Weekly Feature



June 14, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Students lobby to keep Peer Counseling intact

A bevy of red faces and teary eyes peered out from the seats at Town Hall Monday night as many pleaded with the West Seneca Town Board to reverse its decision to eliminate funding for Peer Counseling.  (See editorial on page four)  More...

Police ticket 237 during ‘BUNY’

West Seneca police reported that more than 200 motorists were ticketed for a myriad of traffic violations during a two-week enforcement initiative known as “Buckle Up New York.”  More...

Editorial

Out of the Past

Union Road and Main Street

(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...

Right fight, wrong board for Peer Counseling issue

Bee Editorial

We commend the students who pleaded their case Monday night to the Town Board as to why the Peer Counseling program should continue to be funded. More...

Spindle items

ONE IN A THOUSAND — As of last week, the West Seneca Veterans Committee officially installed its last round of brick purchases in the Walkway of Freedom at Veterans Memorial Park.  The walkway now features  More...

Police Blotter

Female driver mistakes vehicle for parking corral

Sunday, June 3  Patrol responded to Orchard Park Road because of a vehicle in a ditch. The male driver admitted to drinking and losing control of the vehicle. He failed most sobriety tests and refused to submit to a blood alcohol test.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Concerning cars parked in the front yard on Mineral Springs, I was recently cited by the town about parking cars on my front lawn, yet six of my immediate eight neighbors still park on their front lawn, so I think the town chooses who they want to c More...

Sports

Kaul earns spot in Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame

When it comes to versatility, very few can match West Seneca native and current Orchard Park coach Kim Kaul.  More...

West track records fall at state championships

A pair of West Seneca West school records fell at this past weekend’s state track and field championships, held at Cicero-North Syracuse High School.  Ten years to the day that Christopher Moonan set the 800-meter race record, junior Kalen More...

West names May’s top athletes

West Seneca West’s Varsity “W” Club recently named David Del Valle, Niel Faltisco, Matt Peccia, Kaylah Maze, Kathleen Zimmer and Stephanie Szeluga as their respective Athletes of the Month for May.  More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Burchfield center to host ‘Fairy Tale’ movie night   More...

Entertainment

Wallenda Walk Events

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Family Activities

thurs. 14  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...

Special Events

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Breaking News - 6/18/2012 10:18 PM

Boy dies following creek incident

Funeral services announced

West Seneca officials said the 15-year-old boy who was rescued from the Buffalo Creek last week, died early Sunday morning. The teen has been identified as Mitchell Pearce, a student at West Middle School. More...

Senior Center to benefit from money turnover

Town Supervisor Sheila M. Meegan reported at Monday night’s Town Board meeting that the West Seneca Senior Center will soon benefit from a large sum of money that was turned over to the town from the West Seneca Development Corporation.  More...

Student hospitalized after creek incident

West Seneca police said a 15-year-old boy was rescued after being dragged more than a half-mile in the Buffalo Creek.  The teen, a West Middle School student who remains unidentified at this time, was reportedly playing in the water with a group More...

Local News

FORWARD, MARCH

Daniela Falcone, left, carries a banner on behalf of East Middle School's War of 1812 Club with fellow students Matthew Kielma and Leah Barney. More...

Resident, master’s student conducts pioneer research

‘I never thought I’d go back to school’

Once Erin Carmina earned her bachelor’s degree from Potsdam State College, she figured she was done with school. More...

IN MEMORY

— The family of Luke Gould, a 10-year-old West Seneca boy who died suddenly in November because of a heart condition, accepts a plaque in his memory on Saturday from Angie Aures, right, at the More...

Letters to the Editor

Support Relay teams this Saturday

This is an open letter to everyone in West Seneca whose life has been touched by cancer. If you have never attended a Relay For Life, this Saturday, June 16, is your chance.  More...

Urban deserves Naval Park tribute

I would like to thank David Sherman for his column about hydrofracking. More...

Hydrofracking facts not public enough

I found the column by David Sherman last week about hydrofracking very informative. I always wondered about the chemical makeup of fracking fluid. These chemicals and their harmful effects should be more widely publicized.  More...

Education

Two schools reap awards for newspapers, yearbook

Two West Seneca schools recently received accolades for their student newspapers at the Western New York Student Press Association Media Day at Fredonia State College this spring.  More...

BALD FOR BUCKS

— West Seneca West Senior student Dylan Velasquez has his head shaved by SuperCuts stylist Marrissa Diaz during the school’s inaugural “Bald for Bucks” event on Friday. More...

School news

Ariel Heininger of West Seneca was recently awarded an $800 scholarship through the Diocese of Buffalo Ladies of Charity, which is a renewal from the current year. Heininger is a junior at Immaculata Academy.  More...

Lifestyles

Lessons on the lake

Local youths can set sail this summer

A dventures on the high seas are only a few lessons away this summer for young people in Western New York.  The Buffalo Yacht Club is offering sailing lessons to children of all ages and ability levels.  More...

Cheers to the good times for the Buffalo Jills

Donna Dimitroff smiled as she described the feeling that came over her each and every time she charged out onto the football field.  “When you are running out of that tunnel and you hear the roar of thousands of people around you, it&rsquo More...

Library to host summer events

The West Seneca Library will host a series of events aimed at promoting summer reading for youth ages 12 and younger beginning in July. More...

Business

French teacher to open store next weekend

One of East Aurora’s best-known attractions is also what drew Amy Gates’ attention early in life.  “I always visited Vidler’s as a child,” she said. More...

McGuire Group volunteer turns 100

The McGuire Group’s Seneca Health Care Center recently celebrated two milestones with one of its longtime volunteers.  Beatrice “Bea” Doig Pacanowski of West Seneca celebrated her 100th birthday last week, in addition to her 10 More...

In brief

Wegmans Food Markets Inc. is awarding college tuition scholarships to several employees of its West Seneca store, located on Orchard Park Road.  More...