Weekly Feature

2018-08-09 / Editorials

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East Aurora Editor

TURKEY TROT — If you’re looking for some motivation to keep up with your fitness routine long after bathing suit season has ended, here’s something to think about: the Turkey Trot is only 15 weeks away.

That’s the perfect amount of time to start training for this time-honored event, which also happens to be the oldest consecutively run footrace in North America.

Registration is now open, and if you’re up for running the 5-mile course, you can register at www.YMBee CABN.org until race capacity is reached.

Presented by ADPRO Sports, the YMCA Turkey Trot is a Thanksgiving Day tradition, and race organizers recommend that interested participants register early to secure their spot.

The Turkey Trot attracts 14,000 runners and walkers annually, and proceeds raised from the event benefit children and families who would otherwise be unable to afford YMCA programs and services.

For more information on this year’s race, visit www.YMCABN.org or contact the Turkey Trot call line at 875-1283.

BLAST AT BARK BASH — On Saturday, I made the trek out to Knox Farm with my deaf English setter, Bonnie. I was hesitant about bringing her, seeing as she’s not great with car rides or being on a leash. To be honest, she’s not great at the whole being-a-dog thing, which is fine because she’s adorable.

Anyway, I was surprised at how well-behaved she was and at how well-behaved the other dogs were as well. Bonnie had a blast in the kiddie pool, chasing birds in the dog park, and taking in all the sights that the event offered. We were even able to meet someone else with an English setter.

This won’t be our last Bark Bash; that’s for sure. Now, I have more confidence that my dog can actually make it through an outing without some type of disaster.

ROSTER CHANGES — The East Aurora Village Board is making some changes when it comes to how the Fire Department handles new members.

From now on, those who are looking to become members will have to have their names submitted and approved by the Village Board. The board will also have to vote on resolutions for any fundraising the department is planning.

The good news is this only applies to new members. The board approved the roster of current members during Monday’s meeting.

ROAD REPAIRS — It looks like people in Elma will be seeing some repairs to the streets in the near future. Erie County Legislator Joseph Lorigo said the Department of Public Works is scheduled to perform a 1-inch overlay from Townline Road to Two Rod Road as part of the mill and overlay project from Girdle Road to Townline Road. Lorigo also announced that repairs will be made to culverts and bridges throughout the area.

YOUR BUSINESS IS OUR BUSINESS — Have you opened or expanded a business? Maybe you’ve received an appointment or a promotion. If so, we might publish the item on our business page. Email me at katep@beenews.com or call me at 204-4918.

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