April 24, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

New chapter begins for village trustee

For Trustee Libby Weberg, running for the East Aurora Village Board in 2005 seemed like a logical move. After living in the village for a decade at that point, Weberg had attended her fair share of board meetings. More...

Local News

News Brief

The office of Rep. Chris Collins will have a staff member present from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 30, at the Aurora Town Library, 550 Main St., East Aurora. More...

Races set for Iroquois, EA school board seats

Both the Iroquois and East Aurora districts will have contested school board elections this year, given the candidates filing petitions by Monday’s deadline. More...

Support group offers comfort for alienated grandparents

(Editor’s note: Names of subjects have been changed to maintain anonymity.) For many, being a grandparent is a time of great joy and an opportunity to share knowledge and experiences with descendants. More...

Obituaries

Death Notice

APLIN, Mary Ellen (nee Fones), of East Aurora, died Sunday, April 20, 2014. Mrs. Aplin is survived by her husband of 52 years, David; two daughters, Wendy and Cynthia; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and one brother. More...

Death Notice

ANDROFF, Maureen A. (nee Potter), of West Falls, died Saturday, April 12, 2014. Mrs. Androff is survived by her husband, Frank; one daughter, Ahni Androff; two sons, Richard and Christopher; one granddaughter; and parents Richard and Ann. More...

Sports

Soggy spring stalls EA, Iroquois schedules

Everyone has a tendency to have a song get stuck in their heads from time to time, and with the way things have gone so far this spring, it wouldn’t come as a shock if Western New York’s high school athletic directors said that they had t More...

Iroquois baseball escapes WNY, plays seven games on Florida trip

Iroquois’ baseball team made the most of its recent annual spring break trip to Florida, picking up wins over some quality opponents — but more importantly, getting out on the diamond and working out some of the lineup questions that coac More...

EA softball wins season opener

East Aurora eighth-grader Emily Lewandowski gave up just two earned runs and struck out five in six innings of work to win her varsity debut April 10, a 10-7 triumph over Pioneer. More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

Talk on library anniversary planned Aurora Town Library Director Robert Alessi will give a talk on the 50th anniversary of the library’s current building at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 24, at the Aurora Senior Center, 101 King St., East Aurora. More...

Business

Events

Forum to focus on marketing to Canadians More...

BBB alert: Travel scams circulating

If ever there was a winter to prompt a getaway, this was it. As spring arrives for upstate New York, many will be planning their summer getaways. The U.S. More...

National Grid reminds customers to dial before they dig

As spring weather brings more outdoor work by individuals, contractors and excavators, National Grid offers an important safety message: Call before you dig. More...

Village adopts 2014-15 budget

The East Aurora Village Board adopted the 2014-15 village budget during its meeting on Monday night. The budget totals approximately $9.2 million, and comprises the general fund of roughly $7.2 million and the water fund of about $1.4 million. More...

Town of Elma takes action for park building replacements

The Elma Town Board has announced that its long-discussed plan to replace both the press box and original concession stand, now a storage building, at Creek Road Park will finally be put into action. More...

Editorials

Helpless, grandparents fight for grandchildren

With Mother’s Day around the corner, gifts boasting the joys and love of being a grandmother abound, and for most grandparents these messages ring true. More...

Spindle items

OUT OF THE PAST — I enjoy looking at old photographs. More...

Legacy of Jack Kemp inspires Republicans anew

The name of one of the best-known individuals ever to serve the people of Western New York has suddenly begun to surface with regularity as mid-term elections draw closer. More...

Education

Grant allows Immaculate Conception School to foster rocketry mentorship

At Immaculate Conception School in East Aurora, there’s a special connection between some of the school’s oldest students and some of its younger students, as eighth-graders are helping third-graders learn to build rockets. More...

On the Campus

Mercyhurst University student Emily Zasowski, of Elma, was recently inducted into Psi Chi, the national honor society for psychology. More...

Lifestyles

Forest Lawn Cemetery spins life into Buffalo’s history

An actor walks amidst gravestones and the expansive landscape wearing a duster, cap, goggles, scarf and tie. More...

Roycroft to hold ‘body care crafting’ classes

The Roycroft Campus in collaboration with Oakmoss Education will hold “Heart, Hand and Body,” natural body care crafting classes. An introductory class will be held from 1 to 3:30 p.m. More...

Hubbard Film Society to screen film, host contest

If you have a knack for Scrabble or Words with Friends, the documentary “Word Wars” should be of particular interest. More...

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