Weekly Feature



March 7, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Clinton Street home lost to accidental grease fire

A blaze that began as a grease fire in a portable propane cooker turned into a nightmare for a West Seneca homeowner.  The residence at 4300 Clinton St. More...

Editorial

Community plays important role in crime prevention

Bee Editorial

I t is, of course, impossible to be in two places at once. More...

Spindle items

• YOUR FRIENDLY NEIGHBOR- HOOD SOCIAL WORKER — March is mostly recognized for St. Patrick’s Day and the NCAA college basketball tournament, but it is also National Social Worker Appreciation Month.  More...

Out of the Past

Breidenstein family

(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

.Thank you to Chris Jacobs for not providing burglars with a list of targets.  More...

Sports

West names January’s top athletes

West Seneca West’s Varsity “W” Club and Girls Athletic Association recently announced that Frank Borzillieri, Ryan Chapman, Brandon Bork, Greggory Hart, Kathleen Zimmer, Abbie Mutton, Wilanny Cordero and Lauren Fibich were named Jan More...

West relays set school records; East’s Smigiera does same in dash

Indoor track states

Indoor track records fell on both sides of town at Saturday’s state championship meet at Cornell University, as both West and East recorded solid efforts in the final meet of the year to successfully cap another solid season.   More...

East grad helps ECC women win hoops title

Sophomore forward Alexis Gray, a West Seneca East graduate, scored a game-high 18 points and blocked three shots to lead the Erie Community College women’s basketball team to a 58-49 win over Alfred State in Sunday’s Region III Tournament More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Arthritis exercises available at church   More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 7   More...

Special Events

thurs. 7  SEAsonings — The Original Taste of Niagara — This event is all about tasting and enjoying good food from area restaurants and fine wines, 6-9 p.m. Thursday, March 7 at the Aquarium of Niagara, 701 Whirlpool St.; $. More...

Auditions

sat. 9   More...

District prepares two budgets; neither to override tax cap

Property owners should expect next year’s West Seneca School District budget to include a tax levy increase that’s the maximum allowable under the state’s tax cap formula, according to Brian Schulz, West Seneca Central School Distri More...

Figures show crime down last year

Though the official statistics won’t be released until June, preliminary numbers show that West Seneca’s crime rate declined by 9.27 percent in 2012.  (See editorial on page four)  The findings come from the Erie County Crime A More...

Local News

Sisters work together to tell life of saint

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Joan Albarella has already had six poetry books and four novels published. More...

English calls 95-gallon garbage totes ‘best way’ to go

Highway Superintendent Matthew English said his department will most likely purchase 95-gallon garbage totes for all residents and then make size adjustments if necessary.  He said people would have the option of trading the larger totes in for More...

District finds capital project savings

The West Seneca School District’s $18.5 million capital project should come in under budget, according to the district’s treasurer, Brian Schulz.  At Monday’s School Board meeting, Schulz estimated that the project’s cost More...

Police Blotter

Man blames ‘plates in head’ for failing sobriety tests

Monday, Feb. 25  • A Cheektowaga man was charged with petit larceny after the loss of prevention officer of a Union Road business accused him of trying to steal a $26 pair of sunglasses.  More...

Education

MAY I SEE YOUR WARES?

— Hayley Sullivan, left, and Samantha Schoepflin, both of West Seneca, look at the solar lights by Maryann Misuraca of MJM Designs at East Senior’s Student Council Spring Craft Show last More...

FATHERS BE GOOD TO YOUR DAUGHTERS

— Maddie & Kevin Chadwick, left, enjoy a dance along with Angelina & Jeff Giallella, and Patrick & Hannah Tronolone at Allendale Elementary’s Father-Daughter Sweetheart Dance More...

West Senior names inductees to French Honor Society

West Senior has named the following students as 2012-2013 inductees into the French Honor Society:  More...

Lifestyles

Receiving lessons in financial literacy, free of charge

Since 1969, the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program has been helping lower-income individuals prepare and file their taxes free of charge. This year, a new program aims to help people get financially literate, also at no cost.  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, March 8  10 a.m. More...

Business

Resident co-founds running, strengthening program

West Seneca native Scott Tanski officially co-founded the Runsmart program four years ago, along with Pat O’Connor and Steve Gonser.  The company is located at Buffalo Rehab Group at 2100 Union Road. More...

Catholic Health hospital receive Blue Distinction Centers honor

BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York reported recently that all Buffalo area Catholic Health hospitals have been named Blue Distinction Centers+.  Mercy Hospital of Buffalo, Kenmore Mercy Hospital, and Sisters of Charity Hospital, Main Stree More...

Events

Buffalo Audubon Society holding open house   More...