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Mr. and Mrs. Anton Culig of Hamburg celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with a dinner at home. Mr. Culig and Mary B. Morog were married Aug. 29, 1953, in St. Mary Catholic Church, Welland, Ont. He is retired owner of Blue Ribbon Construction and Tony’s Original Ox and Pig Roast, and formerly worked for W.W. Kimmins & Sons; she is a former nanny and previously worked …

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Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Landes of Hamburg celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with a gathering in their son’s home. Mr. Landes and Ellen Feairheller were married Aug. 21, 1953, in Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Buffalo. He is a retired police officer in the Hamburg Police Department; she is retired from Hamburg Central Schools. They have two children, three gran…

Southtowns residents who were making plans to attend a fifth production of Hamburg Theatre Under the Stars this Labor Day weekend are out of luck.The director of the all-volunteer theater company known as HTUTS said he could not raise enough money for this year’s show.“We’re skipping a year, and hopefully we can return next year if we get the support,” said Tony Baksa.“We …

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July 12, 1924 – Aug. 23, 2013Sarah E. “Sadie” Kumiega, of Hamburg, Western New York’s first World War II war bride, died Friday in Autumn View Nursing Home, Hamburg. She was 89.Born Sarah McWilliams in Belfast, Northern Ireland, she was a homemaker and president of the Ladies Auxiliary of Matthew Glab Post 1477, American Legion.Her husband, Stanley, died in 1973.Survivors …

HamburgHamburg Central School Board members have set tax rates for the coming year for the $33.51 million tax levy.Hamburg residents will pay $33.91 per $1,000 of assessed valuation, an increase of 6 percent or $1.92 per $1,000. The rate for Orchard Park is $34.50, up 91 cents or 2.6 percent; Boston, $19.86, up 38 cents or 1.9 percent; and Eden, $29.80 per $1,000, up 73 ce…

The Buffalo Area Daylily Society and Western New York Hosta Society will hold their annual public plant sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Harvey D. Morin, VFW Post, 965 Center Road, West Seneca. Hundreds of named hostas and daylilies locally grown will be available.Hamburg House and Garden Club will hold a members’ garden walk Tuesday. Time and featured gardens ca…

Residents of Roundtree Village in Hamburg let out gasps, guffaws and expletives Wednesday night when a traffic consultant said a proposed apartment complex would not significantly affect traffic.DATO Development is proposing Sherwood Meadows, consisting of 128 apartment units east of Heatherwood Drive, and is seeking Planning Board approval. The development will have 256 p…

Superintendents often pen welcoming letters to the community at the beginning of the school year, but Hamburg’s interim superintendent produced a very different kind of letter.“Asking for your help...” is written at the top of the letter on the district’s website.And after last year, who can blame him for reaching out? It has been a tumultuous time in the district:A bitte…

Trees owned by the Village of Hamburg have been surveyed, counted, cataloged and computerized – all 3,300 of them.Now, the village wants to come up with a tree-management plan to make sure the canopy cover continues. Trustee Mark Colmerauer told Village Board members Monday evening the plan is to pursue a grant to pay for the development of the plan. The village paid $9,25…

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Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Kontrabecki Jr. of Hamburg celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a family dinner at Ilio DiPaolo’s Restaurant in Blasdell. Mr. Kontrabecki and Janet Bellanca were married Aug. 10, 1963, in North Boston, later renewing their marriage vows at St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Rochester. He is a retired zone sergeant for the New York State Police; she…

HamburgThe Town Board has joined other towns in calling on the Erie County executive and legislature to help resolve the issue of payment for the plowing of county roads.Town highway superintendents and the county have not yet agreed on how much the county will pay towns to plow county roads.While Hamburg town crews do not plow any county roads, board members said town res…

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The Sunshine Trolley may never come to Hamburg again, and that’s too bad because you’d be waiting in style for it.Construction of an old-time, three-legged, post-and-beam wooden trolley stop near the flag pole at Clark and Buffalo streets is almost complete. It’s reminiscent of the Sunshine Trolley, which began connecting the village with Buffalo in 1901 and went right by …

State Sen. Mark J. Grisanti is hosting an electronics recycling event from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at Hamburg Town Hall on South Park Avenue. Laptop and desktop computers, TVs, cellphones, printers, video games and other devices can be dropped off for recycling. A list can be found at www.sunnking.com.

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When you go to the Erie County Fair, you check your normal self at the gate. Office, school and responsibilities are miles away. The fair lasts until Sunday, which means you still have time to enter the world of the Swifty Swine Racing Pigs; John Cassidy, the Bizarre Balloonologist; and temperamental llamas racing while dressed in hats and dresses. A magic parallel univers…

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One might wonder how Nik Wallenda can top walking along a wire over Niagara Falls and then the Grand Canyon.But the only human known to accomplish both feats has a few more ideas before he hangs up his tightrope for good – walking between two New York City skyscrapers and then over a live volcano. And don’t forget the Erie County Fair.That’s right, even as Wallenda makes p…