November 25, 2011 7:49 AM
By Sarah Zawadzki:
Gilda's Club Western New York is hosting its annual Gingerbread...Gifts...Glitz event. The event runs from December 1-4 and will be held at the Gilda's Club clubhouse located at 1140 Delaware Avenue, corner of West Ferry, in Buffalo.
The Gingerbread....Gifts...Glitz event kicks off with a preview cocktail party on Thursday, December 1 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The cocktail party will have a special preview of over 20 local artists who will be selling jewelry, pottery, photography, Buffalo-themed gifts,
November 24, 2011 4:30 PM
While many of us spent the week shopping for all of the scrumptious delights that are synonymous with 'Turkey Day', Cantina Loco held a soft opening for its take-out operation. Considering that it was an unannounced soft opening, word managed to get out fairly quickly leading to what appeared to be a brisk business. When we stopped in on Tuesday, co-owner and chef Mike Andrzejewski was cooking up a storm, and the orders were coming out at a fast pace. Judging from the few friends who had already made the trip to the Mexican take-out stand, we were psyched to try out a few items on the menu, but
November 24, 2011 10:28 AM
Normally I run these stumpers on Saturdays, but considering today's a special day, I figured that I would throw a zinger your way. For this mystery object, you not only have to guess where it is, but what it is. As a reward I'll add a couple more photos to show the bigger picture, but only after the mystery is solved. Good luck and Happy Thanksgiving! About the Saturday stumpers:
There are no clues - just a photo depicting the item. I'm sure that there are a lot of BRO readers out there who have scoured the city and have seen just about all that there is to see. Others
November 22, 2011 12:56 PM
For years we've talked about the disconnect between our collegiate/university students and their host neighborhoods. Campuses are built to retain students by offering them everything they need to get by without ever venturing into the city. Last week I spoke to a class at Buffalo State College and asked the students if they had ever heard of Sweet_ness 7 on Grant Street or ever ventured over to Amherst Street. None of them ever had, although they were genuinely happy to hear that there were destinations in both commercial districts that appealed to them.
November 21, 2011 5:06 PM
By now everyone has probably attended an ugly sweater party at one time or another. The crew at Campus Wheelworks has taken the concept of wearing ugly sweaters to a new level. Every day, from Black Friday to December 25, Campus owners and employees are required to wear different ugly sweaters to work. That means that they spend a lot of time thrifting for the 'baddest', ugliest sweaters around. Even the bike shop's mascot 'Handsome Dan' (the dog - photos below) gets into the action. "We have a lot of fun doing this," Co-Owner Ethan Johnson told me. "At some point during the day we all pose for
November 21, 2011 3:43 PM
If you're planning on heading out and getting a Christmas tree this holiday season, please leave the axe at home. Urban Roots is teaming up with Riverkeeper, Grassroots Gardens and Olmsted Parks to, once again, offer up an alternative that can help your home, the city and our planet. Why not consider investing in a living tree? "Living trees improve the air quality of your home," says Patti Jablonski-Dopkin, General Manager of Urban Roots Community Gardening Center. "And eventually your community. They absorb carbon dioxide and produce oxygen as well as mediate air temperature and
November 21, 2011 2:23 PM
Each holiday season the Historical Society offers unique ways to give your favorite Buffalonians special gifts that tell the story of our city. This year our friends are featuring one day where you will find Buffalo-themed gifts including a number of Pan-American items. Local artisans will also be on-hand with additional wares.
On that day, 20 local authors will be signing books - it's a great way to meet the experts who continue to publish on topics such as cooking, neighborhoods, children's books, regional and military history, novels and picturesque coffee-table books.