2022-05-11

Obituary: Vivian Coletti, Former Owner of the Toyloft, Cherished Mother and Grandmother

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Vivian Coletti 1942-2022 Vivian Coletti, an East Aurora entrepreneur and longtime resident, died on Monday, May 2. She was 80. For anyone appreciating East Aurora’s shops and historic charm, Mrs. Coletti played a role by building her business, the Toy Loft, on Main Street and helping give East Aurora the moniker Toy Town USA.  Mrs. (née Calveric) Coletti was born […]

Obituary: Barbara A. Gingerich, Former Owner of Marilla Country Store, Beloved Mother and Grandmother

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Sept. 1, 1938-May 7, 2022 Barbara A. (née Sweet) Gingerich, a resident of Marilla, died after a long illness on Saturday, May 7. She was 83. Mrs. Gingerich was born on Sept. 1, 1938, in Corning, to the late Bernice Carlson and the late Harold Sweet. After spending her childhood in Corning and Holland, she met and was married to […]

Obituary: Dr. Daniel Anthony Mariniello,  Husband, Father, Friend and Physician

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Dr. Daniel Anthony Mariniello Oct. 7, 1931-May 6, 2022 Dr. Daniel Anthony Mariniello of Elma died peacefully on Friday, May 6. He was 90.  He leaves behind a legacy as a husband, father, friend, and physician who not only led an active and fulfilling life but also one that left a lasting impression of kindness, love and generosity on all […]

Obituary: William Piskothy, Beloved Husband and Father With Many Hobbies

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William Piskothy May 12, 1944 – April 12, 2022 William S. Piskothy of Elma, known as Bill, died on Tuesday, April 12 at home after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was 77. Mr. Piskothy is survived by his wife Nancy (née Stephan); children Corinne (James) Kaufmann, William Scott (Elizabeth) Piskothy and Robert (Tara) Piskothy; grandchildren Ryan Kaufmann, Steven Kaufmann, […]

Column: The Advertiser Garden: To Sow or Not to Sow?

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To quote the great Ina Garten, “If you can’t make your own, store bought is fine.” With spring finally here after a frustratingly slow start, there’s nothing wrong with buying seedlings and started plants. But care is needed.

County to Bring Mammogram Services to Elma

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On Friday, June 3, the Erie County Cancer Services Program will provide mobile mammography at the Elma Town Hall.

Chicken Barbecue Hosted During Iroquois School Vote

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The Kiwanis Club of Elma will hold a drive-thru chicken barbecue dinner on Tuesday, May 17 at the Iroquois High School, 2111 Girdle Road, Elma, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. during the Iroquois School Board vote.  The dinners will be cooked by BW’s Barbecue and will cost $13. Proceeds from this event will go to Danny’s Helping Hands.

Column: View from Right Field: Locally Sourced

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Days like these—mid-May, warm and sunny, full of fragrant blossoms, laden with the possibilities of spring—you want to bottle them. Bottle them and put them somewhere handy where you get at them when the weather turns…um, what’s a word I can use in a family newspaper to describe how godawful it can be around here? Wasn’t it just a few […]

Rotary Club to Host Rib Fest

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The Rotary Club of East Aurora will hold a rib fest on Friday, May 20 at the Nativity Lutheran Church, 970 East Main St., from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.  The cost is $20 presale or $25 the day of the event. Each dinner will include half a rack of pork ribs, salted potatoes, slaw and a roll and butter. […]

Auxiliary to Host Barbecue Alongside Paper Shredding 

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The public is invited to bring personal documents in need of destruction to Firemen’s Field where Lincoln Archives will be onsite offering free document shredding services until 1 p.m. A chicken barbecue fundraiser will also be held during the event.