For the third year running, block clubs on the West Side have put together a 'Festival of Lights'. Between November 26th and January 7th, households from Richmond to the Peace Bridge get in the holiday spirit and participate in a friendly competition to see who can make their houses look the most festive. Originally, the Cottage District Neighborhood Association came together as a block club to beautify their small section of the neighborhood with lights.
The Festival of Lights brings in people from all over Buffalo to see the improvements
Here's a little about Sadie, our "Pet of the Week":
Ms. Sadie gave her Christmas wish list to Santa and it had only one item on it: a new "furrever" home with a family who would love and cherish her.
Since I last wrote about Frack Action Buffalo a number of important things have taken place. In that time the signatures that were collected sent the strong message to the Buffalo City Council that the people of Buffalo want a strong resolution to ban natural gas drilling the the City of Buffalo. They do not want it watered down and the core meaning altered. The ordinance has passed a critical vote in being moved to the City of Buffalo Law Department before going back to the City Council for a final vote. We have stepped
The conference will feature 18 to 20 speakers who have experience in the areas of urban development and revitalization, education, technology and art. These individuals will share their ideas and encourage group discussion on how to revitalize the city. The conference will also feature TEDTalks video to encourage discussion of ideas and prospective solutions.
Green & Gardens
Everywhere you look in Lausanne, there are green spaces. Even in metro stations there are leading edge hose-gardens using recycled old hoses to irrigate and encourage growth. The gardens that adorn the waterfront adjacent to the Beau ravage Hotel and the nearby Musee Olympic
Trina's Family Restaurant, located at 1373 Clinton Street (also known as 'Ghost Town'), is an excellent diner at which to eat on Saturday and Sunday mornings (see BRO article) - I'm sure you'll soon agree! I stumbled upon this establishment while shopping at the farmer's market right next door a few weekends ago. When I strolled in, my first impression was 'Home Sweet Home'. At the same time, I couldn't help but wonder what compelled the owner to start this restaurant
"The Labatt Blue Pond Hockey tournament has become a great annual Buffalo winter tradition, which has grown in popularity, both for players and spectators, since it was first launched on the city's waterfront at the Erie Basin Marina in 2008," said Mayor Byron W. Brown. "I look forward again to this year's tournament, which showcases great hockey, but more importantly, demonstrates
Ontario Specialty Contracting (OSC) made its case to demolish a significant portion of the Grange League Federation complex on Ganson Street yesterday to the Preservation Board. After the firm's dog and pony show in a full hearing room, and a barrage of questions by the Board, the item was tabled unanimously.
OSC presented photographs of deteriorated internal and external portions of the property as evidence that the building must come down.
One of the city's oldest homes was destroyed by fire Monday evening. The five-bay center entrance home at 574-8 Michigan Avenue dates to the early-1800s. It had been listed for sale with two of its neighbors with a $69,000 asking price earlier this year.
Scott Glasgow is familiar with the property. He says the house is a twin to his Black Rock home that he restored. Both were built in the Federal Style but with a Greek Revival styled entrance.
The Council adopted a resolution sponsored by Delaware District Council Member Michael J. LoCurto creating the City of Buffalo Green Building Code Task Force. The Green Building Code Task Force will be comprised of eight members charged with adopting standards for the construction of environmentally friendly buildings. In 2009, New York State Governor David Paterson signed into law, the New York State Green Building Construction
Buffalo's 17 charter schools (educating nearly 20% of the public school population) collaborated with the Buffalo School Board and won a huge victory for Buffalo's charter school students yesterday. The national community of education reformers and charter school supporters, made up of the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, DoneWaiting.org, the New York Charter Schools Association and locally, Buffalo ReformED created a critical mass to encourage and support the Buffalo
It's hard to believe we've come this far, and we're happy to report that Buffalo CarShare is now over 300 members strong. With 10 cars and a pickup truck, we're well on our way to becoming a staple in this fair city. Looking forward to an exciting 2011, I want to drop a few hints of what's to come and reflect on this year's success. I hope you'll join me at our 2nd Annual Winter Banquet to hear more (details at the end of this post).
The 59Fifty caps seen here, and made here, retail for $34.99, and though the styles do change often, there are always
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