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December 5, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Gingerbread house contest creates tasty rivalry

Wales woman wins competition

For the first year, the Hamburg Festival of Lights held a gingerbread house decorating contest.  Pressure from the clock, some uncooperative building materials and friendly rivalry made for an exciting evening at the fairgrounds event center on More...

Editorials

BOCES class preps students for working world

This Saturday, several dozen cookies will be dropped off at the Elma Town Museum for the annual Christmas tree lighting.  While the cookies will stand as a snack for those joining in the night’s festivities, we believe the lesson behind w More...

Spindle items

SMARTPHONE — Early on in my college career, I had a professor who gave a prophetic message to a class full of wide-eyed journalism students. As he stood in front of the class, he pulled out a sleek, black cellphone from his pocket. More...

It’s not a midlife crisis; it’s a blue Camaro with racing stripes

The lease on my Chevy Malibu still had a few months remaining before it was set to expire when the offers to escape from it early began arriving in my mailbox.  As had been the case three years ago, dealerships were willing to make the last few More...

Sports

Blue Devil cagers to open year without Cox

Not that having an underclassmen heavy roster is necessarily a bad thing, but when a coach finds himself carrying a team such as the one East Aurora boys basketball coach Chris Koselny is this winter, the last thing he would want is for one of his fe More...

Lady Chief cagers avenge playoff loss en route to Matthew Foster tourney title

Iroquois’ girls basketball team posted a pair of impressive early season victories on the way to securing the championship in its own annual Matthew Foster Tournament.  More...

EA’s young girls hoops team seeking success

As a senior-laden squad last winter, East Aurora’s girls basketball team was able to reach the Section VI Class B-1 championship game before ultimately succumbing to a much taller Olean team to finish its campaign 15-6 overall.  More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

Freudig Singers’ concert set for church   A Freudig Singers’ Christmas Pie Concert will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, at St. Matthias Episcopal Church, 374 Main St., East Aurora. More...

Entertainment

Holiday

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Special Events

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Concerts

thurs. 5   You just might want to get up and dance when Miss Tess and the Talkbacks bring their blend of jazz, country swing and early rockabilly to town at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, at the Sportsmen’s Tavern, 326 Amherst St., Buffalo; $. More...

Hearing on water rates shows mixed feelings

Residents of both the Village of East Aurora and the Town of Aurora spoke on proposed new water rates during a public hearing held Monday night at the Village Board meeting.  Before opening the topic for discussion, Mayor Allan Kasprzak informed More...

Election slated for Spring Brook fire commissioner

Taxpayers in the Spring Brook Fire District will be able to vote for a fire commissioner from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. More...

Local News

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

East Aurora resident croons on Christmas CD

Jim Fox didn’t start out a singer. He was an art student, more versed in oils and paints than in harmonies and melodies.  More...

RED CROSS HONORED

— The staff of The Firefighter Newspaper recently presented its annual “Excellence Through Teamwork” awards at a ceremony held at the Firemen’s Memorial Exhibit Center in West More...

Upcoming Meetings

The Aurora Town Board will next meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 9, at the Southside Municipal Center, 300 Gleed Ave., East Aurora.  The Iroquois Central School Board will next meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. More...

Education

MERIT SCHOLARS

— East Aurora High School seniors Jon McClure, Zachary Felder, Ben Kutina, Catherine Mooney and Michael Schuetz were recently named commended students in the 2014 National Merit Scholarship Pro More...

Iroquois Middle School announces honor roll

Iroquois Middle School recently announced that the following students earned a spot on the first-quarter honor roll of the 2013-2014 school year:  Grade Six   More...

On the Campus

Colgate University sophomore Alexandra Marrone, of Elma, was recently inducted into the Colgate chapter of Phi Eta Sigma, the national scholastic honorary society.   More...

Lifestyles

Zen and the art of iPhone photography

How one woman captures the extraordinary out of the ordinary

I t may seem odd to think of modern cellular devices as visionary tools paving the way to personal reflection. More...

Knox Farm to hold winter walk

Knox Farm State Park will hold a “Knox Winter Wonderland” hike at 9 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at the park, 437 Buffalo Road, East Aurora. For more information, call Beaver Meadow Audubon Center at 585-457-3228.   More...

Aurora Players to stage Christmas play

The Aurora Players will stage the play “A Candle in the Window” from Thursday, Dec. 12, to Sunday, Dec. 15.  The play focuses on a group of travelers who are stuck at a train station on Christmas Eve. More...

Business

Events

Basketball and networking event set for Dec. 11   More...

Aurora Theatre preps for ‘Grinch Day’

On Saturday, Dec. 7, “How The Grinch Stole Christmas” will be jumping off the big screen and into the lobby of the Aurora Theatre as the theatre celebrates “Grinch Day” as part of its “Hollywood Holidays.”  More...

Chamber to offer extended holiday hours

The Greater East Aurora Chamber of Commerce will offer the following extended holiday hours: from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6 and 20, and Thursday, Dec. 12; and from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, 14 and 21.  More...