Weekly Feature



August 15, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Resident raises traffic, storm-water concerns about Canisius locker rooms

Despite concerns from resident Daniel Warren, the West Seneca Planning Board still expects to approve a site plan for a locker room building for Canisius High School’s facility at 2885 Clinton St.  More...

Editorial

State testing needs much fixing, and soon

Bee Editorial

I t appears that West Seneca School Superintendent Mark Crawford has reached a breaking point in his battle against the new standardized testing of the state Education Department.  More...

Spindle items

• OPEN MEETINGS — I was checking the town’s website to see if there was any kind of agenda up for the Town Board meeting originally scheduled for Monday, Aug. 19. I then saw that the meeting was on Monday, Aug. 26.  More...

Out of the Past

Leydecker Road Bridge

(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

Lack of license plate leads to marijuana charge

Monday, Aug. 5  • Approximately 500 pounds of scrap metal was reportedly taken from a Dumpster behind a maintenance building on East & West Road. More...

Education

On the Campus

West Seneca residents Stephanie Babcock, Katherine Bauer, Morgan Billi, Ryan Breckon, Colleen Carroll, Kyle Cwick, Scott Gattie, Loren Kuwik, Joseph Lamarca, Tracy Lanigan, David Malczewski, Michael Mazzuto, Kevin McGrath, Paul Milley, Renee Mitchell More...

Lifestyles

HOMEBREWING

...popularity grows, enticing new brewers to join craft

A s more people desire craft beers, homebrewing is becoming an appealing hobby for all levels of beer lovers, from connoisseurs to social drinkers, allowing for both creativity and versatility.  With some trial and error, a plethora of passion, More...

Library to hold annual yard sale

The Friends of the West Seneca Public Library will host a yard sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, in front of the library at 1300 Union Road. A donation fee of $15 will ensure space to accommodate a vendor’s own 6-foot table. More...

Preview: The Color Run — Buffalo

The Wet and Wild Triathlon was one of the most daunting events we had lined up for this summer. Neither of us has been in a triathlon, and the unknown can be scary. More...

Business

BBB offers back-to-school tips

The Better Business Bureau is providing tips for families as they get ready to go back to school.  In 2012, $83.8 billion was spent on back-to-school shopping in the United States, according to the National Retail Federation. More...

Business Brief

Engineered Events LLC is producing the second annual Beer and Bacon Festival to support the Breast Cancer Network of Western New York, Inc. The event will be held from noon to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. More...

County Clerk’s Office, AAA host passport outreach

Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs is joining AAA of Western and Central New York to offer a “Passports on the Move” outreach event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. More...

Crawford carries on crusade against state testing

The results of the New York State math and English language arts assessments are in, and West Seneca Schools Superintendent Mark J. Crawford is not happy.  (See editorial on page four)  The tests were done in grades three through eight . More...

New East Middle sign made possible without public funds

East Middle School should see a double-sided electronic message board go live with the start of the school year on Thursday, Sept. More...

Local News

HELPING A FRIEND

Dawn Both-Kim, left, cuts the hair of Roxanna Herreid, 16, as her grandfather, Kipp Herreid looks on. More...

Annunciation Church to hold picnic

The annual Annunciation Church Picnic will take place Friday, Aug. 16, through Sunday, Aug. 18, on the parish grounds at 7580 Clinton St., Elma.  The event will begin at 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. More...

West Seneca man charged with drunken boating

A boating excursion in Buffalo’s Outer Harbor resulted in two charges, including one for boating while intoxicated, for a West Seneca man.  Mark S. Weinstein Jr., 28, was additionally charged with displaying improper registration numbers. More...

Letters to the Editor

Winchester favored for town positions

I want to mention that I am currently dating a volunteer firefighter in West Seneca. More than a year ago, my boyfriend took a Civil Service test for the position of fire dispatcher for the town. More...

Foreign policy has been ineffective

My husband and I would like to compliment David Sherman on his excellent column that discussed the sad state of our foreign policy.   More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.I agree with the caller who is complaining about the mess on the corner of Mineral Springs and Harlem Road. It really is an eyesore. We pay exorbitant taxes in West Seneca.  More...

Sports

‘Blue’ summer track program concludes season

The West Seneca “Blue” Athletics summer track program recently closed out its 2013 schedule by hosting its annual Indian Summer meet.  The first through third place individual event finishers at the meet, held Aug. More...

Wizards finish soccer season first in league’s U10 division

The West Seneca Wizards U10 boys travel soccer team recently finished its first season in the “A” division of the Buffalo Western New York Junior Soccer League with victories in seven of its final 10 games to finish 12-8-1 overall.  More...

Double T Archery Club to host annual harvest shoot

Double T Archery Club’s annual harvest shoot will be held Saturday, Sept. 14 and Sunday, Sept. 15 at its location at 1120 North French Road, Amherst, a half-mile back on the dirt road.  Registration begins at 7 a.m. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Blessed Mother Teresa Parish calling for crafters   Blessed Mother Teresa Parish on Terrace Boulevard in Depew will hold a craft show on Saturday, Oct. 12, and is looking for crafters. For an application or more information, call 683-2746, ext. More...

Entertainment

Workshops/Classes

thurs. 15  Educator Workshop: Schoolyard Habitat — Teaching students outdoors is an effective way to maximize their engagement and revitalize existing curriculum, 9 a.m.-noon Thursday, Aug. More...

Family Activities

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Theatre

thurs. 15  The Boy Friend — The Lancaster Youth Bureau’s Performing Arts Academy presents Sandy Wilson’s musical, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15, at Lancaster High School Auditorium, 1 Forton Drive, Lancaster; $. More...