Weekly Feature

August 17, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

FLOWER POWER

— An African violet grown by Denise Laraiso of Elma won second place in the African violet division of the horticulture contest at the Erie County Fair. More...

Editorials

It can be difficult decoding school dress codes

This is a pretty important time of the year for fashion, given that it’s back-to-school shopping season. More...

Spindle items

East Aurora Editor

ERIE COUNTY FAIR — This is one of my favorite events of the year: the Erie County Fair. The food, the animals, the wacky gadgets being sold at the events center. More...

Out of the Past

25 Years Ago Aug. 20, 1992   More...

Lifestyles

Going Green by Living in Less

Woman builds tiny house to embrace more sustainable lifestyle

Michelle Bernas grew up in a duplex with her grandparents, two aunts, parents and older brother in North Tonawanda. She shared a 9-foot by 10-foot room with her brother until she was 12 years old. More...

Solar Eclipse Party at Elma library

The Elma Public Library will host a Solar Eclipse Viewing Party from 1 to 4 p.m. Monday, Aug. 21, at 1860 Bowen Road, Elma. Guests are invited to stop by and pick up a pair of glasses for the viewing at 2:33 p.m. More...

COZY COWS

— Daisy, a 2-year-old Hereford cow from K-D Livestock in Elma, lies with her calf, Bo, during the Erie County Fair. More...

Business

United Way of Buffalo & Erie County celebrates 100th anniversary

More than 3,600 volunteers help celebrate 100 years of UWBEC before beginning a day of service to benefit local nonprofits

More than 3,600 volunteers gathered Wednesday to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the United Way of Buffalo & Erie County at KeyBank Center prior to spending the day volunteering as part of the organization’s annual Day of Caring voluntee More...

Alzheimer’s chapter offers new program

The Alzheimer’s Association Western New York Chapter is offering a program for those recently diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, mild cognitive impairment or another related dementia.  More...

HOPE Buffalo effort addresses teen pregnancy

The Erie County Department of Health and HOPE Buffalo, a collaborative, community project that aims to reduce teen pregnancy, has announced the arrival of the “PATCH” program in Buffalo. More...

Elma boy gets wish granted for a ride on fireboat

Ben Stromecki and his family have a love for all things related to fire departments and several ties to the Orchard Park Fire District.  It would come as no surprise then that the 12-year-old, who is battling a brain tumor, was beyond excited Tu More...

Zonta Club of Aurora Area disbands after 45 years

After 45 years of fundraising and support for women and girls of the Southtowns, the Zonta Club of the Aurora Area has disbanded.  More...

Local News

Performance audit to evaluate Erie County Water Authority

¦ Historic water main break leaves 100,000 residents without proper access to water

Michelle Schoeneman, candidate for the Erie County Legislature’s 10th District, has filed a letter with the New York State Authorities Budget Office urging the agency to conduct a formal performance audit of the Erie County Water Authority in l More...

Roycroft Film Society to hold free outdoor screening

The Roycroft Film Society will present its fourth annual free outdoor film screening at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19, on the Roycroft Campus, 39 S. Grove St., East Aurora   More...

News Brief

Tom Stahl will perform folk music at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 26, at Elma Village Green Park, 3001 Bowen Road, Elma. The free concert is part of a series taking place every Wednesday through Aug. 30.  More...

Police Blotter

Store says man stowed mixed nuts inside clothes

East Aurora  Friday, Aug. 4   A man was reportedly caught on video stealing a beer from a store on Riley Street. When confronted by police, the man admitted to taking the beer and apologized for his actions. More...

Sports

EA/Holland, Iroquois football get new coaches

¦ Iroquois girls soccer also undergoes change Sports Reporter

Some new, yet familiar faces will be patrolling the sidelines for three of the varsity teams at East Aurora and Iroquois this fall.  More...

Senior MOGs claim fifth consecutive 60+ title

Glory Days Softball

The Senior Mostly Old Guys recently won their fifth consecutive Glory Days Softball League 60+ Championship via their hard-fought 4-3 victory over the Tigers.  The Tigers started things off in the first with a run-scoring double by Tony Rusinek. More...

Sports briefs

The WNY Boys of Summer Travel Baseball League is holding open registration for its teams — for players whose age ranges from 10 to 16 — for fall league play this September and October. More...

Entertainment

Live Local in WNY

thurs. 17  Bill Quinlivan — 6 p.m., as part of Music On Main, Cabernet Cafe, 9 N. Ellicott near Main St., Williamsville. 631-1044, www.cabernetswinecafe.com   More...

Concerts

thurs. 17  Canadian alternative rockers USS will perform Thursday, Aug. 17, as part of the Canalside Live Concert series, with music starting at 5 p.m. at Canalside, 44 Prime St., Buffalo; $. 430-9072, www.canalsidebuffalo.com  fri. More...

Festivals

sat. 19-sun. 20   More...