Weekly Feature



January 31, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Town hopes for new recreation director within week

The West Seneca Town Board hopes to name someone to the newly created position of part-time recreation director sometime within the week, according to Councilman Eugene Hart.  The town has received 20 applications for the position and has interv More...

Editorial

It’s time to trust the district’s administrators

Bee Editorial

I t appears that West Seneca School District administrators and the Board of Education have made their decision to move forward with their reconfiguration plan.  Barring any changes in the next week or so, board members will vote on the plan at More...

Spindle items

IN THE WORKPLACE — I’m sure you don’t need me to tell you that you’re not always going to get along with your co-workers. We all probably realized this when we got our first jobs at fast-food places as teenagers.  More...

Out of the Past

Schoepflin Furniture Factory

(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

Man tries to flee cab, leaves ID behind

Friday, Jan. 18  A Brookside Drive woman was picked up on an outstanding warrant from Lackawanna after patrol pulled her vehicle over for a suspended registration. She was issued a traffic citation as well.  Saturday, Jan. 19  More...

Obituaries

Death Notice

SONNENFELD, Irving A., of West Seneca, died Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013. Mr. Sonnenfeld is survived by one son, James; two daughters, Barbara and Marjorie Lynett; five grandchildren; one brother, Gerard; and one sister, Loretta Szczesniak. More...

Sports

West wrestlers hand Lancaster first loss

West Seneca West’s wrestling team upset previously unbeaten Lancaster Jan. 23, 45-27, winning four of the first five matches and never looking back to please the sellout crowd.  More...

West boys hoops squad exits Regents break clinging to .500

Three consecutive divisional losses left West Seneca West’s boys basketball team just above the .500 mark overall going into a 12-day stretch of inaction prompted by the winter Regents examinations.  More...

College Information Night slated

The West Seneca Athletic Department, in conjunction with both the West Seneca East Spirit Boosters and West Seneca West Sports Boosters, will be holding a National Collegiate Athletic Association Informational Night, for student-athletes aspiring to More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

BPO, Buffalo Chamber to offer scholarships   More...

Business

Decorators’ Show House offers Sneak Peek event

The Junior League of Buffalo is inviting people to have a “before” look at the Decorators’ Show House 2013, the Knox Summer Estate at Knox Farm State Park, 437 Buffalo Road, East Aurora. More...

Guitar Studio teaches students of all ages

Founded by the internationally acclaimed Castellani Andriaccio Guitar Duo, the Castellani Andriaccio Guitar Studio specializes in teaching classical guitar to children ages 4 through adult with both the Suzuki and traditional methods.  More...

AAA offering course geared toward teen drivers

Driving can be dangerous for every person behind the wheel, yet teenagers are among the riskiest drivers on the road, crashing four times more often than adult drivers do, according to AAA officials.  In fact, crashes are the leading cause of de More...

Some parents still oppose school reconfiguration

The West Seneca School District’s reconfiguration plan has been modified somewhat, but angry East Elementary parents still voiced their displeasure about it on Tuesday night.  (See editorial on page four)  More...

‘Hymns for the Hungry’ all about charity work

There are many bands with a “do-it-yourself” attitude when it comes to promoting themselves. There aren’t many that choose to take no money, instead giving it all to charity.  More...

Local News

INKED

— Cassidy Whalen of West Seneca gets her face painted by Emily Updike of the Orchard Park Recreation Department Sunday afternoon during Winterfest at Chestnut Ridge Park. More...

One-car accident closes ramp off Route 400

A jackknifed tractor-trailer caused the northbound Route 400 Union Road off-ramp to be shut down for several hours on Monday afternoon.  The one-vehicle accident, which occurred at approximately 1 p.m., involved a 2000 Peterbilt driven by Herber More...

Burchfield exhibit to highlight Seneca traditions

“Traditional Seneca Lifeways,” an exhibit depicting early Native American culture and everyday life, will be on display from Feb. More...

Letters to the Editor

Rushed process led to gun act ‘no’ vote

In response to numerous phone calls, emails and correspondence to my office, I thought it incumbent to explain one of my reasons for voting “no” on recent gun control legislation.  More...

State wage increase will hurt businesses

So, Gov. Cuomo wants to raise the minimum wages for employees — who are mostly high school and college students — by 20 percent.  That’s very nice for them, but now we all have to pay for it. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.A deer control program is needed in West Seneca. The population seems to be incredibly large, and space is limited. Any control program would be great. They have a similar program in Clarence, which I would recommend for West Seneca. More...

Education

Kindergarten registration for West Seneca Central Schools begins

Kindergarten registration for the West Seneca Central School District will take place throughout the month of February.  More...

YOUNG THESPIANS

— Kevin Roche, left, Jacob Eisensmith, Allison Kohl, Connor Browne perform in Allendale Elementary’s “Phantom of the Music Room”, Friday, Jan. 25. More...

Teaching means more than a job to Educator of Year

West Seneca Chamber of Commerce Educator of the Year

For Mark Beehler, who is involved in a variety of community organizations, everything he does revolves around his family and setting a good role model for his three children, who attend East Elementary. More...

Lifestyles

Shaking Up the Stage

tudents at West Seneca West High School will be moving and grooving to the classic tunes of Elvis Presley during this year’s musical, “All Shook Up.”  The performance, which is heavy on song and dance, demands a great deal both More...

Super Bowl veteran reflects on past, looks to future

Jim Kelly led the Buffalo Bills during the most successful years in franchise history. More...

West Middle to host Honor Flight fundraiser

Teams 7C and 8C from West Middle School, 395 Center Road, are sponsoring a spaghetti dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, to raise money for Honor Flight. Tickets are available in the West Middle office or at the door. More...