Weekly Feature



August 8, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Town calls on county to reinstate plowing fee

A recent change adopted by Erie County when it comes to West Seneca’s Highway Department plowing and de-icing county roads in the town could spell a loss in the “tens of thousands” of dollars, according to Highway Superintendent Mat More...

Editorial

Plowing issue does not seem to have easy solution

Money is tight everywhere right now. More...

Spindle items

• BURCH- FIELD AWARDS CONTEST WINNERS — The Burchfield Nature & Art Center honored the winners of its West Seneca in Bloom garden contest on Sunday. More...

Out of the Past

Ebenezer Post Office

(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

Trucker has toothpaste taken

Monday, July 29  • An East Lansing, Mich., man said he parked his tractor-trailer at a Clinton Street gas station and returned to find the lock broken and two boxes of toothpaste missing.  More...

Education

Board of Education bids farewell to Lehman, prepares for school year

Heartfelt words were heard at West Seneca Central’s Board of Education meeting on Tuesday, as the panel of 12 administrative officials each bid a fond farewell to Charles Lehman, the district’s assistant superintendent of pupil services.& More...

High school students attend Engineering Leadership Camp

Sixty-five ninth- and 10th-grade students from high schools across Erie and Niagara counties were challenged to think outside the box during their time at the University at Buffalo-National Grid Engineering Leadership Camp.  More...

In the Military

Navy Seaman Colton J. Marinelli, a 2009 graduate of West Seneca East High School, was recently promoted to his current rank upon graduation from recruit training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.  More...

Lifestyles

'GRAFFITI KNITTING'

New trends emerge from old traditions

The hobby’s origins date to the first millennium, but that is not to say it’s dying out or needs to be found again by the likes of Indiana Jones.  The art of knitting remains relevant in the lives of many people, bringing all ages an More...

Chicken Coop to host music festival

The first “Wild Card Music Festival” will take place Sunday, Aug. 11 at the V.F.W. Post 8113, 299 Leydecker Road. Doors open at noon and the event ends at 10 p.m. More...

Taking the leap

WNY woman pursues dreams of singing jazz

Mari McNeil did what most people only dream of doing.  In 2012, she quit her cushy cubicle job to pursue her passion: singing jazz. She left behind a fat salary — and all she’d ever known — to leap toward that dream.  More...

Business

Wellness Institute sets challenge for employers

The Wellness Institute of Greater Buffalo is inviting employers and organizations to take part in the nonprofit’s fall edition of the Eat Well Live Well Challenge.  More...

Univera dietitian offers tips for creating healthy school lunches

A dietitian from Univera Healthcare has tips for parents and guardians as they start to think about what types of foods should be in their child’s school lunch bag.  More...

AAA event addresses senior driver mobility and safety challenges

AAA Western and Central New York is hosting a free Senior Driver Expo from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday, Aug. More...

Resolution, study point to Seneca Mall project

Though not much other detail was offered at Monday night’s Town Board meeting, the board unanimously approved a feasibility study to be performed regarding the proposed development of the former Seneca Mall site at a cost not to exceed $30,000. More...

High bids prompt town to consider in-house work for Burchfield

Due to the second round of bids for the proposed restrooms and storage facility at the Burchfield Nature and Art Center being “extremely high” and “disappointing,” according to Supervisor Sheila M. More...

Local News

Chef earns honor society induction, enjoys teaching

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Rebecca Formwalt’s penchant for cooking began at an early age, helping her mother in the kitchen.  “She’d get mad at me because I was always peeking at what she was making before it was out of the oven,” she said. More...

Insurance agent honored by hometown for swimming achievements

Joe Sherman has always considered himself a competitive person. The trait has earned the West Seneca resident an induction into the Rome (N.Y.) Sports Hall of Fame.  More...

Architectural Commission unanimously approved

Despite the unanimous approval of the Town Board, some residents are still skeptical about the formation of an architectural commission. More...

Letters to the Editor

Rusinski fails to represent neighborhoods

When John Rusinski first ran for public office, his campaign slogan was “Public Interest, Not Personal Interest.” As a citizen who is sick and tired of special interests, I voted for him. More...

Climate change plan supported

I support President Obama’s recently announced plan to combat climate change and advance clean energy. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.The police unions endorsed Supervisor Meegan and Councilman Rusinski. Both of them voted to appoint the union president’s son to the police force, bypassing the Civil Service list. Can you finally wake up and see how this town board operates? More...

Sports

Smigiera sets records in South victory

All-Star Football Classic

The 38th Kensington Lions Club/ADPRO All-Star High School Football Classic featured many big plays from recent graduates, but quarterback Andy Smigiera made the most impact.  More...

South defense posts second-half shutout

It is often said in football that defense wins championships. More...

WS Post wins state Legion Baseball title

Iroquois’ Matt Keating hurls perfect game to clinch title

After wrapping up the 2013 Erie County and Eighth District Championships, the West Seneca Post #735 American Legion Baseball Team went on to defeat the Smith Post #24 (Rome; Fifth District), 10-1, and the Clinton County team (Plattsburgh, Fourth Dist More...