Weekly Feature



May 9, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Man charged with mother’s murder

Primitivo Cruz, 45, has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of his mother, Carol Quinn, 77, of Burch Avenue.  Quinn was found dead in her apartment building on Saturday. More...

Editorial

Town, School boards shouldn’t meet at same time

Bee Editorial

On Monday night, residents who like to keep abreast of town happenings and how their tax dollars are being spent will be forced to choose between the West Seneca Town and School boards.  Yes, they’ve done it again.  More...

Spindle items

• THE AFTER PARTY — The West Senior High junior post-prom event is back on and scheduled from 11 p.m. to 3 a.m. Friday, May 17.  I attended the post-prom party after my senior prom long ago. More...

Out of the Past

Garden Drum Corps

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.   More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.It was my good fortune to go to the West Seneca Senior High School’s induction ceremony for the French National Honor Society last Wednesday evening. More...

Sports

East boys lax caps streak with win over West

West Seneca East’s boys lacrosse team put the exclamation point on its recent turnaround of the season Thursday by defeating crosstown rival West Seneca West, 10-1.  East jumped out to a 4-0 halftime lead and refused to let West’s go More...

West boys track posts first win

West Seneca West’s boys track team defeated Jamestown April 30, 76-65, to pick up its first divisional win of the season.  More...

East boys track drops heartbreaker to South, sets pair of school records at Rodiek Relays

West Seneca East’s boys track team came up just a little short in the final four events of May 1’s 72-69 loss to Williamsville South, which proved to be the decisive factor in the meet’s outcome.  More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

WNY Tinnitus Support Group plans meeting   More...

Entertainment

Special Events

thurs. 9  Geranium Sale Fundraiser — With proceeds benefiting the WNY Ovarian Cancer Project, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday, May 9, at the Hamburg Casino of The Fairgrounds Gaming and Raceway, 5600 McKinley Parkway, Hamburg; $. More...

Theatre

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Performance

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Movement of East Elementary teachers still unknown

Current East Elementary School teachers still don’t know where, or even if, they will be within the West Seneca School District for the next school year.  More...

School District passes $100K mark in Bald for Bucks program

Monday morning’s Goin’ Bald for Bucks festivities at West Elementary School pushed the 2013 fundraising total in the West Seneca Central School District past the $100,000 mark.  “I think that’s reflective of the district, More...

Local News

Native American art, activities set at Burchfield

The Native Roots Artists Guild will display “Art With Native Roots,” an exhibit of Native American art, from May 8 through June 2 at the Burchfield Nature & Art Center, 2001 Union Road.  More...

Western New York native returns in production of ‘Jersey Boys’

For Devon Goffman, returning to Western New York brings back memories of where his dreams began.  Goffman, a native of Orchard Park, can be seen on stage next week at Shea’s Performing Arts Center in Buffalo during the production of &ldquo More...

Alden Farmers Market plans slew of events

The Alden Farmers Market will open for its 11th season on Saturday, May 11.  Live music will be performed from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. by local singer-songwriter Sara Elizabeth Genco, and the day also will feature a Mother’s Day craft show. More...

Police Blotter

Several purse thefts reported

Monday, April 29  • An employee of a Center Road business noticed that someone had removed the catalytic converter from a truck when he went to drive it.  • An Aurora Avenue man reported the theft of $50 in cash from his wallet ou More...

Education

Varied reactions greet ‘Faces of Death’

On Friday, students and faculty at West Seneca East High School experienced a daylong event called “Faces of Death” that was intended to shed light on the serious nature and effects of substance abuse, which can lead to fatal consequences More...

News Brief

Rotary Club of West Seneca has inducted the following new members: Mark Beehler, sponsored by Ed Bedient; Jordan Kamholz, sponsored by Jean Nihill; and Mitch Martin, sponsored by Bob Rigby. Contact Rigby at 864-0506 with questions about membership. More...

‘Heroes’ of Parkinson’s to be honored for efforts

Fondly nicknamed “Batman and Robin” by the local Parkinson’s community, Tom O’Donnell, 51, of Depew and Rick Lipka, 54, of West Seneca have not allowed Parkinson’s disease, a “wimpy” adversary, to keep them f More...

Lifestyles

From dancing to playing:

Post-prom parties keep celebration going

A fter students finish their final dances on prom night, many will trade in their tuxedos and high heels for sweat pants and jeans for an event filled with inflatable obstacle courses, bowling balls and carnival games.  The event? More...

Youth Theatre schedules ‘The Little Mermaid’

The West Seneca Youth Theatre will perform Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, May 10 and 11, at West Middle School, 395 Center Road. 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 10  10 a.m. More...

Business

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...

Kemper names year’s top sales representative

Kemper System America Inc. More...

WNY Federal Credit Union employee earns appointment

Katie Sugorovskiy, administrative assistant at the Western New York Federal Credit Union, located at 1937 Union Road, was recently appointed to a two-year term on the Young Professionals Commission of the Credit Union Association of New York.  H More...