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Waldorf Students Take Active Role in Improving Environment

Students at Aurora Waldorf School carefully spread native grass and wildflower seeds across part of what was once a mowed lawn in front of the school for a recent lesson.  They learned about the gradual return of wildlife, especially pollinators like bees and butterflies, that these hardy plants will make possible. Purple coneflowers, butterfly milkweed and wild bergamot are among […]

Village Board to Host Four Public Hearings on Monday

The East Aurora Village Board meeting for Dec. 7 at 7 p.m. will start off with four separate public hearings. Each relates to a business, either a new entity or changes to current operations.  The first is a continuation of a public hearing from last week regarding the East Aurora Brewery at 667 Oakwood Ave. The board started the hearing […]

Column: NYS Deer Hunting – Not Simple, Not Fast, Not Easy

For many New York State deer hunters, getting out to hunt is a chance to take a few days and break free from the reality and rules of modern life. When I started hunting way back when, 60 years ago, nothing was perfect. My dad was at my side every step of the way and every sit-down in the big […]

Girls’ Swim Team Is Virtually Undefeated; Boys’ Season Delayed by Covid-19

The East Aurora girls’ varsity swim team ended another successful season with a splash. Actually, it took 11 splashes in 11 separate pools to seal the deal. Such is life during Covid-19.  When the 2020 swim team finally had permission to use the pool in late September, varsity coach Chris Musshafen tried to prepare his girls for what would be […]

Owner Celebrates 25 Years at Johnson’s Nursery

Mike Telban has spent 25 years at Johnson’s Nursery on Route 20A in Wales Center, 14 as the owner, but he hasn’t had time to celebrate the milestone and probably won’t until New Year’s.  “In 2020, we had about the busiest spring I’ve seen in my 25 years. From about Mothers’ Day to the end of June, we were crazy. […]

Artist’s Active Imagination in Latest Show for Gallery

Meibohm Fine Arts will present a collection of paintings by the late artist James C. Litz (1948-2009). Known as Jimmy, this beloved self-taught artist is internationally known for his “primitive-naïve” style of oil and acrylic paintings that feature colorful and often humorous characters and scenes. After serving his country in Vietnam, Jimmy struggled, his experience there affected and “wounded” him […]

Christmas in Marilla Cancelled for 2020

Rising virus rates have forced the Town of Marilla to cancel an annual event that has become a tradition in the community. Christmas in Marilla, which was originally scheduled to take place on Dec. 12, will not take place in 2020.  This annual event is sponsored by the town with help from local businesses. It includes indoor activities like writing […]

Group Receives Nonprofit Status, Will Continue to Help Iroquois Community

Based inside the Iroquois Central School District, Danny’s Helping Hands has been a resource for community members in need since 2006. It will now operate as its own entity as it has received its not-for-profit status.  Iroquois Superintendent Douglas Scofield announced the reclassification of the group at last weeks’ school board meeting. With the announcement, the board also approved a […]

Historian’s Corner: In Years of Darkness, EA Brought Light to Christmas

Christmas 2020 will be different. Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, civic groups’ annual holiday sales are curtailed or canceled altogether. Business and restaurant owners are forced to adapt to ever-changing safety regulations during the busiest shopping weeks of the year. And rather than 4,000 carolers spreading holiday cheer on Main Street, the 48th annual Carolcade has been pre-recorded for […]