Outreach Center Seeks School Program Volunteers


Can you give 30 minutes a week to change a child’s future? The Rural Outreach Center (ROC) in East Aurora is in search of dedicated volunteers to assist with their School Readiness Program. A volunteer training session has been scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, at the ROC, located at 730 Olean Road. “Throughout the region, children living with […]

District Attorney Looks to Fight Animal Cruelty with Recent Appointment


In a press release, Erie County District Attorney John Flynn announced that he named Assistant District Attorney Erin E. Hart to the Animal Crimes Subcommittee of the District Attorneys Association of New York. Flynn had attended the District Attorneys Association of New York’s annual winter conference in New York City. It was there that he voted in favor of forming […]

Column: The Time Capsule

Siri, my supposedly robotic iPhone concierge, and I were having a rough morning. It seemed like nothing I could say got through to her. Perhaps I was garbling my words, it being early in the morning. Perhaps I wasn’t making myself clear. For all I knew, she had it in for me from the start. When I thought I said, […]

Obituary: Robert E. Spangenberg, Teacher, Veteran, Father, Community Leader

Robert E. Spangenberg Sept. 19, 1927-Feb. 19, 2019 Robert E. “Bob” Spangenberg of South Wales died on Tuesday, February 19. He was 91. Mr. Spangenberg was predeceased by his wife Joan (nee Lawson) Spangenberg. He is survived by his children Ellen (late Richard) Stoeckert, Karen (Mitchell Mazur) Spangenberg and Erich (Marion) Spangenberg; grandchildren Anastasia (Joshua) Brandt, McCullough Stoeckert and Christian […]

Obituary: Marilyn A. Hoffman, Beloved Wife and Mother

Marilyn A. Hoffman April 2, 1940 – Feb. 16, 2019 Marilyn A. Hoffman of East Aurora died on Saturday, February 16. She was 78. She was born Marilyn A. Hennessey, on April 2, 1940, the daughter of Harry and Agnes Hennessey. She was married for 59 years to Robert Hoffman. In addition to her husband, she is survived by her […]

Obituary: Jeffrey D. Heitman, Jr., Owner of JD Demolition

Jeffrey D. Heitman, Jr. of South Wales died on Thursday, February 14. Born on March 6, 1990, he was 28. Mr. Heitman owned his own excavating company, JD Demolition, and was a truck driver for a local firm. He was also an avid Allis Chalmers tractor collector. He is survived by his parents Jeffrey and Andrea Heitman; brother Michael Heitman; […]