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State Seeks Proposals for Knox Farm State Park

State Seeks Proposals for Knox Farm State Park

The Buffalo News reported Saturday that the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation is seeking proposals for "adaptive reuses" of buildings and facilities at Knox Farm State Park in East Aurora.

Aurora Referendum on Gleed Avenue is Today

Aurora Referendum on Gleed Avenue is Today

From the East Aurora Advertiser
Published: Tuesday, June 14, 2011 7:20 AM EDT

Town of Aurora voters will head to the polls today (Tues., June 14) to have a say on the Town Board’s plans for the future of 300 Gleed Avenue and the Aurora Town Hall. If the $877,000 bond passes, town officials led by Supervisor Jolene Jeffe hope they can move forward with plans to renovate 300 Gleed and move town ofices there – with a mandate from the public.

 Read the complete story here. What's your opinion? Should Town Hall move to Gleed? Write a comment here.

Andrew Gramza Memorial Drive to be Held Saturday

Andrew Gramza Memorial Drive to be Held Saturday

Calling all blood donors to the Andrew Gramza Memorial Drive! Alden resident, Andrew Gramza, 21, passed away last November. He required a lot of blood while in the hospital, and when he passed away, his family donated his heart valves to UNYTS (Upstate New York Transplant Services). What better way to honor him than with a blood drive/basket raffle with all proceeds benefiting UNYTS?

Take part in this Memorial Drive from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 18 at Alden High School, 13190 Park St. To schedule an appointment  to donate blood, please call UNYTS at 716-512-7940. Walk ins are also welcome.  A basket raffle will be held with all the proceeds going directly to UNYTS.  A variety of baskets, with some valued at over $100, will be available. 

Please call 716-572-3672  or visit www.unyts.org for more details

East Aurora Summer Concert Series

East Aurora Summer Concert Series

East Aurora, NY – Absolut Care of Aurora Park will host a Summer Concert Series for the community.  Music lovers of all ages are invited to enjoy an evening of music, dancing, refreshments and fun.  Performances will be held Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m.

Legislator Fudoli Invites Public To Attend Forums Focused on Farming in Erie County

Legislator Fudoli Invites Public To Attend Forums Focused on Farming in Erie County

Erie County Legislator and Agricultural and Farmland Protection Board Chairman Dino Fudoli, R-Lancaster, invites anyone with an interest in farms, farmland and food production in Erie County to participate in one of three scheduled public forums planned this summer throughout the county.

Discussions pertaining to farming, food production, and efforts to plan for agriculture in Erie County will be led by Agricultural and Farmland Protection Board, the Erie County Department of Environment and Planning and American Farmland Trust. Attendees will be invited to share their thoughts about what can be done to support the viability of local farms.

“These forums are a great opportunity to share ideas and continue efforts already underway that focus on the future of farming and agriculture in Erie County,” said Legislator Fudoli.

Fillmore Museum will Host Tea for Prospective Guides

Fillmore Museum will Host Tea for Prospective Guides

The Millard Fillmore House Museum, 24 Shearer Ave. in East Aurora, is looking for volunteer guides for the 2011 season. The museum hours are from 1 to 4 p.m. every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday, from June to October. “Helping us bring history alive for our many guests with a tour of our charming presidential house can be rewarding and a joy,” organizers noted.

A Guide’s Tea at the Fillmore House will be held for all prospective guides on Wed., May 11 at 7 p.m. This will be followed with a training and orientation session on Sat., May 14 at 10 a.m. at the museum. Contact Kathy Frost (652-2621) with questions about guiding or the reception.

This item previously appeared in the East Aurora Advertiser.

UB to Hold Archeological Dig at Sinking Ponds in East Aurora

UB to Hold Archeological Dig at Sinking Ponds in East Aurora

Local residents know Sinking Ponds in East Aurora as a nature preserve. Some may remember it as the former source of village water. To researchers from the University at Buffalo (UB), Sinking Ponds is an important archeological site.

The university’s Department of Anthropology is planning a dig at Sinking Ponds this summer, and hopes to discover new evidence of the people who lived there thousands of years ago. Dr. Douglas Perrelli, who will oversee the dig, told the Village Board on March 28 that Sinking Ponds is a prehistoric site, with materials from the Transitional and Early Woodland Phase. “Around 800 BC is the primary occupation here,” Perrelli explained. There is also evidence of earlier human activity at the site.