BBBSEC Opens Nominations for “Women Who Move the City”

By Kerry Alsheimer, Community Relations Coordinator, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Erie County

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BBBSEC is excited to announce our second annual event, Women Who Move the City, to recognize and celebrate women in the Buffalo area who positively impact the lives of others by volunteering their time – not only as Big Sister mentors in our organization, but also for various other charitable endeavors throughout the community. Continue reading

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PUSHin’ the Envelope – Energy Democracy Forum Thursday at Downtown Library

By Lonnie Barlow, Organizer, PUSH Buffalo

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As we reach a climax in our society at which sustainability or going green becomes more about survival and less a fad, a few things become clear – if we don’t get control over critically needed resources like water, food, shelter, and energy, we’re setting ourselves and future generations up for a disaster.   Continue reading

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Inaugural Larkinville Ice Fest Set for Saturday

Seneca Street, in the heart of Larkinville, has recently been boosted by two new and bustling businesses near the neighborhood’s main destination of Larkin Square. In the spirit of collaboration, these new neighbors will present the inaugural Larkinville Ice Festival, with free family-friendly fun in Larkin Square and at both the new Hydraulic Hearth Restaurant & Brewery and Flying Bison Brewing CompanyContinue reading

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January Friendraiser Set for Filling Station – Riverkeeper in Spotlight

Building on the well-received return back in December of our Friendraiser, an informal mixer that unites Good Neighbors with common causes, the gathering will return to The Filling Station in Larkin Square on Wednesday, January 28th, at 5:30pm. In the name of networking, all are welcome to bring flyers, brochures, signup lists, eager minds and idle hands – everyone will be introduced.  Continue reading

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Announcing, 4th Annual Johnny Cash BDay Bash at Nietzsche’s

Assuming the spirit of the late, great Johnny Cash is no small task – but for the fourth year in a row at Buffalo’s venerable music club Nietzsche’s, five acts will do so in honor of The Man in Black’s upcoming birthday.

Among the stalwarts of Buffalo’s music scene performing are both annual favorites and newcomers – The CPX, Ten Cent Howl, Stoneflower, David Michael Miller of Dive House Union, and Jim Candytree & Megan Brown of Whiskey Reverb, all of whom are sharing their song selections to ensure there will be no repeats. Continue reading

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Family Promise of WNY to Present 5K Run & Walk Fundraiser

By Tracy Diina

Buffalo has many wonderful organizations dedicated to helping those in need. Some of these nonprofit organizations fly below the radar. Take Family Promise of Western New York. It was created in 1996 as a means to keep homeless families together while simultaneously engaging religious congregations and utilizing underused church buildings but still very few people know about it. Family Promise stresses the importance of keeping families together during times of homelessness and is one of only two local resources that provide this service.

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10th Annual ScrabbleFest Benefiting Literacy NYBN to Launch in Larkin Square

By Tracy Diina

Literacy New York Buffalo-Niagara (LNYBN) will kick off Scrabble®Fest 2015 with a special event on Wednesday, January 14th, 2015 from 5pm to 7pm at The Filling Station at Larkin Square, 745 Seneca Street, Buffalo. Continue reading

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BBBS Celebrates National Mentoring Month with The Art of Friendship

By Kerry Alsheimer, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Erie County (BBBSEC)

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A BIG welcome to 2015! New Years Day is always exciting BBBSEC, along with many other organizations, as January is National Mentoring Month (NMM)! Continue reading

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