Our Authors

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Our authors are the hard working contributors that make Buffalo Rising possible…

Our Team

  • A Ellis Cairns has been living in Buffalo since 2006. Hailing from Pittsburgh, A also lived in Maryland and New Jersey. Graduating from Duquesne University with a BA in Communications, he got an internship with Live Nation the summer before his senior year. Upon graduating, A accepted a full-time position with Live Nation in the sales department at the Darien Lake Performing Arts Center, assisting in premium seat and sponsorship sales. Five years ago, A made an internal move within the company becoming an Event Support Specialist with Ticketmaster, programming events throughout the Northeast. Working in the music industry for over 10 years, A has seen and worked with a variety of artists and performers. In his spare time, A is a concert photographer, mostly shooting shows for Live Nation throughout the Upstate New York area. An avid Pittsburgh fan, he regularly attends Pittsburgh Steeler and Penguin games with his father.

    Latest Article: Love on the Rocks (Single Malt)

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  • A true Buffalonian through and through. Adam believes in the resurgence of our great city and wishes nothing more than to help return it to glory. His devotion to Buffalo can been seen and heard every day through his work in local radio. He’s not a “beer snob” and doesn’t pretend to know everything about craft beer, he’s just a guy who enjoys good, local beer! If he’s not working, you can find him on his snowboard, out on the golf course, playing pickup hockey, or hanging out with his dogs at Lasalle Park.

    Latest Article: Buffalo Rising will broadcast Facebook Live today at 10:30 a.m. from Colter Bay!

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  • Megan Mills Hoffman, Alaskan-born and raised, arrived in Buffalo in 2003 thinking she'd stay for a few months, much like her other brief sojourns in Missoula, Montana; Oxford, Mississippi; Portland, Oregon; and Albany, New York. Then she discovered Wegman's cheese aisle and Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin Martin House, the first of which reminded her of her mother's experience living outside Manchester, England and the second of her father's experience in construction in Alaska. While discovering Buffalo's others treasures, she worked with Buffalo Rising as it first expanded online, the Burchfield Penney Art Center's New Museum Project, Buffalo State College, Western New York Land Conservancy, Young Audiences, and The Gow School. She has served on the boards of the Allentown Association, Western New York Environmental Alliance, and Field and Fork Network. With a B.S. in Sociology and twenty plus years of experience working in community development and grassroots organizations, she has embraced, developed, launched, and established, to varying degrees of success, a variety of local social movements, all directed at changing the way we think about our education and learning. She lives in a small town south of Buffalo, much like the one she grew up in, with her Buffalo-born husband, daughter, and Bernese Mountain dog.

    Latest Article: Children Wanted: Sand Cupcakes in the Tifft Mud Kitchen

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  • Austin Rexinger was born in Amherst, NY and is currently enrolled as a Journalism major at Canisius College. Austin is completely obsessed with cars, especially the tremendous innovation in today’s automotive market. Austin aspires to drive the latest and greatest supercars, but for now he is bouncing around the Buffalo area driving anything he can get his hands (and feet) on. Upon learning to drive a manual transmission in a 2012 Mini Cooper S, any doubt that Austin may have had regarding his passion for automobiles completely disappeared. He was absolutely hooked. If it has four wheels, a seat, and a steering wheel, you can count on Austin being interested.

    Latest Article: 2017 Buffalo Auto Show | BRO Car Buff’s Top Picks – Ferrari, Alfa Romeo, BMW…

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  • We love to hear what the Buffalo community has to say. We offer a space to those who feel that they want to share their stories, without committing to writing ongoing articles. Typically reader submissions are one-offs that contribute to the broader Buffalo conversation.

    Latest Article: Pierce Arrow Burger Bar

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  • Bruce Haydon is an obsessed runner and passionate writer who devotes his time to exploring and supporting his beloved Queen City. Bruce is originally from Ontario, Canada, relocating for work to both Bermuda and New York City before settling down in Buffalo in 2013. After initially suffering withdrawal from NYC life, he quickly grew to love his new home city, and has since become an ardent supporter and urbanist of all things Buffalo. Working in the financial sector by day, Bruce has been writing for Buffalo Rising since 2014, where he covers a number of topics relating to the city's ongoing evolution. With a love of the arts, culture and architecture, he devotes a considerable amount of his spare time researching the rich history of the area's illustrious past.

    Latest Article: Sold-Out Buffalo Marathon Weaves Through City This Weekend

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  • Elizabeth Siematkowski has a master’s degree in mental health counseling and is a licensed mental health clinician in the state of NY. She has been in the Buffalo, NY area for eight years and is dedicated to elevating a culture through talking about the things that are historically not talked about: sex, drugs, rock and roll, gender, race, religion, etc. She has a 90 pound golden retriever Siberian husky mix named Lucy and loves traipsing around with her. She is the founder and editor of Buffalo Black Book Magazine. A quarterly print lifestyle publication based out of Buffalo, NY committed to busting social stigma and building social empathy through candid conversation. She is a part of the “Topfree Movement” and has written for Harper’s Bazaar, Girlosophy, The Skirt Collective and Refinery29 on topics spanning human rights, equality, gender issues and wellbeing. Buffalo Black Book is teaming up with Buffalo Rising this spring to launch their podcast “Stacked.” Joining forces and giving voice to the community that holds the cards when it comes to innovation, art and resilience.

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  • Sometimes the authors at Buffalo Rising work on collaborative efforts in order to cover various events and stories. These posts can not be attributed to one single author, as it is a combined effort. Often times a formation of a post gets started by one writer and passed along to one or more writers before completion. At times there are author attributions at the end of one of these posts. Other times, “Buffalo Rising” is simply offered up as the creator of the article. In either case, the writing is original to Buffalo Rising.

    Latest Article: Redevelopment Proposed for 917 E. Delavan Avenue

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  • Caitlin is an architectural and cultural historian, and she works for a local historic preservation consulting firm. She moved to Buffalo in 2011 to pursue dissertation research about post-World War II neighborhood identity on the West Side. She is interested in contextualizing change over time in the built environment to learn how people and communities use places to create identities and meaning. Caitlin lives in North Buffalo with her husband and two sons.

    Latest Article: Ballyhoo Owners to open New Pearl Street Restaurant

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  • Caitlin has covered local food and drink for Buffalo Rising since 2015, having previously written for Artvoice, the Public, and the Buffalo News. She works full time in marketing communications and is earning her master's degree in history at University at Buffalo, the latter of which occasionally informs her writing. Most importantly, she likes the word "moist" and doesn't care who knows it. How else do you describe a great piece of cake?

    Latest Article: Casa Azul Now Offering Table Service, Expanded Menu & Cocktails 

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  • Cynthia has an Master of Library Science (MLS) degree from the University at Buffalo and a BA in art history from SUNY/Empire State College. After library school, she worked at the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library for 13 years, half of were in the Grosvenor Room, the local history & genealogy collection, where she developed research and reference expertise in the people, places, things, and events Buffalo history. She was appointed Director of Library & Archives at The Buffalo History Museum in 2007. On her own time, she is the author of Victorian Buffalo (1999), Quotable Buffalo (2011), and the creator of BuffaloResearch.com, a guide to researching ancestors, buildings, and companies in Buffalo.

    Latest Article: What is WorldCat and Why Do We Love It?

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  • Born in 1972 in Buffalo NY, the moment I was conceived I started talking, Since I was a child I’ve been curious about form, function, color, the dynamic and all that is sensory. My personal passions include painting in watercolors, historical research, Buying and selling antiques, collecting paranormal artifacts and invention. I administrate the Facebook pages, Buffalore, Abbazoo, “A Child’s Journey.”, Museum of Mystery, Buffalo Art Gallery, Health Reboot and Passions by D. Currently working on my next venture xrayvisionary.com

    Latest Article: The Tragic Tale of 650 Delaware Avenue

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  • Dana Tyrrell is an artist, curator and writer currently living and working in Buffalo, NY. He has earned degrees from both the University at Buffalo (2015) and the State University of New York at Fredonia (2012). Photograph by David Moog / Courtesy Burchfield Penney Art Center

    Latest Article: The Myth of Perfection: Alexandra P. Spaulding and Amanda Wachob at BT&C Gallery

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  • A goofy kid from Buffalo's lower west side who loved to play the guitar and loved live music. Has moved on to sound engineering, stage lighting, anything live music. Now he's writing about musicians on BR too. Why am I talking in the third person?

    Latest Article: Backstage with Elias – Erico Ansuade

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  • Evan Thompson moved from Melbourne, Australia to Buffalo, New York when he was 13 years old. After consistently relocating to different countries around the world, his family fell in love with the charm of the City of Buffalo and the people who call it home. After high school, Evan attended Indiana University and studied politics. Upon returning to Buffalo he became an Adult Education Instructor for BOCES before teaching ESL to refugees in the Buffalo Public Schools. Evan then taught and volunteered abroad living in South Korea, Thailand and Vietnam. He has since moved home and continues teaching refugees for Buffalo Public Schools and participates in a few bands in the Buffalo area.

    Latest Article: Bills Fans Find Solace Together in Budapest

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  • Buffalo Rising Co-Founder. Remote Buffalonian. Designer. Geek.

    Latest Article: Food Seen: Casa Azul’s Signature Dessert

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  • GRANT GOLDEN wears a number of hats. He has been practicing radiology in Buffalo since 1981, for the past 15 years, with Seton Imaging. Dr Laszlo Tabar, internationally famous mammographer, has been his special friend and mentor. Grant began The Old Chestnut Film Society, Buffalo’s only film society, in 1983. Now in its 33rd consecutive season, the OCFS does monthly screenings of Hollywood classics in 16mm. He has written the scores (and some of the books) for a number of locally produced musicals, including the old WONDERMAKERS shows, THE OTHER ISLAND, NOBODY’S INN (Alleyway Theatre), IZZY! (Musicalfare), and ME II (Western Door Playhouse). He reviewed local plays on the radio for 20 years--on WBEN and WBFO—before making the switch to BuffaloRising. Grant and his lovely wife Deborah live in Central Park with their dog Ginger, and cats Ella and Felix. They have three adult children, and now, happily, two grandchildren!

    Latest Article: BUFFALO QUICKIES 2017

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  • It’s not unusual for authors to come and go. Guest authors range from collegiate interns to writers who will be contributing for a short stint of time. Guest authors might also have a series in mind. Authors are encouraged to submit their ideas to BRO (Buffalo Rising Online), upon which time we will work with the writer towards a productive end.

    Latest Article: De-Location Package to Buffalo

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  • A Buffalo native, Holly spent quite a bit of time traveling the globe, but after living on the West coast for a bit was called back to her roots in Western New York. She tries to devote as much of her time doing the things she loves most, enjoying the outdoors, hanging out with her two daughters Sophie and Amelia, playing with her family's many rescued animals, checking out estate sales and old houses, crossfitting and, of course, writing.

    Latest Article: Getting Close -The Curtiss Hotel

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  • I’ve spent the last 36 years pushing the button creating identities and memories for my clients. From what might seem like the normal daily grind, to the most extraordinary of opportunities, I’ve been there. Consider this, in one 48 hour period, I started in the mud pit on a cold, wet construction site and then found myself sitting in the Commander’s seat on the Space Shuttle Atlantis, with the Stanley Cup! I think that covers most of the bases. I know how fortunate I am, I do and I appreciate it more than anyone will ever know.

    Latest Article: A Red Hot Experience

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  • Jessica Marinelli is a WNY native, born and raised in the Lincoln Park area of Tonawanda. She has been involved in local politics from an early age and is currently a Tonawanda Democratic Committee Member. As an avid equestrian and animal-lover, she trained and re-homed over 40 horses. For over a decade, she was an event planner with the law firm, Hodgson Russ LLP, and now owns her own marketing and event management company. She has worked with international and national organizations on large and small scale events. Jessica writes on politics and local events, as well as working with Buffalo Rising as a social reporter.

    Latest Article: Standing in Solidarity With Our Seniors: Meals on Wheels of WNY asks for your support

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  • founder of mindfulmarket.com and energytshirt.com. current passions include: mindfulness, energy healing, eastern philosophy, buffalo’s rise and japanese whiskey. born raised school - buffalo. contact jim kupczyk l jim@mindfulmarket.com

    Latest Article: MyCity Brew voting narrows beer down to “lager”. So what’s next?

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  • John Straubinger has been an occasional Buffalo Rising contributor since 2007. Born and raised in the city, John lived and worked in Boston, MA in the Research field for over 47 years. Since the early 1990's, he started following what was happening in his home town with a developing interest. Liking more and more of what he was seeing in Buffalo for the last ten years, John decided to return to Buffalo permanently in the fall of 2014. John has an interesting facebook page called Buffalo rehab and Reuse, https://www.facebook.com/groups/929189663802358/. He occasionally contributes articles to BRO as Dr. Rehab.

    Latest Article: Before Rehab and After Rehab – Part 1

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  • I (Josh) grew up in Buffalo where I stayed until moving to Chicago for 13 years right after college. It is there that I worked for some of the top sports marketing companies in the country. After meeting my wife (a Chicago native), we decided to move back to Buffalo in 2002 and love every second of it. Last year, I formed Bison Entertainment Group which provides client entertaining and incentives to companies all over the world. Whether it is tickets/suites, private housing at the Masters, Super Bowl, athlete/celebrity appearances, putting together national sales meetings or incentive trips, we cover it all!

    Latest Article: Rock Bottom Bills Embarrass All

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  • Judith Frizlen is the founder/executive director of the Rose Garden Early Childhood Center on Lafayette Avenue. She is the author of Words for Parents in Small Doses available at Talking Leaves and Inspiration Point book stores on Elmwood Avenue. Judith and her husband support the arts locally and enjoy recreational activities including kayaking and cross country skiing. They are long time Elmwood Village residents and are happy to say that their adult children have chosen to call Buffalo home.

    Latest Article: Celebrating Stitch Buffalo – Planning for 1215 Niagara

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  • A native of Western New York whose articles focus upon food and development in Kenmore.

    Latest Article: Las Puertas Brings Upscale Mexican Cuisine to the West Side

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  • Kristine Hornung Pottle relocated back to Buffalo from Seattle, where she owned and operated The Wandering Cafe, LLC for twelve years (a catering and events company she began in Buffalo twenty-five years ago). She is currently the COO for Buffalo's echo Art Fair. As an experienced chef and independent event coordinator, Kristine contributes to Buffalo Rising occasionally.

    Latest Article: Lydia Okumura: Situations Opening Reception Anderson Gallery

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  • Toronto born and raised, but with my roots solidly planted in Western New York, I have been visiting Buffalo and enamored with Buffalo ever since I was a kid. I love writing for BRO but equally enjoy writing about Buffalo for Southern Ontario audiences to introduce them to all the great things happening in the renaissance city. When I'm not writing, I'm teaching fitness and health promotion at a community college in Toronto and running my own personal training business. Visit my website at www.lorneopler.com

    Latest Article: Fist Pump for Cheerios!

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  • Maria is a dedicated dancer and dance instructor in Buffalo NY. She orchestrates a dance troupe called Foxy Diamondz and doesn't miss a chance to catch a dance show that rolls through town. Maria has been promoting all forms of dance in hopes that others have a chance to truly appreciate the local dance scene that she feels is energetic, diverse and due for some serious recognition.

    Latest Article: Shaping Sound!

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  • The founder of New York’s original “supernatural tourism” company Haunted History Ghost Walks, Inc., Mason Winfield studied English and Classics at Denison University and earned a master’s degree at Boston College. In his 13 years as a teacher/department chair at The Gow School (South Wales, N.Y.), he won a 50K cross-country ski marathon and was ranked among the Buffalo area’s top ten tennis players. A specialist in upstate supernatural folklore and an award-winning fiction writer, Mason has written or edited 11 books, including the regional sensation Shadows of the Western Door (1997) and Iroquois Supernatural (Inner Traditions International/Bear & Company, 2011). A lecturer whose talks have been sponsored by Poets & Writers, New York Council for the Humanities, “The Big Read,” and the National Endowment for the Arts, Mason is also a spoken word artist who has appeared at City of Night, Buffalo; Rochester Fringe Festival; and Piccolo Spoletto Festival (Charleston, S.C.).

    Latest Article: Gaelic Ghosts

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  • Mike is CEO of Strategic Growth Real Estate, Inc., the Commercial Real Estate Brokerage, Investment, and Property Management firm he founded in Los Angeles in 2012. He founded WNY Metro Horizon in Buffalo, NY in 2006 - the company grew to over 600 apartment units under management before he sold the company in early 2015. That’s the year he became a partner at Buffalo Rising. Mike is committed to supporting the city that he loves, even though he lives on the West Coast. Mike writes on real estate, business, the economy and the environment. He is a devoted husband and father of two boys.

    Latest Article: Some things (thankfully) remain the same…

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  • Former sports reporter for the now defunct Courier-Express. Former vice president/general manager of the Buffalo Bisons. Handled the promotions and publicity for Buffalo’s undefeated heavyweight boxer, “Baby Joe” Mesi. Founder and principal of Billoni Associates. Authored and managed the publication of “Robert E. Rich—Memoirs of an Innovator,” the biography of the founder of Rich Products Corp. Mike and is wife Debbie love Western New York and always try to help others and encourage positive thoughts

    Latest Article: Grand Island Bridge taking a toll on Visitors and Commuters

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  • Writing for Buffalo Rising since 2009 covering development news, historic preservation, and Buffalo history. Works professionally in historic preservation.

    Latest Article: Arcadia to Release Baseball in Buffalo & Blizzard of 1977 Books

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  • Buffalo and Niagara Falls are connected as a region. The cities are tied together through an economic, cultural and environmental climate. Not to mention the people that strive to make Western NY a place that is filled with growth and opportunity. Niagara Falls is an international draw that deserves ample coverage when fitting news comes to pass.

    Latest Article: 1st NF Mass Mob Set for Sunday at 10am

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  • The North Buffalo Organization Inc. (NBO) envisions a vibrant and safe neighborhood; a thriving business environment; a healthy community; a neighborhood rich in cultural experiences; and an engaged and well-informed constituency. NBO shares this vision with several other North Buffalo groups and works to collaborate with all stakeholders. NBO’s own role in achieving this vision to date includes: establishing the North Buffalo Farmers Market; conducting clean-up events; promoting local businesses and organizations; keeping the community informed; and hosting public meetings for networking and sharing of resources. Plans are also underway for new initiatives related to public art, economic development, and infrastructure. Do you have an idea? Community input is welcome and encouraged! For more information, contact info@northbuffalo.org.

    Latest Article: One chef’s high-wire act at the North Buffalo Farmers Market

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  • If you enjoy public radio and television in Buffalo, you’ve probably heard or seen Peter Hall asking you for money. He’s the co-host of “Theater Talk” with Anthony Chase (Friday mornings at 6:45 and 8:45 a.m. on WBFO, 88.7 FM) and is the afternoon drive host on Classical 94.5 / WNED where he also produces and hosts “Buffalo Philharmonic Live” (Sundays at 5 p.m. repeating Tuesdays at 11 p.m.) broadcasting BPO performances conducted by JoAnn Falletta. Around town he’s the emcee for Buffalo Chamber Music Society concerts, the Falletta competition, and the Camerata di Sant’Antonio concerts. If you see him at a play or musical with a pen in his hand, he’s probably writing a review for buffalorising.com. In past lives he has been a Director of Membership for Western New York Public Broadcasting (PBS and NPR), a Director of Marketing for Canisius College, and before that was a Director of Marketing for Fisher-Price. He feels fortunate to have worked for some of the most trusted brands in Western New York. Growing up in the Amherst school system, music, the arts, literature, outdoor activities, and teaching were important in his family. His grandfather, the painter W.J. Schwanekamp, has works on display at the Burchfield-Penney. His father was a high school English teacher and his mother was a public librarian. In high school, in addition to running track and cross country and being in the ski club, Peter played various instruments in the orchestra, had leading roles in the plays, and was an editor of the high school newspaper. Peter holds a B.A. in Comparative Literature from Columbia University and an M.B.A. from SUNY at Buffalo. For over twenty years he has taught undergraduate and graduate classes at Canisius College’s Richard J. Wehle School of Business. Depending on the season, on weekends he can be seen riding with the Niagara Frontier Bicycle Club or teaching downhill skiing at Kissing Bridge.

    Latest Article: Edna O’Brien continues the tradition of world-class authors visiting Buffalo as part of Just Buffalo’s “BABEL” series

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  • Philip Wilkins is a Baseball, Hockey and Football fan and an avid Orioles, Sabres and Bills watcher. He moved to Buffalo in 2009 and has an MBA from Canisius College. He has a BA from the University of Colorado- Boulder-Go Buffs!, and has been a Buffalo fan ever since NHL '94 and the 4 Bills Super Bowls. He also can’t wait until Ryan O’Reilly gets the “C” on his jersey.

    Latest Article: Sabres Should Be Sellers As Trade Deadline Looms

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  • Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at The Hotel @ The Lafayette, and the Madd Tiki Winter Luau. Other projects: Navigetter. Contact Newell Nussbaumer | Newell@BuffaloRising.com

    Latest Article: ‘Roc N’ B & Friends’ Expands to Buffalo

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  • RaChaCha is a Garbage Plate™ kid making his way in a Chicken Wing world. Since 2008, he's put over a hundred articles on here, and he asked us to be sure to thank you for reading. So, thank you for reading. You may also have seen his freelance byline in Artvoice, where he writes under the name his daddy gave him [Ed: Send me a check, and I might reveal what that is]. When he's not writing, RaChaCha is an urban planner, a rehabber of houses, and a community builder. He co-founded the Buffalo Mass Mob, and would love to see you at the next one. He represents Buffalo Young Preservationists on the Trico roundtable. If you try to demolish a historic building, he might have something to say about that. He is a proud AmeriCorps alum. Things you may not know about RaChaCha (unless you read this before): "Ra Cha Cha" is a nickname of his hometown. (Didn't you know that? Do you live under a rock?) He's a political junkie (he once worked for the president of the Monroe County Legislature), but we don't really let him write about politics on here. He helped create a major greenway in the Genesee Valley, and worked on early planning for the Canalway Trail. He hopes you enjoy biking and hiking on those because that's what he put in all that work for. He was a ringleader of the legendary "Chill the Fill" campaign to save Rochester's old downtown subway tunnel. In fact, he comes from a long line of troublemakers. An ancestor fought at Bunker Hill, and a relative led the Bear Flag Revolt in California. We advise you to remember this before messing with him in the comments. He worked on planning the Rochester ARTWalk, and thinks Buffalo should have one of those, too (write your congressman). You can also find RaChaCha (all too often, we frequently nag him) on the Twitters at @HeyRaChaCha. Which is what some people here yell when they see him on the street. You know who you are.

    Latest Article: Blow the Roof Off St. Lawrence Church!

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  • I moved to Buffalo to attend Canisius College in 2007 and began writing for Buffalo Rising as a journalism intern in 2010. Working with Newell and meeting numerous entrepreneurs, activists and everyday folks who were working to make their city better made a huge impact on my decision to stay here. After witnessing all the positive development and grassroots initiatives happening in neighborhoods throughout the city, I was inspired to pursue a term of service in AmeriCorps and a career in Buffalo's non-profit sector. I currently work in the housing department at the Lt. Col. Matt Urban Human Services Center of WNY and am excited to be a part of their ongoing efforts to revitalize the Broadway Fillmore neighborhood. I also volunteer as the project coordinator for Artfarms Buffalo. I continue to write for Buffalo Rising because I love having the opportunity to stay connected to those working toward positive changes for the Queen City.

    Latest Article: UDCDA Launches “Better on Bailey” Initiative

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  • Architect ( a real one, not just the armchair type), author of "Buffalo, Architecture in the American Forgotten Land" ( www.blurb.com ), lover of great spaces, hater of sprawl and waste, advocate for a better way of doing things.

    Latest Article: Wrecking Buffalo: 2016, a Preview of What Might be Lost

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  • Tara Mancini's interest span from Microbiology and Chemistry, Research and Development, Manufacturing, Quality Assurance, and Process Improvement Analysis to New York History, Early Civilizations and Child Development and Education. Part of the Quality Assurance jobs was food taster, both sweet and savory. When I travel I make a point of eating everything. Recent projects include founding the Friends of Schenck Hose in Buffalo, NY - an 1823 pioneer and farm estate - that seeks to restore and put into adaptive reuse the historic buildings to recently being awarded a patent for a new chemical production system. Specialties: Operations, Plant Start up, R & D, Pilot plant testing, operations, quality, Sales and Marketing, Production line or plant start up, streamline production, material waste management, recycling, process improvement, Biodiesel, Renewable Energy, Project Development.

    Latest Article: Breaking It Down

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  • Real estate and design nerd.

    Latest Article: 905 Elmwood Welcomes First Tenants

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  • Growing up in Central, New York was a lot like living in a closet, but with a great view. At 18, she went off to college to find herself and to see what the world had in store for her. She has lived in various parts of the country, California being her favorite, and has traveled outside the US borders. She hopes to live her last years in Mexico, along the Pacific coast, in a pueblo hut that has a thatched roof that sits right on the beach, so she can always hear the sound of the ocean, and feel the sand beneath her feet. Here, she would continue with her childhood fascination of collecting seashells and read as many books as her eyes would permit. (http://www.tinadillman.com)

    Latest Article: El Museo – Celebrating 35 Years!!!

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  • Steve Warzala, maybe better known as ‘Warzy’ is a TV and Radio Sportscaster. He works nationally and locally in WNY. A massive sports fan and self-proclaimed gastronome / epicurean. He has lived and traveled all around the world. Taking up residences in California, Pennsylvania, Switzerland and of course Buffalo. His love for food stems from his parents growing up. Which really parlayed when he lived in Europe. He is excited to share his experiences with Buffalo Rising. When it comes to life, he’ll try anything 3 times! Beyond BR you can catch him on FB, IG and Snapchat @WarzysWorld.

    Latest Article: Falley Allen is on the right path…

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  • Buffalo and development junkie currently exiled in California.

    Latest Article: Big Deal: 1485 Niagara Street Sold

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