Obituary: Helmuth M. Heigl, Beloved Husband, and Father, Creative Carpenter

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Helmuth M. Heigl May 3, 1937-March 2, 2022 Helmuth M. Heigl, a resident of Marilla, died peacefully at home, surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday, March 2. He was 84. Born on May 3, 1937, Mr. Heigl was a devoted family man.  He was a carpenter by trade and was an accomplished woodworker. He was well known for his […]

Obituary: Frederick J. Brown, Decorated Naval Veteran, Beloved Father

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Frederick J. Brown Feb. 23, 1950-March 16, 2022 Frederick J. Brown of Delevan, known to his family and friends as Fred died at home on Wednesday, March 16. He was 72. Mr. Brown was born in Buffalo on Feb. 23, 1950, the son of the late Gerald J. Brown and June M. Miller Schuman of Lockport. He graduated from Iroquois […]

Obituary: Clayton Oliver Bailey, WWII Veteran, Pilot, and Cherished Father

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Clayton Oliver Bailey Jan. 10, 1927 – March 19, 2022 Clayton Oliver Bailey died peacefully on Saturday, March 19. He was 95.  A lifelong resident of East Aurora, Mr. Bailey was born in a house on Knox Road on January 10, 1927, the son of the late Oliver and Mary Bailey.   Mr. Bailey enlisted in the New York Guard on […]

Letter to the Editor: Courage is the Ability to Love in the Face of Hate

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Dear Editor, My understanding of Jesus says this: All worldly war is the work of Satan. Jesus has proven to us that the Spirit of God does not engage in worldly war, but is constantly engaged in the spiritual war which opposes worldly war, and which is already won in Christ Jesus’s death and resurrection. By the definition of war, […]

Letter to the Editor: Complaints on Swearing in Procedure Are Overblown

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Dear Editor, After reading David Torke’s recent letter in the Advertiser, I immediately went outside to see if the sky was falling. Nope, a nice sunny day, the birds were singing, and my neighbor’s crocuses were popping up. Even though I think Mr. Torke has elevated troublemaking to an advanced level, I did enjoy his reference to Hamlet. But after […]

Appreciation for Help During Pie Day

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Dear Editor, The East Aurora American Legion Auxiliary would like to express our gratitude to all the merchants, legion members and friends who made donations to our “Annual Pie ( Pi ) Auction.” This year’s auction was a great success. Without your continued support and generosity throughout the year, we would not be able to assist our community, military and […]

Letter to the Editor: Recent State Laws Diminish Democratic Principles

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Dear Editor, While Americans are roused into offering sympathy and assistance to Ukraine as it struggles against a fascist regime in Russia, it doesn’t take too much effort to observe the recent instances of mini-fascism bubbling up in some of our own U.S. states, all of which are led by Republican governors and legislatures.  Geographically situated mostly in the south […]

Letter to the Editor: Thanks for Help in Time of Need

Dear Editor, Thank you does not begin to describe my gratitude for the kindness and generosity of neighbors, friends, family and colleagues after the recent fire at my home.  I would especially like to thank the East Aurora Police Department, East Aurora Fire Dispatch, East Aurora Fire Department and the other first responders for their quick response and professionalism. I […]

Printing with Light and Iron: Spotlight on Fine Art Photographer James Sedwick

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East Aurora Artist James Sedwick has a long history of art-making in various mediums. But it’s his medium of choice, an alternative photographic process called Palladium Photography, which marries his professional experience as a chemist and challenges the way he looks at the world.

Editorial: Continue Talks with DOT for West Falls

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As we reported in this newspaper last week, A major road construction project is scheduled for the stretch of Route 240 through West Falls next year. New York State is planning a $4.1 million renovation throughout the hamlet that will focus on the road and drainage, and could also look at sidewalks and curb improvements. After hearing the news, we […]