Weekly Feature

December 1, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorials

Closing CPC harms children’s mental health

Hope is not tangible. It is not bought or sold. More...

Spindle items

East Aurora Editor

PETS AS PRESENTS — It’s a scene straight out of a movie — the kids waking up on Christmas morning, rubbing their sleepy eyes when suddenly they spot the tree, surrounded by presents. More...

Out of the Past

25 Years Ago Nov. 28, 1991   More...

Sports

EA girls hoops hoping to avoid heartbreak

Sports Reporter

After a run to the state semifinals two years ago, East Aurora’s girls basketball team set itself up as the team to beat in Class B last winter.  More...

Former EA, JFK girls hoops coach assumes same role with Iroquois

Steve Sokolski already coached for one half of the crosstown rivalry during the late 1990s and early 2000s, so when the Iroquois girls basketball coaching gig opened up after last season, he figured he’d throw his name into consideration.  More...

Experience should help Blue Devil cagers succeed

East Aurora’s boys basketball team could very well be the perfect example on the quality side of the “quality versus quantity” argument.  More...

Entertainment

Holiday

fri. 2  The Scintas — The group will bring their much-loved Christmas show to local fans at 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, at The Riviera Theatre, 67 Webster St., North Tonawanda; $. 692-2413, www.rivieratheatre.org .   More...

Special Events

fri. 2  Meat Raffle — Along with basket raffles and special meat raffles, presented by the Parent Guild of Timon, 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, at Bishop Timon - St. Jude High School, 601 McKinley Parkway, Buffalo; $.  sat. 3   More...

Theatre

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Movie to be filmed in East Aurora

Lights, camera, action!  East Aurora will be the backdrop for another movie being filmed locally. Producer Fred Olen Ray and his crew will begin filming the 2017 thriller “Veil of Madness” on Monday, Dec. 5.  More...

Local News

Roycroft Film Society to screen Russian drama

The Roycroft Film Society will present the 2002 historical drama “Russian Ark” at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. More...

Laborers recruit new apprentices

The Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee for the Buffalo Laborers, Local Union No. 210, will conduct a recruitment from Dec. 13 through Sept. More...

News Brief

Red Cross to hold blood drive  The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive from noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6, at the East Aurora Moose Lodge 370, 905 Main St., East Aurora; and from 1:30 to 6:30 p.m. More...

Education

East Aurora High School posts honor roll

The following students have been named to the honor roll for the first quarter of the 2016-17 school year.  Grade Nine   More...

Iroquois Middle School posts honor roll

The following students have been named to honor roll for the 1st quarter of the 2016-17 school year.  Grade Six   More...

EA Music Boosters program seeking instrument donations

The East Aurora Music Boosters will be collecting used instruments during the month of December as part of a fundraiser for the music department.  The program is in need of instruments in any condition. More...

Lifestyles

Erie County Fairgrounds celebrates 12th annual Festival of Lights

The Festival of Lights at the Erie County Fairgrounds in Hamburg has become a holiday tradition for many in Western New York. The 17-night festival kicked off on Thanksgiving weekend — Friday through Sunday. More...

Historical Society sets craft sale

The Aurora Historical Society will host its annual Christmas sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, at the Millard Fillmore House Museum, 24 Shearer Ave., East Aurora. Call 652-8525 for more information. More...

Small Business Saturday

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Business

Roycrofters-At-Large Winter Festival kicks off this weekend

Artisans from across Erie County will gather Saturday, Dec. 3, and Sunday, Dec. 4, to celebrate the Roycroft Winter Festival. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the East Aurora Middle School, 430 Main St.  More...

Scholarship applications sought

The Niagara Military Affairs Council has established a scholarship in honor of Merrell Lane, the longtime chairman of NIMAC. More...

Owens Falls Sanctuary in Town of Aurora purchased by Land Conservancy

The Western New York Land Conservancy recently completed the purchase of the Owens Falls Sanctuary in the Town of Aurora.  More...