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Tess Fraser, lead organizer of the Undy 5000 Saturday in Delaware Park, hopes others will learn from the painful lesson of the loss of her mother, Barbara Hogg. (Harry Scull Jr./Buffalo News) By Scott Scanlon – Refresh Editor Tess Fraser plans to run around Delaware Park in her underwear Saturday,... Continue reading
Posted 1 minute ago at The Refresh Buffalo Blog
By Mary Kunz Goldman At last count there are still a few seats left for the Buffalo Chamber Players' concert tonight at Buffalo Seminary ... a fascinating program of transcriptions and arrangements perfect for a rainy night. That is the most recent picture of the Chamber Players up above. And... Continue reading
Posted 30 minutes ago at The Gusto Blog
Parking lot and lighting improvements at Griffon Park will begin next week, resulting in the closure of the park's boat docks for the month of May, the city has announced. The city is urging boaters to use other launch sites in North Tonawanda or Tonawanda until further notice. Continue reading
Posted 1 hour ago at The Brink
Posted 4 hours ago at Adam Zyglis
Buzz is fine the morning after Dyngus Day but our computer has a hangover. It will not let us post our pictures! Pictures will have to come later. Meanwhile enjoy The News' gallery of pictures! And here are highlights that stand out from last night: Politicians in the parade being... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Buzz Blog
An annual celebration of spring in Niagara Falls is happening this weekend. The LaSalle Yacht Club on Saturday will host "Niagara Boom Days," a night of food and dancing, with music from the Jazzline Band. The event runs from 6 to 10 p.m. at the yacht club, 78 S. 68th... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at The Brink
“Even in the face of suffering, you can dare to hope.” That was the Easter message the Rev. Jerry Gillis shared in services today at The Chapel at Crosspoint in East Amherst. Two high-profile families in the large Chapel ranks have gone through very public suffering in recent weeks: the... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at The Refresh Buffalo Blog
The Tourism Advisory Board will meet at 6 p.m. Monday in Room 117 in City Hall, 745 Main St. The School Board will hold a special meeting at 5 p.m. Tuesday in the district’s central office, 630 66th St. The Planning Board will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday in Council... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at The Brink
Dr. Robert Kalb talks with Beth Fildes, a nurse in his Buffalo Medical Group office. (Harry Scull Jr./Buffalo News) By Scott Scanlon – Refresh Editor Those who have been hospitalized in recent months and unable to get a dermatologist to come to their bedside, and others who suffer from psoriasis,... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at The Refresh Buffalo Blog
Clark Coolidge, the prolific experimental poet and sometime jazz percussionist whose work is closely associated with both the second generation of the New York School of poets and the subsequent Language movement of poets and writers that followed them, will read from his work tonight at 8 p.m. in the... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at The Gusto Blog
An album of 250 photos featuring window displays from the former Kleinhans Co. department store on Lafayette Square is being put up for auction today in New York City. The album, which chronicles the work of a Buffalo window dresser between 1919 and 1926, includes photos of "a patriotic 'tableau... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at The Gusto Blog
When Buffalo playwright Neil Wechsler announced plans last year to produce his own outdoor adaptation of "Faust" at Silo City this summer using actors from across the Northeast as part of a new annual theater festival, it sounded almost too good to be true. Turns out it was, at least... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at The Gusto Blog
Lorna Hill, center, finds inner strength as Hecuba in “The Trojan Women,” opening tonight in TheatreLoft. "The Trojan Women," through April 19 in a co-proudction of Ujima Theatre and Buffalo Public Theatre in TheatreLoft. ★★★ "A View from the Bridge," through May 3 in a Subversive Theatre production in the... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at The Gusto Blog
The New York Power Authority says it will fund a study of the relocation of the treasured Old Stone Chimney, which currently stands in an embankment of the Robert Moses Parkway. Above is a screenshot of a Google map, with the red marker indicating the area to be studied as... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at The Brink
You'd have to jog for 27 minutes to burn off the calories contained in one small chocolate Easter Bunny. (Sharon Cantillon/Buffalo News) Easter comes after only Halloween when it comes to candy sales, according to the National Confectioners Association, which can create a challenge for parents looking to stuff the... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at The Refresh Buffalo Blog
The State Education Department said this week that the Buffalo Public Schools' plans to phase out and relaunch two struggling city schools aren't good enough. As noted in today's story, Deputy Commissioner Ken Slentz said the district's plans to turn Bennett High School into a new STE@M Academy focused on... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at School Zone
Housing Visions Inc., a Syracuse-based not-for-profit, was awarded $2.9 million in low-interest loans and tax credits for its $12 million Walnut Avenue Homes project, the state announced today. The organization is planning to construct 41 housing units at eight properties on Walnut Avenue as well as Fifth, Sixth and Seventh... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at The Brink
By Mary Kunz Goldman Buffalo jazz crooner Michael Civisca is making a rare appearance in the limelight on April 24, for a special occasion. The occasion is Life is a Cabaret, which celebrates the 90th anniversary of Buffalo's Community Music School as well as the 90th birthday of the great... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at The Gusto Blog
The state Parole Board on Monday denied a parole request from Eric M. Smith, who is serving a life prison sentence for killing and sodomizing a 4-year-old boy more than 20 years ago in Steuben County when Smith was 13. Click this link to download the transcript from Smith's parole board appearance in PDF format: Eric Smith parole board transcript. Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Buffalo News Live
By Mary Kunz Goldman JoAnn Falletta will be leaving the Ulster Orchestra in September, news reports have announced. Falletta, music director of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, has been chief conductor of the orchestra in Northern Ireland since 2011, when she signed a three-year contract. Her successor, the orchestra's website states,... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at The Gusto Blog
County Executive Mark Poloncarz will be pardoning a butter lamb today at 2:30 p.m. at the Broadway Market. The gesture does not melt the heart of one Polish Catholic gentleman. The ceremony appears to be a kind of mash-up of Easter with Thanksgiving, when a turkey is pardoned by the... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Buzz Blog
(Primus, with guests Fishbone, will kick off this year's Niagara River Rocks concert series in June.) The Niagara River Rocks Concert Series, held at Gratwick Park, River Rd., in North Tonawanda, has announced the first two of what organizers hope will be as many as 6 shows scheduled throughout the... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at The Gusto Blog