Weekly Feature



May 27, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorials

Why America admires small business

It’s conventional wisdom these days: Many people are frustrated, even angry, with government and other major sectors of society. New information from the Pew Research Center confirms this thinking. More...

Bristol Palin’s speaking tour all about one thing — money

Since we have a good five months to analyze and dissect the likely election of Andrew Cuomo as governor of New York State, I thought I would take a bit of a break from the heavy lifting involved with opining about Albany politics to instead share som More...

BPO will perform at Chestnut Ridge Park

The sweet sounds of symphonic music will soon fill the air at Chestnut Ridge Park.   The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra will perform at the county run park at 7 p.m. Friday, July 9, according to Erie County Legislator John J. More...

Bee Heard

Bee call:

(Editor’s note: Call The Bee at 632-0390 and record a one-minute comment on our Bee Heard line. It gives readers an opportunity to comment quickly and candidly on items of local or regional interest. More...

Education

STUDENT ACHIEVERS

STUDENT ACHIEVERS — Iroquois High School named the following people Students of the Quarter for the third marking period: from left, bottom row, Nicole Przespo, Jillian Meidenbauer, Alexander Sc More...

School News

The EA High School Class of 1990 will celebrate its 20th reunion from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, July 24, at Tony Rome's Globe Hotel & Restaurant in East Aurora. Tickets are $50 per person and include dinner and open bar. More...

Eight area students inducted into honor society at Ormsby Center

Eighteen students — including eight in the East Aurora and Iroquois school districts — enrolled in career and technical education programs at the Ormsby Educational Center in East Aurora have been inducted into the National Technical Hon More...

Lifestyles

Memorial Day parade route determined in Elma

The Town of Elma will have it's Memorial Day parade beginning at 9 a.m. Monday, May 31. The parade will start from the Elma Public Library, 1860 Bowen Road, and travel along Bowen Road to Elma Town Hall, 1600 Bowen Road. More...

Running 4 Leah

4 A mother’s quest to find a cure for her daughter’s disease

L inda Manth of North Tonawanda was eating dinner with family in December 2007 when she finally decided she needed an outlet for channeling her energy,   as well as fulfilling her desire to be part of something purposeful.   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. More...

Business

Dr. Suddaby discussing cervical and neck pain

Dr. Loubert Suddaby, a world renowned neurosurgeon and inventor, will discuss new techniques and progress in treatment for cervical and neck pain, as well as the role of artificial discs to help patients.   This will take place at 7 p.m. More...

Comfort Funeral Home making life easier at the end

Funerals are some of the toughest, most emotional experiences a human being can endure, especially when the person being remembered is a close relative or friend. More...

Paladino to speak at meeting of travel professionals

Buffalo Niagara Travel Professionals has announced its monthly June meeting beginning with networking at 5:15 p.m. Tuesday, June 8, at Templeton Landing, 2 Templeton Terrace, Buffalo. More...

Processional, parade mark Memorial Day services in EA, Elma

Members of East Aurora American Legion Post 362 will recognize Memorial Day with its annual processional along Oakwood Avenue.   Participants will gather at Hamlin Park at 10 a.m. More...

Village approves permits for Little Loop, seven others

The East Aurora Village Board approved eight special use permits   its regular meeting on Monday.   Among them was a permit allowing the East Aurora Little Loop football program the use of Hamlin Park from 5 to 8 p.m. More...

Local News

Thruway Authority advises drivers about holiday traffic

The New York State Thruway Authority is reminding motorists that the Memorial Day weekend will see increased travel load, as it is the start of the summer travel period.   More...

INSTALLATION DINNER

INSTALLATION DINNER — Zonta International of the Aurora Area held its officer installation dinner in Elma on May 20. More...

Town Board outlines proposed fines for dogs without leashes

An Aurora Town Board public hearing on Monday reviewed a proposed amendment to the current dog law.   The existing law prohibits dogs from running at large but does not specify a penalty for owners who do not abide by the law.   More...

Letters to the Editor

Explore & More event a big success

Touch-A-Truck became an exciting reality at Explore & More Children’s Museum this past Sunday, and it was phenomenal. More...

Police Blotter

‘Strange things’ happen to shrubs

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

Obituaries

Billie D. Lucas, retired from Fisher-Price, community leader

Billie D. Lucas, of East Aurora, died Sunday, May 16, in Erie, Pa., where he was hospitalized for stroke rehabilitation. Mr. Lucas was born Oct. 23, 1928, in Olean, N.Y. He graduated from Olean High School and St. More...

Sports

Iroquois football to hold camp, tournament

Iroquois’ football program will be holding its 11th annual youth football camp and flag football tournament, for kids ages 8-14, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. More...

Iroquois baseball downs EA, wins final three

Crosstown rival East Aurora proved to be just a slight speed bump in Iroquois’ race to the end of the baseball regular season last Wednesday as the Chiefs blanked the Blue Devils, 9-0, en route to a three-win final week.   More...

Hockey clinic set for August

The fourth annual Gamevision Ice Hockey Clinic will be held Aug. 2-6 at the Amherst Ice Center, 1615 Amherst Manor Dr. More...

What's Going On

Wha t’s Going On

Benefit to be held   for family of Bill Lucas   More...

Entertainment

Theater

thurs. 27  Come Blow Your Horn — Dinner Theatre performance directed by Jay Desiderio, dinner at 6 p.m. and show at 8 p.m. Thursday, May 27 at Desiderio’s, 5827 Broadway, Lancaster; 683-7767 wed. More...

Comedy

thurs. 27-sat. 29  Chris Quigley — Canadian standup comic, 9 p.m. Thursday, May 27 and Friday, May 28; and 8 & 10:30 p.m. Saturday, May 29 at Yuk Yuk’s at Casino Niagara, 5705 Falls Ave., Niagara Falls, Ontario; $. More...

Dance

mon. 31  Lindy Fix — Celebrate Memorial Day with a vintage military themed Lindy Hop dance, 5:30 p.m., Monday, May 31 at Crazy Jake’s, 26 Webster St., North Tonawanda; Free. www.lindyfix.com More...