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Fall garden festival includes several speakers

HAMBURG — We want to be kind to the environment, but we want pretty gardens, too. Can we do both? Yes, and gardening expert Sally Cunningham will tell... more

Historical Eden gun shop celebrates five years of business

HAMBURG — History buff and gunsmith Adam Henrich finished his first rifle, a Mauser GEW 98 when he was 12 and that same year, built a muzzleloader from... more

Buffalo Spikes for Tykes raises funds for Kelly foundation

HAMBURG — For the second summer, Buffalo Spikes for Tykes, hosted by Hamburg native Ryan Stang, saw a large turnout on Aug. 23, as more than 60 volleyball... more

New tool to battle sidewalk snow

HAMBURG — Public Works crews in the Village of North Collins should have a much easier time keeping sidewalks clear this coming winter, as the village... more

Oktoberfest coming up Sept. 12

HAMBURG — At Hamburg’s annual Oktoberfest, everyone can be a little bit German. This is the eighth year for the annual festival, which takes place this... more

Latest census results skew village’s eligibility

HAMBURG — The village of Farnham will formally request a new Community Development Block Grant Income Census after becoming ineligible to receiving funding,... more

Brant purchases park land

BRANT — The town of Brant board laid out the plan as it moves forward with the purchase of approximately 55 acres of land by the lake. The plan is to use... more

Beach wheelchair aids Woodlawn accessibility

HAMBURG — A recent addition to Woodlawn Beach State Park will make it even more handicap accessible. While the 2013 expansion of the handicap ramp allowed... more

North Collins coaches confirmed for season

NORTH COLLINS — The North Collins School Board approved an almost complete list of coaches for teams during the school year at its Aug. 11 meeting. The... more

Hamburg still has room for more coffee spots

HAMBURG — I was reading The Sun the other day, and noticed an article about the new SPoT Coffee opening in the Kronenberg Building on Main Street in Hamburg.... more

Frontier schools reinstate full-time lunch program manager

FRONTIER — Two weeks after hearing positive financial numbers supporting the district’s school lunch program, Frontier officials formally moved to restore... more

The Ultimate Fairgoer perpetuates tradition

HAMBURG — For inaugural Ultimate Fairgoer Barb Brader, who won the award the first year it was presented in 2005, the fair is more than a 12-day event.... more

Sr. Jean Cherry named president of Immaculata Academy

HAMBURG — In the 37 years she has spent at Immaculate Academy, Sr. Jean Cherry has encountered more than 3,000 students. If asked, she would likely remember... more

Blasdell will not get covered stops

BLASDELL — Although chances currently remain slim for the implementation of covered bus stops in Blasdell, village officials remain adamant that installing... more

Planning, expansion, key to Lawtons water project

HAMBURG — While the town of North Collins has shown interest in establishing its first water district in the Hamlet of Lawtons, a slow pace in fundamentals... more

Lake Erie beach sweep in 30th year

LAKE VIEW — The Great Lakes Beach Sweep, now it in 30th year, returns to shorelines on Saturday, Sept. 19. The annual event takes place from 10 a.m. until... more

Lake Shore defines district goals

LAKE SHORE — The Lake Shore Central School District Board of Education met for its regular meeting Aug. 18. The wording for a newly acquired district goal... more

Blacksmithing and steam engine demonstration coming up

HAMBURG — Blacksmithing demonstrations at the 49th annual rally of the Western New York Gas and Steam Engine Association will be more enjoyable to watch... more

Gardening and More: New bug is eating lilies

I was alerted to a problem with lilies by Margaret Raupp of Lawtons, coordinator of Open Gardens.In one Open Garden in Lockport, almost all of the Asiatic... more

Eden moves forward with SEQR process for capital projects

EDEN — The Eden Central School Board held its regular meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 11 and began with an executive session. Board Member Paul Shephard was present... more

Union Pleasant welcomes new assistant principal

HAMBURG — Union Pleasant Elementary School will have a new assistant principal for the 2015-16 academic year, with Merrie Maxon being unanimoiusly appointed... more

North Collins coaches confirmed for season

NORTH COLLINS — The North Collins School Board approved an almost complete list of coaches for teams during the school year at its Aug. 11 meeting. The... more

Town of Eden water line improvement project stalls

EDEN — The Improvement of Facilities of the Town of Eden Consolidated Water District project, also known as the Green/Depot Street Project, has suffered... more

Hamburg village talks FEMA fund reallocation to new projects

HAMBURG — The reimbursement of $374,000 in Federal Emergency Management Agency funds to the village of Hamburg, in response to the Snowvember storm, was... more

Eden opposes new group home

EDEN — The town of Eden updated the public regarding the current status of the proposed group home at the corner of Jennings Road and East Church Street.... more

Debut of new Fairgrounds exhibit brings little hands to the farm

HAMBURG — After breaking ground in spring, the Little Hands on the Farm educational experience at the Fairgrounds debuted opening day of the Erie County... more

Lake Shore school board appoints new members

LAKE SHORE — The Lake Shore Central School District Board of Education recently re-elected two standing members of the board and approved a new member... more

New safety plans at Hamburg

HAMBURG — Starting in 2015-16, Hamburg school officials are establishing safety protocol at district buildings described as being “cutting-edge” in nature.Such... more

Jimmies closes, Butera’s opening on Main Street

HAMBURG — Jimmy Butera opened Jimmies Pizza Co. on Buffalo Street in Hamburg 9 years ago, but he had a plan all along to go bigger and better. As the Jimmies... more

Love plants? Be a docent at the Botanical Gardens

HAMBURG — Donna Ludwig of Hamburg said her love of plants led her to become a docent at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, located at 2655... more

Frontier looks to restore food service director position to full-time

FRONTIER — After ending the 2014-15 academic year with a food service director position half-time in the posted job description, a recommendation has been... more

Hamburg Historical Society revives barn for the fair

HAMBURG — This year, the Hamburg Historical Society’s booth is commemorating the first barn built south of Buffalo, an 1810 Yankee barn that stood on the... more

Legislator John Mills visits Boston town board

BOSTON — “Government works best right here, this level, in the town of Boston,” said Erie County Legislator John Mills at the town of Boston board meeting... more

Add fresh blueberry jam to your breakfast routine, and beyond

HAMBURG — For what feels like most of the year, Western New York is buried under freezing temperatures and heavy snow. All of our fruit-bearing plants... more

Shenk Foundation accepting applications

BOSTON — The David J. Shenk Foundation is now accepting applications for cash grants to not-for-profit town of Boston volunteer organizations. To obtain... more
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