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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

23 Skidoo keeps Memorial Park swinging

HAMBURG — Residents and visitors alike turned out at Memorial Park in the village of Hamburg on July 30 for a concert by 23 Skidoo. As a part of the Summer... more

Alicia Explores the Southtowns: Forming lifelong traditions at the New York State Fair

SYRACUSE — Whenever it’s fair season, all I can think about is the New York State Fair. My entire family and I attended the fair each year, from the time... more

Frivolous police calls don’t uphold the honor of the force

HAMBURG — The job of a police officer is more demanding than ever. As members of the Buffalo Police Department can attest, the scrutiny over their conduct... more

Eden contracts with Waste Management

EDEN — After several conversations, the Eden Town Board has announced a new one-year contract with Waste Management of New York LLC.The contract calls... more

Hamburg Chamber of Commerce and Imagine: Hamburg supports local business

HAMBURG — In the village and town of Hamburg, as well as its surrounding municipalities, two local organizations are working to improve the area. The Hamburg... more

Demolition bus fundraiser at Fair

HAMBURG — Hamburg Gaming is sponsoring one of the buses in the fair’s Bus Demolition Derby, part of its “Ultimate Night of Destruction” on Thursday, Aug.... more

Angola resident bikes 4,000 miles for cancer

ANGOLA — On June 1 in Baltimore, Md. four teams, each comprised of approximately 28 people, began cycling their way across the country. Team San Francisco,... more

This year’s New York State Fair could be called ‘Cuomo’s Brewery’

SYRACUSE — Just when a bit of negative press began to bubble up around the re-election campaign of Gov. Andrew Cuomo, the widely-popular Democrat has come... more

Rediscover the archways of the village of Hamburg

HAMBURG — The Route 62 project of 2006 was a time of reconstruction for the village of Hamburg. It was a moment of serious change, which led to the creation... more

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
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