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19
Aug
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Refugee Journeys – Grants & Training, Open House & Volunteer Call for Daycare Startups

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By Shannon Linehan, Program Specialist - Buffalo Refugee Childcare Microenterprise Project, Journey’s End Refugee Services

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Journey’s End has been partnering with the Child Care Resource Network of Western New York in The Buffalo Refugee Childcare Micro enterprise project.

This exciting project provides refugees with the required New York State Day Care Health and Safety Training, technical assistance, business planning support, and targeted ESL instruction necessary to start a childcare business in their home as a NYS Registered Family Day Care Provider. Read moreRead more

11
Aug
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The Dude Hates Cancer Combines Bowling and Brewing…on Shabbos

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By Tim Maxwell, Founder, National Chair & Buffalo Co-Chair, The Dude Hates Cancer

The Dude, Jeff Bridges’ lead character in the Coen Brothers film The Big Lebowski, seems like a pretty laid back guy. However, he does have some pet peeves, including: nihilists, The Eagles, and (I presume) cancer. So, when I decided to start a bowling fundraiser in 2006 in honor of my parents, who’d both been diagnosed with forms of blood cancer, it seemed only natural to name it after The Dude, who, after all, loved bowling. Read moreRead more

Good Neighbors Support The Good Hood

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8
Aug
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Hallwalls to Host Reception for Outer Harbor Park Project

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By Laura Kirkpatrick

This summer, so far, has been pivotal for Buffalo’s Outer Harbor. Perkins+Will have done a stellar job in a short amount of time meshing the hopes of Buffalonians with the needs of the ECHDC. But the focus on the Outer Harbor has been long-running, and for students of Professor Sean Burkholder at UB’s School of Architecture and Planning, it culminated last spring. Burkholder challenged his students to create park-first land use visions for Buffalo’s Outer Harbor. The assignment asked the students to Read moreRead more

5
Aug
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Big Sean and Little Conyai – Transforming Buffalo Through Mentoring & Education

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

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The mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Erie County (BBBSEC) is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported 1-to-1 mentoring relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. BBBSEC is overjoyed at the number of long-lasting friendships that have been made over our 40+ year history. The story of Big Brother Sean Myers and Little Brother Conyai is just one example…

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1
Aug
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PUSHin’ the Envelope – August Marks Parties at Mass Ave Park & 19th St.

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By Lonnie Barlow, Organizer, PUSH Buffalo

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Summers are fun in PUSH Buffalo’s Green Development Zone, but August is usually very busy for us over here. We have two events coming up this month that will be pretty interesting.

To many of you who may not know the story, we started a campaign to Read moreRead more

29
Jul
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First Slow Roll Buffalo Set to Ride This Friday

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By Seamus Gallivan

My love and understanding of Buffalo is greatly informed by my love of bicycling.

When I was a kid, after learning how to ride a bike in Western New York’s most densely populated square mile of Kenmore, I’d spend entire days biking the Niagara Riverwalk section of the Erie Canalway Trail, from my grandmother’s home in the Marine Drive towers beside Erie Basin Marina to Nia-Wanda Park and Old Man River in Tonawanda, enjoying the scenic Niagara River and Canadian shoreline while observing how the Niagara Thruway (I-190) so terribly separated West Side neighborhoods from our waterfront. Read moreRead more

21
Jul
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Sportsmens Hosts Investigative Post Benefit Tonight – a Q&A with Tom Toles

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By Seamus Gallivan

Tonight at the Sportsmens Tavern (326 Amherst St, 7pm), acclaimed Washington Post and former Buffalo News cartoonist Tom Toles will mark his annual homecoming by drumming with local Americana outfit The Outlyers and special guests such as Mary Ramsey and Pauline Digati in what he describes as, “a night of adventure and variety,” all for the benefit of Investigative Post (IP).

Billed as “News, Brews & Rock N’ Roll” and Read moreRead more

16
Jul
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Riverkeeper & WNED to Screen New Documentary During Larkin Market

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By Seamus Gallivan

This past Thursday, the Larkin Market got off to a glorious start as thousands of attendees took part in “social shopping” with some 65 varied vendors, from farmed and prepared foods to many forms of handcrafted goods (Buffalo News photo gallery here). While each Thursday in Larkin Square (745 Seneca St., Larkinville, 4-7:30pm, free) will offer light live music to help set the vibe – last week we had sounds from guitar, sitar, gyil (West African xylophone), and steel drums – some weeks will include even more for the attendees to enjoy, such as this week’s visit from Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper (BNR), Read moreRead more

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