Weekly Feature



March 22, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorials

Former area church leaders among those accused of abuse

On Tuesday, officials from the Diocese of Buffalo released a list of 42 priests who were removed, retired or left the ministry following allegations of sexual abuse. More...

Spindle items

FAREWELL TO MAYOR KASPRZAK

I just want to take a moment to thank Allan Kasprzak for his service. His success as a mayor is not only evident by the quality of life for people in the village, but also by the way village board meetings are run. More...

Out of the Past

25 Years Ago March 25, 1993

The East Aurora School District is one of several districts across Western New York that will participate in Banana Splits, a program which addresses the needs of children who have experienced a loss through a divorce, separation or death in their fa More...

Sports

First Team features only one repeat pick

All-Bee Girls Hockey

There are some fresh faces on the 2017-18 All-Bee Girls Hockey First Team.  More...

Three-title season lifts Klimowicz to Coach of the Year honors

Bob Klimowicz has coached hockey for more than two decades, but he’s never had a season quite like this.  The Frontier/Lake Shore/Orchard Park girls hockey team won the Section VI, New York State and Federation championships, the first Wes More...

FLOP’s Becker takes home Player of the Year honors

Brooke Becker has accomplished quite a bit for someone who is just a sophomore in high school.  The Frontier/Lake Shore/Orchard Park defenseman has already helped lead her team to two Section VI Championships, two Western New York Girls Hockey F More...

Entertainment

Special Events

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Family Activities

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Performance

thurs. 22   The Bobby Militello Quartet — Part of the Jazz at the CAC Series, with Bobby Jones (piano), Jim Colemon (bass) and John Bacon Jr. (drums), 7 p.m. Thursday, March 22, at Carnegie Art Center, 240 Goundry St., North Tonawanda. More...

End of an era for Mayor Allan Kasprzak

He’s a familiar face in the village, often seen walking his German shepherd around the neighborhood. More...

Iroquois officials narrow budget gap at second work session

The Iroquois School Board held the second budget work session for 2018-19 on March 14. Superintendent Douglas Scofield and Business Administrator John Wolski reviewed the preliminary numbers with the School Board.  More...

Local News

DARLING DANCERS

Charlie and Donna Schneckenberger sway to the music during the Senior Citizens Ball hosted by the Iroquois National Honor Society at Iroquois High School on March 9.   More...

Legislators request GiftAMeal to help fight against hunger

The Erie County Legislature Minority Caucus recently sent a letter to GiftAMeal, asking the organization to launch its services in Buffalo to help fight hunger.  GiftAMeal is a mobile application that helps provide a meal to someone in need each More...

SWEET SCIENCE

Immaculate Conception School sixth-graders Travis Keem, left, Marin Schaub and Louisa Martin show off the sugar crystals they grew as part of a lesson about rocks and minerals.   More...

Police Blotter

police Blotter

Student dials 911 ‘to see what would happen’

East Aurora  Wednesday, March 14   A North Willow Street resident called police after his wife was informed by an unknown caller that she won the lottery, and that she needed to send the caller $2,500 to claim her prize. More...

Obituaries

Death Notice

STROMECKI, Ben Oakley, of Orchard Park, died Tuesday, March 13, 2018. Ben is survived by his parents, David and Kimberly; one sibling, Courtney; and his grandparents, Raymond and Marcia Stromecki and Tom and Michele Palczynski. More...

Lifestyles

Singing group brings joy to seniors with monthly sing-alongs

Vanessa Wazny stands with 15 other members of the DOTted Notes singing group in a common room at Eden Heights of West Seneca, an assisted living facility. It’s a week before St. More...

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...

East Aurora / Elma / Marilla Library News

Aurora Public Library 550 Main St. • 652-4440   2018 Hours: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays, closed Sundays   More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

Lenten services offered every Wednesday   Midweek Lenten services will take place at 2 p.m. every Wednesday through March 28 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 43 Pine St., East Aurora. More...

Business

Grand Island cashless tolling begins March 29

Cashless tolling will go live at the Grand Island toll barriers on March 29, weather dependent, according to Gov. Andrew Cuomo. The Grand Island bridges connect Grand Island on the Niagara Thruway between Niagara Falls and the Town of Tonawanda. More...

SkyRide gives bicyclists opportunity to ride across Skyway

GObike Buffalo has announced it will hold its fifth annual SkyRide on May 20. The event gives bicyclists from across the area a chance to ride on the 100-foot Route 5 Skyway in downtown Buffalo. More...

Erie County Envirothon scheduled

The Erie County Soil and Water Conservation District is hosting the 17th annual Erie County Envirothon this spring. This is an outdoor oriented, hands-on, natural science competition for high school students in grades nine through 12. More...