Obituary: Mary Jane Bartlett, Loved Family and Music

Mary Jane (nee Davis) Bartlett died peacefully at Roswell Park on Tuesday, January 12.

Aurora Girl Scouts Village Scavenger Hunt


A scavenger hunter created by Girl Scout Troop 30404 takes people around the Village of East Aurora.  This was fact checked by Robert Lowell Goller, the Aurora Town Historian and East Aurora Village Historian. The Aurora Girl Scouts are always accepting new girls. If you know of a girl that is interested please contact Girl Scouts of Western New York, the […]

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Spotlight – Jennifer Johnson: Behind the Lens

Jennifer Johnson was born and raised in this very town of East Aurora. Jennifer explained that ever since she was 10-years-old, she knew she wanted to be a professional artist. “I was 12 when my father bought me my first camera, and I couldn’t contain my excitement.”  Jennifer was attached to art like fresh magnets on a silver-matted fridge. So […]

Column: Ice Cold Fishing is Heating Up

In late January, about 70 years ago, my dad said, “We’re not going ice fishing son, it’s way too cold out there to dig a hole in the ice and sit there with a 20 mile per hour wind blowing in our face. Get it? End of story.” Now you know, my dad was never a bully, and that rewrite […]

Feline Friends Find a Temporary Home at the Town Hall

There were two appointments left off of the agenda during the Town of Marilla’s annual reorganizational meeting earlier this month, but they are nonetheless staples at the town hall: Sosi and Tink, the office cats. These feline office mates have been living in the town hall since 2019. They reside in Town Clerk Dawn Pearce’s office and do not roam […]

Marilla Officials Consider Eliminating One Elected Judge Post

The Marilla Town Board is contemplating reducing the number of town justices from two to one. The plan is to have it start in 2022. While there are some board members who think that this is a progressive and creative way to save taxpayer dollars, others say that even having a discussion about the topic should be held off until […]

Positive News as No Recent Positive Cases Reported at Iroquois

It’s only been two weeks since Iroquois Central students returned to the school building, but the district was happy to note that they had no positive COVID-19 cases within the school district in that timeframe. Superintendent Douglas Scofield reported that the random testing taking place across the district had not returned a positive result since students returned on Jan. 4.  […]

Column: Writing Goals

This article will be published the third week of January, which is around the time most people start giving up on their New Year’s resolutions. Whether it was to go to the gym, eat healthier, or quit drinking, right about now people are choosing to skip their workout, order a pizza, or crack open a cold one. And there’s nothing […]

Column: One, Two, Three, Four—I De-tect a Meta-phor

We gave up our cable TV subscription a few months ago. The price seemed to increase with every bill, and we didn’t watch enough to justify the exodus of our dollars. Who needs cable anyway; it’s so 1990s, we thought. Besides, we already had Netflix for nine bucks a month, which gave us a good-sized catalogue of shows, and since […]