April 2014 Archive


By Jan Freedman The arrival of spring heralds the return of the Aurora Farmers’ Market and Artisan Fair to its outdoor location on Wells Street ...

Meet Your Iron Chefs: Orchid Thai’s Thay Siharath vies to keep his crown

Chefs across Aurora are waiting with baited breath this week to learn just what they will have to work with in the second annual Iron Chef Aurora. Creative juices are flowing in many of Aurora’s favourite restaurants as five chefs prepare to do battle at the Aurora Community Centre on Thursday, May 29, as the hockey arena is transformed into Kitchen Stadium, the arena of Aurora’s culinary supremacy.

Outgoing Regional Chair honoured by Community Living Newmarket-Aurora

After more than 20 years of working in the public sector, York Region Chairman and CEO Bill Fisch was honoured by Community Living Newmarket-Aurora as the recipient of the 2014 Community Service Award.

Further restrictions are not wanted, argue opposition to Heritage District

Nearly 200 people filled Aurora’s Council Chambers on Wednesday night to speak out on the planned Heritage Conservation District in Southeast Old Aurora. Although many people did not get up to the podium to voice their support or concerns, of...

St. Max street sale Saturday will put old objects to new community use

If you’ve uncovered unwanted items collecting dust in your garages or basements during spring cleaning, dust them off and put them to good use this weekend.

New clerk appointed by Council amid structure changes at Town Hall

Effective last week, Aurora has a new Town Clerk in Stephen Huycke, who was formally appointed to the post by Council this month. Mr. Huycke’s appointment comes amid...

Award recipients have “given back” on local and international scale

Do you have a spare hour or two on your hands? Alex Auger, Nicolas Chethuan, Sydney Cobbold, Alexander Harrison, and Mathilde Paré could give you some sage advice...

UPDATED: Rebuilding fund established for Aurora United Church

Demolition crews are undertaking the difficult task of bringing down portions of Aurora United Church after a blaze reduced the nearly 140-year-old Aurora landmark to ruins on Friday.

Dramatic lifestyle change was “no brainer” for Aurora woman

Losing weight and leading a healthier lifestyle is something just about everybody wants, but getting started and following through isn’t always easy.

Aurora Optimists are “top club”

The Optimist Club of Aurora is proud to announce that we have been selected as the “Top Club” in Central Ontario by the Optimist Club ...

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