October 16, 2012 11:14 AM
By Sean T. Brodfuehrer:
With summer gone and fall in full swing, it is time to begin queuing up those activities which keep the mind and body warm for the winter ahead.
On October 26th, the Blessed Trinity Parish is inviting the community for a Candlelit Tour of the church. If you have never seen Blessed Trinity it is an awe inspiring place. On the National Register of Historic Places since 1979, it is a definite must see in the world of Buffalo architecture. The pure attention to style and craftsmanship that went into
October 15, 2012 3:04 PM
On November 11 2012, Peace Matters will be launching in Buffalo, an initiative that will then be replicated in Philadelphia, Detroit, Chicago, Los Angeles and other cities during a 2012-15 timeline. Peace Matters is being recognized as a movement that will help to "break cycles of poverty and overcome the tragedy of violence in Buffalo" and other cities. Buffalo is fortunate to have keynote speaker, Dr. Arun Gandhi (grandson of Mahatma K. Gandhi), who is scheduled to address guests/supporters/community leaders at the Peace Matters event, which is intended to help with the unprecedented
October 15, 2012 2:47 PM
Welcome to The University Heights, a unique, diverse and affordable area to live and work in the city of Buffalo. The Heights has a lot to look forward to in coming years, and to prove it, several community leaders have come together to create a video that was the byproduct of an intense leadership training program sponsored by Independent Health's "Empowering Communities" initiative.
A group called the University Heights Collaborative utilized an Independent Health grant in order to create a video that encompasses many of the reasons why
October 15, 2012 1:55 PM
By Giovanni Centurione: The historic Market Arcade Building now has a new and stylish retail tenant, J. Christian Fashion Boutique, selling ladies apparel and accessories for all occasions. Owner, Jaime Hargrove decided to open her own retail store after several years of selling clothing and accessories online. With such a high demand for retail downtown and requests from online customers to open a storefront, Jaime decided it was time. With her love for the historic building, the location was more than perfect! J. Christian Fashion
October 15, 2012 11:05 AM
On Thursday October 18 there is a memorial fundraiser scheduled in honor of Alix Rice, the young girl who was struck and killed by a drunk driver while riding her skateboard home from work. The funds raised at the event will go toward constructing a skate park dedicated to Alix, who lived for her longboard she named "Rupert".
Six local bands have signed up to be on the ticket for that night:
• Son of the Sun
October 15, 2012 9:49 AM
Artists Augustina Droze and Bruce Adams have reached the completion stage of a new mural on Elmwood Avenue on the Jim's SteakOut building near Bidwell Parkway. The colorful artwork is a series of images representing the Elmwood Village including the Bidwell Farmers Market, cycling, coffee shops, candy and skateboarding.
For years this wall featured a mural by artist Steve Brouse before its day in the sun was finally over. A year ago we attempted to get a permanent wheat paste on the wall in order to clean it up for a national preservation conference. While
October 14, 2012 12:28 PM
Sometimes, the best way to feel good about your community is to actually go out and get your hands dirty by planting a tree. Being able to see the fruits of your labor right away, and years down the road is something truly special. In a city that was once known as 'The City of Trees', we have been tirelessly working towards regaining that image. A number of years ago we were battered by the October storm, and this past summer we suffered at the hands of harsh drought conditions. These types of weather-related incidents wreak havoc on out tree inventory, and that's why organized tree plantings
October 13, 2012 3:58 PM
The Buffalo Bills are struggling in 2012.
However, it's not so much their 2-3 record that's the problem, as that's more or less what fans and pundits expected from Buffalo to this point.
Though some thought (wrongly) that the Bills were capable of taking down the Jets in the opener, it wasn't an assured victory by any stretch and losses to the Patriots and 49ers were just assumed.
No, it's not the games they've lost to this point, but the way those games have been lost.
In those three
October 13, 2012 3:52 PM
On Sunday October 14, from 1 pm-5 pm, Buffalonians are invited to come down Statler City to sample a number of chili recipes created by Buffalo Chophouse, Buffalo Fire Engine #34, BW's BBQ, D'Arcy McGees, Irishman Pub and Eatery, KP's Kitchen, Laughlins Beef and Barrel, Mr. Bones Family Restaurant, North Boston Fire Co., Roaming Buffalo, Siena and Statler City. Contestants will be awarded by celebrity judges, and there will also be a Peoples' Choice Award.
The event is kid-friendly with puppet shows, face painting, ballooning and mini-golf.
October 13, 2012 1:08 PM
The Albright-Knox Art Gallery has announced that it is moving forward with developing a Master Plan for Growth. In doing so, the gallery is entering into a partnership with the international architecture, landscape, and interiors collaborative SnØhetta* (led by Founding Partner Craig Dykers). In coming months the focus will be to identify short-term space needs, while determining whether an expansion is in the gallery's future. "Space needs are one of the most critical issues facing the Gallery today," said Leslie Zemsky, President of the Board of Directors of the Albright-Knox
October 13, 2012 12:00 AM
The popular Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market has become a highlight of summer, not just for those living in Buffalo's Elmwood Village, but for a growing number of loyal customers spread throughout Western New York. But when the market ends its 2012 season in mid-December, several vendors will take part in a brand new indoor winter market that will serve customers every Saturday until the summer market opens again in May for the 2013 season.
Karl Frizlen, treasurer of the Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market and owner of The Frizlen Group Architects, will open a Winter Market
October 12, 2012 5:17 PM
This weekend, the members of Emerging Leaders in the Arts Buffalo (ELAB) will be taking things beyond the visual realm with their second annual Creative Conversation event: Emergence. Having gotten their feet wet last year with Urban Alchemy, the group will be moving in a new direction at this year's event, focusing on the diversity of the city's growing flock of emerging artists.
"A big goal of mine was to open things up to all disciplines of art: theater, music, performance, poetry, spoken word, etc.--not just visual artists," said Rich Tomasello
October 12, 2012 3:59 PM
You may have seen by now, that bike sharrows have been added to Chippewa and Elmwood. Sharrows are street markers that signal to car drivers that bikes are allowed to share the road. On stretches of road where there is not enough space to accommodate a bike lane, sharrows are used so that cyclists know that they are welcome, and drivers know to respect the cyclists. In essence, the sharrows are meant to say, "Share the Road".
Earlier this year we saw sharrows added to Richmond Avenue, in along stretches where the road was not wide enough to accommodate bike lanes
October 12, 2012 2:41 PM
Johnson Park, now part of the West Village, rarely ever sees a For Sale sign on It. Johnson Park is the First Park in the City of Buffalo from land donated by our first mayor, Ebenezer Johnson in 1832, and by 1845 it had evolved into a trend-setting and fashionable residential area. After Mayor Johnson passed away, the site of his "Cottage," a twenty-four room Palladian Villa on the park, became the site for the Female Academy of Buffalo, the first institute of higher learning for women in the country. In addition, Frederick Law Olmsted's 1876 map of parkland in the city of Buffalo indicates