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Friends of Harmony Offer Singing Valentines

Friends of Harmony Offer Singing Valentines

Looking for an affordable and creative alternative to candy, jewelry and flowers for your sweetheart? Surprise them with a gift that they will cherish forever - a Singing Valentine. On February 12th, 13th and 14th, the Friends of Harmony, a local male a Capella chorus, will be sending authentic Barbershop Quartets to personally deliver Singing Valentines to people all over Western NY. The quartets, in full matching costume, will appear at homes, schools, restaurants and places of business to sing two love songs and to present a flower and a personalized Valentine along with a photo with the quartet commemorating the event all for just $45.00.

POTHOLE PATROL: Who's Got the Worst One?

POTHOLE PATROL: Who's Got the Worst One?

If you can safely take a photograph, send us a picture of the most devastating, rim-busting, hubcap-popping, alignment-wrecking pothole in your neighborhood. Let's see if we can find The Worst Pothole in All of WNY.

Be sure to include your name and the location of the pothole.

POTHOLE PATROL: Who's Got the Worst One?

POTHOLE PATROL: Who's Got the Worst One?

If you can safely take a photograph, send us a picture of the most devastating, rim-busting, hubcap-popping, alignment-wrecking pothole in your neighborhood. Let's see if we can find The Worst Pothole in All of WNY.

Be sure to include your name and the location of the pothole.

FOLLOW UP: Other Cities Do It, Why Can't We?

FOLLOW UP: Other Cities Do It, Why Can't We?

UPDATE DECEMBER 29: The New York Times published a feature story on Monday saying that the city of Madrid, Spain has committed nearly $5 billion to cover a misbegotten, 1970s-era riverfront highway with a park. (That's a 5 followed by 9 zeros, folks.) The story has links to other projects, like Chicago's Millennium Park, that represent courage in the face of adversity to invest in the future of a city. At a mere $140,000,000 (which may well have been an inflated sum), Buffalo's Towpath Park would have been a bargain.

Agree? Disagree? What other projects could Buffalo take on to restore its vitality? Add your comments below.

Other Cities Do It, Why Can't We?

Other Cities Do It, Why Can't We?

The post-World War II highway construction boom that blasted its way through urban American neighborhoods in the latter half of the 20th century achieved its goal of streamlining automotive traffic, all right, but it had unintended consequences as well. Divided neighborhoods, urban flight, lost waterfront access, degraded quality of life -- all these ills have been blamed on the transportation miracle that tied America together in a ribbon of asphalt.

Ellicott Creek Park in Buffalo, NY an Update

Parks can be a great place to take your children to for outdoor activities. The best part of about going to local parks is it is free and there is plenty of room to engage you children in fitness activities. About a year ago the writer did a story on local parks in Buffalo, NY and Ellicott Creek Park in Western, NY was mentioned in one of the articles.  Well, Ellicott Creek Park has a new addition added on to it, an outside fitness center that can help you in your efforts to get fit. The writer was there with his daughter a couple of days ago. The center is shaped in a circle with about 6 stations to work different muscle groups from your upper body to your lower body.  Some of the stations have adjustable weights built in to increase strength, resistance and stamina.

National Grid and Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus Form Unique Energy Partnership

National Grid and Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus Form Unique Energy Partnership

 

National Grid and Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus Form Unique Energy Partnership to Transform Campus and Surrounding Neighborhoods into a Global Leader in Energy Innovation

 

  • Community stakeholders to be engaged in project development.
  • Retrofit of century-old home will demonstrate compatibility of modern energy use with preservation of historic structures.
  • Medical campus expected to grow to 12,000 employees, with increased energy needs.  Partnership will help manage usage through new technologies, training.