August 21, 2010 3:25 PM
By Steve Lingle:
During a time when most local stories reported are about cutbacks and layoffs, one East Side business is bucking the trend, by expanding and creating jobs.
In a celebration on Thursday afternoon, Eberl Iron Works commemorated the completion of an 8,600 sq. ft. warehouse expansion at their Sycamore Street facility. The expansion increases Eberl's capacity by 46% and will allow for increased inventory, assembly, flexibility and job creation toward their continued growth.
"The expansion of this facility is a clear indication of our commitment
August 20, 2010 4:30 PM
One of the things I love about using Google is the constant addition of new and helpful features to mapping and search, usually with little or no fanfare. One of my favorite features on the search page is that da Google tries to "guess" my search based on what I'm typing in, by constantly comparing against millions of similar searches. It gives me an idea of whether I may be on the right track to finding what I want, and often even corrects my spelling. Lately, it seems like whatever I search for, thousands of others have been on a similar quest.
That's why I knew I
August 20, 2010 11:03 AM
I picked up a great new book a few weeks ago. It is a reprint of a book titled "The Picture Book of Earlier Buffalo". It first came out in 1912 published by the Buffalo Historical Society as the 16th volume of the Buffalo Historical society Publications series. It is a picture book of earliest Buffalo showing scenes that no longer exist and are recognizable only by the description of location in the text. The original book was published during a time of massive growth in Buffalo. That growth in the early 20th century was quickly eliminating remnants of Buffalo's original
August 19, 2010 3:23 PM
Saturday, August 21st, 2010 will mark the first annual "Ride Along the Waterfront", a 7 mile bike ride and 2.3 mile canoe/kayak paddle brought to you by the Black Rock Canal Park Steering Committee, the Niagara River Greenway Commission and the Northwest Buffalo Community Center. The bike portion of the event will begin at 9 a.m. (with registration beginning at 8am) at the Erie Basin Marina and ride to Black Rock Canal Park (currently the Ontario Street Boat Launch). It will be followed by the paddle event launching from Black Rock Canal Park at 10:30 a.m. with registration beginning at 9 a.m.
August 19, 2010 12:16 PM
The burgeoning artist community still abounds in Buffalo, this time with a green twist. The first-ever Eco Art Show will be held this Saturday, August 21, from 4 - 7 p.m., hosted by Blue Sky Design Supply in Buffalo's Cobblestone District.
Eco-friendly paintings, ceramics, sculptures and photos will be on display for purchase. Some of the art will remain at Blue Sky Design Supply throughout the last week in August for people to view. All of the subjects are either eco-conscious or they promote sustainability. For example, the photographs are of landscapes or natural
August 19, 2010 9:20 AM
Submission by Lou Bordonaro:
The horrible crime of this past weekend has somehow made its way a half mile up Main St. and into the Chippewa Entertainment District. With growing public concern over safety in Downtown Buffalo, and local leaders and business owners calling for changes to be made, several solutions have been offered. Though the idea to prohibit anyone under 21 from entering Chippewa St. has its doubters, it would have less of an impact than changing closing times throughout the county. The thought of closing off a street and subjecting patrons
August 18, 2010 4:23 PM
I finally got around to stopping into Blue Fin to check the place out, and to see what sort of menu items we could expect to find. The restaurant is about two weeks away from opening - barring any sort of permit of code compliance issues. Upon examining the 'kitchen starters' I found some standard Japanese fare such as edamame, shumai and gyuza... the items that we have come to expect at Japanese restaurants. While the Ika Maru (grilled squid served with spicy mayo sauce) piqued my interest, I was disappointed to see Chilean Seabass (or Patagonian toothfish) on the menu. With so many great fish
August 18, 2010 2:48 PM
Submission by City Honors Fosdick Masten Park Foundation:
Last week, over 40 Buffalo Public Schools math and science teachers
were given layoff notices. The district has chosen this avenue as one
way to cut back on costs and lessen the district's deficit. It has no
choice but to follow New York State Education Law which basically
states that the last to be hired are the first to be "fired." This
group of teachers has only been in the district a year or two and
represent some of the most talented hiring the district has done to
Specifically, two of those teachers
August 17, 2010 8:24 AM
By Steven Dietz:
The Delaware Neighborhood Tour of Homes has sold out!
The residential architecture of Buffalo enjoys national attention, and yet we locals take for granted the beauty and taste that fills our avenues and streets. We bustle down Delaware Avenue in our cars and think we know the houses and their styles. But do we really know much beyond their majestic surfaces, or anything of the joy and suffering they've sheltered for a century or more?
Not unless we stop to savor these houses with their
August 16, 2010 4:54 PM
I hadn't seen my childhood friend Brian Allen in a long time until he showed up at the Music is Art Festival a couple of years ago. Brian is a former Buffalonian who, along with his wife, established an all-natural vitamin water geared towards kids called 'bot'. At the time, Brian was looking to dole out samples at the festival so that kids and their families could taste test the product. Fast forward a couple of years and Brian is now branching out into The Lexington Co-op and Wegmans as well as numerous smaller outlets.
Developing a vitamin water that appeals to kids was an awesome
August 16, 2010 12:10 PM
By Salpi Doering:
The Buffalo Rebuilding Together Project began renovations on July 19th, 2010 to give 13 year old Justin Zirpola the ability to go outside after six years. Dozens of volunteers with collaborating partners AmeriCorps, Bona Response Group, Cricket Communications Inc., Essential Care for Children, Hospice Essential Care, Make a Wish Foundation and WNY AmeriCorps have been gutting out a Milton Street house to turn it into a handicap equipped home for Justin and his father Sal Zirpola.
Justin, confined to a hospital bed, was born with Downs Syndrome,