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If a festival is initiated to celebrate the invention of an item, shouldn’t the facts surrounding this creation be indisputable? In most cases, yes. In the case of Hamburg’s Burger Fest and the hamburger, why let conflicting details spoil a good party? The word “hamburger” didn’t appear in the Oxford English Dictionary until 1889, but Frank and Charles Menches claimed deb…

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Music fans mingling aside parked cars. Summer couples dancing in the street. Notes of live performance echoing across a corner of Western New York. Yes, the Rolling Stones will be rocking the Ralph on Saturday, but they’re not the only slick action in town. Ladies and gentlemen, it’s time for Buffalo’s 46th annual Grease Pole Festival. The three-day Hispanic affair outsi…

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Greece is not short on notable figures claiming the country’s ethnicity. Plato. Socrates. Pete Sampras. They’re all formidable gentlemen, albeit with one boasting more Wimbledon titles (seven) than the others. And these are just three names to celebrate at Buffalo’s 37th annual Greek Fest, due to kick off at 11 a.m. Friday outside Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church (146 W…