2021-02-10

When to Wed: Pandemic Continues to Change Wedding Plans for Local Couples

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The past 12 months have caused everyone to think outside of the box when it comes to milestones. That’s especially true for planning how to get married.

Incumbents to Seek Return on Village Board

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For the three open Village Board trustee seats, all three incumbents are seeking re-election. No one else turned in a petition to get on the ballot by the Feb. 9 deadline.  Village Trustees Kristin Cameron, Marcia Kimmel-Hurt and Steven Lazickas have turned in petitions for the March 2021 election. Their seats are for two-year terms. While the board recently voted […]

High School Sports Picture Becomes Clearer as Boys and Girls Basketball Teams Start Season

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The coming months will be busy ones for East Aurora High School athletes, as parts of three sports seasons will be wedged into February, March, April, May and even the full month of June.  At long last, boys and girls basketball at the varsity, junior varsity and modified levels were allowed to begin practices on Feb. 3 with inter-scholastic contests […]

Lady Chiefs Ready to (Finally) Start Varsity Basketball Season


It had been too long since I’d had a conversation with Iroquois Lady Chiefs’ varsity basketball coach, Steve Sokolski. I soon discovered that he hadn’t missed a step during the long layoff. As the first week of practice (finally, three months late thanks to Covid) was coming to a close, I asked him how it was going, considering most of […]

Column: Winter Birding/Hiking, Enjoy the Clean Air


If listening to singing birds and watching birds in flight are recurring fun moments in nature that create a special moment for you, you belong in the outdoors more often!

Seniors and 2020 Starters Bolster Girls Basketball for ‘21


Almost a year to the day since their last game, the Blue Devils girls varsity basketball team will begin the 2021 season with an away game against Pioneer, Thurs., Feb. 11.  From there they’ll play a hectic 14-game season against ECIC III rivals Iroquois, Cheektowaga, Depew, Maryvale, Lake Shore, Tonawanda and the Pioneer Panthers that will end with championships on […]

Blue Devils Boys Basketball Begins Delayed Season


By the time this edition of the Advertiser reaches your mailbox or internet browser, the 2021 boys varsity Blue Devils basketball season will finally have started, two months late. Coach Chris Koselny’s boys will host Tonawanda on Wednesday, Feb. 10 at the gym on Center Street. By Section VI mandate, there will be no spectators for now, and players, coaches […]

Local Families Want More: Parents Ask District to Increase Classroom Time During Pandemic

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To say that this school year has been a challenge is an understatement.

Obituary: Phyllis M. Willson, Treasured Sister

Phyllis M. Willson of Holland died on Wednesday, February 3. 

Obituary: Margaret Ruhland, Loving Mother, Cherished Grandmother

Margaret Ruhland (née Daley) of East Aurora died Monday, February 8.