August 28, 2011 11:45 AM
Photos and story by Joe Verrastro:
With hopes of reviving an old school concept of a traveling neighborhood huckster, sisters Suzanne Glascoe and Michelle Cullen started up "Sisters Produce". Their original idea was to acquire a wagon and roll through the streets of "The Valley" neighborhood where they reside, selling fresh fruits and vegetables to the elderly or homebound residents who might not otherwise have access. Some problems with feasibility and city ordinances made them rethink their initial plan.
Their current business model is in line with the 'go local and go green' movement. They purchase their produce from local farmers and Desiderio's, a local supplier that has a long storied history as a Buffalo business. They use only paper products for customer sales which are also purchased locally and donate surplus goods at week's end to Saint Luke's Mission. Produce that has outlived its shelf life is composted into the
August 28, 2011 10:28 AM
Second Chance Sheltering Network, Inc. is an all-volunteer, not-for-profit animal rescue group serving the Western New York area. Their goal is to help place homeless animals while simultaneously helping interested individuals find a new furry companion. Every Sunday, we run a homeless pet spotlight to help these animals find a good home with a loving family. Please consider adopting an animal...
August 25, 2011 7:52 AM
By Ted Bickford:
Allow me, if you will, to address you as a reporter with an editorial bent. I attended the Masten District Jazz Festival at the Harbor Saturday night. It was extraordinary. The last group to play and the feature event was jazz organist, Tony Monaco and his trio. He's the recognized successor to the great Jimmy Smith (Mo Jo Workin' etc.). He was incredible! During the introduction
August 24, 2011 9:31 PM
On the heels of James Williams's 'resignation' as Superintendent of the Buffalo Public Schools, the School Board has named a replacement - Amber Dixon. The Board voted 7-0 to name Dixon as the interim Superintendent with 2 members abstaining (Florence Johnson and Sharon Belton-Cottman).
Ms. Dixon is the Executive Director of Evaluation, Accountability and Project Initiatives for the Buffalo Public Schools. She serves as Chief Information Officer for the district and oversees the Office of Shared Accountability. She has been with the Buffalo schools since 1991 when she
August 22, 2011 9:10 AM
By Giovanni Centurione: Is it just me, or is one particular block of Main Street in downtown Buffalo looking more like 1980s NYC? With all the renovations and construction going on, one block seems
August 21, 2011 9:51 AM
Second Chance Sheltering Network, Inc. is an all-volunteer, not-for-profit animal rescue group serving the Western New York area. Their goal is to help place homeless animals while simultaneously helping interested individuals find a new furry companion. Every
August 16, 2011 9:26 AM
By Dean Evaniak:
Last evening, I attended a discussion at the Cathedral of Christ the King in Atlanta about the proposal to move St. Gerard's Church. The event was sponsored by the Institute of Classical Architecture and Art and the Parish of Mary Our Queen in Norcross, Georgia. I must say, I went