April 25, 2019

“That little girl isn’t running anymore, she’s flying”

Iconic “Napalm Girl” shares story of forgiveness with Aurora

Town goes it alone on Sport Plan

Aurora is set to go it alone on a new sports plan with revised priorities and new recommendations.

Business Improvement Area budget to be funded with downtown tax levy

Aurora’s new Business Improvement Area is readying its budget for Council approval with an eye to Downtown Revitalization.

Former Tiger Romano finds name on NHL Draft rankings

The regular season is over, and the list is up for the NHL’s Central Scouting’s final rankings.

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ON THE HUNT – Sienna and Calden meet the Easter Bunny inside Petch House on Saturday at the Town of Aurora’s annual Easter Egg Hunt. Thousands of kids and their families braved the muddy weather for a trek through the Aurora Community Arboretum looking for colourful eggs and trying their hands at scores of Easter-themed games. Auroran photo by Glenn Rodger

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Last chance to see thought-provoking “Watershedsci” exhibition

Whether it is traditional paint, pieces created from debris found along the Lake Simcoe shoreline, or small pieces of fabric suspended from the ceiling to represent microplastics omnipresent in our water, Watershedsci has sparked no shortage of thought-provoking discussion.

Author and activist Rebick to share personal story at Library

By Brock Weir Judy Rebick has never shied away from leading the charge for social justice. A activist by nature, she doesn’t skirt controversial topics ...

“That little girl isn’t running anymore, she’s flying”

Iconic “Napalm Girl” shares story of forgiveness with Aurora

Town goes it alone on Sport Plan

Aurora is set to go it alone on a new sports plan with revised priorities and new recommendations.

Business Improvement Area budget to be funded with downtown tax levy

Aurora’s new Business Improvement Area is readying its budget for Council approval with an eye to Downtown Revitalization.

Portraits of Giving recognizes Gonsalves for lifetime achievement

When she and her family first arrived in Aurora, Rosalyn Gonsalves quickly set to work making the place she decided to raise her family a better place to live.

Wildlife Crossing areas marked for St. John’s, Henderson

By Brock Weir Why did the turtle cross the road? Well, for some poor creatures, getting to the other side of a busy road is ...

Movies in the SARC gets a Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious twist next Saturday

It’s still a few months before local families can enjoy box office hits under the twilight of summer skies, but Aurora’s Movies in the Park series is getting a Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious twist

York Region Transit wants your input at Wednesday meeting

Meeting comes just over a week following subway announcement

Easter Bunny is hopping excited for Saturday’s Egg Hunt

Easter is a little bit later than usual this year and the Easter Bunny has been taking the extra time to get in the zone for their biggest weekend of the year – not to mention a traditional visit to Aurora.

Sports

Former Tiger Romano finds name on NHL Draft rankings

The regular season is over, and the list is up for the NHL’s Central Scouting’s final rankings.

Aurora Soccer Club celebrates 65 years with renewed vision

By Brock Weir The Aurora Soccer Club is celebrating its 65th anniversary with new vigour and a new vision. Founding members Benny Steenhorst and David ...

Chartwell keeps seniors, community “on track” at Leisure Complex

Residents of area retirement communities under the Chartwell banner have made the walking track at the Aurora Family Leisure Complex a destination for keeping healthy and active.

Team owner renews Tigers’ commitment to Aurora

The “jungle” is here to stay, according to Jim Thomson. Just days after the demise of the Newmarket Hurricanes was announced...

Aurora’s Morrison leads Fighting Irish to new heights

All young athletes dream of scoring the big goal in front of thousands of fans: yet for Aurora’s Cam Morrison, he has realized the dream twice over the course of seven days.

Aurora marks Special Olympics Month with celebration of homegrown heroes

By Brock Weir Last Summer, Gary Freeman brought home the hardware. An athlete with Special Olympics Aurora, Mr. Freeman represented Team Ontario at the Nationals ...

Battle of Yonge Street over after sale of Hurricanes

The Battle of Yonge Street is over, yet in this fight there is no winner.

Lodi sisters leap onto podium at Armory Youth Championship

A pair of Aurora sisters are making splashes in the sand.

Varga, Tooke ready to join college hockey rosters

Chalk up another pair of ex-Tigers for the college hockey circuits. Both forward Jack Varga and defenseman Noah Tooke committed to play collegiate hockey in North America next season, with Varga heading to the NCAA to join the Northland College Lumberjacks, while Tooke will join the U Sports’ Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks.

St. Max Mustangs rope in hockey bronze at OFSAA finals

The St. Max Mustangs have landed among the best in the province in girls varsity hockey.

Arts & Culture

Portraits of Giving recognizes Gonsalves for lifetime achievement

When she and her family first arrived in Aurora, Rosalyn Gonsalves quickly set to work making the place she decided to raise her family a better place to live.

Museum opens cupboards to show fabric of Aurora

Mary Beth Hess couldn’t help but lean to get a closer look at the Aurora Museum & Archives last week – after all, it’s not every day your wedding gown is displayed on a mannequin for all to see.

Children’s music brought to life with familiar community faces

Walking into the Aurora Public Library with her kids in 1987, Kathy Reid Naiman just wanted to introduce her kids to the journeys that can happen between the pages of a book; but this particular trip set the Aurora mother on a different journey all together, one which is set to come full circle at the Aurora Cultural Centre next week.

Kaleidoscope project will bring Cultural Centre into Aurora schools

Since its inception, the Aurora Cultural Centre has been delivering arts to Aurora within the walls of the historic Church Street School, but now, through a collaboration with the Town, local school boards and local private donors, they’re preparing to take the show on the road.

Theatre Aurora’s Stepping Out: A Review

This play by Richard Harris is about several strangers in North London who are taking dance lessons at a low-end studio. Each character has their own reasons for being there, and over the course of the show we discover more about their fears, motivations and relationships.

Peaceful portage departs on path towards Truth & Reconciliation

By Brock Weir A peaceful portage, bringing together the artistic talents of dozens of local students, set out for Aurora on Tuesday night on the ...

Running Forward – or running out of time? Tire tracks tell a story in new exhibition

What do you see when the rubber hits the road? Do you see where someone has already been, or do you see an already carved path to where you want to go?

Science and art combine to sound environmental alarm bells

As a citizen scientist for a conservation authority near Lake Couchiching, Jennie Clark was tasked with documenting not only water quality, but the impacts of climate change on the surrounding area.

Feeling the pressure to be perfect? Artists, advocates have a four-letter response

Before he took his own life in the 1990s, James Peek said the pressure he felt to be “perfect” had become too much. It was a feeling that resonated with those he left behind, not the least of whom was his sister Michelle, who has dedicated her life to doing something about it – now armed with a simple and provocative message...

“Giving a damn” pays dividends for local groups doing good

By their own admission, they are not a group of guys who want to sit around “and talk about their feelings”; instead, they want to get in and get it done in just a few minutes – and leave a lasting impact on the community in the process.

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