Weekly Feature



May 2, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

District parent encourages others to say ‘no’ to state tests

Though Molly Dana, a parent of two at Allendale Elementary, and her husband, Craig, have known since last year that they would have their third-grade son Gus opt out of state tests, she’s now working to dispel “miscommunications” ab More...

Editorial

Parents opting out of state tests must be careful

Bee Editorial

During the past two weeks, a number of parents have notified the West Seneca Central School District that they will have their children opt out of taking the New York State assessment tests in English language arts and mathematics.  More...

Spindle items

FOLLOWING UP — In the March 14 edition of the West Seneca Bee, we published a page three story on West Seneca resident Darcy Thiel.  Thiel recently had a book published chronicling her struggles during her husband’s ultimately losing More...

Out of the Past

Town constables

(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...

Police Blotter

Several car batteries reported missing

Monday, April 22  • An employee of a Ridge Road business reported the theft of two car batteries from snowplowing equipment stored in the parking lot.  • A Clinton Street woman reported the theft of the Sunday paper from her mailb More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

. Whatever happened to the law that you are supposed to be driving with lights on when it begins to get dark? There is also a law that headlights should be on when it’s raining. There are too many people driving without their lights on. More...

Sports

East baseball tops crosstown rival

West Seneca East’s baseball team built up what appeared to be an insurmountable lead and then held on for dear life in the final two innings to ultimately topple crosstown rival West Seneca West, 10-6, in a non-league clash April 23.  More...

Lady Trojans’ lacrosse squad wins two of three

West Seneca East’s girls lacrosse came just a few minutes short of putting together three wins in five days last week, as the Lady Trojans were unable to match Frontier’s experience at playing under pressure in ultimately falling Saturday More...

SILVER AND GOLD

— The Niagara Frontier Volleyball Club’s 12U travel team was a gold round finalist at the recently-held Great Nor’easter Tournament in Albany, as Niagara placed second overall. More...

Denz appointment appears permanent

Interim West Seneca Police Chief Daniel M. Denz believes he’s taking over a department “in really great shape.”  He thanked his fellow officers and town officials, as well as his predecessor, Edward F. More...

West Seneca Youth Theatre goes aquatic

The West Seneca Youth Theatre will present “The Little Mermaid,” its penultimate show of the 2012-13 season, next weekend.  The production is based on the Hans Christian Andersen story and the Disney film, with music adapted and arra More...

Local News

West music teacher recognized by county

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

To Keith Ersing, choral director at West Senior High School, his position is not a “job” at all, but a “career” and “my life.”  “I love coming to work each day,” he said. 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...

News Brief

West Seneca residents Leah Bartnik, Jessica Mangano, Kathryn Nigrelli and Shelby O’Neil were named to the honor roll for the third quarter of the 2012-13 school year at Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart.   More...

Letters to the Editor

School Board candidates deserve equal treatment

After reading the article and editorial in this past week’s newspaper, I was hoping you could give a little clarity regarding both.  You mentioned that there’s a crowded group of interested individuals that would like to volunteer th More...

Thank you all for a great 32 years

I want to take the opportunity to express my sincere gratitude to all the people of the Town of West Seneca who supported me over the last 32-plus years. More...

Missing dog found after team effort

On Friday, March 29, my nephew was driving on Seneca Street when, while passing another vehicle, he had a seizure and hit a pole in front of Mr. More...

Education

THE MAESTRO

— East Senior High School freshman Nathan Smith shows off his violin skills amidst a backdrop of string basses. More...

West Middle School awards honor roll

The following students have been named to the honor roll for the third marking period of the 2012-2013 school year.  Grade 7  More...

On the Campus

Christopher Guerra of West Seneca graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology with a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from RIT's Kate Gleason College of Engineering in the winter 2012-13 quarter.  More...

Lifestyles

Farming... Local notions give agriculture new life

That’s how Patrick Spoth, who runs Kelkenberg Farm in Clarence Center with his wife, Charlene, feels about the industry, and that is evidenced by the 36,000 farms in the state.  More...

West Sports Boosters plan chicken barbecue

The West Seneca West Sports Booster Club will hold its annual chicken barbecue from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday, May 3, at West Senior High School, 3330 Seneca St., West Seneca. The cost is $9 for eat-in or takeout. More...

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, May 3  10 a.m. More...

Business

Spring cleaning is good for businesses as well

Spring has sprung. April showers brought May flowers. What do Mayflowers bring? Movers and boxes. Cheesy, I know.  May is the time to clean out all the dust and bring some energy and light back into your office and business. More...

National Fuel partners with energy company to assist small businesses with efficiency rebates

National Fuel Gas Distribution Corporation recently reported that it has partnered with Blue Springs Energy to provide outreach, education and technical assistance services to small business customers as part of the Company’s Conservation Incen More...

West Seneca company names award recipient

Professional Construction Group of New York was named “Contractor of the Year” by West Seneca’s Kemper System America Inc. More...