2021-07-21

Obituary: Sandra C. Lathrop, Loving Wife, Stepmother and Sister

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Sandra C. Lathrop, Loving Wife, Stepmother and Sister Jan. 29, 1943-July 15, 2021 Sandra C. Lathrop of Hamilton Hill Road in Cuba, died on Thursday, July 15, at home. She was born Jan. 29, 1943 in Pittsburgh, Pa., a daughter of Authur Adam and Aurora J. Martello Christian.  On Jan. 25, 1980, at St Nicodemus Lutheran Church in Marilla, she […]

Services Announced: John E. “Ted” Morgan

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John E. Morgan Nov. 19, 1934-April 6, 2021 John E. Morgan, known to all as Ted, died peacefully at his home in Englewood, Fla. on Tuesday, April 6. He was 86. Mr. Morgan was born in Cortland, the son of Patrick Jerome Gleason Morgan and Helen Ryan Morgan on Nov. 19, 1934. He spent most of his life in East […]

A Reunion Limerick Challenge

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As this edition of the world’s best hometown newspaper arrives in a mailbox, retail outlet or online platform near you, EAHS alumni, former residents and expatriates who long ago traded in the 14052 for another set of numbers are descending upon the village for three or four or five days of reunion, revelry, reminiscing and head-scratching as they wonder why […]

Letter to the Editor: School Board Works Together for Progress of All

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Dear Editor, While I agree with editorial license, I would like to respectfully respond to the July 8 editorial. Freedom of speech and freedom of the press are guaranteed rights under our constitution. A constitution and laws are meant to codify the process by which a group will function as individuals but is also meant to serve society as a […]

Letter to the Editor: A Nice Day Indeed Within Village

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Dear Editor, I wanted to share a lovely event that happened at the Elm Street Bakery this past Tuesday morning.  In 1982-84 we lived in East Aurora and enjoyed the wonderful village atmosphere. As I was catching up with a college friend from the area Tuesday, a kind lady approached us with an envelope for each of us ‘to make […]

Tales of Old Elma: From 1915 to 1919, “The Greatest Bull in the World” was in Elma

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In early January of 1915 Oliver Cabana, Jr. stunned the dairy industry by paying a record $25,000 for a Holstein bull: Rag Apple Korndyke 8th, from an auction in Heuvelton, NY. The story that follows ended with allegations of fraud and cheating, but not before the Holstein bull earned the title “The Greatest Bull in the World.”

Lilies of the Field Farm: Home of the Real McCoys

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Roxanne McCoy and her children, one after another until there were seven, and her husband, Tom, a structural engineer by day, have run the flower stand near the south end of the market. They are the picture of the family business, selling cut flowers and bouquets with smiles and a pleasantness that makes even the most miserable downpour tolerable. They make it look pretty easy and idyllic. Rick Ohler had a chance to tour the farm and see behind the scenes.

People Urged to Halt Bird Feeding due to Songbird Mortality 

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A mortality event affecting songbirds in the mid-atlantic has been reported in the Western New York area. Officials recommend immediate halt of bird feeders, birdbaths or other feeding that encourages birds to gather until more information becomes available. Symptoms include crusty eyes, blindness and head shaking.

Changes Made to Development Proposals Within Spring Brook

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Earlier plans to add two restaurant buildings along Seneca Street in Spring Brook have been withdrawn, but other types of residential and commercial development on the street from the same developer could soon be on the way. 

Top Girl Scout Honors Earned for Creative Education Activities

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Over the past winter, East Aurora resident Isabelle Larson earned her Girl Scout Gold Award with the creation of 120 educational activities for young children which were sent to schools in Western New York, as well to children in a remote area of Tanzania in east Africa.