December 30, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Local News

Student designs website for Historical Society

It’s been a long-anticipated union of the past and present, but the West Seneca Historical Society is officially online and ready to inform current and future generations of the town’s history via today’s technology. More...

Generosity heats up at West Seneca Food Pantry

Imagine the irony when the place people in need go to for food to cook a hot meal is just as frigid as the temperatures outside, and in turn is seeking help from others. More...

Legislature OKs $3M for libraries

The battle over county funding for the Erie County Library System is over, for now. More...

Police Blotter

Best of the Blotter

Be lotter Excerpts from police calls are a regular feature in all nine Bee Group newspapers. Some of the more unusual reports from 2010 are reprinted here. Each is an actual listing from a local town or village police blotter. More...

Thief gets early Christmas presents from unlocked vehicle

Saturday, Dec. 18 • A man reported that the rear window of his vehicle had been smashed while parked on Orchard Park Road. • Patrol stopped a driver on Center Road for operating with no side-view mirror and a loud exhaust. More...

Sports

East names December’s Athletes of the Month

West Seneca East’s Varsity “E” Club and Girls Athletic Association recently announced their respective Athletes of the Month for December: Dale Wasilewski, Amanda Ruszczyk, Bobby Yates, Austin Casselberry, Julianna Brink, Tom Morro More...

Travel baseball registration slated

The West Seneca Youth Baseball program is holding registration for for all divisions of its travel programs at the Kiwanis Youth Center in Centennial Park, 50 Legion Parkway in West Seneca, on the following dates: Saturday, Jan. More...

West boys basketball defeats South Park for year’s first win

West Seneca West’s boys basketball team used a team used a 20-11 second-quarter scoring advantage to break open what had been a close one-point game and eventually earn its first win of the season, a 62-52 victory at the expense of South Park D More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Epiphany lessons and carols will be presented at 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 2, at Fourteen Holy Helpers Church, 1345 Indian Church Road, at the corner of Union Road. More...

Entertainment

Live Local in WNY

thurs. 30  Christmas Spook Showy — 8 p.m., Club Diablo, 517 Washington St., Buffalo; $. 842-0666, www.clubdiablo.com  Scottillicious — 8 p.m., Mohawk Place, 47 E. Mohawk St., Buffalo; $. More...

Concerts

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Art

sun. 2 & mon. 3  Lord Stanley’s Cup — The National Hockey League’s treasured trophy will be on view in conjunction with the Forty: The Sabres in the NHL exhibition, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 2 and 10 a.m.-10 p.m. More...

Downsizing, retirements among top news in 2010

As the Town of West Seneca prepares to ring in the New Year, here is a look back on some of the major occurrences and top news of 2010: More...

Online fun

Online fun Mary Biddlecom, of West Seneca, watches her son Benjamin, 6, play the online game “Go, Diego, Go!” while using a computer at the West Seneca Public Library on Monday. More...

Editorial

New Year’s resolutions the town should consider

Resolutions tend to be superficially made each New Year and most often are unfeasible goals with unrealistic expectations. More...

Congressman reflects on strides made during 2010

While Western New York has its share of challenges, if you look closely, you will see incredible progress happening every day to build on a community we live in and love. More...

Out of the Past

Bergtold's Tavern More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

I think for West Seneca residents the snow removal problem begins with the highway superintendent. We need to look into him a little bit and find out why he’s not taking care of people. More...

Education

East Middle to host Mason Winfield

West Seneca East Middle School’s War of 1812 Club invites the community to attend an upcoming program that features Mason Winfield, author of “Ghosts of 1812” and several books on supernatural folklore in Western New York. More...

‘Blizzard of caring’ at West Middle

Students at West Middle School are continuing their year of service learning with several projects aimed at helping families throughout West Seneca to have a happy holiday season. More...

Spirit of giving alive and well at West Senior

Many local families and organizations in need will get a boost during the holidays, thanks to the generosity displayed at West Seneca West Senior. More...

Lifestyles

Bowling for a cause: Third annual Strike Against Huntington’s Disease planned

Strikers Bowling Center will partner with the Larry Myers Foundation to host its third annual Strike Against Huntington’s Disease fundraiser for the fight against the disease. This year’s event will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. More...

East graduate debuts documentary on Jan. 7

James Dirschberger, a 2002 graduate of West Seneca East Senior High School, will feature his documentary “Honest Man: The Life of R. Budd Dwyer” at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 7, at Dipson theaters, 639 Main St., Buffalo. More...

Smokers offered assistance in quitting

The American Lung Association in New York is reminding New Yorkers who want to quit smoking that help is available to ensure their success. More...

Business

Urgent Care open during holidays

Urgent Care by Lifetime Health will open its four locations during New Year’s Eve and Day for same-day care to treat urgent injuries and illnesses. The West Seneca Health Center, 120 Gardenville Parkway West, will be open between 10 a.m. More...

Ford offering vans to nonprofits

The Ford Dealers of Western New York have announced that applications are now available for the annual Ford Friendship Express program. Local nonprofit organizations looking to drive away in a brand new Ford van must apply by March 1. More...

NYSDOT offers safe driving tips

As heavy snowfalls have hit from Buffalo to Long Island, the state Department of Transportation is urging travelers to use caution near snowplows. More...