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April 25, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Denz expected to become interim police chief

After serving as assistant chief of the West Seneca Police Department for nearly seven years, Daniel M. Denz will succeed Edward F. Gehen as chief on an interim basis. Denz was appointed interim police chief at today's meeting of the Town Board. More...

Editorial

New School Board will most likely face tough road

Bee Editorial

I n a little less than one month from now, the voters in the West Seneca Central School District will go to the polls to decide on a proposed $106.8 million budget.  More...

Spindle items

• CONGRATU- LATIONS — The West Seneca West Science Honor Society held its induction ceremony on Wednesday, April 17, in the school’s auditorium. More...

Out of the Past

Seneca Hose firemen and firehouse

(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

Students STAND UP to drugs and alcohol

Students at West Seneca East Senior High School are about to experience a day that could change their thoughts about the future.  More...

Trinity School accepting financial aid applications

Trinity Christian School, at 146 Reserve Road, West Seneca, is now accepting applications for financial aid for the 2013-14 academic year.  Families can apply for several scholarships, including the BISON Scholarship Fund, Church Member Discount More...

West lists high honor roll

The following students have been named to the high honor roll at West Seneca West Senior High School for the third quarter of the 2012-13 school year.  Grade 12  More...

Lifestyles

Parker family’s legacy in good hands

The name “Do-ne-ho-geh-weh” may not be as prominent as others from this area’s past, but Ely Samuel Parker left a legacy that endures to this day.  That legacy is carried on by his great-great nephew, Al Parker, a South Buffalo More...

Bus trip to casino scheduled

There will be a bus trip to Seneca Niagara Casino leaving from Fourteen Holy Helpers parking lot, 1350 Indian Church Road, at 9 a.m. Monday, April 29. It will return at 6 p.m. For more information, call Paula at 668-6037.   More...

Church’s ordinary time should be anything but

The West Seneca Community of Churches has once again this year been so happy to provide the community with opportunities to worship throughout Lent.  The Lenten Journey was held each Wednesday during Lent at the different churches and a guest pa More...

Business

The Palate at 1800 features menu variety, event catering

After leaving the Buffalo area after the Blizzard of ’77, David Shearer left to run restaurants in Florida for 30 years. More...

National Fuel reminds residents to call before digging

Now that spring has arrived, National Fuel wants to remind homeowners to call 811, the “Call Before You Dig” hotline, prior to planning any excavation projects.  State law requires residents to call 811 — a free service &mdash More...

Chamber presenting two upcoming events

The West Seneca Chamber of Commerce will have two events for business professionals during the first two weeks in May.  More...

School Board election sees crowded field

A total of seven people are seeking three seats on the West Seneca School Board in the May 21 trustee election.  (See editorial on page four)  Of the three individuals who currently hold the seats, only board Vice President Carol Jarczyk is More...

Mother and daughter recall Boston scene

What was supposed to be a charity run in the Boston Marathon turned into something else entirely for a former West Seneca resident.  Katherine Siwy, daughter of Judith Siwy, assistant manager of the Western New York Federal Credit Union, was run More...

Local News

SPRING CLEANING

— Councilman Eugene P. Hart and his wife, Nancy, rake up debris while volunteering during Saturday’s Earth Day cleanup at the Burchfield Nature & Arts Center. More...

Burchfield Center plans Native American events throughout May

The Friends of Burchfield Nature & Art Center look forward to sharing Native American arts and culture throughout the month of May.  In an ongoing event, the Native Roots Artists Guild exhibit will be on display May 8 through June 2 at the B More...

Southtowns Y plans Healthy Kids Day

Southtowns Family Branch YMCA is inviting visitors to attend Healthy Kids Day, from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 27.  More...

Police Blotter

Several fall victim to scams

Monday, April 15  • An Elma man reported seeing a red, older model Ford pickup stop in his business’s parking lot on Clinton Street. A white male got out of the truck and loaded several metal items before fleeing west on Clinton. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Residents of our town need to pay attention to the hiring practices in West Seneca. Taxpayers deserve the brightest and best candidates hired to work for us. More...

Sports

East softball team earns pair of wins

West Seneca East’s softball team picked up a pair of victories last week, including a 15-2 drubbing of Akron in Sunday’s inaugural “Just Show Up” Gerry Gentner Softball Tournament at the Northtowns Center.  More...

West softball posts year’s first win

It’s appropriate that the tournament that Williamsville South’s softball team hosted Sunday was called the “Just Show Up” Tour- nament, since that’s what West Seneca West did — and the Lady Indians were subsequentl More...

West girls track places second at own inaugural invitational

West Seneca West’s girls track team was unable to negate Rush-Henrietta’s depth in Saturday’s inaugural West Seneca West Track Classic, which left the host Lady Indians with a second-place finish in the team standings despite victor More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Southtowns YMCA to host Healthy Kids Day   The Southtowns Family Branch YMCA will host a Healthy Kids Day from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at the YMCA, 1620 Southwestern Blvd. More...

Entertainment

Art

fri. 26  Up the Stairs Art Steps Out — Dual exhibition features the paintings, collage and other multimedia works of Daniel Rodgers and Scott Klaurens, April 26-May 1 at 464 Gallery, 464 E. Amherst St., Buffalo; Free. More...

Special Events

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Announcements

WHISKEY REVERB IS HARD ROCK RISING LOCAL WINNER — Hard Rock Rising local winners for the second consecutive year is Whiskey Reverb. Through May 1 is the fan voting period. More...