ages 3-5, is held at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday evenings from Feb. 5 through April 30.  More...

Out of the Past

Reserve Road farmhouse

(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

.I don’t know why the building inspector in the Town of West Seneca doesn’t do something about the house at the corner of Freedom and Liberty Lane. The house is slowly deteriorating, and it’s a disgrace to the neighborhood. More...

Education

West Senior names National Honor Society inductees

West Seneca West Senior High School recently inducted 81 new members into the National Honor Society.  More...

THANKS VERY MUCH

— Ken Van Remmen, left, reads The West Seneca Bee as he and son, Shane, wait for Winchester Elementary School’s “Read and Lead” assembly to begin on Dec. 21. More...

Firefighter assists daughter in classroom demonstration

Sarah Gostomski, a senior at West Seneca East High School, presented a lesson in fire safety to the kindergarten students in Patricia Wass’ class at East Elementary.  Assisting her was her father, Tom, a firefighter with East Seneca Hose.& More...

Lifestyles

Finance and fitness

How to keep your New Year’s resolutions

Making a New Year’s resolution is a simple task for most. All one has to do is pick a goal and perhaps write it down. The difficult part is achieving it. More...

Ebenezer Seniors group seeks new members

The Ebenezer Seniors is looking for more “over 55” individuals to join its group, which meets at 1 p.m. the first and third Fridays of each month. 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, Dec. 28  10 a.m. More...

Business

New doctors at OB/GYN Associates bring world experience

OB/GYN Associates of Western New York recently brought two physicians on board with the experience of living and practicing overseas.  Drs. More...

First Niagara supports mentors

First Niagara has announced that it has selected 10 Western New York organizations to receive a total of $200,000 in grants as part of the bank’s sixth annual Mentoring Matters program.  More...

YMCA offering deals on New Year’s registration

Everyone makes that age old list come Dec. 31 — our New Year’s Resolutions.  Whether it’s to read more books, quit smoking, spend more time with our family, or loose weight-the list can go on and on. More...

Town mulls conversion with Water Authority

Moving from lease management of the town’s water system to direct service would cost the Town of West Seneca $5.6 million, Town Engineer Rick Henry said at a work session held directly before the Dec. More...

Exact contents of organic waste material still unknown

A representative of Quasar Energy Group said the Buffalo BioEnergy digester tank will accept “mixed organic waste” but stopped short of stating exactly what is in the waste material.  The anaerobic digester will be located with Waste More...

Local News

SEASON OF GIVING

— Members of the West Seneca Masonic Lodge No. 1111 visited Hillside Children’s Center and delivered more than 75 gifts for Hillside Special Santas. More...

Burchfield to open ‘Historic Gardenville’ exhibit in January

The West Seneca Historical Society in January will exhibit photographs and artifacts depicting the lifestyles, buildings and people who contributed to the history of Gardenville, an important location in the origins and development of the Town of Wes More...

New Buffalo Bills lease makes way for new stadium

Call it a “bridge deal” or a stopgap, but the new lease between the Buffalo Bills and Erie County for Ralph Wilson Stadium seems to be a steppingstone toward the ultimate goal of building a new facility.  More...

Police Blotter

Several charged with DWI

Monday, Dec. 17  A Clinton Street man was shopping at a Harlem Road supermarket when he discovered his cellphone was missing. It had been attached to a magnetic holder on his right hip. He called the number, but it went straight to voicemail. More...

Best of the Blotter

Excerpts from police calls are a regular feature in all nine Bee Group newspapers. Some of the more unusual reports from 2012 are reprinted here. Each is an actual listing from a local town or village police blotter. More...

Sports

Native’s Olympic debut highlights eventful 2012

Year in review

It’s not every day that a West Seneca native hits the ultimate stage of his or her sport. More...

BNCC to offer volleyball camps, girls travel team

The Buffalo Niagara Court Center, 425 Meyer Road in West Seneca, will soon be helping youth volleyball players improve their skills in a multitude of ways.  More...

SCOREBOARD

West Seneca East Boys basketball: lost to Sweet Home 61-51, lost to Iroquois 65-44 Girls basketball: lost to Williamsville South 61-33, lost to Sweet Home 67-26, lost to Iroquois 84-21  More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

BPO, Buffalo Chamber to offer scholarships   More...

Entertainment

Holiday

thurs. 27   More...

Family Activities

thurs. 27  The Littlest Snow Monster Puppet Show — A charming tale of friendship and creativity about the smallest of the snow monsters, at 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. More...

Special Events

ongoing  now-Dec. 30   More...