August 21, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Vintage maps spruce up Village Hall

For those visiting Village Hall in East Aurora, be prepared to see an upgraded foyer complete with framed maps, a splash of blue paint, new light fixtures and rearranged seating. More...

Local News

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

EA graduate receives theater scholarship

Ben Kutina, a 2014 graduate of East Aurora High School, was recently selected as this year’s recipient of the Roberta Rathbun Scholarship for Theatrical Arts from the Aurora Players. More...

Libraries to receive grant money

According to a recent press release from Sen. Patrick Gallivan’s office, grant money to be used for technology-based programs is on its way to local libraries, including those in East Aurora and Elma. More...

Crisis Services facing possible cuts

Recently, Buffalo and Erie County Crisis Services learned that its funding may be cut more than $300,000 by the New York State Office of Victim Services. More...

Obituaries

Death Notice

LOWREY, Robert H. Jr., of Elma, died Monday, Aug. 11, 2014. Mr. Lowrey is survived by his mother, Margaret; one sister, Aimee; and one brother, Timothy. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. More...

Lifestyles

Seneca Nation teaches lessons through storytelling

The voice behind the pages

A Seneca woman dressed in black sits in a rocking chair with a cane. She lights her tobacco pipe as children gather around her. More...

Red Cross schedules blood drive

The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Aug. 25, at Cool Smiles by Dr. DeLuke, 221 Main St., East Aurora. All presenting donors will receive a coupon for $2.50 off Turkey Hill All Natural Ice Cream. More...

East Aurora / Elma / Marilla Library News

Aurora Public Library 550 Main St. 652-4440 2014 SUMMER HOURS: 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m Tuesdays; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays; and closed Saturdays and Sundays. More...

Business

Sunrise Health Fair will aim to connect patients, physicians

Not long after Dr. Amy Burke opened her family practice, Sunrise Medial Group, in Orchard Park, she learned that health fairs in the Southtowns were few and far between. That’s when Burke decided to host one of her own. More...

Events

Daniels Restaurant opens under new owner More...

BBB tells consumers to be smart when buying a used car

Buying a used car can be a great investment that fits your needs while still saving money. More...

Iroquois increases meal costs, decreases tax rate

The Iroquois School Board, in a special meeting on Tuesday, approved a 10 cent increase in the cost of school meals. More...

EA Board awaits veterans’ tax exemption

The East Aurora Board of Education has decided to hold off on the decision to grant a veterans’ tax exemption until more information is known to the board. More...

Editorials

Crisis Services shouldn’t be on receiving end of cuts

With the recent announcement of the New York State Office of Victim Services planning to cut funding by more than $300,000 to Buffalo and Erie County Crisis Services, a message needs to be sent to the state that these reductions cannot go forward. More...

Spindle items

• THE GLEN — Each year, a group of friends and I block out a weekend to go camping. As we’re all St. More...

Being a career journalist sure beats selling paint

Thirty-seven years ago this week, I was selling house paint at Twin Fair, a locally owned big box retail store on Elmwood Avenue not far from my alma mater, Buffalo State College. More...

Sports

Championship contenders named in both divisions

The Glory Days Wood Bat Softball League has narrowed down the playoff contenders to two teams each that will play for the championship in both its 50+ and 60+ divisions. More...

Travel baseball 11U tryouts slated

Cheektowaga Youth Baseball’s 2015 11U travel team is holding tryouts at noon Sunday, Aug. 24, and at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27, and Friday, Aug. 29, at the Southside Diamonds, 121 Starlite Ave. in Cheektowaga. More...

Double T Archery Club to host annual harvest shoot

Double T Archery Club’s annual harvest shoot will be held Saturday, Sept. 20, and Sunday, Sept. 21, at its location at 1120 North French Road, Amherst, a half-mile back on the dirt road. Registration begins at 7 a.m. More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

Aurora Players to stage ‘Summer Comes Late’ More...

Entertainment

Walking Tours

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Family Activities

sat. 23 Kids Day — Activities from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, prior to the Buffalo Bills taking on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Ralph Wilson Stadium, 1 bills Drive, Orchard Park; $. 648-1800, www.buffalobills.com More...

Festivals

fri. 22 & sat. 23 More...