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July 27, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorials

The chaos of cleanup after the storm

What a wild summer this has been weather-wise. Two consecutive weeks of intense rain, and two confirmed tornados, one of which happened just miles from our town.  Tornadoes aren’t what people expect in Western New York. Snow, yes. More...

Spindle items

POLO  TRAINING— know what you’re thinking — “Oh look, Kate is writing about horses again.  What a surprise.” But seriously, if you were able to check out the  Knox Memorial Polo Cup, some of the best you w More...

Out of the Past

25 Years Ago July 30, 1992   Racing Day was one of the wettest ones in recent memory, according to organizers of the event. Events that were to be held in Hamlin Park on Sunday were cancelled. More...

Education

Incoming kindergarten students to get practice ride on school bus

Incoming kindergarten students will have an opportunity to experience riding on a school bus prior to the first day of school, according to a release from the Orchard Park School District.  Orchard Park bus drivers will take students on a short More...

On the Campus

Jackson Gavin and Keith Horbachewski, both of East Aurora, have been named to the dean’s list at Oswego State College for the spring 2017 semester.  More...

Lifestyles

Stop and snare

Top drum corps to perform at 20th annual Drums Along the Waterfront

Imagine a marching band combined with synchronized dance movements and the artistry of a Broadway production. That’s what an audience can expect from a drum corps performance. More...

‘Pretty Funny The Musical’ hits stage at MusicalFare Theatre

After more than three years of preparation, an original musical has reached the stage at MusicalFare Theatre. More...

Senior News

All events (except where indicated) are held at the Town of Aurora Senior Center, 101 King St., Suite A. For information on any programs, call 652-7934.  Every Week   More...

Business

Food Bank of WNY seeks help to ‘Walk Off Hunger’

The Food Bank of WNY is seeking participants for its 10th Annual Walk Off Hunger, which will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 29, at Island Park in Williamsville. More...

Welcome Home event planned for all veterans

Veterans Affairs Western New York Healthcare System will host its annual welcome home event and memorial ceremony for all veterans from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 5. More...

AMVETS Thrift Store to host cookout job fair

The Buffalo South office of Express Employment Professionals and the AMVETS Thrift Store of Depew are partnering to bring a free cookout and job fair to area residents. Current job openings will be shared from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday, July 28. More...

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Tornadoes, severe weather cripple Southtowns

Numerous Southtowns are still feeling the impact of severe weather after tornadoes touched down last week in Erie County, causing significant damage.  More...

Local News

Knox Farm State Park to host agility competition

Dozens of dogs will show off their skills during the Blues and Q’s dog agility trial starting at 8 a.m. Friday, Aug. 4, and continuing through Sunday, Aug. 6, at Knox Farm State Park, 437 Buffalo Road, East Aurora. More...

Crews make progress on Elma water main project

Work on a water main on Treehaven Road in Elma is continuing, according to Gene Stevenson, water superintendent for the town.  During a meeting on July 19, Stevenson updated the Elma Town Board on the progress of the project.  More...

ECC to reorganize leadership, create efficiencies

In an effort to right-size his senior executive staff and pursue efficiencies in time for the fall semester, new SUNY Erie Community College President   Dan Hocoy has announced plans to reorganize executive functions of the college in numerous d More...

Police Blotter

Weed trimmer stolen from Elma home

East Aurora  Thursday, June 6   After two weeks of tensions regarding the behavior of their children, two neighbors on Walnut Street got into an argument that allegedly turned physical after one neighbor claimed the other woman punched her. More...

Sports

Russ named Bee’s Male Athlete of the Year

What started out with fulfillment of a request by a friend has turned into one of the larger passions of East Aurora senior to-be Ian Russ’s life. More...

Senior MOGs earn ninth consecutive victory

Glory Days Softball League

60+ Division  The Senior Mostly Old Guys finished the 2017 regular season with their ninth consecutive victory, which came at the Comfort Funeral Home Senior Cubs’ expense, 11-8.  The Cubs didn’t make things easy, however, as th More...

Fellowship of Christian Athletes to host five camps

The Buffalo branch of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes will be offering camps in five different sports during each of the Wednesdays in August.  More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

EA Rotary to hold annual party  Reunion Weekend in East Aurora kicks off with the East Aurora Rotary’s annual Rotary Party. The party goes from 6 to 11 p.m. Friday, July 28, at Fireman’s Field on Pine Street. More...

Entertainment

Live Local in WNY

thurs. 27  Davey O — 6 p.m., as part of Music On Main, Cabernet Cafe, 9 N. Ellicott near Main St., Williamsville. 631-1044, www.cabernetswinecafe.com   More...

Performance

thurs. 27  Dixie Swing — Performing as part of the Easy Listening Concert series, 7 p.m. Thursday, July 27, at Raymond Klimek Veterans Park, 700 River Road, North Tonawanda. 695-8520   More...

Concerts

thurs. 27  Theory of a Deadman will perform as part of the Canalside Live concert series, 5 p.m. Thursday, July 27, at Canalside, 44 Prime St., Buffalo; $. 430-9072, www.canalsidebuffalo.com   More...