Hope all had a Happy Thanksgiving

Payroll tax calendar of the day:  monthly deposits for November are due December 16th.  Quarterly sales tax returns are due December 20th.

Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving.  As always, La Galleria had a delicious buffet with many exciting desserts.  They also have included in their Thanksgiving dinner turkey dark meat which not all buffets serve.

While waiting for their next buffet to roll around at Easter, please visit their Facebook page and Like them!

https://www.facebook.com/lagalleriabanquets

La Galleria turkey

The La Galleria turkey welcomes you!

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Christmas in the Country next week

Payroll tax calendar of the day:  Quarterly returns 941 and NYS-45 are due October 31st.   If you owe $500 or more federal unemployment at the end of September,  the deposit is due on October 31st.

Christmas in the Country is coming up on Thursday, November 7th to Sunday, November 10th at the Hamburg Fairgrounds Event Center.   Presale discount tickets will be available only through November 6th.

http://wnypremierpromotions.com/christmas-in-the-country/view-pre-sale-locations-3/

This is great opportunity to buy unique gifts and patronize the small merchants and crafters.   The vendors are always a mix of out of town crafters and local, but either way, you will be supporting the small businesses.

http://wnypremierpromotions.com/christmas-in-the-country/

They also have several food vendors, so plan to spend the day and have lunch and/or dinner while you’re there!

Poinsettia 2012

Time to start holiday shopping

 

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Paranorman Talk at Seaway Trail Center

Payroll tax calendar of the day:  Quarterly forms 941 and NYS-45 for the third quarter are due October 31st.

On Thursday, October 24th, the Lake Erie Seaway Trail Center will be presenting a lecture on paranormal activity in the southtowns area and shipwrecks.

The program starts at 7:00, and the suggested donation is $10.

http://lakeerieseawaytrail.org/event/speaker-series-cameron-daboin/

Visitors are invited to come in costume, so enjoy the upcoming Halloween and learn more about our local history.

Jack O Lantern

Happy Halloween!

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Paranormal Walks now in Hamburg

Payroll tax calendar of the day:  Quarterly payroll tax deposits are due Tuesday, October 15th.   Quarterly returns are due October 31st.

Speaking of October 31st, this time of year has lots of area paranormal walks, and we finally have a walk in Hamburg. 

Every Friday through November 1st, meet at Monroe’s Place/ Melanie’s Eats and  Sweets, 182 Lake Street, at 7 pm.  You’ll learn about paranormal reports in the village and stop at locations of sightings.  You’ll be surprised where ghosts have been reported right in the heart of Hamburg.

The tour is $10 but don’t forget to click on the “coupon” link for $1 off.

http://www.paranormalwalks.com/

If your guide, Mr.  Koerner, doesn’t tell you how the Father Baker Bridge got it’s name, be sure to ask. He enjoys telling that story!

 

ghost

See where there have been ghost sightings in Hamburg

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Bon Voyage Clarence

Payroll tax calendar of the day:  monthly deposits are due October 15th; quarterly returns are due October 31st.

After building himself up by eating lots of milkweed leaves, Clarence the caterpillar prepared his chrysalis and began his metamorphosis.

crysalis

Now we wait while Clarence is undergoing his metamorphosis.

Here are some more pictures of monarchs and their chrysalises:

https://www.google.com/search?q=monarch+butterfly+chrysalis&rls=com.microsoft:en-US:IE-Address&rlz=1I7TSNF_en&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=JFlTUsjvKrK64APN_IGIAg&ved=0CDkQsAQ&biw=1077&bih=643&dpr=1

Be sure to watch the video here of the monarch hatching!

http://www.monarch-butterfly.com/

After reading that the chrysalis would stay green for a week to ten days, I started to worry about Clarence because his stayed green for over two weeks.  Finally, after two weeks and a day, the chrysalis turned dark, which is the next stage of development.  The following morning, Clarence hatched and stretched out his wings.

After waiting a few hours to dry his wings, he was ready to take off.

Butterfly Clarence

Clarence was getting ready to take off.

Clarence is now on his way to Mexico, where he and the other monarchs migrate to spend the winter.  I’ll be thinking about him every time the highway plow pushes a bunch of snow in my driveway.

 

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Clarence is preparing for his trip

Payroll tax calendar of the day:  monthly payroll tax deposits are due October 15th; quarterly returns are due October 31st.

Meet Clarence, (named after the Clarence Farmer’s Market, where I got him), a monarch butterfly caterpillar.  After Clarence goes through his metamorphosis, he will be flying to Mexico for the winter.

Clarence was born at the Eastern Monarch Butterfly Farm.  They raise and sell caterpillars and chrysalises (although the caterpillars are done for the season now) as well as native Swamp Milkweed to plant in your yard for the caterpillars to eat. They will be at the Clarence Farmer’s Market until the end of the season.

https://www.facebook.com/EasternMonarchButterflyFarm

Clarence caterpillar

Clarence’s job is to eat.

Clarence’s job as a caterpillar was to eat milkweed leaves and grow.   Then  he prepared to make his chrysalis hanging on top of his enclosure.  Right now he in in his chrysalis awaiting his transformation.

Clarence J

Clarence is preparing to make his chrysalis

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Still time to enjoy Woodlawn Beach

Payroll tax calendar of the day:  monthly payroll tax deposits are due October 15th.   Quarterly returns are due October 31st.

The swimming season may have ended at Woodlawn Beach, but you can still enjoy the park.  Enjoy the boardwalk and the beach itself to sit in the sun or take a walk along the sand.  The park is open year round.

http://nysparks.com/parks/47/details.aspx

There’s still plenty of early autumn warm weather ahead and you can search for sea shells without all those pesky bathers in the way!

Woodlawn beach grass

You can enjoy the beach even after swim season has ended.

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