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16
Jan
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January Friendraiser Set for Filling Station – Riverkeeper in Spotlight

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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.  Read moreRead more

7
Jan
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10th Annual ScrabbleFest Benefiting Literacy NYBN to Launch in Larkin Square

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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. Read moreRead more

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6
Jan
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BBBS Celebrates National Mentoring Month with The Art of Friendship

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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)! Read moreRead more

19
Dec
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Tonight – PPG Hosts the Movement Dance Party at The Foundry

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By Lonnie Barlow, Organizer, PUSH Buffalo

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“Just got paid, it’s Friday night/Party hunting, feeling right/Bodies shaking, all around/bought one drink, now I’m getting down.”

We’ll be singing something like this later tonight at the Movement Party. If you’ve been moving around in Buffalo’s progressive and activist community, then you’ve probably heard about one of the area’s foremost, underground holiday-time traditions. Read moreRead more

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1
Dec
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Take This Simple Survey to Improve our Sewer System

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Editor’s note: As promised, this survey took about five minutes to complete. 

By Cara Matteliano, Vice President, Community Impact, Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo

Take a survey and receive a rain barrel. Your feedback will help shape a public engagement campaign to ensure Buffalo’s waterways are clean and safe for years to come.

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26
Nov
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Big Brothers & Big Sisters Bring “Big Give” for Giving Tuesday

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

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I’m writing this on Wednesday, November 19th, a day that many areas in and surrounding the City of Buffalo have been pummeled with upwards of 5 feet of snow, while my Allentown home and the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Erie County (BBBSEC) offices in North Buffalo are relatively unscathed. This is a really great day to be thankful. Read moreRead more

6
Nov
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Return of the Friendraiser – Mixer Set for The Filling Station in Larkin Square

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Note: Due to weather, this event has been rescheduled for Monday, December 1st. 

Good Neighbors, your requests have been answered – we’re bringing back our monthly Friendraiser!

Join us at The Filling Station in Larkin Square, on Monday, December 1st, from 5:30-7pm, for an informal mixer to connect Good Neighbors with common causes – feel free to bring business cards and any promotional material. While everyone will be introduced formally for the sake of networking, we spotlight one specific cause at each Friendraiser, with this month’s focus on the reformed Give for Greatness (G4G) program, now supported by Arts Services Initiative of WNY (ASI). With ASI’s providing of office and administrative support, G4G is again awarding grants to local arts and cultural organizations; we’ll introduce their new director and committee members, who will discuss future event plans, including one in an exciting new location near Larkinville.  Read moreRead more

4
Nov
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Announcing: Food Truck Turkey in Larkin Square on Thanksgiving Eve

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As Larkin Square’s Food Truck Tuesday has become one of Buffalo’s biggest dinner parties, the success of the six-month season that ended in October called for an encore – enter Food Truck Turkey, set for the perfect occasion of one of Buffalo’s biggest social nights, Thanksgiving Eve.

While the 30+ food trucks from Buffalo and Rochester will not necessarily be serving Thanksgiving dinner staples, the spirit of the season will be felt in Larkin Square – live music will be provided by Buffalo band Gravy, named after their claim to “cover everything” with a fresh and funky twist, and the Salvation Army will be on site with a goal of “stuffing the truck” with donations of food and winter clothing. Read moreRead more

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