July 20, 2017

2017-07-20-01

Celebrate your Canadian playlist at the Aurora Community Centre Saturday

2017-07-20-02

United Church, retirement home development approved

Aurora United Church is almost set to rebuild. Council last week paved the way for a two-storey church and associated...

West Nile Virus found in Aurora mosquito traps

By Brock Weir The Region of York is urging residents to protect themselves after three mosquito traps – including one in Aurora – tested positive ...

Aurora Jays come up short in rally against Leafs

A seventh-inning rally fell just short of a comeback for the Aurora Jays in their only North Dufferin Baseball League action last week, falling to the Ivy Leafs 5 – 4.

2017-07-20-05
With just two days in Aurora under his belt, Japanese student Ikumi Kato, who is being hosted this summer with the Lyttle family, met up with Mayor Dawe, along with Councillors Humfryes and Mrakas at last Wednesday's Concerts in the Park, featuring Dani Strong. Auroran photos by Glenn Rodger

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2017-07-20-06

Harlequin and David Wilcox to headline Ribfest

Canadian rockers Harlequin and David Wilcox will headline Aurora’s 2017 Ribfest. The fan favourites were announced by Mayor Geoff Dawe and Wendy Browne of the Aurora Chamber of Commerce at last Wednesday’s Concerts in the Park series.

Aurora Village weighing options after United Church approval

Members of the Aurora Village Ratepayers’ Association are weighing their options – including an appeal to the Ontario Municipal Board – after Council paved the way for the redevelopment of Aurora United Church and an adjacent retirement complex last week.

Residents, developers to hammer out Highland Gate park plan

After a week’s cooling off period, residents surrounding the former Highland Gate Golf Course will work with developers to come up with a park solution that is hoped will work for everyone.

2017-07-20-04

Kerry’s Place grapples with services for aging population

The Autism Spectrum is very broad, and so too are the range of people living on it – but this range is growing all the time and it is a challenge Kerry’s Place Autism Services will be tackling in the years ahead.

Get the buzz on your native trees, shrubs and bees

If you have ever been curious about some of the hidden gems in your local “urban forest,” head over to Machell Park this Saturday for the Tree Tenders Stewardship Day. Hosted by LEAF, in association with...

2017-07-20-03

Young “storytellers” showcased at Aurora Music Festival

Claire Wright is a storyteller by nature. As a writer, she is inspired by the lives of those around her, whether they are fellow friends at St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic High School, or survivors of traumas of monumental proportions, and music has turned into potent outlet for her.

2017-07-20-07

Shahaed named 2017 John West Memorial Scholar

In his lifetime, former Aurora mayor John West was awarded for his leadership, and nearly four years after his death, his legacy continues to recognize the leaders of tomorrow.

Chad Brownlee headlines Hoedown’s Friday night

Award-winning country singer Chad Brownlee will headline the first night of Magna’s annual Wild, Wild West Hoedown. Brownlee, an award-winning singer, songwriter, philanthropist and former ...

2017-07-20-01

Celebrate your Canadian playlist at the Aurora Community Centre Saturday

2017-07-20-02

United Church, retirement home development approved

Aurora United Church is almost set to rebuild. Council last week paved the way for a two-storey church and associated...

Sports

2017-07-20-09

Aurora Soccer Club kicks off international friendlies for Food Pantry

The Aurora Soccer Club hosted participants from around the globe on Saturday in the club’s annual charity day, in support of the Aurora Food Pantry.

Aurora United FC falls hard in League 1 action

The North Mississauga Panthers spread six goals over fifty minutes on Saturday to hand the Aurora United FC women their third loss in four games. An unusual defensive breakdown was met by a lack of offense in a 6 – 0 loss at St. Maximilian Kolbe field in Aurora, dropping the women to 4-6-0 on the year.

Aurora Jays come up short in rally against Leafs

A seventh-inning rally fell just short of a comeback for the Aurora Jays in their only North Dufferin Baseball League action last week, falling to the Ivy Leafs 5 – 4.

2017-07-13-08

Swimmers to make historic cross of Lake Ontario for Special Olympics

A small group of swimmers and non-swimmers alike will undertake a herculean challenge in the chilly waters of Lake Ontario this August. Dubbed “50 for 150”, nine people are ready to swim in a relay-style effort all the way from Niagara-on-the-Lake to Marilyn Bell Park in Toronto.

Aurora United FC women earn another clean sheet

Junior national team standout Patricia Koutoulas is a brick wall. Four clean sheets over the past six games has the keeper and her team, Aurora United FC, climbing up the semi-pro League 1 Ontario ladder after a less-than-stellar start to the season.

Jays vault over Orangeville in back-to-back wins

A pair of wins over a powerhouse Orangeville squad has the AA Aurora Jays within reaching distance of top spot in ...

2017-07-06-09

Saints leave mark on NHL Entry Draft

There was a distinct Saintly presence at this year’s NHL Entry Draft. Three former members of the St. Andrew’s College Saints hockey program realized a life’s dream when they heard their names called in Chicago last week, the first Saints to be drafted into the NHL since Warren Foegele in 2014.

Aurora FC falls to Durham for second straight loss

A gaping hole in the Aurora FC women’s roster left the semi-pro soccer team with a 3 – 1 loss to Durham at the Pickering Soccer Complex on Saturday.

2017-07-06-11

Diggers place amongst the top teams at Barrie Bash Tournament

Every June, Barrie hosts a large weekend rep girls fast pitch tournament. This year there were 62 teams entered and 193 games played on 12 diamonds. The Aurora Diggers...

2017-06-29-08

Winning streak snapped for Aurora FC

The Aurora United FC women were brought down to earth on Saturday, conceding a goal for the first time in four matches in a 2 – 1 loss to Vaughan Azzurri.

Arts & Culture

2017-07-20-03

Young “storytellers” showcased at Aurora Music Festival

Claire Wright is a storyteller by nature. As a writer, she is inspired by the lives of those around her, whether they are fellow friends at St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic High School, or survivors of traumas of monumental proportions, and music has turned into potent outlet for her.

Chad Brownlee headlines Hoedown’s Friday night

Award-winning country singer Chad Brownlee will headline the first night of Magna’s annual Wild, Wild West Hoedown. Brownlee, an award-winning singer, songwriter, philanthropist and former ...

2017-07-06-06

Sounds of summer return to Town Park with Music Festival

Town Park will once again host the sounds of summer as the Aurora Music Festival takes over the band shell this August. Spearheaded by Music Aurora, the August 5 music festival will be headlined by the Juno-award winning Monkey Junk.

2017-07-06-13

16-year-old Olivia Zarboni crowned 2017 Aurora Teen Idol

Judges were looking for stage presence, a beautiful voice, and unapologetically taking their moment, and 16-year-old Olivia Zarboni delivered, taking home the crown – well, the sash – as Aurora’s 2017 Teen Idol.

2017-06-08-06

Ontario artists celebrate significant milestone close to home

As the daughter of an artist – and an artist herself – King-based photographer Claire Ross has grown up with the Ontario Society of Artists and, in turn, the Ontario Society of Artists has grown up with Canada.

2017-06-08-05

Aurora Cultural Centre names new Executive Director

Suzanne Haines will lead the Aurora Cultural Centre into the future.

2017-06-08-11

Artists hope Canada150 Mosaic will leave lasting legacy

Festivals and events come and go, and memories linger for only so long. Art, however, has the potential to stand the test of time and local artists hope a new project will be a lasting legacy of Canada’s 150th Anniversary.

2017-06-01-06

Pianist Jarvis returns to share his passion with a hometown crowd

By Brock Weir Music is the passion that fuels the fire in Harrison Jarvis and growing up in Aurora he had plenty of people to ...

2017-06-01-03

Teen Idol is a great opportunity for young performers, says 2016 winner

The past 11 months have been a time of growth for Melissa Suma. Come Canada Day, it will be exactly one year since the Aurora teen wowed the judges with the power of her voice and her presence on stage, ultimately taking the crown in the 2016 Aurora Teen Idol competition.

Local author offers “fifty shades of green” with sci-fi adventures

Inspiration can strike people in the strangest places, and at the strangest times. For Aurora resident Brian Horeck, the commonplace sighting of a few water bugs doing the backstroke in a minnow trap started turning the gears on an unlikely career path.

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