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Summer Events OK'd by EA Village Board

Summer Events OK'd by EA Village Board

A full slate of spring and summer activities received permit approval from the East Aurora Village Board at its meeting Monday. Among the events and series given permission to go forward were the Church in the Park program and the Movies in the Park series by East Aurora Wesleyan Church; the Town of Aurora’s Backyard Bash concert series; the Rotary Club’s Bunny Hop 5K race on April 23; and the East Aurora Farmers Market. Also approved were a single Hamlin Park church service by Baker Memorial United Methodist Church on May 29, and the Toy Town Car Show, which is returning to Main Street on Aug. 28 after a year off.

Knox Farm will be Open for 'Passive Recreation' This Summer

Knox Farm will be Open for 'Passive Recreation' This Summer

by Jeremy Morlock

New York State’s continuing budget crises have raised questions on the future of state parks and historic sites, including Knox Farm State Park in the Town of Aurora. Parks Commissioner Rose Harvey, whose appointment was confirmed by the State Senate on March 8, has said that her office will work to protect the parks system.

“I think that times are tough but we have every intention of keeping the parks open,” Harvey noted during a March 11 interview on “The Capitol Pressroom,” a radio program carried by Buffalo NPR-affiliate WBFO.

The Dramatic Life of Margaret Fuller

The Dramatic Life of Margaret Fuller

Celebrate Women’s History Month by attending an original solo drama, "Men, Women, and Margaret Fuller," performed and written by actor/author Laurie James.   Based on journals, letters, articles and books, the play brings to life the bold character and words of an American foremother. The one-woman show will be staged at The 1891 Fredonia Opera House on Thursday, March 10 at 7 p.m.   There is an admission fee of $10/person, $6.50/students and seniors and groups of 20 or larger.  Tickets will be available at the door, or reserve in advance by calling the Opera House, (716) 679-1891.

Village OKs Plan for Main Street Enhancements

Village OKs Plan for Main Street Enhancements

by Jeremy Morlock

New banners for Main Street, better parking on the Roycroft Campus, new signs welcoming visitors to East Aurora, improvements to local alleys—the East Aurora Village Board recently heard about these changes, which are to be paid for through the federal Transportation Enhancement Program. If all goes according to plan, the work will be completed by the fall.