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Buffalo Harbor State Park opens this weekend


BUFFALO, NY - Congressman Brian Higgins was in town Friday for a preview of Buffalo Harbor State Park, which will open to the public on Sunday.

It's the only state park in the city and it features picnic pavilions, a nautical-themed playground and awesome views.

If you're looking for the park it's located between Gallagher Beach and the Small Boat Harbor off Fuhrmann Boulevard.

There will be a grand opening in the coming week, and work begins later this year on a fishing station along the breakwall.


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Celebrate summer with Canalside's new attractions


BUFFALO, NY - The Channel 2 Daybreak crew took the show on the road Friday morning to kickoff the Memorial Day weekend. The team was live from Canalside in Buffalo, where a lot has changed for the Summer.

Beginning today, the new canals, known for ice skating in the Winter, are open for paddle boating, pedal boating (yes, there is a difference), remote control sail boats (called Sail the Canal), and there are new Blue Bikes for rent as well.

The sail boats are just like the ones at Central Park in New York City. Canalside and Central Park are the only two places that have these types of sail boats. They are remote operated but you only control the rudder and sail, the wind does the rest.

WNY companies reuse shipping containers for Canalside


BUFFALO, NY - By now you might be familiar with the Canalside vendors' market.

Local artisans set up shop near the water to do business. This summer, they're getting an actual building.

Actually, they're getting refabricated shipping containers

Watts Architecture and Engineering, in collaboration with local companies Buffalo Out Front and Spielman Frabrication, are making each container new again.

"We have a lot of moveable lighting in there, a lot of convenience outlets so they can hook up ... cash registers, they can hook up fans, heaters in the winter," said Dan Chorley of Watts Architecture and Engineering. "We're trying to make it just an open space where the vendors can set up as they please."

The repurposed shipping containers will look totally different in the coming weeks as doors are attached and paint is applied.

Mayoral school control bill finalized


BUFFALO, NY - A bill that would give Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown control over city schools has been finalized and is ready to be presented to the state assembly.

Assemblywoman Crystal Peoples-Stokes wrote the bill that would give him power to appoint a new superintendent and school board for the troubled district.

Peoples tells us Tim Kennedy is sponsoring the bill in the state senate.

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Explore Buffalo Announces Exciting June Tour Schedule

Explore Buffalo Announces Exciting June Tour Schedule

 

Explore Buffalo, a nonprofit organization providing tours and other opportunities where guests can discover Buffalo’s great architecture, history and neighborhoods, has announced an extensive lineup of June events. 

Special Event — Twilight Tour of Homes

June 19 • 5 to 9 p.m.

Meet: Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site at 641 Delaware Ave., Buffalo

Major Food Service Company to Distribute Weber’s Products to Restaurants

Major Food Service Company to Distribute Weber’s Products to Restaurants

 

Heintz & Weber Co., Inc. of Buffalo announced this week that the Sysco Foods New York Division in Syracuse has added Weber’s Brand Horseradish Mustard to its lineup and will now supply the legendary mustard to restaurant accounts in New York and Pennsylvania. This marks the first time that a major food service company has taken on Weber's products for widespread distribution. 

Initially, Sysco Foods New York Division has taken on Weber's Horseradish Mustard in the 12-ounce squeeze size. Additional Weber’s products will also be made be available to restaurants upon request. 

Colligan Law Unveils 'Startup' Practice Area to Service Growing Upstate Entrepreneurial Movement

Colligan Law Unveils 'Startup' Practice Area to Service Growing Upstate Entrepreneurial Movement

Firm currently represents some of New York State’s most notable startups

BUFFALO, NY – Today Colligan Law LLP announced the official formation of the firm’s “startup” practice area, which will focus on counseling emerging companies and entrepreneurs across Upstate New York. The attorneys at Colligan Law LLP offer experience in all phases of business formation, seed funding and venture capital, tax compliance, and turn-around company advancement.

 

“The team at Colligan Law believes it is more important than ever to shine a light on Upstate New York as a great place to start and grow a business,” said David J. Colligan, Esq., partner at Colligan Law, and Chairman of Launch New York. “We have the resources, talent, ideas, and friendly living environments that are attractive to entrepreneurs of all ages, experience levels, and demographics.”