Town of Aurora’s preliminary budget stays under tax cap, sees slight increase

At Monday’s Aurora Town Board meeting, a public hearing was held regarding the 2017 preliminary budget. Town Supervisor James Bach also gave a PowerPoint presentation on the budget details. Coming in at approximately $8.57 million, Aurora’s 2017 preliminary budget will be underneath the tax cap of 0.87 percent. Looking at the tax rate, the Highway Fund sees a decrease of […]

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Iroquois Central gets recognized as 2016 Emerging STEM school

The Iroquois Central School District was recently recognized by WNY STEM Hub as a 2016 Emerging STEM school district. The acronym refers to science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The award, which is in partnership with Siemens Industry Inc., is given annually to school districts that show commitment to STEM programs and incorporate them into the curriculum. STEM stands for science, […]

Sixth annual Well-Crafted Weekend to begin Friday

The village’s Well-Crafted Weekend will return for a sixth year Friday, Oct. 28, through Monday, Oct. 31, offering everything from a “Haunted Pub Crawl,” to theatrical productions and film screenings, to tours of the village’s museums and national historic landmarks. Held largely on Main Street, the festivities will take place as early as 8 a.m. and as late as 11 […]

Howl O’Ween parade part of weekend events

Tres Chic Pet Boutique will kick off its fourth annual “Howl O’ Ween” Trick-or-Treat Parade and Costume Contest on Saturday, Oct. 29. This Halloween weekend event is the opportunity for families and pets to get dressed up, trick or treat along East Aurora’s Main Street and help raise money for this year’s pet charity: Black Dog, Second Chance Rescue. Families […]

EA man arrested during annual sweep

Cody Diehl, 30, of East Aurora, has been arrested on an Erie County Sheriff’s Office warrant for menacing, harassment and criminal mischief charges, according to a press release from Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard. Diehl was arrested as part of the 14th annual National Family Violence Apprehension Detail and Family Court Warrant Sweep that was conducted on Oct. 19, […]

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The Kiwanis Club of Marilla will hold a soup tasting party from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 6 at the Marilla Community Center, 1810 Two Rod Road. Tickets are $10 per person and include varieties of soups and chili’s, along with salad, Costanzo rolls, homemade desserts and beverages. A bake sale will also be held that day to […]

First ‘Haunted Inn’ Halloween event planned

Bubbling brews, bewitching appetizers and special treats will haunt The Roycroft Inn’s Craftsman Lounge on Halloween night at the Inn, 40 South Grove St. For the first time ever, The Inn will celebrate an evening of Halloween fun for big kids to enjoy and in support the Roycroft Campus’ continued preservation and restoration of the historic Roycroft Campus, according to […]

Iroquois grad assigned to Navy ‘Seahawks’

U.S. Navy Seaman Thomas Grzeskowiak, a 2014 Iroquois graduate, of Marilla, works with the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye Squadron, VAW 126, also known as “Seahawks,” operating out of Norfolk, Virginia. He is responsible for maintenance and upkeep of framework, hydraulics, tires and landing gear on the aircraft. “I enjoy my job because I get to see the work I do in […]

Ceramic master artisan to showcase sculpture work

The Roycroft Campus will welcome Canadian Roycroft master artisan Mary Philpott, to the Neil and Barbara Chur Family Gallery. According to a press release from the Roycroft, Philpott is well known for her William Morris-inspired ceramic tiles, but will also be showcasing her new sculptural work as part of her exhibit, opening Nov. 4. Inspired by the color, narration and […]