For youngsters growing up in the post-World War II era, April Fools’ Day was anything but about silly jokes. It was about going trout fishing on the opening day of trout season with your dad or grandad or uncle, or someone in the character of Mr. Outdoors in your family. It was about enjoying the freedom of winning a world […]
Letter to the Editor: Gov. Hochul’s Packaging Bill Won’t Do the Job
Dear Editor, Governor Kathy Hochul’s budget proposal to reduce excessive plastic packaging and paper means well, but it has serious flaws. It puts the companies who created the packaging mess in the driver’s seat and fails to set requirements for reduction, recyclability and recycled content. It also fails to provide relief for taxpayers whose municipal waste dollars clean up all […]
Obituary: Susan B. Daniels, Local Librarian, Loved Literature and the Arts
Susan B. Daniels April 30, 1941-March 25, 2022 Susan B. Daniels of Elma, formerly of East Aurora, died peacefully on Friday, March 25. She was 80. Born on April 30, 1941, she was the daughter of the late Tony Jr. and Barbara DiFilippo. She was also predeceased by her older brother Tony DiFilippo III, a nephew, and her husband Dick […]
Obituary: Hilda I. Hill, Beloved Mother and Grandmother
Hilda I. Hill June 11, 1933-March 19, 2022 Hilda I. Hill, a resident of West Seneca, died on Saturday, March 19. She was 88. The daughter of the late Oliver and Mary Bailey, Mrs. Hill was born on June 11, 1933. Mrs. Hill was also predeceased by her husband Robert T. Hill, children Debbie Hill, Robert Hill, Gary Hill, and […]
Obituary: Duncan L. Shaw, Gripped Life by the Husk
Duncan L. Shaw Beloved husband, dad, brother, son, uncle, and friend Duncan Shaw died with his wife Marybeth and children, Marissa and Mitchell by his side in his hometown of Gold Coast, Australia on Saturday, February 12. He was 57. Mr. and Mrs. Shaw shared an appetite for fun and adventure. Crossing paths while backpacking through Europe in 1986, they […]
Chamber of Commerce to Honor Businesses at Annual Recognition Event
The East Aurora Chamber of Commerce will host its 75th annual Business Recognition Awards & Hall of Fame Induction on Wednesday, April 20 at Mister’s Bar & Lanes, 206 Main Street in East Aurora. The public is invited to attend. The cost is $45 per person. Online reservations are required.
Aurora Library to Host Annual Discard Book Sale
The Aurora Town Public Library will hold its annual discard book sale for gently used library materials from Friday, May 6 through Friday, May 27.
High School Clubs Join in Fundraiser to Support City Mission
The East Aurora High School’s Key Club and National Honor Society are working together to collect items for the Buffalo City Mission via an Amazon wish list.
Vendors Sought For Alden Farmers Market
Local produce farmers, plant & flower growers, specialty food makers and other vendors are being sought for the 20th season of the Alden Farmers Market. While nearly all previous vendors are returning, new items are always welcome. The market will open the Saturday before Mother’s Day, on May 7. Since it’s the day before Mothers’ Day, May 7 will have […]
Editorial: Quick Response Deserves Kudos
When an agency does the work it was hired to do in a reasonable manner, it’s not necessarily a time to offer praise outside of “good work” because that is kind of the basis of what should happen. But we still thought it would be good to recognize the recent work by the Western New York Region’s Department of Transportation. […]