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Village and Legion Continue to Seek Images for Veteran Banners

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The Department of Public Works and American Legion are still taking orders for banner honoring local veterans, to hang along Main Street in honor of Independence Day. The men and women honored on these banners could have served at any time and should be from the village or town.

Last Approval Issued in Walnut Development and Other Permits Accepted by Village

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The final plot plan for the subdivision on Walnut St was approved by the village board this week. A special use permit for a retail bakery for Dopest Dough was approved, and Arts in the Alley is returning.

Banners Honoring Veterans Will Fly From Main Street Light Poles

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Main Street will soon bear banners honoring local veterans.

Board Tables Request to Demo Main Street Building

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The historic commission report stated that the building currently “appears structurally sound” and that maintaining its place was in line with the village goal of “retaining the historic character of Main Street.” 

Historian’s Corner: Historian’s Corner Small West End Building Housed ‘Tiniest Drug Store’ 

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On April 16, 1935, a Buffalo newspaper featured “what is believed here to be the smallest drugstore in this part of the country.” Fred A. Darrin relocated his pharmacy and residence to the tiny building on Main Street near Hamlin Avenue after a fire destroyed his previous location across the street two years earlier.

Community Welcomes Scott Bieler as New Owner of the Aurora Theatre

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The Aurora Theatre will re-open on Feb. 25 under the management of West-Herr employee Julia Foit who manage the theatre and with former owner Lynn Kinsella to stay on as a special projects director and consultant, according to new owner Scott Bieler.

Director Returns to Village for Next Movie

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The film director responsible for “A Prince for Christmas” in 2015 will return to the Village of East next week to shoot another holiday-themed movie, according to the East Aurora Chamber of Commerce.

Historian’s Corner: ‘Handsome’ Bank Clock Chimed In 100 Years Ago

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The clock taken down earlier this month actually was the third—and perhaps least distinctive—iteration to hang above Main Street since the original clock was installed in 1921.

Toy Town Car Show’s Future in Doubt

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Show organizer Chuck Facklam said he would step away from the show after hosting it alongside the East Aurora Moose Lodge for the past 11 years, and no willing volunteers have come forward to take over the responsibilities.

Annual Carolcade Returns this Saturday

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Main Street in East Aurora will be closed to traffic starting 6:30 p.m. until approximately 8:30 p.m. for the 49th annual Carolcade celebration.