Weekly Feature



March 29, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Petitions available for School Board seats in Iroquois, East Aurora

Two seats on the East Aurora School Board and one on the Iroquois School Board will be on the ballot in this year’s district election.  MaryBeth Covert and Dennis Holbrook, of the East Aurora board, are each seeking re-election to a three- More...

Editorials

RCC has come a long way in a short time

I f you’ve driven by the Roycroft Campus on South Grove Street lately, you probably don’t need us to tell you about all the progress that’s been made during the past few years.  More...

Spindle items

• EMW BOYS & GIRLS CLUB — This year marks the 38th anniversary of the Boys & Girls Club of Elma, Marilla and Wales. According to a release from the club, it assists more than 1,000 children per year with its activities.  More...

Thousands of baseballs await a new home

Diligent craftsmen are busy making memories this week as Major League Baseball prepares for the start of the 2012 season on Wednesday, April 4.  Far from Fenway Park, where baseball has been played for a century, and Camden Yards, with just two More...

Sports

Annual Shoes for Shelter 5K slated

Independent Health and Canisius College will once again team up to present the 14th annual Shoes For The Shelter 5K Run/Walk at noon Sunday, April 15, at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Buffalo.  Race-day registration for the USATF sanctioned event will More...

All-Bee Team named; process explained

Being selected for the All-Bee Basketball Team is an honor that the recipients are proud to receive, not just because it looks good, but also because opposing coaches see how valuable a player each recipient is to his or her team.  More...

Seasonal golf passes available online for Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy

Seasonal golf passes for the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy are available for sale at ww.blfoparks.org.  Passes will be honored at all three Buffalo Olmsted Golf courses: Cazenovia Park, Delaware Park, and South Park.   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. More...

Entertainment

Special Events

fri. 30, sat. 31 & sun. 1   More...

Family Activities

thurs. 29   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...

Art

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New RCC leader seeks to further Swift’s work

After overseeing the Roycroft Campus Corporation for the past seven years, Doug Swift has decided to step down as RCC board president.  (See editorial on page four)  Jay Hennig, who joined the RCC within the past year, has been elected to r More...

School board won’t seek levy increase above limit

Also seeks keeping eight periods at EAHS

The East Aurora School Board once again heard many pleas from concerned parents and students at its March 21 meeting before deciding to make maintaining the eight-period day at the high school a priority. More...

Board approves two Knox Farm activities

Town residents wanting to see more activities and uses for Knox Farm State Park received some good news Monday night as the Aurora Town Board approved an agreement that would see the “Art in the Park” program held in the park.  More...

Local News

Spiritualist Temple marks anniversary with multiple events

As part of a worldwide commemoration of the 164th anniversary of Modern Spiritualism on Saturday, March 31, the First Spiritualist Temple of East Aurora will host a series of events, including panel discussions that will explore the history and philo More...

Board approves grant for water project

A Community Development Block Grant of $100,000 will be used this spring to help fund a water project on Elderberry Lane and Geyer Road in the Town of Elma.  At its meeting on March 21, the Elma Town Board voted to approve the award, which Town More...

Mercy Flight WNY reaches milestone

Mercy Flight Western New York safely completed its 20,000th patient mission on Friday.  Responding to a call for help in Genesee County, Mercy Flight 5 and its crew transported a patient to Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester for specialized e More...

Education

Photos

VOCALS — The following East Aurora Middle School students were named to the 2012 All-Erie County Chorus. More...

On the Campus

Laura Dombrowski, a resident of East Aurora and a graduate of Iroquois High School, was named to the dean’s list for the fall 2011 semester at the University of Rochester.   More...

Lifestyles

‘A good time doing good’

Iroquois to hold Girls’ Night Out

A group of young women at Iroquois High School have found a way to help their schoolmates help themselves and others in one, fun night.  This year, for the first time, Iroquois High School will host a Girls’ Night Out event for all young w More...

East Aurora / Elma / Marilla Library News

Aurora Public Library  550 Main St.  652-4440   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  MONDAY-FRIDAY: EXERCISE/WORKOUT ROOM OPEN 8 A.M.-3:45 P.M.   More...

Business

Business Brief

Gerald Wright of East Aurora was one of six people honored by The Buffalo Niagara Association of Realtors Inc. for 40 years of service to the real estate industry. Wright is an employee of Realty USA.   More...

Events

Trocaire to host communications course   More...

Revamped Cottage features ‘something for everyone’

For Barbara Chur, owner of The Cottage, at 306 Main St., the most exciting part of the store’s “grand re-opening” on Tuesday had nothing to do with the actual store.  “My daughter, Lissa, helped me out with everything,&rd More...