December 18, 2014

2014-12-18-02

Gadget to halt “literacy crisis” wins students innovation award

York Region students descended on a Thornhill school on Saturday, laden with gadgets and gizmos to help improve the way we learn at any age.

Communication key for Highland Gate group amid rumours

As a question mark still hangs over the future of Aurora’s Highland Gate Golf Course, surrounding neighbours hope their newly formed ratepayers group, and its leaders, can best communicate to provide some clarity when the time comes.

Emmerson tapped as new Regional Chair

In what he says is likely to be the last appointment to the job, Wayne Emmerson was named Chair and CEO of the Region of York at the inaugural meeting of Regional Council last Thursday night.

Tigers end home stand on a positive note against OJHL rivals

With two games on the schedule last week, Aurora’s Junior A Tigers looked to get back to their winning ways after suffering their first back-to-back losses since mid-September.

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The Humber River Shakespeare Company took over the Aurora Cultural Centre on Saturday, providing the centrepiece for the Centre’s annual Victorian Christmas Afternoon which, in recent years, has become something of a local family tradition. The festivities included treats donated by MP Lois Brown. Auroran photo by David Falconer

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Residents express concerns over Timberlane development

Brookfield Homes met with residents to discuss their new development at Timberlane Athletic Club Thursday, but residents had a few concerns about the plan and the process.

2014-12-18-05

Aurora resident’s latest bestseller provides food for thought – and Soul

There is a generational gap today in how people remember the holidays, according to Aurora’s Janet Matthews. For those who...

2014-12-18-06

Snow shovellers needed across Aurora

Chances are when you woke up last Thursday morning to a mountain of snow, you let out a grumble or a few choice words before lacing up, grabbing your shovel, and clearing a path to get out of your driveway.

2014-12-18-04

Lions kick into high gear for holiday crunch

For a service club which celebrated its 70th anniversary in Aurora this fall, Aurora’s Lions Club shows no signs of slowing down. As Christmas...

2014-12-18-03

Hartman students join forces to ensure a warm winter ahead

Students at Hartman Public School have never been a group to shy away from showing their spirit, and when their “Mitten Tree” proved a resounding success last year, they had no hesitation in coming back again to make things bigger and better than ever.

User fees at revamped Leisure Complex changed ahead of 2015 opening

Ahead of this winter’s anticipated full opening of the newly revamped Aurora Family Leisure Complex, Council is set this week to hammer out exactly how much it will cost residents, and returning members of the Complex, to use the facility.

2014-12-18-01

Emmerson tapped as new Regional Chair

In what he says is likely to be the last appointment to the job, Wayne Emmerson was named Chair and CEO of the Region of York at the inaugural meeting of Regional Council last Thursday night.

2014-12-11-04

Seniors need so little, but that little goes a long way: Wish Association

Seniors need so little, but they need that little so much, says Ingrid Davis of the Senior Wish Association. But those who have what they need have little hesitation with helping their peers who might not be so lucky.

Councillor Wendy Gaertner

Councillors give “humbled” thanks and chart vision as they take places at table

A humbled sense of gratitude and responsibility got the new term of Council off to a united start last week, as the six re-elected Councillors and their three new counterparts took their places at the Aurora Council table following this fall’s Municipal Election.

2014-12-11-03

Robotics students develop innovations for world around them

Lester B. Pearson students want you to get connected – regardless of age or physical challenges.

Sports

Aurora Soccer Club celebrates 60 years of hard work and success

In 1954, a group of Dutch immigrants came together to lay the foundation of the Aurora Soccer Club. Dick Brom, aided by Martin Nabuurs, became the first president of the organization, with...

St. Andrew’s College Saints near top of CISAA hockey standings through first month

Last year’s CISAA champions are looking to prove their dominance once again this season, doing so in a brand new, state-of-the-art on-campus arena.

2014-12-18-10

Tigers end home stand on a positive note against OJHL rivals

With two games on the schedule last week, Aurora’s Junior A Tigers looked to get back to their winning ways after suffering their first back-to-back losses since mid-September.

2014-12-11-26

Aurora Tyke A Tigers take Bradford Blue & Gold Classic championship

The Aurora Tyke A Tigers were victorious in their first ever tournament, taking the Bradford Blue & Gold Classic Tyke Select II Championship” December 5 through 7.

2014-12-04-11

Aurora golfer takes his game south for PGA Canada Championship

The sport of golf can take its athletes to some of the most challenging and beautiful landscapes in North America, and last week Justin Tomasulo of Aurora found himself at the Sunridge Canyon Golf Club in Fountain Hills, Arizona for the PGA Canada Club Professional Championship.

Arts & Culture

2014-12-18-08

Canadian music icons take the stage at the Aurora Cultural Centre in 2015

At the age of 23, being a part of Art Garfunkel’s opening act was a formative experience for musician John Sheard. When the future...

2014-12-04-04

Local inventor emerges victorious with four offers from CBC’s Dragons

Supporters packed Aurora’s Boston Pizza last Wednesday night to see a local competitor emerge victorious from Dragon’s Den. Inventor Adam Pauze and business partner, retired baseball player Cliff Floyd, came...

2014-11-27-20

Mystery Artists take up an unusual challenge in Cultural Centre fundraiser

Our mystery artist likes to work big but, as was the case with Norma Desmond in Sunset Boulevard, it is the pictures that have become small. Happiest working in what she describes as “big, sweeping motions,” a recent challenge from the Aurora Cultural Centre forced our mystery artist to get back down to basics, working in a much smaller area.