August 2015 Archive

Hall of Famer Heese finds success on and off the volleyball court

Mark Heese doesn’t take for granted the fact he was able to make a career out of his love for beach volleyball. “It’s one of those things where your job is your passion,” he says. “I couldn’t imagine doing anything else.”

Councillors could take another stab at hiring freeze

A potential hiring freeze at Town Hall was left out in the cold earlier this month, but Councillors could take another stab at it this week after the previous attempt failed on a tie vote.

Historical Society thinks big for Canada 150

If you live along Yonge Street, you only need to step outside your door to find the integral threads woven into just about every facet of Canadian history – and the Aurora Historical Society hopes to tie up these loose ends in a series of celebrations leading up to Canada’s 150th anniversary in 2017.

Growth sparks traffic concerns at Bayview and St. John’s

By Brock Weir A growing number of homes and businesses in the Bayview Avenue and St. John’s Sideroad area, have sparked concerns over traffic in ...

Lions eye old library for new home as membership grows

As membership waned in the last decade, the Aurora Lions Club sold their Downtown Aurora hall to a church, and moved their operations to the Royal Canadian Legion. But, now that their membership is on an upswing once again, they’re looking for new permanent digs.

Aurora Resthaven celebrates 40 years serving the community “family”

Aurora Resthaven – now Chartwell Aurora – was founded as a family business to serve the needs of a growing community. Now, four decades on, that family atmosphere was in the air as the seniors residence celebrated its 40th anniversary.

Celebrations will mark Queen’s milestone reign

Queen Elizabeth II is set to overtake Queen Victoria's record as longest reigning monarch on September 9, and the Town of Aurora is hosting a community celebration to mark the historic occasion.

Merlin’s Hollow attracted hundreds

Taking part in Doors Open on Saturday, 15 August, was an incredibly positive day for us. The weather cooperated and dodged the predicted 30% chance ...

Campaign signs are not misleading, says candidate

(Re: Conservative candidate’s signs ‘misleading’, August 6) I am pleased to respond to Mr. Kean’s concerns regarding the use of “re-elect” versus “elect” on my ...

Young entrepreneur savours “Sweet” smell of success

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