2021-12-08

Deadline Soon in Gingerbread House Decorating Contest

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The first annual Advertiser Gingerbread House contest is open for submission until Dec. 20.

Initial Plans Discussed for Walnut Street Subdivision

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An initial plan to gauge the village planning commission reaction outlines plans for the construction of six new home on Walnut Street, on what is presently a grassy field.

Letter to the Editor: Elma Supervisor and Code Officer Neglecting Duties

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Dear Editor, I’m writing to inform Elma residents that the Elma Town Board, primarily Supervisor Wayne Clark, continues to allow an illegal business to operate at 2021/2023 Transit Road, which is zoned residential. The owner operates as Empire Auto Detail, Transit Auto Detail and Transit Towing & Recovery. He has been detailing cars for more than 15 years, polluting the […]

Letter to the Editor: Take A Stand Against Mandates

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Dear Editor, Please take a stand in support of local citizens and businesses unwilling to comply with the latest mask and potential future vaccination mandates implemented by Erie County and New York State. Leaders in Marilla, West Seneca and Williamsville are doing so (among others), and now is the time to unite and push back against overreach from the local, […]

Obituary: Robert Averill Bancroft, Treasured Father, Man of Faith

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Robert Averill Bancroft Sept. 20, 1924-Nov. 29, 2021 Robert Averill Bancroft of East Aurora died peacefully early Monday morning, November 29. He was 97.   Mr. Bancroft grew up on a farm in Holland, and later in Tulsa, Okla. He enlisted in the Army during WWII. He later went to college at Oklahoma State University (A&M) graduating with a degree in […]

Obituary: Elizabeth H. Durland, Dog Breeder, Beloved Mother and Grandmother

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Sept. 7, 1927- Nov. 27, 2021 Elizabeth H. Durland, known as Betty, died on Saturday, November 27. She was 94.  Born Elizabeth Holze on Sept. 7, 1927, she was the daughter of the late William and Margaret (nee Brogan) Holze. Mrs. Durland was the owner of the Dur-Bet Cocker Kennel. She bred over 160 champion cocker spaniels and was inducted […]

Obituary: Charles Kerr III, Beloved Father, Veteran, Former Board of Education Member

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Charles Kerr III March 8, 1929-Nov. 22, 2021 Charles Kerr III, a former resident of East Aurora, died on Monday, November 22. He was 92. Born in Pittsburgh, Pa. on March 8, 1929, he was known to many as Charlie.  He graduated from Edgewood High School in Edgewood, Pa. Continuing his education, he graduated from the University of Virginia in […]

Obituary: Morton Spooner, Devoted Husband, and Father, Former Board of Education Member

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Morton Spooner Jan. 16, 1924-Nov. 27, 2021 Morton Spooner, a former resident of East Aurora, died on Saturday, November 27. He was 97. Mr. Spooner grew up on an 80-acre dairy farm, outside of Eau Claire, Wis., and was the youngest of a family of six children. On the day of his birth, his father hitched the horse to a […]

Obituary: Audrey Della Young, Devoted Mother, World Traveler with Many Passions

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Audrey Della  Young July 7, 1920-Nov. 21, 2021 Audrey Della Young died on Tuesday, November 21. She was 101.  Mrs. Young was preceded in death by her husband, Charles “Charlie” Young, and her son, Derk Young.  She is survived by children April (Bob Kelly) Young, Bruce (Cindy) Young and Laura (Joseph) Clark; grandchildren Faith Haynes, Rob (Meg Weckstein) Kelly and […]

Blue Devils Keep it Close in Loss to Williamsville South

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The East Aurora Blue Devils boys varsity basketball team kept it close in its opening game against Williamsville South Billies in the gym on Center Street before falling 60-51.