February 26, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Aurora Town Board receives FEMA update

Aurora Highway Superintendent David Gunner gave a generally positive update to the Town Board on Monday regarding the town’s Federal Emergency Management Agency application status related to the November storm. More...

Local News

A GOOD HAND

— Joyce and Gordon Salansky play cards at the Aurora Senior Center. The center offers Euchre at 1 p.m. every Monday and Pinochle at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. every Friday. More...

Erie County Soil and Water Conservation seedling program approaching deadline

Time is running out to order tree and shrub seedlings through Erie County Soil and Water Conservation District’s 2015 Conservation Tree and Shrub Seedling Program. Orders must be received by March 13 for the 2015 sale. More...

Food drive to restock FISH pantry

The First Presbyterian Church of East Aurora is sponsoring a food drive to restock the pantry of FISH of East Aurora and invites members of the community to participate. More...

Letters to the Editor

DPW snow removal much appreciated

I would like to publicly thank our East Aurora Department of Public Works for the outstanding job crews have done during this especially brutal winter. It is easy to take their excellent work for granted. More...

Chamber reflects on 70 years’ service

This year, 2015, represents the 70th anniversary of the Greater East Aurora Chamber of Commerce in serving our East Aurora area businesses and communities. More...

Post welcoming new members

Amherst AMVETS Post 49, located at 3758 Sheridan Drive, Amherst, invites all female and male, honorably discharged veterans to receive a temporary membership from now to Sept. 1. More...

Education

East Aurora High School announces honor roll

East Aurora High School recently announced that the following students earned a spot on the second quarter honor roll of the 2014-2015 school year: Grade Nine More...

East Aurora, Iroquois and Holland team up for College Planning Night

For many teenagers and their parents, the transition from high school to college is a big deal. From choosing a major and a college to applying for financial aid, the process can quickly get complicated. (See editorial on page four) More...

News Brief

The East Aurora School Board will next meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 4, in the Main Street School library, 430 Main St., East Aurora. More...

Lifestyles

Scrabble Fest helps spread the word about literacy

When the game “Words with Friends” became increasingly popular with the rise of smartphones, it perpetuated the love for a traditional game-night classic: Scrabble. More...

American Red Cross schedules blood drives

The American Red Cross will hold blood drives from 12:30 to 6 p.m. Monday, March 2, at 970 E. Main St., East Aurora, and from 2 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 4, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 53 West Falls Road, West Falls. More...

East Aurora / Elma / Marilla Library News

Aurora Public Library 550 Main St. 652-4440 2015 WINTER HOURS: 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m Tuesdays; noon to 6 p.m. Wednesdays; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays; and closed Sundays. More...

Business

Events

Bonaventure dean to speak at NYS Women dinner More...

Sixth annual Prom Dress Drive to begin collecting dresses

Erie County Legislator Lynne Dixon and Urban Valet Dry Cleaners are teaming up again for their sixth annual Prom Dress Drive. Gowns are being collected from Monday, March 2, through Friday, March 27. More...

Conference to examine injustices toward women

A free conference designed to examine the injustices and violence perpetrated on women will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 7, at 106 O’Brian Hall on the University at Buffalo’s North Campus in Amherst. More...

Capital Improvement Plan presented to Village Board

Repairing water mains topped the list of improvements in the Capital Improvement Plan presented to the East Aurora Village Board at Monday night’s work session. More...

Under construction

Brothers Caleb, left, and Cameron Cook build with Legos during the Elma Library’s Lego Club meeting on Saturday afternoon. More...

Editorials

Students, parents should attend college night

Next Thursday night, school counselors from East Aurora, Iroquois and Holland high schools will host a College Planning Night at East Aurora High. More...

Spindle items

CALLING ALL ARTISTS — Artists in Western New York may want to consider entering the Allentown Art Festival’s poster and T-shirt contest, sponsored by the Allentown Village Society. More...

Here’s hoping March comes in like a lamb

The month of March had better break with tradition and arrive like a lamb, not a lion, next week. More...

Obituaries

Death Notice

McKELLAR, Janet L., of East Aurora, died Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015. Mrs. McKellar is survived by five children, Douglas, Judy Krzyzan, David, Daniel and Janus Holloway; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Nancy Marshall. More...

Sports

Lady Blue Devil cagers sew up perfect league record

With the regular-season divisional title already wrapped up going into Feb. More...

EA boys hoops squad blasts Springville in playoff tune-up

East Aurora’s boys basketball team didn’t wait for the Section VI Class B-1 playoffs to start to get into postseason mode, as the Blue Devils approached Feb. 18’s finale with Springville as if their season was on the line. More...

Sharks 19U Baseball seeks pitchers

The Cheektowaga Sharks 19U travel baseball team is in need of a few pitchers to complete its roster for the 2015 CEBA League-Collegiate Division season. More...

Entertainment

Special Events

thurs. 26 Craft Beer Tasting — Enjoy a four-course tasting menu paired with beers from Galaxy Brewery, 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 26, at The Roycroft Inn, 40 S. Grove St., East Aurora; $. 652-5552, www.roycroftinn.com More...

Art

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Theatre

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