Community activist, Peg Overdorf (Valley Community Center), has been busy creating her own Sim City right here in Buffalo. She started
We used to run this same sort of post every once in a while, but somehow got away from it.
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 might learn about some of the more obscure detailing found in the different neighborhoods. Either way, I'll keep mixing it up each
We all know that Buffalo is a treasure trove when it comes to blank wall canvases.
The 7th annual Be Vocal, Eat Local community cookout, hosted by the Massachusetts Avenue Project program Growing Green, was held today.
The event held at the urban youth farm at 389 Massachusetts Avenue celebrates communities eating food grown locally. The event was abundant with children, skateboarding in the closed-off street and dancing to the disc-jockeyed music. Farm tours, face painting, music, and a three-legged race were also part of the fun. Tours of the farm were conducted, offering visitors the chance
Plans for the Buffalo Maritime Center's relocation are moving full-steam ahead (see back story), with the center busy in the fundraising process.
A 24,000 square foot, two-story brick industrial building at 1569 Niagara Street offers a basement, parking lot, fenced in lot, attached warehouse spaces, and a location on the bus route.
The center is engaged in a three phase fundraising campaign to "get the job done" and buy the location. The first phase includes raising
This Saturday and Sunday, the Seneca Nation of Indians, along with the Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation and Buffalo Place, will be hosting the first-annual Buffalo Creek Native Festival downtown at the historic Central Wharf.
The Seneca Nation created this festival in order to celebrate the rich heritage and culture of the Iroquois-Seneca Indians. Through this festival, they hope to highlight and commemorate artists within the Iroquois-Seneca communities while educating the public
Additionally, the Starry Night Garden Tour, Buffalo's only after dark garden experience, will take place from 8pm to 10pm this Saturday,
When I think about Delaware Park, I think
Rocco Termini's ambitious Hotel Lafayette redevelopment project is progressing quickly. At least two components are likely to be completed by the time the National Trust for Historic Preservation conference is held. Work crews are hurrying to ready the Dutch Grill and much of the Crystal Ballroom for the October event.
The 367-room Lafayette Hotel, in its prime, was considered one of the 15 finest hotels in the country. It was designed principally by Louise Blanchard Bethune, the first professional woman architect in the country, the first female member of the American Institute
Bob Rich: There is no question - I had a guest here for a charity event on the waterfront - Bill Dance, who has a popular Saturday morning fishing show - he said that hands down Buffalo has the best small mouth fishing in the world. Erie County sells more hunting and fishing licenses in the country than any other county in the US. The tournament that we host has been growing exponentially. Buffalo is a wonderful area for water
Returning to the Queen City on August 5th-7th is the 48-Hour Film Project which gives teams a genre, a character, a prop, a line of dialogue and 48 Hours to make a movie. Teams race against time as well as each other in order to complete the writing, filming, and editing of their film in exactly 48 hours.
On August 5th, local filmmakers from all around the WNY region will descend upon Buffalo, to hear the four critical elements that must be included in their film to qualify for the cash prize and the chance to have their film screened
*In this series Green Options Buffalo will be highlighting events, festivals, shows and rides that are guaranteed to be top-notch adventures for bicycle riders.
Creating art as a commodity is something that many artists only begrudgingly accept as a necessity of the modern world. For these artists, a culture centered on property and privilege seems fundamentally opposed to the essence of creative expression. Whether from impulsive bursts or slow, careful crafting - upon its creation, art seems destined to enrich
As I spent the past four years at Canisius College as one of the biggest Buffalo advocates, my family, friends, classmates, and peers were in shock at the end of my senior year when I announced my post grad plans, which was to move to Los Angeles a few days after graduation to pursue a career in writing. They asked many questions, and in a way, it appeared as if some tried to paint me as a hypocrite: Wasn't I the one to start a debate when classmates revealed in class how they were hoping for job offers in more prosperous cities? Yes. Wasn't I the one who
A trio of Erie County businesses have seen growth spurts courtesy of a new Erie County Industrial Development Agency (ECIDA) loan program which targets established companies that have difficulties obtaining traditional bank financing due to increasingly strict lending policies.
The Business Stimulus Loan Fund has provided more than $800,000 to three fast-growing Erie County firms since its establishment last fall, leading to expansion of their workforces and client rosters.
County Executive Chris Collins and ECIDA chief operating office Al
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