2019-02-07

Obituary: Edward A. Schwartz, Proud Veteran

Edward A. Schwartz of East Aurora died on Monday, January 28. He was 74. Born on Aug. 17, 1945, Mr. Schwartz was a 32-year employee of the East Aurora Post Office and a proud US Army Veteran. Mr. Schwartz is survived by his sibling Ann Brigden, Jean (late Ken) Karr, Richard M. (Suzanne) Schwartz and James M. Schwartz; and many […]

Obituary: Marguerite McCarty, Avid Musican

Marguerite McCarty Aug. 16, 1927 – Jan. 29, 2019 Marguerite McCarty (née Fattey), formerly of East Aurora, died on Tuesday, January 29, in Casselberry, Fla. She was 91. The wife of the late Rex McCarty of North Java, Mrs. McCarty was stepmother of three boys: John (Debbie) McCarty of North Java, the late Allan McCarty, and Scott McCarty, a resident […]

Obituary: Constance M. Lewis, Beloved Wife and Mother

Constance M. Lewis June 1, 1930 – Feb. 1, 2019 Constance M. Lewis of East Aurora, known as “Connie,” died on Friday, February 1. She was 88. Born Constance Macaluso on June 1, 1930, Mrs. Lewis was the wife of the late Porter T. Lewis. In addition to her husband, Mrs. Lewis was predeceased by her sister Joan (late Warren) […]

Village Approves Funding for Construction Projects


The East Aurora Village Board approved plans to borrow over $5.6 million for improvement projects. These include culvert repairs for Tannery Brook and a complete overhaul of Oakwood Avenue. The vote allows the board to obtain funding for the projects. They will then send out bid requests for the two projects. Updating the sewer, road and sidewalk for Oakwood Avenue […]

Iroquois Wrestlers Named Best in Class at Tournament


The Iroquois wrestling team captured the Section VI, Class B title last weekend. In a field of 16 teams, Iroquois had 224 points at the Feb. 2 tournament at Cheektowaga High School. The Chiefs had a dozen wrestlers place in the tournament with four making it to the championship round. Donovan Bukaczeski, Jake Vergien and Cory Day took titles and […]

Column: “GoWild” to Track Your Outdoor Activity


In New York, our wild turkey population has been troubled by nasty spring weather and increasing numbers of predators in the form of coyotes and fishers. Certain parts of our geography have sustained turkey numbers better than some other areas and part of the reasons for success have been conservative hunting laws, effective New York State Department of Environmental Conservation […]

Chicken Shack and Brew Yard Comes to Roost in Elma


There’s a new place in an old location where people can get together in Elma. The Rt 16 Chicken Shack and Brew Yard opened late last year, offering people southern fried chicken, the ability to have a few drinks and the chance to look out at the Cazenovia Creek as it flows past. The duo of Tom and Donna Pease […]

Blue Devil Grapplers Finish Sixth at Class Championships


The East Aurora wrestling team took sixth place in last week’s Section VI Class B title match. The team earned 161 points in the field of 16 teams during the competition at Cheektowaga High School on Feb. 2. And while the team finished second in the regular-season standings for Section VI, Division-III to the Tonawanda Warriors, they bested the Warriors […]

Lacrosse in East Aurora Sees Changes and Growth

The East Aurora Lacrosse Association (EALA), the youth lacrosse focused non-profit serving the East Aurora community, is headed into its seventh season. In just a short time, the organization has witnessed the sport grow substantially. EALA founder and East Aurora High School head boys varsity lacrosse coach Scott More talked about how the youth program has helped the varsity team. […]

Film Society to Screen Casablanca

The Roycroft Film Society will screen one of the most romantic and beloved American films, Casablanca, on Feb. 10 at 4 p.m. at the Parkdale Auditorium, 141 Girard Ave. in East Aurora. Following the screening there will be a special presentation on “What Makes Casablanca a Classic.” Learn how the film was made, some of the backstories and insight into […]