"We are so thankful to The John R. Oishei Foundation for their show of confidence in our plan. This grant will allow us to focus on the science currently happening in Western New York," said Mark Mortenson, the museum's president and CEO.
I part ways with many urbanists in that I don't hate suburbs. In fact, I think we need to start with a basic acknowledgment of the fact that most people like owning single family homes and like living in the suburbs. I might live in the city and not own a car, but that doesn't mean other people necessarily do. Did subsidies and public policy contribute to sprawl? Of course, as we've recently been examining here. But I do believe there's a legitimate consumer preference for the suburbs.
I do think we
Preservation Buffalo Niagara and the City of Buffalo are sponsoring two workshops later this week explaining the NYS Historic Homeowner Tax Credit program. These workshops are free and open to the public. Advance registration is strongly encouraged as seating is limited. People may attend more than one workshop, but registration is required for each. Refreshments will be served.
The Federal Historic Preservation Commercial Tax Credit and NYS Historic Commercial Tax Credit programs can be combined to cover 40% of qualified rehabilitation expenditures.
Following up on the successful "Paint-In" at the Blacksmith Shop last month, Sara Zak, the Plein Air Painters and other independent artists, working with different media, will assemble to capture and bring awareness to another building on the Preservation-Ready List: 169 East Ferry, also known as the Harris Hardware building. The building, owned by Glenn Banks, has a leaky roof that has resulted in major water damage to upper floors and interior walls. Artists will begin their work at the site at 9:30
Young Citizens for ECC, a regional advocacy group for Erie Community College, announced the organization's establishment this week. Composed of about 50 young professionals and growing, Young Citizens for ECC intends to introduce "adult supervision" to the debate about the future of Erie Community College.
The organization announced its mission: To grow ECC's neglected City Campus into the regional hub for ECC's three-campus system.
"We believe the future of Erie Community College is in downtown Buffalo," said Bernice Radle, the chair of Young Citizens for ECC. "ECC must
The Buffalo Expat Network, Emerging Leaders in the Arts in Buffalo, HandsOn Greater Buffalo and Hallwalls are excited to announce a new, first-of-its kind art event in Buffalo: echo: Art Fair. The one day event will take place at the Central Terminal on Saturday, July 9th, 2011.
The mission of echo is to connect experienced collectors and first-time buyers with emerging local, regional and international artists
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