March 6, 2012 11:06 AM
By Joshua Bauer:
Just a few months after signing Ryan Fitzpatrick to be the QB of the Bills through 2017, Buffalo announced Monday that his talented (and sometimes troubled) favorite target will now be there for the next five years. The Bills signed Johnson to a deal worth $36.25 million through 2016, with $19 million guaranteed, and have effectively thrown down the gauntlet in the AFC East, announcing to Miami, New York, and New England (as well as the NFL as a whole) that Buffalo will now be looking to contend once more.
March 6, 2012 6:08 AM
Although I'm one week late in posting this, there are plenty more films coming up, and as far as films go, these are some of the best you'll ever see. Not only will you get a chance to add some 'all time great' flicks to you cinema roster, you'll be able to view them on the big screen - how often does that happen? Movie aficionados be warned... you are now required to block out a couple hours of time each Tuesday evening (starting tonight) to enjoy some of the finest films ever made. Not only that, you also get to listen to a couple of our local experts who will share some valuable insight
March 5, 2012 3:28 PM
Buffalo's home cooks (especially those in the Sicilian community) will have a new favorite cookbook to add to their collection just in time for preparing their Saint Joseph's Day feast. Buffalo Heritage will be hosting a launch party on Tuesday, March 6 for the release of "The Saint Joseph's Day Table Cookbook" by Mary Ann Giordano, executive chef of Creekview Restaurant in Williamsville, and her father, Dr. Paul Giordano.
"Saint Joseph's day is a favorite holiday of my family, not because we are devout Catholics as one might think, but rather because we are
March 5, 2012 9:53 AM
Many people doubted it would happen. But the Bills proved the doubters wrong (this time).
Today, the Bills announced they have signed Stevie Johnson to a 5 year contract, keeping the controversial wide out in a Bills uniform through 2017. Reportedly, Johnson will earn $7.25M per year in his new deal; not bad for a 7th round draft pick.
Johnson, of course, is the Bills most prolific receiver with 170 receptions for 2,077 yards and 17 touchdowns over the past 2 years. Losing Johnson would have created yet another hole on the roster. Now,
March 5, 2012 8:20 AM
THE BASICS: This three character domestic drama by Gillian Grattan was a finalist in the ICTC's Maguire Playwriting Competition (for new works by Irish citizens). Directed by Fortunato Pezzimenti, and starring Christian Brandjes, Beth Donohue and Diane Curley, this world premiere production runs weekends at the Andrews Theatre through March 25th. A short full-length play, it runs a little under 90 minutes. There is no intermission.
THUMBNAIL SKETCH: A rural village in the southeast of Ireland, present day. When Lydia, a beautiful, unhappy "flower child"
March 4, 2012 4:33 PM
Close your eyes and try to picture the corner of Elmwood and Tupper. I bet that you're having a hard time thinking of what is there... or more importantly what is not there. For a long, long time, this corner has seen businesses come and go, and it's hard to remember what any of them were exactly. It always appeared as if the windows were filled with all sort of everything and nothing, from draped ripped bed sheets to personal belongings. Each time a business opened, it looked as if it had kept the leftovers from the previous business. I've never had much hope for this corner, primarily
March 4, 2012 10:58 AM
Buffalo is lucky to have so many talented artists. The city is full of amazing painters, actors, musicians, etc. that produce work in both main stream and underground realms, all of whom help to contribute a vibrant cultural landscape for all of us to enjoy. Some of these artists excel in more than one medium - a painter may also be a musician for example. Rarely do we find an artist with so many different talents that it's hard to pinpoint exactly what sort of artist he or she is. That happens to be the case with John Harris.
When I first met John, about four
March 4, 2012 9:44 AM
Buffalo & Erie County Public Library Staff Review by Carol Ann Strahl:
Lone Survivor is a remarkable true story of perseverance and valor. The author is the sole survivor of "Operation Redwing" in Afghanistan. The book explores what it takes to be a member of the elite Navy Seals. They have a shared patriotism, courage and mutual trust. Their promise to each other is never to leave a man behind, dead or alive.
The tenacity of the Seals is reflected in their final sacrifice and in the
March 3, 2012 1:22 PM
Are you fascinated by boats? I mean the incredibly handsome wooden boats of days gone by. We are lucky to have an organization here in Buffalo that is dedicated to recreating those beauties that are normally seen in exotic boat books and magazines. You may recall that the Buffalo Maritime Center (BMC) recently set up permanent shop in Black Rock. Well, not that spring is here and boating season is right around the corner, the Buffalo Maritime Center would like to invite you to come and check out its operation. From the BMC:
BMC volunteers have been working
March 2, 2012 10:48 AM
NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman isn't very popular in Buffalo.
He presided over the "No Goal' travesty that cost the Sabres a chance at the Stanley Cup. And he wasn't just the league commissioner when this went down. He was in the building. Bettman was sitting in a box in the former HSBC Arena when Brett Hull scored an overtime goal to win Game 6 - and the Stanley Cup - for the Dallas Stars in the 1999 Finals.
Of course, 1999 was the year the NHL routinely called back goals for the newly enforced "skate in the crease" rule.
March 2, 2012 7:50 AM
Submission by Chris Taylor:
On Wednesday, March 7th, 2012, The Roaming Buffalo mobile food truck will kick off its first guest chef event. This special event will be held in front of Sweet_ness 7 at 220 Grant St. for a dinner service from 5:00PM until 8:00PM. Chef Kevin O'Connell Jr, owner of O'Connells American Bistro, will be serving up three tasty menu items for the truck. Baja style mahogany mahi mahi fish tacos on fresh made tortillas (yes, I said homemade fresh tortillas), grilled homemade "bistro" sausage with hot peppers, grilled onions