July 2, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Oakmoss Education sets summer programs

For Mary Jo Graham, founder of Oakmoss Education, seeking time in the natural world is a time to both reconnect and find balance in everyday life. More...

Local News

Camp Invention to come to Iroquois Intermediate

Camp Invention, a day camp program that is supported by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and the National Inventors Hall of Fame, is coming to Iroquois Intermediate School the week of July 6. More...

Legislators disappointed in ECC tuition hike

Members of the Erie County Legislature are disappointed that the 2015-16 Erie Community College budget was approved with a $300 tuition hike. More...

Legislation to aid farmers gets green light

Legislation that requires landowners receive notice and a copy of the application when any portion of a gas or electric line is to be installed has recently been passed, according to Sen. Patrick Gallivan, R-C-I, Elma, and Assemblymember Harry B. More...

Sports

Schaefer’s .600 average leads First Team players

Despite the poor weather, it was a fantastic year for Western New York baseball. Players from all classes and all areas fought for division crowns. There were upsets and close games with a lot of drama added into the mix. More...

All-Bee Baseball Team named; selection process explained

Being selected for the All-Bee Baseball Team is an honor that the recipients are proud to receive, not just because it looks good, but also because opposing coaches see how valuable a player each recipient is to his or her team — and there&rsqu More...

Coaches name Lancaster’s Preziuso as area’s top pitcher

If the Lancaster varsity baseball squad had a quality opponent coming up, it was almost a sure thing that senior Joe Preziuso would be on the mound. More...

Business

AAA projects upcoming Independence Day holiday travel

AAA projects 41.9 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home this Independence Day, the most since 2007 and a 0.7 percent increase from the 41.6 million people who traveled last year. More...

MAKE A WISH

— Linda Anderson, Diane Willmott and Mark Gietler, owner of Aurora Balloon Company, prepare for a hot air balloon ride on Friday, June 19. More...

Notary public training to be repeated July 27

A New York Notary Public training course will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, July 27, at the Millennium Airport Hotel, 2040 Walden Ave., Cheektowaga. More...

Priority items listed for capital facilities project

The East Aurora School Board has identified elements considered a priority for a potential capital facilities project in 2016. More...

Services available to treat heroin abuse

Officials and legislators have recently been raising awareness about the rise in heroin abuse and services that are available by hosting Narcan training sessions and educational seminars. (See editorial on page four) More...

Editorials

Marilla native conducts summer library programs

For Shannon Jakubowski, the road leading to being Marilla Free Library’s director began as a child. More...

Heroin problem needs to be addressed

The use of heroin in Western New York has reached what some people are calling epidemic levels with overdoses occurring more frequently. More...

Spindle items

East Aurora Editor

FIREWORKS — Some of my earliest childhood summer memories include watching Independence Day fireworks in Niagara Falls. Every July 4, my grandparents would graciously give my parents the night off and take us kids to see the fireworks. More...

Education

Changes come to Roycroft Campus

If you haven’t been on the Roycroft Campus recently, it’s time to pencil in a visit. More...

What's Going On

St. Matthias Church to offer Celtic services

St. Matthias Episcopal Church will hold a series of Sunday evening Celtic services at 5 p.m. beginning Sunday, July 5, at the church, 374 Main St., East Aurora. The services will be held on the following Sundays: July 5 and 19, Aug. 2 and 16. More...

Hump Day Mile race slated for July 8

Aurora Races will hold the Hump Day Mile race Wednesday, July 8, beginning at the Roycroft Campus, 21 S. Grove St., East Aurora. Registration will begin at 6 p.m. More...

Church sets installation service, reception

Faith Lutheran Church will install its new pastor, the Rev. Thomas Fisher, at 4 p.m. Sunday, July 12, at the church, 1230 Bowen Road, Elma. A reception will follow. More...

Entertainment

Knox Farm to host ‘Bubbles and Brews’ event, BPO

As the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra fills Knox Farm State Park with music on Thursday, July 9, guests will also have an opportunity to have their sense of taste enhanced by an array of food and beverage options during the “Bubbles and Brews&r More...

News Brief

The Elma Town Board will next meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 15, in Town Hall, 1600 Bowen Road, Elma. More...

News Briefs

The East Aurora Village Board will next meet at 7 p.m. Monday, July 6, in Village Hall, 571 Main St., East Aurora. The East Aurora School Board will next meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 7, in the Main Street School, 430 Main St., East Aurora. More...