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Where we live: Hamburg


Danny O’Brien of Hamburg tied for 10th place in his division at the national Soap Box Derby in Akron, Ohio.

The 11-year-old won the local Soap Box Derby competition in Hamburg last month, earning him a spot in the nationals. He won his first and second heats in the nationals, then was knocked out in the third, said his mother, Tracy Howard.

Danny ended up tied for 10th place out of 105 entries, she said.

“He raced it last year. He loved it, so we did it again,” his mother said of the local competition.

Now that he’s had a taste of victory, he’s already looking forward to next year, she said.

This week:

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

• A special meeting of the Hamburg School Board begins at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the administration building, 5305 Abbott Road, with an executive session planned with a search consultant to discuss hiring an interim superintendent. The board also will continue its misconduct hearing against Board Member Catherine Schrauth Forcucci this week in Armor Elementary School cafeteria, 5301 Abbott Road. The hearing will reconvene at 6 p.m. Monday, at 6 p.m. Thursday and at 9 a.m. Saturday.

• The Frontier School Board will conduct a regular workshop meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Frontier Educational Center, 5120 Orchard Ave.

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

• Blasdell Farmer’s Market will be open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday in the parking lot at Ilio DiPaolo’s Restaurant, 3785 South Park Ave.

• Housing Opportunities Made Equal, HOME, will hold office hours from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday at the Hamburg Community Development Department, 6122 South Park Ave., to give Hamburg residents an opportunity to raise questions about fair housing law, or landlord-tenant relations.

• The town’s Planning Board will conduct a work session at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in Room 7B in Town Hall, followed by a regular meeting at 7.

• The Mick Hayes Band will perform at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at JFK Playground on Grafton Avenue, between Avon and Allen.

• The Village of Hamburg concert series continues at 7 p.m. Wednesday with Boston Town Band in Memorial Park, Lake and Union streets. Rain site is Union-Pleasant Elementary School.

• A meeting of the Village of Hamburg’s Recreation Commission begins at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Youth Center, 200 Prospect Ave.

• The Village of Hamburg’s Zoning Board of Appeals meets at 7 p.m. Thursday in Village Hall.

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

• You can look up and look down at Penn Dixie’s Mid-Summer’s Night Adventure, which runs from 5 to 11 p.m. Saturday at the Paleontological and Outdoor Education Center, 4050 North St. Before sunset, telescopes will be focused on sunspots and solar flares through filtered lenses; after dark, they will be looking at the heavenly bodies. Fossil hunting will take place through the evening, and children can search for fossils by lantern or flashlight after dark.

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