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Aurora Theater Facing Digital Conversion

Aurora Theater Facing Digital Conversion

A Statement from The Aurora Theater

East Aurora, NY…Across the country in small towns just like East Aurora, the independent movie theatres that have entertained their communities for many years are facing a technological dilemma-convert to a digital projection system or stop showing movies. 

The movie industry has made the decision that by the end of 2013, 35 mm film will no longer be the means by which movies are made and shown.  They have opted to move 100% to showing films through the technology of today, in this case, digital.  The projectors that have been used for well half of a century or more will now be retired to the same fate as vinyl records, 8 tracks and the televisions that you had to turn a knob to change the channel.

East Aurora Has A New Bar & Beer Store with Aurora Brew Works

East Aurora Has A New Bar & Beer Store with Aurora Brew Works

Alli and I are on record as being lovers of East Aurora, so it should be no surprise that I fell in love all over again when we visited Aurora Brew Works last weekend. We stopped in East Aurora for a lunch at Elm Street Bakery (one of our favorites) and happened to drive by ABW and Alli noticed their sign outside. I assumed the building was a standard craft beer retail store but was very pleasantly surprised when I walked in and saw a couple tables and taps.

Aurora Brew Works is part beer store and part bar, you will find a large selection of craft beers that are available for purchase as 6 packs and single bottles. For just an extra $1 you can pay a corking fee and enjoy the beer right there at the store.

Cookie Expressions Launches Exciting New Website

Cookie Expressions Launches Exciting New Website

 

Cookie Expressions, a locally owned and operated business offering fresh and delicious cookie bouquets for any occasion, has launched a brand new website. Visitors to www.cookieexp.com will find the new site much easier to navigate. Exciting new technological advancements will also make the online ordering process much more efficient.

Established in 1983, the new website allows customers to shop for cookie bouquets by occasion, order from a wide variety of assorted cookie packages or place corporate orders, which can be customized to incorporate a company’s corporate logo or colors.

EA Co-op Seeks Events and Outreach Coordinator

EA Co-op Seeks Events and Outreach Coordinator

The East Aurora Cooperative Market, Inc., slated to open in 2013, is hiring! The position, which is part-time, is for an events and outreach coordinator.

Co-op efforts have been ongoing for nearly three years; the typical start-up process averages three to five years. Activities to date include building the member-ownership base (currently 660 member-owners), holding workshops, training volunteers and running a Mini Market with a variety of fresh and local goods for sale on Thursdays and Saturdays. Behind the scenes, the board of directors has been working on board policy and governance, site selection, marketing and budgeting. In May, the organization held its first annual meeting of the member-owners, which focused on successes to date and an overview of plans for the future.

Go Veggies Cafe to Celebrate Grand Opening During Garden Walk

Go Veggies Cafe to Celebrate Grand Opening During Garden Walk

A grand opening event to celebrate the opening of Go Veggies Cafe & Mini Market will take place from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, July 28 and 29, at Buffalo’s newest vegetarian restaurant. Go Veggies Cafe is located at 264 Bryant St. in the Elmwood Village, just steps from Elmwood Avenue and Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo.

Cool Gel ’n Cap ‘A Blessing’ for Child with Dravet Syndrome

Cool Gel ’n Cap ‘A Blessing’ for Child with Dravet Syndrome

Cool Gel ’n Cap, the adorable plush hat developed in Elma, N.Y., that holds a cold or warm gel pack in place to soothe bumps, bruises, earaches and headaches, has found another unique use. And it has been an absolute blessing for one Ohio family.

Six-year-old Breanna Heck of Tiffin, Ohio, suffered her first seizure at just three months of age and was diagnosed with Dravet Syndrome at the age of three. Dravet Syndrome, according to the Dravet Syndrome Foundation, is a rare and catastrophic form of intractable epilepsy that begins in infancy. Initial seizures are most often prolonged events and in the second year of life other seizure types begin to emerge. Development remains on track initially, with plateaus and a progressive decline typically beginning in the second year of life. 

Grisanti Law Signed By Cuomo Supports Craft Beer Industry

Grisanti Law Signed By Cuomo Supports Craft Beer Industry

Senator Mark Grisanti (R-60) today announced that Governor Cuomo has signed a package of laws to support the craft beer industry.  This legislation will help increase demand for locally grown farmer products, support local breweries and wineries and expand industry related economic development and tourism    The laws keeps intact a tax benefit for small beer breweries, exempts those that produce small batches of beer from paying an annual State Liquor Authority fee, and creates a “Farm Brewery License” so craft breweries can expand their operations through opening restaurants or selling beer related products.  Grisanti sponsored the original Bill S. 5829 that sought to help small craft breweries expand their operations to include shops or restaurants.