Weekly Feature



October 10, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

District addresses transportation issues

The first month of school brought with it some transportation issues throughout the district in September, but the West Seneca School Board said at its Monday night meeting that all problems have been resolved for the 2013-2014 school year.  More...

Editorial

Fire departments have knowledge to enhance safety

Bee Editorial

During National Fire Prevention Week, which runs through Saturday, Oct. 12, attention is focused on promoting fire safety and prevention; however, we should practice fire safety all year long.  More...

Spindle items

• A DAY MADE BETTER — That’s the name of a promotion being done by Office Max, and it recently honored Carol Angiers of Potters Road Elementary School for her many accomplishments in the classroom. More...

Out of the Past

Mr. & Mrs. Frederick Mayer and family

(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

Man charged with carving profanity into park slide

Monday, Sept. 30  • A West Seneca man traveling south on Harlem Road was observed to be driving a vehicle that did not appear to have a functioning license plate lamp. More...

Education

Student of the Month winners announced

West Seneca Central School District

Each month, the West Seneca School District’s high schools recognize a Student of the Month in each specific academic area.  Their coursework and high level of commitment to that specialty set them apart, and their achievements and dedicat More...

Students collect information on waterways

On Friday, Oct. 4, students from Depew High School and Maryvale Middle School, along with other schools, collected scientific information along the Buffalo River and its tributaries.  More...

FUTURE LEADERS

Middle school students recently participated in the Mount Mercy Academy Leadership Challenge. More...

Lifestyles

Project HOPE sheds light on prescription drug abuse

I t wasn’t supposed to be Michael Israel. The 20-year-old was a graduate of St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute and attended the University at Buffalo with aspirations of becoming an architect. More...

33rd Shrine Octoberfest set for Oct. 11

The Shriners of WNY will host their 33rd annual Octoberfest at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11. The event will take place at The Shrine Center, 1600 Southwestern Blvd., West Seneca. Admission is $5 and includes music and snacks. More...

Senior center to host health care fair

The West Seneca Senior Citizens Center will host a health care fair on Friday, Oct. 18.  The event, which begins at 9 a.m. and runs until noon, will feature various services available to area residents in regard to health and wellness.  More...

Business

Always attended, new location for Laundry Lounge cleans up

The reputation of laundromats as being dirty, worn-down places is going through the wash.  The Laundry Lounge opened its third location on Aug. More...

Burke & Byrne & Associates, Inc. celebrates 80th anniversary with Merchants Insurance Group

Burke & Byrne & Associates Inc. insurance agency of West Seneca recently celebrated its 80th anniversary with Merchants Insurance Group. More...

Western New York FCU offering scholarships

Western New York Federal Credit Union is offering high school seniors a chance to win scholarships for college.  WNYFCU, which is located at 1937 Union Road in West Seneca, is participating in the Credit Union Association of New York’s sta More...

Breast cancer rate slightly higher in WNY

October is the busiest time of the year for Dr. Ronald L. More...

Crawford speaks at forum regarding school testing

West Seneca Schools Superintendent Mark Crawford has been loud and clear about his displeasure with testing methods in New York State.  Along with a host of other educators, lawmakers and parents, Crawford was a featured speaker at The Summit fo More...

Local News

WS teen enters pageant contest

Kayla Wasiewicz of West Seneca was recently selected to participate in the 2014 Miss Junior Teen Buffalo/Rochester pageant competition set for Sunday, Oct. More...

WNY Kidney Connection to host holiday fundraiser

In the eyes of Jeanette Ostrom, “the greatest gift that you can give someone is the gift of life.”  And as of this week, more than 500 Western New York kidney transplant candidates currently sit on the national waiting list for a via More...

Man charged with aggravated DWI

A West Seneca man was taken into custody Tuesday morning for allegedly having a blood alcohol content of more than twice the legal limit.  The Erie County Sheriff’s Office said Dennis Mazur, 34, failed to stop at a red light on Main Street More...

Letters to the Editor

Tax excuse a poor choice for Gaughan

Maybe it seems like we are not noticing the political contest for Erie County comptroller, but believe me, I have noticed. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Thank you to the kind woman who drove around looking for me after she saw me fall as I was walking on Center Road one evening earlier this week. She finally caught up with me after several minutes wanting to find out if I was OK.. More...

Sports

East field hockey beats Sweet Home

West Seneca East’s field hockey team broke out of its season-long trend of seeing victory slip through its fingers down the stretch of its games when it took on Sweet Home Sept. More...

West girls swimming team tops Sweet Home for year’s first win

West Seneca West’s girls swimming team used its depth to essentially flip the results of last year’s meet with Sweet Home and post its first victory of the season Sept. 24, 66-36.  More...

Girls soccer blanks East; field hockey tops Starpoint

West roundup

West Seneca West’s girls soccer team shut out crosstown rival West Seneca Monday, 7-0, to improve to 7-5 on the season.  More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

West Seneca Library presents ghost stories   Author and actor Michael Nethercott will tell ghost stories from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10 at the library, 1300 Union Road. More...