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What’s the buzz? The Hamburg Garden Walk

HAMBURG — Hamburg is in full bloom and on July 11 and 12, residents and visitors alike will get a chance to peek behind the hedges of over 30 local gardens,... more

Burger Fest bites into social media, new events

HAMBURG — Hamburg’s Burger Fest is celebrating its 30th year this year when it takes the village by storm – or by bite, as the case may be – on July 18.... more

Annual pub crawl donates funds to Imagine: Hamburg

HAMBURG — Seven years ago, Jim Steffen started the Hamburg Village Bike Pub Crawl, with about 18 participants, as a way to enjoy the accessibility of the... more

New choir gains ‘Momentum’

HAMBURG — Musical talent and appreciation is a passion for many people. For local individuals who live with disabilities, an interest in music can be more... more

Plant versatile herbs for use at home, for pests

If you haven’t planted anything in your garden yet, or if you see gaps and need more plants, try herbs. You’ve got plenty of time to plant them. “You... more

Buffalo Chrysalis Theatre debuts new show for kids

HAMBURG — Buffalo Chrysalis Theater is going on the road with its newest feature, “The Mooney’s Magic Castle,” a one-man show aimed at entertaining and... more

Switch out pancakes for crepes next brunch

There are many berries and fruits in season and available fresh at local farmers markets right now, and what better way to take advantage of the time of... more

Eighteen Mile Creek officially named inland waterway

HAMBURG — Eighteen Mile Creek, which runs through Hamburg and Evans, was recently designated an inland waterway in New York state. Senator Marc Panepinto... more

Hamburg Soap Box Derby makes a comeback with third annual race

HAMBURG — Hamburg has become the focal point of the soap box derby community in Western New York, thanks to the efforts of a number of volunteers and the... more

Community events calendar from The Sun week of June 18

Wednesday, June 17– Blasdell Farmers Market, The Shops at Lake Avenue at 4271 Lake Ave., from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. – Breakaway playing Blasdell 25th annual concert... more

Hamburg fire equipment inspected by local officials

HAMBURG — The Hamburg Volunteer Fire Department opened its doors on West Union Street to the public and elected officials, for its annual equipment inspection.... more

JP Fitzgerald’s Irish Pub celebrates 25 years in business

HAMBURG — Bob Brunner has never been one to celebrate business anniversaries. He has been in the restaurant business for 35 years and has yet to commemorate... more

Scott Celani sings, plays for the ‘Southtowner’

HAMBURG — Scott Celani has played in venues across the country since the early 2000s. He hails from Buffalo, but regularly performs in many Southtowns... more

Evans receives FEMA funds

EVANS — The town of Evans will receive $21,084 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency for damage caused to fire hydrants throughout the town during... more

Gardening and More: Nature-inspired art at the Botanical Gardens

Growing up in Canada, artist Shayne Dark spent summers at a cottage north of Ottawa. The Ottawa River flowed past to a paper mill, and in the spring, logs... more

Budget passes, new face coming on North Collins School Board

NORTH COLLINS — With a 35-cent increase per thousand of evaluation, no cuts to programs and nary a protest at any of a half-dozen public budget presentations,... more

Railroad quiet zone talks continue

HAMBURG — Residents from Bayview Road and Pleasant Avenue continue to wait expectantly as the town of Hamburg continues to progress through the process... more

Staub Incorporated celebrates 40 years

HAMBURG — Tony Staub has been working to eliminate his workforce since he started Staub Incorporated in 1980. And on June 12, the machining business will... more

Fight to end distracted driving

The following is a guest column from Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs.Car crashes are the No. 1 killer of teens. More than 326,000 teen drivers are injured... more

Grow cascading veggies in pots on your porch

HAMBURG — People often tell me they have no room to garden, but if you have a tiny balcony, a patio, a porch or a back stoop, you have room to garden.... more

Eden School Board talks capital projects

EDEN — The Eden Central School District Board of Education held its monthly meeting on May 20. Architects from Young and Wright presented to the board... more
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