August 17, 2017

2017-08-17-03

Back-to-school leaves Aurora High School neighbours worried

2017-08-17-02

I just wanted my voice back: Showdown semi-finalist

Colette Zorzella often felt she was simply taking up too much space growing up. One of six children, she describes her...

Don’t miss Doors Open Aurora 2017 this weekend

The 12th annual Doors Open Aurora event is on Saturday, August 19 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This is your chance to become a tourist in your own backyard.

Grand Slams win silver at Provincial Games

Aurora’s softball representatives for the Special Olympics earned a silver medal Provincial games.

2017-08-17-04
The Grand Slams hit it out of the park at this year’s Provincial Summer Games. Aurora’s softball representatives for the Special Olympics earned a silver medal at the Games, held every four years, and attracts over 800 athletes and coaches.

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Aurora High portables are temporary solution: Board

A growing enrolment at Aurora High School has left school officials looking for temporary accommodations ahead of the start of the 2017-2018 school year. This according ...

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.

2017-08-17-06

Hungry kids – and adults – get healthy options at local rec centres

Whether you’ve just finished a few lengths in the pool, perfected a half-pipe, or wrapped up your cardio routine on the treadmill, chances are you’ve worked up a good, healthy appetite, but now there are healthier options available at local recreation centres to satisfy your hunger pangs.

Sports Dome deal will save taxpayers $40,000 a year: Council

The privately-owned Aurora Sports Dome is set to become a “municipal facility” in a deal expected to save taxpayers upwards of $40,000 a year. Council has given the green light to a staff recommendation which will see the Dome on Industrial Parkway North near the Aurora Family Leisure Complex declared a Municipal Capital Facility, closing a lease loophole which has seen the Town pay property taxes on behalf of the operator.

Harlequin brings “the soundtrack of our lives” to Ribfest

It has been over 40 years since singer and guitarist George Belanger jumped at an opportunity to join a fledgling band and, over that time, he and Harlequin have criss-crossed North America, building up a staggering fan base.

2017-08-17-08

Ford revs up local PCs as they pledge to listen to “grassroots”

The Progressive Conservative Party will listen to their riding associations, said Doug Ford at a fundraising event Sunday for Newmarket-Aurora PC candidate Charity McGrath.

2017-08-17-07

Anything can happen at Wednesday’s “Beauty at the Beast”

Have you ever thought Belle should just cut to the chase and go with the Beast right off the bat, or have been yelling at the screen to ditch the fur ball for the beefcake of Gaston? Well, their fates could be up to you this Wednesday at the Aurora Cultural Centre as DuffleBag Theatre presents “Beauty and the Beast” at 2 p.m. this August 23.

Lights, Camera, ACTION! – Movies in the Park returns to close out summer

What do hairy dolls, superheroes and a Polynesian princess have in common? They will all be beamed up onto the big screen in parks in and around...

2017-08-17-03

Back-to-school leaves Aurora High School neighbours worried

2017-08-17-02

I just wanted my voice back: Showdown semi-finalist

Colette Zorzella often felt she was simply taking up too much space growing up. One of six children, she describes her...

Sports

Aurora FC women win big over Woodbridge

Meghan Reynolds and Courtney Chocol put on quite the show for the Aurora FC in a whopping 7 – 0 win Sunday over the Woodbridge Strikers.

2017-08-17-09

Lake swim for Special Olympics rescheduled for August 25

This past long weekend (August 5th-7th), the 50 for 150 Team was cheered on by the local Special Olympic Community as it left from the Stronach Aurora Recreation Complex on Friday, August 4.

Jays sweep through first round of playoffs

The Aurora Jays made a statement last week in a swift sweep of the Ivy Leafs in the North Dufferin Baseball League playoffs. Aurora’s AA ball club dominated their sixth-seeded opponents both offensively and defensively in just three games of their best-of-five series, becoming the first team to move on to the league’s semifinal round.

2017-08-17-04

Grand Slams win silver at Provincial Games

Aurora’s softball representatives for the Special Olympics earned a silver medal Provincial games.

2017-08-10-08

Aurora FC earns first clean sheet of League 1 season

Something had to give. The men’s side of Aurora FC broke a six-game winning streak on Saturday when they earned their second win of the season, a 2 – 0 shutout of ProStars FC of Brampton.

2017-08-10-09

Lions fall in OVFL fi nals

A pair of hard-fought efforts came up just short for the York Region Lions on Saturday as they battled in both the Bantam and Varsity Ontario Varsity Football League championships.

Tigers’ new voice comes with years of experience

Kevin Dean is no stranger to the microphone. The new voice of the Aurora Tigers Junior A club has close to thirty years of experience in a rink broadcast booth, including time recently spent with the recent OJHL champion Trenton Golden Hawks.

2017-08-10-05

Golfer Casullo named to NCAA All-American Scholars List

An Aurora native is at the top of his class not only on the golf course but in the classroom as well.

2017-08-03-06

Aurora ballers lead Team Ontario to national championship

A pair of homegrown talents brought home a national title on the hardcourt over the weekend in the Under-15 National Basketball Championship. Johnathan Avgousti and Ryan Nembhard, both of Aurora, were instrumental in Team Ontario’s gold medal performance at the event held in Regina, Saskatchewan.

2017-08-03-07

Aurora FC shut out in Toronto

A pair of undisciplined plays were the undoing for the Aurora FC men in their 2 – 0 loss to the Sanjaxx Lions on Sunday.

Arts & Culture

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.

2017-06-08-06

Ontario artists celebrate significant milestone close to home

As the daughter of an artist – and an artist herself – King-based photographer Claire Ross has grown up with the Ontario Society of Artists and, in turn, the Ontario Society of Artists has grown up with Canada.

2017-06-08-05

Aurora Cultural Centre names new Executive Director

Suzanne Haines will lead the Aurora Cultural Centre into the future.

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