November 27, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Local News

Residents return to Garden Gate after evacuation

More than 170 residents who were evacuated from the McGuire Group’s Garden Gate Health Care Facility on Nov. 20 returned to the facility Saturday afternoon. More...

Elma tree lighting, Festival of Trees slated for Dec. 6

The annual tree lighting and Festival of Trees will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, at the Elma Town Museum, 3011 Bowen Road, Elma. More...

American Red Cross provides relief to storm victims

The American Red Cross opened shelters during last week’s lake-effect snowstorm in several locations across Western New York, including Orchard Park, Lancaster, Elma and Cheektowaga. More...

Police Blotter

Rash of vehicle thefts reported

East Aurora Monday, Nov. 17 A victim on Grover Road called police to report that at some point during the night an unknown person or persons entered her vehicle and stole $60 in cash, her passport, an ID badge and a couple of personal papers. More...

Sports

OP’s Ernst repeats as state swim champion

Atendido’s top-10 breaststroke spearheads East Aurora’s efforts

For the second consecutive year, Andrea Ernst is the queen of the 100-yard freestyle. More...

Town of Amherst players dominate First Team

The 2014 All-Bee Football Team’s First Team offensive unit, as selected by coaches within The Bee’s coverage area, has a Town of Amherst flavor. Seven of the eight First Team selections are from schools in the Town of Amherst. More...

Maryvale’s Jeff Buccieri named All-Bee Football Coach of the Year

How many coaches can say they are able to work with their mentor? Maryvale coach Jeff Buccieri can. More...

Entertainment

Holiday Happenings

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Art

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Film/Video

fri. 28 & sat. 29 Hitchcock — (2012), 7 p.m., and “The Lady Vanishes,” 8:45 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 28 and 29, at the Screening Room, 3131 Sheridan Drive, Northtown Business Center, Amherst; $. More...

Elma continues cleanup

After last week’s winter storm ravaged parts of the Southtowns, towns are assessing the damage done by the winter blast. More...

Christ the King Seminary sees resurgence

In having the largest class of seminarians in 20 years, Christ the King Seminary in East Aurora is seeing a much-needed increase. Seven years ago, there were only 15 seminarians, and Christ the King’s new president and rector, the Rev. More...

Editorials

Stores encroach on family time with earlier opening

Stores have announced earlier opening times this year in anticipation of Black Friday, with Target opening its doors to shoppers at 6 p.m. Thanksgiving Day, two hours earlier than a year ago, to kick off the holiday shopping season. More...

Spindle items

SATURDAY FOR SOLDIERS — For the past two years, my aunt and a dear friend have organized an event called “Saturday for Soldiers.” During the two-hour event, community members are welcome to stop by and make or sign Christmas and hol More...

Our kids will never know a snowstorm without social media

Many things are not the same as they were even a few years ago. More...

Obituaries

James M. O’Brien, operated O’Brien Floor Covering

James M. O’Brien, 73, of Holland, died Friday, Nov. 21, 2014. Mr. O’Brien served in the U.S. Navy. Following his service, he became a member of Carpenters’ Union 1701/355 as a floor covering mechanic. More...

Lifestyles

Memories plentiful with Turkey Bowl games

While most think of a dining room filled with food as the quintessential image when it comes to Thanksgiving, Turkey Bowl football games are also becoming ingrained for bringing families and friends together. The games show no boundaries. More...

American Red Cross to hold blood drives

The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 28, at St. Gabriel’s Church, 5271 Clinton St., Elma, and from 1 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 2, at the East Aurora Moose Lodge 370, 905 Main St., East Aurora. More...

News Brief

The Aurora Players will stage the Buffalo based comedy/drama “Miracle on South Division Street” as a fundraiser for the 80th anniversary of the Aurora Players. Tickets are $20 with shows running at 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 11; Friday Dec. More...

Business

Events

NAWBO, AWBA join to host holiday mixer More...

@EA group makes strides for Small Business Saturday

The @EA Small Business Group recently announced its endorsement of and participation in the fourth annual Small Business Saturday, set for Saturday, Nov. 29. More...

HONORED

— Jean Spencer has been honored by the McGuire Group’s Seneca Health Care Center in West Seneca for her 15 years of service with the company. More...