December 10, 2010 4:08 PM
As luck would have it, the BRO holiday gift selection #11 arrived in time for a holiday kick-off this evening. It just so happens that two of Buffalo's most bitchinest fashionistas are hosting a one-month (select weekends) Allentown open house trunk show, featuring some rather unusual gift items for the more adventurous people on your gift list. Leave it to Morgen Love and Marilyn Hammer to bring to the street a mix of belts, feather earrings, hair adornments, leather goods, cuffs, exotic beads, artwork, charms and customized clothing.
Rarely have you ever seen a collection of adornments
December 10, 2010 12:43 PM
By Sarah Bishop,
The United Nations General Assembly's adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) on this date in 1948 marked a milestone in the history of human rights - creating "a foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world."
Sixty-two years later, the Declaration, with its broad range of social, political, cultural and economic rights, continues to outline and inspire an international standard for human rights.
Human Rights Day 2010 has chosen to focus on human rights defenders who act to end discrimination. A prominent
December 9, 2010 10:36 PM
Leave it to Five Points Bakery to sell a thoughtful Buffalo-made gift for all of the foodies out there. What we have here is a beautiful pair of handmade wooden toast tongs made from reclaimed wood from old orchards, storm-damaged trees and urban discards. When I first saw the tongs, the first thing that came to mind was all of the times that I've yelled at people for sticking metal utensils into the toaster in order to retrieve toast. With a set of these utilitarian grabbers, there's no need to worry about loved ones getting zapped.
Not only does Five Points Bakery support the local
December 9, 2010 4:18 PM
When it comes to getting around in the snow, I'd say that it's safe to say that most Buffalonians prefer four wheels. Then there are the few and the brave who traverse the elements on two wheels, even when there is a storm brewing. In all the years that I've lived in Buffalo, I never thought that I'd see the day that I would come across a unicyclist in a snow storm. In fact, if you had told me that it was even possible, I would have asked to see it with my own eyes in order to believe it.
Earlier in the week, when the snow was falling and the winds were whipping, I spotted a guy on Main
December 9, 2010 12:00 PM
The Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation (ECHDC) will call upon the insight and expertise of a team of nationally recognized artists, curators and museum directors for its Canal Side Art Selection Committee. The goal of the Canal Side Art Selection Committee is to identify an artist or group of artists who can create an iconic art work or set of art experiences for Buffalo's Canalside. This public art project will enrich the experience of visitors to Canal Side in particular and Buffalo in general.
Members of the Art Selection Committee are: Molly Donovan, Associate
December 9, 2010 10:23 AM
Three local designers have decided to represent their home town in the best way they know how--by starting their very own studio in its name.
Queen City Studio is the product of Rob Hopkins, Nick Haas and Emily Kowzan, three visionaries whose goal as a new studio is to "Reinstate Buffalo as a manufacturer of quality through the practice of good design." They have worked extensively in the design industry, producing work that has been featured in Graphis, Logo Lounge and on various blogs with an international audience. QCS also recently designed a t-shirt for grammy-winning recording
December 8, 2010 12:15 PM
By Michael R Weekes:
In November, I traveled to Lausanne Switzerland for a two-week vacation. I didn't know I'd find so many lessons that Buffalo can leverage as it becomes 'what it will be'. I encourage us all to look at Buffalo from the outside and see what other successful cities do to achieve and retain tourism and a higher quality of life.
Part 1 - Take The Train!
In Lausanne, I could take a driver-less metro down the five minute trip from the Chuv Hospital Station to the Train Station every seven minutes. I loved the Lausanne
December 7, 2010 12:53 PM
"Positioning the NFL Brand" will be the topic of a talk to be presented at Monday's meeting of the Monday Quarterback Club. The luncheon will be held at the Harbour Club at HSBC Arena on December 13th. Doors open at 11:15 am for a buffet lunch, and the program follows at 12:00 pm.
MQB, the business group that backs the Buffalo Bills, is bringing in Peter O'Reilly, Vice President for Fan Strategy and Marketing for the National Football League, as its the featured speaker. O'Reilly's talk will delve into strategies for reaching out to the younger as well as mature markets, as well
December 7, 2010 10:28 AM
The Buffalo River Cleanup effort has reached an important milestone with the development of a two-phase project plan that will make great progress toward improving the waterfront and addressing several environmental concerns affecting the Buffalo River.
The area covered by this project plan spans 6.2 miles of the Buffalo River and 1.4 miles of the City Ship Canal. The list of issues that it will address includes contaminated river sediments, poor water quality, a lack of safe public access and insufficient fish and wildlife habitat. A consensus-based Remedial Investigation/Feasibility