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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
Slow Roll Buffalo

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

Good Neighbors Support The Good Hood

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21
Jul
Tom Toles drums

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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16
Jul
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B Team’s XMas in July Happy Hour to Benefit City of Light

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By Josh Cozzo, board member, B Team Buffalo

Buffalo is affectionately known as the City of Good Neighbors, and one group that embodies this theme is B Team Buffalo. If you’ve never heard about B Team Buffalo, we are a dedicated group of Western New York residents who pride ourselves on taking an active role in the community by working to promote and better the city of Buffalo. The organization’s goal is to be a catalyst for change in the area by enhancing the quality of life in Western New York through partnerships and exemplary leadership. Read moreRead more

11
Jul
Concerned residents share their input on the future of Buffalo's Outer Harbor - photo by Mary Lou Dietrich

Last of 3 Outer Harbor Public Input Meetings Set for Old First Ward Center

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By Joe Doherty

Over 300 community members convened at the Makowski Early Childhood Center on Thursday night to discuss future development of the 1.5-mile stretch of waterfront land now known as the Outer Harbor. From the get-go, the theme of this “pre-planning” forum – the second of three hosted by Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation – was clear: all ideas are welcome. Read moreRead more

30
Jun
Big Brother Seth and Little Brother Matt, celebrate Matt's graduation from high school after almost 6 years of friendship

Big Brothers Big Sisters Celebrate Another Schoolyear’s Successes

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

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Last Tuesday, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Erie County (BBBSEC) hosted its annual Welcome Summer Picnic. Almost 120 Bigs and Littles attended this event, which celebrates the start of summer, and the school year success of our Littles. Read moreRead more

26
Jun
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Announcing, The Larkin Market – “Social Shopping” Thursdays in Larkin Square

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With Food Truck Tuesdays and Live at Larkin Wednesdays well established as new staples of summertime in Buffalo, Larkin Square is adding a third weeknight event to welcome Western New Yorkers for “social shopping”.

The Larkin Market, presented by First Niagara and sponsored by Independent Health, will launch on Thursday, July 10th, and run weekly from 4:00-7:30 pm through September 18th. More than 60 vendors each week offering Read moreRead more

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