Second Dollar General Could Make its Way to Wales

Construction has yet to begin on the Big Tree Road Dollar General in Wales, but there is already talk about a second store opening up in town in the near future. Supervisor Ricky Venditti said at a recent workshop that Wales has not received a permit for the chain store yet, but he has been having conversations with Melissa Ballard, […]

Public Hearing to Discuss Ban on Single Use Containers and Straws

A public hearing will be held by the East Aurora Village Board on Aug. 19 at 7 p.m. to discuss and hear comments about a proposed law to ban single use containers, utensils and straws in village food establishments.  Called the Environmental Stewardship local law, it would have restaurants, cafes and fast food locations change from single use containers and […]

Snyder Reflects on Nearly Five Decades with Iroquois Athletics 

No one has spent more time coaching Iroquois athletes than Jim Snyder. After starting with Iroquois in 1970, the longtime Chief icon was hoping to get in one more season before retiring for good next season, but recent district decisions changed his mind.  Snyder talked to the Elma Review about his time at the school and what it meant working […]

Column: Sunny thoughts for the Fishing Spirit of Summer

With the summer in high gear, many of us have enjoyed wonderful experiences in the outdoors and we have been blessed with memories, recollections of moments that will survive the test of time. Isn’t that one of the really cool things that the outdoors can provide for each and every one of us? Great memories that stimulate us to come […]

Backpack Collection Through Outreach Center to Benefit Children


The community is asked to support a backpack collection to help students through the Rural Outreach Center.  This is in partnership with Erie County Legislator Joseph Lorgio.  The goal is to collect new or gently used backpacks for those in need. From now until Aug. 29, the backpacks can be dropped off at the following locations:  -Aurora Town Library -Elma […]

Group from Oregon Visits Legion to Honor Fallen Soldier

Last Friday, a group from Oregon made its way to the East Aurora American Legion to honor a solider who died in battle.

East Aurora Resident Begins Peace Corps Service in Ukraine

Teya Lucyshyn, 21, of East Aurora, has been accepted into the Peace Corps and will depart for Ukraine in August to begin training as a youth-in-development volunteer. “My family is originally Ukrainian so being able to partake in true Ukrainian culture has always drawn me in,” she said in a news release. “I also love working with children and when […]

Obituary: William Robert Buell, East Aurora Class of 1951, Veteran

William Robert Buell Dec. 8, 1932-June 9, 2019 William Robert Buell, known to his family and friends as “Bob,” died on Sunday, June 9.  He was 86.   Mr. Buell, a former resident, was born on Dec. 8, 1932 and grew up in East Aurora, graduating from East Aurora High School in 1951. He attended St. Lawrence University in Canton and […]

Obituary: Ruth Arnholt, Loving Mother

Ruth Arnholt May 13, 1922-April 25, 2019 Ruth Arnholt (née Blood) of Englewood, Fla., formerly of East Aurora, died Thursday, April 25. She was 96.  She was predeceased by her husband, Robert P. Arnholt, and grandchildren Zachary and Travis Taylor.  She is survived by her daughters Barbara (late Peter) Schultz, Susan (late Gregory) Wheeler, Patricia (Walter) Lyons, Nancy Arnholt and […]

Community Support Helps in Purchasing EMT Equipment

Local businesses and volunteers work together to obtain cardiac monitoring unit.