2021-04-21

County Sells Rain Barrels and Compost Bins  

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Erie County, in partnership with the City of Buffalo, the Town of Wheatfield and the Western NY Stormwater Coalition is once again offering rain barrels and compost bins to encourage households to reduce their environmental footprint through water conservation and reduced fertilizer use.

Knox Farm Part of State’s Annual Cleanup Day

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The weekend of May 1 and May 2 is New York State’s annual I Love My Park Day. State agencies are asking volunteers to take the time to clean their local state parks.  At Knox Farm State Park, the work will start at 9 a.m. and continue until noon each day. People are asked to meet at the Bull Shed […]

EAPD Retire K-9 Dog Following Cannabis Legalization

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The East Aurora Police Department has announced that it retired its trained K-9 last week following the state’s marijuana legalization at the end of March. The department has no immediate plans to replace the unit but says they may consider retraining a K9 for other drugs in the future.

School Budget Ready for District Wide Vote in May

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This May, Iroquois Central School residents will be able to vote on the nearly $54 million spending plan proposed by the school board. It will not go over the property tax cap and it closes the revenue and expense gap that was part of an earlier plan. Iroquois Business Administrator John Wolski said the school has received its largest increase in aid from the state in the past 10 years. It was over 2 percent more than expected. 

Holland Superintendent to Retire at End of School Year

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Holland Central School District Superintendent Cathy Fabiatos has announced that she will retire from her post at the end of the current school year.

Donations Assist Sawmill Renovations

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Local businesses have donated building supplies and tool to assist in the restoration of the historic sawmill, and work is progressing. Organizer’s are hoping to find more assistance from the community, with regards to the foundation of the structure.

Children’s Wellness Walk Set for Early May Around Community

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A new organization called the Four Three Two Alliance is geared at helping and educating children, and hoping to plant its seeds in the community. They will be introducing themselves to the Greater East Aurora area with a Children’s Wellness Walk on May 1 and May 2 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. with classes, lectures and free services. Anyone with school-age children is welcome to attend.

Creating an Artisanal Alley to Bring Shoppers to Village

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Starting June 6 and continuing the first Sunday of the month until October, the alleyway by 42 North Brewing Company and Vidler’s 5&10 will host about 20 artists and craftspeople in tents. Danielle Webb, the owner of The Dress Shop on Main Street, said the idea is to bring more people into the business district on Sundays, which is traditionally a quiet time of the week for the area.

Class of 2021 Ready to Help the Community

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Over 150 students will be dispersed around the village and town to do things like clean up brush and debris at parks, prepare garden beds for plantings, paint fences at Knox Farm State Park and assist where needed at the Rural Outreach Center on April 28, as part of Community Service Day. Following the day’s work, the seniors will go back to the football field for lunch and a chance to mingle with classmates, the first time the Class of 2021 at East Aurora will all be together.

Obituary: Douglas H. Heitzhaus, Beloved Husband, Dear Father

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Douglas H. Heitzhaus June 8, 1932 – April 16, 2021 Douglas Heitzhaus of East Aurora died on Friday, April 16. He was 88. Mr. Heitzhaus was the husband of the late Kathleen R. (née Louis) Heitzhaus and former husband of the late Ann (née Alianello) Heitzhaus. In addition to his wives, he was predeceased by his brother William (Marge) Heitzhaus […]