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Where we live: Aurora/East Aurora

Aurora/East Aurora

The Village Board is set to vote Monday on whether to grant local landmark designation for two Main Street houses, including the one where Irving Price lived when he helped found Fisher-Price toy company.

The Historic Commission has recommended that the protective designation should be granted to the houses at 253 and 259 Main, which have been threatened with demolition.

Trustee Patrick Shea, who serves as board liaison on the Commission, said he expects to vote in favor. “It would be my inclination at this point to support the historic preservation,” he said.

Meanwhile, the Planning Board is reviewing a demolition permit requested by the owner of houses. Gene Wachala, who also owns Pasquale’s Restaurant across the street, would like to tear both down, build a new building and create more customer parking.

The meeting begins at 7 p.m. in Village Hall, 571 Main St.

This week:

• East Aurora Kiwanis Club is hosting its annual barbecue from 3:30 to 7 p.m. today in Hamlin Park.

• Raptor handlers will demonstrate their techniques from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Hawk Creek Wildlife Center, Grover and Luther roads.

• East Aurora Music Fest will be held from 3 p.m. to midnight Saturday at the Riley Street ice rink and other venues throughout the village. Wrist-band tickets are $10. For more information, visit eamusicfest.com.

• The 21st annual Roycroft Chamber Music Festival at St. Matthias Episcopal Church, Main and Maple streets, begins its two-weekend run at 8 p.m. Saturday. For a complete listing of performances for June 7 to 13, visit roycroftchambermusic.org.

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