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Double-parked police cars and fire apparatus will be coming to Niagara Square late next year. The City is in the process of buying and converting the former Michael J. Dillon federal courthouse into the new headquarters for the police and fire departments. The prime site was chosen over an alternative plan to buy and renovate a former K-Mart at 998 Broadway. The Buffalo News has the scoop: The Brown Administration declined to comment on its public safety campus plans, saying it’s premature to discuss it. But sources told The News that the city is expected to close on the property…

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Author: Robert Klingensmith All good things must come to an end. And so it was with the Buffalo Rising Livefyre commenting system. We’ve been using Livefyre on Buffalo Rising for some time now and have been overall happy with what it provided. When we learned that Livefyre had been purchased by Adobe, we were excited for the partners we had supported early-on and cautiously excited for what might come next. Livefyre was still an excellent system, but its feature set had been slowly slipping behind its competitors, so it was about time for a refresh. With Adobe behind the refresh,…

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Wine Enthusiast has discovered Buffalo. Of course the crux of the article discusses this city’s restaurants, distilleries, breweries, etc. What is especially nice if the attention paid to a number of restaurants that don’t typically land in the spotlight when it comes to national press – Oliver’s, Ristorante Lombardo, and Bacchus Wine Bar and Restaurant. Vera and Craving also made the cut, though they tend to get a bit more press than some of the oldie but goodies. The article also picks up on City Wine Merchant and Paradise Wine – two neighborhood friendly wine shops that have done a…

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A pair of Canadian world travelers have made their way to Buffalo, and they say that they love what they have found. What’s great about this couple (known as One Modern Couple) is that they incorporated video segments into the article, titled A Guide To Buffalo, NY – A City To Fall In Love With. “It surprised us from the time we got out of our car on that first day, until we left,” said the pair about Buffalo. Carolann – Burger aficionado, popcorn lover and avid tea drinker (when I’m not drinking coffee)…oh and world traveller! Macrae – Coffee connoisseur with…

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Despite the looming weather, there is a plan in place to clean up a historic East Side neighborhood this Saturday (May, 14, 2016). The clean up is being initiated by a new East Side preservation group called Historic East Side Neighborhood Initiative (HESNI). One of the goals of the group is to clean up blighted areas, in hopes to attract interest in properties and buildings – to fuel the imaginations of investors, home owners, historians, artists, and anyone else who would like to live and work in the Broadway-Fillmore neighborhood.  From 10am to 2pm, volunteers will be helping to beautify the neighborhoods…

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Author: Steve Bukowski – SPMWNY Board of Directors The Steel Plant Museum of Western New York (SPMWNY) is holding its 2nd Annual Steelfest on Saturday, May 21st. This year’s event will feature local vendors selling handmade goods, the opening of the museum’s latest exhibit, and a visit by Lloyd Taco Truck. The museum, located inside the Heritage DiscoveRY Center, will host Buffalo-based vendors in its community room from 10am-5pm. This year will feature a great variety of goods and artisans, including Mike West Everyday (who designed the event’s Rosie the Riveter flyer). Steelfest will also host Doro Studios, selling hand-casted concrete…

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Hertel Avenue is celebrating Buffalo’s moms this Saturday, May 7, by organizing a new event called Hertel Mama Fest. The special day, sponsored by the Hertel Business Association, is dedicated to all of the moms, daughters, sisters and friends who do their part in making Mother’s Day such a special occasion. Even the kids and the husbands are welcome to take part in this special day of dining, shopping and pampering. Hertel businesses are making sure that all of the moms are treated to specials and surprise gifts throughout the day. Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 8, 2016. To learn more…

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The Labyrinth Society is inviting the community to celebrate World Labyrinth Day, along with thousands of others from across the globe who participate in activities that are dedicated to the peaceful and reflective nature of the maze. Labyrinths are all around us. There are the ones that everyone can plainly see – garden mazes that people explore, in search of answers – all while experiencing meditational peace and tranquility. Other labyrinths are not so easy to identify, such as the ones that ever-present in our minds. On Saturday, May 7th, The Labyrinth Society invites you to participate in Walk as One at…

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Are you aware the the Buffalo Science Museum has a camera club? Since 1939, club members have been gathering together, to meet like-minded camera aficionados, participate in presentations and enter and judge competitions. The club hosts field trips, walks, talks and a yearly expo. On May 6, 2016, from 6 pm to 9pm, the camera club invites you to attend the Photography Show ‘Around WNY’, with featured photos from members. The exhibit is part of the First Friday Allentown event. The public is invited to attend the show at Sports Focus, located at 531 Virginia Street. Refreshments will be served. To learn more about…

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Another hidden gem within the walls of the Buffalo Museum of Science, the Science Museum Camera Club has been an affiliate of the museum since 1939 . . . over 65 years! The club consists of 40 to 50 mostly amateur photographers with a few who do some professional photography on the side. The group meets twice a month at the museum, October through May. On the first Tuesday of each month the club holds print and slide competitions adjudicated by an outside judge. On the third Tuesday of each month there are educational programs intended to promote member’s growth…

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