June 2014 Archive

Everyone needs to find their “Rotary Moment” says returning president

When Greg Foster moved from Alliston to Aurora over 10 years ago, he was looking for ways to give back in his new community. There, he was an active member of the


By Lois Brown, MP Newmarket-Aurora Service Dogs Pilot Project Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) is funding a two-and-a-half-year pilot project to look at the impact of ...

Reader supports Farmers’ Market decision

I write to The Auroran with regard to comments David Heard chose to mention and the approval The Auroran gave to permit its printing. I’m ...

Get your rear at next week’s Push for your Tush

Losses often bring families closer together, but after Tanya Shepherd lost her battle with colon cancer in November of 2009, it brought her family not only closer together with a common purpose, but introduced them to what has become a tight-knit...

Clear Bag waste program put on back burner after calls for public outreach

Aurora residents have spoken for and against a new program that would require the use of clear garbage bags over the use of the traditional black and green bags.

Free admission, rock bands will remain at Ribfest this year following grant

For many Aurorans, and visitors to the Town, the annual Ribfest is a highlight of the waning days of summer, highlighted by music, food, and free admission.

INSIDE AURORA: Ready for my closeup?

By Scott Johnston Sometime next year movie-goers throughout Europe could be visiting their favourite theatres, sitting down with a large popcorn, or whatever they snack ...

Lester B. student’s fundraiser surpasses wildest dreams

As hundreds of his schoolmates, their parents, and his own mom and dad proudly looked on, cheering “Jakob! Jakob! Jakob!,” Grade 4 student Jakob Israel didn’t even wince as the hair stylist...

Aurora Historical Society revives oral history tradition

Anyone who cares to listen will know Aurora’s seniors are a veritable treasure trove of local history, international perspective, and personal heroics – but all too often these stories get lost to the ages. The Aurora Historical Society, in conjunction with the Senior Wish Association and...

Tempers flare at debate over Ontario Municipal Board

He was sitting quietly in the Newmarket Theatre audience for most of last week’s debate, but when candidates took aim at the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB), outgoing MPP Frank Klees was all ears.

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