Weekly Feature



April 1, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Bee Newspapers honored for Flight 3407 coverage

Bee Group Newspapers Managing Editor David Sherman has won first place in the Best Spot News Photos category for photos taken at the site of the crash of Flight 3407 in February 2009. More...

County legislature allows Fiscal Stability Authority to borrow money

In a move that is expected to save taxpayers millions of dollars in interest fees, the Erie County Legislature voted in its March 25 session to allow the Fiscal Stability Authority to borrow money on behalf of the county for its capital projects. More...

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HEAD START — Chris Martucci of Oakwood Avenue, East Aurora, takes advantage of the nice weather on Tuesday to get started on his yardwork. Photo by Jim Smerecak More...

SPCA directs group to provide care for rescued animals

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, under the authority and request of the SPCA Serving Erie County, has dispatched its Field Investigations and Response Team to assist in the sheltering management and care of more than 70 More...

Editorials

Faculty, staff concessions save jobs, money, grief

Bee Editorial

As spring rears its head in Western New York and baseball season gets under way, it’s also the time school board members struggle to finalize a budget upon which each segment of the community can agree. More...

Spindle items

• WRITING ON THE FARM — The New York Farm Bureau Foundation for Agricultural Education is now collecting short personal stories to assemble in a collection called, “A Day in the Life of a Farmer.”   More...

Health insurance reform not perfect, but not unconstitutional

It is not totalitarianism. It is not socialized medicine. It is not a complete and total government takeover of the entire health care industry. And it is not unconstitutional. More...

Sports

Justinettes, Lions prevail at Lions Classic

A re a ’s best senior girls showcase talent in all-star hoops battles

There were ankle-breaking open court one-on-one moves, shooting clinics and defensive efforts all on display at Cheektowaga Central High School Saturday as over 40 of the area’s top senior girls basketball players made the most of one final op More...

ECIC dominates 13th annual Silver Hoops Classics

EA’s Ryan Sweet, Iroquois’ Calvin Sluberski win sportsmanship awards

The Erie County Interscholastic Conference put on a show at the Paul R. Missana Memorial 13th annual Silver Hoops Classics.   More...

Spring sports previews begin next week

The Bee will begin its annual previews of the varsity spring sports season in next week’s edition of the paper by previewing the boys and girls lacrosse teams. As always, a complete schedule will be published with each squad’s preview. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

East Aurora Legion Post to host fish fry dinner East Aurora American Legion Post 362 will host its final fish fry of the Lenten season from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, April 2, at the post, 1 Legion Drive, East Aurora. More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

Thurs., April 1 The Spring Flower Show Gardens will be bursting with spring flowers and plants. This years show will include Farmer B row n ’s Petting Zoo and visits from the Easter Bunny, 10 a.m. More...

Art

fri. 2 . “Espaces” by Andre Fradet — Studio Hart is proud to present the first U.S. exhibition of paintings by Canadian painter Andre Fradet, opens 6 p.m. More...

Festivals

sun. 4 . Pre-Dyngus Day Celebration — Featuring polka music by Lenny Gomulka’s Chicago Push and Jerry Darlak’s Buffalo Touch, 6 p.m. Sunday, April 4 at The Leonard Post Jr. VFW #6251, 2450 Walden Ave., Cheektowaga; $. More...

Concessions reached by teachers, others in East Aurora

“Ask and ye shall receive” is the moral for the East Aurora School District this year. More...

Shared police contract terminated, negotiations to begin

The Aurora Town Board has taken the necessary steps to terminate its contract with the East Aurora Village Board of Trustees over shared police services. More...

Bids received for Roycroft Power House project

Bids to restore the Roycroft Power House were opened Thursday, March 25. And the result has lead architect Michael Lennon optimistic.   The bids, Lennon said, came in below the project’s estimation.   More...

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SPRING SWING — Erin Francis of East Aurora pushes her daughter, Catherine, 3, on a swing in Hamlin Park on Tuesday. More...

School Board, Fisher-Price reach agreement on eminent domain case

A three-year problem has finally been solved in the East Aurora School District, after officials reached a settlement agreement with Mattel, the parent company of Fisher-Price, over the acquisition of land through eminent domain in April 2007. More...

Legislature approves county’s agreement with ECMC

The Erie County Legislature voted unanimously in its March 25 session to approve the negotiated settlement agreement between the county and the Erie County Medical Center.   More...

Local News

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FIND THE EGG — Jack McCann leads the charge on Saturday as children hunt for Easter eggs at the Town of Aurora Recreation Department Easter Egg Hunt at Warren Drive Park. More...

Letters to the Editor

Protect investment in higher education

The higher education infrastructure in New York State is among the best in the world, with a mix of 269 independently governed and state-supported colleges and universities.   More...

Police Blotter

Vehicle leaves road, collides with mailbox

(Editors note: The Bee’s police blotter is a sampling of unusual, sometimes humorous calls received by the police department. More...

Education

Campus News

Shannon Alexander of East Aurora was one of five winners of this year's concerto competition conducted by the symphony orchestra at Geneseo State College, where she attends school. More...

EA Middle School Talent Show winners announced

The results are in for the 2010 East Aurora Middle School Talent Show. More...

School News

A showcase of student work at Iroquois Middle School will be held for parents and family members from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 7. The event features work from each of the subjects studied.   More...

Lifestyles

No-stress chess

East Aurora Recreation Department offers classes taught by International Master

W hen Mladen Vucic plays chess, he plays for keeps.   An accomplished International Master who has won hundreds of matches around the world, Vucic is ranked nationally as one of the U.S. Chess Federation's top 20 players for quick chess. More...

East Aurora Rotary Club hosts annual Bunny Hop 5K Race

The sun is shining, the snow is melting and it seems that the area’s entire landscape has been transformed. The beautiful scenery and warm weather all but invite participation in a charity run. More...

Library News

Aurora Public Library 550 Main St. • 652-4440 Library hours Winter hours are as follows: 1 to 8 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays; 1 to 6 p.m. Wednesdays; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays; and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays. More...

Business

Haskell Tree Service to celebrate 40 years

Forty years ago, a 21-year-old Greg Haskell started a business out of his pickup using a $400 bank loan. He pruned and treated trees, educated himself and became a certified arborist in New York State.   Haskell Tree Service was born.   More...

Speed Networking scheduled for April 22

The Greater East Aurora Chamber of Commerce has scheduled another Speed Networking event, the fourth of its kind, to be held at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 22, at Holland Willows, 177 Savage Road, Holland.   More...

New store celebrates American products

For those who wish to purchase a new item manufactured completely in the United States, a new store opening in Elma may be just the right place.   More...