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Where we live: Hamburg


Nominations are being accepted for the town’s Youth Bureau service awards, which honors people in several categories.

The top award is the Michael J. Dundon Service to Youth Award, presented to the person who best exemplifies the service of the late Dundon, a longtime executive director of the Youth Bureau. The nominee must be a paid professional employed within the town who exhibits the highest degree of professionalism and dedication to work, who clearly goes above and beyond the job description, and who gives directly to Hamburg youth.

The Youth Bureau also will honor up to three individuals with the Service to Youth Award. Recipients will have given a high degree of their time, energy, dedication and commitment to youth development within the town.

The Recreation Department also will honor two men and two women as character coaches, recognizing one paid and one volunteer position of service in each category.

The Youth Bureau will accept nominations until April 4. Information and nomination forms are available on the town’s website at or by calling the Recreation office at 646-5145.

The 26th Youth Bureau service awards and recognition banquet will be held May 1.

Also this week:

• A Town Board work session begins at 6 p.m. Monday in Conference Room No. 1 in Town Hall, 6100 South Park Ave., followed by a regular meeting at 7 in the board room.

• The Frontier School Board will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Frontier Educational Center board room, 5120 Orchard Ave. The board plans to go into executive session and will resume the public portion of the meeting at 7.

• The Hamburg Chamber of Commerce and Hilbert College are offering a seminar on “Measuring Customer and Employee Satisfaction to Enhance Your Organization” at 6 p.m. Tuesday in Swan Auditorium at Hilbert College, 5200 South Park Ave. Check-in starts at 5:30.

• A representative of state Assemblyman Sean Ryan, D-Buffalo, will conduct office hours from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday in Room 7B in Hamburg Town Hall.

• An evening astronomy program begins at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Penn Dixie Paleontological and Outdoor Education Center, 4050 North St. Filtered telescopes will be available to view sunspots before sunset, and visitors may bring their own telescopes. The fee is $3 for non-members; children younger than 3 and members are admitted for free.

• Park rental dates in Blasdell still are available for this year. Call 822-1921 for more information.