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November 28, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

NYSEG cell tower gets green light

The 300-foot NYSEG cell tower proposed for Stolle Road received approval from the Elma Town Board during its Nov. 20 meeting.  More...

Editorials

Veterans should use free life-coaching program

Bee Editorial

Life coach Ralph Klicker saw a need for helping veterans transition easily into civilian life, so he worked to make it happen.  After a year of diligent work, Klicker started a free life-coaching program for veterans at the Newman Center at the More...

Spindle items

• RESERVATIONS FOR 12 — My mom has been bustling around for the past couple of weeks, her anticipation mounting for Thanksgiving dinner. Two weeks ago, it was chatter about seating arrangements and new recipes. More...

Out of the Past

Women of the East End Fire Company

The women of the East End Fire Company No. 1 prepare for a broom drill in the mid-1880s. Not all the women in the photograph are identified, but the group does include Catherine Pratt, Mary Hitchcox and Lillian Bradburn.   More...

Education

State school board members support less testing for eighth-graders

School board members in New York State overwhelmingly support eliminating double-testing of eighth-graders in math, according to a new poll by the New York State School Boards Association.  Results were based on an informal NYSSBA Pulse Poll of More...

Lifestyles

Antique toys carry hidden values from childhood

Rust, dents, chipped paint and faded colors all show glimpses into a once beloved childhood toy, lost to adulthood and quickly forgotten.  More...

Boy Scouts schedule Red Cross blood drive

Boy Scout Troop 618 and the American Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 29, at St. Gabriel of Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 5271 Clinton St., Elma. More...

Library News

(Note: All library locations will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 28, for Thanksgiving)  Aurora Public Library 550 Main St. • 652-4440   More...

Entertainment

Theatre

ongoing: now-Nov. 29   More...

Holiday

thurs. 28  Thanksgiving Chinese Show — 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 28, at the Seneca Niagara Casino Events Center, 310 Fourth St., Niagara Falls; $. 1-877-873-6322, www.senecaniagaracasino.com  fri. 29   More...

Family Activities

fri. 29  Turkey Stroll — The day after Thanksgiving is a great time for a walk in the woods, 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 29, at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew; Free - registration required. More...

Town receives funds to buy Mill Road property

After three years of fundraising, The Friends of Mill Road has reached its $650,000 goal for the purchase of 60 acres of land to complete the road’s scenic overlook. The fund was topped off by a $75,000 donation from The John R. More...

HISTORIC, ON TWO FRONTS

West Seneca captain Erin Gehen, left; Iroquois Athletic Director Duke Ziegler; Lancaster/Iroquois assistant coach Pete Tonsoline; Lancaster Athletic Director Brian Wild; and Lancaster/Iroquois captain Meghan Fonfara take part in a ceremonial faceoff More...

BOE weighs course offerings, capital project concerns

The East Aurora Board of Education and several district administrators gathered in a panel discussion last week to revisit co-curricular course offerings as they pertain to revised educational priorities.  More...

Local News

A GREAT HONOR

Nance Baranowski was recently recognized by Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz as November’s Senior of the Month for Erie County. More...

HEAP Outreach scheduled for Dec. 3

A Home Energy Assistance Program Outreach will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, at the Aurora Senior Center, 101 King St., East Aurora. The doors will open at 8:30 a.m., and interviews will begin at 9 a.m. More...

County reminds residents of food safety

The Erie County Department of Health encourages cooks to use the safest ways to thaw, prepare, stuff and cook turkey.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Anti-bullying event taught good lessons

I didn’t even know there was an assembly for middle and high school Iroquois students until I read the article in The East Aurora Bee. I immediately asked my son, a seventh-grade student at Iroquois Middle School, about it. More...

Iroquois meeting was not ‘hostile’

I appreciated that one of your reporters shared her personal view of the board meeting at Iroquois in the Nov. 21 issue of The East Aurora Bee.  More...

Obituaries

Death Notice

GREIL, Linda, of Cowlesville, N.Y., died Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013. Ms. Greil is survived by her mother, Teresa (nee Rautenstrauch); two brothers, Robert and David; and one sister, Deborah Bliss. She was preceded in death by her father, Robert. More...

Sports

Championship contenders represented on First Team

2013 All-Bee Football — Defense

The majority of the First Team All-stars on defense for the 2013 All-Bee Football Team have a championship pedigree, as evidenced by how many of them helped lift their schools to prominent places in the playoff spotlight this fall.  More...

Basketball previews on tap

The Bee will kick off its coverage of the 2013-14 winter sports season next week with previews of the boys and girls basketball teams. More...

All-Bee Football Teams named, process explained

Given the tremendous annual success of the All-Bee Basketball Team, along with the recent successful debut of several other All-Bee teams, The Bee decided to continue with the papers’ all-star recognition this fall with the second annual instal More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Boy Scouts schedule Red Cross blood drive   More...

Business

Urban Design acquires additional Sachs posters

Urban Design, LLC, recently acquired 15 rare posters from the Hans Collection. Lisa DeCarlo proprietor of Urban Design, announced the acquisition of the posters via Guernsey’s Auction House.  More...

Businesses in village gear up for holidays

The twinkle of Christmas lights will soon be dazzling Main Street in East Aurora with the “Light Up Your Holidays@EA” campaign, as a group of businesses plan on illuminating their storefronts.  More...

Firefly Cupcakes plans Whobilation event

Firefly Cupcakes invites the Greater Western New York area to take part in its “Small Business Saturday Whobilation Celebration” on Nov. 30 at the business, 700 Main St., East Aurora.  More...