Weekly Feature



February 22, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Veterans’ bricks on sale until March 1

The West Seneca Joint Veterans Committee is taking orders for its veterans’ engraved bricks program.  There will not be another brick offering for at least the next two years, so the committee is urging people to honor the service of a vet More...

Editorial

Community Center Library project will go on

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On Friday, a petition with 1,299 signatures was delivered to the West Seneca Town Clerk’s Office calling for a referendum on an additional $5.1 million in bonds for the West Seneca Community Center Library project, which is scheduled for comple More...

Spindle items

• BOARD SEAT — Next month, the Erie County Association of School Boards will host a free workshop for prospective school board members.  More...

Out of the Past

25 Years Ago Feb. 25, 1993

• The list of possible Democratic candidates for town council in West Seneca is not yet complete, but Daniel Krawczyk is definitely among the challengers. Krawczyk said last week that he declared his intentions for the seat Jan. More...

Sports

Walters qualifies for boys swimming states

For the first time since East and West merged programs, West Seneca’s combined district boys swimming team will be represented at the state championships, following Zach Walters’ performance in the 100 butterfly in Friday’s finals o More...

West’s Hill qualifies for states as boys bowling all-star member

West Seneca West’s Bryan Hill will be making a second consecutive trip to the state bowling championships this winter – albeit without his Indian teammates – after he performed well enough at sectionals on Valentine’s Day to s More...

East hockey team takes first step to defend Fed Small Schools title

West Seneca East’s top-seeded hockey team showed no signs of rust in its Federation Small Schools quarterfinal with Lew-Port Sunday at the Northtown Center, scoring just 2:27 into the contest en route to posting a 6-2 victory over the 10th-seed More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 22   Family Snowshoe Walk — Join Reinstein Woods for a morning snowshoe walk along the trails as you look for evidence of wildlife, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. More...

Special Events

thurs. 22   Happy Hour at Lumagination — One of the spaces in the Administration Building of the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens will be transformed into a bar, 4:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. More...

Art

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Detective Bebak retires after 30 years in Police Department

Robert Bebak joined the West Seneca Police Department on July 27, 1987. During the course of the last 30-plus years, Bebak has made his presence felt in the West Seneca community. More...

Monument to address overdue honors for Korean War vets

The Korean conflict is often referred to as the “forgotten war.”  “Overshadowed both by the World War II veterans that came before them and the Vietnam veterans who followed, Korean War veterans never received the attention and More...

Local News

Eagle Scout earns rank by accessibility project

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West Seneca East Senior High School student Andrew Beehler has earned the rank of Eagle Scout through completion of a project awarding more independence to disabled skiers.  More...

Petition seeks referendum on added bonding for Community Center

The West Seneca Town Clerk’s office is awaiting receipt of a petition with nearly 1,300 signatures calling for a referendum on $5.1 million of additional bonding for the West Seneca Community Center and Library project.  (See editorial on More...

Lorigo donates money to P.U.N.T. Foundation for #AGoodGame campaign

Erie County Legislator Joseph Lorigo recently followed through on his #AGoodGame campaign pledge and donated $370 to Brian Moorman’s P.U.N.T. Foundation after committing $5 for every point scored in this year’s Super Bowl.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.I was in the office when the code enforcement people had the great idea to start looking for code violations and charging residents to recode. Now they want to charge a fine to come into your home to check plumbing and sewage. More...

Education

Students make honors at Canisius

The following West Seneca students from Canisius High School achieved the honor roll for the second quarter of the 2017-18 academic year.  Grade 12  John Coyne, Michael Marchese, Brady Nicosia and Andrew Nigrelli. More...

St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute names honor students

St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute has named the following West Seneca residents to the honor roll at St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute for the second quarter of the 2017-18 school year. More...

Lifestyles

A history of women in leadership: Sisters of Mercy celebrate 160 years

If you grew up in South Buffalo, it’s hard to imagine the area without its heavy Catholic influence. More...

Wool birdhouse subject of art class

Workshop participants will make a wet felted wool birdhouse pod with Suzanne O’Brien from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24 at Enjoy The Journey Art Gallery, 1168 Orchard Park Road. For more information call 675-0204 or visit etjgallery.com. More...

Couple to mark 55th anniversary

Sally and John Miskovski of West Seneca will celebrate their 55th wedding anniversary with a family dinner.  John Miskovski married the former Sally Yaskavich on Feb. 23, 1963, at St. More...

Business

Cuomo, Hochul detail state’s new streetlight initiative

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Monday said a new statewide program, Smart Street Lighting NY, calls for at least 500,000 streetlights throughout the state to be replaced with energy saving LED technology by 2025.  More...

Visit Buffalo Niagara creates ‘Lift Every Voice’ video

Visit Buffalo Niagara, the official tourism promotion agency for Erie County, has premiered a new promotional video about Buffalo’s African-American heritage.  The video, “Lift Every Voice,” is intended to inspire potential vis More...

Erie County Legislature hires communications leader

The Minority Caucus of the Erie County Legislature has hired Katarina Schmieder, formerly of WIVB-TV, to lead its communications operation, according to Legislator Joseph Lorigo.  More...