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New recreation director enjoying ‘fantastic’ town

Chris Musshafen recently took over as the new director of recreation and aquatics in the Town of Aurora. He moved to the town from Rochester where he coached for the Rush-Henrietta High School swim teams, both boys and girls. More...

Aurora to receive share of county’s mortgage tax

Local governments will soon receive their share of the Erie County mortgage tax collections based off real estate transactions recorded in the Clerk’s Office, according to Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs. The total to be distributed on Nov. More...

News Briefs

The Aurora Historical Society’s October general meeting will be held on Thursday, Oct. 23, at the Aurora Senior Center, at the corner of Oakwood Avenue and King Street. The doors will open at 6:30 p.m. More...

Letters to the Editor

Elected officials failing our nation

Isn’t it disheartening that as the world falls apart, all of our elected officials, in both parties, from the top to the bottom have nothing to worry about but getting elected or re-elected to the jobs they haven’t done in the first place More...

Education

EA School District audit focuses on declining surplus

A declining fund balance, or surplus, was the main finding of the 2013-14 audit of the East Aurora School District. The audit findings were outlined by John Schiavone of Lumsden and McCormick, LLP at last week’s School Board meeting. More...

Christ the King plans open house

Christ the King Seminary will hold an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, to allow prospective students the opportunity to learn more about the seminary and its programs. More...

Lifestyles

Pumpkin patches provide ffallll ffun

Pumpkins are plentiful this time of year, but if you want that special carving or design, here are a couple of places to find them, along with a plethora of other seasonal activities. The Great Pumpkin Farm, at 11199 Main St. More...

Elma Fire Auxiliary plans vendor fair

Elma Fire Auxiliary will hold a Stop and Shop Vendor fair from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, at the Elma Fire Social Hall, 2945 Bowen Road, Elma. The fair will also feature a theme basket auction and an open kitchen. More...

HONOREES

— Christ the King Seminary hosted the Curé of Ars awards dinner on Thursday, Oct. 2. This year’s Curé of Ars honorees were the Rev. Robert M. Yetter, pastor of St. More...

Business

Arriba Tortilla opens at new location

After seven years on Main Street in East Aurora, Arriba Tortilla has a new location at 40 Riley St., which opened in August. Owner Kelly Jones recently renovated the building formerly known as the Village Kitchen. More...

Seneca Mortgage expands in new facility

Seneca Mortgage Servicing LLC, a Seneca Mortgage Company, recently expanded its mortgage servicing capacity with the opening of a state-of-the-art, 45,000-square-foot mortgage servicing facility in Western New York. More...

AAA seeks insurance scholarship applicants

AAA Members Insurance Agency is seeking applications from local high school seniors for AAA’s seventh annual Insurance Scholarship for Western and Central New York. The deadline for consideration is Wednesday, Dec. More...

Elma presents tentative 2015 budget

The Town of Elma has released a preliminary $7.8 million budget for 2015, a figure up slightly from last year’s $7.6 million spending plan. More...

Iroquois discusses healthier foods for fundraising

The Iroquois School Board will be examining its options for fundraising, as the result of a new set of federal nutrition guidelines. More...

‘A Well-Crafted Weekend’ to start Friday - Free Access

Those interested in the arts, music or history — not to mention shopping or a taste for gourmet foods, wine or cupcakes — shouldn’t miss “A Well-Crafted Weekend,” set for Friday, Oct. 17, through Sunday, Oct. More...

Editorials

Education can help fight breast cancer

Cancer is a word most of us will come face to face with at some point in our lifetimes whether it’s directly or through the diagnosis of someone we love. More...

Spindle items

APPLE JAM — I’m happy to say I was able to make a recent trip to Becker Farms in Gasport. Just like I did in my childhood years, I boarded the wooden wagon to venture out into the apple orchard. More...

Memo to Pegula family: Revive the old Dunlop awards dinner

I t has been refreshing to hear the humility of Terry and Kim Pegula as they talk about their purchase of the Buffalo Bills and the assurance that the team will remain in Western New York. More...

Obituaries

Death Notice

KIRSCH, Dorotha E., of Strykersville, died Friday, Oct. 10, 2014. Mrs. Kirsch is survived by many nieces, nephews and friends. A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Oct. 13 at St. Mary Worship Site. Arrangements were made by Comfort Funeral Home. More...

Sports

Lessons learned propel EA tennis to solid finish

East Aurora girls tennis coach Gary Schutrum acknowledges that his young squad faced some trials and tribulations early in its 2014 campaign, including the team’s first loss to Springville in many years. More...

Iroquois football tops ‘AA’ Lockport

A three-touchdown explosion in the third quarter helped Iroquois’ football team rally from a 13-7 halftime deficit to ultimately top Class AA North’s Lockport Saturday, 30-13, and get back to the .500 mark for the third time this season. More...

HERE IT COMES

— East Aurora’s Cassi Zimmerman prepares to boot the ball up the field during the Lady Blue Devils’ 5-0 non-league loss to Clarence on October 7. More...

Entertainment

Theatre

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Concerts

fri. 17 Blues-infused rock and soul can be heard mid-month when Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes take the stage at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17, at the Bear’s Den Showroom, 310 Fourth St., Niagara Falls, N.Y.; $. More...

Performance

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