2021-08-11

New Musical Group to Attend Alden Market

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A new group, Leeward Gale, will provide the music at the Alden Farmers’ Market on Saturday, Aug. 14. They have ties to the Niagara Frontier Fiddle Group, which has retired. The Leeward Gale is a three-piece string group with a bit of sea shanty, a bit of bluegrass and a bit of folk music – all with a solid rhythm to keep everybody happy. They will play from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Column: ACES: How Green are my Pastures?

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ACES recommends we plant native species. Join Erie County’s program called, “Home for the Gnomes.” Residents can get a little garden sign free by signing that they will not use any pesticides on their lawns. Those interested can visit erie.gov/healthylawns, and meet “Frederick Lawn Gnomestead.”

Discover Emery Park’s Hidden Amphitheatre Event Planned for Saturday

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In partnership with Erie County Parks, the first-ever “Discover Emery Park” event will be hosted on Saturday, Aug. 14. This event is also part of the Erie County Bicentennial celebration. Proceeds from this event will be donated to Erie County Parks for their continued improvement of the park system.

Column: Driven by Decor: The Beauty of Yesteryear

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East Aurora resident Karen Lee moved into her village home with her children nearly 20 years ago. It was exactly what she was looking for: an older house with four bedrooms on a quiet village lot. It was built with one bathroom, and over the years nobody had gotten around to adding another one on the first floor. In fact, when she found it, it didn’t have a lot of updates.

Holland’s New Superintendent Ready to Lead the District

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Eric Lawton, Holland Central School District’s new superintendent, has special ties to the local community. His resume includes years of service in the Pembroke, Iroquois and Williamsville North School Districts, as well as principal at Cassadaga Valley Middle School. He also served as Holland Middle School Principal for 12 years, and most recently, at West Valley Central School as superintendent. 

Ice Cream and ITAC Brings People Together in Town Hall Meeting

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ITAC held a town hall meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 3 at the Elma Village Green Park, aligning with its mission of providing prevention, education and communication. The event attracted over 200 people from surrounding communities. With generous donations from the community and ITAC fundraising efforts, many families were provided with free school supply bags and ice cream from The Pink Cow Ice Cream. 

East Aurora Native and Journalist Geoff Kelly: From Artvoice to The Investigative Post

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East Aurora graduate Geoff Kelly has made a career as a journalist, recently joining the non-profit Investigative Post. The Post is unlike any news outlet we’ve seen in Western New York. They reach the public through their website and through their partners:  WGRZ Channel 2 and WBFO, the local NPR affiliate. For this election cycle in Buffalo, they will also have a print partner: Buffalo-based paper The Challenger. 

Marilla Kiwanis Prepare for Pie Sale and Chicken BBQ

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The Kiwanis Club of Marilla is holding a Pie Sale, to be picked up at the Town Ag Day Celebration, Saturday, Sept. 18 and a chicken barbecue Sunday, Oct. 3.

Chamber Music to be Featured at Knox Mansion

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Friends of Knox Farm and the Roycroft Chamber Music Festival will jointly host a fund-raising and musical evening at 7 p.m. September 9. Musicians from the Roycroft Chamber Music Festival will introduce works to be performed during this year’s festival celebration at the Mansion at Knox Farm.

Take Home Kits and LEGO Club Scheduled at Library

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The Aurora Town Public Library has released an event schedule for things taking place in September.  Each item listed below requires prior registration, which can be done by calling 716-652-4440 or stopping by the library at 550 Main St. These are free programs.  In the “Unwind & Design: Autumn Book Page Wreath Take-Home Kit,” adults over 17-years-old are invited to […]