June 19, 2013 5:20 PM
I just called The City of Buffalo to say "Thank You" for adding bike lanes to Delaware Avenue. The reason that I called was to voice my support for the project, as I had heard that there might be some vocal opposition to the lanes currently being planned. In the past, we have seen projects of this sort bite the dust if the only people who are opposed to progress make the calls. In this case, it's better to be safe than sorry (literally).
If you support a bike-friendly Delaware Avenue and Downtown Buffalo, please take a couple of seconds and call The Mayor's office and leave a message. Tell him that you support the bike lanes on Delaware, as bike activists must be as vigilant as the vocal minority who may oppose such an initiative. The lanes are marked off, but the striping has not begun... and as they say, "It's not over 'till it's over."
GO Bike Buffalo has been working hard to make sure that the city is as bike friendly
June 19, 2013 2:55 PM
How did the name of the band come about? When did it form?
I met Richie riding my bike to work he was busking in front of spot coffee with a friend. They had a band that didn't work out so we started messing around. We started backing up LZ Dillon who Richie met at the liquor store. We played Monday night showcase at Nietzsche's. Then when LZ went back to Louisiana we kept it going. Lost our bass player on good terms. Richie knew Dan Borodzik and invited him over. We played a gig at the Tudor lounge and met Dan Schwach who was incredibly enthusiastic
June 19, 2013 11:09 AM
Acquiring original works of art can be tough when you don' have the time to go gallery hopping. Sometimes limited finances can get in the way too. On Wednesday, July 31, the public will have an opportunity to attend a special event at Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center where 36 talented artists will be drawing live throughout the evening.
A silent auction will ensure that the works of art end up being taken home at the end of the night. Not only does this event allow voyeurs into the normally private worlds of the artists, the end result proves to be a conversation
June 19, 2013 10:16 AM
By John and Cynthia Hall:
After recent meetings with The City and Mayor Brown we (the original Rails to Trails Committee) were informed of a change to the original plan agreed upon by Watts Engineering.
We opted for a straight path from Kenmore to Main and on to the Lasalle Station Park and Ride. Instead of creating a bike path in the already common corridor traveled most by the public, The City wants to derail the project by consuming most of the funds to repave and put lighting in a park few actually know about or travel
June 19, 2013 9:21 AM
Connecticut Street is prime to see a major renaissance with the expansion of D'Youville College and the addition of the Horsefeathers Market building. What would it take to get the entire street back on track?
One walk down Connecticut and it is easy to see that there are approximately seven boarded up storefronts that, if invested in, would create another vibrant, intact West Side commercial neighborhood in the city. In fact, if the old storefronts were to be restored and brought back to life, Connecticut Street would become one of the more interesting streets around,
June 18, 2013 5:38 PM
For years I've been visiting LaSalle Park for lots of reasons, including visits to The Barkyard dog park and strolls along the water's edge with my dog. Over the past few years I've watched with interest as The City brought back to life Centennial Pool and the nearby splash pad. While the pool looks great, and is a big boost for the park, I recently discovered that the reopened splash pad has been tricked out with all sorts of water features.
It was during an overcast and lightly drizzling day that I ended up walking from Front Park to LaSalle Park with my dog. Upon
June 18, 2013 2:53 PM
Each year, around this time, people begin to make plans for the Fourth of July. In recent years Canalside has been a major destination for those looking for an explosive fireworks show at the Inner Harbor. While Canalside is a real crowd pleaser, there is another celebratory event that packs a smaller, more intimate punch when it comes to enjoying fireworks at the waterfront. The event is called 'Light Up the Wright', and features an amazing fireworks display, with an inspirational backdrop to match - the Niagara River and The Peace Bridge.
June 18, 2013 11:57 AM
By Jessica Edwards:
Most Buffalonians have laundry lists when it comes to ideas on how to revitalize and transform the City. So, what if you brought your list to those who want your input and already have gears in motion? No, not City Hall... Rather, a unique community engagement event being held this Thursday night at The Foundry. Jack Storey, a filmmaker from Cleveland will be premiering his documentary "Red, White, and Blueprints". This award-winning documentary highlights the struggles and strengths of Rust Belt cities
June 18, 2013 8:41 AM
How do you get young people interested in getting involved with urban issues? You make it easy for them to learn how to participate in a way that benefits them and the community. Later today, Learning Choices Network (LCN) will be setting up at Larkinville (Larkin Square) to preview an innovative summer program for youth ages 12-18. The program is called Best of Buffalo Urban Immersion and you can learn more about it by joining others from 3:30pm-6pm.
Essentially, what we are looking at here is a free pilot program where young people will be able to
June 17, 2013 2:26 PM
The Granite Works building on Main Street (at Virginia) has landed a Roly Poly franchise restaurant. Truth be told, I have never heard of Roly Poly, but after looking at the corporation's website, I was able to put a thumb on the concept. Located in close proximity to the Medical Campus, Roly Poly will be serving up fresh soups, salads and wraps, quick and healthy, with plenty of options to satisfy a wide range of tastes.
According the website, the first Roly Poly Sandwich Shop was opened in the Buckhead section of Atlanta, Georgia in 1996 by founders Linda Wolf
June 17, 2013 10:42 AM
It's been a while since we've heard anything from the folks at the International Weather Experience Center (IWEC). But that doesn't mean that the group has been sitting idle. Rather, they have working diligently towards finding a home for their facilities that would tell the story of weather - Buffalo weather, and weather from around the globe. After all, if there was a city that could shine when it comes to telling the stories of the planet's climate, wouldn't Buffalo be a good choice?
"Isn't it time for Buffalo to capitalize on this interest and the city's