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Lockwoods marks 100 years locally

HAMBURG — The Lockwood family homestead has been on Clark Street in Hamburg for 100 years, and Harry Lockwood, owner of Lockwood’s Greenhouses, has lived... more

Isis Fitness rebrands to Buffalo MultiFit

HAMBURG — ISIS is an acronym that has been made known in news outlets across the world, but for Carrie Lawson, her employees and her clients, Isis is the... more

Life Happens: Enjoy Halloween while it lasts

HAMBURG — The other day, I was shopping, and wandered into the store’s garden department. A wonderland of artificial pine trees, ornaments and other holiday... more

Mock crash a somber day at Immaculata Academy

HAMBURG — Immaculata Academy held its biannual Mock Accident on Oct. 23, sponsored by Students Against Destructive Decisions and facilitated by Big Tree... more

Local living fair returns to Hamburg Giving Garden

HAMBURG — Seeds Of Living Education hosted a local living fair Oct. 16 at its giving garden location, across from Union Pleasant Elementary School. This... more

Penn Dixie hosts fundraiser

HAMBURG — The Hamburg Natural History Society/Penn Dixie 19th Annual Fundraiser will be on Thursday, Nov. 6, 6-9 p.m. at La Galleria Restaurant, located... more

Local actors bring Halloween to life at Final Fear

HAMBURG — Creating a successful haunted house is more than hanging cobwebs and turning the lights off; it’s more of a live theater performance with audience... more

Two Frontier schools ‘Rewarded’ by state

A pair of elementary schools in the Frontier School District have earned designations from the state of New York.The announcement of Blasdell and Pinehurst... more

Kathleen Mary House takes Steps to New Beginnings

HAMBURG — The Kathleen Mary House “Steps to New Beginnings” Fashion Show sold out almost a month in advance this year, as the last tickets were snapped... more

New corpse flower leafs out just in time for Halloween weekend

BUFFALO — Morty, the corpse flower that bloomed in August at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, has a sibling now on display. It is the same... more

Taste of the Southtowns offers samples for Southtowns Catholic

LAKE VIEW — Southtowns Catholic School in Lake View held the third Taste of the Southtowns event in the building’s cafeteria on Oct. 18 with the festivities... more

Mychajliw speaks to Evans

EVANS — Erie County Comptroller Stephan Mychajliw recently attended a meeting of the Evans Town Board to give some updates about what is going on in the... more

Get out those credit cards for Thursday Night Stop & Shop

HAMBURG — Thursday evening visitors to the village of Hamburg now have another option, as many stores will stay open late to give locals a chance to check... more

Robert Ochs sells State Farm insurance with a personal touch

HAMBURG — As the familiar jingle says, “Like a good neighbor, State Farm is there.” Coming from a family of State Farm agents, Robert Ochs knows that jingle... more

Hamburg moves on quiet zones

HAMBURG ± During the regularly scheduled meeting of the town board of Hamburg on Oct. 13, Supervisor Steven Walters reported on a frequent topic of debate,... more

Evans commends police officers

EVANS — Three members of the town of Evans police department have been commended for their actions which led to the arrest of five suspects.Patrolman Graig... more

Eden town board discusses 2015 budget, including tax increase

HAMBURG — The Eden town board presented its 2015 preliminary budget, which reflects a proposed increase of $16 for homes assessed at $100,000. There... more

Lake Shore gets students on the college track

HAMBURG — The Lake Shore Central School District Board of Education held its monthly work session at the A.J. Schmidt Elementary School on Lake Shore Road... more

Empty board seats a topic for Frontier board

HAMBURG — The person who will take the school board seat vacated by former Frontier board member Lynn Szalkowski may just have the position for the next... more

Forbidden Broadway shows up at Hamburg Grange Theater

HAMBURG — Buffalo Chrysalis Theater Company debuted in Hamburg’s Grange Theater on Main Street on Friday, Oct. 10. Executive and creative director Matthew... more

Blasdell village board tables recreational vehicle parking ban for the winter

HAMBURG — The decision on how long recreational vehicles are allowed to remain parked in the street in Blasdell will wait until about spring. The motion... more

Goodwill unveils new look for redesigned Hamburg store

HAMBURG — When customers stepped inside the remodeled Goodwill store on South Park Avenue in Hamburg when it reopened on Oct. 9, they saw a different... more

Satisfy a sweet tooth at Amsdell Ice Cream Eatery

HAMBURG — Summer may be over, but that does not necessarily mean tastes for ice cream are gone with it. Enter Amsdell Ice Cream Eatery, which officially... more

Hamburg village board talks bike trails, wireless internet

HAMBURG — The Village of Hamburg Board convened on Oct. 13 in the Hamburg Village Hall for a work session at 5:30 p.m., followed by the board meeting at... more

Boston puts Erie County on notice

BOSTON — An ongoing dispute between the town of Boston and Erie County is about to come to a head, as Western New York prepares for winter weather. According... more

New Kiwanis Aktion Club making its mark

HAMBURG — Hamburg has a new club in town and they are already taking “aktion.” The Aktion Club is a Kiwanis Club for adults with disabilities, and Hamburg... more

Parking ban tabled for the winter

BLASDELL — The decision on how long recreational vehicles are allowed to remain parked in the street in Blasdell will wait until about spring. The motion... more

Elizabeth’s gourmet coffee shop opens sattelite on Main Street in Hamburg

HAMBURG — Elizabeth’s Gourmet Coffee and Tea Shoppe has called Hamburg home for almost 25 years. As of Oct. 1, a satellite location opened at 38 Main St.,... more

Progressive dinner serves up samples of Hamburg fare

[photo4]HAMBURG — The streets of Hamburg were busy Thursday, Oct. 2 with the bustling of people from restaurant, to coffee shop, to winery in search of... more

Do Americans work too hard?

HAMBURG— I’ve been working two jobs lately, for a workweek that totals seven days a week. I’ve been hammering out this schedule since spring and I don’t... more

Agricultural education a priority for Hamburg Fairgrounds Agriculture Discovery Center

HAMBURG — After the Hamburg Fairgrounds introduced the new Agriculture Discovery Center to the general public during the Erie County Fair, It reopened... more

Hamburg chamber golf tournament tees off

HAMBURG — The location may have been different, but the fundraising results for the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce’s 30th Annual Golf Tournament on Sept.... more

Dig into Penn Dixie fossil site

HAMBURG — Most Hamburg residents do not realize the paleontological treasures buried right in their backyards and Penn Dixie Paleontological and Outdoor... more


HAMBURG — The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1419 Ladies Auxiliary will host the “Trunk or Treat” event at 2985 Lakeview Road Oct. 11 from noon-2 p.m. for... more

Gardening and More: Use pallets to make a compost bin for fall

HAMBURG — It’s about time to rake up all those fall leaves, but don’t let them go to waste. Use them to make compost.In the past, I’ve told you that a... more
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