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New Hamburg Casino Opens

The new Hamburg Casino at the Fairgrounds that opened on Friday, August 13, is 34 percent larger than the facility which it replaced, said General Manager Ellsworth Gaskill in a statement.

"The new Hamburg Casino will offer a fresh and modern entertainment destination to Western New York. New games, a beautiiful bar, live bands and delicious food -- all within a spacious, contemporary facility -- will no doubt impress guests, old an new," said Gaskill.

Amenities at the $25.4 million, 66,000-square-foot facility include several dining options, a bar and lounge, private banquet room, 50 flat-screen TVs, a live entertainment stage, and a newly paved and expanded parking lot.

FREE car seat safety check in Derby

DERBY, N.Y. – Erie County Legislator Lynne Dixon, District 12, has partnered with the Erie County Stop DWI Office and North Evans Volunteer Firefighters to hold a free car seat safety check.

“Reports have shown that more than 90 percent of car seats are installed improperly. That is a shocking and dangerous statistic,” Legislator Dixon said. “Car seats that are not installed correctly are extremely hazardous, and I encourage all parents to stop and have their car seats checked during this event. Taking a few minutes out of their day could potentially save their child’s life.”

The check will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, August 14, at the Highland Hose Volunteer Fire Company, 1 George Nablo Parkway, Derby, NY 14047. Checks will take place in the parking lot.

Having law enforcement professionals check the seats helps ensure children’s car safety seats are installed properly which can prevent injuries and save lives.

Pet Connection Announces Special Events for August

Pet Connection Programs, Inc., a special care shelter for dogs and cats located in Marilla, will be participating in several special events during the month of August.

Shelter volunteers will be at Village of Blasdell concerts every Wednesday evening in JFK Park selling dog and cat totes filled with treats and toys. Remaining concerts will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Windham Professionals to Host Open Interviews on August 10

EAST AURORA, N.Y. - Windham Professionals, a national debt management company, will host open interviews for student loan collectors and supervisors from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, August 10, at the company’s Southtowns location. Windham is located at 300 Gleed Ave. in East Aurora.

 The company is looking to fill 10 collector positions and additional supervisor positions by Aug. 16. Interested individuals are invited to stop by and learn about the company’s Elite Collector Program and sign-on bonus plan. These full-time positions offer flexible scheduling; health, dental, vision and disability insurance; and a 401(k) plan. 

Model Air Show This Weekend

HAMBURG, N.Y. - The Flying Knights of Hamburg's 29th annual Model Aircraft Air Show takes to the skies this weekend at the Hamburg Recreation Center (former Nike base) Model Airpark.

The event is open to the public with only a small donation for parking, a portion of which benefits Camp Good Days and Special Times.

Flyers from New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Canada will be flying their one-quarter and one-third scale, radio-controlled airplanes from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, August 7 and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, August 8. Refreshments will be on sale.

Visit the Flying Knights website for directions.