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Village Backs 25-Hour Hockey Game

Village Backs 25-Hour Hockey Game

From the Mayor's Office

EAST AURORA, N.Y. - Village leaders and Aurora Ice Association  (AIA) representatives met today to review plans for a record setting 25-hour hockey game to be hosted at the Time Warner Cable Classic Rink.  Both sides agree that having the ice rink is a community asset and understand the continued success of the Time Warner Cable Classic Rink requires the Village and the AIA to work together as community partners and maintain strong lines of communication.

Mayor Kasprzak stated that recent newspaper articles would have the AIA and Village at odds, which is not the case. A 25 hour event scheduled for March 18th and 19th at the Time Warner Cable Classic Rink was questioned by a resident at a recent board meeting. Trustees were not aware of the event and were caught off guard. 

Kiwanis Club Tries to Catch Fish Fry Record

Kiwanis Club Tries to Catch Fish Fry Record

by Kaitlyn Duthie

The Kiwanis Club of East Aurora and BW’s Smokin’ Barrels BBQ are out to make history. On Fri., March 4 they will partner together to present what is commonly known as the “World’s Largest Fish Fry.”

The number of fish fries sold by the Kiwanis Club of East Aurora has not yet reached the Guinness World Records, but this year’s planning encouraged many of the members that they are bound for success. The current record-holding number of fish fries sold took place on May 3, 2008, at the Polish Heritage Festival. The event sold 2,552 fish at the Erie County Fairgrounds.

Disco Party Returns on March 5

Disco Party Returns on March 5

EAST AURORA, N.Y. - Disco is making a comeback… for one night at least. On Sat., March 5, the Boys & Girls Club of East Aurora will host East Aurora’s Largest Disco, an annual fundraiser that gives local residents a chance to take platform shoes, leisure suits and other 70s paraphernalia out of the attic.

Visitors will boogie to disco beats, but can also enjoy beverages, food from local vendors, participate in dance and costume contests, as well as try their luck with raffle tickets.

Admission is $25 per person or $40 per couple. The event is for guests 21 and over only. Contact the Boys & Girls Club for ticket information at 652-4180 or email choffman@bgcea.org.

Pet Connection Lists March Community Events

Pet Connection Lists March Community Events

Pet Connection Programs Inc., a nonprofit maternity and special care animal shelter located in Marilla, has several community events planned during the month of March. Thanks to fundraising events like these and a group of dedicated volunteers, the shelter has been helping animals find great homes in Western New York since 1984.

On Wednesday, March 2, Pet Connection volunteers will be at the YMCA Health Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event location is 1620 Southwestern Blvd., West Seneca. 

Time Warner Cable Invites Students to Ice Skate for Free Saturday

Time Warner Cable Invites Students to Ice Skate for Free Saturday

EAST AURORA, NY- Area students have the chance to skate for free while helping out a good cause this weekend.

Time Warner Cable invites all area students to help the company Connect a Million Minds this Saturday afternoon from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm at the Time Warner Cable Classic Rink, 41 Riley Street. 

All students, 18 and under, with a B grade or 80 average or higher in math or science will skate for free with a recent report card.

WSBU reaches top 10 in mtvU contest; online voting goes until March 1 to determine winner

 

ST. BONAVENTURE, N.Y. - WSBU, St. Bonaventure University's student-run campus radio station, is now one of 10 finalists for mtvU's 2011 College Radio Woodie Award.

A college-oriented member of the MTV family, mtvU first narrowed its list of 50 nominated college stations to 25 with online voting from Feb. 1-8, and then pared the list of 25 to 10 with voting that concluded Feb. 15.

Annually among The Princeton Review's top 5 college radio stations, WSBU now has a chance to be named the nation's top college station and be recognized at the sixth annual mtvU Woodie Awards March 16, airing at midnight on MTV, MTV2 and mtvU from the Austin Music Hall in Austin, Texas.

Listeners can vote online - as many times as they like - until March 1.

Town of Aurora's Winterfest Runs Through Feb. 27

Town of Aurora's Winterfest Runs Through Feb.  27

by Renee T. Engels

There is nothing unusual about a parade in Western New York. But a parade in the middle of February? With pets in costumes?

The costumed pet parade is only one of the dozens of events being held this year at the annual Town of Aurora Winterfest. The parade begins in front of Paws in the Pantry on Sun., Feb. 20 at 1 p.m. and proceeds down the sidewalk of Main Street to the Absolut Care of Aurora Park. There, all participants, pets included, will delight the residents of the facility by parading throughout the hallways and showing off their costumes. The event is free with any donations of new pet treats or toys to be donated to the SPCA of Erie County.