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Borderland Music + Arts Festival and The Buffalo News are hosting a battle of the bands, in which one local band or performer will be selected to play the Borderland Festival on Sept. 22 and be showcased alongside 24 national and regional bands. Borderland Music + Arts Festival is a two-day music and arts festival held at Knox Farm State Park in East Aurora, and this ye…

Mexico’s Alejandro Nava, Canada’s Luke DelGobbo and Freddy Sun from Canada and American Jackson Chandler will compete for the International Junior Masters championship today at East Aurora Country Club. The four navigated their way through match play on Thursday to reach the semifinals. Nava will take on DelGobbo at 7:30 a.m. and Sun will face Chandler at 7:40 a.m. for …

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When Clark Crook opened bar-restaurant 189 Public House as a passion project five years ago to complement his iconic Bar-Bill Tavern, he intentionally left the name to reflect only the Main Street address. This choice preserved 189 as a fairly open canvas: at times it could deliver a "honkytonk, Nashville kind of vibe," Crook said, and at others, become a refined whiske…

High Schools

Three years ago, Aidan Shaw came up short in a sudden-death playoff for a spot in the state championship tournament field. Playing the same No. 10 hole at River Oaks on Monday, the Orchard Park junior drew on that experience to win the Section VI boys golf title in a playoff with Medina junior Ian Wagner. “To get another chance here on the same hole in playoff and come o…

Crime

The driver who crashed through the front door of a house on Knox Road in East Aurora early Tuesday morning was being followed by a police officer who was trying to pull him over, according to East Aurora police. The crash, which involved a seminarian at Christ the King seminary, happened at a curve on Knox Road less than a quarter-mile from the seminary's driveway, East…

Crime

A driver crashed into a house on Knox Road in East Aurora early Tuesday morning, according to the East Aurora Fire Department. The crash happened at 1:50 a.m. and no injuries were reported, the fire department said in a Facebook post. East Aurora Police Chief Shane Krieger identified the driver as Kevin E. Eggert. In a statement released by Catholic Diocese spokes…

Food and Drink

Nineteenth-century American poet Emily Dickinson once wrote a poem about Saturday afternoon, in which boys and girls "ecstatically" leaped into the "only afternoon that prison doesn't keep." Like Dickinson knows, and you know, and we know, a mild jean-jacket-weather May afternoon can't go to waste. For this weekend, our itinerary focuses on quaint East Aurora. As a vill…

Local Homefinder Features

Rich craftsmanship, old-world charm and natural beauty converge in Marrano’s newest patio home community, Aurora Mills in East Aurora. Western New York’s leading new home builder will grand open its new model home this weekend. “Marrano is thrilled to be back in East Aurora for the first time in many years,” said Patrick Marrano, president, Marrano Homes. “From the town…

Family

Gov’t Mule and Greensky Bluegrass will headline the return of the Borderland Music & Arts Festival, which will also feature a performance by the legendary R&B and gospel singer and civil rights activist Mavis Staples. The second annual festival takes place from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sept. 21 and 22 at Knox Farm State Park and will showcase more than 20 bands on thr…

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Sam and Jennifer Marabella met in 2001, got married, had a son, and got divorced. Now, 13 years later, they’re getting back together again – but it’s not all about love. Sam Marabella was looking for a new chef for Yoshi, his East Aurora restaurant. Jennifer was looking for a new gig after leaving Snyder’s Siena, where she was executive chef for eight years. Their…

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On March 24, Mambrino King owners Anita and Drew Pfeiffer will lead a procession down Main Street in East Aurora, from their old location, at the intersection of Pine Street, to their new digs at 640 Main, the former EA Wireless. The Pfeiffers hope to have their business back in action, following the move, in the middle of April. Open since 2016, Mambrino King has grown…

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The long-awaited sister restaurant of The Irishman Pub & Eatery is now open in the heart of East Aurora. This newest rendition by the same name holds much of the Gaelic spirit of its Williamsville counterpart, though its bolstered menu, sleek aesthetic, and contemporary features lend it a character that’s a step outside the traditional tavern. Sporting exposed br…

High Schools

Sarah Tully is a girls basketball coach’s dream. “She can defend; she can take it to the hole; she can shoot the three,” East Aurora coach Gary Schutrum said. “Defend, rebound and score. What more can we ask of a player?” She also can score in the clutch, as the senior captain did all of that Wednesday in helping the Blue Devils earn a season-extending victory in the…

Food and Drink

The Irishman Pub & Eatery has announced the opening of its East Aurora location. "Join us for our first happy hour tomorrow, Wednesday 02/27," the restaurant's Facebook page says. "Our bar will be open for happy hour tomorrow and Thursday our kitchen will be ready to launch our exciting new menu!" In 2018, Irishman owner Gene O'Donovan took over 162 Main St., in …

Food and Drink

East Aurora’s oldest restaurant is going back to its old name, and diversifying its menu for a broader crowd of today’s customers. Molly Flynn is the new owner of The Globe, 711 E. Main St., formerly known as Tony Rome’s Globe Hotel. The restaurant industry lifer is taking over from Rocco and Tara Sorrentino, who will stick around for six months to support a smooth tran…