March 1, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Local News

Schumer urges EPA to simplify hazardous materials reporting

The Environmental Protection Agency needs to take charge in ensuring that first responders have up-to-date information on hazardous chemicals in fighting industrial fires, according to Sen. Charles Schumer. More...

Book captures life with disease, love for art

Steven Desmond cradles his first child, a boy, and as he looks into his son’s eyes, thinks about how tiny and perfect he is. Later that evening, he writes in his journal, “Francis Douglas Desmond. Born at 8:20 p.m. More...

FISH gets fresh paint thanks to Boy Scout

Cody Link, a member of Boy Scout Troop 599, recently painted four rooms at FISH of East Aurora as his project needed to attain the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest honor in the Boy Scouts. More...

Education

On the Campus

Samuel Arnold, Jordan James, Dawn Kruger, Matthew Marek, Ann Milks, and Nelson Misso III, all of East Aurora, along with Rebecca Reile of South Wales, were named to the dean’s list for the fall 2011 semester at Medaille College. More...

In Brief

The Iroquois Central School District will host an informational meeting for anyone interested in running for the Board of Education at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 21 in the district conference room located in the intermediate building. More...

Lifestyles

Hawk Creek to present golf tournament

HawkCreek Wildlife Center will present its second annual “Eagles & Birdies” golf tournament from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday, March 3, at Cyber Creek Entertainment Center, 6831 Seneca St., Elma. More...

HOCKEY that HELPS

East Aurora School District hosts third charitable tourney

he East Aurora School District will hold its third annual Faculty, Staff and Alumni Floor Hockey Tournament this week, with the profits going to one of their own. All proceeds from the event, set for 7 p.m. 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 More...

Entertainment

Special Events

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Family Activities

thurs. 1 After-School Escape — Children, grades K-5, are invited to enjoy a one-hour program for kids featuring a different, fun, outdoor activity each week, 4:30 p.m. More...

Literature

thurs. 1 Northside Writers Group — Join the group in discussion and informal readings, 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16 at Crossroads Lutheran Church, 4640 Main St., Amherst; Free. More...

Aurora Waldorf ‘suspending’ high school next year

The Aurora Waldorf School has decided to “suspend” its high school beginning with the next academic year. More...

Old hat

Iroquois/Alden captain Matt Fischer, third from left, and assistant captains Ryan Kaufmann and Joe Hoppy show off the hardware the team earned for winning its fifth consecutive Super Sunday Club Hock More...

Editorials

Mandate relief a must for state’s municipalities

A t its Feb. 21 meeting, the East Aurora Village Board approved a local law authorizing a property tax levy in excess of the limit established last year in New York State’s Property Tax Cap Law. More...

Spindle items

THE IMPORTANCE OF SCOUTING AND COMMUNITY — While hearing Cody Link discuss his Eagle Scout project at FISH of East Aurora last week, I couldn’t help but think back to my Eagle Scout project, some 20 years ago. More...

If you want to escape reality, the Academy Awards are for you

Watching the Academy Awards Sunday night was a respite from the contentious political debate flooding mainstream television networks thus far this year and revealed how deep Hollywood has slid into a fantasy land. More...

Letters to the Editor

Hundreds take part in ‘Around Town’

What a fantastic school break week we had “Around Town” at Explore & More Children’s Museum. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Here is why the Keystone Pipeline is needed. Per EPA, the $1,000 Chevy Volt can move 35 miles on a single electric volt charge. This charge comes from electrical energy generated from coal, oil, natural gas, nuclear, hydro, wind and solar sources. More...

Sports

Iroquois/Alden wins fifth straight club hockey title

A revamped regular season schedule that pitted the best of the three former leagues against one another helped prepare the Iroquois/Alden club hockey team for its charge to a fifth consecutive Super Sunday title. More...

Loss of starters gives other Lady Chief cagers chance to shine in playoff-opening victory

Despite a starting lineup missing three regulars, Iroquois’ girls basketball team was able to secure a trip to the Section VI semifinals for the first time in 11 years with its 55-39 Class A-1 quarterfinal round win over Williamsville South on More...

Kloc wins second straight state wrestling title

Last winter, Jim Kloc became just the second wrestler in the history of Iroquois’ program to win a state championship. Last weekend, he became the first to win multiple titles. More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

Baker Memorial UMC to hold Lenten services Baker Memorial United Methodist Church, 345 Main St., will host Lenten services and luncheons on Wednesdays during Lent. The services will start at noon followed by light luncheons at about 12:30 p.m. More...

Business

Agencies team for mobile giving

Mobile giving is quickly becoming a critical tool for charities to raise much-needed funds, especially when disaster strikes. More...

Events

BNSME to hold Marketing Awards Gala More...

Locally-owned firm contracts with Jack Hunt

Jack Hunt Gold & Silver has contracted The Magellan Group, a consulting firm providing marketing, event management and communications services, to develop and manage its rebranding needs, according to a release from Marta Hiczewski, Magellan&rsqu More...