Weekly Feature



December 7, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Bar Bill plans expansion into Red Mill Inn site, mindful of restaurant’s rich history

Since its conversion into a restaurant in the 1960s, the Old Red Mill Inn stood for decades as one of Clarence’s finest eateries, as well as its most recognizable landmark.  More...

Editorials

Governor should not have final say on center

Less than 12 hours after last week’s edition of The West Seneca Bee went to press reporting that a bill that could potentially save the Western New York Children’s Psychiatric Center was on Gov. More...

Spindle items

SAVE THE DATE — There’s less than a month left in 2017. Where did the time go? I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving filled with family, friends and lots of laughter. More...

Out of the Past

25 Years Ago December 10, 1992   More...

Police Blotter

Driver gets stuck in backyard after falling asleep at wheel

East Aurora  Saturday, Nov. 18   A box of fireworks shells was left at the police station on Main Street by an unnamed person.  Wednesday Nov. 22   More...

Orchard Park Police deal with drunken driving, disturbances during game-day weekend

The Orchard Park Police Department responded to calls related to drunken driving, soliciting without a permit and various disturbances before, during and after the Buffalo Bills game against the New England Patriots.  Saturday, Dec. 2   More...

Sports

Lady Chief cagers defend tourney title

Iroquois’ girls basketball team won its rematch with Mount St. Mary, 50-41, to defend its title in its own annual Matthew Foster Memorial Tip-Off Tournament Friday. More...

Lack of Holland grapplers returns EA to solo entity status

The merger between East Aurora and Holland has been temporarily disbanded where the wrestling program is concerned, coach Jeff Michel said, leaving the Blue Devils to fend for themselves on the mats this winter.  More...

LID girls hockey team aiming for growth

The Lancaster/Iroquois/Depew hockey team will be young once again this year. The team graduated just one senior from last year and has no 12th-graders on this year’s squad. Youth and inexperience were issues for the team last season. More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

Quilting club hosts monthly meetings Immanuel Quilters will meet at 9 a.m. on the second and fourth Wednesdays of every month at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 43 Pine St., East Aurora. The group is dedicated to making quilts for those in need. More...

Entertainment

Santa Land set for this weekend at Chestnut Ridge

The potential for snow in this weekend’s forecast has organizers of Santa Land excited that the sledding hills at Chestnut Ridge Park could be used for the first time in several years for the event.  “That will add a whole new dimens More...

Holiday

thurs. 7  Holiday Spirit Event — Featuring more than 400 Santas on display, along with arts and crafts vendors, large basket raffle, and a visit from Old St. Nick, 4-8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. More...

Family Activities

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Discussion continues on future of Tannery Brook

East Aurora officials met on Monday with property owners in the Tannery Brook district, which will undergo repairs next summer to fix the sinkhole left in the Mikey Dee’s parking lot in early November.  The sinkhole occurred as a result of More...

Aurora community invited to help plan bicentennial-themed events

With the Town of Aurora bicentennial just around the corner, community members are invited to help with the planning of the 200th anniversary.  Robert Lowell Goller, Aurora town historian, is looking for community organizations and businesses t More...

Local News

Veto override last hope of Children’s Psychiatric Center

A bill to keep the Western New York Children’s Psychiatric Center as a standalone facility, stopping its merger with the Buffalo Psychiatric Center, was vetoed last week by Gov. Andrew Cuomo.  (See editorial on page four)  More...

News Brief

The GFWC-Aurora Women’s Club is sponsoring a Creative Writing Contest for students in kindergarten through grade 12. Entries may be poetry or prose. Contest guidelines are available in local schools, as well as in the East Aurora Library. More...

East Aurora man pleads guilty in pharmacy robbery

An East Aurora man could spend the rest of his life in prison for his role in the 2015 robbery of an Oakwood Avenue pharmacy.  Ryan Peltan, 32, pleaded guilty on Thursday to “brandishing a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence&rdqu More...

Letters to the Editor

Elma community responsible for successful election

Thank you, Elma voters!  We want to thank all of the Elma residents who came out to vote in the most recent election. We truly appreciate your confidence in us by re-electing us again this election.  More...

National Blue Ribbon School designation shows tradition of excellence at EAHS

High School principal

Recently, East Aurora High School was recognized as a 2017 National Blue Ribbon School by the United States Department of Education. Out of the 170,000 schools in our nation, just 292 were named an Exemplary High Performing School. More...

Success, hiccups experienced at holiday art show

The Friends of Knox Farm State Park presented its Christmas at Knox Farm Art and Craft Show on Nov. 18 and 19. More...

Education

East Aurora High School posts honor roll

The following students have been named to honor roll for the third quarter of the 2017-18 school year.  Grade nine   More...

Steel frame finished on new Explore & More Children’s Museum

A construction milestone has been reached on the new Explore & More Children’s Museum, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Thursday. More...

Lifestyles

FESTIVE FIRE TRUCK

— Members of the East Aurora Fire Department wave to a crowd during the Christmasville Fire Truck Parade in Lancaster on Nov. 25. More...

Library News

Aurora Public Library 550 Main St. • 655-5875  2017 Hours: 1 to 8 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m Tuesdays; noon to 6 p.m. Wednesdays; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays; and closed Sundays.   More...

CELEBRATING 30 YEARS OF happily-ever-afters

While romance novels vary in subgenres, time and place, and levels of sensuality, there’s one element readers can rely on: a happy ending.  More...

Business

US Small Business Administration announces Veterans Business Outreach Center funding opportunity

Private organizations, colleges and universities, private sector firms, nonprofit organizations, and state, local or tribal governmental agencies are eligible to apply for funding from the U.S. More...

Free NY notary pre-licensing class scheduled

“Become a New York Notary Public” will be held at the Aloft Hotel Buffalo Airport, 4219 Genesee St., Cheektowaga, from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday, Dec. 14. More...

Schneiderman announces additional $20 million in homeowner funding

New York Attorney General Eric T. More...