April 26, 2018

2018-04-26-01

Garden Club celebrates 100 years of strong community roots

Aurora Garden & Horticultural Society celebrates centenary on Saturday.

2018-04-26-02

Give Back Award winners answered community’s call

Josie Kearney knows she had advantages growing up. She always had “toys under the Christmas tree, a meal on my plate and a bed to sleep in,” but she knew she was lucky; many boys and girls here were not nearly as lucky.

Downtown owners band together to revive BIA

Local business owners have long expressed concerns with the state of Aurora’s downtown core, but now traction appears to be on their side to do something about it.

Longtime Aurora coach raising funds for rehabilitation

Almost one year to the day, Chris Speller will never forget where he was on April 30, 2017.

2018-04-26-06
HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS – The Aurora Chamber of Commerce is celebrating another success with the 31st annual Aurora Home and Living Show, which took over the Stronach Aurora Recreation Complex over the weekend. For full photo coverage, see this week's paper! Auroran photos by Glenn Rodger

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2018-04-26-01

Garden Club celebrates 100 years of strong community roots

Aurora Garden & Horticultural Society celebrates centenary on Saturday.

2018-04-26-02

Give Back Award winners answered community’s call

Josie Kearney knows she had advantages growing up. She always had “toys under the Christmas tree, a meal on my plate and a bed to sleep in,” but she knew she was lucky; many boys and girls here were not nearly as lucky.

Downtown owners band together to revive BIA

Local business owners have long expressed concerns with the state of Aurora’s downtown core, but now traction appears to be on their side to do something about it.

2018-04-26-09

Longtime Aurora coach raising funds for rehabilitation

Almost one year to the day, Chris Speller will never forget where he was on April 30, 2017.

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Community tributes continue to pour in for Humboldt Broncos

Donning jerseys, placing hockey sticks, and rising together in song – these are just three of the many ways the local community is paying tribute to Saskatchewan’s Humboldt Broncos.

2018-04-19-03

Community Living excited about providing a “link” and a return to home

Chuck Currie couldn’t hide his excitement as he looked at the shovels outside the beige-sided building on Wednesday morning. It might look a bit sterile, a bit industrial, but for Chuck – and, indeed, many others living in Aurora and Newmarket – it is very much “home.”

2018-04-19-04

Yaqubian kicks off Liberal campaign in Aurora-Oak Ridges-Richmond Hill

It will take more than an ice storm to keep Naheed Yaqubian from the business at hand. Ms. Yaqubian, who will carry the Liberal banner for the riding of Aurora-Oak Ridges-Richmond Hill in this spring’s Provincial election, formally

Changes in communication promised following JOC audit

Improved communication is one of the key “lessons learned” in a full audit of the multimillion dollar Joint Operations Centre project, according to municipal staff.

2018-04-19-08

Tales from the Aurora Pet Cemetery takes you on virtual tour of forgotten gem

It lies hidden away in forest and brush, a natural oasis in the middle of burgeoning development, but unless you went in for a closer look, you wouldn’t even know it was there.

2018-04-19-05

Women’s changing roles explored ahead of milestone anniversary

They might not have been marching down Yonge Street demanding the vote like their sisters in big cities like Toronto and Washington D.C., but 100 years ago Aurora women were working quietly behind the scenes to be the change they wanted to be in the world.

Sports

2018-04-26-09

Longtime Aurora coach raising funds for rehabilitation

Almost one year to the day, Chris Speller will never forget where he was on April 30, 2017.

2018-04-19-07

Tigers’ Thomson commits to Laurier Golden Hawks

James Thomson is trading in his claws for talons.

2018-04-19-09

Moments in Sport come to life in Aurora

What started out as a Canada 150 special outreach project in 2017 is now an ongoing program by the Aurora Sports Hall of Fame and ...

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Aurora’s Nembhard shows off at Nike Hoop Summit

Just a few short months before his projected first-round drafting into the NBA, Aurora’s Andrew Nembhard is proving scouts right in one of the top recruiting games in basketball.

SAC’s SpringSmash helping kids get in the game

With a reputation for leadership through athletics, St. Andrew’s College students certainly understand the power of sport.

2018-04-12-10

Express forward Byfield first overall in OHL priority selection draft

Early, and often. The York-Simcoe Express moniker was on the lips of many of the general managers at Saturday’s OHL priority selection draft, where for the first time ever two members of the AAA organization went back-to-back in the first two selections.

Sinclair remembered as “builder-extraordinaire” in tennis community

A prominent member of the Canadian tennis community for over forty years, Ken Sinclair left a mark on the sporting community that will last well past his time.

2018-04-12-05

Tigers, Dukes pause to remember Humboldt brothers

2018-04-05-07

Aurora’s Loeza crowned national junior welterweight champion

He’s only been in the ring for a few years, but Antonio Loeza’s resume is growing. The 15-year old Dr. G.W. Williams student earned the title of Canadian Junior welterweight champion at the Boxing Canada Super Channel Championships last week, scoring a split-decision in the close final match.

April declared “Special Olympics Month” in Aurora

The Special Olympics are getting the star treatment for their tenth year in Aurora.

Arts & Culture

2018-04-19-08

Tales from the Aurora Pet Cemetery takes you on virtual tour of forgotten gem

It lies hidden away in forest and brush, a natural oasis in the middle of burgeoning development, but unless you went in for a closer look, you wouldn’t even know it was there.

2018-04-12-08

TA’s The Attic, the Pearls and Three Fine Girls: A Review

Theatre Aurora takes another look at family relationships in “The Attic, the Pearls and Three Fine Girls”, now playing.

2018-03-29-07

Botanica looks at the life force in nature – and humans

Tree branches are gnarled, bare reminders of seasons past, but spring is in the air. Soon each trunk, stem and twig will erupt in new buds, new growth, ready to give again.

2018-03-22-07

Local mom pens motherhood “survival guide”

Book by Aurora's Maria Lianos-Carbone, which launches this Saturday at Chapters, aims to show women how to keep from losing themselves in the first years of motherhood.

2018-03-15-07

Artists are “Hooked” on tradition at Cultural Centre

You might have a few examples hanging around your house, pieces you made with a latch hook and a few pieces of yarn. They’re rugs, sure, but have you ever truly appreciated them as art? Clare Bolton, a curator at the Aurora Cultural Centre, guesses that answer is probably not.

2018-03-08-11

Teachers aim to build students’ resilience in an online world

You might call it combating fake news in the classroom, but it is an everyday problem for local teachers. “They think they are way more tech savvy than the old ladies,” says teacher Ann-Marie Hulse of her students. “When students are looking at their own devices for research projects, it is critical they evaluate what they are looking at. When you Google something, they only look at the first three things that pop up and never go any deeper. Although they are getting information in their hands, is it the best information?”

2018-03-01-06

Director brings timely issues to Theatre Aurora with Next Fall

In bringing a play to life, Melanie Hargan set out to let the characters do the talking – and, as the curtain rises on Theatre Aurora’s production of next fall, the director will be measuring success by the conversations that take place among the audience members as they go back home.

2018-03-01-02

Aurora United Church celebrating bicentennial

A five shilling investment continues to pay dividends to Aurora 200 years later.

2018-02-22-06

Musicians buckle down with Borealis Big Band

By Brock Weir When Gord Shephard picked up the baton with the Aurora Community Band, he began fostering a sound where anyone with an interest ...

2018-02-15-02

Students use music to raise awareness of immigration issues

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