June 14, 2011 12:58 PM
By Thea Hassan:
Perhaps Smart Growth is on the tip of everyone's tongue. A free workshop on the economic and fiscal impacts of smart growth will be held Wednesday, June 15, at the Burchfield Penney Art Center at 5:00-6:30 pm.
The EPA and Erie County invite the public, builder and developers, insurance companies, attorneys, members of municipal planning and zoning boards, elected officials, and planners to attend.
Dena Beltzer, president and founder of Strategic Economics, an urban and regional consulting and research firm, will be speaking at the event.
June 14, 2011 11:58 AM
This Friday The Cobblestone District is hosting the 3rd Annual BBQ & Blues Bash (5pm-9pm). Previous years have seen steady growth in this event, which adds more features each year. This year, besides great music and food, organizers are planning on introducing a vintage car show. I guess if you were looking for an ideal place to line up cool cars, this would be the perfect venue. There will also be preferred motorcycle parking, so rev up your hog and head on down to check out the cool cars, hot BBQ and the feature band - 90 west.
After the event, stick around for the post party at
June 13, 2011 5:11 PM
If you've been craving some fresh produce and you've been missing the downtown farmers' market, don't worry because Thursday marks the opening of the market's 29th year. That's pretty incredible if you think about the fact that the seasonal event is approaching its 30-year anniversary. You can head down to Main Street between Court and Church Streets any Tuesday or Thursday from 8am to 2:30pm (through October 27th).
Also, speaking of longevity, the 42nd Annual M&T free concert and event series started today featuring The Reminders. The concerts begin at 12pm at One M&T Plaza
June 13, 2011 3:26 PM
Reader Submission Eric Stenclik:
Preservation Buffalo Niagara (PBN) and the Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site are joining together to host the Delaware Neighborhood Tour of Homes to be held on Saturday June 25th offer. In addition to the mansions open to view last year on this tour, an additional six spectacular mansions have been added to the open house. This tour started last year and was a smash hit, selling out 800 tickets. This year's tour offers another stroll into the gilded reception rooms and marble floors of a legendary era, a time when Buffalo wore the homes of
June 13, 2011 2:52 PM
The Elmwood Village Cruise Night, is taking place tomorrow from 4:30pm-7pm at a new location. Instead of being lined up on the street, per usual, the cars will be showcased in the parking lot between Wilson Farms and Globe Market. I would imagine that this location will be much more conducive for cars and for car fans. It will also allow for additional safety features to be implemented.
Now the only thing missing is the retro diner situated towards the back of the lot. Although the diner is absent, there will be live music to entertain visitors. Instead of being confined to a narrow
June 13, 2011 9:48 AM
Apparently Common Council is holding a special meeting today to discuss the problem of new medians on Main Street. I have some input that could help to protect the medians and the cars that are hitting them. Remove the medians and install bike lanes, as they should have been installed since day one. Each year the number of cyclists grows, and since cycling on sidewalks is illegal, there is only one place for bike riders to go - on the street. Why do we need medians filled with bushes that die off due to the winter salt? The medians are being hit by cars, which means that they're a hazard and safety
June 12, 2011 10:33 AM
By Hannya Boulos - Assistant Director, Buffalo ReformED:
Someone has to steer the ship. Our school system has been traversing rocky waters for years, and with the growth of the parental movement, and the emphasis on reform both locally and nationally, it has become increasingly clear that we need our leadership to take responsibility and meet the challenges facing this district head on.
Through the web of statistics, turnaround models, deadlines, and money, the leadership of Buffalo's Public Schools is losing sight of the mission they are supposed to uphold: putting
June 11, 2011 10:50 AM
By Thea Hassan:
Looking for some urban-grown organic produce? Head down to the Massachusetts Avenue Project's urban farm at 389 Massachusetts Avenue.
They will be hosting a farm market every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. You can pick up seedlings for your own garden while you're down there.
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