Weekly Feature



September 5, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Accused shoplifter survives 40-foot jump into creek

While Capt. Patrick Shea said the West Seneca Police Department typically sees 12 to 15 shoplifting reports each week, the one it responded to on Aug. 26 was anything but typical.  After police confronted 20-year-old Rickie Ross Jr. More...

Editorial

It’s an adult’s responsibility to know, teach bus safety

Bee Editorial

Streets are once again filled with yellow buses and thousands of children carrying books, lunch bags and backpacks as they wait for the arrival of the bus.  Now that school is resuming in the West Seneca School District, we should take it upon o More...

Spindle items

• BACK ALREADY? — In my schoolboy days, I of course thought the summer seemed entirely too short.  By the time I knew it, it was time to go back to school again, which the students in the West Seneca School District are doing today. More...

Out of the Past

Gardenville Boys

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...

Education

On the Campus

Jonathan Hughes of West Seneca was named to the spring 2013 semester dean’s list at Purdue University.   More...

Lifestyles

Vietnam Veterans of America seeks redress on Agent Orange

Organization links succeeding generations to chemical exposure

It’s enough that many veterans of war are forced to live with the traumatic memories of deployments past, but it’s a whole different issue when their families — spouses and generations of children — are forced to deal with res More...

Southgate Plaza to host ‘Celebrate America’

“Celebrate America,” presented by the Variety Club, will take place from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6, in Parking Lot “B” at Southgate Plaza, 950 Union Road. More...

Vacation marks 50th anniversary

Patricia and Robert Ward of West Seneca celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in the company of family during a weeklong trip to The Lodge at Springwater in Springwater, N.Y., at the beginning of August.  Robert Ward married the former Patri More...

Hanley, Rusinski to square off in primary

Town Councilman John M. Rusinski faces a primary challenge from political newcomer William P. Hanley Jr. on the Democratic Party line on Tuesday, Sept. 10.  More...

Superintendent says no teachers laid off from last year

Despite the reconfiguration plan that saw the closing of East Elementary School at the end of the last school year, Superintendent Mark J. Crawford said all teachers in the district remain employed.  More...

Local News

Klaich brings excitement to new West Middle role

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

After spending six years as a physical education teacher at Potters Road Elementary School, Andrew Klaich is now the new assistant principal at West Middle School.  He was officially appointed at the Aug. More...

Free prescription drug discount cards now available

West Seneca is participating in Western New York’s first official prescription discount card — WNY Rx.  Integrity Rx, powered by Catamaran Rx, has developed a prescription drug discount card, WNY Rx for Buffalo and Western New York, More...

Bee readers can win with new football contest

Participants will vie for weekly prizes

A good number of football fans glean extra enjoyment from the sport through participation in squares pools. Now, readers of The Bee will have an extra opportunity to join in on that fun. More...

Police Blotter

Man cited for suspended registration on way to DMV

Monday, Aug. 26  • A Sky Hi Drive man was cited for driving with a suspended registration after his vehicle was pulled over on Ridge Road for having the driver-side tail lamp out. A computer check showed plates were also confiscated.  More...

Sports

East football lineup brimming with talent

West Seneca East’s football team put together a season for the ages last fall, going 9-1 and reaching the Class A sectional final for the first time in 25 years.  And with five starters returning on both sides of the ball this year, the Tr More...

BLA Fall Ball registration set

The Buffalo Lacrosse Academy is holding registration for its upcoming fall ball program online at www.Buffalo Lacrosse.com.  More...

Reigning ‘AA’ Funke champ West looking to reload

After a tough go of things for a few years, West Seneca West’s football team posted one of its best outings last fall when it defeated Riverside to claim the annual Chuck Funke Memorial Classic Class AA championship.  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...

Business

Dog Ears Bookstore & Café turns to community for support

Dog Ears Bookstore & Café, 688 Abbott Road, is seeking corporate and community sponsors and support for a variety of educational programs offered there.  The bookstore offers programming for everyone from toddlers to seniors.  More...

Resident named to post at Read to Succeed Buffalo

West Seneca resident Kelly Benkleman has been named a literacy intervention specialist with Read to Succeed Buffalo.  She is charged, along with two other hires, with helping to increase language and literacy skills in the two Buffalo Promise Ne More...

Artist to exhibit with daughter who caused her to ‘lay down her brush’

Fifty years ago, Irene Sundberg was a new mother with a passion for oil painting. She had developed her talent with mentor Virginia Cummings and had exhibited in one of the first Quaker Arts Festivals. More...