Weekly Feature



August 16, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorials

State must learn to let school districts be

The East Aurora School District has proposed an administrative reshuffling in order to assist with New York’s Annual Professional Performance Review.  More...

Spindle items

• IT’S UPON US — The Second Well-Crafted Weekend is scheduled for Oct. More...

VP selection gives voters opportunity to focus on real issues

Mitt Romney’s early announcement of a running mate in this fall’s election means the race for the White House has escalated far sooner than most observers would have thought.  More...

Sports

Glory Days’ semifinal pairings determined

Semifinal-round matchups have been solidified after a pair of teams were eliminated from Glory Days 50+ Wood Bat Softball League postseason play Thursday, Aug. More...

Baseball team tryout slated

The Niagara Junior Power baseball club will be holding a 16U showcase tryout for the 2013 baseball season at 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 19, on diamond number five at Fairmount Park in Wheatfield. More...

Niagara University to offer baseball prospect camp

High-school aged baseball players looking to take their game to the next level will have a chance to take the next step in the process right before the start of the new school year.  More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

Annunciation Church to hold annual picnic   More...

Entertainment

Walking Tours

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Family Activities

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Theater

thurs. 16   Once On This Island Jr. — Presented by In Good Company Productions. Performance: 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16 at the Miller Band Shell in Niawanda Park, Tonawanda. Bring a lawn chair.  More...

Some residents skeptical of axing elected position

Several residents expressed their opposition to a proposed local law that would eliminate the elected position of tax receiver during a public hearing held at Monday night’s Aurora Town Board meeting.  More...

Fallen heroes

Art Popiol of East Aurora lowers the flag to half-staff Friday at the annual memorial service held at the Firemen’s Building on the grounds of the Erie County Fair in Hamburg. More...

Local News

Photo

JAMMIN’ — Mick Hayes, left, and Tom Zielinski play for the crowd at Knox Farm State Park on Saturday. More...

DEC tickets Custom Top Soil for air pollution

Seasonal Nursery site

After its Division of Air received and responded to resident complaints of fugitive dust generated from the Seasonal Nursery site at 1120 Bullis Road, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has responded by citing the company per More...

Panel discussion to spotlight local impact of War of 1812

A free War of 1812 Speaker Series will begin at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. More...

Education

Iroquois’ cafeteria prices to rise, electric bill to fall

Students can expect higher prices in the lunch lines at Iroquois Central School this year.  The increase comes as a result of changes in federal regulations, according to Joanne George, district business administrator.  Some of the new regu More...

Lifestyles

Local duo taking gamble on free poker

Dave Winnert was working construction in Phoenix a few years ago when he came across a poker league unlike anything he had seen back home in West Seneca. More...

Pathways plans monthly events

Pathways Christian Fellowship, 6387 Olean Road, will have used appliances and furniture for people in need available on the first Thursday and third Tuesday of each month. 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 More...

Business

Events

BNI schedules marketing team meeting   More...

Owner of new pizzeria gutting building, but still ‘excited’

The East Aurora Village Board approved a special permit application for Keith Leo, doing business as Leo’s Pizzeria and Wings, at its Aug. More...

Better Business Bureau warns of ‘smishing’ scam

If you own a cellphone, chances are very good that you have received spam text messages, known as smishing.  Smishing is a twist on an old scam that capitalizes on the explosive growth in smartphones. More...