April 15, 2013 4:39 PM
By Nick Giangreco:
Draft TIP 2014 - 2018 (Transportation Improvement Program) consists of all federally funded roadways, transit and major transportation projects being presented within Erie and Niagara Counties over the next five years. There is considerable difference between the current TIP Draft and the past TIP 2011 - 2015. The extreme differences between the two are the amount of monies available and the percentage of resources used toward preservation projects. These extremities will continue to increase due to the lack of available resources.
April 15, 2013 12:37 PM
Channels: Stories from the Niagara Frontier is Squeaky Wheel's production initiative that matches up local filmmakers with WNY's activist groups to make short documentaries about social justice issues impacting this region. This Thursday April 18th at 7 PM, Squeaky Wheel will be premiering three new films produced through the initiative at the Market Arcade Film + Art Center. In advance of the premiere, we'll be posting brief previews highlighting each film.
Rooted by Buffalo First + Kyle Toth w/ co-videographer Ryan Delmar
April 15, 2013 12:12 PM
Following is an interview with Buffalo trumpeter Jim Bohm of the band Winelight...
What is the name of your group?
Jim Bohm- trumpet/flugelhornKen Witman- tenor saxDave Calire- keys/vocalsJerry Livingston- bassCarl Johnson- drums.
Where are you from originally?
When and why did
April 14, 2013 12:37 PM
There's a grassroots effort underway that would see a new 100 plus-acre park at the Outer Harbor. The park that I am referring to is no ordinary park, rather it is one that proponents feel would elevate the entire Olmsted Park system in Buffalo, and build upon the historic nature and beauty of the park system. After all, the park that I am referring to is one that would pay homage to the an original Olmsted design that was never realized when the landscape architect made his mark on Buffalo.
A new not-for-profit, 21st Century Park on the Outer Harbor
April 14, 2013 10:15 AM
On April, people in 200 cities and 45 states will join and will walk together in solidarity to raise awareness of child abuse and crimes against children at the inaugural Million March Against Child Abuse. Buffalo will be one of the participating cities. Child advocate groups, churches, parents, teachers and many other concerned citizens from across Western New York will take part in this national event and will converge on Lafayette Square and March to Niagara Square loudly voicing their collective outrage against child abuse along their route.
April 14, 2013 9:56 AM
For the love of wine. And the remembrance of spirited times. Join The Buffalo History Museum at the Hotel @ the Lafayette on May 3, 2013 for a celebration of the history of our region. It's an inaugural fundraiser for the museum that starts with a tribute tasting of the vineyards of Southern Ontario and New York State.
While sipping some of the regional selections, guests will be treated to a preview showing of firearms and artifacts from an upcoming exhibit at the museum called "By Fire and Sword: The War in the Niagara Theatre 1812-1814".
April 14, 2013 9:28 AM
Buffalo LGBT professionals are invited to attend Pride Center of WNY's Monthly Mixer on Wednesday April 17 from 5pm-7pm. The mixer is designed to introduce LGBT professionals to one another in order to create awareness of increased LGBT initiatives in the community. It's a chance to see what the alternative climate is in Buffalo, who is working on what projects, and where the LGBT businesses can be found. It's a chance for local businesses and organizations to get the word out, and to promote their initiatives in a laid back, social setting.
Each month Pride
April 13, 2013 8:30 PM
As if the Buffalo LGBTQ Pride Celebration event wasn't fun enough, there's an additional bash being incorporated into this year's festivities. According to Buffalo co-promoter Holly Christiano, "Back Lot Bash (BLB) is the hottest, most rockin' and most attended outdoor women's festival that takes place every year in Chicago during Pride Week." The event started back in 2004 as a day-long party. Today it's a 4-day bash that has become a destination unto itself, attracting thousands of people from across
April 13, 2013 7:40 PM
Enjoying the summer months in Buffalo usually means checking out your fair share of live music, yet it's not very often that a benefit comes along this near and dear to so many. The Concert for a Cure will take place Sunday July 28th and is a tribute to John P. McGowan, benefiting The Roswell Park Cancer Institute.
Corey McGowan has worked tirelessly in creating this concert as a tribute to his late father who sadly lost his battle with cancer in August 2011. During their time spent at Roswell, the
April 13, 2013 11:09 AM
Last evening I caught my first show at Pausa. Without even knowing what music act was playing, four of us walked in and sat down at the bar. As we sat there chatting, a number of musicians began to filter in through the front door, with all sorts of wild instruments in tow. After a spell, we decided to move towards the back of the venue, where the production was setting up. It was a good thing that we chose to sit when we did, because shortly into the production, there was not an empty seat in the house. And the show that we were presented with was one that commanded an up close and personal, uninterrupted
April 12, 2013 2:35 PM
On Saturday, May 25, 2013 at 2:00pm, Buffalo will join nearly 200 other cities as they march against Monsanto. As part of a "Global March Against Monsanto In Solidarity", concerned people against GMOs will band together to make their collective voice heard... the protest march will take place at Niagara Square.
By monopolizing the food supply, and using unethical practices, the agrochemical giant is genetically modifying seeds, forcing their usage upon small farmers, and producing dioxin and PCBs on crops (patented chemicals/pesticides/herbicides). The
April 12, 2013 10:25 AM
The best way to get to know a neighborhood is to explore its homes. This gives you a good sense of the history of the neighborhood and the people that are now the stewards of the properties. But you can't just walk into someone's home uninvited. That wouldn't be a very neighborly thing to do. That's why "Tours of Homes" are such important events. And the people that open their doors to complete strangers show their pride in their homes and their desire to introduce others to their neighborhood surroundings. Whether it's getting the message out about the pros of city living, or it's a unique view
April 12, 2013 8:18 AM
The Downtown Central Library is hosting a music event inside and outside on its front "patio" on Wednesday, May 8. Although this may be a "one off" fundraiser, the idea of having live music back at Lafayette Square is very appealing. The front promenade of The Library is perfect for such events, and up until recently has been completely underutilized.
At one point tables and chairs were set up so that visitors to Fables Restaurant could eat outside. That was an awesome idea. Unfortunately it didn't last long - I heard that panhandlers discovered that the diners were "easy
April 11, 2013 3:50 PM
Little Caesars is opening its first location in the city, near the corner of Delaware and Hertel, a couple of doors down from Fleet Feet running shoes in the same plaza as Kohl's. I've never eaten at the chain before, mainly because I don't recall ever living near one. The only thing I know about Little Caesars is what I have gleaned from their ads on TV. "Pizza pizza!".
I decided to ask some of my Facebook friends what they thought of the pizza. It didn't take long for the comments to start piling up... in a matter of minutes a handful of people chimed in, and this is
April 11, 2013 9:40 AM
By Mariel Klein, Canisius College class of 2013:
In one month, I will step onto the stage at the undergraduate commencement ceremony for Canisius College and end my four-year college career as well as my four-year stint as a Buffalonian.
While my love of the city has been growing pretty much since I stepped foot in it as a little college freshmen, it seems fitting that the last couple of weeks that I will spend as a Buffalonian have enhanced my love and admiration for the city ten-fold. It began with a spontaneous