Weekly Feature



October 6, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Schools face untimely loss of West sophomore

A West Seneca West sophomore died suddenly Monday night after an apparent suicide. West Seneca police were called to the home of a 15-year-old student around 9:30 p.m. He was transported to Mercy Hospital of Buffalo where he was pronounced dead. More...

Editorial

Out of the Past

St. John’s Lutheran Church

St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in West Seneca was established in 1864 and originally met in this old Ebenezer Society schoolhouse (below), located at 19 School St., which was purchased and remodeled for this purpose. More...

National Newspaper Week lasts all year

Bee Editorial

The first full week in October is designated as National Newspaper Week, reaffirming the cold hard fact that the print media is still the most trusted source of local news in the United States.  More...

Spindle items

KIMBERLY McDOWELL

THE ‘B’ WORD — The Bee Heard items have always been among the popular “must reads” in our weekly newspapers.  More...

Police Blotter

Drunk driver nearly 3x over legal limit, arrested twice

Roughly $1,000 in welding equipment was removed from a Clinton Street property. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Anyone blaming the school for Jamey Rodemeyer’s death is a fool. You can only blame the kids who were directly involved. It’s not the parents’ fault or principal’s fault. It’s the three boys who were directly involved. More...

Obituaries

Death Notice

CARPENTER, Lorraine A. (nee Smielecki) of Mount Airy, Ga., originally of Cheektowaga, died Sunday, Sept. 30, 2011. Mrs. More...

Sports

East field hockey earns elusive win over Lady Billies

In 11 years, between his time with both of the district’s programs, East field hockey coach Jim Maisano had never guided his players to victory over Williamsville South.  Until Monday.  More...

West harriers fall to Frontier

Kalen Sullivan handily won West’s cross country meet with Frontier Sept. 27, posting a personal-best 5K time of 16:51.6 to highlight what was otherwise a tough day for the Indian runners.  More...

West field hockey wins two of most recent four

West Seneca West’s field hockey team pushed its overall record to 5-5 last week by splitting its four most recent games — three of which were shutouts.  More...

Lifestyles

Gal pals for life

Women celebrate good times, great friendships

WWhen you have a friend who can finish your sentences or at least fill in the blanks, you know you’re lucky. Ask Nancy Garbacz. She has nine of them.  More...

In the military

Sgt. David Wlodarczyk of West Seneca has re-enlisted with the New York Army National Guard to continue service with Company A 642nd Support Battalion.   More...

Zimpfer-Lawless

Anne and Craig Zimpfer Sr. of Williamsville announce the engagement of their daughter, Rochelle Zimpfer, to Kevin Lawless Jr., son of Terese and Kevin Lawless Sr. of Rockville Centre, N.Y.  More...

Business

West Seneca, Cheektowaga chambers partner in upcoming business seminar

The West Seneca and Cheektowaga chambers of commerce have partnered together to offer its members an informational four-hour seminar. More...

New York receives funds to assist small business programs

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New hire

Frank A. Lattanzio Jr. of West Seneca was recently hired by M.J. Peterson Real Estate as its information technology systems administrator. More...

Breaking News - 10/10/2011 4:45 PM

Body found in field

Cheektowaga and West Seneca police are investigating a body found in a field in the Clinton Street, Harlem Road area. More...

School Board sets vote date for Nov. 29

Approval sought for bond to pay for 5-acre property, aesthetic upgrades

The West Seneca Board of Education will look to its voters next month to OK the issuance of a bond for the purchase of nearly 5 acres of land, part of a capital improvement project that would ultimately increase the traffic flow and safety at West Se More...

Amanda’s Law to serve as international model

Hansen Foundation donates CO device to Reserve

In the midst of Ken and Kim Hansen’s continued fight for Amanda’s Law to became a piece of national legislation, they will soon take their mission on an international journey. On Oct. More...

Local News

National drug drop-off planned for Oct. 29

Kids Escaping Drugs will co-sponsor the third national prescription drug drop-off from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, at the West Seneca Senior Center, 4620 Seneca St. More...

Food Pantry’s expansion fund has early success

The campaign for the West Seneca Food Pantry expansion fund, sponsored by The Bee, is off to a good start only one week after its launch, with the amount raised so far surpassing the $1,000 mark.  More...

Burchfield’s Fall Festival

   The Burchfield Nature & Art Center is the backdrop for artistic inspiration as 5-year-old Arianna Geise, left, of Hamburg, puts her coloring skills to use during the center’s Fall Festival on Sunday. More...

Letters to the Editor

Why don’t bullies fear consequences?

Just finished reading David Sherman’s column in The Bee. I’m happy to say I’ve not experienced bullying, nor have I witnessed bullying during my school years, and I’m 64 years old.  More...

State won’t retest elderly drivers

New York State already determined that age is not an adequate indicator of one’s ability to drive, that singling out elderly drivers would be discriminatory and that the cost of retesting would not be worth the expenditure.  More...

Bee Heard calls bare little truth

I couldn’t agree more with The Bee’s editorial, “Jamey Rodemeyer can finally rest in peace” (Sept. 29). However, three recent Bee Heard comments blamed the school and teachers for Jamey’s death.  More...

Education

Around town in 10 days

Middle school students perform service learning

More than 1,000 middle school students in West Seneca have been engaging in service learning projects in a collaborative initiative between West Seneca East and West middle schools. More...

First look at East Senior’s new media center

West Seneca East Senior High School celebrated the opening of its newly renovated library media center with a ribbon cutting and reception on Friday. More...

Commended students

Alec J. Miller, left, stands with West Seneca East Principal Jonathan Cervoni and Sarah M. McMahon after both seniors were named “Commended Students” in the 2012 National Merit Scholarship Program. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Octoberfest to feature music by Auslanders   More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 6 . After-School Escape — Children, grades K-5, are invited to enjoy a one-hour program for kids featuring a different, fun, outdoor activity each week, 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. More...

Theater

thurs. 6 . More...

Special Events

thurs. 6 . UNYTS Anniversary Dinner — Join Upstate New York Transplant Services for their 30th anniversary celebration, 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. More...