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The only ‘great’ portrait (from a portrait) I ever painted was of Copernicus. I was about ten years old when I had a few unsuccessful attempts to paint a portrait of someone and endured a constant frustration of not getting it right. Then I picked an easy target. Copernicus had a uniquely shaped easily reproducible hair …

Right after our breakfast almost every Saturday we are out of the house. Today we visited the indoor Aurora Farmers’ Market & Artisan Fair at the Aurora Cultural Centre. We had plans for public skating at the Town Park but there was a bit too much snow. It looked like people skating at the park …

Perhaps I underestimated him that day. “Why are you smiling?” I often ask. “What are you thinking about?” I curiously ask again if he does not respond. He is six years old but there is a lot going on in that little head of his. He won’t tell me. “Nothing,” is his usual reply. At that …

The Town of Aurora has identified within the Yonge Wellington Downtown Core (YWDC) the old Library and Fire Hall properties on Victoria Street as surplus. The Town of Aurora has an outstanding heritage district in the Yonge Wellington Downtown Core along with our treasured Aurora Cultural Centre and vibrant Aurora Public Library. Aurora has lots …

On January 22, 2013 during the Town of Aurora Council meeting Council unanimously voted to support the Final Report on the New Agreement for the Provision of Cultural Services at the Aurora Cultural Centre. Most comments around the table were positive. During the meeting, Cllr Abel delivered a speech that provided a brief history of …

Welcome to our report from Town Hill for the Town of Aurora Council meeting held on January 22, 2013. This was the first council meeting in 2013, the Sesquicentennial year for the Town of Aurora. We wish everyone a Happy New Year and Happy 150th Birthday Aurora. Unfortunately due to illness Cllr Buck was absent. …

A new book entitled Postcards of Olde Aurora has recently been published. The book contains over 100 images of the Town of Aurora from 80 to 100 years ago as captured on postcards of the day. Bob McRoberts, the author, has included a brief history of what appears on each of the postcards. The 112 …

1] The public has to be confident that the way Town Hall does business as a routine is serving them well, and that the public is in fact getting the best possible value for money spent. 2] The current Cultural Services Agreement (CSA) gives exclusive control of a Town Facility to an independent third party …

On October 23, 2012 during council meeting at the Town Hall, the draft new agreement for the provision of cultural services at the Aurora Cultural Centre was discussed. Councillor Evelyn Buck spoke in opposition of the draft new agreement seeing it to be no different from the original. Her disapproving comments were written to ensure …

As we are about to head into a year-long celebration of Aurora’s 150th anniversary, recognition of our town’s rich history has never been more important. Our Sesquicentennial Committee, a diverse group of dedicated volunteers, have developed a theme that speaks to a celebration of Aurora’s past, present, and future. Given this, it is my hope …