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The Historic Buffalo River Tour's 26th Season Commences July 4th

The Historic Buffalo River Tour's 26th Season Commences July 4th

The Historic Buffalo River Tour - Bringing You Buffalo's Waterfront History for 26 Years!

   Looking for something to do on the waterfront this summer?  The Industrial Heritage Committee, Inc. is announcing it’s 2011 schedule for The Historic Buffalo River Tour. This unique boat tour has been educating sell out crowds for 26 years now, covering the history, architecture, and technology of the grain elevators, flour mills, and other industries along the Buffalo River, along with a general history of the inner harbor area, current events reflected in the news and more. It also provides a great perspective of the greenspace and natural beauty of the Buffalo River, and potential re-use ideas for the elevators not operational at this time. Photographs, maps and video are on display to further enhance this unique educational experience suitable for all ages. 

Cool Cats Weekend at The Buffalo Zoo

Cool Cats Weekend at The Buffalo Zoo

Celebrate a "purrrfect" weekend, and come to the Buffalo Zoo to see our fine felines in action! Enjoy enrichment for the animals and keeper talks about our servals, lions, tigers and snow leopards. The event runs from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. and is free with Zoo admission. Please call the Events Coordinator at (716) 995-6133 for more information.

Alonzo C. Mather & Buffalo's "Signature Bridge" - 1893

Alonzo C. Mather & Buffalo's "Signature Bridge" - 1893

 "Half the wealth of the continent is wasted in allowing  the energy stored in the Great Lakes to run as waste through the Niagara River."

  For a number of years Alonzo C. Mather has held the idea that the rush of water in the Niagara River off the City of Buffalo can furnish a great deal of motive power. Many citizens of Buffalo had the same idea, and years ago they offered a prize of $100,000 for a practical method of utilizing this motive power, but nothing came of it. Mr. Mather did not hold out for the prize. He is a man of means, and he offered to test his idea himself, paying all the expense for such test, and finally, on top of that, if his scheme proves practical, to pay to the city a percentage of the revenue derived from it.

NYPA Greenway Fund to Hold Open Meeting to Review Projects Submitted for Funding.

NYPA Greenway Fund to Hold Open Meeting to Review Projects Submitted for Funding.

The Buffalo and Erie County Greenway Fund Standing Committee will hold a meeting on Tuesday, March 1, at 4:30 p.m. at the Marcy Casino, Hoyt Lake at Delaware Park in Buffalo. The meeting is open to the public and the agenda will include the review of projects that have been submitted for funding.

Representatives for each project will be given the opportunity to make a short presentation, however, there will not be any funding decisions made at the meeting. Funding will be announced at a future meeting, currently scheduled for March 29, 2011.

The projects scheduled to be reviewed include:

Town of Grand Island: Scenic Woods—Bicentennial Park Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservacy: Riverside Park—River Rock Gardens Rehabilitation Project
City of Buffalo: Tifft Street Pier  
Friends of the Cotter: Fireboat Edward M.

City Hosting Green Code Workshops

City Hosting Green Code Workshops

The City of Buffalo is hosting free community workshops surrounding its proposal to create a Green Code for the city.  The code represents a new zoning ordinance for the city bringing it into the 21st century.

The plan calls for developing common themes for neighborhoods and regulating what land owners can and cannot do with their property. New rules are being called for as well to reduce energy use and improve neighborhoods for the future.

Workshops will be held in all major neighborhoods in the city at the times and locations below:

February 28, 6:30-9:00PM- Hutch Tech High School, 230 S.

Richardson Olmsted Complex January 26th Public Meeting

Richardson Olmsted Complex January 26th Public Meeting

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Please join the Richardson Center Corporation on Wednesday, January 26, 6:00 pm at Rockwell Hall Performing Arts Center for an informational and interactive meeting on the Richardson Olmsted Complex South Lawn. 

The South Lawn will be a welcoming landscape for public enjoyment. As an important component of the Master Plan Core Project, the South Lawn landscape, circulation and entry encompasses a 4 acre area between the Towers Building and Forest Avenue. The design plans carry out a contemporary interpretation of the Olmsted design for new and existing users.  

At the meeting, plans for this $4 million construction project will be unveiled and the community will have the opportunity for discussion. Updates on the Master Plan, stabilization, parking relocation, ownership and implementation schedule will also be presented.  Questions? Call (716) 849-6070 or email.

Kite Boarding at the Buffalo Outer Harbor

Kite Boarding at the Buffalo Outer Harbor

Here is a great way to make outdoor activities in WNY a truly year-round experience. Check out this local company who knows how to take full advantage of our "breezy" waterfront. 

More images from this event can be found here.