July 2014 Archive


“Rising Star” doesn’t let setback take her eye off singing stardom

Amanda MacDonald is not one to rest idle when faced with a setback. An Irish Dancer at heart, Ms. MacDonald is counting down the days until she can get...

VIEW FROM QUEEN’S PARK: Down to Business

By Chris Ballard, MPP Newmarket-Aurora One of the great joys of being an elected official is the invitations I receive to events in Aurora and ...


Lasting legacy created with two years of hard work – and a pair of scissors

It took two years of dedicated hair care, but just a few seconds of scissor snips paved the way for potentially years of smiles at Regency Acres Public School last month.


Glass Tiger and Platinum Blonde to headline September’s Ribfest

Aurora’s 2014 Ribfest will have an extra dose of star power this September with headliners Glass Tiger and Platinum Blonde. The homegrown Glass Tigers will hit the stage on Friday, September 5, starting at 9 p.m. Platinum...

POLITICS AS USUAL: Truth & Consequences

By Alison Collins-Mrakas Poor Rob Ford has resumed his albeit limited duties as Mayor of Toronto for only a week and things have gone south ...


After coming to practice family medicine for 12 months, Williams wraps up 44 year career

Robert Williams arrived in Aurora in 1970 as a young general practitioner intending to stay for a year or so before moving onto the second phase in his career as a plastic surgeon.

Art imitates life at “Veggie Stock”

Aurora Town Park hosted a beautiful sunny day of artistic life with fun activities on Saturday, July 5, bringing together local farmers of the Aurora ...


Young artists get taste of “urban” Graffiti art ahead of Youth Centre opening

Graffiti is often the scourge of civic leaders everywhere, but it will have pride of place in Aurora’s Community Space for Youth when it opens this fall.


Sydney Nicholson finds her true voice again as Aurora’s Teen Idol

It’s rare that Aurora’s Sydney Nicholson has any doubts of where her ultimate goal lies. The local student, who is preparing to enter Grade 10 this September, has been sure...

Traffic concerns addressed in new plan for Ridge Road area

A revised plan for a long-gestating subdivision plan in southwest Aurora was approved last week, which could ultimately lead to the closure of Ridge Road from Yonge Street.

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