Weekly Feature



February 21, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

DANCE THE NIGHT AWAY

— Karl and Tiffany Michalowski, left, show off their best moves along with Morgan and Mark Sulzbach at Northwood Elementary’s father-daughter sweetheart dance held last Friday. More...

Editorial

Free speech involves slightly more than just that

Bee Editorial

The First Amendment gives you the right to say whatever you’d like. But with free speech comes responsibility. That responsibility also involves accepting the consequences of your free speech.  More...

Spindle items

A MATTER OF RESPECT — As many of us probably have, especially given the publicity of the case, I couldn’t help but mull over the Brandon Guzda saga this week.  Let me begin by saying that I fully support Guzda’s  First Ame More...

Out of the Past

New Ebenezer

(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’ve lived on Knox Avenue for 60 years. I have a bird feeder, and my last encounter with a rat was five years ago. My biggest problem is with deer, squirrels and roaming cats. More...

Sports

West downs East in season finale

Girls basketball

West Seneca West’s girls basketball team, knowing that Feb. More...

West hockey team earns return trip to Fed semifinals

West Seneca West’s hockey team punched its ticket back to the Federation Small Schools semifinals Sunday by soundly defeating Williamsville South in its postseason opener, 6-2.  More...

West boys indoor track team sees pair of records fall at Team Championships

West Seneca West’s boys indoor track team continued to produce record-setting performances Saturday when two more marks were toppled at the annual Team Championships.  More...

Lifestyles

FLAIR FOR THE Middle East

Book introduces cooks to new kind of recipes

Like most good food does, hers began with love.  Seven years ago, Faith Gorsky married a man with a Palestinian father and Syrian mother. The mother cooked, true to her culture, phenomenal Middle Eastern food for her family.  More...

Vigilant Fire Hall hosts live auction

The West Seneca Satellite of the Variety Kids Telethon will present a live auction from 4 p.m. until midnight Saturday, March 9 at Vigilant Fire Hall, 666 Main St. There will also be children’s games and food. 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, Feb. 22  10 a.m. More...

Crawford says Guzda suspension justified

Superintendent of Schools Mark Crawford feels the district “absolutely did the right thing” in punishing a West Seneca East Senior student for a tweet about a teacher.  (See editorial on page four)  East senior Brandon Guzda wa More...

Robbery attempt case moved to grand jury

The case involving an attempted bank robbery at the First Niagara branch at 325 Orchard Park Road has been moved to a grand jury in State Supreme Court.  No new court date has yet been assigned according to the Erie County District Attorney&rsqu More...

Local News

West Senior grad accepted into residency program

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Jillian Rozanski will graduate from the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine in May, but she’s not ending her studies there.  The 2005 West Senior graduate’s parents, Daniel and Camille, are both registered nurses, so the More...

Vigilant installs officers, outlines 2013 goals

Vigilant Fire District and company officers were administered the oath of office for 2013 during its 120th annual installation dinner.  More...

People in the News

Matthew McDermott and Eric Wilde, both of West Seneca, achieved first honors during the second quarter of the 2012-2013 school year at St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute.   More...

Letters to the Editor

Post office pothole would be easy to fix

Anyone who has used one of the three outdoor mail depositories at the West Seneca Post Office lately has been in for more than just a mail drop. More...

Police Blotter

Traffic infractions reveal numerous unlicensed drivers

Monday, Feb. 11  A Depew man was ticketed for aggravated unlicensed operation and an inadequate stop lamp after patrol observed his vehicle cross the double yellow line on Clinton Street.  More...

Education

Former student creates scholarship honoring teacher

Dawn Schoenl-Erksa, a 1990 graduate of East Senior, wanted to recognize one of her mentors in life, and she didn’t want to wait.  “Much too often, we honor people too late in the process,” she said.  More...

Teen group seeks to limit tobacco marketing to youths

Area students kicked off the “International Week of Action” to highlight tobacco prevention for youth at the Erie 1 Board of Cooperative Educational Services Campus on Harlem Road Tuesday afternoon.  More...

West Senior awards high honor roll

The following students have been named to the honor roll for the second quarter of the 2012-2013 school year.  Grade 9  More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Arthritis exercises available at church   More...

Business

AND THE WINNERS ARE

— The winners of the 2013 West Seneca Chamber of Commerce Awards were honored at the annual Chamber Awards Dinner held Feb. 14 at Kotecki’s Gardenview Grove. More...

FAMILY FIRST

— Shell Fab’s Michelle Monaco, winner of the 2013 West Seneca Chamber of Commerce’s Citizen of the Year Award, accepts the honor from Chamber Executive Director Frank Calieri. More...

Gallivan calls for end to utility tax surcharge

State Sen. Patrick M. Gallivan joined fellow members of the Senate Republican Conference and leaders of statewide business organizations to urge Gov. More...