2019-01-01

Column: A Christmas Miracle


So, I was headed for my usual monthly shift with the Friends of the Library (FOL). On those Saturdays a bunch of us collect mostly used books from people who are going through their shelves, hoping to find books they can live without. They bring them into the library from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on designated Saturdays (announced in […]

State Grant to Build Momentum to Preserve Land


It was quite the birthday gift for Nancy Smith the week before Christmas. While celebrating, the executive director of the Western New York Land Conservancy found out that her agency was awarded a large grant that will help its efforts in protecting land in the Town of Wales. “We are very excited. It’s a big leap forward…but we’re not done,” […]

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Lady Chiefs Dominate at Depew Holiday Tourney


The Iroquois Lady Chiefs powered through the Depew Holiday Tournament by dismantling the host Depew Wildcats, 72-25, in the opening round and then claiming the championship with a 70-27 shellacking of Newfane. Iroquois’ co-captain Meghan Porzio was named tournament MVP and Emily McLaughlin earned a position on the all-tournament team. While averaging 70 points or better is a remarkable feat, […]

Column: Anglers, Hunters, Plans for 2019


As we say goodbye to 2018 and welcome the New Year, we reminisce and review the last year in passing. It was a “top of the pile” year for fishing and hunting. Fishermen like Mike Sacca, Don Denzel and many others, caught tasty walleye at a record pace on Lake Erie right off the windmills near south Buffalo. In the […]

EA Wrestlers Drop Title Showdown with Tonawanda


The Erie County Interscholastic Conference III title may have been decided last week as the division’s two premier teams faced one another in their only match of the season on Dec. 17. The Blue Devils lost a 39-37 heartbreaker that wasn’t decided until the final bout that left Tonawanda with a 3-0 division record and East Aurora at 2-1. East […]

New Art Exhibit at Meibohm titled “Dusk to Dawn”

After the winter solstice the days slowly lengthen, but it may take artists’ eyes and sensibilities to help us appreciate those tedious hours of low light between sunset and sunrise. This theme is explored in a group invitational exhibit entitled “Dusk to Dawn” at Meibohm Fine Arts. The exhibition begins Saturday, Jan. 12 with a 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. […]

School Zone Lights to be Adjusted at Iroquois Central


The Iroquois Central Board of Education touched upon several topics at its December meeting that included mostly monetary-related items, a sports merger, an update on starting classes later and the blinking lights that indicate a reduction in speed when entering the school zone on Girdle Road. Regarding the lights, Iroquois Superintendent Doug Scofield said  by the end of January that […]

East Aurora Graduate Inducted into Broadcasting Hall of Fame


If the Buffalo Broadcasters Association (BBA) hadn’t inducted East Auroran John Hager into its Hall of Fame for his 30 years as the only program director 97 Rock has ever had, the organization could have inducted him as the Pioneer of the Podcast for his work with fellow East Aurora high school class of 1977 member Peter Moore. The duo […]

East Aurora Business Opens Satellite Office in North Carolina

Dave Newell, founder of Loptr LLC, an information security firm in East Aurora, launched a dedicated office in Raleigh, N.C. This is the company’s first satellite office. Leading the Raleigh office is Keith Mattox, owner of Clinical Security LLC, who has worked in security for more than 20 years for several companies including Computer Task Group in Buffalo, a press […]