Weekly Feature



May 5, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

EA’s next move on sign litigation stalls in tied vote

The East Aurora Village Board’s next action on the LED sign lawsuit is yet to be determined. More...

Editorials

Promote safe teen driving by following practices

As spring finally arrives, many teens are beginning to drive for the first time. According to the National Safety Council, half of all teens will be involved in a car crash before graduating from high school. More...

Spindle items

East Aurora Editor

TRAVEL PLANS? — Early in 2010, I received an unpredictable yet amazing offer. I was home from college for the weekend, and I went to Mass with my family. It was just like any other Sunday. More...

Out of the Past

20 Years Ago May 9, 1996 More...

Police Blotter

Disabled motorist really just pulled over to collect trash

East Aurora Wednesday, April 27 • A complainant at a Porterville Road church told police that an unknown person had left seven garbage bags containing insulation inside a clothing drop box located at the church. More...

Lifestyles

Savor food, experience at Culinary Institute

Niagara Falls Culinary Institute’s restaurant, Savor, aims to provide an experience that will keep guests hungry for more. The restaurant opened in 2012 along with NFCI in conjunction with Niagara County Community College. More...

American Red Cross sets blood drive

The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, May 7, at Marilla Fire Hall, 1720 West Ave., Marilla. More...

Aurora Players to stage ‘Spider’s Web’

To continue its 82nd season, Aurora Players will open Agatha Christie’s “Spider’s Web” on May 20 at the Roycroft Pavilion. More...

Entertainment

Walking Tours

thurs. 5 Chestnut Ridge Park Evening Hike — This 5-mile walk is presented by the Foothills Trail Club, 15 p.m. Thursday, May 5, meet in the parking lot by the casino, Chestnut Ridge Road, Orchard Park; Free. 548-1401 www.foothillstrailclub.org More...

Family Activities

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Special Events

fri. 6 & sat. 7 More...

Chief encourages parents, guardians to learn signs of opioid abuse

East Aurora, Aurora to hold forum on heroin abuse tonight

In the hustle and bustle of everyday life, the warning signs can easily be missed. Even parents and caregivers who pride themselves on attentiveness can still fall victim to overlooking the warning signs of drug abuse. More...

‘I Love My Park Day’ slated for May 7 at Knox Farm

Those looking to give a little TLC to the outdoors need look no further than “I Love My Park Day.” According to Peggy Cooke, Friends of Knox Farm board member, the statewide event aims to bring volunteers into state parks to do some sprin More...

Local News

Tickets on sale for 2016 Knox Memorial Polo Cup

Tickets are now available for the third annual Knox Memorial Polo Cup, hosted by The Stables at Knox Inc. This year’s event will be held Saturday, July 23, at the Chur Equestrian Center, otherwise known as Knox Field on Knox Road, East Aurora. More...

Land Conservancy speaker series to present author Doug Tallamy

As a follow-up to Earth Day, the Western New York Land Conservancy is bringing award-winning author Doug Tallamy to the University at Buffalo Center for the Arts for a presentation on the critical importance of native plants for the ecology and vibra More...

Breast Cancer Network to hold educational forum May 10

The Breast Cancer Network of Western New York will hold its monthly educational meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 10, at the Bella Moglie building, 3297 Walden Ave., Depew. More...

Letters to the Editor

Proposed project is unnecessary

As a trustee of the East Aurora School Board for 14 years now, I have seen my fair share of board debates about budgets, capital projects, tax levies, the “needs” and “wants” of our school district. More...

Teachers deserve our appreciation

The first full week of May is National Teacher Appreciation Week, with Tuesday, May 3, being designated as Teacher Appreciation Day. More...

Hearts and Hands recipients know volunteers’ value

The month of April was National Volunteer Month. More...

Sports

Big wins a part of EA boys lacrosse success

Sports Reporter

East Aurora’s boys lacrosse team continued to steamroll through most of the competition during a recent five-game stretch that started and finished with one-sided conquests of Wilson. More...

Iroquois softball ends Lady Trojans’ winning streak

West Seneca East had won 11 games to start campaign

Iroquois’ softball team accomplished something Friday that none of West Seneca East’s first 11 opponents had been able to do: beat the Lady Trojans. More...

RETURN TO SENDER —

East Aurora’s Jason Hochwald protects the net during the early stages of his match in the Blue Devils’ 4-1 non-league triumph over Clarence on Thursday. More...

Business

Strates Shows extends deal with Erie County Fair

The Erie County Agricultural Society announced last week that it has extended its contract with the Strates Shows Inc. by 10 years as the sole carnival midway provider for the Erie County Fair in Hamburg. More...

TOP EDUCATOR

— James Whalen, a business teacher from Iroquois High School, was named “Educator of the Year” during the Greater East Aurora Chamber of Commerce’s 19th annual “Chamber& More...

Network in Aging appoints new coordinator

Lisa Boron has been appointed to the position of coordinator of the Network in Aging of Western New York Inc., a nonprofit, voluntary corporation that networks individuals and organizations involved in aging and long-term care. More...