Weekly Feature



January 26, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

‘Seasonal’ issues vex residents

A group of Elma residents continued to press for action regarding a Bullis Road drainage issue at the Jan. 18 meeting of the Elma Town Board.  (See editorial on page four)  More...

Editorials

Sometimes, towns can only do so much

During the past several months, Elma residents living in the area of the proposed Seasonal Nursery location on Bullis Road have complained of drainage issues.  More...

Spindle items

FORMER EA RESIDENT TAKES TITLE — On Jan. 14, former East Aurora resident Tara Shaye Lynch was named Junior Miss Litchfield County 2012 during the Miss Litchfield County pageant held in Thomaston, Conn.  More...

Theatre group places War of 1812 at centre of attention

A s we walked into Moody’s Tavern, we were greeted by friendly men and women while a girl played the fiddle to perfection. The room was ringed by simple, long benches that were soon filled with guests. More...

Education

Immaculate Conception to hold open house

Immaculate Conception’s Home and School Association will present an open house at the school from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 29.  The event is part of the school’s celebration of Catholic Schools Week.  More...

Photo

WHERE IN THE WORLD — The top seven student finalists in the 2012 East Aurora Middle School Geography Bee are from left front row, Erin Grundtisch, Daisy Nicholl, and James Giacalone; and from l More...

Lifestyles

Aurora Waldorf to hold ‘Winter Faire’

Aurora Waldorf School, 525 West Falls Road, will present its annual Winter Faire from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28. Admission is $5 per person, and children 16 and younger will receive $5 worth of activity tickets with admission. More...

Spotlight, camera, action!

Local agency helps nonprofits realize media dreams

Not-for-profit agencies face many challenges while striving to make a difference in the communities or world around them. More...

East Aurora / Elma / Marilla Library News

Aurora Public Library  550 Main St.  652-4440   More...

Business

Chamber of Commerce marks anniversary

The Lancaster Area Chamber of Commerce is celebrating our silver anniversary in 2012.  The LACC was incorporated in 1987. More...

Roycrofters seek applicants for 2012 shows; set jury date

The Roycrofters-At-Large Association, the sponsoring organization of the Roycroft summer and winter festivals, is accepting applications for its two 2012 shows.  The application is available on the website at www.ralaweb.com, or by contacting th More...

Business Brief

A Business After Hours event has been planned from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7, at the Elma Towne Grille, 6650 Clinton St. More...

EAPD seek robbery suspect

East Aurora Police are seeking any information concerning a robbery Thursday morning at the Five Star Bank at 211 Main St. More...

Aurora approves diamonds on Gleed property

The Aurora Town Board on Monday paved the way for new baseball diamonds to be constructed on the property of the Gleed Avenue building.  Both the layout of the diamonds and the project’s fundraising were unanimously approved by Councilmen More...

Game face

Iroquois varsity cheerleaders Chelsea Ruda, center, and Florianna Pattacciato, right, salute prior to the basketball game versus West Seneca East on Friday. More...

Aurora youth sports registration set for Saturday

The Town of Aurora Recreation Department will hold registration for boys baseball, girls softball and Aurora Arsenal Soccer this weekend.  Registration will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. for all three leagues on Saturday, Jan. More...

Local News

Holland man charged with marijuana possession, sales

A Holland man will return to Aurora Town Court next week in connection with his arrest earlier this month for allegedly selling marijuana out of a local business.  East Aurora police arrested Lawrence J. Poitras Jr., 20, on Jan. More...

News brief

The Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority will hold a public hearing at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2, in the Building 5 cafeteria at Erie Community College’s South Campus, 4041 Southwestern Blvd. More...

Five areas seen for improvement in state budget

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Sports

Lady Chief cagers ace final tests before exam week

Iroquois’ girls basketball team rattled off two more league victories in its most recent outings — including the 500th win in program history — to remain perfect and atop the ECIC Division II standings at 6-0.  More...

EA cagers hold off feisty Flyers

Solid foul shooting down the stretch — including an extra opportunity when Maryvale coach Mark Kensy was whistled for a technical foul with 33.1 seconds to play in regulation — helped East Aurora’s boys basketball team escape from F More...

Diving record falls in Blue Devils’ lopsided win over Lake Shore

Jeff Matter set the school and pool record for six dives against Lake Shore when East Aurora’s boys swimming team easily dispatched its foe Friday, 147-39.  Matter finished the competition with 334.95 points, which has him currently ranked More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 26   After-School Escape — Children, grades K-5, are invited to enjoy a one-hour program for kids featuring a different, fun, outdoor activity each week, 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. More...

Art

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Symphonic

fri. 27   Eastman Organists’ Recital — Presented by the UB Department of Music, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27 at UB Slee Hall’s Lippes Concert Hall, UB North Campus, Amherst; $. 645-2921, www.slee.buffalo.edu  More...