April 15, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Local News

Economy may be culprit for increased domestic disputes

Data in the West Seneca Police Department’s recently released Annual Report for 2009 indicates that domestic disputes are, or at least were, on the rise. More...

Gardenville Campus calls for community participation

Gardenville Campus at Burchfield, the newly formed nonprofit agency now managing the Charles E. Burchfield Nature and Art Center on Union Road, is inviting all West Seneca artists to participate in its first gallery exhibition of 2010. More...

West Seneca Relay For Life slates ‘Family Fun Nights’

The Purple Hearts team for the West Seneca Relay For Life is hosting a series of “Family Fun Nights” at Friendly’s Restaurant, 2760 Union Road, Cheektowaga. Patrons who dine at the restaurant from 5 to 8 p.m. More...

Letters to the Editor

Arrest deserves recognition

I would like to personally commend Officer Dan Volpe of the West Seneca Police Department. Thanks to their diligence, they were able to save a child from what could have been a tragedy. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

(Editor’s note: Call The Bee at 632-0390 and record a one-minute comment on our Bee Heard line. It gives readers an opportunity to comment quickly and candidly on items of local or regional interest. More...

Sports

East softball rallies to beat Lake Shore in opener

West Seneca East’s softball team exploded for four runs in the top of the seventh inning after being held relatively in check beforehand to open its league schedule successfully Monday by defeating Lake Shore, 4-3. More...

West boys lacrosse team’s goalie back from season-ending injury

Senior co-captain Nick Cusella is ready to make the most of his final season of high school lacrosse after his junior campaign was ended far too early by an ACL injury. More...

TREO Sports and Fitness to offer ‘60-Day Fat Loss Challenge’ to WNY

TREO Sports and Fitness owners Jason and Emily Long are on a mission to change the shape of Buffalo. More...

What's Going On

Post 735 accepting scholarship applications

The West Seneca American Legion Post 735 will award three scholarships worth $1,500 each for area students graduating in June. Applications can be obtained from the guidance department offices at either high school. More...

Auxiliary schedules pasta dinner at VFW Post 8113

The Auxiliary of VFW Post 8113, 299 Leydecker Road, is sponsoring an all-you-can-eat pasta dinner from 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday, April 25. Admission is $7.50 for adults and $5 for children. Extra meatballs cost $1 each. More...

Memorial Golf Raffle scheduled for May 1

The Monsignor Nash Council of the Knights of Columbus, 261 South Legion Drive, will host its annual Jim and Joan Brogan Memorial Golf Raffle from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, May 1. More...

Business

MACC to hold free breast cancer screening test

Knowledge is power, and the early detection of breast cancer through regular mammography screenings saves thousands of lives each year. More...

New interactive features on taxpayer Web site

The governor’s Office of Taxpayer Accountability has added several new interactive information technology features to its Web site, which is said to increase communication among New York’s taxpayers. More...

Southgate Medical Group earns national recognition

Southgate Medical Group, 1026 Union Road, is the first affiliation of the Catholic Independent Practice Association to earn Level 3 recognition under the Physician Practice Connections Patient Centered Medical Home program. More...

Time is ticking for development decision

The West Seneca Town Planning Board commenced its April 8 meeting by noting that a decision had not yet been made in determining whether a special use permit should be granted for the development proposal on the Union Road site currently occupied by More...

Town, residents could benefit from Thruway project

The New York State Thruway Authority recently approved the $4.3 million funding for a new noise barrier project along portions of the Thruway in West Seneca, Lackawanna and Buffalo. Sen. William T. More...

Editorial

Union Concrete directly affected by suspension of construction funds

On Friday, Rep. Brian Higgins expressed outrage at New York State’s suspension of construction contracts during a press conference along the Outer Harbor Parkway. More...

Use common sense when dialing 911

One of the most common types of calls made to the West Seneca Police Department each week is a 911 hang-up call. Often children are playing with the phone, or someone accidentally misdials. More...

Spindle items

•CUT THE CHIT CHAT —I felt the adrenaline rushing and my patience wearing thin last Thursday when I strained to hear anything said at the town Planning Board meeting. More...

Police Blotter

Woman receives fraudulent sweepstakes letter

(Editor’s note: The Bee’s police blotter is a sampling of unusual, sometimes humorous calls received by the police department. More...

Obituaries

Rita M. Sullivan, family enjoyed summers at cottage

Rita M. Sullivan (nee Moore), 93, formerly of West Seneca, died Saturday, March 20, 2010, in Wildewood, Fla., after a short illness. Mrs. Sullivan was born Aug. 20, 2010, in Buffalo. More...

Lifestyles

A Family Affair

Siblings receive SABAH’s Unsung Hero Award

B rother and sister Michael and Kristen Melohusky have a real passion for skating. However, an even bigger passion of theirs is helping others, especially through the Skating Athletes Bold At Heart program. More...

Albright-Knox to showcase artwork by local students

It’s not very often that even the most highly acclaimed artists get to display their work in the renowned Albright-Knox Art Gallery, but students from the West Seneca schools are getting the chance to do just that. More...

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 Web site at: www. westseneca. net. Friday, April 16 10 a.m. More...

Entertainment

Workshops/Classes

fri. 16  Harbingers of Spring — Come and discover the real signs of spring and become attuned to the fascinating rhythms of nature through this unique indoor presentation at 7 p.m. More...

Family Activities

thurs. 15  Thursday Family Walk — Get a good cardio workout during this brisk evening hike, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 15 at Chestnut Ridge Park Casino, 6121 Chestnut Ridge Road, Orchard Park; Free. More...

Art

fri. 16  Brought to Light: Rare Prints by Adele Cohen — The show and sale features rarely seen artworks from this important WNY artist at 6 p.m. Friday, April 16 at the WNY Book Arts Center, 468 Washington St., Buffalo; Free. More...