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Evans unveils Sturgeon Point Nature Trail to boost tourism

EVANS — After years of planning, the Sturgeon Point Nature Trail in the town of Evans is officially open to the public.The nature trail is located on a... more

Erie County Fair history book hits shelves in time for fair

HAMBURG — The Erie County Fair celebrates its 175th anniversary this year. As a birthday present to the fair and what he calls “an additional resource... more

Try Woodlawn Beach Tiki Bar for hot food, cool drinks on the sand

HAMBURG — This past May, Blasdell’s Woodlawn Beach saw the departure of its former bar and restaurant, Woody’s Beach Club and Taqueria and the arrival... more

Burger-eater continues streak at Burgerfest competition

HAMBURG — Randall Rachwal is sick of burgers, for awhile. The Hamburg Library maintenance man and village resident has won the Burgerfest burger-eating... more

Cradle Beach awarded $10,000 grant

HAMBURG — On July 10, Cradle Beach was awarded a $10,000 grant from the United Way of Buffalo & Erie County Women’s Leadership Council. At an event... more

Domestic fowl law tabled in Evans

EVANS — The Evans town board voted to table the Domestic Fowl Law, a proposed law that would allow for the raising of chickens on certain residential zoned... more

Got gaps in your garden? Try decorating with glass mushrooms

HAMBURG — At this time of year, we may develop gaps in our gardens. Perhaps a perennial didn’t spread as much as we expected, or deer or bugs demolished... more

Punkin the clown is clownin’ around the Southtowns this week

HAMBURG — Connie Morrow, also known as Punkin the Clown, started clowning as a favor to her sister, who was opening a new Goodwill location on William... more

Hamburg teacher earns humanitarian award

HAMBURG — Andrew Beiter’s dedication to educating students and fellow teachers in the social science application of human rights and genocide studies earned... more

PJ’s Master Barbershop offers classic haircuts

BLASDELL — For the James family, providing old-school style haircuts and licensed hot towel shaves to the local community has come naturally, for many... more

Sherman Says: Republicans and LeBron James prove that Cleveland rocks

HAMBURG— It’s been a pretty good week for a rust belt city dying to catch a break. It sounds like a description of Buffalo, but I’m talking about Cleveland.The... more

Frontier asked to keep training site operating

FRONTIER — The July 8 meeting of the Frontier Central School Board featured current and former cross country and track athletes pleading with district... more

Money raised at Angola Hot Dog Roast

ANGOLA — Erie County Legislator John J. Mills announces that the 3rd annual Angola Library Hot Dog Roast Fundraiser, held June 6, raised $1,210 to support... more

Get ready to gobble up the Hamburg Burgerfest on July 19

HAMBURG — Hamburger fans and local residents alike may take in all their eyes, ears and stomachs can handle on Saturday, July 19, when the 29th annual... more

Braymiller Markets zoning talks continue in Hamburg

HAMBURG — Over the next month at least, the Hamburg town board will continue to look into rezoning Braymiller Markets, a property that finds itself in... more

Oh rats! Keep rodent pests at bay

HAMBURG — Several people have smelled a rat in the village of Hamburg, and this time, they mean the kind with whiskers and a tail. Rat sightings have occurred... more

Brant proposes law banning hydrofracking

BRANT — The Brant Town Board took the first steps to adopting new local laws regarding hydrofracking at its July 8 meeting.The proposed law, ‘Horizontal... more

The road to Buffalo’s future goes through our (fast food) stomachs

HAMBURG — Western New York residents have many new reasons to feel optimistic about the future of the region. The Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus is growing... more

Summer fun at Erie County parks and work on county roads

The following is a guest column from Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz.As the lazy, hazy days of summer arrive here in Erie County, residents will have... more
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