June 20, 2011 9:31 AM
By Samantha Murphy:
For Anna Kaplan, owner of Sempre Vintage, selling vintage clothing is not just a business, it's a passion. Sempre Vintage, located at 1396 Hertel Avenue, is celebrating its one year anniversary in business this month.
"I'm a vintage clothes lover and wearer," Kaplan said. "I hadn't found a good vintage outlet in Buffalo. Here it's mostly Amvets or places like Amvets."
Sempre Vintage is actually run out of another store, Webb Trading Company, owned by Kristen Webb. The Webb Trading Company specializes in selling quality vintage furniture.
June 18, 2011 10:10 AM
By Jessica Edwards:
How do you typically spend a Saturday afternoon? If it isn't putting together a team of four, using your iPhone or Android to crack QR codes while bouncing around downtown and the waterfront for a chance to win $400 cash...then you're missing out!
Citybration is taking place next weekend (June 23-26), and there are some great events taking place to showcase our city. We are particularly excited to introduce a new addition to this year's line up: a QR Coded Scavenger Hunt!
This is a new approach to an old classic.
June 17, 2011 9:58 AM
By ReformED's Becca Bass:
With unbelievable enthusiasm given the early hour, a group of 40 Buffalo parents and community members gathered at 4:30 am Wednesday morning to make their way to Albany, where they were determined to voice their loud support for the Parent Trigger Bill. The trip was facilitated by Buffalo ReformED, a champion for the Parent Trigger Bill in Buffalo.
In short, the Parent Trigger Bill allows parents from a Persistently Lowest Achieving school (PLA) to petition to turn the school around according to one of three federal turnaround
June 17, 2011 9:26 AM
I know that there's a lot going on this weekend, and that means that you can either concentrate on one or two events or try to hit them all. Whatever you choose to do, the Rediscover Amherst Street Festival is one event that should not be missed. This is an area of the city that continues to impress, with wonderful old world businesses like Spar's mingling with dynamic up-and-comers like Delish!
If you have never had the pleasure of attending this festival, then you should know that it continues to grow each year. Now that the Grant-Amherst neighborhood has been voted The Coolest Up
June 17, 2011 12:37 AM
Save the Boobies, a benefit event to support the fight against breast
cancer, is slated to begin this evening at 8pm. Each year the Chippewa
bars all get together to raise money for the cause by offering drink
specials at different locations. This year fourteen bars are
participating by waiving cover charges for anyone willing to donate $10
to the cause - plus there will be plenty of drink specials and a
commemorative mug for all those who participate.
"People in Buffalo know how to have a good time and they are extremely generous," said Sean Coughlin of Bayou nightclub and one
June 16, 2011 9:22 PM
MEETING SUMMARY for JUNE 14, 2011
Upon the request of the City of Buffalo Office of Strategic Planning, the Council:
Authorized an amendment to the lease agreement between the City of Buffalo and Grassroots Gardens of Buffalo,
Inc. to include adding 34 properties to the original lease agreement.
The terms and conditions of the original lease, which were approved by
the Common Council on October 3, 2006, will remain the same, but will
now apply to more properties. Photo: Susannah S. Barton, Executive Director of Grass Roots Gardens
reacts with a smile
June 16, 2011 4:31 PM
This is the first weekend that yard games will be available out on the lawns of the Inner Harbor. Games such as Twister and Kan-Jam (games for adults and kids) have been purchased by Buffalo Place for visitors to use when visiting this stretch of the waterfront.
Here are the 'tough' rules provided to you by the ECHDC:
1. If you borrow a game... you must bring it back
2. All games must be signed out at the Visitor Tent
3. Games must be played on the grass area of the Central