2022-05-18

Gary Edward Behrman, Retired Deputy Sheriff, Treasured Familyman

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Gary Edward Behrman July 20, 1943- May 12, 2022 Gary Edward Behrman, a resident of East Aurora for 30 years, died at Absolut Care Aurora Park on Thursday, May 12, after being diagnosed with cancer in February of 2021. He was 78. Born on July 20, 1943, in Dowagiac, Mich., he was the son of the late Chauncy and Frida […]

Obituary: Case Daniel Ronan, Avid Reader, Beloved Son, Husband, and Father

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Case Daniel Ronan June 6, 1988-May 13, 2022 Case Daniel Ronan, a five-year resident of East Aurora, died on Friday, May 13 under Hospice care in Cheektowaga. He was 33. Born on June 6, 1988 in Springville and raised in Arcade, Mr. Ronan was the son of Daniel and Leisa (nee Zimmer) of Arcade. In addition to his parents, Mr. […]

Column: Mightier than the Sword: The High Cost of Free Speech 

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The First Amendment has been on my mind lately, in particular, the part concerning freedom of speech. As a writer, no constitutional right is more important. It is as significant as freedom of religion is to preachers, or the right to bear arms is to rednecks. Without freedom of speech, I would not have been able to make that redneck […]

Column: Covering the Basics: Food With Children

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It’s so important to start talking to kids about food early on, and in a way that helps them have a good relationship with food. Last month, I wrote about how to talk to children, in two different age groups, about food; specifically the fruits and vegetables that make up the colors of the rainbow. For example, with the 5-6 […]

The Rod Roads Of Marilla

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When you look at old maps, surveys or deeds, often you will encounter certain terms or units that relate to distance measurements. These terms have been commonly used by surveyors to measure the lengths of property lines because they are needed to satisfy legal requirements for the sale and transfer of property. The terms often used include chains, rods and […]

Art Students at Iroquois Earn High Distinction in Portfolio Project

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Recently, two Iroquois Central School art students participated in the New York State Art Teacher Association portfolio project. Their work earned top marks.    The students are Elliot Czuba, a ninth grader, and Kendall Hulsman, a seventh grader. Both students received perfect scores to earn a distinguished ranking. The portfolio project was held at Buffalo State College.  Czuba has been working […]

Ormsby to Host Summer Enrichment Program

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The Ormsby Educational Center will host a summer enrichment program from July 25-29.  This is for students entering seventh to tenth grades. The goal is to allow students to experience career and technical education in a new and unique way. It will also help them explore possible enrollment within a program at Ormsby by trying out the courses listed below.  […]

People Advised to Avoid Young Wildlife

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The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is reminding New Yorkers to appreciate wildlife from a distance and resist the urge to pick up newborn fawns and other young wildlife. “When young wildlife venture into the world, they may have a brief inability to walk or fly on their own, making some people believe they might need help,” Commissioner […]

County Prepares for Summer Road and Bridge Work

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The Erie County Department of Public Works has announced its 2022 road work program, with projects slated for all highway districts as part of an approximately $45.5 million investment in county road and bridge infrastructure. Using a combination of RENEW Plan and pay-as-you-go funding, 22 county roads will see mill and overlay operations, another 10 roads will receive cold recycle […]

Senior Wishes Delivers iPads for Seniors to Local Care Facility

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Senior Wishes, a local non-profit, delivered one of 16 iPads procured through a grant from The Odd Fellow & Rebekah Benefit Fund, Inc., to Absolut Care of Aurora Park.   The facilities look forward to enhancing senior residents’ quality of life by enabling family video chats, virtual appointments and recreational opportunities using the new iPad. Senior Wishes grants wishes to lower […]