December 18, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Iroquois delays action on vets tax exemption

Business Administrator Joanne George presented the Iroquois Board of Education with new information about the Alternative Veterans Exemption at the Dec. 10 meeting. More...

Local News

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Firefighter responds to first call in November storm

On Nov. 3, Josh Lembke became a member of Reserve Hose Fire Company. Little did he know that in just a few weeks he would be responding to emergencies in a historic lake-effect snowstorm. More...

42nd annual Carolcade slated for Saturday

The annual Carolcade, an East Aurora holiday tradition attracting people from throughout Western New York, will take place at 7 p.m Saturday, Dec. 20, on Main Street in front of Vidler’s 5&10 between Olean and Elm streets. More...

Roycroft Campus sets schedule of winter classes

For those looking for a creative gift to give this Christmas or for something to do once the holiday rush subsides, the Roycroft Campus will be offering multiple winter classes beginning in January. More...

Letters to the Editor

American Legion thankful for support

The Roycroft Inn Children’s Christmas party and visit with Santa was on Dec. 2, and it was very successful again. More...

Education

News Briefs

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EA Board of Education reviews test results

Assessment results for grades three through eight, along with Regents exam results at the high school, were presented to the East Aurora Board of Education last week, with trustees having a huge concern about math scores in fourth grade. More...

STUDENTS OF THE FIRST QUARTER

— Iroquois High School has announced its students of the first quarter for the 2014-15 school year. The students and school officials are pictured. More...

Lifestyles

Meals on Wheels

for Western New York spreads holiday cheer

The 1,800 individuals served by Meals on Wheels for Western New York have learned that the organization is always about more than just a meal. That is even truer this time of the year. More...

American Red Cross schedules blood drives

The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 3, at the Marilla Community Center, 1810 Two Road Road, Marilla; from 12:30 to 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 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

As Chamber nears 70, it remains committed to members, community

As the Greater East Aurora Chamber of Commerce gears up to celebrate its 70th anniversary in 2015, Executive Director Gary Grote emphasized its role in the community. More...

Organizations receive grants to promote job-training programs

Several grants were awarded to Erie County organizations as an investment in job-training programs. Sen. Tim Kennedy said 11 grants were awarded to the organizations during the Regional Economic Development Council Awards held by Gov. More...

Study warns about loud toys

Each year, Sight & Hearing Association representatives go shopping for toys that sound a little too loud for children. More...

Roycroft Inn to explore collaborations during kitchen renovation

While The Roycroft Inn has no plans to close or slow down, the kitchen will be out of commission for about one month, beginning Jan. 5, according to Dan Garvey, food and beverage manager. More...

Work continues for East Aurora’s capital projects

During the East Aurora Village Board’s final meeting of 2014, Trustee Randy West gave a brief update on the status of the village’s capital projects. More...

Editorials

Collaboration during downtime spreads benefit

From early January until early February, the kitchen at The Roycroft Inn will be closed for floor renovations, thus shutting down the majority of the inn’s food services. More...

Spindle items

• BAKING — It’s become somewhat of a tradition for my mom and me to take an afternoon in December and bake Christmas cookies and other seasonal goodies. More...

Christmas outside Bastogne still resonates 70 years later

Six months and 325 miles from Normandy, American ground forces had ample optimism 70 years ago as Christmas grew closer. An end to the war seemed quietly possible. More...

Sports

EA girls hoops’ quick start leads to big win

East Aurora’s girls basketball team could do no wrong in the first quarter of Friday’s 64-22 conquest of Depew. More...

Iroquois boys swimming wins year’s first three meets

Iroquois boys swimming coach Mike O’Connor has good reason to believe that, despite losing some key performers off last year’s squad that went 6-4 in his first year guiding the team, things can be even better in year two. More...

Iroquois club hockey team drops pair of 4-1 decisions

The weekend was unkind to Iroquois’ club hockey team, as it dropped a pair of 4-1 outings against Canisius and Starpoint, respectively. More...

What's Going On

Bee What’s Going On

‘Keep It Simple Sister’ set at Immanuel Lutheran “Keep It Simple Sister” will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 25, at the church, 43 Pine St., East Aurora. For more information, call 652-4240. More...

Entertainment

Holiday Happenings

thurs. 18 Santa Claus Conquers the Martians — The 1964 holiday cult classic features Pia Zadora, 8:45 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 18, at the Screening Room, 3131 Sheridan Drive, Northtown Business Center, Amherst; $. 837-0376, www.screeningroom.net More...

Family Activities

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Literature

thurs. 18 Northside Writers Group — Meets at 7 p.m. the first and third Thursday of every month, Dec. 18, at the Crossroads Lutheran Church, 4640 Main St., corner of Main Street and Burroughs Drive, Snyder. Membership is open to the public. More...