August 13, 2020

“Music is still alive and kicking” – Artists unite to boost cultural sector

The lights may have been turned off at museums and galleries, and theatres may have gone cold, but the local arts and culture community is still alive and kicking – and needs the community’s support as we settle into a ...

Library Square vision moves northward with property purchase

Aurora’s vision for Library Square is moving northward. The Town has acquired the two Yonge Street commercial buildings north of the Aurora Public Library to ...

Students set to return to classrooms in September

Students at publicly-funded elementary and secondary schools across Ontario will be hitting the books in classrooms once again this September, the Province announced Thursday. Last ...

Five-case COVID-19 spike all from same household: Region

A five-case spike of COVID-19 cases in Aurora last Tuesday were all from the same household, according to the Region of York. Last week, the ...

2020-08-06-05

THROUGH THE GARDEN GATE – Merlin’s Hollow, the famed garden of Deirdre and David Tomlinson, was set for its thirty-ninth season of open days this summer, but the pandemic had other ideas. Enjoy a virtual tour in this week’s edition of The Auroran. Auroran photo by Brock Weir

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Police seek information on missing Aurora woman

York Regional Police continues to seek community assistance to locate a 61-year-old Aurora woman. Helen Sedo was last seen in the late evening on Wednesday, ...

Merlin’s Hollow enters fortieth year bursting with colour

When they honeymooned on a small, sparsely populated island nearly 60 years ago, David and Dierdre Tomlinson marvelled at the beauty of a nearby garden. ...

Teen gets crafty with jewellery business for a cause

In the midst of a pandemic, Daniel Carbone took to making bead jewelry to put his entrepreneurial skills to use and to raise money for ...

Play in the Park gets kids outside with new workshops

It’s the start of a new month – and it’s the start of a new municipal program designed to get toddlers, kids and youth outside ...

Virtual college fair helps students make the right choices for their future

It is a challenging time for students to visit colleges to learn more about the programs that might be a key stepping stone to their ...

“Music is still alive and kicking” – Artists unite to boost cultural sector

The lights may have been turned off at museums and galleries, and theatres may have gone cold, but the local arts and culture community is ...

Details of school re-openings “anxiously awaited,” says YCDSB

Schools have been closed since March and looking ahead to an uncertain fall start, school boards across Ontario were tasked with planning for three possible ...

COVID Alert app now available for download

A new app that will alert Ontario residents of potential exposure to COVID-19 is now ready to download. Last week, the Provincial Government launched the ...

Library Square vision moves northward with property purchase

Aurora’s vision for Library Square is moving northward. The Town has acquired the two Yonge Street commercial buildings north of the Aurora Public Library to ...

Students set to return to classrooms in September

Students at publicly-funded elementary and secondary schools across Ontario will be hitting the books in classrooms once again this September, the Province announced Thursday. Last ...

Sports

York9 add a few more players before the Island Games begins

York9 FC has added two more attacking options to their fore. The Nine Stripes added 23-year-old Spanish International Alvaro Rivero and 16-year-old Brampton native Lowell ...

It’s finally back: Stanley Cup playoffs boasts some homegrown talent

If you think about it, it took a pandemic to bring the Stanley Cup finals back to Canada. Under these circumstances, it’s what no hockey ...

There’s no place the Tigers would rather be

Here’s a question: when you’re taken away from something you love, how much does it affect you? Probably a lot. It most likely changes you ...

York9 FC hires director of on-field analytics

York9 FC continues to bolster their office staff with the hiring 27-year-old Kingston native Sam Gregory as the club’s new Director of On-Field Analytics. Gregory ...

Sport Aurora honours high school athletes on their doorsteps

As the old slogan goes, it’s time to “have a break.” And why not? There’s a lot to celebrate. Frontline healthcare workers are continuing their ...

Aurora Barbarians fly-half is off to British Columbia

Chloe Daniels works at The Briars Golf Course in maintenance. She’s been working there for the past few summers. It’s a fun job as she ...

Aurora Barbarians introducing “non-contact” rugby for post-COVID-19 play

The Aurora Barbarians will introduce non-contact rugby post COVID-19, says senior women’s head coach Khalil Ajram. Following a club review surveying parents, players, staff, alumni ...

York9 FC manager Jimmy Brennan hopeful for return to action soon

One year ago this Friday, July 10, York9 FC made history. The club became the first Canadian Premier League team to take on a Major ...

Aurora’s Andrew Nembhard on the move

Aurora native Andrew Nembhard completed his transfer to join the Gonzaga Bulldogs last week. Nembhard considered Duke, USC, Memphis, Georgetown and Stanford. Initially, the star ...

Gary Wright Humanitarian Award-winner forever thankful

It was Brent Morning’s life-long dream to skate at Maple Leaf Gardens. He was getting used to his walker on skates, but when the opportunity ...

Arts & Culture

Cultural Centre goes beyond its wall with Uxbridge Artist Collective

Clare Bolton was just starting to get a visual of how her upcoming exhibition was going to look. The long-time visual arts curator for the ...

Documenting Aurora showcases Town’s recently lost landscapes

If you’re a recent arrival to Aurora, the time when St. John’s Sideroad was little more than a country road seems like a world away ...

Art grads let public in on their creative process

They have been hard at work since returning to the classroom for their high school victory lap, and now local Grade 12 students are ready ...

Aurora actor lands role of lifetime in We Will Rock You

Actor Trevor Coll may have landed the role of a lifetime, but his heart roots for his hometown of Aurora. Coll plays the lead part ...

“Saying the unsayable” one brushstroke at a time

Art therapy helps Canadian Mental Health Association express what words can't describe.

“Great Artists” help Aurora Cultural Centre mark tenth anniversary

The Aurora Cultural Centre will mark its tenth anniversary next month with a new set of “Great Artists” set to grace its Brevik Hall stage. ...

Beatbox trio shares stories of song with kids

Music tells a story. It can tell a story from the standpoint of the composer or song-writer, but often the interpretation of the story can ...

Theatre Aurora’s Les Liaisons Dangereuses

A Review by Scott Johnston Theatre Aurora continues this season’s theme of “The Furious Five” with the drama “Les Liaisons Dangereuses”. Adapted by Christopher Hampton ...

Students get creative juices flowing for Mayor’s Celebration of Youth Arts

They have grown up together sharing their passion for art, but as local Grade 12 students start the New Year by preparing to say goodbye ...

OBOA 2020 novel “Scarborough” is hoped to spur conversation on how empathy creates action

Aurorans will soon have the chance to get fully immersed in Scarborough, the acclaimed debut novel of Catherine Hernandez, which is the Aurora Public Library’s ...

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