Weekly Feature



August 22, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Town officials to tour Developmental Center to see options

Several West Seneca town officials will tour the Number 9 building at the West Seneca Developmental Center on East & West Road next week, and Town Councilman Eugene P. Hart said the town is currently “looking at options.”  More...

Kane, Stanley Cup to visit Ice Rink Saturday

Two-time Stanley Cup champion and South Buffalo native Patrick Kane will be visiting town this weekend with hockey’s most coveted trophy.  From 1 to 3 p.m. More...

Editorial

Museum’s placement shows importance of history

Bee Editorial

The placement of the West Seneca Historical Museum on the National Register of Historic Places is a good thing for the town.  Many tourist groups, both nationally and internationally, use the Register as a reference for planning trips. More...

Spindle items

• THESPIANS — The West Middle Drama Club is presenting “The Wizard of Oz” this fall.  The performances will be in late November.  More...

Out of the Past

Mathis Grill

(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...

Police Blotter

Vacant building reportedly burglarized

Monday, Aug. 12  • A Cheektowaga man was discovered to be driving with a revoked license and without an Interlock device after patrol pulled his vehicle over on Orchard Park Road for a loud muffler.  Tuesday, Aug. 13  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.The “Welcome to West Seneca” signs are nice, but the amount of weeds and overgrown grass around the signs is embarrassing. More...

Education

Annunciation School accepting pre-K applications

Annunciation School, located at 7580 Clinton St., is accepting applications for prekindergarten three and four, for the 2013-14 school year. More...

Lifestyles

Half-century later, King’s ‘dream’ resonates

The words of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. More...

St. John’s Lutheran sets community dinner

St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, located at 3512 Clinton St., will present its monthly community dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30. BBQ beef brisket will be served. More...

Bee Senior News

These activities are scheduled at the West Seneca Senior Center, 4620 Seneca St. For more information, call the center at 675-9288, or visit the town’s website at www.westseneca.net.  Friday, Aug. 23  10 a.m. More...

Entertainment

Special Events

thurs. 22-sun. 25  Greater Niagara Fish Odyssey — 37th annual fishing derby is open to three counties: Niagara, Erie, and Orleans, Thursday, Aug. 22, through Sunday, Aug. 25. For more information, visit www.fishodyssey.net.  fri. More...

Family Activities

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Festivals

fri. 23 & sat. 24  Lewiston Jazz Festival — A smooth combo of jazz, food, wine tastings and a classic car show, from 5-10:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23, and from noon-10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, along Center Street, Lewiston. More...

Breaking News - 8/22/2013 11:57 AM

Presidential coverage

Upon his arrival this morning, President Barack Obama was greeted by U.S. Rep. Brian Higgins, left, D-Amherst, Cheektowaga, Tonawanda, and City of Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown, center. More...

Historical Society to hold ceremony after placement on National Register

The West Seneca Historical Museum, located at 919 Mill Road, will hold a public ceremony Sunday, Sept. 8, to officially unveil its placement on the National Register of Historic Places.  (See editorial on page four)  More...

Local News

Oldenburg brings enthusiasm, energy to post

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Kelly Oldenburg believes her sales and marketing background as well as her previous experience in the Ken-Ton Chamber of Commerce will serve her well in her new role as the executive director of the West Seneca Chamber of Commerce.  More...

Fourteen Holy Helpers presents annual Summerfest

Fourteen Holy Helpers Parish, located at 1345 Indian Church Road, will hold its annual Summerfest Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, Aug. 23-25.  The church is in need of assistance with grocery baskets and theme trays.  More...

In the Military

Preston Weatherspoon of West Seneca, and serving with the 105th Military Police Company in the New York Army National Guard, was promoted to the rank of Private First Class.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Thank you for the East Middle sign

How nice it was to read about the new sign for East Middle School. It reminded me of how happy the Parent Teacher Organization of East Elementary was to purchase the original one. More...

Rusinski no friend to organized labor

In early June, I read that the West Seneca Democratic Party decided to endorse a new candidate for town councilman instead of the incumbent, John Rusinski. As a union laborer, I was thrilled with its decision.  More...

Letter reflects political games

I find the timing of a letter to the editor questioning the hire of a Winchester firefighter to the position of a public safety dispatcher simply astounding.  This hiring occurred six months ago, and why now, a few weeks before the primary elect More...

Obituaries

Death Notice

HARRIS, Margaret M. (nee Knapp), of West Seneca, died Monday, Aug. 12, 2013. Mrs. Harris is survived by one daughter, Norma Hartzell; one son, Jack; 11 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Maureen J. Harris. More...

Sports

Alumni Football USA looking for players

Everybody knows that guy that still talks endlessly about all of his accomplishments on the high school football field even if he graduated years ago.  Alumni Football USA gives the former player a chance to suit up once again and try to relive More...

East football to start season at Dome

The West Seneca East varsity football team will begin its season at 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, when it faces Syracuse’s Central Square at the Kick-Off Classic at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse. More...

GETTING READY

More than 60 members of the West Seneca West football program recently received this season’s Skip Vonsik Memorial training shirt. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Blessed Mother Teresa Parish calling for crafters   Blessed Mother Teresa Parish on Terrace Boulevard in Depew will hold a craft show on Saturday, Oct. 12, and is looking for crafters. For an application or more information, call 683-2746, ext. More...

Business

Business Brief

Orazio’s Italian Crepes has opened in the food court at the Walden Galleria. The new restaurant is a smaller version of Orazio’s Restaurant in Clarence and focuses primarily on making a variety of crepes. More...

Chamber golf outing returns to familiar turf

After a two-year stint at The Links at Ivy Ridge, the West Seneca Chamber of Commerce’s 23rd annual golf outing will return to Harvest Hill Golf Course in Orchard Park.  More...

Business Council’s annual meeting to focus on economy, education

Revitalizing upstate New York’s economy will be the focus of The Business Council of New York State's 2013 Annual Meeting being held Sept. 25-27 at The Sagamore Resort on Lake George, 110 Sagamore Road, Bolton Landing, NY.  More...