June 29, 2011 8:32 AM
By Thea Hassan:
Riding past Lafayette Square yesterday afternoon, I noticed some men with t-shirts reading, "get trashed in the square." Intrigued, as this is one of my favorite summertime activities, I biked over for a closer look.
To my surprise, and only mild disappointment, it wasn't booze they were talking about. They were collecting trashed electronics. The event was EcycleBFLO, sponsored by Sunnking Electronics Recycling. Sunnking is a business located in Lancaster that recycles electronics in an environmentally-friendly way. After removing components that are
June 29, 2011 8:13 AM
By Thea Hassan:
Buffalo ReUse has announced plans to expand to a second location in the Schiller Park area.
ReUse is set to open the new location on the corner of Genesee Street and Hagen by August. The former bank branch site was donated by HSBC Bank USA, and will feature a recycled home improvement supply store, a tool lending library, and space for workshops ranging from first time homebuyer programs to home energy seminars.
"It will be a small satellite store... a smaller version of what is already up and running," said Michele Johnson of Buffalo ReUse.
June 27, 2011 12:09 PM
By Rebecca Bratek:
Ten years ago in the fall of 2002, James Burritt and a friend sat around a table at SpoT Coffee discussing what was missing in the Buffalo music scene in terms of choral groups. They threw some names around, made a few phone calls, and hoped to form something out of this dream. Only two months later, this new group was established and performing its first concert.
Now, ten years later, the Vocalis Chamber Choir is ending its ninth season in the Western New York music scene and is a
June 27, 2011 9:42 AM
-Emma Fabian, Buffalo, NY
Now you can have your ceremony at home
my mother said to me
during a late night phone call
on June 24th
and in all my life
never had a better phrase been uttered.
What followed was
the best sigh of relief,
then the best smile
and, eventually, the best tear.
At least it felt that way at the time.
For I can finally allow myself imagine getting married in Buffalo, NY.
This is the city where I was born,
the city where I played little league soccer
June 26, 2011 12:00 PM
Buffalo & Erie County Public Library Staff Review by Ann Kling:
This fourth book in the Lady Julia Grey series does not disappoint. After an idyllic eight month honeymoon in the Mediterranean, Julia and Nicholas Brisbane are called by the eccentric March family to India to help solve the mystery of Freddie Cavendish's death. Freddie was married to Jane, the former lover of Julia's sister, Portia. Jane is pregnant and believes Freddie was murdered . But why? For his brother Harry to inherit the tea plantation? If so, are Jane and her unborn child
June 24, 2011 12:58 PM
Now that final work is being completed on the food shack, it's time to give it a name. The ECHDC has decided that the public should have a part in naming the eatery (see rendering). Located on the Central Wharf, the shack will be open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. There will also be beer and wine served, as well as patio seating. The food venue is scheduled to open July 1st, which means that the name must be decided upon rather quickly.
"When we opened our doors last winter and asked the public what they wanted to see on the waterfront, food was one of the top three items, along with
June 24, 2011 9:15 AM
The Buffalo Central Terminal will be celebrating Deco-Fest tonight, June 24th. The first of its kind to benefit the restoration of the deco landmark, featuring dance demonstrations, art deco merchandise, displays and a performance from national recording artists, the Cherry Poppin' Daddies. The event is planned to coincide with the 82nd anniversary of the terminal's grand opening in 1929.
The Cheery Poppin' Daddies became famous in the late 1990's thanks to their hit "Zoot Suit Riot" which many believed to be a revival of swing dancing in the late 90's. There will be three opening acts