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August 4, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Knox Farm to host annual Dog Agility Trial

This weekend, the polo fields at Knox Farm State Park in East Aurora will play host to a different species with four legs and tails: dogs.  Up and Over Dog Sports will once again be holding its annual Dog Agility Trial Friday, Saturday and Sunda More...

Editorials

Addiction Hotline will assist with opioid crisis

Crisis Services has long been a point of contact for callers dealing with suicide and mental health issues, domestic violence, sexual assault, elder abuse, homelessness and other issues. More...

Spindle items

East Aurora Editor

MARRYING IN — My fiance’s family is much different from my own, on nearly every level. While I am one of four, Bryan is an only child.  More...

Out of the Past

20 Years Ago Aug. 8, 1996   Hawk Creek Wildlife Rehabilitation Center is sponsoring a “Name the Bobcats” contest from now until Sunday, Aug. 18. More...

Sports

North holds off South surge in 29-26 win

Lions All-Star Classic

Big plays highlighted the 41st annual Kensington Lions Club’s All-Star High School Football Classic, presented by ADPRO Sports July 27 at Tonawanda High School’s Clinton H. Small Stadium.  More...

Book to debut this month heralding region’s Olympic Games footprint

As the Summer Olympics approach, Western New Yorkers are preparing to cheer on the handful of local athletes who are slated to compete.  There’s a long tradition of Buffalo-area athletes participating in the world’s premier athletic More...

Odrobina Memorial Softball tourney set

Sixteen men’s teams and eight women’s squads will vie for the championship at the fourth annual Peter Odrobina Memorial Softball Tournament, which is scheduled to start at 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, with a rain date of Sunday, Aug. 7.  More...

Entertainment

Greater East Aurora Chamber of Commerce Street Festival and Sidewalk Sale

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Concerts

thurs. 4 Texas-based house music DJs Chad Cisneros and Dave Reed, aka Tritonal, will perform as part of the Canalside Concert series, 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 4, at Canalside, 44 Prime St., Buffalo; Free. 328-0320, www.canalsidebuffalo.com More...

Performance

thurs. 4  Custode and Parisi — Part of the Easy Listening Concert series, 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 4, at Raymond Klimek Veterans Park, 700 River Road, North Tonawanda. 695-8520  fri. 5   More...

Village moves forward with infrastructure projects

Water mains and drainage issues top priorities

The East Aurora Village Board authorized Mayor Allan Kasprzak to seek bids for two infrastructure projects in the village’s tier one capital projects plan during Monday night’s meeting.  According to Kasprzak, the two projects are to More...

Crisis Services opens addiction hotline

Within the first 24 hours of the Crisis Services addiction hotline launch, there were 79 calls. More...

Local News

AAA study finds Americans are flocking to national parks

Visitation to national parks reached an all-time high in 2015, with more than 307 million visitors, according to the National Park Service, and according to a recent AAA survey, 79 percent of Americans say they are as likely — 42 percent &mdash More...

Erie County introduces program to assist people with addiction

A press conference was held Monday afternoon by the Erie County Opiate Epidemic Task Force to unveil three new initiatives that will be effective immediately.  These include an Addictions Treatment Hotline at 831-7007, a Crisis Peer Response Tea More...

Inaugural Bark Bash set for Saturday

The inaugural Bark Bash will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. More...

Police Blotter

Pool-going neighbor makes splash with alarm

East Aurora  Tuesday, July 26   A complainant on Harris Drive told police that at some point during the night his parked vehicle was entered. More...

Education

RAT-A-TAT-TAT

— The top seven drum corps in the world will compete on Sunday, Aug. 7, in the Drums Along the Waterfront Tour of Champions event set for 7 p.m. at Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park. More...

Lifestyles

Fair opens new heritage center

A new heritage center and one day of 90 minutes of free midway rides are among the latest attractions fairgoers can look forward to during the 177th Erie County Fair.  More...

Chestnut Ridge Park to hold outdoor movie

Disney’s “Cars” will be shown as the free outdoor movie at Chestnut Ridge Park from 8:15 to 10:15 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19. If it rains, the movie will be shown in the casino.   More...

Christian concert series slated for August

Every Sunday evening at 6 throughout the month of August, people of all faiths can gather for the all-new Christian Concert Series. The series will begin Sunday, Aug. More...

What's Going On

Whats Going On

Club sets meeting  The East Aurora Garden Club will meet at noon Monday, Aug. 8, at Elma Town Park in shelter #1, 3011 Bowen Road, Elma. More...

Business

Loptr LLC named as semifinalist in global competition

For the second consecutive year, East Aurora-based Loptr has been named as a semifinalist in the 43North competition, according to a press release from the information security company.  Loptr, located on Main Street and founded by East Aurora r More...

WNYRPEA sets general meeting, luncheon

The Western New York Chapter of the Retired Public Employees Association will hold a general meeting and luncheon from noon to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28, at the Polish Falcons Clubhouse, 445 Columbia Road, Depew. More...

State funding to assist with heating equipment inspections, servicing

The New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance said Monday that $2 million in funding is available to help low- and middle-income households get their heating equipment inspected and cleaned prior to the start of the heating season. More...