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Annual South Buffalo Alive Garden Tour Set for July 19

Annual South Buffalo Alive Garden Tour Set for July 19

 

South Buffalo Alive’s 15th annual Garden Tour, showcasing approximately 50 beautiful properties throughout South Buffalo and the Old First Ward neighborhood, will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, July 19. 

The Garden Tour includes a wide variety of homes and businesses showcasing amazing gardens, landscaping and other outdoor features. There are several first-time stops on this year’s self-guided tour, according to South Buffalo Alive’s Marge Ryan. 

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Explore Buffalo Launches New Bus Tours

Explore Buffalo Launches New Bus Tours

 

Explore Buffalo, a nonprofit organization providing tours and other opportunities where guests can discover Buffalo’s great architecture, history and neighborhoods, has announced a schedule of specialty bus tours.

Buffalo Highlights by Bus: Historic Treasures

July 10 & 11, 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Tickets: $25, students and season pass holders $20

Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman LLP moving to top floors of landmark downtown office building

Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman LLP moving to top floors of landmark downtown office building

 

Law firm which is celebrating its 50th anniversary moving to north tower at Key Center at Fountain Plaza to accommodate significant growth

Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman LLP officially announced today that the law firm is moving its offices to the top two floors in the north tower at Key Center at Fountain Plaza.  The firm anticipates moving into its new reconfigured space on the 16th and 17th floors in January 2016.  The law firm is currently located at 665 Main Street.

Summer 2015 – CanAm Border Travel Tips

Summer 2015 – CanAm Border Travel Tips
Today, in anticipation of the Canada Day and Independence Day holidays and busy summer travel season, the Buffalo and Fort Erie Public Bridge Authority (Peace Bridge Authority) provided information for travelers crossing the U.S./Canada border in the Buffalo Niagara region:
   
  • If travelling with children less than 16 years of age who are not part of your immediate family, obtain and carry a parental note of permission regarding cross-border travel. The note should include each child’s parental contact information and telephone numbers.
     
  • Other than essential luggage or vacation supplies, empty your trunk before the trip. Additional belongings in your car may add time to your crossing, as border officers may perform a visual inspection of the belongings in your car.
     
  • Turn off radios and cell phones when approaching the inspection booths and speaking with officers.

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$4.5M Renovation of Rainbow Bridge Bus Inspection Facility Complete

$4.5M Renovation of Rainbow Bridge Bus Inspection Facility Complete

Today the Niagara Falls Bridge Commission (NFBC) announced that construction work related to the renovation of the Rainbow Bridge Canadian plaza bus processing facility has been completed. This project encompassed a series of infrastructure enhancements, additional bus queuing and processing space, exterior canopy modifications, relocation of existing boilers, shifting of the Canada-bound Currency Exchange, and additional secondary inspection parking capacity.

“This $4.5 million expansion enhances the overall bridge capacity and Canada Border Services Agency’s ability to efficiently process the many motor coaches that cross the Rainbow Bridge into Niagara Falls, Canada on a daily basis,” said NFBC Chair Kathleen Neville. “The expansion and enhancements to the bus inspection area were critically important to the hotels, restaurants, wineries and the Niagara Parks, which rely heavily on visitors to support their operations and the local economy.”

‘Double Up Food Bucks’ Returns to Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market on July 4

‘Double Up Food Bucks’ Returns to Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market on July 4

 

The popular Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market, featuring nearly 40 vendors selling fresh, seasonal and local produce and products, continues on Saturday, July 4. Hours at the open-air market, a program of the Elmwood Village Association, are 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday, rain or shine, through November. 

The “Double Up Food Bucks” program is back for a second season and will be available at the market from July 4 through the end of October. The program provides low-income individuals who receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits with a $1 for $1 match (up to $20) to purchase fresh, locally-grown fruits and vegetables. Please visit the Elmwood Village Association table at the market for details. 

Dune buggy inventor visits ship that saved his life in WWII


BUFFALO, NY - Despite the rainy weather Saturday, Buffalo was feeling some good vibrations from the Golden State this weekend. That's because of one historical vehicle and the man behind who was in town to explore a historical connection he has to this area.

The vehicle is the Meyers Manx dune buggy, the iconic beach buggy that captured America's heart in the wild and wooly 1960s. Bruce Meyers of California is the man who came up with the idea of applying the brightly painted fiberglass bodies to the welded steel buggies used in sand and surf communities.

The 89-year-old artist is obviously proud of his fun cartoon-type creation that symbolized his breakin'-all-the-rules attitude.