Weekly Feature



April 18, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Gehen praised by board

The Town Board on Monday accepted the resignation of West Seneca’s police chief and declared April 26 as Edward F. Gehen Jr. Day in the town. More...

Editorial

Gehen leaves chief’s post with community’s respect

Bee Editorial

Edward F. Gehen Jr. More...

Spindle items

• TRIPS AND TOURS — Lately, I’ve been perusing travel catalogs and other mailed and emailed information pertaining to possible summer vacations. More...

Out of the Past

William Lang 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...

Education

WS Lions offer scholarships

The West Seneca Lions Club is offering two scholarships at $1,000 each for the 2013-14 academic year.  The scholarships will be awarded to eligible senior high school students who are West Seneca residents. More...

West Middle sets tour, orientation

West Middle School will hold a tour of the building and orientation for future sixth-grade parents starting at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 18.  More...

Canisius honors listed

The following West Seneca residents have achieved honors during the third marking period at Canisius High School.  Ninth grade  First honors - Aaron Fiust-Klink, Tyler O’Neil; second honors - William Lafferty  10th grade  Se More...

Lifestyles

Celebrating the way students JAM

You might want to pick up a pair of dancing shoes, because April marks a monthlong celebration of one of the nation’s greatest cultural happenings: the advent of jazz.  More...

Book-signing event planned

A book-signing event for “Most Likely to Survive,” a new book by West Seneca native Joe Kirchmyer detailing town resident Matthew Faulkner’s recovery from traumatic brain injury, will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. More...

Gallery show highlights art of healthy living

A West Seneca art gallery is currently exhibiting art by local artists with a theme of good health.  The show, “The Art of Healthy Living,” is the brainchild of health coach and artist Diane Wright of West Seneca.  More...

Town to obtain proposals on garbage totes

Requests for proposals will go out this week for the acquisition of garbage totes and recycling bins in the Town of West Seneca.  There will be separate requests, one being mutual with the city of Lackawanna and the other for West Seneca only, T More...

Nagy not seeking re-election

West Seneca School Board President Daniel Nagy is leaving the board when his term expires on June 30.  Nagy officially announced his departure during Tuesday night’s Board of Education meeting and received a plaque and the well wishes of o More...

Residents react to Boston bombings

The 116th annual Boston Marathon was overshadowed on Monday by bombs that exploded outside a building near the race’s finish line. More...

Local News

WS teen to play tuba in elite concert tour

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

A West Seneca resident will play his way through Europe this summer with a tuba and around 100 other musicians from across America, representing almost every state.  More...

Earth Day cleanup set

The Friends of the Burchfield Nature & Art Center and the West Seneca Environmental Commission have planned an Earth Day event from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 20, at the Burchfield Nature & Art Center, 2001 Union Road, West Seneca.  More...

Burchfield presentation planned

The Burchfield Nature & Art Center, 2001 Union Road, West Seneca, will host a program on the painting style of Charles E. Burchfield, and the Gardenville community where he lived.  More...

Police Blotter

Bland breakfast staple causes fiery dilemma

Monday, April 8  • A woman was pulled over for illegally tinted windows on Seneca Street. She was found to be driving with a suspended license.  • A semi-trailer carrying ground wheat caught fire on Route 400. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

. How about the people in office who keep buying for a 30-year-old ice rink? What about the totes, how much money is being spent? Not to mention all the sewers. Where is all this money coming from? More...

Sports

East baseball stuns defending champ in league opener

The fruits of the trip south during break continue to be reaped by West Seneca East’s baseball team, as the Trojans matched last year’s league win total right out of the chute when they knocked off defending ECIC II champion Iroquois Mond More...

West girls lax looking to reload after strong ’12 campaign

West Seneca West’s girls lacrosse team experienced a good deal of success last season, but only a handful of the players who helped the Lady Indians post an 11-6 record are back for another go at a deep playoff run.  More...

East’s large, young girls track team looking to impress

West Seneca East’s girls track team is bursting at the seams this spring, with coach Jill Tulowiecki noting that the largest team that East has had since she took over the program.  More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Vigilant to host free emergency classes   More...

Entertainment

Workshops/Classes

thurs. 18   More...

Special Events

fri. 19  Spring Bulb Bag Sale — 8 a.m. Friday, April 19 at the Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens’ administration building, 2655 South Park Ave., Buffalo; Free to attend - $7 for bag. 827-1584, ext. More...

Family Activities

thurs. 18  Tour Guide Training — Attend this training session to become a volunteer tour guide at Reinstein Woods, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. More...

Business

Seasonal Nursery’s new location offers variety, added service

According to Tom Lewis, operations manager of Seasonal Nursery, a recent move to a new location provided great potential for the company to provide its customers with the best gardening help around.  The nursery, which has been open for 29 years More...

WS man appointed to Meals on Wheels board

A West Seneca man has been appointed to the board of directors of The Meals on Wheels Foundation of Western New York.  More...

Chamber sets Women in Business luncheon

The West Seneca Chamber of Commerce will hold its 2013 Women in Business luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. More...