Feb 19

Public Invited to Tour WNY’s Maple Syrup Industry

Hamburg, New York – On March 16th the Erie County Agricultural Society will conduct a “Maple Extravaganza Tour” providing a behind the scenes look at Western New York’s vibrant maple syrup industry. The four-hour tour, open to all ages, costs $20 per person and includes bus transportation to two local maple farms, a homecooked pancake Read More

Feb 3

HAMBURG, N.Y. — Khun Ratha A, after spending a brief time at Monticello and Yonkers Raceway since arriving from Australia, made his Buffalo Raceway debut on Saturday night (Feb. 3) an impressive one by easily brushing by the field to register a 1-1/4 length victory in the featured $11,000 Class AA Open Handicap. Under the Read More

Jan 7

SS. Peter & Paul School hosts tour and lunch for area Pastors

Catholic education is a blessing where we have the opportunity to teach lessons of faith and life. SS. Peter & Paul School in Hamburg recently hosted Pastors of Parishes without Catholic schools for a tour of the school and a lunch. It was a great opportunity for the Pastors to see and visit with their Read More

Dec 28

Jessica Underberg Named Chair Of International Association of Fairs & Expositions

HAMBURG, NY – Jessica Underberg, CEO & Fair Manager of the Erie County Agricultural Society, was recently elected as the 2019 Chair of the International Association of Fairs & Expositions (IAFE). The appointment took place during the IAFE Annual Convention in San Antonio, TX. During the course of the year Underberg will be the spokesperson Read More

Dec 19

Erie County Fair, Largest County Fair East of the Rockies

4th Largest County Fair and 13th Largest Overall Fair in North America HAMBURG, NY – A national ranking of top fairs and exhibitions has named the Erie County Fair the largest county fair east of the Rocky Mountains, the 4th largest county fair in the United States and 13th largest fair overall in North America Read More

Dec 18

Erie County Fair Wins “Best Overall Marketing Campaign” Award In International Association of Fairs & Expositions Competition

HAMBURG, NY –The Erie County Fair was recognized internationally with the “Best Overall Marketing Campaign” award at the 127th Annual Convention of International Association of Fairs and Expositions (IAFE) held in San Antonio, Texas. This is the first time in the Fair’s 179 year history that it has won the top marketing award in North Read More

Dec 6

WNY Companies To Create Structures Made Entirely From Canned Goods to Benefit the Food Bank of WNY

What: 2018 Design & Build Canstruction® Competition When: Begins Friday, December 7th at 4p; Ends Sunday, December 10th 9p (completed creations on public viewing until Dec. 23rd) Who: Employees from Praxair, Ferguson Electric, Hamburg Gaming, Wendel, Hale Expo Services, Trautman Associates and National Fuel. Where: Fairgrounds Festival of Lights, Erie County Fairgrounds, Hamburg, New York Read More

Dec 4

The Hamburg Chamber of Commerce re brands due to exponential growth

Hamburg, NY – The Hamburg Chamber of Commerce, a local non-partisan, not for profit business member organization that currently serves Hamburg, Blasdell, Lakeview, and Boston, announced a rebranding campaign today. On January 1, 2019, the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce will officially become the Southtowns Regional Chamber of Commerce. The comprehensive rebrand enhances the strong leadership Read More

Nov 30


WHEN: Saturday, December 1, 2018, 11:00am—1:00pm – Registration, 2:00pm – Polar Plunge WHERE: Woodlawn Beach State Park—3580 Lake Shore Road Blasdell, NY 14219 HAMBURG, NY – Fundraising is underway for those who plan to “take the plunge” into the frigid waters of Lake Erie and raise funds to benefit the Special Olympics New York athletes Read More

Nov 29

Woodlawn Beach Cleanup in preparation for the 12th Annual Polar Plunge to benefit Special Olympics

Woodlawn Beach Cleanup in preparation for the 12th Annual Polar Plunge to benefit Special Olympics 3580 Lakeshore Road, Blasdell, NY 14219 Friday, November 30 between 10am and 12 Noon Photo/Film Opportunity Diving teams from the Hamburg Town Police, New York State Police, Erie County Sheriff’s Office and United States Border Patrol will be cleaning up Read More

Nov 19

Book Sale, plus Saturday tea party with cookies, benefits Town of Hamburg Recreation Foundation

The Town of Hamburg Recreation Foundation is hosting a Book Sale featuring valuable first editions, collectible books and multi-media items (CDs, movies, VHS tapes, vinyl records and more) on Saturday, Dec. 1 and Sunday, Dec. 2 at the Town of Hamburg Senior Community Center. On Saturday, the Book Sale will take place from 10 a.m. Read More

Nov 19

The Fairgrounds Festival of Lights, the Region’s Largest Holiday Festival, Kicks Off This Friday, November 23rd

HAMBURG, NEW YORK – This Friday, November 23rd, the switch will be flipped on to illuminate more than one million lights as the Fairgrounds Festival of Lights opens its 14th season. This time-honored, Western New York holiday tradition takes place at the Erie County Fairgrounds in Hamburg. This year, the Fairgrounds Festival of Lights will Read More

Nov 19


Ten Lives Club cat rescue and adoption group will be holding their annual Holiday Bazaar and Wreath Sale on Sunday, November 25th from 1:00 to 5:00 pm at the Lake Erie Italian Club at 3200 South Park Avenue in Lackawanna. Fresh Douglas Fir wreaths, locally grown, with a bow will be available for purchase for Read More

Nov 15

Santa Claus to Arrive by Steam Train Santa Express Train Rides Scheduled for December

Hamburg, New York – Santa Claus will make his way to the Village of Hamburg’s historic Erie Railroad Depot at the corner of Scott and Union Streets by train on Saturday, December 1st. St. Nick will arrive at 9:30am aboard a train pulled by “Viscose Company” #6, a 1925 0-4-0 steam locomotive. Santa will then Read More

Nov 13


Hamburg, NY (November 9, 2018) – Stahlka Agency, an independent insurance agency and a member of the EMS Group, recently announced the launch of their new Select Business Unit. The new division will be dedicated to servicing the needs of select companies throughout Western New York. The Select Business Unit will assess the ever-changing risks Read More

Oct 31

Hops ‘N Rocks Fundraiser Supports Penn Dixie

Penn Dixie announces Hops ‘N Rocks — our annual fundraiser — on Thursday November 8 from 6 to 9 pm at Buffalo Riverworks at 359 Ganson Street. We’ll have dinner, drinks, live music, silent and voice auctions; prizes include tickets, jewelry, artwork, and gift baskets. Robin Evenhouse from Evenhouse Printing will serve as our auctioneer. Read More

Oct 30

Discount Vouchers for Fairgrounds Festival of Lights On-Sale November 1st

HAMBURG, NEW YORK – Visitors to the annual Fairgrounds Festival of Lights can save 40% on gate admission with the purchase of a $15 advance sale carload voucher at all Tops Friendly Markets. The discount voucher promotion begins November 1st and ends on Thanksgiving Day, November 22nd and can be purchased at any checkout register. Read More

Oct 29

Dr. Michael S. Brophy Named Fourth President of Hilbert College

Oct 29, 2018 — Higher education leader with 12 years of presidential experience selected as first male president at Hilbert — HAMBURG, N.Y. – Dr. Michael S. Brophy, former president of Benedictine University (Chicago and Phoenix) and Marymount California University (Los Angeles), has been named the fourth president of Hilbert College.  Brophy, who was born and Read More

Oct 23

Clean Water Can Change the World – What is your role?

The Friends of the Lake Erie Seaway Trail Center 2018 -2019 Speaker Series Event: Clean Water Can Change the World – What is your role? Thursday November 15th, 7 – 8:30pm (doors open at 6:30) Lake Erie Seaway Trail Center, 4968 Lake Shore Road Hamburg NY 14075 This event is free to the public – RSVP on Facebook Read More

Oct 12

Historic Steam Engine to Begin Fall/Winter Excursion Season on Saturday

WHAT: Steam Train Season Begins In Hamburg WHEN: Tomorrow, Saturday, October 13th TIME: 10a, 12:30p & 3p (Departure times from Hamburg Train Depot) WHERE: Historic Village of Hamburg Train Depot, 4 Scott Street Hamburg, New York – During the month of October, the Buffalo, Cattaraugus & Jamestown Scenic Railway will offer a series of fall Read More

Oct 11

New NIOSH Resource Addresses Preventing Overdose Deaths in the Workplace

Fact sheet outlines questions for employers to consider before making naloxone available at work WASHINGTON – Opioid misuse and overdose deaths are a public health crisis affecting the nation, including workplaces. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), announces a new resource for Read More

Oct 11

Public invited to Penn Dixie to celebrate annual international Moon event

Members of the public are invited to celebrate International Observe the Moon Night on Saturday, Oct. 20 at 6 pm. The free event will be held at Penn Dixie Fossil Park and Nature Reserve in Hamburg. International Observe the Moon Night is an annual worldwide public event that encourages observation, appreciation and understanding of our Read More

Oct 9

St. Francis Park Announces Free Community Events for Seniors through November

St. Francis Park is hosting a series of community events in November. These events are free and open to the public as well as residents of St. Francis Park. Reservations are required and light refreshments will be served. Estate Planning – Monday, November 5, 1:00pm – 2:30pm Knowing how to prepare your estate for your Read More

Oct 3

Fall Foliage & Halloween Steam Train Rides To Depart Hamburg During October

Hamburg, New York – During the month of October, the Buffalo, Cattaraugus & Jamestown Scenic Railway will offer a series of fall foliage and Halloween themed train excursions behind a vintage 1920s era steam locomotive. Trains are scheduled to operate out of the Village of Hamburg’s historic Erie Railroad Depot (4 Scott Street) on October Read More

Sep 26

Earth Science Day Turns 21!

Calling all scientists! The 21st Annual Erie County Earth Science Day at Penn Dixie on Saturday October 6 from 9 am to 4 pm, rain or shine. Erie County Earth Science Day teaches us about our home planet through interactive exhibits and demonstrations in a family-friendly setting. There is no charge for admission. And, thanks Read More