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 more
By Kerry Alsheimer, Community Relations Coordinator, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Erie County
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 more
On Saturday, April 5th, 2014, Buffalo-born pop music group The Doyle Brothers will come home from New York City to present “Spring Your Soul,” a concert benefiting Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo and the Kiss Cares for Kids Radiothon. The event will serve as the launch of the Spring Your Soul Foundation (SYS), through which the Doyles plan to present regular concert events benefiting community causes.
The Spring Your Soul concert will be held at the Forvm in Amherst (4224 Maple Rd., 8pm), and feature The Doyle Brothers, fellow Buffalo native and NYC-based multi-instrumentalist John Schmitt, and Buffalo jam quintet Little Mountain Band. Tickets are $10 Read more
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 more
By LaGuan Rodgers, Mentor Advocate, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Erie County
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 more
By Frits Abell and Paul Morgan
REEL: a queer film party is a new initiative for the LGBT community, and anyone who likes film and fun.
The bi-monthly event – which is meant to be an alternative to the bar scene – kicks off on Friday, February 21st, at Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center (341 Delaware Ave, downtown, 8pm). While the evening is centered on a film of interest to the community, other programming features Read more
As Live at O’Larkin turns two, a wise Irish saying rings true – “The older the fiddle, the sweeter the tune.”
In 2013, the inaugural Live at O’Larkin welcomed over 1,500 people to Larkin Square on the Friday before Buffalo’s St. Patrick’s Day parades, the free event making its case as a new holiday tradition with live music and dance befitting Irish-American tradition along with an array of food and drink.
This year, on Friday, March 14th, from 5-8pm, the second annual Live at O’Larkin adds to the tradition as some 15 food trucks Read more
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 more