May 2016 Archive

Mavrinac Park should include community gardens

(Re: Mavrinac Park promises something for everyone, April 28) No, actually Mavrinac Park does not promise something for everyone. Council’s short-sighted decision to exclude a ...

Aurora United draws with Vaughan in League 1 debut

An experienced Vaughan squad put the Aurora United FC women’s side to the test in the League 1 season opener Saturday at McNaughton Park, eventually drawing 1 – 1 in Aurora’s league debut.

Mary Georgopoulos named Citizen of the Year

By Brock Weir As a restaurateur, Mary Georgopoulos served up more than just food for hungry Aurorans. She let worthy community causes have the run ...

MPP’s column leaves reader “stunned” on Autism funding

(Re: View from Queen’s Park, April 14) Well, Chris, I just read your article in The Auroran and I’m stunned! Your timing is impeccable; your ...

Collaboration is key for working moms with Dreams, Yo!

There must be something organic in Aurora that nurtures artists, opine photographer Angela Durante Dukat and painter Meredith Blunt. When each woman moved to Aurora with their families, neither of them had any idea there were “dozens and dozens” of artists each working out of their homes, waiting for the occasional yearly group art show to make connections and get beneath the surface of what makes each other tick.

Ex-Tigers coach Richmond lands OHL head coach job

James Richmond is continuing his march up the junior hockey ranks with a familiar position behind the bench. The Oak Ridges resident, whose tenures involve the head coaching position with both the Georgetown Raiders and Aurora Tigers of the OJHL, was named the head coach of the Ontario Hockey League’s Mississauga Steelheads last week.

Downtown parking restrictions set to widen

If you live in Aurora’s downtown core, it might soon be easier to find a place to park outside of your own house. On the other hand, if you are a GO commuter, it might soon become a lot harder for you to find a place to park within walking distance of the Aurora GO Station.

Local diamonds are packed for AKBA’s second season

It has been no secret that the resurgence of the Toronto Blue Jays has made a lasting impact on minor league ball. Jose Bautista’s epic bat flip and the Jays’ thrilling 2015 season has inspired a new generation of players across the country, with local organizations feeling the pressure to provide for such large numbers.

St. Jerome C.E.S. remains “ten years strong”

By Brock Weir In the fall of 2005, Aurora’s St. Jerome Catholic School opened its doors as the first eco-certified school in the York Catholic ...

Saints strong as baseball season opens

By Jake Courtepatte When the St. Andrew’s College Saints aren’t ruling the hockey rink in the winter, they are ruling the baseball field in the ...

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