Weekly Feature



April 10, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Ride For Roswell team to complete eighth ride

Nearly everyone knows someone whose life was changed by cancer, and many have lost someone to cancer. More...

Editorial

Opting out of standardized testing is tough decision

Bee Editorial

Last week, in schools throughout New York, the state-mandated Common Core-aligned standardized tests in English language arts were conducted during the course of three days for students in grades three through eight.  More...

Spindle items

• HISTORI- CAL CEMETERIES — When my wife and I moved to the Buffalo area in 2012, one of the first things we did was go for a stroll in Buffalo’s Forest Lawn cemetery.  More...

Out of the Past

Wendel’s Little General Store

Typical of the “mom and pop” corner stores that once were common throughout West Seneca, Wendel’s Little General Store stood on the northwest corner of Union Road and Summit Avenue. This photograph was taken on July 6, 1961.   More...

Obituaries

George J. Paul, longtime Reserve Hose member

George J. Paul, 87, of West Seneca, died Thursday, April 3, 2014.  Mr. Paul was active in local and statewide fire district organizations for many years. Born in Buffalo, he attended Sloan High School and was drafted into the U.S. More...

Sports

Veteran-laden roster hoping to push East softball back to sectional final

West Seneca East’s softball team got hot at the best possible time last spring, which helped propel the Lady Trojans to a Class A-1 title-game clash with Hamburg before they ultimately succumbed in extra innings. More...

Graduation to give East baseball new look

Seasons like the one West Seneca East’s baseball team is about to embark on are the picture perfect definition of the roster turnover that is an inevitability at the high school level.  But despite a roster that boasts just one returning s More...

Seeking shakeup, West softball keeps largest-ever roster for ’14

Seeking to hedge her bets a bit and play both for the present and the future, West Seneca West softball coach Lori Potter kept 16 players for the 2014 season, which gives her the biggest softball team she’s ever coached during her time at West. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Fourteen Holy Helpers Ladies to hold bake sale   More...

Entertainment

Theatre

thurs. 10  PigPen Theatre Co. — Best known for its presentation of “The Old Man and the Old Moon,” the group will have a one-night-only performance at 8 p.m. More...

Concerts

thurs. 10  Singer, songwriter and guitarist John Sebastian has a local appearance scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday, April 10, at the Hamburg Palace, 31 Buffalo St., Hamburg; $. 649-2295 or www.hamburgpalace.com   More...

Art

thurs. 10  2014 Student Thesis Exhibition Prospectus — Thursday, April 10, through April 30, Carnegie Art Center, 240 Goundry St., North Tonawanda. 694-4400, www.carnegieartcenter.org  fri. 11   More...

Town Board passes resolution on sex offender placement

The actions of the State of New York have been testing the patience of the West Seneca Town Board during the last few months.  Following the state’s relocation of seven sex offenders from a secured facility in Rochester to two group homes More...

Students opt out of standardized testing

Just days after New York passed the 2014-15 state budget, some students in the West Seneca Central School District began taking the state-mandated Common Core-aligned standard tests in English language arts, while others opted out.  (See editori More...

Local News

Bee Newspapers honored by NY Press Association

Bee Group Newspapers captured three awards in this year’s Better Newspaper Contest sponsored by the New York Press Association.  Managing Editor David Sherman won first place in the Spot News Photo category for a photo of a Clarence house More...

Upcoming Meetings

Town Board  Monday, April 21  — All meetings, unless noted, begin at 7 p.m. and are held in Council Chambers at Town Hall, 1250 Union Road.  School Board  Tuesday, April 22  More...

Southtowns Family YMCA offering Vacation Club

The Southtowns Family YMCA, located at 1620 Southwestern Blvd., Buffalo, is gearing up for the upcoming break by offering Vacation Club from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, April 14, through Friday, April 18.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Chairman responds to legislator column

Responding to the recent column by County Legislator Edward R. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.I see the state is giving the schools more money. Well, that should eliminate the raise in taxes. If they are getting more money, there’s no sense in spending anything. More...

Education

Honor Roll

The following students from West Seneca earned high honors at Canisius High School for the third marking period: Ninth Grade - Jeremy Cych, Peter Keil, Kevin Matuszak, Matthew Roche, Evan Turner. Tenth Grade - Tyler O’Neil.   More...

Summer day camp registration set to begin

At Monday night’s meeting of the West Seneca Town Board, resident John Domagala discussed his desire for the town’s upcoming summer day camp to emulate the “successful summer recreation program” already run in the Town of Orch More...

NATIONAL TECHNICAL HONOR SOCIETY

West Seneca West High School students Carl Stauch, Adam Hummell, back row, and East High School students Christian Clark and Paul Budziszewski, were recently inducted into the National Technical Honor Society.   More...

Lifestyles

Young builders exercise creative minds, social skills through virtual worlds

A group of children huddle together with faces buried in personal electronic devices. More...

East Seneca Fire set to hold meat raffle

The East Seneca Fire Company will be holding a meat raffle Saturday, April 12, at 100 Lein Road, West Seneca. Admission is $3 with doors opening at 6 p.m. and the raffle beginning at 7 p.m. Sandwiches and refreshments are included. More...

Burchfield presenting nostalgic art exhibit

Nostalgic memories of a bygone era will be shared during an opening reception for the Lankes-Greenberg exhibit from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, April 11, at the Burchfield Nature and Art Center, 2001 Union Road, West Seneca.  More...

Business

Association formed to advocate on behalf of craft beer industry

The boom in the craft beer market and the opening of various craft beer breweries in the region has resulted in professionals banding together to form a new trade group to advocate on behalf of the craft beer industry — The Buffalo Niagara Brew More...

Bank of America to retain jobs at call center

Bank of America announced last week its decision to retain and repurpose employees of its customer care call center, located at 2970 Transit Road, West Seneca. Sen. More...

Horwitz receives honor from Allstate

As a business leader and involved citizen in the West Seneca area, Allstate exclusive agency owner Gregg Horwitz has been designated an Allstate Premier Agency for 2014. More...