We're a little over a week away from the highly anticipated start to the 2013 farmers' market season. The Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market is scheduled to open on May 11 and with it comes all of the community's longstanding favorite sellers, along with some surprises. This summer, visitors to the market will be treated with a few new vendors including Blackbird Sweets, Bieter and Sons Farm, Plato Dale Farm, T-Meadow Farm and Eveningside Vineyards (among other vineyards that will be offering tastings).
For those who can't wait to get their food home
May 2, 2013 12:01 AM
Main Street in the Theater District is a bit messy these days. But by early fall, cars will be sharing the 600 block of Main Street between Chippewa and Tupper streets with light rail vehicles. The work extends the streetscape work that has already been completed on the 700 block of Main Street. Mark Cerrone, Inc. is the contractor for the $8 million project.
La Tavola (The Table), Hertel's latest entry in the North Buffalo restaurant scene, is only a matter of a couple of weeks away from opening. I spoke to owners Victor Cali (former pizzeria owner) and Patrizio Gentile (owner of Gecko's on Hertel), who told me that customers will be treated with homemade seasonal offerings, Neapolitan pizzas, pasta fagioli and ever-changing specials. Chef Chris Luccari has come onboard to make sure that guests are treated with house specialties that include homemade pasta (build your own dish) and even Italian creations with a Creole spin.
May 1, 2013 12:57 PM
From May 30 to June 4, Buffalo will be hosting The National Veterans Golden Age Games - an event that is on track to draw upwards of a thousand participating Veterans and their families to Western New York.
Thanks to the efforts of The Buffalo Niagara Sports Commission, a subsidiary of Visit Buffalo Niagara, the Western New York Congressional Delegation, the VA Western New York Healthcare System, and the National Veterans Golden Age Games Local Organizing Committee, the games are moving forward in full capacity, giving Veterans the chance to
May 1, 2013 12:24 AM
Going through some old clippings again, I came across these two early images, one a postcard and one an architect's rendering, showing the Metropolitan Transportation Center in Downtown Buffalo, run by the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority (NFTA). It is a fancy name for what is basically a bus depot topped by the NFTA's headquarters. I believe it was built on land that had already been cleared for parking.
The new bus station serving long distance buses opened in 1977 to great fanfare. It was hailed as a new way to do bus stations and was
May 1, 2013 12:00 AM
Preservation Buffalo Niagara is recognizing outstanding preservation projects and those contributing to regional preservation efforts at its annual awards ceremony May 31, 11:30 AM at Kleinhans Music Hall. Buffalo Rising has been profiling this year's winners leading up to the event.
The Remington Lofts on the Canal encompasses over 170,000 square feet of space situated on the Erie Barge Canal waterfront in the City of North Tonawanda. In 2007, Tony Kissling bought the property at 184 Sweeney Street with the vision to convert the daylight factory and powerhouse
April 30, 2013 9:59 PM
"In their first WNY appearance in over 20 years and **ONLY** area appearance in 2013: One of rock and roll's most notorious and legendary bands..."
Coming to a relatively new outdoor concert site on Buffalo's waterfront, Guns N' Roses is set to take the stage on Wednesday June 5, 2013 - a concert that already has people talking about Buffalo's underestimated concert setting along Lake Erie. GN'R's band members are Axl Rose, DJ Ashba (guitar), Dizzy Reed (keyboards), Tommy Stinson (bass), Richard Fortus (guitar), Ron
April 30, 2013 5:49 PM
Our friends at Larkinville have announced the line-up for the upcoming 2013 concert series, and it looks like it's going to be an action packed summer. With acts ranging from Terry Sullivan, The Albrights and The Tins... to Slyboots Drum and Dance, Flatbed and Steam Donkeys, the line-up is diverse with wide ranging sounds.
The season kicks off on June 19 with John and Mary and the Valkyries (with the Ragbirds), and anyone that made it to last year's invitational concert knows what a fantastic show it's going to be.
I hear a rumor that this year
April 30, 2013 10:19 AM
Andy Goldsworthy is an internationally acclaimed artist like no other. Goldsworthy's medium is the earth. The artist has traveled the world creating art installations that are ingenious, sublime, and captivating. He has the ability to look at nature in a completely different way than most people. He has the knack to manipulate nature, in a sensitive, thoughtful and artistic way. Unlike many of his human counterparts, Goldsworthy pays homage to the earth, rather than disrupting it by exploiting it. To get
April 30, 2013 9:28 AM
It was only a matter of time before someone came up with the brilliant idea of organizing a waterfront pub crawl. Plus, the mode of transportation is the Queen City Ferry! Partiers will be able to visit AcQua, Liberty Hound, Swannie House and Templeton Landing, all while enjoying the waterfront ferry routes instead of hopping on a bus.
On Saturday, May 18, 2013 from 12:00pm to 6:00pm, pub crawlers will embark from any one of the participating restaurants and pubs, and set out upon the waters in search of food and drink. $15 gives you unlimited access
April 30, 2013 12:30 AM
Painting for Preservation is kicking off its third season with an exhibit at the C.G. Jung Center opening May 3rd from 6pm to 9pm. The exhibit, Painting for Preservation: The Changing Atmosphere of Preservation, will be a living exhibit. Featuring seven core Painting for Preservation artists to start, the exhibit will grow over the course of two months as we add artists' work from the first four "art-ins" of the 2013 season. In conjunction with the exhibit's opening, Painting for Preservation will hold its first event Saturday, May 4th from 9:30 - 12:30 at 23 North Street