Weekly Feature



October 11, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

WNY Southtowns Scenic Byway marks 10 years

It took about five years to gather information, signatures and support for the Western New York Southtowns Scenic Byway to be approved. More...

Editorials

Combating bullying during ‘National Bullying Prevention Month’

On Oct. 4, the Erie County Legislature made a proclamation to recognize October as National Bullying Prevention Month” in Erie County.  More...

Spindle items

ALL ABOUT THE KIDS — Long before I decided to become a journalist, I wanted to be a teacher. More...

Out of the Past

25 Years Ago Oct. 14, 1993

Iroquois Central School district recently completed phase one of a wiring update for the schools. The wiring links the Girdle Road schools, elementary, middle and high schools, allowing for improved, faster communications. More...

Police Blotter

Machine catches on fire at Moog in Elma

East Aurora

Tuesday, Sept. 25  A man who found a debit card at a Main Street ATM turned the item over to the police.  Thursday, Sept. 27   More...

Sports

Iroquois field hockey rallies to beat Pioneer

Iroquois’ field hockey team stood at the precipice of uncertainty after the first half of Friday’s contest with Pioneer, a squad that the Lady Chiefs have had some memorable clashes with in the past. More...

EA girls soccer wins three league games

East Aurora’s girls soccer team bounced back from a rare setback to defeat Pioneer on Oct. 3, 2-1, in one of its toughest ECIC III contests to date. More...

Blue Devil harriers fare well in invite held at site of state championships

East Aurora’s cross-country teams got a sneak peek at the course where this year’s state championships will be held by participating in Friday’s St. Anthony’s Invitational at Sunken Meadow State Park on Long Island. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Open house planned at EA Fire Department The East Aurora Fire Department will host an open house from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1 3, at 33 Center St., East Aurora. Guests will see a live demo, tour the firehouse and receive a smoke detector. More...

Business

BlueCross BlueShield announces new Medicare Advantage options

BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York recently announced a suite of Medicare Advantage options for 2019, including a $0 premium plan, available to more than 300,000 Medicare-eligible consumers in Western New York. More...

Nonprofits can apply for funding

The Junior League of Buffalo is accepting applications for its Community Assistance Small Grants program, open to organizations throughout Western New York. More...

ROCK THE RICHTER SCALE

ROCK THE RICHTER SCALE — Students simulate an earthquake during the Innovation Games on Friday at Holland High School. More...

Town of Aurora Board makes changes to budget ahead of public hearing

Town of Aurora leaders are making some last minute changes to the 2019 tentative budget before the Oct. More...

Four-way stop proposed at Maple Road and North Street

The East Aurora Village Board is looking into adding a four-way stop at the intersection of Maple Road and North Street in the village.  The move comes after a letter from Laura and Drew Gill to the board. More...

FALL FLUFF

FALL FLUFF —Charlotte and Cameron Theal discover the pillows at Lew Lew Creations during the Elma Fall Festival on Saturday.   More...

Local News

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

EA resident wins gold in longsword competition

An East Aurora resident is celebrating following major win at a national martial arts competition. Robert N. Smith was recently awarded gold in the beginner longsword competition at the The Iron Gate Exhibition. More...

Investment in private sector opioid response sees success

During the Erie County Legislature’s recent Health and Human Services Committee meeting, legislators received an update on 2017 opioid funding from Health Commissioner Gale Burstein and Mental Health Commissioner Mike Ranney.  More...

New community closet for foster families opens in Alden

Foster Love Closet has opened its doors at Town Line Lutheran Church, 1159 Town Line Road in Alden.  FLC provides new and gently used clothing, along with other items such children’s furniture, car seats and strollers.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Reach out to Luke Wochensky

In today’s divisive world it’s easy to dismiss “all Republicans or all Democrats” with one sweeping statement, but it’s important to remember that every politician running for office is human and every human has their ow More...

We’ve got a friend in Luke

At a time when politics so strongly divides our communities, rural towns in Western New York deserve representatives who are, above all, good people who care about their neighbors. I met Luke Wochensky before he was a candidate. More...

Lifestyles

Library News

Aurora Public Library 550 Main St. • 652-4440  2018 Hours: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays; 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 center will be closed Monday, Oct. 8 in observation of Columbus Day  Every Week   More...

The Great Pumpkin Farm provides fun for all ages

Pumpkin pie eating contests, pig races and more

The giant pyramid of pumpkins at The Great Pumpkin Farm is hard to miss when driving down Main Street in Clarence. The farm has been around for more than two decades and has become part of traditions for many families. More...

Entertainment

Halloween Happenings

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Performance

thurs. 11 Big Martha — Allman Brothers tribute band, 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, at The Tralf Music Hall, 622 Main St., Buffalo; $. 852-2860, www.tralfmusichall.com, www.ticketmaster.com More...

Festivals

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