Weekly Feature



August 16, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorials

Caution should be king when traveling to school

I n roughly three weeks, students in the Ken-Ton and Twin Cities areas will be heading back to school in buses, on bicycles, on foot and in cars. More...

Spindle items

ON FRIENDSHIP— It all started with a walk.  More...

Out of the Past

25 Years Ago Aug. 19, 1993

Elma Town Supervisor John F. DeJoseph has voiced opposition to any recommendations of the Niagara Frontier Transportation Committee for a relief route linking the towns of Lancaster, Elma, West Seneca and Orchard Park.  More...

Police Blotter

EA teen arrested after charging at officer

East Aurora

Thursday, July 26  Two-thousand dollars in cash, along with a number of valuables, was stolen from a home on Willardshire Road.  Friday, July 27   More...

Lifestyles

‘Prescribed to Death’

Exhibit honors 22,000 victims of opioid crisis

None of Michael Israel’s doctors warned him about addiction. More...

Tea Time

Elenor Sroka, left, and her sister, Margaret, spend time in the garden during the Girls and their Dolls Garden Party held at the Hull Family Home and Farmstead Sunday.   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  MONDAY-FRIDAY: EXERCISE/WORKOUT ROOM OPEN 8 A.M.-3:45 P.M.   More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

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Special Events

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Festivals

sat. 18   Gathering of the Drums Festival — An indigenous drumming festival, 1-6:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, front steps and lawn of the Niagara Arts and Cultural Center, 1201 Pine Ave., Niagara Falls; Free. More...

Iroquois coalition continues billboard discussion

The Iroquois Central School District is actively involved in addressing the problem of underage drinking and trying to limit the accessibility of alcohol to minors. More...

Danny’s Helping Hands shares story

Clothing racks and neat stacks of clothes are piled up on tables in a cramped Iroquois Intermediate School room. The room is filled with donations so children and families can look around and take what they need from Danny’s Helping Hands. More...

Local News

State funding to help Hull House restoration

Assemblywoman Monica Wallace said Friday that she has secured state funding to assist in the ongoing restoration project of the historic Hull House in Lancaster.  The $10,000 grant will be used to restore the homestead’s deteriorating fron More...

Senate to hold hearings on felons’ right to vote

The state Senate Republican majority will hold hearings on what Sen. Patrick Gallivan said is the Parole Board’s “leniency on cop killers, sex offenders and violent felons” who have appeared before them and received parole.  More...

News Brief

Hunting licenses are now available for purchase. Hunting season begins Sept. 1. Anyone wishing to renew a hunting license must provide a New York State driver’s license or New York State non-driver ID. More...

Letters to the Editor

Sidewalk Sale a shared success

There’s not enough room in this forum to recognize everyone individually who helped make the 49th annual Greater East Aurora Chamber of Commerce Street Festival and Sidewalk Sale such a success, but we’re going to give it a try. More...

‘Siren song’ fails to fool neighbors

In Greek mythology, the Sirens were dangerous creatures who tried to lure sailors with their enchanting voices toward the rocky coast of their island. More...

Sports

Glory Days Softball

Dudas, Americans to play for 50+ championship

Defending division champion Wallenwein’s will attempt to break its 2018 split with ALP Steel Corporation on Diamond Two in Westfalls Park at 6:30 tonight, Aug. 16, when the squads clash for the Glory Days Softball League’s 50+ title. More...

Section VI Hall of Fame names Class of ’18

The Section VI Hall of Fame will once again grow in size this December when it enshrines its Class of 2018 during a ceremony in the Southtowns. The Class of 2018 induction ceremony is scheduled to begin with a cash bar and dinner at 5:30 p.m. More...

MAGICAL MOMENT

MAGICAL MOMENT — The 16U West Seneca Magic - Antalek travel softball team recently won the Metro League “B” Division championship by shutting out top-seeded North Tonawanda Diamond More...

What's Going On

Grief support group to meet   The Grief Recovery After Substance Passing peer support group, for loved ones of those who have died due to addiction or overdose, will meet at 2:30 p.m. More...

Business

Blue Fund grants to fund local health-oriented organizations and initiatives

BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York recently announced the creation of the Blue Fund, a new health-focused grants program.  More...

Marilla resident elected to Food Bank Board of Directors Executive Committee

Eric Decker of Marilla has been elected as vice chair of the Food Bank of Western New York’s Board of Directors.  Decker is senior vice president of information technology and chief information officer for Independent Health, where he is a More...

McDonald’s announces plans to update restaurants

McDonald’s announced on Tuesday plans to update 360 restaurants in New York State as part of a $6 billion plan to modernize most U.S. restaurants by 2020.  More...