Weekly Feature



February 16, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Bid opening date set for Gleed contracts

The Aurora Town Board on Monday set the bid opening for Gleed remodeling contracts for 10 a.m. Friday, March 9.  The contracts will include general, electrical, mechanical and plumbing contracts, according to Deputy Supervisor Sue Friess.  More...

Editorials

Everyone deserves a say in school budget process

Former East Aurora district teacher and School Board candidate Judith Malys has once again brought up the need for community involvement in the school budget process.  More...

Spindle items

BUTTER- WOOD DESSERTS— The moving of Butterwood Desserts’ manufacturing plant to a City of Buffalo Empire Zone certainly has its pros and cons.  More...

The Queen City could learn a lot from the Motor City

There are a multitude of comparisons one can make between Buffalo (“the Queen City of the Great Lakes”) and Detroit (the “Motor City”) in these modern times of a weakened economy and the depressing spinoffs it creates.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.I was disgusted to read another short-sighted column in The Bee. The Keystone pipeline is more corporate greed looking only short term. The answer to our energy needs is green energy, like solar, wind and geothermal. More...

Education

Iroquois board approves senior trip

Members of the Iroquois class of 2013 have told the Board of Education that they won’t miss any school when taking their senior trip.  At the Feb. More...

Zagrobelny won’t support budget if it includes full-day kindergarten as is

Despite a passionate plea from board member Stephen Zagrobelny, the East Aurora School Board decided at its Feb. 9 meeting to go ahead with full-day kindergarten in the district for the next school year. More...

Photo

HONORING ACHIEVEMENT — Iroquois Central High School’s students of the second quarter are Sabrina Diebel, front row left, Vince McCormick, Lexi Hackford, Amanda Schoenthal, Jared Gilbert, More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

Absolut Care hosting exercise classes   The Arthritis Foundation will present free ongoing arthritis exercise classes from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Mondays in February in the Hamlin Residence Activity Room at Absolut Care of Aurora Park, 292 Main St. More...

Entertainment

Art

fri. 17   Line & Shadow — Figure drawings by local artists opens 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16 at Artsphere Studio & Gallery, 466 Amherst St., Buffalo; Free. 874-2863, www.artspherestudio.com  ongoing: now-Feb. 18   More...

Family Activities

thurs. 16   Diary of a Wimpy Kid Activity — This after school special, inspired by Greg of wimpy kid fame, features reading, games and crafts, 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. More...

Festivals

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Damage to Bennett barn ‘significant, heavy’

Holland Fire Chief Mike O’Connor said it took approximately four and a half hours to get a fire under control on Monday at the Bennett barn, at 8376 Olean Road.  “We got the call at around noon time,” said O’Connor. More...

Sokolski square-off

KC Sokolski, left, a senior on the Iroquois girls basketball team, is embraced, and given some words of encouragement, by her father, JFK coach Steve Sokolski, prior to the Lady Chiefs’ 79-30 v More...

Local News

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

New board member seeks open communication

New Elma Town Board member James Malczewski, Jr. is a firm believer in open communication.  “Getting involved and making a difference is something that is part of my philosophy,” he said. More...

Historical Society seeks land, funding for replica of Fillmore’s law office

The Millard Fillmore House could see an expansion soon, especially since a piece of property adjacent to the house was found to be owned by the Village of East Aurora.  More...

Out of the Past

Hubbard

(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...

Obituaries

Death Notices

BABICH, Karen A. (nee Szymczak), of East Aurora, died Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012. Mrs. More...

Sports

Buffalo Titans AAU hoops tryouts set

The Buffalo Titans AAU basketball program will hold tryouts for its 14U, 16U and 17U teams’ 2012 seasons from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday, March 1, at the Buffalo Niagara Court Center, 425 Meyer Road in West Seneca. More...

EA swimmers place second at Class ‘B’ meet

East Aurora’s contingent at Saturday’s boys swimming Class B Championships fared well, placing second in the 16-team field behind Jeff Matter’s victory in the diving portion of the competition.  More...

Photo

ICING THE OPENER — Iroquois/Alden’s Blake Germony streaks down the ice during the team’s 7-3 victory over South Park/Riverside in Monday’s first round of the Western New York More...

Lifestyles

Art Society slates ‘Crystal Moonlight Gala’

Absolut Care of Aurora Park, 292 Main St. in East Aurora, will host the sixth annual “Crystal Moonlight Gala” presented by the East Aurora Art Society. From 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. More...

Literate and loving it

Parkdale Elementary to host annual literacy night

Elementary school is all about literacy, according to Parkdale Elementary Principal Colleen Klimchuck.  “In the lower grades, the children learn to read,” she said. More...

East Aurora / Elma / Marilla Library News

Aurora Public Library  550 Main St.  652-4440   More...

Business

Events

VA to host employment, education fair   More...

Mandate relief, Medicaid reform still needed, officials tell business leaders

Local and state government officials debated mandate relief, Medicaid reform, school aid and the merits of raising the minimum wage at a breakfast presented by the Western New York Chamber Alliance on Friday morning at the Creekside Banquet Facility More...

Mercy Hospital surgeon performs new technique

Kenneth Eckhert, III, MD, a general surgeon and chairman of Mercy Hospital’s Robotic Committee, is among the very first surgeons in the United States and the first in Western New York to perform a robotic-assisted cholecystectomy (gallbladder r More...