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 ...

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...

2017-08-17-01

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.

2017-08-10-03

Library making changes to meet needs of LGBTQ+ patrons

Aurorans rarely think twice about picking up the phone and asking for the information we need. Sure, the days of calling 411 to ask for that all-important number seems a bit old fashioned these days, but sometimes a call is the quickest way to achieve results. For others, however, picking up...

Menard scratches well below the surface with “Watershed” show

Surface features are only a subtle hint on what’s beneath when it comes to local watersheds – and sometimes the same thing can be said for art. But these two spheres are coming together in a new show by artist Liz Menard that is designed to allow viewers to dive in.

2017-08-10-07

Chinese trip plants “Seeds for the Future” in Aurora app developer

Next month, Colin Armstrong will walk through the doors of Google’s California Headquarters. It is familiar terrain for the Aurora native, who recently graduated from the University of Waterloo, but this time will be different: He’s going into the Googleplex as a full-time employee.

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 at the Aurora Cultural Centre: A Day of Discovery and Dialogue

Doors Open at the Aurora Cultural Centre invites you to join a Day of Discovery and Dialogue through an arts lens. With the opening of ...

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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.

Aurora Jays set to face Ivy leafs in NDBL first round

By Jake Courtepatte The Aurora Jays closed out their North Dufferin Baseball League season on Sunday with a 12 – 5 win over the Barrie ...

Aurora FC women moving up the board

Chalk up another clean sheet for the Aurora FC women. Keeper Sarah Charnock was between the pipes on Saturday for...

2017-07-20-09

Aurora Soccer Club kicks off international friendlies for Food Pantry

The Aurora Soccer Club hosted participants from around the globe on Saturday in the club’s annual charity day, in support of the Aurora Food Pantry.

Arts & Culture

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.

2017-06-08-11

Artists hope Canada150 Mosaic will leave lasting legacy

Festivals and events come and go, and memories linger for only so long. Art, however, has the potential to stand the test of time and local artists hope a new project will be a lasting legacy of Canada’s 150th Anniversary.

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