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Seneca Nation Unveils Buffalo Creek Casino Design

Seneca Nation Unveils Buffalo Creek Casino Design

New permanent casino planned to integrate with city’s waterfront

The Seneca Nation of Indians and Seneca Gaming Corp. today unveiled a re-designed $130 million Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino on the Nation’s 9.5 acre territory here.

The project, due to finish in the summer of 2013, is expected to provide approximately 600 construction-period jobs. The completed casino will provide 500 direct jobs, including casino jobs and others directly related to the project, with a multiplier effect that will create another 500 jobs over time.

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On-Site Art-Making at Wilkeson Mansion to Support Community Preservation Efforts

On-Site Art-Making at Wilkeson Mansion to Support Community Preservation Efforts

Painting for Preservation will host an “Art-In” for artists and community members to create individual artwork at local historic landmark Wilkeson Mansion at 771 Busti Avenue in the Prospect Hill neighborhood near the Peace Bridge on Saturday, March 31st from 9:30am to 12:30pm.  The event will be documented via video; we invite you to come and share your stories and opinions about space. 

 

 Demolition of the building by the Buffalo and Fort Erie Public Bridge Authority (PBA), in defiance of its landmark status, is imminent. All seven homes on Busti owned by the PBA since 1995, including the 1863 Col. S. H. Wilkeson house, will be demolished for an expanded truck plaza, and adjacent 12 acre Duty Free Store.

2012 Dyngus Day Schedule Released

2012 Dyngus Day Schedule Released

BUFFALO, NEW YORK, March 28, 2012 – Dyngus Day Buffalo has released its schedule of official events and participating venues for Dyngus Day 2012. Western New York’s legendary post-Lenten party is expected to attract upwards of 100,000 participants at sites that feature live polka music, authentic Polish food & drink and pussy willows. The schedule, along with information on the annual Dyngus Day Parade and shuttle routes to official venues, is available on the web at www.DyngusDayBuffalo.com.

The Sketches: Live and Unplugged

The Sketches: Live and Unplugged

​"Music is extremely close to our hearts. It transcends all physical and spiritual barriers of caste, creed, religion or region and speaks the universal language of peace and love." - The Sketches ​Jamshoro, a city rich with Sindh culture, art, opottery, language, and poetry; as well as home to the River Indus, is the foundation behind the musical, spiritual and artistic inspiration of Saif Samejo and Naeem Shah: The Sketches. ​Saif and Naeem, true to their heritage, have revived forgotten melody and and folklore of Sindh. ​

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Kung Food is a Welcome Addition to Main Street

Kung Food is a Welcome Addition to Main Street

Last weekend some friends and I went out to lunch on a mission for some fried chicken.  We originally were planning on going to Nette’s Fried Chicken but unfortunately they were closed, so we had to make a change of plans at the last minute.  So after a quick audible, we went down the street to the newly opened Kung Food (in-between Shango and Ming Cafe), a Japanese/Thai restaurant that’s also serving Bubble Tea.  We walked into the cafe on a Sunday afternoon and found a nice sized crowd.  The owner greeted us immediately and was very friendly throughout our entire meal.  They were excited to see some new faces and were excited to talk about their new restaurant and what they are trying to offer to the downtown area.  They also offered a $1 discount for our orders if we

Working For Downtown - Brown Bag Lunch Series

Working For Downtown - Brown Bag Lunch Series

April 4th - Buffalo Building Re-Use Project.  Panel speakers will Laura Smith (BNP), Brendan Mehaffy (City of Buffalo), David Stebbins (BUDC)

 

The WFD Brown Bag Lunch Series is FREE and open to the public.

All Lunches are held from Noon - 1:00 p.m. in the Central Library (1 Lafayette Square, Central Meeting Room on the 2nd Floor).

 

RSVP required by the Friday prior to the event date. Bring your own lunch or order a box lunch ($10.00 cost).

To RSVP / order a box lunch, please contact Lynn Waclawek at lwaclawek@mtb.com or www.workingfordowntown.org

No Frills Buffalo Releases Poetry Collection and Introduces eBook Service

No Frills Buffalo Releases Poetry Collection and Introduces eBook Service

No Frills Buffalo, a publishing company founded by Mark Pogodzinski, has released a collection of poetry by Buffalo native Frederick E. Whitehead. 

“Orbs” is Whitehead’s third collection of poetry. It follows the 2009 release of “Songs/Cradled,” made up mostly of song lyrics written by Whitehead. This is the second edition of “Orbs;” the first edition was available in 2011 in eBook form only.