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ART Community Dialog: The Voices of Western New York Artists

ART Community Dialog:  The Voices of Western New York Artists

In keeping with the mission statement of community support, American Repertory Theater of Western New York has created a website and Facebook Page dedicated to opening up online forums to discuss issues facing WNY Artists. This new Website Public Forum page is entitled "The Voices of Western New York Artists."

These public forums are designed for all members of WNY Cultural Groups, media, individual artists and anyone with an opinion that faces Artists in Western New York.

Those visiting The Voices of WNY Artists website and the Facebook page are encouraged to post opinions, offer links to blogs & websites, announce upcoming shows and, most importantly, utilize their voices for the sole purposes of creating dialog and being heard.

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Lists May 14 Activities

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Lists May 14 Activities

 

The Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market, a Western New York tradition featuring more than 30 vendors selling fresh, seasonal and local products, opened 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.

This Saturday, the unique entertainment group Pyromancy will perform from approximately 10 to 11:30 a.m., followed by the Hutch Tech Guitar Club from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Additionally, the market welcomes three community groups that will be distributing information about their organizations. Joining the market on May 14 will be representatives of Buffalo ReUse, Crisis Services and New York State Assemblyman Sam Hoyt’s office.

A new Electronic Benefit Transfer system is also in place at the market. The EBT system allows individuals and families receiving public assistance to purchase products from eligible market vendors. 

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.

The Frizlen Group to Receive Award for West Side Restoration Project

The Frizlen Group to Receive Award for West Side Restoration Project

The Frizlen Group, a Buffalo-based architectural firm specializing in urban restoration projects, property development and green architecture, has been chosen to receive a 2011 Preservation Award from Preservation Buffalo Niagara. The award, for rehabilitation/adaptive use, recognizes The Frizlen Group’s restoration project at 257 Lafayette Ave. in Buffalo.

Now known as 257 Lafayette Center, the structure was originally built in 1928 and for decades served Buffalo’s West Side as Annunciation School and later Catholic Academy. The building sat vacant for four-plus years, until business partners Karl Frizlen of The Frizlen Group and contractor Paul Johnson of Johnson & Sons transformed it into a mixed-use building housing 20 occupied apartments and several businesses. 

The award will be presented at the annual Preservation Buffalo Niagara luncheon to be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

"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.

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market to Open Saturday, May 7

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market to Open Saturday, May 7

?Several new vendors, talented local entertainers and an Electronic Benefit Transfer system will greet visitors to the Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market during the 2011 season. Already one of Western New York’s favorite annual traditions, the market opens for business on Saturday, May 7. Hours are 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday, rain or shine. 

The market features more than 30 vendors — including several with new product offerings — selling fruits, vegetables, baked goods, organics, fresh meat, cut flowers, wine, eggs, dairy, honey, cheese and much more in an open-air setting.

Pet Connection Volunteers to Promote Pet Safety at Buffalo Home & Garden Show

Pet Connection Volunteers to Promote Pet Safety at Buffalo Home & Garden Show

Volunteers from Pet Connection Programs Inc., a nonprofit maternity and special care shelter for dogs and cats located in Marilla, will be at the Buffalo Home & Garden Show March 4-6 and 11-13 at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center to share information on home and garden safety for your pets. Pet Connection was founded in 1984 and has placed thousands of animals into loving homes throughout Western New York.