2018-12-24

Column: 2018 (Observed)

“So, I reat chu in de paper, very enchoyable, but I wander, wad iss dis Right Field bissniss?” she asked in delightful, Dutch-accented, flawless English. “Well,” I said, “it’s a reference to the baseball position. You know something about baseball, right?” “No, nudding at all,” she said “Ah. Of course, not much baseball in the Netherlands. How about cricket?” I […]

Wales Town Board Appoints New Councilman


Town board meetings are going to look a little different in Wales for the new year. After 11-years of service, Wales Councilman Michael Simon is stepping down from his position, and the town board appointed Wales resident Kyle Barry to serve the remaining year of Simon’s term. His appointment goes into effect on Jan. 1. Simon was recently elected as […]

New Ownership Comes to Tony Rome’s Restaurant

With the start of a new year, there will be a new owner at Tony Rome’s Globe Hotel and Restaurant. Owners Rocco and Tara Sorrentino have announced they will be stepping back from ownership in January. East Aurora native Molly Flynn will assume ownership of the long established business located in the heart of the village. Both parties are excited […]

EA Dispatch Services Ready for Additional Calls with New Coverage


This week, the East Aurora Police Dispatch office will take over coverage for emergency service calls in the Town of Sardinia. The change has been ongoing for about six months as all agencies work to make sure the system is in place.

Veteran Group Seeks to Bring Vietnam Memorial to Knox Farm


A local non-profit made up of veterans will be working hard over the next several years to raise funds to bring a Vietnam memorial to Knox Farm State Park. The organization would like to see a near-replica of the Vietnam Wall memorial – the original is in Washington, D.C. – installed at the park. It would be an expensive endeavor […]

Historian’s Corner Judge’s Stand Has Become Symbol of EA’s Horse History


The “photo finish” had yet to become a mainstay of horseracing when Philip P. Logel built a judge’s stand for an East Aurora racetrack in 1880. The structure has been moved no less than four times in its 138-year history in an effort to preserve it as an important symbol of East Aurora’s 19th Century horse-racing heritage. The most recent […]

EA Resident, Iroquois Grad Speaks at Trocaire Commencement

Nora Durham, an East Aurora resident and 2015 graduate of Iroquois High School, was chosen as one of two student speakers for Trocaire College’s December 2018 Commencement. Durham graduated at the Dec. 17 ceremony with her Associate of Applied Science in Nursing degree. While at Trocaire, she served as co-president of the Student Nursing Association and volunteered to participate at […]

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Obituary: Ruth Elizabeth Jennings Ells, Friends of the Library Volunteer

Ruth Elizabeth Ells Dec. 23, 1919 – Dec. 18, 2018 Ruth Elizabeth Ells died Tuesday, December 18, five days shy of her 99th birthday, at Fox Run of Orchard Park. Mrs. Ells was born December 23, 1919, in East Aurora, the youngest and last surviving child of Walter U. Jennings, a Roycroft master craftsman, and Margie C. Jennings. Mrs. Ells […]

Column: Crossbow Gear might top Older Hunter Gift List


While waiting in Cabela’s last weekend for Vic, the knowledgeable outfitter and archery bow master that runs that department – they call their employees “outfitters” – I realized that I was number 12 in line to get an answer to my question. My needs were simple, I wanted to purchase a starter archery set for Coral, my petite 8-year old […]