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Friends of Harmony to Perform Free Concert on 9/10 at Buffalo River Fest Park

Friends of Harmony to Perform Free Concert on 9/10 at Buffalo River Fest Park

The Friends of Harmony, WNY's premier male a cappella group, will perform a free concert at Buffalo's River Fest Park on Tuesday evening at 7:00 on September 10th.  Enjoy the songs from your favorite Hollywood movie in 4-part barbershop style harmony.  The show will culminate with a musical salute to the US Armed Forces for the brave work they do protecting us both at home and abroad.  For more information about this and other upcoming Friends of Harmony performances, contact Don Ehrenreich at (716) 573-5911.

Riverside Farmers' Market Kicks Off Sunday, July 14

Riverside Farmers' Market Kicks Off Sunday, July 14

The new Riverside Farmers’ Market will kick off this Sunday, July 14, featuring fresh produce, homemade jams, jellies and sauces, goat milk products (from cheeses to soap!), and much more. Sponsored by Black Rock-Riverside Neighborhood Housing Services and Councilmember Joseph Golombek’s office, the market will run every Sunday from 9 a.m. to noon until September 29.

Riverside Park is one of Buffalo’s Frederick Law Olmsted-designed parks, and in the summer is one of the city’s most vibrant outdoor areas. The Riverside Farmers’ Market’s sponsors are committed to helping it become a sustainable source of healthy, local food that will contribute to the vitality of the northwestern neighborhoods of Buffalo.

Grisanti And Ryan: Bill to Increase Funding for Scajaquada Creek Restoration Signed Into Law

Grisanti And Ryan: Bill to Increase Funding for Scajaquada Creek Restoration Signed Into Law

New York State Senator Mark Grisanti (R,I- Buffalo) and New York State Assemblyman Sean Ryan (D,WF- Buffalo) announced today that legislation they sponsored in the Senate and Assembly has passed and been signed into law by Governor Cuomo. The legislation (S2075, A836) adds Scajaquada Creek to the state list that defines inland waterways.


 

Prior to this new law, the list did not include Scajaquada Creek, which meant it was not eligible for state and federal grants under the New York State Environmental Protection Fund's Local Waterfront Revitalization Program (EPF-LWRP). Adding Scajaquada Creek to this list will allow funding from the EPF-LWRP to be used to improve water quality and assist with clean-up efforts along the creek.


 

Senator Grisanti's Bill Designates Pedestrian Bridge 'Scajaquada 9/11 Memorial Bridge'

Senator Grisanti's Bill Designates Pedestrian Bridge 'Scajaquada 9/11 Memorial Bridge'

Senator Mark Grisanti (R, I-60) announced passage of bill that amends the highway law to designate the bridge that crosses over Route 198 into Delaware Park that connects Nottingham Terrace with Hoyt Lake in the City of Buffalo as "Scajaquada 9/11 Memorial Bridge."
 
The renaming of the bridge - approved with the passage of Senate Bill 1599 - culminated the efforts of local community activists who have been working on this project for over two years as part of their ongoing efforts to have a memorial in the city that honors people who were killed in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

Stars Along Scajaquada

Stars Along Scajaquada

On Saturday, May 18 the Historic Preservation Committee of the Black Rock-Riverside Good Neighbor Planning Alliance will hold a War of 1812 event titled STARS ALONG SCAJAQUADA.

Ryan Wants Urban Land Institute to Help Plan Children’s Hospital Relocation

Ryan Wants Urban Land Institute to Help Plan Children’s Hospital Relocation

A Statement Released by New York State Assemblyman Sean Ryan 

BUFFALO – On Wednesday, February 13,  New York State Assemblyman Sean Ryan called on Kaleida Health to engage the Urban Land Institute to help guide the process for determining what can be done with the current Women and Children’s Hospital campus located in Buffalo’s Elmwood Village.

Women and Children’s Hospital will move to a new location at the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus by December of 2015 and will be renamed the John R. Oshei Children’s Hospital.

Ryan held a public meeting last month to hear community ideas for what should be done when the current Women and Children’s Hospital campus becomes vacant. Many attendees urged continued public involvement and outside ideas to determine the future of the hospital.

First Phase Of Redevelopment Of Richardson Olmsted Complex In Buffalo Announced

First Phase Of Redevelopment Of Richardson Olmsted Complex In Buffalo Announced

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the Richardson Center Corporation (RCC) today announced the first phase of redevelopment of the Richardson Olmsted Complex, a National Historic Landmark in Buffalo. The state support for the redevelopment of the 19th century complex will leverage private investment and create over 500 construction jobs and up to 90 permanent full-time jobs.

The iconic Towers Administration Building and two adjacent ward buildings – about one-third of the 480,000 square foot, 140 year old complex – will be recreated as a boutique hotel, event and conference space and Buffalo Architecture Center. Lieutenant Governor Robert Duffy announced an architect team, hotel operator and construction manager that will undertake the transformation of this iconic landmark today at a press conference.