May 17, 2018

2018-05-24-01

Holy Spirit students flex their green thumbs

After the playground de-paving, students focus on native plants and veggies.

Basketball, golf, triathlon stars among the Sports Hall of Fame’s Class of 2018

Their prowess on the basketball court, golf course, and the varied terrain of the triathlon have made them recognized individuals in their sports, but now they are being recognized by their hometowns.

Hallmark land decision sparks debate on community needs

Council split on whether to build two baseball diamonds on land, a baseball diamond and soccer pitch -- or to flip the land for a profit and use the money elsewhere.

Lacrosse Saints close CISAA season with a loss

The varsity St. Andrew’s Saints will be in tough while looking to repeat as CISAA lacrosse finalists.

2018-05-24-03
CELEBRATION AHEAD OF SUNDAY’S PLANT SALE - Federal and Provincial representatives helped the Aurora Garden & Horticultural Society celebrate its 100th anniversary this spring, marking the deep roots they’ve planted here in Aurora. They marked their Centenary at Northridge Community Church, welcoming not only MP Kyle Peterson (Newmarket-Aurora), and Leona Alleslev (Aurora-Oak Ridges-Richmond Hill), but also renowned garden expert Mark Cullen for an inspirational talk. The Garden Club will be back in action this Sunday at Home Hardware (Wellington Street East) where they will host their annual Plant Sale. “We are again joining to make this our best plant sale ever,” say organizers. “Our members will be donating plants from their own gardens in this area so you know they will work for you. Great member and nursery plants at fabulous prices, giveaways and more make this a must visit to Aurora Home Hardware.” Home Hardware is located at 289 Wellington Street East, and the sale will run from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. “We sold out by noon last year, so come early for best selection!” Auroran photo by Diane Buchanan

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Sports clubs underscore pressing need for fields, diamonds

As Council moves to set a use for the Hallmark lands this week, one thing is clear for Aurora’s sports clubs: they need more elbow room.

2018-05-24-01

Holy Spirit students flex their green thumbs

After the playground de-paving, students focus on native plants and veggies.

Basketball, golf, triathlon stars among the Sports Hall of Fame’s Class of 2018

Their prowess on the basketball court, golf course, and the varied terrain of the triathlon have made them recognized individuals in their sports, but now they are being recognized by their hometowns.

Hallmark land decision sparks debate on community needs

Council split on whether to build two baseball diamonds on land, a baseball diamond and soccer pitch -- or to flip the land for a profit and use the money elsewhere.

2018-05-17-03

Aurora mom develops fresh solution with “Poopsy Daisy”

There are certain advantages to living in Australia, from the generally warmer weather to the abundance of sandy beaches, but, for Angela Sacco, there was another area where the land down under had a leg up on Canada: taking care of baby’s business.

2018-05-17-05

Queen’s York Rangers to receive permanent honour at Town Park

The Queen’s York Rangers regiment’s time at Town Park might now be just a memory, but it is a memory that is now ensured to live on for many generations to come.

Brookland reconstruction resulted in hit to businesses, environment: Councillors

The reconstruction of Brookland Avenue has been branded as a “horror story” by one Councillor, but the Town should step up to make a gesture to local businesses – and give a helping hand to environmental damage, according to Councillors.

2018-05-17-04

Accessibility advocate Abas is first to join Council race

Accessibility advocate Matthew Abas, 20, is the first person to make a bid for the 2018 – 2022 term of Council.

Retirement home construction clatter roots out problem in noise bylaw

Sundays mornings are usually quiet on Aurora streets – and this was the case in southwest Aurora until fairly recently when the Aurora Retirement Centre decided to grow.

2018-05-17-06

Local candidates hit the campaign trail with message that someone has to go

The Provincial election is now officially underway and local candidates have hit the ground running with a similar theme: someone has to go. But whether that someone needs to be Liberal leader Kathleen Wynne or PC leader Doug Ford depends on who you ask.

Sports

Basketball, golf, triathlon stars among the Sports Hall of Fame’s Class of 2018

Their prowess on the basketball court, golf course, and the varied terrain of the triathlon have made them recognized individuals in their sports, but now they are being recognized by their hometowns.

2018-05-24-07

Lacrosse Saints close CISAA season with a loss

The varsity St. Andrew’s Saints will be in tough while looking to repeat as CISAA lacrosse finalists.

2018-05-17-10

Aurora FC women snag first win of League 1 season

The Aurora FC women’s side is off on the right foot. After failing to find the back of the net in their League 1 season opener in late April, the women charged back to Stewart Burnett Park on Saturday for a commanding 3 – 0 win over the Toronto Azzurri Blizzard.

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Canadian Premier League set to kick off in York Region

There is always room for more footy in the soccer hotbed of York Region. That was the thought process of the York Sports and Entertainment organization when they announced last week the formation of “York 9 FC”, the first of eight clubs that will kick off the inaugural Canadian Premier League season.

2018-05-17-09

Jays drop opener to Creemore Braves

A pair of multi-run long balls were the kickers in the Aurora Jays’ road loss to the Creemore Braves on Sunday, dropping the North Dufferin Baseball League contest by a score of 11 – 5.

Saints defenseman commits to Surrey Eagles

The hockey factory known as St. Andrew’s College is sending out another product. Staple defenseman Evan McIntyre is spreading his wings to the Surrey Eagles of the British Columbia Hockey League, after two successful seasons with the SAC Saints.

2018-05-10-08

York Physical Literacy Summit preaches movement as education

With all the electronic distractions for the youth of today, York Region is hoping to remind this generation to stay active.

Ex-Saint drafted third overall in CFL Draft to Lions

A familiar face on the St. Andrew’s football front line may be heading to British Columbia.

2018-05-03-08

Under-13 Avengers shoot to Ontario championship

We the North. The Under-13 York North Avengers rode a perfect 3 – 0 record to an Ontario Cup win in Milton last weekend, meeting a fellow York rival in the winner-take-all final on Sunday.

2018-05-03-10

Run or Walk for Southlake speeds past fundraising goal

A cold spring day wasn’t enough to damper the warm atmosphere of over 1,500 participants in Sunday’s Run or Walk for Southlake.

Arts & Culture

2018-05-17-01

All are worthy in The Temple of Fame

Re-mounted play marked 100th anniversary of Aurora milestone.

2018-05-10-05

Women’s Groups in focus as Aurora celebrates Temple of Fame centenary

Groups like 100 Women Who Care have shown how the power of women can make a difference on the community around them. These women’s groups have been on something of an upswing in recent years, but before a downturn in the 1960s and 1970s, such groups were often the lifeblood of communities nation-wide.

2018-05-10-10

Merlin’s Hollow opens Saturday for 37th season

Merlin’s Hollow, the famed garden of David and Dierdre Tomlinson will welcome visitors for their 37th season this Saturday. Founded by landscape architect David Tomlinson, ...

2018-05-03-01

Temple of Fame to show the progress of women, and how much work there is still to do

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?”

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