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Rural Outreach Center to expand with EA location

The Rural Outreach Center in South Wales is set to expand in the upcoming weeks with a temporary location at 730 Olean Road, East Aurora. More...

Local News

Iroquois looks to shorten February break

Iroquois Central School District is looking at making a change to its 2015-16 calendar by shortening the February break.Superintendent Douglas Scofield recommended the change at the April 22 board meeting, citing the late school start as part of his More...

Knox Farm State Park to receive funding

Knox Farm State Park and Letchworth State Park will both receive funding for various revitalization and rehabilitation work, according to Sen. Patrick Gallivan, R-C-I, Elma. More...

Funding approved for Elma bridge repairs

Work will begin on the Girdle Road and Jamison Road bridges in the Town of Elma this year, according to Erie County Legislator and Majority Leader Joseph Lorigo, who represents Aurora and Elma. More...

Sports

EA baseball blasts Cheektowaga, slips by Maryvale

East Aurora’s baseball team took on a pair of foes from Cheektowaga last week and took vastly different approaches to reach the same conclusion: victory. More...

EA girls lacrosse drops pair of games

Victory proved to be elusive for East Aurora’s girls lacrosse team last week as the Lady Blue Devils dropped contests with Lake Shore and Niagara-Wheatfield to fall to 3-3 on the season. More...

EA track teams take out Depew

East Aurora’s boys and girls track teams prepared for Friday’s annual Dunkirk Invitational by maintaining their respective unblemished dual records against Depew on April 21. More...

Entertainment

Bee Entertained

Walking Tours thurs. 30 More...

Pantries seek volunteers, including those with vans or pickups

The Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive, organized by letter carriers throughout the nation, is coming soon. Volunteers from several pantries will be assisting the letter carriers and drivers and runners will be needed. More...

Aurora Historical Society in need of donations

The Aurora Historical Society is now seeking donations of items for its Treasures Sale, taking place Saturday, May 30. More...

Iroquois approves budget; hearing set for May 12

The Iroquois Board of Education unanimously approved the 2015-16 budget at its April 15 meeting. Board members adopted a budget of approximately $46.6 million, an increase of 3.76 percent from the 2014-15 spending plan. More...

School Board OKs 2015-16 budget amid cuts

The East Aurora School Board has adopted a 2015-16 budget that makes cuts in programming at all levels but places the district in what board members agree is a more advantageous position for the future. More...

Editorials

Consider donating time, talents to outreach center

Within the next month or so, The Rural Outreach Center of South Wales will open a satellite location on Olean Road in East Aurora. The center, known as the ROC, is a nonprofit ministry of Pathways Christian Fellowship Church. More...

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East Aurora Editor

LIFESTYLE — The first time remember hearing about the RMS Lusitania was in grade school. My older brother, Brendan, was — and still is — a major history buff, particularly in the area of ships. More...

Lifestyles

East Aurora prepares for Lusitania centennial

April holds the anniversary of arguably the most famous shipwreck — that of the RMS Titanic, which sunk after hitting an iceberg on April 15, 1912. More...

Schedule of Events

Friday, May 1: Diana Preston, author of Lusitania: An Epic Tragedy,” will speak at 7 p.m. at Parkdale Elementary School, 141 Girard Ave. Tickets are $10 and are available at aurorahistoricalsociety.com and at the door. More...

Ride for Bryce aims to expand skate park

The third annual Ride for Bryce will be held at 11 a.m. Sunday, May 3, at Keysa Park on Vandenburg Street in Lancaster. The event benefits the Bryce Buchholz BMX/Skate Park. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Historical Society plans afternoon tea event More...

Business

Attorney general accuses Total Tan of false advertising

Total Tan Inc., which operates tanning salons throughout the state, including Cheektowaga and Depew, is one of two companies being sued by state Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman for allegedly concealing indoor tanning risks. More...

Consultants Network WNY sets monthly social

Consultants Network WNY, which offers networking opportunities for engineers, will hold its monthly social at 6:30 p.m. Monday, May 11, at Parings Wine Bar, 5893 Main St., Williamsville. More...

BNSME to host ‘Guerrilla Sales’ sunrise seminar

Buffalo Niagara Sales and Marketing Executives will host “Guerrilla Sales” at 8 a.m. Tuesday, May 12, at the Millennium Hotel, 2040 Walden Ave., Cheektowaga. More...