Weekly Feature

May 25, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Elma, East Aurora to hold Memorial Day events

Residents in Elma and East Aurora are gearing up to celebrate Memorial Day on Monday, May 29. Several events in the community will mark the day.  Elma   More...

Editorials

It’s time to honor our public works crews

If you ask most people on the street what a public works department does, you’ll most likely be met with blank stares. More...

Spindle items

East Aurora Editor

• BEWARE OF WILDLIFE — It’s that time of year again, when the animals come out of their winter slumber and start roaming around.  More...

Out of the Past

25 Years Ago May 28, 1992   Voters in the Iroquois Central School District defeated the 1992-93 budget by a margin of 164 votes during the referendum on March 19. This year’s budget was defeated 991 to 827. More...

Sports

EA baseball sends B-1’s top seed packing

East Aurora’s baseball team made the right pitching moves to give itself the chance it needed to knock off top-seeded City Honors in Friday’s Section VI Class B-1 quarterfinal, and in the end not even four errors could prevent the Blue De More...

East Aurora’s girls lacrosse squad ties program’s best-ever win streak

¦ Kasprzyk becomes all-time goal scorer in finale

East Aurora’s girls lacrosse team pushed its winning streak to eight games — tying a school record in the process — by taking down Eden, Gowanda, Iroquois and Salamanca in recent action to improve to 12-2 on the year. More...

FOLLOW THROUGH

 — East Aurora’s Emily Schreiber watches her shot sail towards the hole while competing in the Section VI Girls Golf Championships on May 17. Schreiber ultimately finished 20th overall with her 18-hole round of 116 (58-58). More...

Business

Discover 716 app connects users with Buffalo attractions

Damian Spalla wants to make finding an Ethiopian restaurant in East Aurora, a brewery in Wilson or a gym in Kenmore a bit easier, and he’s betting the Discover 716 app will do just that.  The app, which is free to download, has been live s More...

NU awarded $4 million gift from estate

Niagara University has received a gift from the estate of the late Rose Bente Lee Ostapenko. The gift, which will exceed $4.1 million, will be used for several university projects and initiatives. More...

Avalon CEO to run WNY-EO Chapter

JP Midgley, chief executive officer of Avalon Document Services, will take the reins of the Western New York Chapter of the Ent repreneurs’ Organiza- tion when he is installed as president on Saturday, July 1. More...

Librarian honored

Karen Korpanty, center, was honored for her work as the director of the Elma Library during the May 17 Elma Town Board meeting. Korpanty will retire at the end of May. More...

Relay for Life set for June 16

In a few weeks, hundreds of people will gather at Iroquois High School for the annual Elma Relay for Life, an event to raise awareness about the fight against cancer.  The event will take place starting at 5 p.m. More...

Local News

NY Times editor discusses pursuit of truth during Williamsville forum

Returning to his native Williamsville to speak about the journalistic pursuit of truth, James Dao, op-ed editor of the New York Times, told residents that reality isn’t what it seems at first glance, and as readers, they should be skeptical.&nb More...

Friends of Knox Park receive major grant

The Friends of Knox Farm State Park recently received a $25,000 state grant from the Park and Trail Partnership Program to replace the roof on the Main House at the Buffalo Road park.  In addition to the grant award, the Friends of Knox Farm wil More...

Roycroft Summer Festival takes place June 24, 25

The 41st annual Roycroft Summer Festival will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 24, and Sunday, June 25, on the grounds of Parkdale Elementary School, 141 Girard Ave., East Aurora.  More...

Lifestyles

Author Lauren Belfer discusses Buffalo-based novel ‘City of Light’

As a child growing up in Buffalo during the 1960s and ’70s, Lauren Belfer never felt inspired by the city’s architecture or history. All Belfer wanted to do was escape the city and its lack of opportunities. More...

Library News

Aurora Public Library 550 Main St. • 655-5875  2017 Winter Hours: 1 to 8 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m Tuesdays; noon to 6 p.m. Wednesdays; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays; and closed Sundays.   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. The Aurora Senior Center will be closed on Monday, May 29 in observance of Memorial Day. More...

Entertainment

Live Local in WNY

thurs. 25  Kevin McCarthy - One Man Band — 7:30 p.m., Local Kitchen & Beer Bar, 88 W. Chippewa St., Buffalo. 849-1000  Gregg Sansone — 9 p.m., Mac’s On Hertel, 1435 Hertel Ave., Buffalo. More...

Theatre

ongoing: now-May 27   More...

Walking Tours

thurs. 25  Chestnut Ridge Park Evening Hike — This 5-mile walk is presented by the Foothills Trail Club, 6 p.m. Thursday, May 25. Meet in the parking lot by the casino. Call 548-1401. www.foothillstrailclub.org   More...