Obituary: Renee M. Oubre, Artist, Teacher, and Beloved Sister

Renee M. Oubre died under Hospice Care at her Maple Road residence on Tuesday, September 15.

Walk Off Hunger Event Features Socially-Distanced Walk at Knox


As FeedMore WNY continues to respond to the increased need for food assistance in the community as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the FeedMore WNY Foundation encourages Western New Yorkers to support their neighbors in need by participating in Walk Off Hunger from Oct. 3 through Oct. 10. This will be a hybrid of the traditional Walk Off Hunger […]

Stitch Buffalo Organization Helps Refugee Women Integrate into Community

You’ve probably heard of Stitch Buffalo, or perhaps seen their textiles – like their heart-shaped pins, for sale at Elm Street Bakery or the WNY Fiber Arts Festival (among other places).  East Aurora resident Dawne Hoeg is the founder and executive director of Stitch Buffalo. Hoeg moved to East Aurora with her family in 2004. She taught at the Aurora […]

Swim Team Begins Season with Many New Elements

The Iroquois girls swim team has started a new season quite unlike any other before it.  They have started with a large group of new swimmers on the team, but they are swimmers with experience.  “We have a great group of new middle school girls who have a great work ethic, attitude and will fit in perfectly,” coach Michael O’Connor […]

Column: Big Game Archery Season is Open; Perch are Biting

It has been a dry summer, but the acorn and mast crop in our local woodlots is healthy, good for the deer and other wildlife, birds too. The autumn leaf colors are exhilarating this year. Checking on tree stands for safe hunting has provided simple moments of eye-candy delight for hunters who have taken that precaution. The archery season for […]

East Aurora Schools Need Substitutes for All Positions

For months, local schools spent hours lining their ducks in a row to reopen buildings by ordering and installing plexiglass, spacing desks and creating a hybrid schedule. Now they need to build a roster of substitutes to keep the buildings running and the classrooms teaching. Without this, the plan to remain open could see a setback. “We have relearned the […]

Building Expansion at Outreach Center to Improve Services for Community

It’s been discussed for years, but based on the need around the community, an expansion is planned at the Rural Outreach Center facility. 

Change in Rink Name Highlights Extended Naming Rights Agreement

A new name was revealed for the rink on Riley Street in East Aurora last week, as was the fact that an ongoing partnership will continue to support the rink and its yearly activities. 

Marilla Officials Look to Host Other Community Events in 2020

After another successful community activity, the Town of Marilla is looking to do more in 2020. Town board members met for a work session on Sept. 22. The meeting was streamed live on the Facebook page Voices of Marilla and it lasted less than 15 minutes. They recapped Ag-Day, which took place two days before the work session, and concluded […]

Whatever it Takes: Hardware Stores Survive and Thrive

I set out for this third in an open-ended series of articles about Covid-19’s impact on local business to interview perhaps one example of owner-operated hardwares, but after a single interview, I wanted to make certain of an emerging trend, so I expanded it to include four.