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Teens Attend Diocesan Convention

Teens Attend Diocesan Convention

Over thirty youth and adults from Immaculate Conception Parish participated in the 59th Annual Diocesan Youth Convention from Feb. 18 to 20 at the Adam’s Mark Hotel in Buffalo. The parish was one of the largest groups at the event.

This year’s theme, “Whatever It Takes,” challenged the young people to a faith that is consequential. “Being a disciple is not a ‘whatever’ attitude, it is a ‘whatever it takes’ way of living,” a press release noted. The keynote speaker was Fr. Tony Ricard from the Archdiocese of New Orleans. “His message to the teenagers was to remember where you came from (God’s family) and don’t be stupid. He defined stupidity as knowing that something is wrong and doing it anyway,” Denise York of Immaculate Conception Parish noted. “Our young people loved his energy and enthusiasm!”

Horsing Around Buffalo: Long Live The King!

Horsing Around Buffalo: Long Live The King!

  Forty five years ago this summer (1901), all Buffalo was discussing the latest innovation in family carriages with the same zest the exploits of Bob Feller and Ted Williams now receive. For Buffalo was crazy for horses both before and after the turn of the century. Every home of any size had its stable in the rear.

  Even today, the old guard in dozens of Western New York stables are making preparations for the fall horse shows, county fairs and harness meets in the old tradition. As they shine their gear in preparation for the big days ahead their talk sometimes turns to the old days when Delaware, Linwood and Richmond Avenues were the show places of the equine world. They remember stables maintained by Seymore H. Knox Sr., the Cary Family, Frank A. Babcock and hundreds of others in all stages of wealth and affluence. Perhaps some speak once in a while of Mambrino King, the "handsomest horse in the world".

Izzo's New Book Offers Supernatural Scares

Izzo's New Book Offers Supernatural Scares

by Kaitlyn Duthie

Now introducing his fourth novel, No Escape, Tony Izzo is on his way to becoming the Stephen King or Dean Koontz of East Aurora. Izzo revealed to the East Aurora Advertiser that this novel is truly unlike his past three written works, The Dark Ones, Evil Harvest, and Cruel Winter. As he continues his writing career, Izzo is finding his own writing style that captures his readers’ attention within the first chapter. Izzo wrote his newest novel specifically to be so alluring that there is no escape in reading it.

East Aurora Grads are in Band Releasing EP This Week

East Aurora Grads are in Band Releasing EP This Week

The Rochester-based band Class 99 this week released its first EP, titled "Apartment 6B." Two of the members of the band, Michael Rousselle and Patrick Kearns, hail from East Aurora and call East Aurora High School their alma mater.

After playing two years’ worth of shows and gradually evolving their repertoire from cover medleys to original songs, the band decided it was time to hit the studio. Apartment 6B is the result of this process, and a stepping stone to a full album (as yet untitled) expected in the spring of 2011.

Art Gala Brings Color to a White Winter

Art Gala Brings Color to a White Winter

by Kaitlyn Duthie, Intern for the East Aurora Advertiser

The East Aurora Art Society and Absolut Care of Aurora Park are partnering again this winter to present the Annual Crystal Moonlight Gala. The event will be Sat., Jan. 29, from 7 until 9 p.m. Although the event is free of charge, there will be art for sale as well as a raffle of small paintings.

The Gala is scheduled during the winter because there are few public activities for the public at this time of year. The event is intended brings a light and cheerful feel to a gloomy winter. “Everyone who attends leaves in a happy frame of mind. Each year always goes well,” said Bernice Smith, publicity director of the East Aurora Art Society.