May 4, 2010 11:01 PM
With the vast majority of votes counted (97% reporting), here are the current Buffalo School Board Election Results. We've listed the current leader (in bold) and the second place candidate.
Central Subdistrict:Mary Ruth Kapsiak - 557 votesBryon McIntyre - 298 votes
East Subdistrict:Vivian O. Evans - 264 votesTheresa Harris-Tigg - 251 votes
Ferry Subdistrict:Pamela Cahill - 658 votesKinzer Pointer - 613 votes
After years of seeing bits and pieces of LaSalle Park getting the improvements that it needs to be a regular destination for the region, it's time to look at the big picture. Remember a few years ago when they installed the turnabout in the middle of the park to allow cars to turn around without going all the way to the end? That was a great idea because all of the parking is found towards the Colonel Ward Pumping Station.
In a perfect world, that would mean that the rest of the park would be closed to traffic. That would leave an excellent loop for cyclists, walkers, joggers, rollerbladers
May 3, 2010 10:58 AM
Calling all runners, walkers and supporters of elementary athletics - The 2nd Annual Pinnacle 5K and one- mile run is set for Friday, May 14, 6 pm. Proceeds from the race will go to benefit the students of Pinnacle Charter School and their new athletic equipment including baseball mitts, yoga mats, basketballs, and other equipment. Without support, these students would not otherwise have access to or have the means to purchase this equipment.
While other area schools are cutting back on athletics and culturals,
Pinnacle Charter School has doubled the size of their athletic programs
May 1, 2010 11:41 AM
If you're anywhere in or near the University District this weekend, try to make a stopover to Prisinzano Academy and Institute of Fine and Contemporary Arts. I'm not going to tell you to drive across town to check out the goings-on here... but if you're already in the neighborhood and you want to see something a bit out of the ordinary, then it's worth a visit. The only reason that I discovered PAIFCA was the thrifty lawn sale that I passed by on my way back home yesterday afternoon. Two gentlemen were sitting at a table enjoying their lunch near the sidewalk, surrounded by all sorts of random
April 30, 2010 4:53 PM
Tomorrow, Saturday the 1st the North Park Community Association will be participating in the Great American Cleanup by hosting its first (hopefully annual) Hertel Avenue street cleanup. The heart of North Park is Hertel's commercial strip. Spring is finally here so it is time for the community to get together, put winter behind us, and spruce up our commercial street for the warm weather. We want our commercial street to be in tip-top shape to support and attract new visitors and patrons for its businesses. This is one way that we can start the year off on the right foot.
We would like
April 30, 2010 4:47 PM
Come and keep up the Earth Day spirit Saturday with the Curtis Urban Farm Foundation as it plants trees on the East Side and hosts a benefit concert at Cafe Allegro (tomorrow).
CUFF is among several organizations instrumental in farming on the East Side as means to improve its economic position. "We're trying to make use of the vacant lots on the East Side by using the lots to grow fruits and vegetables" said Bernadette Pawlak, CUFF director of marketing and public relations.
The organization, which works with the University at Buffalo Engineers for a Sustainable World
April 30, 2010 3:40 PM
Are you interested in alternative art and want to celebrate the grand opening of a new Buffalo gallery? Come to the opening reception for Dog and Pony Projects on Friday, May 7, from 7-10pm at 561 Forest Avenue in Buffalo.
The gallery will be hosting its first exhibition, Latent Pattern, featuring work by John Fleischer and Arjan Zazueta. Latent Pattern will be on display during the gallery's business hours, from 6-9pm on Tuesdays and by appointment, until June 29. This will be the first time that either artist will present their work in the city of Buffalo.
April 29, 2010 7:55 PM
The corner of Hertel and Parker is soon to be home to a chocolate shop with a built in custom edge. After speaking with Ingeri Eaton, owner of Eaton Chocolate, it was clear that the fledgling enterprise was setting out to tantalize the tastebuds of 'sweet-tooths' from around the city. I was curious as to how Ingeri got her start in the world of chocolate creations, and like so many other industrious Buffalonians, it started off with a whole lot of passion and persistence. Unlike a lot of entrepreneurs, in order to get the business rolling, Ingeri will be keeping her factory job during the day while