Weekly Feature



March 21, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

DO YOUR BEST

— Cub Scout Pack 1776, chartered out of St. John Vianney Church, collected more than 250 bags of food to donate to local food pantries this past weekend. More...

Editorial

Passage of SAFE Act rushed, deserved more debate

Bee Editorial

The West Seneca Town Board, like many other governmental bodies in New York State, approved a resolution at Monday’s meeting officially opposing the recently enacted NY SAFE Act.  Where one stands on the issue of gun control has nothing to More...

Spindle items

• ROCKING FOR A CAUSE — On Friday, March 8, 200 seventh- and eighth-grade students packed the gymnasium at East Middle for an exciting evening.  More...

Out of the Past

Gardenville Cider Mill

(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...

Obituaries

Death Notice

SCHLAGETER, Barbara S. (nee Weiss), of Cheektowaga, formerly of West Seneca, died Friday, March 15, 2013. She was a member of the Ladies Guild of St. More...

Sports

Top seniors to clash in boys hoops tripleheader

Indians’ Matt Wheelock to play for ECIC All-Stars

The area’s top senior boys basketball players will cap off their high school careers by participating in the 16th annual Butler Mitchell Alumni Association Silver Hoops Classic.  More...

All-Bee Hockey teams to debut

The inaugural All-Bee boys and girls hockey teams will be unveiled in next week’s edition. The First Team selections will be highlighted with small writeups for each player on that squad. More...

Gymsters win at Lucky Stars

The Lucky Stars Invitational was held in Jamestown on March 15-17, and the Orchard Park Gymsters gymnastics team had their best meet of the year at every level.  They found themselves winning the team event at level 8, 6 and 4, with the 5’ More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

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Entertainment

Family Activities

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Special Events

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Announcements

TASTE OF BUFFALO ACCEPTING SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS — In an effort to support local area high school seniors in their pursuit of higher education in the food service and hospitality industries, the Taste of Buffalo, presented by TOPS, is now ac More...

Business

Kelly turns side job into full-time one after layoff

When Michael Kelly was let go by Praxair in 2010, at the time the company closed his department, he had some thinking to do,”  “Being 50 years old, I didn’t want to find another job,” he said.  More...

Enjoy The Journey Art Gallery plans classes for the creative

Enjoy the Journey Art Gallery, 1168 Orchard Park Road, has a book signing, book workshop and amateur photo contest planned for the next few months.  “Creative Muse,” a networking evening open to artists, writers, musicians and poets, More...

MR. ENOS GOES TO WASHINGTON

— West Seneca Funeral Director, Robert C. Enos, of Hoy Funeral Home, Inc., recently spent time in Washington, DC, attending the 2013 National Funeral Directors Association Advocacy Summit. More...

Town resolutions oppose recent state laws

The West Seneca Town Board approved resolutions on Monday that oppose two recent laws enacted by the New York State Legislature.  The first resolution opposed part of a recent law that calls for portions of fines now kept by local governments to More...

District schools partner to help fund cancer research

After East Senior adopted the Bald for Bucks program four years ago, other schools in the West Seneca School District expressed an interest. As a result, the district is making a full community push this year.  More...

Local News

Faulkner documentary screening set for Saturday

The grand Buffalo screening of “Recovery,” a documentary about West Seneca resident Matthew Faulkner’s journey back from a traumatic brain injury, will take place this weekend.  The doors open at 6:30 p.m., with the event begin More...

Same theology, different style: Bishop Malone reflects on new pope

A “happy mystery” is how Buffalo Bishop Richard J. Malone describes the recent election of Pope Francis, the former Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio from Buenos Aires.  More...

News Brief

A Dwyer Street woman has been charged with possession of a controlled substance following a search warrant. More...

Police Blotter

Pink hair puzzling given alleged shoplifting intent

Monday, March 11  • A Seneca Street man reported his bicycle stolen off his porch.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.After several calls to NYSEG to replace burnt-out streetlights on Eldred Avenue, I am very concerned about the safely of the residents, especially the youth and elderly. More...

Education

MAKING A DIFFERENCE

— East Middle student Christopher LaRussa has been honored for his exemplary volunteer service with a state-level Certificate of Excellence from the 2013 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards p More...

Winchester seeks to shape future leaders

Winchester Elementary is holding its fourth annual Leadership Day today with its motto of “creating leaders, one child at a time.”  The event is based on FranklinCovey Education’s “The Leader in Me,” a process for s More...

Elementary students bring familiar ‘tail’ to life

Many people are familiar with the classic Disney film “101 Dalmatians.”  This week, fifth- and sixth-graders at Potters Road Elementary School in West Seneca will be performing the kids’ staged version of the familiar tale.&nb More...

Lifestyles

Resident shines spotlight on MS Awareness Week

From March 10 to 16, the nation observed Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Week, but for Nicole Burroughs of Amherst, educating people about the disease is a year-round effort. More...

Annual drive to take place March 23 at Tops

Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts from Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church, Troop 48, and Nativity of our Lord Church, Troop and Pack 230, will collect food and personal items for the local food pantry from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. More...

Church offers best of old and new

I heard a TV commentator the other day suggest one of the most useless expressions around is “remember way back when?” He went on to say that few of the people who use this expression actually lived in the reality of “way back when. More...