February 14, 2019

Library Square focuses on “performance hall” and year-round attraction

A year-round attraction and a multi-purpose “performance hall” are the hallmarks of revised plans for Library Square, which are due to be presented to Council members this week.

Fire & Ice to keep families warm at Arctic Adventure

For decades, archaeologists have been able to chisel prehistoric creatures out of blocks of tundra ice, giving us a good idea of the larger-than-life animals that used to roam the earth.

Laramie Project aims to shine light on humanity, say student actors

Convincing someone to set aside their personal biases for a moment and take a new approach in how they look at the world has become an increasingly tall order in this increasingly polarized world, but students at King’s Country Day School are aiming to do just that later this month when they perform The Laramie Project.

Junior A Tigers losing streak reaches four games

The Aurora Tigers will be in tough in looking to return to OJHL contender status, after seeing their record plummet to 2-9-0-2 in the new year and their losing streak hit four games over the weekend.

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Aurora’s Tyler Davis gets caught up with Newmarket’s Dimello Smith in the Tigers’ 4 – 2 loss to the Hurricanes at the Aurora Community Centre on Saturday. Auroran photo by Jake Courtepatte

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Council to adopt new Code of Conduct

Once a political hot potato less than a decade ago, Aurora is set to adopt a new Council Code of Conduct.

Library Square focuses on “performance hall” and year-round attraction

A year-round attraction and a multi-purpose “performance hall” are the hallmarks of revised plans for Library Square, which are due to be presented to Council members this week.

Fire & Ice to keep families warm at Arctic Adventure

For decades, archaeologists have been able to chisel prehistoric creatures out of blocks of tundra ice, giving us a good idea of the larger-than-life animals that used to roam the earth.

Laramie Project aims to shine light on humanity, say student actors

Convincing someone to set aside their personal biases for a moment and take a new approach in how they look at the world has become an increasingly tall order in this increasingly polarized world, but students at King’s Country Day School are aiming to do just that later this month when they perform The Laramie Project.

Mobile clinic helps Addiction Services for York Region get to the heart of the problem

Addiction Services for York Region is getting to the heart of the problem with the launch of a new travelling clinic that will hit many of our community’s hotspots.

Property values brought into focus as residents, ratepayers speak up on stable neighbourhoods

Property values came into sharp focus Wednesday night as residents had their say on protecting the future of Aurora’s stable neighbourhoods. Nearly 100 residents turned out for last week’s Public Planning meeting, which was the first opportunity they had to state their positions to Council following a consultant’s report recommending measures the Town can put in place to restrict large-scale infill developments in long-established communities like Regency Acres, Aurora Heights and the homes in the vicinity of Town Park.

Growing community means growing need for volunteer snow shovellers: Neighbourhood Network

As communities grow and populations age, there are many challenges that are clear for all to see. But there are still some challenges that remain hidden if you haven’t had to walk the walk.

Travelling exhibit sheds light on “History in Plain Sight”

For some, Freemasonry is an institution that has been shrouded in the shadows but, here in Canada, its influence is all around us. But the Aurora Historical Society and Aurora Museum & Archives aim to help shed light on some of the mystery this month with Freemasonry: A History Hidden in Plain Sight, a travelling exhibition that opens this Saturday, February 9, at Hillary House National Historic Site.

Feminists come from all walks of life, say Book Club founders

Despite the term being in our popular lexicon for the better part of a century, but some people still shy away from calling themselves a feminist. The whys and wherefores might be different for each individual, but it’s a term and a mindset that should be fully embraced, according to Jodi Marr and Hannah Dugas, and they hope to spark a discussion about just that beginning this Thursday, February 7, with the very first Feminist Book Club at the Aurora Public Library.

Community Living selected for Vince’s Community Product Initiative

Your grocery purchases could help give Community Living Central York, and individuals using their services in our community, a helping hand through Vince’s Market’s Community Product Initiative program.

Sports

Junior A Tigers losing streak reaches four games

The Aurora Tigers will be in tough in looking to return to OJHL contender status, after seeing their record plummet to 2-9-0-2 in the new year and their losing streak hit four games over the weekend.

York 9 FC sets date for inaugural CPL match

The Canadian Premier League is ready for kickoff. York 9 FC was announced at a Toronto event last week as one of two sides to compete in the League’s inaugural match this coming spring, set to face off against Hamilton’s Forge FC in a road match on April 27.

Bantam AA Panthers runners-up in home Silver Stick

Add it to the trophy case: it’s yet another podium finish for the Aurora Panthers as hosts of the International Silver Stick tournament.

Saints march back to gold in home MacPherson tournament

The St. Andrew’s College Saints have reclaimed their throne. It took just under 45 minutes of play for the varsity hockey Saints to put away the winning goal in the storied MacPherson tournament, a 35-year tradition hosted by the Saints.

Quattrin joins Arrows for inaugural MLR season

With the franchise’s first Major League Rugby season on the horizon, the Toronto Arrows have filled their quiver.

Panthers set to host prestigious Silver Stick tournament

The best of the best on ice are headed to Aurora. The Central York Girls Hockey Association and the Aurora Panthers announced last week that for the twentieth straight year, the Town of Aurora will host the International Silver Stick tournament from Feb. 1 – 3.

Saints captain named to NHL’s midterm draft list

Though never a surprise to see a Saints name or two on the NHL’s scouting, varsity Saints captain Matthew Stienburg’s appointment to the list comes with an additional feat.

Express defenseman joins Team Ontario

There are many reasons the Minor Midget York-Simcoe Express have shot up the UnderArmour OMHA rankings as of late, and Jacob Holmes is certainly one of them.

Saints well represented on Team Ontario football

It may not have been the final score he was looking for, but Nathan Falconi can now say he scored a touchdown at AT&T Stadium. The St. Andrew’s College student joined Team Ontario last week at the 2019 International Bowl against Team USA at the home of the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys in Arlington, Texas.

Swim to Survive takes plunge to keep kids safe

Arts & Culture

Laramie Project aims to shine light on humanity, say student actors

Convincing someone to set aside their personal biases for a moment and take a new approach in how they look at the world has become an increasingly tall order in this increasingly polarized world, but students at King’s Country Day School are aiming to do just that later this month when they perform The Laramie Project.

Travelling exhibit sheds light on “History in Plain Sight”

For some, Freemasonry is an institution that has been shrouded in the shadows but, here in Canada, its influence is all around us. But the Aurora Historical Society and Aurora Museum & Archives aim to help shed light on some of the mystery this month with Freemasonry: A History Hidden in Plain Sight, a travelling exhibition that opens this Saturday, February 9, at Hillary House National Historic Site.

Know the Past, Shape Our Future: Black History Month marked in Aurora

Memories enriched in Society of York Region Artists show

Memories are sometimes fleeting, but York Region artists have immortalized their own in “From Memory”, the new juried exhibition of the Society of York Region Artists, which is now on at the Aurora Cultural Centre through Saturday.

Canada’s majestic, overlooked landscapes inspire journeys for photographer Armstrong

The old adage about the road less travelled is not just a saying that has become threadbare over the course of time; it provides a bounty of inspiration – artistic and otherwise – for Aurora artist Rick Armstrong.

Don’t be Afraid to See “Proscenophobia”

A Review by Scott Johnston Although you’re unlikely to find the definition in most dictionaries, proscenophobia can loosely be defined as stage fright. It is ...

Whodunnit overs intrigue, laughs and a bit of stage fright at Theatre Aurora

“Challenge accepted.” That’s what Linda Stott says went through her mind when she read a review calling Bettine Manktelow’s play Proscenophobia as “a nice piece of fluff.”

Cool Blues to keep Aurora warm this winter

Some cool sounds are just around the corner to keep Aurorans warm this winter with the annual Aurora Winter Blues Festival.

Artists tap into “Memory” for SOYRA show

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but images can also help preserve and spur memories. A painting of an Italian streetscape might...

Graduates tap into emotions for Celebration of Youth Arts

From the contemplative nature of a walk in the forest, to dependence on technology, to grappling with the sensation of feeling just slightly out of place in the world around you, upcoming high school graduates are tackling complex human experiences and putting emotions into their work as they prepare to take over the Aurora Cultural Centre next month.

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