Weekly Feature



April 4, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Gullo asks board for additional part-time person

The Code Enforcement Office has asked the Town Board for another part-time employee.  (See editorial on page four)  Code Enforcement Officer John Gullo and Assistant Jeff Schieber gave a presentation at Monday night’s Town Board meeti More...

Editorial

Residents shouldn’t mind paying for more safety

Bee Editorial

Town Code Enforcement Officer John Gullo has asked the Town Board to allow his office to hire an additional part-time employee.  During Monday night’s Town Board meeting, Gullo and his assistant, Jeff Schieber, also gave a presentation on More...

Spindle items

• HOMETOWN HEROES — East Senior is looking for veterans of any conflict to volunteer for its annual “Hometown Heroes” program on Friday, May 24.  More...

Out of the Past

Joseph Gietler Farm

(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

John Frontera, longest married man in Western New York

John Frontera, 97, of West Seneca, died Tuesday, March 26, 2013.  A native of Cortale, Italy, Mr. Frontera married his wife of the same town after they had both immigrated to the United States. More...

Sports

Second-half rally not enough for Trojans’ lacrosse

After falling behind by a 6-0 count in the first half of its first game of the season, West Seneca East’s boys lacrosse team could have easily went through the motions in the second half of its game against Amherst March 25.  More...

Ninth annual Bowman Cup slated for April 15

The Scotty Bowman Showcase — a series of three all-star hockey games between players from Buffalo and their rivals from Rochester — will take center stage at the First Niagara Center, for the ninth consecutive year, on Monday, April 15.&n More...

Spring sports previews continue next week

The Bee will continue previewing the spring sports teams in next week’s edition by publishing a preview of the baseball and softball teams. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Arthritis exercises available at church   More...

Entertainment

Special Events

fri. 5-sun. 7   More...

Family Activities

thurs. 4   More...

Literature

thurs. 4  Kick-off for the Buffalo Small Press Book Fair — Fiction reading with Starcherone prize winners for “Innovative Fiction,” Jonathan Callahan and Sarah Falkner, 8-11 p.m. More...

Gehen calls halt to career

Police Chief Edward Gehen is calling it a career after 34 years.  He announced his retirement at Monday night’s Town Board meeting. More...

5K memorializes Fourteen Holy Helpers mathematics teacher

During her 35-year career, former junior high math teacher Cynthia Frank helped students apply for high school scholarships all the time.  More...

Local News

Medical student rides in honor of supporter

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Sometimes, people participate in a charity event in honor of someone. A West Seneca resident is doing so this summer, but she’s never actually met the person.  More...

AND IT’S GONE

— East Senior student Mercedes Sulzbach raised over $1100 for Roswell Park Cancer Institute during Bald for Bucks before having her head shaved March 28 by her aunt Cheri Schmitt from Great Cli More...

Burchfield restrooms, Metz mold removal bonded for bid

In a move Supervisor Sheila M. More...

Letters to the Editor

Pension costs don’t just affect schools

The rhetoric about school taxes and teacher pension costs appears to be at a fever pitch. More...

Praise due writer for ‘perfect’ story

When I was asked to contact Erika Carlson a few weeks ago to speak with her about a story she was working on regarding Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Week, it was never my intent to disclose that I, in fact, had the disease.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Why can’t the caller put his dog on a leash in Mill Road Park and follow the law? There is a big sign in the parking lot that states dogs must be leashed. He should obey the law and not whine about it when he gets a ticket. More...

Education

Queen of Heaven School awards honor roll

The following students achieved first honors for the third-quarter marking period of the 2012-2013 school year.  More...

On the Campus

West Seneca residents Amanda Barton, Joseph Clifford, Michael Irwin, Carl Milazzo, Samantha Odrobina, Kayla Pliszka, and Devin Villagomez, were named to the winter 2013 quarter dean’s list at Rochester Institute of Technology.   More...

Lifestyles

Dining Out for Life

Restaurants and hungry residents will be teaming up throughout the area on Tuesday, April 9, to raise money for Evergreen Health Services, which provides a variety of services, including many to those affected by HIV and AIDS. More...

Southtowns Garden Club to hold meeting

The Southtowns Garden Club will meet at 9:30 a.m. Friday, April 12, at the Burchfield Nature & Art Center, 2001 Union Road. New members are welcome, and no experience is necessary. For more information, call 668-0209.   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, April 5  10 a.m. More...

Business

Natural Vapors offers cigarette alternatives

Amanda Sitarski smoked for 10 years, and when she found a way to quit, she decided that she wanted to share her success. More...

Artist brings canvas to life with nature scenes

Lancaster native Phillip Schulte has always loved the great outdoors. More...

Credit union honored for growth by analyst

The Western New York Federal Credit Union, located at 1937 Union Road, was recognized by Callahan and Associates for growth.  The four categories were 12-month share growth, 12-month member growth, return on assets, and loan/shares for credit un More...