Weekly Feature



May 23, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Veterans Committee, St. Matthew’s, Leonard Post to honor fallen

St. Matthew’s Cemetery, 180 Old French Road, will host a Sunday ceremony preceding Monday’s Field of Valor to honor those who have lost their lives in service to the United States.  More...

Editorial

Soldiers deserve more than moment of remembrance

Bee Editorial

Memorial Day for many marks the unofficial start of summer. More...

Spindle items

• LUKEY’S LEGACY SCHOLARSHIP — Luke Gould was committed to school, community, sports, arts and mostly family and friends, said his mother, Amy Skowronski.  He enjoyed playing with all of his classmates in school- and community o More...

Out of the Past

Hiawatha wampum belt

(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

Former students recall experiences before final ‘Celebrate Learning’

East Elementary

East Elementary’s final Celebrate Learning Night will feature a time capsule opening, photographs and a slide show to help commemorate the school’s final year.  The school is inviting all faculty, staff and alumni from 6 to 8 p.m. More...

CREATING FOR CHANGE

These Queen of Heaven students display their artwork to be donated to Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo. More...

On the Campus

Andrew Cline of West Seneca, a junior criminal justice major, was named to the spring 2013 dean’s list at Bob Jones University.  Christina M. More...

Lifestyles

Out of darkness and into light

Vietnam vet uses art to free self and others

A rtist and Vietnam veteran Ralph Sirianni, 64, has come to understand that life, much like art, is ever changing and shaped by personal perspective.  More...

Rotary Club presents chicken barbecue

The West Seneca Rotary Club will sponsor an “old-fashioned” chicken barbecue from noon until 4 p.m. Sunday, May 26, in Southgate Plaza near Evans Bank. Dinners are $10 each and can be taken to go. More...

Tips to enter a garden walk

When I boldly suggested to the Bee publisher last week that I might volunteer to write a series of articles this summer on gardening in order to promote garden walks in the community, his first question to me was “What exactly are your qualific More...

Business

Seneca Health Care assists with African clinic

Over the past several months, Seneca Health Care Center has donated eight mechanical beds to Reaching Out 2 Africa, an organization that has funded and constructed the Koiyom Medical Clinic in the new country of South Sudan.  More...

Catholic Charities closing in on 2013 appeal goal

With about six weeks remaining before the close of the Appeal 2013 in support of Catholic Charities of Buffalo, the annual campaign has raised more than $10.2 million in cash and pledges, or 95.6 percent of its $10.7 million goal.  More...

Tops offers food safety tips for holiday weekend grilling

Tops Friendly Markets wants its neighbors to grill safely as Memorial Day rings in the unofficial start of the summer cookout season.  James DiMartino, Tops’ senior manager of food safety, said that no matter the size or seasoning, all bur More...

School budget approved; Calieri, Jarczyk, Newton elected to board

The proposed 2013-14 West Seneca School District budget has passed, and the Board of Education will have two new faces on it come July 1.  By a vote of 1,941 to 858, the approximately $106.8 million budget was approved, along with a 2.92 percent More...

Lakeside suit may fall on one woman’s shoulders

State Supreme Court Justice Joseph R. Glownia has ruled that a rezoning of the property at 2735 Clinton St. is not a case of spot-zoning. However, the case remains undecided at this point because of the issue with resident petitions.  More...

Local News

REMEMBERING HISTORY

A commemoration event held Friday at the Burchfield Nature & Art Center celebrates the 171st anniversary of the Buffalo Creek Treaty. More...

Community set to mark Relay milestones

This year’s American Cancer Society Relay for Life of West Seneca will celebrate three milestones.  More...

Vets to share experiences with East High students

Coinciding with Memorial Day weekend, East Senior High School will present its annual Hometown Heroes program on Friday, May 24.  This is the 10th year the event will be held. More...

Letters to the Editor

Gun buyback fair game for debate

In his recent editorial addressing the City of Buffalo’s gun buyback program, Mr. Sherman clearly states that the gun buyback should not be considered a political or campaign issue.  More...

Police Blotter

Fight with ex prompts theft of sports equipment

Monday, May 13  • A Buffalo woman said she went to work on Transit Road and placed her black purse in a locker. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.I would like to know when the West Seneca Police Department is going to do something about the extremely loud motorcycles racing up and down Seneca Street and Union all hours of the day and night with their loud exhausts.  More...

Sports

West girls track earns fourth straight divisional title

West Seneca West’s girls track team won its fourth straight ECIC Division I championship May 14 by defeating Orchard Park, 90-51.  More...

East baseball just misses on prequarter upset bid

Playing with confidence following a pair of non-league victories to close out the regular season, West Seneca East’s 13th-seeded baseball team had second-seeded Starpoint right where it wanted the Spartans in Monday’s Section VI Class A-2 More...

East boys track douses Flames for first victory

West Seneca East’s baseball team broke through for its first win of the season May 14, as the Trojans extinguished the Flames by an 84-57 margin despite still being without the services of star sprinter Andy Smigiera. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Trinity School to hold volunteer celebration   More...

Entertainment

Theatre

ongoing:now-May 25   More...

Family Activities

thurs. 23   More...

Literature

thurs. 23  Spit at Spot — Open mic poetry night hosted by Brown Sugar, 7 p.m. Thursday, May 23, at Spot Coffee, 227 Delaware Ave., Buffalo; Free. 818-3739   More...