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February 21, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

EA Fire Hall design well under way

Plans are swiftly moving forward for East Aurora’s new fire hall at 33 Center St.  (See editorial on page four)  Planning Commission Chairman Dan Castle, who is leading the design committee for the fire hall, said past committee meeti More...

Editorials

East Aurora’s new fire station is well deserved

The history of fire companies in East Aurora stretches centuries. More...

Spindle items

TEACHERS MAKE A DIFFERENCE — I have always hated the saying, “Those who cannot do, teach.” It implies that people who enter the noble field of education have first failed at other jobs. More...

‘Empire Speak’ defines role of New York State Cemetery Board

There is a meeting of great significance taking place this week in Albany that will not snare the attention of many political stalkers in the Empire State, but there is much at stake.  More...

Education

Liam Stine becomes ‘Principal for the Day’

Second-grade student Liam Stine recently got a glimpse into what life would be like if he ran his school. On Feb. More...

Iroquois district sends message to federal government

Members of the Iroquois Board of Education have resolved to send a message to the federal government regarding budget cuts.  During a Feb. 13 meeting, the board agreed to send a document to Rep. More...

Math talk set at Gow School

Eric Bray and John Lindahl, Gow School math teachers, will speak at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, in the school’s Reid Arts Center. They will share proven methods they use to better reach learners. More...

Lifestyles

FLAIR FOR THE Middle East

Book introduces cooks to new kind of recipes

Like most good food does, hers began with love. Seven years ago, Faith Gorsky married a man with a Palestinian father and Syrian mother. The mother cooked, true to her culture, phenomenal Middle Eastern food for her family. More...

College broadcast student visits big leagues

Elma native Connor Kobis plans to graduate from Westminster College in the spring, and the broadcast major will not be entering the workforce without some real-world experience.  More...

People in the News

Austin Nawotka of Elma earned first honors at St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute for the second quarter of the 2012-13 school year. He is in his junior year.   More...

Business

Events

Passport Day set for March 9 at Buffalo facility   More...

Kraus re-elected president of NYSTRS Board

East Aurora resident Michael Kraus was recently re-elected president of the New York State Teachers’ Retirement System Board by his fellow board members. He is also the president of the insurance firm R.M. More...

Knox Farm plans for equestrian center

The state Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation recently released a request for proposals for private-sector businesses or qualified not-for-profit organizations for the design, construction and operation of an equestrian center at Kn More...

Roycroft Shipping Building repairs coming soon

Restoration of the dilapidated Roycroft Shipping Building will begin this summer promises its owner, Boice Lydell.  It was the answer the Village of East Aurora has been looking for since October, when the board asked Lydell to come up with a ti More...

CHILI CHALLENGE

— Members of the East Aurora Fire Department taste test chili from restaurants participating in the Town of Aurora Winterfest’s Four Alarm Chili Challenge. More...

Local News

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Gow student learns valuable lessons

When John Ebersole competed in the Buffalo Silver Invitational Tournament in January, he took away much more than a ranking. He took away valuable lessons in the sport.  More...

News Brief

The East Aurora Village Board will hold two public hearings at 7 p.m. Monday, March 18, at Village Hall. The public hearings are on a development plan application for Council Opticians at 323 Main St. More...

GRAB THAT PUCK

— Noah DiFillipo, left, Tyler Clark, Lucas Harnog and Jack McDonald participate in the “Skate and Shoot” event held at the Healthy Zone Ice Rink during Aurora’s Winterfest. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.For the fourth anniversary of the Crash of Flight 3407 on Feb. 12, I would like to repeat my thanks to all those who helped at the time of the crash.  More...

Sports

EA boys hoops wins three of final four

East Aurora’s boys basketball team took care of business to close out the regular season, knocking off all three of its league opponents in a recent stretch of four games to tie for second place in the division standings.  More...

Titans AAU basketball tryouts slated

The Buffalo Titans AAU boys basketball program will hold tryouts for its 2013 season on Wednesday, March 6, at Bishop Timon High School, 601 McKinley Parkway, Buffalo, and Thursday, March 7, at the Buffalo Niagara Court Center, 425 Meyer Road, West S More...

Chiefs, Blue Devils send representatives to sectionals

Members of Iroquois’ and East Aurora’s boys swimming teams recently put the finishing touches on successful 2012-13 seasons with their participation in last weekend’s annual Section VI Championships.  Iroquois sent four swimmer More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

World Day of Prayer set at Nativity Lutheran   More...