January 2016 Archive


Aurora High Grads bring magical “vision” to Cultural Centre

When he was a youngster, James Zhang was inspired by the fantastic. The Grade 12 student from Aurora High School (AHS) was...

“Instruments of war” should not be at Cenotaph: Reader

Democracy allows for expression of opposite points of view, possibly the result one’s own life experiences. Placement of a war machine near the Cenotaph is ...

Thanks for the sights of the season

We would like to express our thanks to the folks on McClellan Way, and surrounding streets, for the beautiful display of Christmas lights this year, ...

Empty Bowls 2015: Soup and Bread – Creating Hope

Empty Bowls events take place annually across North America and around the world in an effort to relive homelessness and hunger. There is no Canadian ...

We’re back in business, says Aurora Chamber of Commerce

How can the Aurora Chamber of Commerce find its relevancy within the community again as business needs evolve? That is the question...


Great Artists series opens Friday with Glenn Gould tribute

As a budding pianist growing up, Bonnie Kraft always felt a personal connection with Canadian musician Glenn Gould....

New advertising strategy could bring tens of thousands into municipal coffers: Thom

Last year, arenas on both sides of Yonge Street were re-branded following sponsorship agreements with Aurora’s McAlpine Ford Lincoln and Newmarket’s Pfaff Automotive, but more should be done in forging these sponsorship deals both on and off the ice, according to Councillor Jeff Thom.


Theatre Aurora’s “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” – A Review

By Scott Johnston Theatre Aurora takes us back to our childhoods with “The 25th Annual Putnam Spelling Bee.” This winning musical comedy, set entirely during ...


Aurora Eagles sitting pretty in YRAA hoops standings

The Tier II division board of the YRAA can appear daunting. With almost thirty teams on the list, the scores can be difficult to follow, but one thing you can always count on is seeing the Aurora Eagles somewhere near the top.


Local cadets look to NHL alumni to help fund trip of a lifetime

Some of your favourite ex-NHLers will be skating into the Ray Twinney Complex in Newmarket this Saturday, and you can help support a great Aurora cause by being there.

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