Weekly Feature



August 1, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

‘National Night Out’ set for Tuesday

West Seneca’s National Night Out event will take place from 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6, in Parking Lot “A” at the Southgate Plaza, 950 Union Road.  (See editorial on page four)  More...

Editorial

West Seneca Night Out will be educational, fun event

Bee Editorial

A s we get lost in the repetitive grind of day-to-day life, it is easy to take simple safety measures for granted.  More...

Spindle items

• SERVICE ABOVE SELF — Do you know someone who has helped make West Seneca a better place or helped someone?  More...

Out of the Past

Seneca Street near Wildwood

(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 store thefts reported to police

Tuesday, July 23  • A Mosside Loop man was charged with petit larceny after an employee of an Orchard Park Road department store said he took about $51 worth of merchandise without paying for it.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.My child is taking swim lessons at the West Seneca town pool. I want to commend the instructors and life guards on a job well done. My child is no longer afraid of the water, and I think they are doing an excellent job. More...

Education

On the Campus

Travis Chavanne, a 2011 graduate of East Senior High School, was named to the spring 2013 semester dean’s list at Medaille College.  More...

Lifestyles

Benefits of sign language extend to hearing children

Sign language education for children has become increasingly popular in the last few years, but it was always intriguing to me.  More...

Clara Barton portrayer to give speech

Clara Barton, as portrayed in costume by Denise Reichard, will speak after the Ebenezer Seniors meeting on her life in the Civil War and how she founded the American Red Cross. The meeting is at 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. More...

Bee 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, Aug. 2  10 a.m. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Clara Barton portrayer to give speech   Clara Barton, as portrayed in costume by Denise Reichard, will speak after the Ebenezer Seniors meeting on her life in the Civil War and how she founded the American Red Cross. The meeting is at 1 p.m. More...

Business

New York City company purchases nearly all of ElderWood

Post Acute Partners, a New York City-based health care services company operating in four states, has acquired substantially all of ElderWood Senior Care.  The purchase of the Buffalo based senior care company owned by the Chur family includes n More...

GripeO to facilitate consumer complaints

Consumers in Western New York who have a complaint will soon have easy access to voicing their displeasure.  Buffalo startup GripeO is close to launching later this year — it’s currently in testing — as a mobile application and More...

Hudack chosen for new Trocaire position

West Seneca resident Jack Hudack has been appointed chief financial officer of Trocaire College in Buffalo.  More...

Four new police officers take the oath

The West Seneca Police Department has added four new officers to its ranks.  The Town Board unanimously approved the department’s hiring of Joseph P. Reidy Jr., Kevin H. Lufkin, David J. Jarczyk and Jeremy T. More...

A FAIRY TALE

Natalia Sugorovsky, left, and Lillian Snow show off their costumes at the Burchfield Nature and Art Center’s “Enchanted Forest” event held Sunday. More...

Local News

Drums Along the Waterfront corps to perform Monday

The top seven drum corps in the world will begin arriving on Monday, Aug. More...

Harlem Road man pleads guilty to weapons possession, assault

Jeffrey Thomas, 22, of 853 Harlem Road, pleaded guilty to to second-degree assault and second-degree possession of a weapon stemming from an incident involving a Buffalo Police officer in May.  According to the Erie County District Attorney&rsqu More...

BUILD Act to assist redevelopment efforts at brownfield sites

Communities will be getting assistance for redevelopment with the introduction of the Brownfields Utilization, Investment and Local Development Act.  Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and Rep. More...

Letters to the Editor

Local police are prepared

I feel it is important to respond to the news article and editorial that appeared in the July 24 and 25 editions of The Bee regarding police training. The Bee readership should know that the West Seneca Police Department is a N.Y.  More...

Rat problem needs solution

“Oh Rats” is what my friend and I said while walking around Treehaven Road when we came upon a dead rat lying in the middle of the road.  More...

Obituaries

Roy J. Fowler, Buffalo chocolatier

Roy J. Fowler, 79, of West Seneca, died Friday, July 19, 2013.  Mr. Fowler was the former owner of Fowler’s Chocolates Inc.  More...

Sports

East’s Smigiera repeats as Bee’s Male Athlete of Year

Andy Smigiera never took a “me first” approach to the sports he played, but it would be understandable if someone who saw him competing got that impression, given the vast amounts of individual success he enjoyed while helping West Seneca More...

Travel softball team holding tryouts

The Xtreme travel softball program will be holding tryouts for the 2014 season in August for its 10U, 12U, 14U and 16U squads at Frontier High School, 4432 Bayview Road, Hamburg. Tryouts will be held from 6-8 p.m. Monday, Aug. More...

STORMING THE COMPETITION

The Buffalo Storm seventh- and eighth-grade level lacrosse team participated in tournaments that included stops at the Webster Classic, Canandaigua Invitational and the Hamburg Shooter. More...