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Announcing, 4th Annual Phish Tribute at Nietzsche’s

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Continuing an annual tradition that honors Phish’s 1991 performance at Nietzsche’s on their rise to worldwide renown, three Buffalo bands will take to that same Allentown venue to pay tribute with four nonstop hours of Phish songs without any repeats.

This year’s tribute will feature some new players as well as guests who’ve performed at past editions – having dazzled in dabbling into Phish covers at prior shows, new kids on the scene Read moreRead more

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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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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

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Nov
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Announcing, 3rd Annual Holiday Live at Larkin ft. Robot Holiday & Food Trucks

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Extending a tradition that has helped establish Larkinville as a unique entertainment destination, Holiday Live at Larkin is returning for a third year with even more fun added to the free event that supports the Food Bank of Western New York.

Set for Friday, December 5th, in Larkin Square, Holiday Live at Larkin will once again be headlined by a two-hour performance under the heated, covered boardwalk from Robot Holiday, the local collective known for original, nontraditional holiday music which has again recorded a new album full of songs, “Between the Snowflakes.” In a new twist this year, Read moreRead more

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Nov
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Saturday at Nietzsche’s – Zuri, Lady Lush, Zak Ward, Bob Buckley & MiA Instrument Drive

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Building on the success of last month’s four-band bill and instrument donation drive for Music is Art at Nietzsche’s, The Good Hood returns this Saturday, November 22nd, with a wildly different lineup.

Leading off the night will be a new and experimental group led by budding bass queen Zuri Appleby, who has assembled  Read moreRead more

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Nov
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Starlight Spotlight – Co-Artifact Hits Tonight

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By Judy Clonan-Smith, Art Studio Case Coordinator, The Learning Disabilities Association of WNY & Starlight Studio and Art Gallery

Over the past couple weeks, Starlight Studio & Art Gallery staff and artists have dropped what we’ve been working on to see the 17 community artists and their completed artworks. When Nancy Parisi brought in hers, she had a chance to talk with her Co-Artifact partner artist, Ricky Hogan, and see how he had finished the work she started. Read moreRead more

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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

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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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