Weekly Feature

August 4, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Kids unharmed after carjacking

An Elma man will be back in court Friday to answer charges that he carjacked a vehicle with two young children in the back seat.  Kenneth J. Kamholz, 19, allegedly stole a car from Ransom Road about 6 p.m. More...

Editorials

Bee Editorial

Boys & Girls Clubs can play valuable role

When people first hear of a Boys & Girls Club, they may think of after-school activities for children of working parents. However, the Boys & Girls Clubs of America can serve multiple purposes.  More...

Spindle items

 LIBRARY FUNDS — Erie County Legislator John Mills, R-District 13, presented Collins Library Director Karen Mc- Clure with a check for $1,010 last week.  More...

Out of the Past

Horses

(Do you have a memory of the East Aurora area you would like to share with Bee readers?  Send it to “Out of the Past,” East Aurora Bee, 5564 Main St., Buffalo, NY 14221-5410.)   More...

Police Blotter

Youths found on school roof

East Aurora   Thursday, July 21   An Elma man had his car “keyed” and sprayed with string while it was parked on Buffalo Road.  Saturday, July 23  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Arecent column written by Dave Sherman referred to the president as Barack ObamaorsimplyObama.EvenifyouareanobviousRepublican,havesomerespect for your craft and address the president of the United States by his title when you write. More...

Sports

Stan Wier to play in ESG hoops substitute

The cancellation of the Empire State Games has left a hole for high school athletes to compete at an elite level. However, basketball has been the only sport to create its own state-wide tournament to fill the gap.  More...

Knights end Surfin’ Birds’ win streak

Glory Days softball

The Bishop Burke Knights knocked the Lehner Masonry Surfin’ Birds from the top rung in the Glory Days 50+ Wood Bat Softball League standings, and also ended their nine-game winning streak with their recent 13-7 victory. More...

Town Wreckers swimmers qualify for NE Zones meet

The Niagara District Long Course Championship Swim Meet was held July 29 – 31 at the State University of New York at Brockport swimming facility. More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

Elma Meadows senior golf club seeks members   More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 4 . Wellness Walk — Healthy outdoor walk with a botanical emphasis and wildlife too! Drop in program, 10 a.m.-12 noon Thursday, Aug. More...

Special Events

sat. 6 . Cycle for Sight Bicycle Ride to Benefit Ross Eye Institute — The ride starts at the corner of Aurora & West Pleasant Ave, Lancaster. There is a $20 registration fee required.  More...

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Boys and Girls Club uses prevention to combat underage drinking

According to the results of a poll taken of 50,000 sixth- through 12th-graders, primarily from small towns such as Aurora and Elma, 83 percent of high school seniors used alcohol in the past year.  More...

East Aurora teacher remembered fondly

An Orchard Park man who committed suicide during an eight-hour standoff with police was a popular East Aurora teacher who is being mourned by students and colleagues.  Albert J. Raab, 32, was found dead in his Larned Lane home about 6 a.m. More...

A DAY AT THE RACES

Anne Jewett of East Aurora puts her horse, Jack, through his paces during the obstacle course at the 36th annual East Aurora Carriage Drive and Competition on Saturday at Knox Farm State Park. More...

Local News

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Holland resident excited to work in Depew

On May 3, the Depew Board of Education appointed Jessica Neischel as district clerk and secretary to the superintendent. More...

COOL DOWN

Sean Schifferle jumps to stay cool in the mist produced by the inventions of Rich Campbell, otherwise known as “Mr. Fog,” on Saturday during the East Aurora Sidewalk Sale. More...

Summer library programs target teens

The words “libraries” and “teenagers” don’t always go together, but local libraries are trying to change that.  The Orchard Park, Aurora and Lancaster branches have started two programs to pique teens’ interes More...

Letters to the Editor

Column resembled Fox News show

David Sherman’s July 27 column is so flawed it sounds like a written critique of the president from Roger Ailes of Fox News. All that was missing was the claim that the president wasn’t born in the United States.  More...

Rich must contribute to reduction of debt

I am writing to respond to last week’s column by David Sherman. I fully agree that it is essential to reduce the debt of the nation.   More...

Collins’ rat stance not common sense

This is the last straw for me and Chris Collins. I am appalled by the fact that our county executive refuses to spend the $70,000 allocated by the Legislature for rat control. More...

Education

On Campus

Jaycen Watts of East Aurora received the Alumni Association Admissions Grant Scholarship for the 2011-2012 school year at Edinboro University.  More...

Lifestyles

Young and skeptical

Camp encourages open minds, critical thinking

Why are we here and what’s the meaning of life? More...

Bee Senior News

All events (except where indicated) are held at the Town of Aurora Senior Center, 101 King St., Suite A. For information on any programs, call 652-7934.  Every Week   MONDAY-FRIDAY: EXERCISE/WORKOUT ROOM  More...

East Aurora / Elma / Marilla Library News

Aurora Public Library  550 Main St.  652-4440  2011 HOURS: 1 to 8 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays; and closed Saturdays and Sundays..  More...

Business

Capote seeks to offer personalized medical care

Dr. Eddy Capote moved into his new office at 37 Hamburg St. in East Aurora on May 11.  A general practitioner of internal medicine for people ages 18 and older, he began practicing medicine in 2005. More...

First Niagara acquires HSBC branches

First Niagara Bank signed a definitive agreement on Saturday to acquire 195 Upstate New York and Connecticut branches and $15 billion of deposits from HSBC Bank.  The deposit premium to be paid by First Niagara of 6.67 percent of the acquired de More...

PATRIOTIC WARES

Ben Pylkas, 11, had a booth at the Sidewalk Sale for the first time this year and does his part to help the troops by selling U.S.A.-themed items. More...