Charles Joseph Wertz, Entrepreneur Mentor


<p dir=”ltr”>Charles Joseph Wertz, a resident of Oakwood Avenue in East Aurora, died on Monday, July 9, at Absolut Care Nursing Facility after complications from brain cancer. He was 84. <p dir=”ltr”><span>Mr. Wertz earned a bachelor’s degree from Canisius College and a master’s degree from University at Buffalo in economics. He worked as a system analyst designing a program at […]

Music Fest Donations Bring Six-Year Total to $275,000

There were smiles all around the village last Friday as organizers of the East Aurora Music Fest distributed $60,000 in proceeds from the June 9 event to four local non-profit organizations. At the Boys &amp; Girls Club of East Aurora, more than 150 youngsters bounded off three buses, still singing the traditional songs, “The Titanic,” and “I’ve Got Sixpence” as […]

Reunion Weekend Kicks Off with Never Ben at Backyard Bash

<p dir=”ltr”>I wonder if Never Ben’s Bob Sauer is choosing the opening song for his July 26 Backyard Bash set list for its high-energy soulfulness or for the message in its title.</p><p dir=”ltr”><span>When the guitarist and singer hits that first C chord on his Gibson ES-335 and his Never Ben septet launches into Aretha Franklin’s “Chain of Fools,” it signals […]

The Road to a Healthy Smile

5 easy ways to create a healthier, happier you this summer

(BPT) – What do you want to do today? During the summer months that can be a tricky question to answer because there are so many options you don’t want to pass up. You want to get out there and enjoy it all, and this running about can make it very difficult to stick to a comprehensive wellness routine. And […]

Paul H. Vackel, Active Community Member


<p dir=”ltr”>Paul H. Vackel of East Aurora, a longtime resident of East Aurora, died on July 15. He was 62. <p dir=”ltr”><span>Mr. Vackel was born on June 29, 1956, the son of the late Harry W. and Audrey Havens Vackel.</span> <p dir=”ltr”><span>He was an active and beloved member of St. Matthias Church and the East Aurora Aktion Club. Mr. Vackel […]

Veterans Today

(NAPSI)—If you or someone you care about is among America’s more than 20 million veterans, here are a few facts and figures you may find interesting: • About one in 10 Americans is a veteran. • About three-quarters of veterans have served during wartime. • Gulf <span class=”SpellE”>War−era</span> veterans now account for the largest share of all U.S. veterans. • […]

Greenhouse, Bees and Solar Panels Part of Couple’s Home Plans

Renewable Living

<p dir=”ltr”>The last few years have been a lot of work for Dawn Raczka and Ron VanOstrand. The East Aurora couple have been implementing plans to make their home more environmentally friendly with the addition of a greenhouse, solar panels and bees. <p dir=”ltr”><span>Along with supporting the environment, their efforts are also a way to provide them the opportunity to […]

District Faces Substitute Teacher Shortage

<p dir=”ltr”>For the last few years, school districts around Erie County have faced a shortage of substitute teachers to step into a classroom when a regular school teacher is absent or occupied with other school work. District officials at East Aurora have developed a new plan to combat the issue, and are expected to implement it for the 2018 to […]

Changes in the Error


<p dir=”ltr”>Imagine that you are watching television and happen upon a business program whose host can barely contain his enthusiasm. “The time to invest in this company is now!” he declares. “Their growth is mind-boggling. Folks, this business’ profit margin increased by 200 percent in one year! That’s right, 200 percent!” <p dir=”ltr”>Soon thereafter, you change the station and tune […]