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Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Celebrates Opening Day May 7

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Celebrates Opening Day May 7

The Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market, a Western New York tradition featuring more than 30 vendors selling fresh, seasonal and local products, opens for the 2011 season on Saturday, May 7. Hours at the open-air market are from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, rain or shine.

Local singer/guitarist Kate Shaffer will kick off the market’s entertainment schedule, performing from approximately 10 to 11:30 a.m. At 10:15 a.m., a special presentation will honor the winner of the market’s 2011 poster competition, JoAnn Andolina of Williamsville.

Additionally, the market welcomes three local nonprofit organizations who will be distributing information about their organizations.

Young Savers Get Rewarded

Young Savers Get Rewarded

Are your kids on the right track to financial independence?

For many of today's young adults, that goal is still a long way off. Forty-one percent of parents still provide some level of financial support to their children ages 23 to 28.

May Day-Themed Family Day at the Historical Society

May Day-Themed Family Day at the Historical Society

The Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society announces its first 2011 Family Day, presented with generous support from Northwest Buffalo Community Center.

Join us at this marvelous May Day celebration; all ages are welcome to come and enjoy.

"Fair Housing Fair" April 30 Celebrates Fair Housing Month With Workshops, Prizes

"Fair Housing Fair" April 30 Celebrates Fair Housing Month With Workshops, Prizes

In honor of Fair Housing Month, the West Side Housing Partnership will host a Community Fair Housing Fair Saturday, April 30 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at The Belle Center. The fair will feature free workshops and raffle prizes, refreshments and a host of information on fair housing issues. Council Member David Rivera, a member of the Partnership, will speak on fair housing issues.

Free "Sound of Music" Screening at Shea's

Free "Sound of Music" Screening at Shea's

Buffalo, NY – Perry’s Ice Cream FREE FAMILY FILM SERIES at Shea’s Performing Arts Center provides free family-oriented movies to the general public.  The 20th Annual Film Series continues on Sunday, April 17, at 2 p.m. (doors open at 1 p.m.) with a free screening of THE SOUND OF MUSIC. 

Free tickets are available NOW at the Shea’s Ticket Office (Mon.-Fri.: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sat.: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.) and approximately one week prior to the film date at Wegmans Customer Service Desks (Erie/Niagara counties). Entrance to the theatre is available through Pearl St. and Main St.  Movie tickets/seats available on a first-come, first-serve basis only.  

Movie Synopsis: In 1930's Austria, a young woman named Maria is failing miserably in her attempts to become a nun.

Returning to Neighborhood Schools

Returning to Neighborhood Schools

Common Council of the City of Buffalo

Returning to Neighborhood Schools

By: James N. Jackson

Despite some of the highest spending per pupil in the region, the City of Buffalo’s schools suffer from low achievement and are consistently among the lowest producing schools in New York State. The overall graduation rate in the City is around 60 percent, and amongst boys, only 25-33 percent of black males and only 55 percent of white males finish school.  Students who drop out of school are more likely than their peers who graduate to be unemployed, live in poverty, receive public assistance, be incarcerated in prison, have health problems, divorce, and be single parents with children who drop out of high school themselves.

5th Annual Buffalo Enviro-Fair to Take Over Niagara Square

5th Annual Buffalo Enviro-Fair to Take Over Niagara Square