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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.

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.

Turkish Culinary Art Classes @TCC Buffalo

Turkish Culinary Art Classes @TCC Buffalo

The Turkish Cooking Classes will start soon at the Turkish Cultural Center - Buffalo on 1517 Kenmore Avenue.

The classes will be held every other Wednesday between 6:00pm-8:00pm starting on March 16th 2011. There will be a total of 6 classes ending on May 25th. We will learn authentic Turkish recipes, prepare & cook them all together during the classes, and of course taste them at the end!

Competition BBQ Cooking Class with International BBQ Instructors

Competition BBQ Cooking Class with International  BBQ Instructors

BBQ Cooking Class

Saturday, April 16 · 8:00am - 5:00pm


Location Artisan Kitchens & Bath
200 Amherst Street
Buffalo, NY 14207

Smokin' Eagles BBQ joins forces with Artisan Kitchen and Baths to present a BBQ cooking class with BBQ legend Rocky Danner, Jeff Danner and Danny Montgomery.

Saturday APRIL 16,2011 to be held at Artisan Kitchen and Bath, 200 Amherst Street, Buffalo, NY 14207

Artisan Kitchens and Baths at Appliance Associates is Western New York's premier Kitchen and Bath design showroom and home to Buffalo's own Nickel City Chef Competition.

This day long class will feature International BBQ Instructor "Rocky" Danner along with Jeff Danner and Danny Montgomery in a day long session to learn the preparation of the four most popular BBQ competition meat categories of Chicken, Ribs, Pork and Brisket.

Space is limited so register early. Registrations MUST be postmarked by April 2nd if registering by mail.

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.