2021-06-10 E-Edition


East Aurora’s Abbey Hall beats the force-out attempt at home as Tonawanda catcher Lauren Kisloski is just a tad late with her tag attempt during the Lady Blue Devils’ 13-2 win on June 2.

Republican, Democratic nominees for sheriff to be determined in primary election

Voters in Erie County can begin heading to the polls Saturday to decide who will be the Republican and Democratic nominees for Erie County Sheriff when early voting for the June 22 primary election begins. Three individuals are running for the Democratic nomination: Brian Gould, Myles Carter and Kimberly Beaty, while two are running for the Republican nomination: John Garcia […]

Village Board hears plan for East Fillmore townhouse

Developers came before the East Aurora Village Board Monday night to amend plans for an East Fillmore Avenue property that had previously been OK’d as a mixed-used location and instead seek to turn the lot into a four-unit, two-story residential townhouse. Lisa DeCarlo, of Urban Falls LLC, who owns the property at 636 East Fillmore Ave., and Peter Sorgi, the […]

Town, Village set for municipal center grand opening

It’s been a long time coming. The Town of Aurora and Village of East Aurora are putting the feather in the cap of years of negotiations, planning and construction this weekend, as the two governmental bodies will hold a flag-raising and ribbon cutting ceremony at the Aurora Municipal Center, 575 and 585 Oakwood Ave. The ceremony is set for 10 […]

Village pizzeria to host fundraiser for Ten Lives Club

Pizza Del Aureo’s, located at 615 Oakwood Ave., East Aurora, will be donating 10% of all sales on Monday, June 14, to Ten Lives Club Cat Adoption Group. Pizza Del Aureo’s is a family-owned restaurant whose owners, Bob and Kathy Aures, adopted a cat from Ten Lives Club’s East Aurora PetSmart location. Pizza Del Aureo’s is open 10 a.m. to […]

Bishop places three priests on administrative leave

Bishop Michael W. Fisher has placed three priests on administrative leave, according to the Diocese of Buffalo. The Diocese recently became aware of an action brought pursuant to the Child Victims Act by an individual who alleges that he was abused as a child in the 1990s by three priests of the Diocese, the Rev. Adolph Kowalczyk, pastor of Our […]


SLOW ROLL – Iroquois seniors celebrate the unveiling of the It Takes A Community-sponsored billboard honoring the Class of 2021 with a slow roll last week. The billboard is located on Transit Road, near Delacy Ford.

Summit Gymnastics Center prepares for 40th anniversary

Family focus key to longevity, owner says

For nearly 40 years, aspiring gymnasts have found a home at Summit Gymnastics Center at 941 Maple St., Elma, and with the four-decade mark approaching, owner Angela Drozda is reflecting on what’s made the gym a mainstay. Drozda and her husband, John, who passed away from cancer in 2019, ran the business as a family, and the gym is now […]

Hybrid meetings should continue post-pandemic

Bee Editorial

The pandemic has influenced almost every aspect of today’s society. As Erie County begins to return to what is the “new normal,” some adjustments, including holding meetings virtually, should continue and become a permanent part of the new normal. This is not to say that they should not also allow in-person attendance. Local leaders have heard impassioned opinions by their […]