November 23, 2010 7:38 AM
Several months ago, Mayor Byron Brown and Mayor Ozgen Keskin of Bursa, Turkey signed a Sister City agreement that created an international bond between these two distant places.
On November 9, the two mayors met once again to solidify this agreement by dedicating a friendship memorial given to the city of Buffalo by the city of Bursa. The memorial, which resembles the public fountains found in many Turkish cities, is located in Lafayette Square. After the dedication ceremony, Mayor Brown, Mayor Keskin and Mehmet Erdogdu of the Turkish Cultural Center of Buffalo met for a
November 22, 2010 4:25 PM
By Salvatore Sciandra:
Imagine a beautiful snow laced tree lined canopy in Delaware Park. Now imagine that same tree lined canopy in Frederick Law Olmsted's urban forest adorned with more than 50,000 energy-efficient holiday lights on a crisp winter evening. Over the next few weeks, the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy will be converting the jewel of the park system into a veritable winter wonderland.
With that, the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy has just announced "Olmsted Nights Winter Lights", the premier indoor/outdoor family event of the
November 20, 2010 4:11 PM
I'm always on the hunt for new diners to try. In my travels around town, I have discovered some reliable standbys such as Amy's Place on Main Street, Nick's on Amherst Street and Riverview on Niagara. There's nothing better than waking up late on a Saturday morning, throwing on an old sweatshirt and heading out for coffee, a 2-2-2, and a big glass of OJ. Now there's another diner-style restaurant to add to the list of favorites. Trina's Family Restaurant is situated within eyesight (well, just about) of the Larkin District and the Central Terminal.
The first thing that we noticed upon
November 20, 2010 8:25 AM
Today, Saturday, November 20, the Buffalo & Erie County Historical Society will be offering Buffalonians the opportunity to learn more about Native American arts and culture with two different events.
From 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., the museum will be hosting a Native American Crafts Festival and Sale, which is free with regular museum admission. Items for sale will include traditional beadwork, pottery, jewelry and leather goods, with prices ranging from $5 to $100.
In addition to the sale, there will be a multimedia presentation given at 1:30 p.m. titled "Inventing
November 19, 2010 4:17 PM
You're gonna' need a break from the abundance of the Thanksgiving bounties. I know I am. There comes a point when you're blood has turned to turkey gravy and cranberry sauce starts to trickle out your ears. So, what is the antidote for Thanksgiving overkill? Puerto Rican food, of course! And let me tell you about a great little joint over on the West Side/Black Rock border - Experiencia Latina.
Now, until a few months ago I wasn't that familiar with Puerto Rican cuisine. I was friendlier with its cousins - Cuban, Argentine and Mexican.
November 18, 2010 5:36 PM
By Erin Comerford:
The holiday season is right around the corner and soon the malls will be bustling with shoppers seeking out the perfect gifts. While it is the season of giving to our loved ones, it is also a time to remember those most in need. However, the question often arises, "To whom do I give?" If you are one of these people, look no further. Why not consider supporting the Buffalo Tanzania Education Project [BTEP] at their fundraiser on December 2nd.
The project, itself, is coordinated by the UB Center for Educational Collaboration and was founded as a multifaceted