2019-07-24

Grant Awarded to West Falls Center for the Arts

The West Falls Center for the Arts received a $22,000 grant from the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Legacy Funds. The money will be used for the center’s Arts Memory Café. The Memory Café acts as a gathering place for friends with Alzheimer’s or dementia along with their caregivers, to relax and enjoy socialization, refreshments, discussion and entertainment. Participants can expect […]

Bringing “Last Out” to Buffalo: A mission of Servant Leadership


A local business owner in East Aurora, has been spear-heading a campaign for the past 10 months to bring the play Last Out: Elegy of a Green Beret to Buffalo.

Partsch Leads Long List of Iroquois Postseason Baseball Selections


The Chiefs placed a dozen players on the All-ECIC III team, the most of any ECIC division for 2019.

Column: When Outdoor Fish Adventure TASTES Really GOOD 


Forrest Fisher offers some cooking tips for different fish people can catch in the region.

Obituary: Curtis R. Pitcher, Man of Faith, Beekeeper

Curtis R. Pitcher June 18, 1933-June 9, 2019 Curtis Raymond Pitcher, an East Aurora resident known to many as “Curt,” died on Sunday, June 9, just shy of his 86th birthday. Mr. Pitcher was predeceased by his daughters Pamela (Keith) Borden and Paulette (Burt) Fitzienger; siblings Tom Pitcher, Bob Pitcher and Corinne Ostrowski. He is survived by his wife Betty […]

Obituary: Judy Ann Perry, Homemaker, Teacher, Volunteer

Judy Ann Perry Oct. 17, 1939-July 16, 2019 Judy Ann Perry of South Wales died on Tuesday, July 16, after a lengthy battle with dementia. She was 79. Born on Oct. 17, 1939, she was the daughter of the late Millard B. and Dorthea S. Cotton. She spent her childhood in the Arcade area, graduating from Arcade High School in […]

Obituary: Roland H. Holman, Air Force Veteran, University Professor

Roland H. Holman Sept. 1, 1930-Feb.18, 2019 Roland H. Holman of Oneida Castle, formerly of East Aurora, died on Monday, February 18 with his wife, Marilyn, by his side. He had been a patient in the Intensive Care Unit of Oneida Healthcare for ten days. He was 88. Mr. Holman, known as “Rollie,” was born on Sept. 1, 1930 in […]

Obituary: Odette T. Costa, Devoted Mother with an Independent Spirit and Sense of Humor

Odette T. Costa March 24, 1935-June 22, 2019 Odette T. Costa, a former resident of East Aurora, died on Saturday, June 22. She was 84. Family members express a sense of profound loss, stating “Let us not forget all that remains, all that she gave us: Humor, first and foremost. Language, music, food, literature, gardening, history, a vital need for […]

Obituary: Kristin Elizabeth Penfold, Beloved Mother, East Aurora Graduate

Kristin Elizabeth Penfold April 22, 1982-July 9, 2019 Kristin Elizabeth (née Kay) Penfold of Buffalo died suddenly on the afternoon of Tuesday, July 9 at Mercy Hospital of Buffalo. She was 37. Mrs. Penfold was born in Buffalo on April 22, 1982, and graduated from East Aurora High School in 2000.  Mrs. Penfold was preceded in death by her father […]

Obituary: Dwight D. Krieger, Former Town Supervisor and Businessman

Dwight D. Krieger April 11, 1942-July 22, 2019 Dwight D. Krieger of East Aurora died on July 22. He was 77. On April 11, 1942, Mr. Krieger was born to Clarence and Imogene Krieger of East Aurora. He earned his MBA from the University at Buffalo, was a plant controller for Motorola, a real estate agent and co-owned Aurora Liquor […]