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14
Apr
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Social Media Club to Check In at Larkin Square for Foursquare Day

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By Jerome Singletary

For the last five years or so, people have been collecting badges and stealing mayorships on the popular “check-in” app Foursquare, all in the name of making sure others know where they are at any given time. Naturally, once the app took off, the idea of Foursquare Day came up – and surprisingly, it wasn’t thought of by the makers of Foursquare but a group of social media lovers in Tampa, Florida.

Nevertheless, we now celebrate Foursquare Day every April 16th (4 squared =16 or 4/16!) and Social Media Club Buffalo is hosting the area’s fourth annual Foursquare Day party at Larkin Square Read moreRead more

11
Apr
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Second Annual BuffaLoveFest Set to Reign Over the Zoo

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The Buffalo Zoo has announced the lineup for their second annual BuffaLoveFest, an event featuring all things “Buffalo.”

The inaugural BuffaLoveFest in 2013 was such a success that Zoo officials have decided to make the event bigger and better in 2014.

“We had a lot more people attend last year than we expected,” said Katie Jordan, the Zoo’s Senior Events Coordinator. “To accommodate a larger crowd, this year’s event will have more than double the amount of food trucks we had last year.”

Other additions include a special beer from Flying Bison crafted exclusively for BuffaLoveFest, a Read moreRead more

Good Neighbors Support The Good Hood

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7
Apr
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Notes from the Larkin Soapbox, April Edition – Scholarship Fund & BunnyFest

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By Seamus Gallivan

As we prepare for our biggest summer yet in Larkinville – Food Truck Tuesdays start in May, when we’ll announce the lineup for Live at Larkin Wednesday concerts beginning in June, leading to the launch of both the Thursday night Larkin Market and new bar/restaurant the Hydraulic Hearth in July, followed by the August debut of the new Flying Bison Brewery…whew! – business is bustling as usual in big building that anchors it all, Larkin at Exchange. Read moreRead more

1
Apr
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Niagara Students Stand Up to Alzheimer’s with Hilarity for Charity

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By Kyra Rieker

The Niagara University Marketing Association (NUMA) is supporting those affected by Alzheimer’s disease by holding a fundraiser for the Hilarity for Charity Fund, founded by funnyman Seth Rogen and his wife, actress/writer Lauren Miller, in support of the Alzhimer’s Association of America.

Rogen and Miller founded Hilarity for Charity in 2011 after seeing the impact that early onset Alzheimer’s had on Miller’s mother. What began as one event that raised $300,000 has led to a series of unique events as well as a new initiative targeting college students all around the country, called HFC U. Read moreRead more

Good Neighbors Support The Good Hood

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28
Mar
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BBBS of Erie County Announces Honorees of “Women Who Move the City”

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

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A few months ago, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Erie County (BBBSEC) called out to The Good Neighborhood and Western New York to nominate women who give considerable time to the cause of making our community a better place.

We received numerous nominations, and following much deliberation, our selection committee chose five honorees to be recognized at BBBSEC’s inaugural Women Who Move the City taking place on Thursday, April 10th, from 6-9PM at Pearl at the Webb (76 Pearl Street, downtown Buffalo). We hope you will join us in celebrating these five terrific women: Read moreRead more

5
Mar
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PUSHin’ the Envelope – Community Congress to Convene Thursday at GSNC

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By Lonnie Barlow, Organizer, PUSH Buffalo

Do you know what you need where you live? If you do, what is it? Why? How can you get what you need where you live?

You don’t have to answer these questions right now, just let them marinate for a minute.

Sometime in 2005, almost a decade ago, a rag-tag group of neighborhood residents and a couple of supposed community organizers were going around the West Side of Buffalo. These people went seemingly from door-to-door attempting to have conversations with people. The conversation starter was, “What is the biggest issue facing Buffalo?” Read moreRead more

28
Feb
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A Mentor’s Journey: Different Faces, Same Mission

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By LaGuan Rodgers, Mentor Advocate, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Erie County

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Back in my schooldays, I really needed help with math. Looking back, there were probably other students who needed a tutor more than I, yet I found myself frustrated by my lack of confidence as I trudged through the dual assignments Mrs. Mahoney gave me.

Here I was, an 8th grader taking 8th and 9th grade math at North Park Middle Academy, accustomed to going home and sitting in my favorite chair at my grandparents’ table to do countless hours of homework. No matter how lengthy or taxing a given assignment could be, I somehow managed to get it done, in most cases at a high level. But for the first time, I was stuck.

I can’t pinpoint the exact day of the year when I met Tim O’Connor. All I really remember was that Read moreRead more

13
Feb
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Sportsmen’s Tavern to Host ScrabbleFest Benefit for Literacy Buffalo

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From Seamus Gallivan: Since we kicked off the 2014 Scrabble®Fest season last month in Larkin Square, dozens of private parties have been held throughout Western New York in which player enter by making a donation to Literacy New York Buffalo-Niagara, and the top scorer advances to the finals in March.

No word on whether anyone at those parties has matched Read moreRead more

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