September 29, 2009 9:47 AM
We know a stolen bicycle isn't big news in the big city, and judging by reader reaction to a post we once put up about some cats that were lost and in need of meds in Allentown, we were reluctant to post this plea. But come on, 17 years with the same bike? That's a long time.
And thievery, especially where it concerns someone's dedication to bicycling, thus reducing their carbon footprint, plainly pisses us off. Plus, wouldn't it feel good to spot this bike and be the one who helped get it back to its rightful owner?
September 29, 2009 7:11 AM
It was a big party last year, on the Feast Day of St. Francis, when I gathered with about 30 animals and their people, seeking blessings for the pets.
We will celebrate again this year, on Sunday Oct 4, at 1PM, at Lafayette Presbyterian Church. The Church, located at 875 Elmwood Avenue at Lafayette. We'll have a short reading of scripture, a reflection on who St.Francis was, and how his love for animals was rooted in the divine, and end with individual
September 28, 2009 10:20 AM
If you're interested in receiving Sam Hoyt's Historic Tax Rehabilitation Tax Credit but need a little guidance, you should attend one of the workshops at the Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society on Wednesday, September 30th.
The workshop for commercial real estate will take place from 1 to 3 PM and the workshop for residential historic tax credit will take place from 5:30 to 7:30 PM.
Representative Hoyt is working in conjunction with the State Historic Preservation Office, Preservation Buffalo Niagara, the Preservation League of Western New York State, and several local
September 26, 2009 1:07 PM
Fear not, he'll be back with the spring, but this may be the last week you'll see Ice Cream James pedaling around Buffalo until then.
I ran into him a few nights ago (without my camera, so upfront apology for the cell phone pic in which his head looks suspiciously like a creamsicle) while he was cruising down Allen Street, enjoying a raspberry fruit bar. He said he had a hitch on his truck and was getting ready to head out, but he wasn't sure where to.
"I was going to go to Arizona," James said, "but people are telling me it's like one
September 25, 2009 1:41 PM
A non-partisan monthly feast for the argumentatively inclined - minus the chess.Reader Submission by Robert Biniszkiewicz
A chess clock is a simple device: two clocks, one box, two buttons, one lever. 'Hit' your clock and your time stops ticking. Simultaneously, your opponent's clock starts running. After making his or her move, your opponent 'hits' the clock and starts your time slipping away again. Play a game of speed chess, for example, and you each get five minutes to make all your moves. The game can't go over ten minutes. If there's no checkmate