Weekly Feature



January 10, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

District must keep lines open with parents

Bee Editorial

We all know that when rumors start, word often travels extremely fast, especially in small communities such as West Seneca.  More...

Spindle items

SOFTBALL REGISTRATION — Little League baseball brought me some great memories as a youngster, and I feel it’s a great way to teach children teamwork and dedication. It also encourages them to exercise.  More...

Out of the Past

Trinity Lutheran Church

(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

.About the deer nuisance program, I live in West Seneca, and they are in fact a nuisance. They eat our vegetable plants and ruin our shrubs. Whatever we do to try to deter them doesn’t work.  . More...

Sports

West hoops knocks off OP, wins own tourney

West Seneca West’s boys basketball team got an impromptu lesson on the value of playing well down the stretch Monday, as the Indians’ defensive effort — and ability to knock down pressure-packed free throws — helped them hold More...

Chodkowski sets West boys hockey career mark

Tyler Chodkowski scored twice in West Seneca West boys hockey’s 4-1 win over Kenmore East Monday to become the Indians’ career leading goal scorer.  More...

Gehen’s seven goals single-handedly sinks Lancaster in girls hockey clash

With a roster that hit a season-high 11 available players Friday, one might think that West Seneca’s Erin Gehen would slow down a bit and, perhaps, take an extra second or two to recover on the rare occasions she was actually on the bench.  More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

BPO, Buffalo Chamber to offer scholarships   More...

Entertainment

Live Local in WNY

thurs. 10  The Bravuras — 8 p.m., Flying Turtles Bar & Grill, 1641 Military Road, Kenmore; $. 876-2884  Mike and Mandy — 9 p.m., The Irishman Pub & Eatery, 5601 Main St., Williamsville; Free. More...

Comedy

thurs. 10  Actor, comedian and talk show host George Lopez will perform at 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10 at Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort’s Avalon Theatre, 6380 Fallsview Blvd., Niagara Falls, Ontario; $. More...

Concerts

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District denies East Elementary closing rumors

It didn’t take long for Katie LaPorta to ask the question most likely on the minds of attendees at Monday night’s West Seneca School Board meeting.  (See editorial on page four)  LaPorta said rumors of East Elementary School&rsq More...

Town Board creates part-time Recreation Department position

The West Seneca Town Board, at its Jan. 3 meeting, approved the creation of a part-time recreation director position for the town’s Youth and Recreation Department.  More...

Vets Park expansion set to begin in May

Depending on the weather, construction should begin in May on the expansion of Veterans Memorial Park, which will include paths to accommodate bricks being sold, and a gazebo.  More...

Local News

BREAK A LEG

— Jack Kreuzer and Brooke Smith practice a number Sunday for an upcoming West Seneca Youth Theatre performance at the West Seneca Kiwanis Center. More...

East, ALC principals retiring at school year’s end

East Elementary School Principal Deborah Staszak and Alternative Learning Center Principal William Maloney are retiring from the district at the end of the 2012-13 school year.  They are two of 132 district employees taking the $35,000 retiremen More...

Three charged in burglaries

Men suspected in break-ins at more than 35 properties

Amherst police on Monday arrested three Cheektowaga men in connection with 12 burglaries in the Town of Amherst and Village of Williamsville.  According to Detective Lt. More...

Police Blotter

Lobster falls out of pocket following traffic stop

Tuesday, Jan. 1  A Lackawanna woman reported that someone took a soda maker machine, valued at $150, from her unlocked vehicle while she ate at a Ridge Road diner. More...

Education

School News

The Potters Road Elementary Parent Teacher Group will hold a meeting at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10 in the school library, 675 Potters Road. Ideas and suggestions are always welcome.   More...

Registration now open for ‘Pathways to Success’

Erie Community College’s “Pathways to Success” Pre-Collegiate Studies program will be starting its next session on Feb. 4, and registration is currently open to those interested.  More...

Open house, tours set at Annunciation School

Annunciation School will hold its annual open house event from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, at the school, 7580 Clinton St., Elma.  More...

Lifestyles

The road to gold...

Athlete prepares for Winter Olympics

A s a new year begins, Geoff Sitch will start preparing for the biggest competition of his life: the Winter Olympics. More...

Church, travel group plan casino trip

The Lachat Travel Group and the Classic Citizens are partnering with parishioners and friends of Blessed John XXIII Parish for a trip to Seneca Niagara Casino Tuesday, Feb. 5. 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, Jan. 11  10 a.m. More...

Business

And the winner is...West Seneca

The word “character” is defined in the dictionary with multiple entries. More...

Awards ladled out at third annual Soup Fest

Local restaurants went ladle to ladle on Sunday as they dished up their most delicious “spoonable” concoctions at the third annual Buffalo Soup Fest. More...

Certain green energy installs exempt from sales tax

New this year, tax breaks are available when installing solar energy equipment in a commercial building. The state Department of Taxation and Finance recently announced that, thanks to legislation and Gov. Andrew M. More...