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Gardening and More: There’s still plenty of time to plant this fall

HAMBURG — Labor Day is over, but don’t put away your gardening gloves and shovel just yet. There’s more planting to do. You can still plant flowering perennials,... more

Home Assist Senior Care provides non-medical help

HAMBURG — Richard G. Schneider, the owner of Home Assist Senior Care in Hamburg, started the business in February 2012. It now employs approximately 40... more

Legislator Mills presents donation to Eden Library

EDEN — The third annual Eden Library Hot Dog Roast Fundraiser, held July 16, raised $1,266 to support the library’s efforts to provide quality programming... more

Elle Salon South hosts grand opening party

HAMBURG — Elle Salon South, located at 195 Lake St. in Hamburg, held a grand opening on Sept. 7. The event featured a gift basket raffle, food, a wine-tasting,... more

Local boy brings Resurgence to Buffalo

BUFFALO — The building on Niagara Street in the city of Buffalo used to be just bones. Now, it is home to Resurgence Brewing Company, started by Southtowns... more

Rural Transit Service gets the wheels turning

BOSTON — Many residents may have seen the Rural Transit Service Inc. vans around town, but many residents also do not know much about the service, according... more

Thirteen years later, history can still be just as heartbreaking

HAMBURG — Someone came into our office early that bright, sunny morning and told our receptionist that a plane had crashed into the World Trade Center... more

Hamburg business expands in Southtowns

HAMBURG — Dr. Beyer Opticals, owner of Hamburg Optical on Main Street since Feb. 2013, has expanded to include three Value Vision locations in West Seneca,... more

Centennial Arts Center is space to meet the muse

HAMBURG — The Centennial Art Center of Hamburg at 3185 Amsdell Road, also known as “The Little Red School House,” is a place for artists of all types to... more

Run for the Park laces up at Hamburg Recreation Center

HAMBURG — The second annual Run for the Park will see runners lacing up their sneakers on Sept. 20 at the Hamburg Recreation Center Nike Base, with registration... more

Boston library gets $1,006

BOSTON — The third annual Boston Free Library Hot Dog Roast Fundraiser, held June 19, raised $1,006 to support programming at the library. Erie County... more

Grisanti opposes illegal immigrant bill

The following is a guest column by New York State Senator Mark Grisanti.Last month, I reconfirmed my opposition to proposed legislation that would allow... more

Sherman Says: Cushing deserved Medal of Honor; so does Don Holleder

HAMBURG — The United States is a country that sometimes does not do enough for its military veterans. Fortunately, one oversight is about to be corrected.First... more

Gardening and More: Whittemores’ Hamburg garden maximizes shady yard

HAMBURG — Barb and Dave Whittemore, of 33 Sherwood Ave. in Hamburg, have a shady backyard. Shade is a challenge, if you want a colorful and interesting... more

Twelve members of Eden EMS certified as rope rescue technicians

EDEN — The Eden Emergency and Rescue Squad recently had 12 members become certified as rope rescue technicians, after completing the technician level of... more

Hilbert College names new board of trustee members for 2014-15

HAMBURG — Phillip Catanese will return to the Hilbert College Board of Trustees, where he previously served as a trustee at the college from 2002-10, serving... more

Melanie’s Eats-n-Sweets plans grand opening week

HAMBURG — Melanie Rozler first learned to bake at her mother’s elbow, where she discovered not only a natural aptitude for the culinary arts, but a drive... more

North Collins teacher sees World Cup in Germany

NORTH COLLINS — Tom Bittner, who teaches ninth and 10th grade global history and geography at the North Collins Junior-Senior High School, received the... more

First Church of Evans hosts pastoral intern

HAMBURG — The First Church of Evans, established in 1818, recently began a new internship program for aspiring pastoral students. The first intern selected... more

Grisanti tours the Southtowns Farm Trail

HAMBURG — New York state Senator Mark Grisanti — along with other government and business leaders — toured area farms, agri-businesses, attractions and... more

Hamburg Legion Lanes celebrating 50th anniversary

HAMBURG — Hamburg Legion Lanes has seen many changes since the first ball barreled toward the pins in 1964, but the group of men and women who run it agree... more

Back to school, goodbye summer

HAMBURG — Back to school time is looming again. I can tell because I just saw Halloween decorations for sale, while on a local shopping trip. But, if we... more

Sherman Says: Happy birthday, to my little girl

My daughter was always fortunate that her birthday fell within about a week of the first day of school. New clothes and accessories came her way simultaneously... more

Hamburg uses new public alert system

HAMBURG — The town of Hamburg, through their existing CodeRED high-speed emergency notification system, will begin delivering messages through the integrated... more

Union Pleasant summer library draws readers

HAMBURG — The summer lending library has returned to Union Pleasant Elementary School, after an absence of several years, due to construction. It features... more

New college chaplain installed at Hilbert

HAMBURG – The Rev. Greg Jakubowicz, O.F.M. has been named college chaplain at Hilbert College. He will assist in developing and ensuring the Catholic... more

Flavor of Hamburg offers taste of the Southtowns

HAMBURG — The village of Hamburg opened the sidewalks on Main Street and Buffalo Street to the area’s small businesses and restaurants for the first Flavor... more

Steam engine rally, gardening fair set for Sept. 6 weekend

HAMBURG – Two great events are coming up the weekend of Sept. 6. Get a look at farm machinery of yesteryear at the rally held by the Western New Gas... more

Shuttered Saint Bernadette school to reopen

ORCHARD PARK — For many in the Southtowns, as well as the Catholic community in Western New York as a whole, having Saint Bernadette’s School on Abbott... more

News from the Zonta Club

HAMBURG – On July 1, Zonta International presented a service award to the Zonta Club of Hamburg-Orchard Park for its work with the Family Justice Center,... more

North Collins Elementary Field Day conquers fear of snakes

NORTH COLLINS — North Collins Elementary School entered its final week of study with the annual Parent Teacher Association-sponsored Field Day.Before the... more

South City concert rocks Memorial Park

HAMBURG — A small crowd grew once the guitars geared up, bringing people to Memorial Park on Aug. 13 for the weekly Summer Concert Series event. Black... more
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