Weekly Feature



September 12, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Quick Asquith

East Aurora’s Abby Asquith successfully chases down a shot during the Lady Blue Devils’ 3-0 loss to Cheektowaga on Sept. 4. More...

Editorials

Taste of EA, Bosom Buddies walk enhances community

On Saturday, Sept. 14, the 19th annual Roswell Park Bosom Buddies Walk and the second annual Taste of East Aurora will pack the village streets with people having fun and supporting a worthy cause.  More...

Spindle items

TUNE-UP TIME — I love to sing. Whether I am in the shower, washing the dishes or driving in my car, you can bet I am belting it out on the top of my lungs.  More...

Community newspapers invented ‘hyperlocal’ coverage

There was some good news recently from the sporting world that you might have missed, given all the hullabaloo surrounding drama within the Buffalo Bills training camp and the team’s opening-day loss to the New England Patriots. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Mr. Sherman has always analyzed world problems as well or even better than even the major news media. What useful purpose ever results in getting the United States involved in issues we cannot solve by military action? More...

Education

PRAYERFUL BEGINNINGS

— Immaculate Conception seventh-graders Thomas Welsh, left, Adam Keller, Alex Denz, Max Murray and Cyrus Humphrey attend the school’s recent prayer service at Hamlin Park to kick off the More...

Annunciation receives technology upgrades

When students returned to Annunciation School in Elma last week, they discovered multiple technology improvements throughout the building.  The upgrades will impact students in all grades, from pre-kindergarten through eighth grade.  More...

On the Campus

Michael Rauff of Elma recently graduated from Morrisville State College with a degree in residential construction, A.O.S.   More...

Lifestyles

Women’s Group fosters friendships for 30 years

When the Women’s Group formed in 1983, its membership included only a handful of women. They would meet, have lunch or dinner, and swap stories and advice. More...

Aurora Vietnam Veterans plan cruise night

There will be a cruise night at 5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16, at East Aurora American Legion Post 362, 1 Legion Drive, East Aurora. The event is open to all classic and antique cars, trucks and bikes. More...

East Aurora / Elma / Marilla Library News

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Business

Events

Buffalo Score hosting business startup workshop   More...

Comfort Funeral Home to hold estate, funeral planning seminar

Comfort Funeral Home Inc. is in the business of easing the difficult transition of a loved one’s passing.  More...

EA Co-op to continue food series

The East Aurora Cooperative Market will hold the next installment in its Food for Thought series at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24. The class will be held at the East Aurora Co-op Mini-Market at 618 Main St.  More...

Friess, Jeffe capture GOP primary

Incumbents ruled the Republican primaries in the Town of Aurora on Tuesday.  According to the Erie County Board of Elections, Councilwoman Susan Friess and Supervisor Jolene Jeffe won the Republican Primary for the two available council seats.&n More...

Expired plowing contract concerns both towns, county

A surprise fall snowstorm could prove extra hazardous for Erie County residents.  Despite contract negotiations for snow plowing beginning in the spring between the county and 32 towns and villages, the two sides could not reach agreement before More...

Local News

DELICATE WORK —

China painting class instructor Meg Hausauer, left, and Aurora Senior Center members Beverly Able and Helen Silliman work on their hand-painted china pieces for display at the center’s open hou More...

Genealogical society explores branches of family history

Often you wonder who you are and where you came from. With genealogy, you can find out.  St. More...

News Brief

The Aurora Historical Society will hold a general meeting at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 26, at the Aurora Senior Center, 101 King St., East Aurora. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. for coffee, tea and refreshments. More...

Letters to the Editor

Baseball memories resonate in column

I recently read David Sherman’s column about A-Rod and his fond feelings for Rocky Colavito turning 80.  I subscribe to XM Radio every year just for baseball season, cancel in fall and renew in spring. More...

Police Blotter

‘Possibly rabid’ fox expires on resident’s back porch

East Aurora Wednesday, Sept. 4 An East Aurora woman was charged with operating a motor vehicle with suspended registration after being stopped by police on Riley Street. More...

Obituaries

Death Notices

CARROLL, Rita R., formerly of Alden, died Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013. Mrs. Carroll is survived by one son, Paul J. Southwell; one grandchild; and one brother, Francis. Funeral services were held Sept. 5 at the Charles Meyer Funeral Home.   More...

Sports

EA cross country program recognized prior to season

The Niagara Track and Field Hall of Fame recently recognized East Aurora’s 2012 girls cross country team, along with co-coach Walt McLaughlin, for the success it achieved last fall.  More...

EA boys volleyball coach hoping to break through for first victory

Second-year East Aurora boys volleyball coach Carl Cordes has a number of goals for his players this fall, but chief among them is one simple to set but sometimes hard to achieve: win.  More...

Lady Chiefs’ soccer wins two of first three games

Iroquois’ girls soccer team opened its 2013 season last week on a positive note, posting victories in two of its three league contests.  More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

Red Cross blood drives set in Elma, Holland   The American Red Cross Bloodmobile will be at Cy’s Elma Pharmacy from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13. The pharmacy is located at 2317 Bowen Road, Elma. More...

Entertainment

Theatre

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Concerts

fri. 13   Paul Fracassi will bring his performance tribute to Frankie Valli at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13, to the Lancaster Opera House, 21 Central Ave., Lancaster; $. 683-1776, www.lancopera.org.  More...

Festivals

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