September 26, 2012 12:13 PM
TONIGHT! - Buffalo Niagara 360 (BN360), the Buffalo Niagara Partnership's young professionals program, will launch a new year of programming with its annual Kickoff Celebration at Pearl @ The Lafayette.
The Kickoff Celebration will feature the naming of ten Spotlight Professionals, a hand-selected group of young leaders who are anticipated to positively impact the community in the coming year and have been chosen as the "ones to watch."
This year's Spotlight Professionals have all relocated to Buffalo Niagara to further their careers.
September 25, 2012 9:10 AM
He spotted her one day on the Louisiana Street bridge -- an elderly woman on the sidewalk slowly walking across, so he stopped to offer her a ride. It turned out that she was making her way to the casino. She had scraped together $500 toward her water bill, which she had just paid at the water authority, and all the money she had left was $50. Her grown children weren't helping her with her expenses, she complained, but the week before she had won some money at the casino. So she was on her way back to try to win some more.
It pained John McKendry to hear that,
September 25, 2012 8:27 AM
There's another fashion truck on the road, and this time it's pink, it's loaded with the latest fashionable finds and it's called Ooo la la. 21 year old entrepreneur Crista Botticello made her first fashion appearances with the truck last week at the Mercedes Benz of Buffalo Fashion Week photo shoot at Niagara Square, and also at LUX Nightclub on Chippewa for the swimwear fashion show. That's the beauty of the fashion truck - Crista can hit up the fashion hotspots or take the show on the road in search of fashionistas who don't have time for regular shopping sprees.
September 25, 2012 12:01 AM
The Transplant Miracles Foundation is inviting the community to attend their Evening on the Canal, in support of organ and tissue donations. This year's event will take place September 27th from 5:30pm- 8pm at West Side Rowing Club and Frank Lloyd Wright Boathouse.
Tickets are $35 per person or $60 per family and include food, drinks, raffles, games, music and fun for the whole family. Proceeds from the event support organ transplant and surgical research, the treatment and care of transplant recipients and to promote organ donation.
September 24, 2012 4:29 PM
Meet Charley Bailey from Buffalo's Golden Age of Radio. In the 1930's and 1940's he was considered Buffalo's "Man About Town". And he graces the cover of last week's 16th annual Buffalo Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame Awards Celebration. Please note Charles Bailey's microphone has the initials BBC. The initials don't mean the British Broadcasting Corporation. In this picture from the 1930's they stand for the Buffalo Broadcasting Corporation! The Buffalo Broadcasters are always looking for pictures like this for their archives. Posthumously Traffic Reporter
September 24, 2012 8:57 AM
After a string of disappointing games the last half of a decade, the Buffalo Bills and Cleveland Browns actually put together a pretty solid game on Sunday.
Though most will probably only hear that the NFL's leading rusher, CJ Spiller, was temporary lost to a shoulder injury early in the game, there were several points of interest throughout. For two teams who have spent recent memory as ignored losers in the NFL (both Buffalo and Cleveland have each had only two winning seasons since 1999), this one turned out to be worthy of little more attention than normal.
September 24, 2012 12:00 AM
This weekend I was alerted by Joel Rose, Chair of Citizens Against Casino Gambling in Erie County (CACGEC), to a resolution that will be submitted this week to the Community Development Committee of the Buffalo Common Council. The resolution will be submitted by Delaware District Councilman Michael LoCurto, a member of the committee.
The resolution was drafted with the help of Sam Magavern, Co-Director of the Partnership for the Public Good, a Buffalo progressive public-policy organization. The Partnership for the Public Good has been conducting research on the effects of
September 23, 2012 12:56 PM
If you're into comics, then we've got a great event for you. Comics Fest is held each year at the Central Library in Downtown Buffalo, and it's the best place to be for aspiring comic artists to show off their goods. It's also a great place to be for anyone who's really into the local and national comic scene. Each year Comics Fest attracts all sort of comic fans, including many who appear in costume. While some may take comics lightly, there are those who are extremely serious about the business. This year there will be plenty of talented comic illustrators on-hand, including Graham
September 23, 2012 7:42 AM
Yesterday's clean up at Gala Waters (Hoyt Lake) brought some unexpected surprises to the surface of the calm waters. Whereas most years the murky water prevents volunteers from navigating the bottom of the lake (along the shores), this year the lake level was way down due to measures being taken to improve water quality. It may have been pure coincidence, but the timing couldn't have been better. Some of the 'finds' that were pulled out of the water included fishing poles, a bowling ball (photo below), Frisbees, a skateboard, a kid's scooter, small tires, countless cans and bottles, golfballs,