Weekly Feature



July 12, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Town moves forward with update proposal

Senior Center

On Monday, the West Seneca Town Board authorized the supervisor to enter into an agreement with Erie County to obtain funds for updating the West Seneca Senior Center.  More than $400,000 was recently made available to the town through an Erie C More...

Editorial

Out of the Past

Joseph Prestele home

(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...

Spindle items

TO CLARIFY — Mixed into this week’s Bee Heard is an item that relates to the Town Board’s decision to apply a Community Development Block Grant toward updating the West Seneca Senior Center (See page one for the story).  More...

Watering your lawn is similar to running a political campaign

Thanks to a hot, dry summer here in Western New York, I have had a great deal of time to contemplate the best way to water my lawn in order to keep it healthy and green.  More...

Police Blotter

Bible cash, Rx pills taken from Harlem Road place

Monday, July 2  A woman on Allendale Road reported that copper wire had been cut — but not removed — from her air conditioning unit, causing Freon to leak.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

How many of the senior bashers realize these people are still paying their school taxes? If they complain about the money that is going to be associated with seniors, they should think again. More...

Education

Six graduate with honors

St. John Vianney School in Orchard Park is recognizing the following West Seneca residents as members of the graduating Class of 2012, as well as recipients of various special honors:  Patrick Fisher: Martin J. Gorman Memorial Award.  More...

On the campus

Kaitlin Wolf of West Seneca has been named to the dean’s list for the spring 2012 semester at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College. She is studying plastics engineering technology.  More...

Lifestyles

Thirst for knowledge quenched at Dwyer’s Pub Scotch Club

Local bar hosts group for enthusiasts, welcomes novices

On a sun-soaked Sunday evening in North Tonawanda, Dwyer’s Pub sits fairly empty. A few patrons dot the bar, slowly sipping on pints of beer. More...

VIEW FROM TOP

— Sean Sugg, left, Julia Nunn and Kelly Sugg eye the people below as their ride climbs upward at the Queen of Heaven Carnival this past weekend. More...

Gallery to host reception for Art Society members

The West Seneca Art Society will host a free opening reception for “Member’s Exhibit” from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, July 13, at Enjoy the Journey Art Gallery, 1168 Orchard Park Road, West Seneca.  More...

Business

Officials push for Bring Jobs Home Act

The United States must stop using tax incentives that encourage American companies to ship jobs overseas, according to Rep. Brian Higgins, D-27th District, and members of the United Steelworkers union. More...

National Fuel offers heating assistance

Grant money remains available through the “Neighbor for Neighbor Heat Fund” by National Fuel Gas Distribution Corporation, which aims to provide assistance for energy-related expenses.  This is a first-come, first-served home-heating More...

Woman honored for PR work

Paula Witherell of West Seneca, director of public relations at Hilbert College, is the recipient of three 2012 Excalibur Awards from the Public Relations Society of America Buffalo Niagara Chapter.  More...

Breaking News - 7/13/2012 12:52 PM

Patrol horse dies in Rt. 219 accident

A horse was killed late Thursday night as the result of an accident on southbound Route 219 in West Seneca. More...

Ball for bait

Mackenzie Megger, far left, stands in line with Madison and Carson Wasik and Edie Stebbins as they aim to sink a ping-pong ball in exchange for a fish during the Queen of Heaven Carnival this past we More...

Cyberbullying bill is signed into law

School districts looking to crackdown on cyberbullying will have aid from the state, now that a new law has been signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo.  (See editorial on page four)  More...

Local News

Search and Rescue team celebrates anniversary, seeks members

When law enforcement agencies and forest rangers need help finding missing, lost or injured persons in Western New York — and beyond — they know they can count on the trained personnel from the Niagara Frontier Search and Rescue Team.&nbs More...

Teenage guitarist learns from blues music legend

Hayden Fogle, at 12, was recently able to do what most adults have not: play guitar on stage in front of more than 1,700 people alongside a blues legend.  The Orchard Park resident was not only able to meet Buddy Guy, but he also had the opport More...

Vigilant Fire Company awards scholarship funds to four residents

Vigilant Fire Company recently awarded four $500 scholarships to students who have demonstrated outstanding qualities of high moral values, strong work ethic, unwavering integrity and desire to give back to their community.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Seniors exemplify progressive action

I have read with much interest the attacks on the Senior Citizen Center receiving funds for its continuing improvement. These kind of attacks are exactly why West Seneca has fallen so far behind other communities.  More...

Court has ruled; now move on

In response to David Sherman’s column published July 4 and 5, it is tiresome to see the same old arguments trotted out once again. The Supreme Court ruled on the Affordable Care Act and it is constitutional. Full Stop. Now move on.  More...

Obituaries

Death notices

GOMINIAK, Leo, of West Seneca, died Sunday, July 1, 2012. He was a retired Buffalo police officer and a World War II veteran. Mr. More...

Sports

All-Americans among inaugural First Team picks

2012 All-Bee Boys Lacrosse

Two All-Americans and an Academic All-American are among the First Team All-stars on the inaugural All-Bee Boys Lacrosse Team.  In addition, four of the seven First Team All-stars are from the Town of Amherst, a pair of All-stars are from West S More...

Lancaster, Will North players dominate First Team

2012 All-Bee Girls Lacrosse

Lancaster and Williamsville North were two of the top girls lacrosse teams in Western New York in the spring, so it’s no surprise that players from both squads compose most of the inaugural All-Bee Girls Lacrosse Team.  Lancaster, the Sect More...

Wendy’s downs Sgroi Financial in WSGSA Intermediate clash

Intermediate Division  Wendy’s 9  Sgroi Financial 8  Wendy’s came up with a 9-8 win over Sgroi Financial in what was a close West Seneca Girls Softball Association battle.  More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

St. David’s announces summer concert lineup   More...

Entertainment

Walking Tours

thurs. 12  Explore Buffalo — This one-hour 1- to 2-mile walk is presented by the Foothills Trail Club. Walk around Hertel Avenue and the surrounding area before the start of the Italian Festival, 10 a.m. Thursday, July 12; Free. More...

Family Activities

thurs. 12  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...

Theater

sat. 14   More...