Weekly Feature



July 5, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorials

Tips to stay cool during the summer heat

This past weekend, the temperatures reached in the 90s, and many people could feel the heat by simply sitting outside for more than five minutes. More...

Spindle items

SAVE THE DATE — I know, it’s been a hot few days. But honestly, after the winter we just experienced, I’m not complaining. More...

Out of the Past

25 Years Ago July 8, 1993

Several Elma residents voiced disapproval during a recent meeting concerning the proposed Lancaster Stone Facility. If approved by the board, the site will sit on approximately 10 acres on the east side of Blossom Road.  More...

Police Blotter

police Blotter

Man admits to taking parking cones from Delaware Park

East Aurora  Saturday, June 16   An East Aurora woman returned to her car after purchasing gas at a Hamburg Street gas station and discovered her wallet was missing. More...

Sports

Champions fill majority of First Team lineup

All-Bee Baseball

Some of the top players who earned championships in the Bee’s coverage area comprise the 2018 All-Bee Baseball First Team.  ECIC Division I and Section   VI Class AA champion Lancaster has a trio of representatives.  ECIC Divisi More...

Legends’ Giordano named Pitcher of the Year

Lancaster baseball coach Mark Dalfonso has been blessed with talented pitchers in recent years, and senior Max Giordano is right at the top of the list.  The 2018 All-Bee Baseball Pitcher of the Year has thrown for Lancaster since his sophomore More...

Will East’s Mack nabs Player of the Year honor

Charles Mack was regarded by many as the best high school baseball player in the state this spring so it is not a surprise that he was chosen as the 2018 All-Bee Baseball Player of the Year.  The Williamsville East senior shortstop received 14 o More...

Entertainment

Performance

thurs. 5   Bill Todd Quartet - Homecoming — Multi-instrumentalist Bill Todd teaches at Kathryn Brickell Music in New York City, but was born and raised in Buffalo, 7:30 p.m. More...

Live Local in WNY

thurs. 5   Blues Daddio’s — Part of the Bikes & Blues Night, 6 p.m., Anchor Bar, 4300 Maple Road, Amherst. 833-9464  More...

Theatre

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Roycroft officials refute claims about security for summer art show

Roycroft officials are speaking out following several larcenies that occurred during the weekend of the Roycroft Art Festival.  More...

Iroquois coalition receives grant for two billboards

The Iroquois Central School District is actively involved in addressing the problem of underage drinking and trying to limit the accessibility of alcohol to minors.  More...

Local News

Calendar of towns’ bicentennial events

The following is a listing of bicentennial themed events taking place in the towns of Aurora, Wales and Holland:  July 7: Wales Pioneer Day, South Wales Community Hall, 6387 Olean Road, South Wales  July 15: Wales Potluck Picnic, 10 a.m.-1: More...

News Brief

A summer picnic in support of Erie County Comptroller Stefan I. Mychajliw will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 10, at Elma Village Green Park, 3007 Bowen Road, Elma. More...

Iroquois graduate honored with Gold Award

Sophie Cramer-Benjamin of East Aurora as recently awarded the Gold Award by the Girl Scouts of Western New York.  The award is the highest honor a Girl Scout can receive, and is obtained following a project that benefits the community. More...

Letters to the Editor

Children need help, not humiliation

I’d like to express my disappointment in the recent publication of a police blotter entry on June 12 involving a juvenile at a local parochial school.  More...

Thanks to all for book sale success

The annual used book sale sponsored by the Friends of the Aurora Town Public Library was a huge success and is an indicator of how vital the library is to our community. More...

Obituaries

Thomas F. Higgins, former Erie County sheriff

Thomas F. Higgins, 88, of South Buffalo, died Tuesday, June 26, 2018.  At a young age, he worked a factory job at Donner Hanna Coke Corp. before joining the Marine Corps at the outbreak of the Korean War. More...

Elly E. Buchholz, high school teacher

Elly E. Buchholz (nee Buchta), 96, of Williamsville, died on Tuesday, June 26, 2018.  Mrs. Buchholz was born in Hamburg, Germany, on Dec. 17, 1921. She was the only child of Robert and Elfrieda Buchta. She immigrated with her family to the U.S. More...

Lifestyles

WALK OFF HUNGER

Walkathon to help feed families nutritious meals

According to the Food Bank of Western New York, one in five children in WNY is food insecure, meaning their families don’t have enough money to feed them nutritious food. 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.  The Senior Center will be closed on Wednesday, July 4  Every Week   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...

Business

Chamber survey highlights needs of members

Earlier this year, the Greater East Aurora Chamber of Commerce distributed a membership survey to its 450 members as a way to gain feedback on its services, as well address the challenges of the current business climate.  More...

2018 Catholic Charities Appeal reaches $11 million goal

Nearly six months of fundraising efforts by hundreds of volunteers throughout the Diocese of Buffalo and a late rally by the Western New York community have helped the 2018 Appeal for Catholic Charities surpass its $11 million goal.  More...

KeyBank Foundation supports The Service Collaborative-Economic Development Corps

Through the next three years, The Service Collaborative will grow its financial literacy capacity of non-profits across the region. More...