2020-11-11

Column: Get Outside – Good for your Inside right now!


As warm weather and cold weather exchange weekly flavors, it’s a good time to get outside and find the perfect cure for PESD (post-election stress syndrome). Anglers are wading in Lake Erie tributary creeks catching powerful steelhead, early season archery hunters are in the woods and were recently joined by their crossbow gear friends. Campers enjoy a warm late season […]

Collection Event Provides Needed Food, Supplies to Local Nonprofits


The first Pack the Trunk Drive-Thru Collection event to benefit three local nonprofits took place Saturday, Nov. 7, at the East Aurora Moose Lodge parking lot. Donors were able to drive into the parking lot and have their cars unloaded safely by masked volunteers. Donations of non-perishable food items will go to FeedMore WNY, the organization that helps supply local […]

Obituary: Gregory Fred Wade, Friend of the Library, Horse Lover

Gregory F. Wade, formerly of East Aurora, died Monday, November 2.

Obituary: Margaret A. Kalinowski, Cherished Mother, Grandmother

Margaret A. Kalinowski of East Aurora died on Sunday, November 8.

Obituary: Timothy Raymond Burke, Ph.D., USMM (Retired)

Capt. Dr. Timothy Raymond Burke, a resident of East Aurora, died in Buffalo on Thursday, November 5 after a long illness.

Marilla Town Board Finalizes and Approves Budget


The Marilla Town Board approved the 2021 budget during a recent meeting that included last-minute adjustments.  It includes a 2 percent raise for all town employees, including both town judges, and the board voted to readjust an earlier proposal on the salary for the court clerk. While preparing the budget, Supervisor Earl Gingerich, Jr. initially suggested freezing the wages for […]

Column: Determination At Its Best


The year 2020 will leave a bitter taste to many in the years to come, but for others, it will mark the finish line to a long road. For the last 15-years, East Aurora residents Aja and Dave Holland have been remodeling their East Main Street home. They purchased the 4,400 square foot structure in 2005 when it was a […]

Column: Secret Sharer Gives Village 1000 Hearts and Lots of Hope 


An unnamed, generous, longtime town resident has sworn me to secrecy, and I won’t betray that confidence. In fact, I’ll go so far as to eliminate gender-specific pronouns, so I don’t give away whether it was a he or she I was talking to. I do, however, have permission to tell the story. I’m talking, of course, about the red […]

Letter to the Editor: Happy to Read About Work by Local Immigrants in Community

Dear Editor, As a former East Aurora resident who raised his children in East Aurora, I was impressed by Rick Ohler’s front page article in last week’s paper on the life and accomplishments of African American Mahamud Mberwa, who is a member of Providence Farm Collective. Mberwa’s mentoring contribution to the collective is particularly impressive and relevant in view of […]

President Was Only One Truly Saving Soul of Country  Dear Editor, So, it appears a successful coup d’état has been executed by the Republican RINOs and the Democrat party. Even though Joe Biden has sworn not to declare himself winning before all of the nation’s votes have been counted he has anyway. Declaring himself the winner before all of our […]