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Riverside Farmers' Market Kicks Off Sunday, July 14

Riverside Farmers' Market Kicks Off Sunday, July 14

The new Riverside Farmers’ Market will kick off this Sunday, July 14, featuring fresh produce, homemade jams, jellies and sauces, goat milk products (from cheeses to soap!), and much more. Sponsored by Black Rock-Riverside Neighborhood Housing Services and Councilmember Joseph Golombek’s office, the market will run every Sunday from 9 a.m. to noon until September 29.

Riverside Park is one of Buffalo’s Frederick Law Olmsted-designed parks, and in the summer is one of the city’s most vibrant outdoor areas. The Riverside Farmers’ Market’s sponsors are committed to helping it become a sustainable source of healthy, local food that will contribute to the vitality of the northwestern neighborhoods of Buffalo.

Stars Along Scajaquada

Stars Along Scajaquada

On Saturday, May 18 the Historic Preservation Committee of the Black Rock-Riverside Good Neighbor Planning Alliance will hold a War of 1812 event titled STARS ALONG SCAJAQUADA.

First Phase Of Redevelopment Of Richardson Olmsted Complex In Buffalo Announced

First Phase Of Redevelopment Of Richardson Olmsted Complex In Buffalo Announced

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the Richardson Center Corporation (RCC) today announced the first phase of redevelopment of the Richardson Olmsted Complex, a National Historic Landmark in Buffalo. The state support for the redevelopment of the 19th century complex will leverage private investment and create over 500 construction jobs and up to 90 permanent full-time jobs.

The iconic Towers Administration Building and two adjacent ward buildings – about one-third of the 480,000 square foot, 140 year old complex – will be recreated as a boutique hotel, event and conference space and Buffalo Architecture Center. Lieutenant Governor Robert Duffy announced an architect team, hotel operator and construction manager that will undertake the transformation of this iconic landmark today at a press conference.

Teams Selected To Compete in 2013 Labatt Blue Buffalo Pond Hockey Tournament

Teams Selected To Compete in 2013 Labatt Blue Buffalo Pond Hockey Tournament

Labatt Blue beer today announced the 96 teams who will take to the ice during the sixth annual Labatt Blue Buffalo Pond Hockey Tournament on Saturday, February 9, 2013 at Erie Basin Marina. More than 650 players will compete across 12 divisions with seven player rosters.

Selected teams will still have the opportunity to update their rosters by adding or changing players until January 15, 2013. All selected teams will be charged the $250 tournament fee. Teams not selected via lottery system will be automatically entered into a tournament waiting list.

Mayor's Advice for Trick-or-Treaters

Mayor's Advice for Trick-or-Treaters

Dear City of Buffalo Residents:                                  October 2012

Halloween is a time for ghouls, goblins, and witches. It is one night of the year where kids can dress in their favorite costume and journey around their neighborhood for candy. Let’s avoid the occurrences of villains in neighborhoods – not the villains in costumes, but the individuals who take advantage of the Halloween celebration to commit mischief and vandalism.

This year, I encourage all Buffalo residents to hang signs at their homes to promote the City of Buffalo’s recommended Halloween Trick-or-Treating cut-off policy. Neighborhoods that have used the following recommended actions have reported a drastic decline in incidents of mischief and vandalism:

Buffalo Zoo Says Bon Voyage to Polar Bear Nanuq

Buffalo Zoo Says Bon Voyage to Polar Bear Nanuq

Buffalo, N.Y. (Oct. 9 2012) – The Buffalo Zoo will host a going away party for polar bear Nanuq this weekend.

The event will take place on Saturday October 13 and Sunday October 14 during regular Zoo hours. Activities will include keeper talks, polar bear feedings, polar bear slushies, and a bear-sized “bon voyage” card for children to sign. The first 100 children through the gates each day will receive special polar bear finger puppets. The Bon Voyage activities are free with regular Zoo admission. Anyone who brings in a Goya Foods item to donate to the Food bank of WNY will receive $1 off admission.

The bears are leaving so that the Zoo can prepare for demolition and construction of its new Arctic Edge exhibit.

Chalkfest 2012: Revitalizing Main Street Through Art

Chalkfest 2012: Revitalizing Main Street Through Art

On August 11 and 12th, 2012, the 500 Block of Main Street in downtown Buffalo will be overtaken by art.

Chalkfest [a FREE annual event] is a project envisioned by The 500 Block Association, a group of business, artists and native Buffalo residents to revitalize the 500 Block of Main Street. The festival is throughout the weekend and includes the artwork of Michael Macauley, world reknowned 3D chalk artist.

The two day festival is the first of its kind, all ages on Saturday and Sunday from 12 -5 pm, and after 5 pm on Saturday for adults with live entertainment.