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Where we live: Hamburg


The replica trolley stop at Legion and Clark streets will be dedicated at 11:30 a.m. Saturday by the Village of Hamburg and Imagine Hamburg.

The ceremony, which is open to the public, will recognize those who gave their time, money and materials toward completion of the project. It also will include presentation, by historian Jack Edson, about the early trolley line that linked the village to South Buffalo from 1901 to 1932.

“We wanted an opportunity to celebrate with the community, and to thank those responsible for their tireless efforts in making this replica trolley stop a reality,” said Dale Neseman, chairman of Imagine Hamburg.

The dedication also will honor the late Donald “Duke” Spittler, whose son, Chip, spent more than 1,000 hours building the post-and-beam structure by hand in honor of his father.

A reception will be held afterward.

This also will be a busy week for school districts, with Frontier and Hamburg hosting budget hearings and candidates forums.

Frontier’s Meet the Candidates Night begins at 7 p.m. Monday in the Frontier Educational Center board room, 5120 Orchard Ave. Three people are running for two seats.

The Frontier School Board is meeting Tuesday in the Frontier Educational Center, where a budget hearing will be held when the open session begins at 7 p.m.

A forum with Hamburg School Board candidates will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in Charlotte Avenue Elementary School, 301 Charlotte Ave. Sponsored by the Hamburg Central PTSA, the event will be moderated by the League of Women Voters. Six people are running for two board seats.

Meanwhile, the Hamburg School Board will conduct its budget hearing at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in Union Pleasant Elementary School, 150 Pleasant Ave.

Also this week:

• The Hamburg Village Board will conduct a work session at 5:30 p.m. Monday, followed by a regular meeting at 7, in the Village Hall, 100 Main St.

• A representative of state Sen. Mark Grisanti, R-Buffalo, will be in Hamburg Town Hall from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday.

• The town’s Zoning Board of Appeals meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Room 7B at Town Hall, 6100 South Park Ave.

• A meeting of the town’s Planning Board begins at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in Room 7B at Town Hall, where seven public hearings are scheduled. Proposals to be aired include a 116-unit apartment complex on vacant land in the area of Breckenridge and Howard roads, and a 31-lot subdivision on vacant land northeast of Howard Road.

• The Blasdell Village Board meets at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Village Hall, 121 Miriam Ave.

• A meeting of the Village of Hamburg’s Traffic Safety Committee begins at 7 p.m. Thursday in Village Hall.

• The Village of Hamburg Recreation Trails Task Force will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday in Village Hall.

• The Hamburg Chamber of Commerce is holding its second annual comedy night with comedians Steve Burr and Dan Viola, and emcee Nick Siracuse, at 8 p.m. Friday at the lower grandstand of the Hamburg Fairgrounds.

• Hamburg Farmers Market runs from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in the village municipal parking lot, with entrances on Main and Union streets.

• A benefit for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation will be held from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Lakeshore Fire Hall, 4591 Lake Shore Road. The fourth annual fund raiser is in memory of Isabell Goss, a Type 1 diabetic who died from complications with the disease.

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