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Where We Live: Aurora/East Aurora

Aurora/East Aurora

Starting Wednesday, the local businesses challenge the curious to find Waldo, the children’s book character with the red striped shirt. He and his dog, Woof, will be hidden around East Aurora. Spot him and win prizes and book coupons.

Pick up a “Find Waldo” passport at the Bookworm or Toy Loft stores and collect a stamp or signature for each Waldo sighting. Find at least seven and submit the passport to the Chamber office at 653 Main Street by July 30 to be eligible for prizes.

It is the second year of the project by the East Aurora High School Sports and Entertainment Marketing class and its partner the Greater East Aurora Chamber of Commerce. The contest is part of a national Shop Local initiative. For more info, write and

This week:

• The East Aurora Village Board meets at 7 p.m. Monday at Village Hall, 571 Main St.

• The Town of Aurora Planning Board meets at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Southside Municipal Center, 300 Gleed Ave.

• The East Aurora Planning Commission meets at 7 p.m. Thursday at Village Hall.