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April 10, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

EA Board hears concerns on cutting fourth-grade music

¦ Third draft of 2014-15 budget presented

The fourth-grade instrumental music program was a main point of community concern at the East Aurora School Board’s April 2 meeting.  Though administrators were able to restore about $500,000 in proposed programming and staffing cuts since More...

Editorials

Spring is perfect time to downsize for good causes

Spring has arrived, and many people will soon go through the ritual of spring cleaning in their homes and garages.  If you’re one of those spring-cleaners, we encourage you to keep in mind that throughout April there are numerous chances t More...

Spindle items

JUXTAPOSITION — On Sunday, I took my first bike ride of the season. More...

This Sunday an opportunity to stand up, be counted

A nyone who claims there is nothing to do in Buffalo should look no further than this Sunday.  For practicing Christians, it is Palm Sunday and therefore the beginning of Holy Week. More...

Education

EA’S GOT TALENT —

On March 20, East Aurora Middle School held a talent show for students, which featured, in the front row, from left, Erin Grundtisch, Anna Engle, Grace Link and Grace Tierney; in the middle row, Jasp More...

On the Campus

Zachary Briggs of Elma was recently inducted into Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society at Ithaca College. Briggs is an integrated marketing communications major.   More...

Lifestyles

Young builders exercise creative minds, social skills through virtual worlds

A group of children huddle together with faces buried in personal electronic devices. More...

Class set on raising, managing poultry

Hermann Weber of HLW Acres Poultry Processing will present a class on raising and managing a poultry flock at 5:30 p.m. Monday, April 14, at Reboy Supply, 1280 Maple St., Elma. The class will feature free pizza, door prizes, coupons and samples. 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   More...

Business

Association formed to advocate on behalf of craft beer industry

The boom in the craft beer market and the opening of various craft beer breweries in the region has resulted in professionals banding together to form a new trade group to advocate on behalf of the craft beer industry — The Buffalo Niagara Brew More...

Events

Group sponsors support for alcohol awareness   More...

Elma resident receives presidential service award

AT&T recently announced that Anthony Ottomano of Elma is one of the 4,031 members of its workforce to receive a President’s Volunteer Service Award, a national volunteer awards program.  The program encouraged U.S. More...

Iroquois adopts budget, plans to move fourth grade

The Iroquois School Board adopted its budget for the 2014-15 school year at the regular meeting on Tuesday night. More...

Village Board OKs demolition on funeral home property

The East Aurora Village Board approved a development plan for Wood Funeral Home during its board meeting on Monday night.  “We’re pleased,” said Michael Pignatora, manager of the funeral home. More...

Local News

Adult education classes set for W.D. Ormsby Educational Center

This May, the Erie 2-Chautauqua-Cattaraugus BOCES Adult & Community Education Division is offering Introduction to AutoCAD and Introduction to SolidWorks classes at the W.D. Ormsby Educational Center in East Aurora. More...

Aurora library to hold membership drive

The Friends of the Aurora Public Library will hold a membership drive in May. More...

RAISE YOUR VOICES

— Students from the seventh and eighth grade chorus perform “Alexander’s Ragtime Band” during the East Aurora Middle School and East Aurora High School Chorus Pops Concert on More...

Letters to the Editor

Chairman responds to legislator column

Responding to the recent column by County Legislator Edward R. More...

Don’t trim trees without permission

A reminder to all property owners in East Aurora, residential or commercial: Trees on your property that are within the village right of way are owned by the village, and we’re lucky enough to have an ordinance protecting those trees from harm. More...

Sports

EA softball coach hoping experience leads to success

The good news for East Aurora’s softball team is that it has all of the tools necessary to pick up a few more wins in ECIC III play this spring. More...

Cohesiveness, familiarity to bolster EA baseball’s chances for success

East Aurora’s baseball team came together more often than not last spring to reach the Section VI Class B-1 semifinals in what would ultimately be a 16-5 season — and with just four starters gone off that squad, coach Steve Sokolski is op More...

Chiefs’ baseball team relishing Florida trip

You’ll have to forgive the members of Iroquois’ baseball team for their giddiness this week.  More...

Entertainment

Theatre

thurs. 10   PigPen Theatre Co. — Best known for its presentation of “The Old Man and the Old Moon,” the group will have a one-night-only performance at 8 p.m. More...

Concerts

thurs. 10   Singer, songwriter and guitarist John Sebastian has a local appearance scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday, April 10, at the Hamburg Palace, 31 Buffalo St., Hamburg; $. 649-2295 or www.hamburgpalace.com  More...

Art

thurs. 10   2014 Student Thesis Exhibition Prospectus — Thursday, April 10, through April 30, Carnegie Art Center, 240 Goundry St., North Tonawanda. 694-4400, www.carnegieartcenter.org  fri. 11   More...