2021-09-22

Cycling Road Tour to Support Rails to Trail Group

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Next weekend, people looking for a chance to bike ride through the countryside while also supporting a local non profit can participate in the 42 mile EA2EVL Fondo. The ride starts at 42 North Brewing Company in East Aurora and makes its way towards Ellicottville on Oct. 2. Funds raised through the ride will go to support the Erie Cattaraugus Rail Trail (ECRT). 

Special Town Meeting to Discuss Aurora Development Code

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The Town of Aurora Planning Board will hold a special meeting  on Tuesday, Sept. 28 at 7 p.m. at 575 Oakwood Ave. to discuss proposed changes to the Town Open Development Area (aka flag lot) code. Some Aurora Town Board members will be at the meeting, too. This meeting is open to the public and attendance is encouraged. Comments and […]

Library Used Book Sale Returns 

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The annual Used Book Sale to benefit the Aurora Town Public Library will be held in the First Presbyterian Church, 9 Paine St. in East Aurora next month. 

Giant Basket Raffle Aims to Help Local Charity

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Nearly 50 businesses have donated products or services to a new raffle called EA Gives Back, a large gift basket that will be raffled off to one person. As part of the process, people who participate can vote for the charity they think should receive proceeds from ticket sales. 

Community Spotlight: Hope Winter, Multimedia Journalist in the making

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EAHS Hope Winter is a multi-media graduate of SUNY Fredonia, currently working for WKBW. She hopes to pursue a career in multimedia journalism, and is working towards that goal.

Elma Board Seeks to Block Cannabis Retail Sites

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Following in the footsteps of other neighboring communities, the Elma Town Board is planning to adopt legislation that would allow the town to opt out of certain retail cannabis sites. 

Tales of Old Elma: Elma’s First Inventor: Thomas Hanvey, Master Cooper

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Elma’s first inventor, Thomas Harvey, relocated to the area from Rochester and was a Master Cooper specializing in new designs and manufacturing methods for the wooden barrels, cheese boxes, and trunks produced at his sawmill in Elma.

Conservation Club to Host Hunting and Fishing Day

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The Elma Conservation Club will be the host of this year’s 50th anniversary of National Hunting and Fishing Day.  The local event is organized by the Erie County Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs, Inc. It will be this Saturday, Sept. 25 at 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine. This is a free event and open to all ages. Some […]

Take Home Kits Available at Library

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The Aurora Town Public Library has a to-go kit for children 3 to 5-years-old. Kits include a book, an activity and a craft. There are six different kits that will be offered Oct. 6 through Dec. 15. Pick up the kits, read the books, do the activities, make the crafts and keep everything.  Children ages 6 to 12-years-old can also […]

Marilla Country Store Celebrates 170 Years in Community

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The Marilla Country Store bears the proud distinction of having never closed its doors since its opening in 1851. Even during the Coronavirus pandemic, when many businesses were unable to keep their doors open, the Marilla Country Store held firm to its core mission: to always be responsive to the community. They celebrated their 170th anniversary over the weekend.