September 14, 2017

2017-09-14-02

“Hope” springs for Hospice King-Aurora-Richmond Hill

After 35 years serving our community, Hospice moves forward as "Hope House"

A simple lock can make a difference when it comes to your property rights, Councillors contend

Sitting at the Committee level last week, some Council members questioned the fairness of a series of new protocols on property access by bylaw officers.

Community engagement coming for next phase of Library Square

Community engagement on the future of development of Library Square could resume as early as next week following Council's approval.

Whelan representing Canada on world stage

Earning the crown of the queen of Canadian rhythmic gymnastics earlier this summer, Carmen Whelan now has her sights set on the world stage.

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Town Park was the scene of several sumptuous displays as the many diverse cultural groups calling Aurora home came out for the Town's second annual Multicultural Festival proudly displaying their music, dress, and food traditions. Auroran photo by Glenn Rodger

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2017-09-14-03

After a half-century, Aurora Bridge Club set to play last game in town

After over 50 years of being an outlet for card-savvy players from Aurora and beyond, the venerable Aurora Bridge Club is preparing to deal its last hand in its namesake town. On Friday, September 29, the ...

“Improved” snow clearing services targeted for the season ahead

By Brock Weir In the dying days of summer, few people want to think ahead to when the snow flies – but if you’re worried ...

Seniors hope to get bingo back on track after shut-down

Members of the Aurora Seniors’ Centre are hoping to have their regular bingo games back up and running soon after receiving a notice from the Town. Late last month, the Town of Aurora received a complaint from at least two members of the Aurora Seniors’ Centre complaining about unlicensed gaming going on within its walls.

2017-09-14-07

Oakridge’s celebrates 20th anniversary with fashion forward outlook

This month, Oakridge Outfitters marks its 20th anniversary as a fashion destination for the women of Aurora – and beyond – and while it is a moment of celebration for store owner Deb Clark and her in-house stylists, the lead-up has been a moment for reflection. In turn, this reflection, has led to a moment of rebirth.

2017-09-14-05

In This Our Lives: Keeping a promise to Bette Davis

She never went anywhere without leaving an impression. Whether she was on the silver screen blazing an iconic trail with indelible performances as...

CULTURE DAYS 2017: Culture Comes Alive at Aurora Public Library!

Culture comes alive through interactive experiences as Aurora Public Library celebrates Culture Days 2017 on Saturday, September 30, from 2 – 4 pm. Bringing some of the finest of Aurora’s artists together to lead workshops and perform in a crazy two-hour time span, APL invites you to explore, engage, create and have fun.

2017-09-14-10

Challenges and celebrations experienced by LGBTQ+ in focus at Library

Pride Month has come and gone for another year, but there is still plenty of celebration to be had for York Region’s LGBTQ+ community. But challenges come with the territory as well, and both will be in focus this week as the Aurora Public Library opens its doors for LGBTQ+ In Conversation.

2017-09-14-11

Leafs legend Mike Palmateer gets call to Aurora Sports Hall of Fame

When Mike Palmateer once more donned the blue and white at the 2016 Centennial Classic Alumni game, he brought the same style of play that made him a fan favourite in his years with the Toronto Maple Leafs.

2017-09-14-04

Take a tour of new Joint Operations Centre on Saturday

It has been a long time coming, but Aurora’s Joint Operations Centre is finally ready to open its doors to the general public. The Town will host the building’s formal Grand Opening on Saturday morning, complete with...

2017-09-14-02

“Hope” springs for Hospice King-Aurora-Richmond Hill

After 35 years serving our community, Hospice moves forward as "Hope House"

Sports

2017-09-14-06

SAC lacrosse players get a taste of national gold

A pair of St. Andrew’s College’s brightest lacrosse stars are now two-time winners on the national stage.

2017-09-14-11

Leafs legend Mike Palmateer gets call to Aurora Sports Hall of Fame

When Mike Palmateer once more donned the blue and white at the 2016 Centennial Classic Alumni game, he brought the same style of play that made him a fan favourite in his years with the Toronto Maple Leafs.

2017-09-14-09

Mayor’s Breakfast of Champions Spotlight: Evolution Gymnastics

Evolution Gymnastics Aurora has had an exciting seventh season this year. Through all the ups and downs that come with training 16 hours a week ...

Carmen Whelan, of Silhouettes of York, competes in the women's senior high performance ribbon and club event at the  2017 Rhythmic Gymnastics Canadian Championships at the Kinsmen Sports Centre in Edmonton, Alberta on May 20, 2017. (GCG PHOTO: Dave Holland)

Whelan representing Canada on world stage

Earning the crown of the queen of Canadian rhythmic gymnastics earlier this summer, Carmen Whelan now has her sights set on the world stage.

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Paniccia dominating the karting track

At age three, Marcello Paniccia had convinced his mom he was going to be a professional race car driver. At age ten, the young phenom is turning heads on the track and competing at an international level.

2017-09-07-12

Mayor’s Breakfast of Champions Spotlight: Global Gymnastics

At Global Gymnastics, Girls train from 20 to 25 hours per week. All year they have been training hard to perfect their skills and achieve ...

2017-09-07-07

Double gold for Lady Redbirds lacrosse

Gold was the colour of choice for this year’s crop of Newmarket Lady Redbirds. Both the Under-19 and ...

2017-08-31-07

Aurora’s top student athletes honoured

By Brock Weir There are still a few more days left of summer vacation and while many students would be content to put the 2016 ...

Late strike sends Aurora FC over West Ottawa

A lone goal with under twenty minutes to spare was enough for the Aurora FC women to snap a two-game losing streak against West Ottawa SC on Saturday.

2017-08-31-11

Jays eliminated from North Dufferin playoffs

A stellar season has come up short for the Aurora Jays against an experienced North Dufferin Baseball League champion. After sweeping the Ivy Leafs in the opening round of the NDBL playoffs, the Jays were eliminated in four games Saturday against the five-time champion Bolton Brewers.

Arts & Culture

2017-09-14-05

In This Our Lives: Keeping a promise to Bette Davis

She never went anywhere without leaving an impression. Whether she was on the silver screen blazing an iconic trail with indelible performances as...

2017-08-24-03

Capturing today’s history – one snap at a time

You all know the feeling when a photo turns out to have that certain special something that you want to share with the world. You send it out, let people know where you’ve been, who you’ve met and, in some cases, what you’re eating. A new phenomenon spawned by smart phones and social media? Think again.

2017-08-17-05

New executive director explores new opportunities for Cultural Centre

It’s a far cry from being an accountant, but the number crunching has served Suzanne Haines well as she dropped the traditional nine-to-five job to embrace her love of the arts – and they are skills she continues to draw upon as she charts a new path for the Aurora Cultural Centre.

Aurora’s 2016 Teen Idol ready for the CNE spotlight

Aurora’s jazzy golden voice is taking her next step towards stardom on the Canadian National Exhibition stage.

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DOORS OPEN 2017: Doors are always open at Hillary House!

If the first thing that comes to mind when you think of the Hillary House is that “I have passed it a hundred times and never thought to come in,” then now is your chance!

2017-07-27-03

Tom Cochrane to headline 2017 Hoedown

Cochrane and Red Rider will take the stage on Saturday, September 16, the second evening of their two-night annual country music extravaganza.

2017-07-20-03

Young “storytellers” showcased at Aurora Music Festival

Claire Wright is a storyteller by nature. As a writer, she is inspired by the lives of those around her, whether they are fellow friends at St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic High School, or survivors of traumas of monumental proportions, and music has turned into potent outlet for her.

Chad Brownlee headlines Hoedown’s Friday night

Award-winning country singer Chad Brownlee will headline the first night of Magna’s annual Wild, Wild West Hoedown. Brownlee, an award-winning singer, songwriter, philanthropist and former ...

2017-07-06-06

Sounds of summer return to Town Park with Music Festival

Town Park will once again host the sounds of summer as the Aurora Music Festival takes over the band shell this August. Spearheaded by Music Aurora, the August 5 music festival will be headlined by the Juno-award winning Monkey Junk.

2017-07-06-13

16-year-old Olivia Zarboni crowned 2017 Aurora Teen Idol

Judges were looking for stage presence, a beautiful voice, and unapologetically taking their moment, and 16-year-old Olivia Zarboni delivered, taking home the crown – well, the sash – as Aurora’s 2017 Teen Idol.

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