March 2016 Archive

“Green for Green” campaign raises money for Highland Gate defence

The Ontario Municipal Board decision on the future of the proposed redevelopment of Highland Gate Golf Course could have wide reaching impacts in Aurora and the affected homeowners are pooling their resources to mount a good defence at upcoming hearings.

Earth Week to be marked with Eco Fair for Aurorans of all ages

Earth Week was started with noble intentions but, over time, has become “meaningless for most people,” according to Aurora’s Mel James, a member of Aurora’s Environmental Advisory Committee (EAC). While kids and environmental groups, he says, might be an exception to the rule, it’s time to really raise awareness of environmental initiatives and issues right in our own back yard. Enter the inaugural Community Earth Week Fair.

Industrial and Wellington reconstruction set for May

Drivers using the Aurora GO Station might find the evening commute home a little bit easier this fall following the reconstruction of Industrial Parkway South and Wellington Street East.

Aurora Heights P.S. community to get safer walk to school

Students and parents trekking on foot to Aurora Heights Public School will soon find the morning commute little bit safer after Council performed a u-turn on traffic control measures in the area.

Historical Society’s Speakers Series begins with Distant Relations

Easter’s over and chances are you spent at least a portion of the holidays with some of your more distant relatives. This week, however, you’re invited to come out to Hillary House to spend a couple of hours with Victoria Freeman’s “Distant Relations”, which kicks off the Aurora Historical Society’s second annual Speakers Series.

Reluctant artist draws eyes to animals we might take for granted in Return of Spring

Artist Meredith Blunt knows instinctively when each painting, drawing and piece of art she creates is done, but she stops just shy of that one final flourish.

Great American Songbook stands test of time with Jamieson and Sheard

“Crickets.” That’s the sound Reid Jamieson says he heard during a recent European gig where he asked the crowd how many people were fans of Elvis Presley. But, as it happens, the people in the crowd were Elvis fans and didn’t even realise it. That is the power of timeless music and selections from the Great American Songbook.

TA’s “Lucy”: A Review

Theatre Aurora’s latest play, “Lucy”, is about relationships, personal growth, questioning conformity, knowing who we are, and love, all set around the central autistic title character.

Minor PeeWee Tigers are twice gold in York Simcoe

Two Minor PeeWee Aurora Tigers squads celebrated a York-Simcoe championship within the same hour at the Aurora Community Centre on Saturday.

Lady Redbirds take to Lacrosse’s biggest stage

By Jake Courtepatte The Lady Redbirds may be used to playing their games outside on a field, but for just one night they settled for ...

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