Weekly Feature



May 10, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

No opposition heard during budget hearing

Before voters head to the polls next Tuesday, the West Seneca Central School District reviewed its $108 million spending plan for the 2012-13 school year during a public hearing on Monday.  More...

Editorial

Out of the Past

West Seneca’s trolley

(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...

Recreation director deserves help, but at what cost?

Bee Editorial

It was a bit bewildering that a $30 million bond seemed to be overshadowed by a $30,000 full-time position Monday night during the West Seneca Town Board meeting. More...

Spindle items

AWARDS NIGHT — The Bee would like to thank the West Seneca Central School District for our selection as a 2012 honoree at its Community Recognition Night on May 2.  Sports reporter  More...

Education

CAPTIVATING CLINTON STREET

— Mia Fawls, a second-grade student at Clinton Street Elementary, sings and dances with guest author Tim O’Shei during his visit to the school on Friday. More...

West Seneca Students of Excellence

Ellen Ball, daughter of Raymond and Julie Ball, attends East Senior HONORS: National Honor Society, French Honor Society, Student of the Month for Foreign Language and English, Athlete of the Month A More...

School district recognizes 2012 honorees

Community Recognition Night

West Seneca Rotary Club members pose at the reception during Community Recognition Night, held May 2 at West Seneca East Senior High School. More...

Lifestyles

Moms who make a difference

Mothers everywhere will be celebrated on Sunday, including three women whose love for their children, both living and dead, has led them into pursuits and causes they might not otherwise have imagined.  Teaching life lessons   More...

Couple celebrate 50 years

Joyce and Leon Nowicki of Cheektowaga celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a family gathering.  Leon Nowicki married the former Joyce Taylor on April 28, 1962, in Buffalo.  He is retired from Strippit LVD and enjoys woodworking. More...

OPERATION SAFE CHILD

— Officers Nate Schultz, left, Jim Pitz and Tara Polilla of the Erie County Sheriff’s Office inspect a child passenger seat from a resident’s vehicle on Saturday. More...

Business

ECC hires Frontera to improve veteran services

Erie Community College has hired retired serviceman and Iraq War veteran Daniel E. Frontera, of West Seneca, as the college’s new assistant coordinator of veterans services in the college’s Veterans Affairs Department.  More...

West Seneca’s Business Community’s Commitment to Excellence

Now in its twenty-first year, the West Seneca Students of Excellence Program and its administrative and entrepreneurial contributors have much to reflect upon. Local businesses have been at the forefront of this program since its inception. More...

BBB to offer $17K in scholarships; student applications due this week

The Better Business Bureau is offering financial assistance to college-bound seniors through its Student of Integrity Edward A. Schmidt Memorial Scholarship, which honors students who exhibit high standards of ethical and honest behavior.  More...

Breaking News - 5/16/2012 6:42 AM

School budget passes; incumbents re-elected

Voters in the West Seneca Central School District passed the 2012-13 budget Tuesday by a vote of 1,830-877. More...

Conflict outweighs two bond approvals

Approval for a $30 million bond to repair the town’s sewer infrastructure took a back seat Monday night as controversy ensued over an appointment to a new full-time position.  More...

West Middle staffers serve as guardians

Mike Barone was raised by his grandfather, a World War II veteran, since age 2. He heard many stories from his grandfather’s past and was instilled with the values of that dying generation. More...

Local News

HONORING THE MEMORIES

— Carl Stengel, a former Erie Community College faculty member and World War II veteran who is now a resident at The McGuire Group’s Seneca Health Care Center in West Seneca, played a key More...

Police buckle down on buckling up

Wearing a seatbelt is an expected practice of safe driving, but come May 21, it will be the target of a statewide enforcement effort by local police agencies.  More...

Burchfield presents ‘Spring Fest’ 2012

Arianna Schloerb of West Seneca adds detail to the craft she created on Sunday during Spring Fest at the Burchfield Nature & Art Center. More...

Police Blotter

Unlocked vehicles allow easy access for thieves

Approximately $450 cash was removed from a man’s unlocked vehicle on Clinton Street. He reported that a digital camera and Western Plow controller were also missing from the vehicle. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.When I leave my job at 59 1/2, I will also have worked over 30 years for my company, and I will leave with no pension whatsoever. If the firemen don’t think a few hundred a month isn’t a lot, why don’t they refuse it?  More...

Sports

Tough week sees East softball’s unbeaten streak end

An uncharacteristically tough day in the field May 2 led to the end of West Seneca East’s perfect start to the softball season, as the Lady Trojans lost for the first time this year when they were tripped up by Williamsville East, 7-1.  More...

East boys track downs South, fares well at Panther Invite

West Seneca East’s boys track team tacked another win on to its 2012 total May 1 when it defeated Williamsville South, 84-57. More...

STRETCH AND SERVE

— West Seneca East’s Alex Boccolucci serves to Williamsville East’s Mike Rusk during their first singles match in May 2’s 4-1 loss for the Trojans. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Haudenosaunee artists showcased in exhibit   More...

Entertainment

Special Events

thurs. 10-sun. 13  Garden of Gems Flower Show — Floral arrangements by Menne Nursery, Thursday, May 10, through Sunday, May 13 at Ben Garelick Jewelers, 5001 Transit Road, Williamsville. 631-1584  fri. 11   More...

Family Activities

thurs. 10  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. More...

Concerts

fri. 11  Consider the Source puts their audiences into a trance, taking those who listen to them in a sort of timeless zone, riding the melodies and funk. Hear them perform 8 p.m. More...